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Going back to Mass - what should I do?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Called2Grace, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Called2Grace

    Called2Grace My body, my birth my choice! Supporter

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    I have been away from the church for a while now, and would like to return to Mass.
    I'm not sure if I should wait and speak to a priest first for reconciliation or if it is ok to go back before that?
     
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  2. Virgil the Roman

    Virgil the Roman Young Fogey & Monarchist-Distributist . . .

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    Get to confession ASAP; and start going to Mass regularly. Start going to mass, when you next get the chance; you won't regret coming back! I'm glad that I did! :thumbsup:


    I'll pray for you!
    :crossrc:
     
  3. Called2Grace

    Called2Grace My body, my birth my choice! Supporter

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    Thankyou. I am hoping to speak to a priest tomorrow before work, so I maybe able to arrange something.

    That way I can go to Mass this Sunday. I'm very excited about going back, but am a little nervous about it.

    I've been through a similar period before, and when I spoke to the priest then about it he was very supportive. He told me not to let embarrassment stop me from returning and that God would always take me back so to speak.

    In the meantime while I wait, I am reconnecting through prayer. I just feel such a sense of relief. I can't believe I stayed away for so long.
    I didn't realise how much I missed the rosary. Holding it in my hands for the first time in ages made me cry.
     
  4. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote Supporter

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    Even non-Catholics can go to Mass. Anyone can go to Mass.

    If you are really uncomfortable, you might want to go to a few Masses with different priests or at different parishes to find a priest you will have a comfortable relationship with.

    But if the priest you spoke to the last time you were in this situation is still there, than you already know someone you feel comfortable with, and you can bypass that step.
     
  5. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    A good soulful confession really does a body good. And I am happy for you... to feel the depth of His calling you home...His yearning for your return.

    Come home, and be at peace.
    Pray the St Micheal the Arch Angel prayer often, and to the Holy Spirit to guide you.

    :hug:
     
  6. Ave Maria

    Ave Maria Ave Maria Gratia Plena

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    It's ok to go back before you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation but do not receive the Eucharist until after you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Anyway, welcome back! :clap:
     
  7. Winter

    Winter Jesus, let it be ok

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    I am happy for you. :hug: It is true what they say - the Lord guides us back home. May God bless you.
     
  8. Rhamiel

    Rhamiel Member of the Round Table

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    you can go back to mass anytime, but you need to go to confession before you can take communion
    i am glad you are comeing back sister
     
  9. Called2Grace

    Called2Grace My body, my birth my choice! Supporter

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    I'm really looking forward to it. But I'm nervous about seeing the priest.

    Thank you for all your kind words.
     
  10. helenofbritain

    helenofbritain St Mary MacKillop of the Cross, pray for us

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    Is Fr Kevinstill at Kurri Kurri? Cos he's one of the nicest priests in our diocese!

    You don't need to make an appointment - just turn up to parish confession on Saturday morning (the bulletin should tell you when exactly).

    Also, remember in confession you're not going to see a priest - you're going to see Jesus. And He already knows exactly how you're feeling :)

    Hope all is will with you and the little ones Michelle :hug:
     
  11. Krentis

    Krentis Active Member

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    Confession is ALWAYS a good, no great, thing....but it may or may not be necesarry before recieving the Eucharist depending on your unique circumstances. In any event, you are welcome at Mass no matter the state of your soul or the amount of faith you can muster up.
     
  12. Called2Grace

    Called2Grace My body, my birth my choice! Supporter

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    I'm not sure about fr Kevin. Will have to check. I'm working in kurri fri so will call in after work and see who is there.

    I know that reconciliation is usually on at kurri on a sat afternoon. At cessnock I think it is on Sat morning, but I don't even know where the confessionals are at cessnock! :)
     
  13. Rebekka

    Rebekka meow meow meow meow meow meow

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    Welcome back! Good to see you here again. :)
     
  14. MoNiCa4316

    MoNiCa4316 Totus Tuus

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    Welcome back! :hug::hug::hug:I hope everything goes well.. that is wonderful that you want to return! I felt such a relief too when I decided to finally convert..haha.. Prayers for you... keep us updated :thumbsup:
     
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