Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PREP FOR GAME 31

Well done, Sergeants-2nd-class!

1.) Scriptural Readings: Your daily readings will be readings from the Daily Missal. You can get them electronically from this link: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041719.cfm

(For those guys who struggle with reading, it is also available as an audio recording. If you sign up these readings will just go to your email. IF YOU GO TO DAILY MASS YOU WILL GET THESE READINGS AUTOMATICALLY!)

2.) Prayer stays the same: Keep a log of your prayer life. At least 10 minutes of prayer a day. This can include:

- Normal 'talking to God' prayer.
- The Rosary
- The Jesus Prayer
Remember to rate how focused you were during prayer. If it was good, it counts as a full 1, if it was so-so, give yourself a half, and if you were not focused at all, a 0.

2.) Simulator: Father Mark asks, "what makes you weep?"

 Question: Can you explain what Fr. Mark is talking about, and how it is connected to your priorities in life?

4.) Keep notes on Righteousness. How well did you follow through on your faith during the week?
What was main victories. Defeats?

5.)  Going to Mass: If you received the Eucharist during Mass you have your soul fully restored. If you are prevented from receiving the Eucharist because of a mortal sin, well, then... get off your behind and go to confession!

6.) Have profile sheet, dice (two six-sided dice), pencil and eraser ready.

"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." Pope Benedict XVI

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

PREP FOR GAME 30

Well done, Sergeants-2nd-class!

1.) Scriptural Readings: Your daily readings will be readings from the Daily Missal. You can get them electronically from this link: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041719.cfm

(For those guys who struggle with reading, it is also available as an audio recording. If you sign up these readings will just go to your email. IF YOU GO TO DAILY MASS YOU WILL GET THESE READINGS AUTOMATICALLY!)

2.) Prayer stays the same: Keep a log of your prayer life. At least 10 minutes of prayer a day. This can include:

- Normal 'talking to God' prayer.
- The Rosary
- The Jesus Prayer
Remember to rate how focused you were during prayer. If it was good, it counts as a full 1, if it was so-so, give yourself a half, and if you were not focused at all, a 0.

3.) No Simulator! Rather: Find out what your Prayer Temperament is (do the quiz to find out)!

Quick Quiz

4.) Keep notes on Righteousness. How well did you follow through on your faith during the week?
What was main victories. Defeats?

5.)  Going to Mass: If you received the Eucharist during Mass you have your soul fully restored. If you are prevented from receiving the Eucharist because of a mortal sin, well, then... get off your behind and go to confession!

6.) Have profile sheet, dice (two six-sided dice), pencil and eraser ready.

"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." Pope Benedict XVI

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

PREP FOR GAME 29

1.) Scriptural Readings: Your daily readings will be readings from the Daily Missal. You can get them electronically from this link: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041719.cfm

(For those guys who struggle with reading, it is also available as an audio recording. If you sign up these readings will just go to your email. IF YOU GO TO DAILY MASS YOU WILL GET THESE READINGS AUTOMATICALLY!)

2.) Prayer stays the same: Keep a log of your prayer life. At least 10 minutes of prayer a day. This can include:

- Normal 'talking to God' prayer.
- The Rosary
- The Jesus Prayer
Remember to rate how focused you were during prayer. If it was good, it counts as a full 1, if it was so-so, give yourself a half, and if you were not focused at all, a 0.

3.) No Simulator! Rather: Spiritual Discipline Habit

Do you wear a crucifix? Here I share my morning ritual for putting on the crucifix, which I think will be very helpful to my brother saints-in-training. Give it a shot.

Here are the verses (to write down):
Mark 8 verses 34-35 (Jesus' own words)

If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.

4.) Keep notes on Righteousness. How well did you follow through on your faith during the week?
What was main victories. Defeats?

5.)  Going to Mass: If you received the Eucharist during Mass you have your soul fully restored. If you are prevented from receiving the Eucharist because of a mortal sin, well, then... get off your behind and go to confession!

6.) Have profile sheet, dice (two six-sided dice), pencil and eraser ready.

"The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness." Pope Benedict XVI


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PREP for GAME 28

1.) Scriptural Readings: Your daily readings will be readings from the Daily Missal. You can get them electronically from this link: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041719.cfm

(For those guys who struggle with reading, it is also available as an audio recording. If you sign up these readings will just go to your email. IF YOU GO TO DAILY MASS YOU WILL GET THESE READINGS AUTOMATICALLY!)

2.) Prayer stays the same: Keep a log of your prayer life. At least 10 minutes of prayer a day. This can include:

- Normal 'talking to God' prayer.
- The Rosary
- The Jesus Prayer
Remember to rate how focused you were during prayer. If it was good, it counts as a full 1, if it was so-so, give yourself a half, and if you were not focused at all, a 0.

3.) The Simulator: Father Mark Goring explains your new piece of armor: The Scapular



Question: Is wearing a scapular just a case of wearing it, or does it entail more than that?

4.) Keep notes on Righteousness. How well did you follow through on your faith during the week?
What was main victories. Defeats?

5.)  Going to Mass: If you received the Eucharist during Mass you have your soul fully restored. If you are prevented from receiving the Eucharist because of a mortal sin, well, then... get off your behind and go to confession!

6.) Have profile sheet, dice (two six-sided dice), pencil and eraser ready.

“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort.  You were made for greatness.”  Pope Benedict XVI

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

PREP for GAME 27

1.) Scriptural Readings: Your daily readings will be readings from the Daily Missal. You can get them electronically from this link: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041719.cfm

(For those guys who struggle with reading, it is also available as an audio recording. If you sign up these readings will just go to your email. IF YOU GO TO DAILY MASS YOU WILL GET THESE READINGS AUTOMATICALLY!)

2.) Prayer stays the same: Keep a log of your prayer life. At least 10 minutes of prayer a day. This can include:

- Normal 'talking to God' prayer.
- The Rosary
- The Jesus Prayer
Remember to rate how focused you were during prayer. If it was good, it counts as a full 1, if it was so-so, give yourself a half, and if you were not focused at all, a 0.

3.) The Simulator: Father Mike explains what Purification is.



Question: What is Active Purification? What is Passive Purification?

4.) Keep notes on Righteousness. How well did you follow through on your faith during the week?
What was main victories. Defeats?

5.)  Going to Mass: If you received the Eucharist during Mass you have your soul fully restored. If you are prevented from receiving the Eucharist because of a mortal sin, well, then... get off your behind and go to confession!

6.) Have profile sheet, dice (two six-sided dice), pencil and eraser ready.

Refitted for closer knowledge, so that the image of God who created him was his pattern (St. Augustine 'The Confessions')