Forgiveness

Forgiveness

May 1, 2021
Why Go To Mass?

Why Go To Mass?

April 24, 2021
To Be or Not To Be: Wonderfully Made

To Be or Not To Be: Wonderfully Made

April 17, 2021
Caffeine Generation: Energy Drinks… Really?

Caffeine Generation: Energy Drinks… Really?

April 11, 2021
What Good Is Prayer?

What Good Is Prayer?

August 9, 2020

Putting God First

August 2, 2020
Is There a God

Is There a God

July 26, 2020

In Trouble with the Law

July 21, 2020
Proclaiming the Good News in Creative Ways

Proclaiming the Good News in Creative Ways

September 29, 2011
Desert Spirituality

Desert Spirituality

February 17, 2012
Solid as a Rock: Solid in Your Faith

Solid as a Rock: Solid in Your Faith

April 9, 2013
Rising From Rejection

Rising From Rejection

July 23, 2017
Runaway Teens

Runaway Teens

December 18, 2016
Oh Come Let Us Adore HIM!

Oh Come Let Us Adore HIM!

December 25, 2016
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

May 1, 2021
Being Poor in Spirit

Being Poor in Spirit

March 26, 2011

 

The Third Commandment tells us to “keep holy the Sabbath.” For Catholics, this includes attending Sunday Mass. Some of us may ask, “Do we really need to go every Sunday?  Isn’t praying at home good enough?”  But God wants us there every Sunday because He loves us and wants us to be one with HIM through Holy Communion, the Bread of Life.  There is a place set for each of us at the table and each time we go to Mass gives us a chance to feed our souls.  With special guests from Hero Youth Group, Holy Eucharist Church, Tabernacle, New Jersey

 

When we read Psalm 139 we are reminded that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Each one of us is unique and possesses something that is wonderful and admirable. But, unfortunately, high school can really challenge that idea. Peer pressure and popularity make it seem as though being a “certain way” is the only way to be. Our true self — with our unique personalities, likes and dislikes, quirks and talents — is a wonderful thing that shouldn’t be changed to fit someone else’s idea of being a teenager. How does your faith help you to stay true to who God wants you to be?

 

Are the energy drinks that are loaded with caffeine really worth it? Do they really give us energy? Are they healthy? What are the risks? What does this have to do with our faith? The Catechism reminds us that “Life and physical health are precious gifts entrusted to us by God. We must take reasonable care of them.” Taking reasonable care, among other things, can mean getting plenty of sleep, eating well, and exercising. It also can mean that we must make good and healthy decisions. Do we really need all that caffeine and what are some other alternatives to getting an energy boost?