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new and have a few questions =)
« on: October 16, 2009, 06:35:41 PM »
of course i want to say hello to everyone on here! my name is jessica and i just joined.
i have been "saved" for about 8 months now. i was once an atheist but am now a catholic. i truly love God and am excited to deepen my relationship with Him.
though i do have a few questions. i am ready to start attending church and have found the one i will be attending...but how do i go about this? can i just walk in and attend mass? and what are some guidelines i should know before doing this?
any advice is greatly appreciated  ::smile::

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new and have a few questions =)
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 07:03:36 PM »
of course i want to say hello to everyone on here! my name is jessica and i just joined.
i have been "saved" for about 8 months now. i was once an atheist but am now a catholic. i truly love God and am excited to deepen my relationship with Him.
though i do have a few questions. i am ready to start attending church and have found the one i will be attending...but how do i go about this? can i just walk in and attend mass? and what are some guidelines i should know before doing this?
any advice is greatly appreciated  ::smile::



A most warm welcome to you, Jessica!  We are so grateful you are here and even more grateful that you are the Lord's now.

I wonder if you might want to post your question regarding attending the Catholic Church at this link...

http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/index.php/board,52.0.html

As far as deepening your relationship with the Lord, please feel free to post in the general topics discussion or Theology...moderator?  I love to talk about that with others...but I am not Catholic...

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 07:11:16 PM »
Hi, it's good to make sure what ppl believe is really in God's Word, the Bible.

'There is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.' 1 Tim. 2.5

'By grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.' (Ephesians 2.8,9)

May God bless your careful reading of His Word!

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Re: new and have a few questions =)
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 07:13:42 PM »
of course i want to say hello to everyone on here! my name is jessica and i just joined.
i have been "saved" for about 8 months now. i was once an atheist but am now a catholic. i truly love God and am excited to deepen my relationship with Him.
though i do have a few questions. i am ready to start attending church and have found the one i will be attending...but how do i go about this? can i just walk in and attend mass? and what are some guidelines i should know before doing this?
any advice is greatly appreciated  ::smile::



A most warm welcome to you, Jessica!  We are so grateful you are here and even more grateful that you are the Lord's now.

I wonder if you might want to post your question regarding attending the Catholic Church at this link...

http://www.gracecentered.com/christian_forums/index.php/board,52.0.html

As far as deepening your relationship with the Lord, please feel free to post in the general topics discussion or Theology...moderator?  I love to talk about that with others...but I am not Catholic...


oh i am so sorry! i havent gotten the hang of the boards yet...wasnt sure where to ask those questions! thank you very much for the link and the welcome!

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 07:15:45 PM »
...and remember, not all on these boards look to the Bible as our final authority. But it's in the Bible that we get what we should believe.

God bless His Word to you.

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 07:30:23 PM »

oh i am so sorry! i havent gotten the hang of the boards yet...wasnt sure where to ask those questions! thank you very much for the link and the welcome!

Oh, dear heart...No need to apologize...  ::groupprayer::

Again, I am so glad you are here  ::kissing::

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 08:40:13 PM »

Dear all_new_me, I moved your question to the Catholic forum as this forum has those with knowledge to help you. You are more than welcome to any portion of the forums, and I am pleased to welcome you. May God bless your stay with us.

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 11:14:57 AM »
Hello  all_new-me,

Glad that you took the big step. Congradulations! May our Lord Jesus Christ be Praised: Now and Forever, Amen.  Our Lord has called you into His Church during Month of the Most Holy Rosary, so I would suggest visiting the church early before Mass and find the Grotto of our Lady, the Virgin Mary. Kneel before it and thank God for being chosen as one of Jesus's flock. If you don't have a Rosary, at least say one Hail Mary.  You can visit your local Bible Book store first, and purchase Catholic Prayer Cards to help you get started.  These are small cards the size of playing cards.  The Hail Mary and Our Father Prayers would be good for starters.

This site will explain how to enter a Catholic Church before Mass:

http://www.grigaitis.net/?doc=articles/guide/entering.html#entering

Also, here is the Fatima Prayer that is very popular and you will pray it quite often during the Rosery.  It's a short little prayer that is easy to memorize, and it will get you started. 



Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. Amen.



    
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Re: new and have a few questions =)
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009, 08:29:53 PM »
I am not Catholic.  However, as a former atheist myself I say praise God.  I wish you well in your walk with God.