Yes a lot of young go to mass on sat night at our parish, before heading off to the boozer!
I think Mass is one of the most amazing experiences on Earth- closest we can get to God!
A good homily inspires me for the week, brings the Gospel alive and to the modern day.
Why arent we on the Soc list yet?
Has shinytoy not registered us?
Hmm regarding pilgramages to Lourdes, what do you guys think about the fact that you are more likely to get sick than healed by going to Lourdes?
I find your comment rpotter highly disrespectful and irreverent as it plays upon people's ailments!
If you do not accept Lourdes, or anything else to do with the Catholic Church then don't bother spending time on this section of the forum.
hi....i was brought up catholic....my mums catholic and my dads cofe...im still sort of deciding which im gonna be really....i got to a cofe church with my friends at uni but still go to the catholic church with my mum at home sometimes.....i went to a catholic convent primary and secondary schools....just wanted to post to say...ive been to Lourdes to...i went as a helper for HCPT..handicapped childrens pilgrimage trust....it was a lovely rewarding experience and loads of fun...i dont know what on earth rpotter is on about...as most of the children i went with were born with their disabilities...or otherwise problems like cancer.....but they still are inspiring little rays of sunshine....most of the time..lol..its tiring work too....but to everyone going to lourdes this summer have loads of fun....and anyone thinking bout going to lourdes...think about going with HCPT...they go at about easter time..i heard of it through my school but there were volunteers of all ages..i was the youngest at 17 in a group (not directly connected with my school) with volunteers up to those in their 50s.....but the other group from my school were all people in the year above me. ...also ive been to aylesford priory.....i always like going to quiet retreat type places like that....i wish there was more......they just feel so holy and beautiful......
also refering to a conversation a few pages ago....i think although the catholic church should stick to the bible etc. maybe it should think about moving with the times...after all i thought that was one of the things jesus taught us......like he said dont stick to every letter of the law type thing.....but obviously i can understand peoples concerns that moving with the times could mean loss of some important values....hmmmm its a tricky one really
what are u on about rpotter...how is that a fact.....i think you are gonna need to provide more evidence about your "fact"......seeing as its nonsense.....lourdes is such an amazing and holy place....u feel great/more relaxed or whatever..when u get back....thats makes u less likely to get ill....and u cant say u catching things off all the "ill" cause as far as i know u cant catch stuff like downs syndrome (chromosomal defect) etc...
rpotter- it is an assertion, not fact
Nope there was a study (cant find it atm, will post it when/if I can) that showed that you were more likely to catch an illness that proved fatal whilst there than you were to be cured. Basically becuse many of the people who visit there are very weak, even a small illness can prove to be fatal, and lourdes isnt exactly a sterilised environment with so many people about. Of course I'm not talking about catching things like cancer or downs syndrome, sorry I should have explained myself better.