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Thirsty Thursday: Evangelist Catholic

In Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Technology, What's Hot, Workin' Woman on 08/20/2015 at 08:00

The best Catholic💒 examples on Evangelism who I’ve observed have followed these guidelines on 📺EWTN

Be more Sacramental🍷

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Attend Mass💒 regularly

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Be an Engaged Catholic✌🏽

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Teach Sacramental instruction 📜

Catholics Come Home on EWTN

Thirsty Thursday: Eucharist Etiquette

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 06/25/2015 at 08:20

The Sacrament of Communion is powerful, as we Catholics who engage in the Eucharist are receiving

The Body and Blood of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

First Communion 2015

A few weeks ago, I celebrated the Corpus Christi (Most Precious Body and Blood) at my family’s Church, where our *Deacon’s homily prompted this post in which I’ll paraphrase his proclamation.

Deacon Dan’s Communion Checklist

  • Fall in line and remain in reverence ~ this is not a social gathering where we’re here to see what everybody’s wearing
  • Look at the host ~ don’t look away, as we’re receiving this Sacrament
  • Stay for the rest of the Mass ~ it’s not time for us to leave just to beat traffic

While these may seem like simple steps, the Deacon pointed out how some don’t put them into practice yet must be in play out of RESPECT.

One more rule of thumb: we must have a clear conscience when we receive Holy Communion ~ so regular confession is key.

Let us always celebrate this Fifth Luminous Mystery of the Rosary this way, as we receive our Daily Bread-turned into the Body of CHRIST.

Reverence Reference

* Vaughn, Dcn. Dan, MD. (2015, June 7). Homily: Most Precious Body and Blood (Corpus Christi) Mass. Holy Family Catholic Church.

Throwback Thirsty Thursday: Prayer Books 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Thirsty Thursday, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/18/2015 at 13:15

As a cradle 💒Catholic, I grew up with prayer🙏🏽 📖books, including the 💐Rosary🌹 📒guide …

 

During 🍀spring🌺 cleaning, I came across some of my religious childhood👧🏻 📚literature, including these pocket booklets!

May GOD☝🏽 bless you as we celebrate 👨🏻Father’s Day👔 & enter the 🌅summer🌼

Thirsty Thursday: Holy Family & Holy Trinity

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/04/2015 at 12:35

As a Catholic, I celebrate the 👪Holy Family:

 
My fellow faithful and I also believe in the 🙏🏽Holy Trinity:

 

With these higher☝🏽️ powers, I for one have my source of motivation. Therefore, I never waiver my

Thirsty Thursday: Evangelism

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/14/2015 at 08:25

🎈🎁 ¡Feliz 🎂Cumpleaños🍰 a mi querida Evie mañana! 🎊🎉

Aside from calling my co-minister, co-teacher and faithful friend in ☝️Christ, “Ms. Easygoing Evie” in R.E., I also refer to her as a EV for Evie the Evangelist.

I believe that she, her mother Maggie and Maggie’s Bestie Mary Ellen may practice all 4 signs of Dynamic Catholic, with the 4th being Evangelism. To me, I practice the first three:

  1. Prayer 🙏
  2. Study 📚
  3. Generosity 💸

Now I pursue to improve on my evangelistic efforts: to draw others to the faith.

Saint Pope JP2

😇Saint Pope John Paul II‘s (who would’ve turned 95 in four days) strength in his convictions opened up countless many Catholics’ minds💡 & hearts💖 to come back [†cross† from 🌴Brownsville Cathedral].

How do we bring people to our beautiful 💒Church?

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa restored faith in the poor and meek by helping and healing impoverished communities. This special Time issue dedicated to her was introduced by Rick Warren, who wrote The Purpose Driven Life.

Mary Ellen invites anybody and everybody to our Church and in fact influenced Evie’s family to return. Evie encourages others as well, and her approach is gentle in which those who come don’t feel forced or imposed. When we motivate someone, we want to empower👊 them, that they’re doing this on their own free will because our Christian convictions are deeply rooted on:

*Choice*

Virgin Mary

Our Blessed Mother the most Generous Mother & Ultiimate Evangelist: our last lesson for R.E., including the Virgin’s apparitions

Speaking of choice, I advocate LIFE and commend those who assume the Pro-LIFE position by choosing to accept the will of GOD.

Prince of Peace

Pro-LIFE: There shouldn’t be any other way.

Source

  • Kelly, M. (2012). The four signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How engaging 1% of Catholics could change the world. Cincinnati, OH: Beacon.

Thirsty Thursday: GT is for… 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/07/2015 at 08:20

Generosity with ☝️GOD’s🙏 💝gifts🎁

Time * Talent * Treasure

  • Volunteering our time⏰ and treasure to serving our Church💒 (mine is through ministry and teaching ~ photos below are of the Oblate Missions River Rocks that I brought back for my students)

  • Donating our treasure (i.e., money💸) through tithing💰

The Key to Happiness:

*STEWARDSHIP*

We can never give enough, so let’s start with gratitude and go on with a generous attitude!

Teacher Appreciation

🎓Teacher📚 🍎Appreciation🍏 💝Gifts💅 from Delightful💍 Dani👰

 Live for the sake of worship to serve those in need, rather than for the world to serve our own greed!

So far, our first two signs of Dynamic Catholicism have been:

  1. Prayer
  2. Study

Last but not least, we’ll explore the sign of:
*Evangelism*

The ☝️Ultimate👏 ✌️Evangelist🙏: Blessed Mother 🌹Mary: Fresh flowers💐 including from my Mom from my Dad‘s garden (2nd-to-right peach🍑 & center back pink🌷)

 Source

  • Kelly, M. (2012). The four signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How engaging 1% of Catholics could change the world. Cincinnati, OH: Beacon.

Thirsty Thursday: Religious Study

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/30/2015 at 08:00

Devout Catholics pray.🙏

 So do Dynamic Catholics, who also engage in the other three signs that include:

  • Study

According to Matthew Kelly (2012), reading👓 Catholic books📚 regularly draws us closer to our 🌞faith.

All it takes is just five pages📖 per day …

You’ll be amazed at how much you learn about our religion and answer such questions as:

  • Why do we practice certain rituals in Catholicism?
St. Pope JP2

One Catholic💒 worth studying is 😇 Saint Pope John Paul II (who passed away exactly a decade ago as of this month and has his 95th birthday next month) ~ who my parents visited in 🇮🇹Italy⛲️ during my dad’s USAF✈️ tour of Europe (where I was born in 🇩🇪Germany)!

As we reach our final moments on 🌍Earth🌏, we still won’t know EVERYTHING, but we can die⛪️ trying to absorb as much information as we can to bring us closer to His☝️ 👼Kingdom!

Saint Pope JP2

My St. Pope JP2 †cross† from 🌺Brownsville🌴 & the 🌹Rosary🌷 that he blessed⛲️ in Italy🇮🇹 from my CHRIST Bro Joe for my 🎈birthday🎁

#LifelongLearners✌️

Belated Earth Day

My little kiddos👼 learn and teach a great deal in 💒R.E.

 

Source

  • Kelly, M. (2012). The four signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How engaging 1% of Catholics could change the world. Cincinnati, OH: Beacon.

Thirsty Thursday: The Prayer Process

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/23/2015 at 08:15

Happy 🌍Earth🌎 🌏Day🌞 yesterday!

Earth Day 2005

Bishop Mike blesses the tree that he & Angelo Catholic School planted at Holy Angels Catholic Church, San Angelo, TX

The first sign of being a Dynamic Catholic is Prayer

We all pray differently in our daily lives, yet the practice that Matthew Kelly (2012) points out that can enhance our own communication with GOD is through our Examination of Conscience*, which we Catholics do before Confession, and we listen for His message.

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This hibiscus🌿 is starting to sprout its petals!🌺

Here, he goes through the steps of The Prayer Process:

  1. Gratitude
  2. Awareness
  3. Significant Moments
  4. Peace ✌
  5. Freedom
  6. Others
  7. Our Father 

 

Genesis 1:1

We opened our R.E. class with this simple reminder of the beginning…


*Now here are my Church’s Examination of Conscience:

The First 3 Commandments

  1. I am the LORD, your GOD; you shall have no other GODs besides Me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your GOD in vain.
  3. Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it Holy.
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Beautiful 💝gift🎁 from our special student Felicity

 

The 7 Deadly Sins (and their roots)

  • Anger (root: fear of forgiving)
  • Envy (root: fear of being powerless)
  • Lust (root: fear of being a child)
  • Pride (root: fear of submitting my will to another)
  • Gluttony (root: fear of mortification)
  • Sloth (root: fear of commitment)
  • Avarice (root: fear of detachment)
R.E.

🌍Earth🌎 Day: Delightful Dani shows off her giraffe after her interview, Faithful Felicity and I showcase our 💐plants🌾 + fellow *Dallas Cowboys* fan Amazing Adrian & I wave👋 like 😇St. Pope JPII!

Bibliography

  • Kelly, M. (2012). The four signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How engaging 1% of Catholics could change the world. Cincinnati, OH: Beacon.
  • *† ♥Sacred Heart Catholic Church. (n. d.) Examination of Conscience. Diocese of San Angelo

Thirsty Thursday: Dynamic Catholicism

In Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/16/2015 at 08:30

My 🍳Easter🐇 season read …

 

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic💒

  1. Prayer🙏
  2. Study📚
  3. Generosity🙌
  4. Evangelization😇

 

From the same author of Rediscovering Catholicism📖 that I read last year during Lent, Matthew Kelly conducted a 🔭study🔬, and according to his 📊results📈, only 7% master ALL of the Above. I’d like to become part of that 📉statistic✅, and as someone who demonstrates the top three, I also pursue to practice the fourth by bringing more people to the faith and increasing that percentage.

Key points that I’ve found here so far that confirms my own actions include:

  • Intentionality ~ so I’m delighted that I’ve been on point with preventing distractions by disconnecting from my devices and social media to keep up with my prayers, priorities and practices!
  • Spiritual Health ~ in which Kelly includes a road behavior barometer as an indicator that makes sense of how our mood reflects our joy or discontent

☝️GOD bless you all!✌️

Source

  • Kelly, M. (2012). The four signs of a Dynamic Catholic: How engaging 1% of Catholics could change the world. Cincinnati, OH: Beacon.

Thirsty Holy Thursday: The Living Bread

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 04/02/2015 at 08:00

†GOD† ✌bless you✌ on this †Holy† Thursday!

As we observe The Last Supper, and as some candidates prepare for their First Communion, here is some inspiration: