I feel an Underwhelming sense of Love for God Now

Saturday 30, 2023: Saturday Vigil 5:00

This is where this night. I begged my parents to bring me on a Saturday to an English mass, since when I went with my grandma I don’t understand anything in Spanish. And so I walked in, and I sat down. I was early, and so I prayed the rosary until it started. What the father at my church talked about to me spoke to me greatly, and to the point I teared up.

He spoke about the Holy Family, specifically one of the forgotten ones: Joseph. Which was great obviously, I loved it. He said he was the head of the family, even though he was the only sinner in it. But that was not it. It was when he spoke that a family is supposed to be loving, and caring with each other. That children respect their parents and their parents love their children. And that we pray we have a family like that.

I come from a… good family. We all love each other, but my parents are not married and barely go to church which brings relationship problems and fights. Sometimes… physically, I’m afraid. Only about a few times a year, and it’s gotten a lot more better. But hearing this made me shed tears, knowing God will always be there. He knows my family is not so well off, but he loves us anyway… It made me feel good. I just wish I wasn’t alone at mass, but my family might come next Saturday since my mum works on Sunday in the morn. There was supposed to be a children’s Christmas play and hot cocoa with cookies later, but I got picked up to my disappointment. But this was amazing. I loved it! I can’t wait to start more and more of my Catholic journey!! (I gave it up as a child as of result of not going to church after a fight)

I doubt anyone read this, but God bless if you did!! Love y’all!

Phyllis <3

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I hope that you will meet friends at Mass who can be your church family. Families can be very disappointing. We cannit depend on them for [quote=“PhyllisBaker, post:1, topic:1192, full:true”]
Saturday 30, 2023: Saturday Vigil 5:00

This is where this night. I begged my parents to bring me on a Saturday to an English mass, since when I went with my grandma I don’t understand anything in Spanish. And so I walked in, and I sat down. I was early, and so I prayed the rosary until it started. What the father at my church talked about to me spoke to me greatly, and to the point I teared up.

He spoke about the Holy Family, specifically one of the forgotten ones: Joseph. Which was great obviously, I loved it. He said he was the head of the family, even though he was the only sinner in it. But that was not it. It was when he spoke that a family is supposed to be loving, and caring with each other. That children respect their parents and their parents love their children. And that we pray we have a family like that.

I come from a… good family. We all love each other, but my parents are not married and barely go to church which brings relationship problems and fights. Sometimes… physically, I’m afraid. Only about a few times a year, and it’s gotten a lot more better. But hearing this made me shed tears, knowing God will always be there. He knows my family is not so well off, but he loves us anyway… It made me feel good. I just wish I wasn’t alone at mass, but my family might come next Saturday since my mum works on Sunday in the morn. There was supposed to be a children’s Christmas play and hot cocoa with cookies later, but I got picked up to my disappointment. But this was amazing. I loved it! I can’t wait to start more and more of my Catholic journey!! (I gave it up as a child as of result of not going to church after a fight)

I doubt anyone read this, but God bless if you did!! Love y’all!

Phyllis <3
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No One is ever alone at the Mass,whether it is english or spanish…Continue praying the rosary,best thing you can do,it is a spiritual sword.Pray for guidance,find a bible study group.Will pray for you…

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Great idea to join a bible study and prayer groups. You will meet people who share your beliefs and then you can help your family find faith.

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Welcome to this community! Like you, I sobbed the first time I came back to Mass. I wasn’t sure if I would be welcomed back, but boy was I wrong. The joy I felt was so abundant. As I looked at the crucifix, I thanked Jesus for loving me beyond words (John 1:14).

May the Holy Family continue to guide you on your journey closer to Christ and His Church. Keep Praying for your family and continue to love them (even when they fail).

We are never alone at Mass. It is where Heaven and Earth meet. My Grandma passed a little over a month ago. I know that I will never be closer to her than when I am at Mass.

Thank you for sharing your experience. Welcome. And may it be one of many encounters you have with our Lord. ♱ Amen.

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I will pray the rosary, thank you for the wonderful advice and help!

the bible study in my church is in Spanish, but I go to Sunday class for my first communion, where I feel at home with the small group of kids. I also go to a Christian club at my school where we talk of Jesus, though I’m the only Catholic there. Thanks for the advice! (I’ve started following the Bible in a Year currently which is good enough!)

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Christian club sounds like a very good idea,keep it up…

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I totally agree. One is never alone at mass. Jesus is the Eucharist! That is the reason we go to mass. I recently went to confession and feeling a bit down, the priest told me remember God loves me and God thanks me for being his daughter. I never heard it said especially to me that way. Ask God for what you need and pray.
God Bless you

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