The Catholic faith for me was at one point just a name. I called myself a Catholic, but didn’t live out the faith in my daily life. Being a part of St. Francis of Assisi is the best thing that has happened to me. This has impacted my life outside the church, as well as, what I want to do for my future career. Now, there are many parts about the Church that are very important, but I am going to focus on Confession. Confession is the key to the forgiveness of our sins. Truly trying to stay away from sinning is hard, but that is our goal as Catholics.
Everyone sins; it’s a part of our human nature because no one is perfect. We, as Catholics, believe that there are two main categories for sin, Mortal and Venial. Mortal sins are the bigger sins (ex: murdering someone) and Venial sins are the smaller, daily sins (ex: lying to a friend). These sins are defined in the Catechism. We sin every day and the best way to rid yourself from your sins is to go to Confession as often as you can.Read More
You feel empty and afraid
You’re surrounded by joy and love
You feel down and bitter
You’re in the midst of light and glitter
You want to cry and break
But there’s one person there who won’t allow you to fake
Where are we going?
Teens are smoking weed
They steal more than they need
Fourteen year olds are drinking
Our society is sinking
Boys are burning flesh away
It most certainly is not “Okay”
Parents constantly keep divorcing
Kids always get there way by forcing
Depression is like a common cold
Is this what we lived to see unfold
Teenagers are stealing their own life
In almost every backpack you’ll find a knife
In middle school the kids sell drugs
We need something stronger than a pull or tug
While our society is going down
Blades are shared all over town
It’s time to change and fix this world
We can make it better
We will make it better
And we will control where we are going
Image: Holding Together Ann Schmalstieg
Happy Solemnity of Christ the King!
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This year's new Confirmation Program is gonna be AWESOME. More info coming VERY soon.
Check out Catholic Speaker Chris Stefanick talking about the reasons for belief in God.
"Atheism is kinda like a flea not believing in the dog."
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Come join us for our Called and Sent Conference, put on by the Diocese of Fort Worth and St. Francis of Assisi Church July 16, 23, and 30 from 7:00-9:00pm. Everyone is welcome to an evening of music, speakers, and discussion.
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