Oftentimes we are so bombarded by the world around us that we forget that we need to sit down and pray in order to center ourselves again in God.
In this episode, we are going to be going over the basics of prayer and how to make prayer a part of your everyday life!
We will be talking about:
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
2559 "Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God."2 But when we pray, do we speak from the height of our pride and will, or "out of the depths" of a humble and contrite heart?3 He who humbles himself will be exalted;4 humility is the foundation of prayer, Only when we humbly acknowledge that "we do not know how to pray as we ought,"5 are we ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. "Man is a beggar before God."6
2560 "If you knew the gift of God!"7 The wonder of prayer is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water: there, Christ comes to meet every human being. It is he who first seeks us and asks us for a drink. Jesus thirsts; his asking arises from the depths of God's desire for us. Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God's thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.8
2561 "You would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."9 Paradoxically our prayer of petition is a response to the plea of the living God: "They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water!"10 Prayer is the response of faith to the free promise of salvation and also a response of love to the thirst of the only Son of God.11
Today we are going to be discussing the Sacrament of Confirmation and what it is!
We are going to be talking about what a Sacrament is, what Holy Oil is, and what it means spiritually when you get Confirmed!
What steps can you talk to find out who your patron saint is?
What can we do to become closer acquainted to the saints?
In this podcast I will be going over how to find your patron saint and how to become friends with the saints!
Make sure to e-mail me at Joanna@ststephencatholic.org if you have any questions and feel free to leave us a message. We would love to hear from you.
Enjoy! Let me know what you think.
Welcome to our very first Youth Ministry Podcast episode!
This is Joanna Jewell, your friendly, neighborhood, Youth Minister.
Today we're going to be talking about how to deal with tough emotions.
The world right now is difficult to navigate and makes us unsure. How do we raise above these feelings of anxiety, depression, doubt, fear, and sadness when the world is falling apart?
Join us and let's talk about it!