Date(s) - 12/18/2017 - 12/20/2017
St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church
In preparation of our English Penance Service, this Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30pm…
Examination of Conscience
“Care for your spiritual life, your relationship with God… “
Am I a Christian who is not nourished by prayers and the sacraments?
Do I study the Word of God?
“Care for your family life… “
Do I give my family time, attention, and love?
Do I care for their daily needs?
“Heal the wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness … “
Have I forgiven others who have hurt me?
Have I said “I’m sorry” to those whom I have hurt and have tried to make amends?
“Watch how you speak… “
Do I need to purify my everyday language from offensive words, vulgarities,
and phrases used in the worldly decadence? Do I gossip about others or tell false truths?
“Care for your work… “
Do I work with enthusiasm and passion?
Am I humble enough to thank the Lord for my accomplishments?
Do I use my God-given skills and talents in the service of others?
“Avoid envy, lust, hatred, and negative feelings… “
Are my thoughts and actions destructive toward my relationships, especially with those whom I love?
Do my thoughts destroy my inner peace?
Do I say insulting things when it would be better to remain silent?
Do I surround myself with angry or destructive people?
“Reach out to those who need you… this is how you will be judged… “
Do I assist the weak, the elderly, the sick?
Do I stand up for foreigners or for those who are oppressed?
Do I feed the hungry and shelter the homeless?
“Let go of … “
The bitterness that brings us to revenge …
The laziness that leads to existential euthanasia … The finger-pointing that leads to pride…
The complaining that leads to despair. . .
Other Penance services in the area:
Tuesday, Dec. 19 St. Francis 6:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 21 St. Peter 6pm