Monday, October 13, 2008

You Know Your Catholic When...

-You have a "favorite" religious order

-You say the meal prayer no matter where you are

-You have a nativity set at your house during Christmas, and have also played with it.

-Whenever anyone says "JPII" in your head you think "We love you"

-You know that Father Stan could take on Eminem any day

-You know that Advent is the beginning of the new church year.

-You have a special place in your heart for Mother Teresa

-You know at least five people named Mary

-You want to name one of your sons John Paul

-You have a Mary statue in your front yard.

-You can name off all the Joyful, Glorious, Sorrowful, and Luminous mysteries.

-You consider your rosary to be your spiritual weapon

-You've memorized the St. Michael the Archangel prayer and recite it when you feel tempted by sin

-One or more of your friends entered the seminary or the convent

-Your mom is currently pregnant

-You and your spouse practice NFP

-You believe in Purgatory and know it's important to pray for the souls who are currently in Purgatory

-You think Scott Hahn writes the coolest books.

-You’re able to sit still for a full hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament

-Your idea of a great date is mass followed by good conversation at Panera

-You refer to John Paul II as John Paul the Great

-You never leave home without your scapular.

-You often end disputes with, "Let's look it up in the Catechism."

-You and your friends have shown up at Adoration at 4:00 in the morning

-When watching Star Wars and hear "may the force be with you" you respond with "and also with you"

-You have participated in sword fights using Palms on Passion Sunday

-You and your friends have ever played "Mass" instead of House, or Cops and Bad Guys

-You have your own designated seat at Mass

-They know you at every Catholic bookstore in the area, and ask you where you've been if you haven't stopped by in a while.

-You’re named after a saint, not a family member.

-You know at least three awesome stories about Padre Pio

-You get excited about going to mass

-You arrive at Mass half an hour early to get a good seat and talk to Jesus

-Your mom always makes sure to celebrate your feast day

-Altar serving is the cool thing to do

-You associate the smell of incense with major feast days

-You’ve ever referred to yourself and your significant other as "a couple discerning a vocation to marriage"

-You and your many siblings went trick-or-treating dressed as popes and martyrs

-You feel compelled to make the sign of the cross after reciting ANYTHING... (like the pledge of allegiance) and then you catch yourself and have to remind yourself that it wasn't a prayer

-You have a priest come bless your house with holy water before you move in.

-You never eat before church, and brunch afterward is always the best!

-Your first serious conversation you have with a potential girl/boyfriend involves your conversion story

-You lie awake at night wondering why the St. Michael Prayer was removed from the end of Mass

-The word "vocation" to you does not simply mean "job"

-People tend you look in your direction in class whenever anything involving religion comes up

-You always have one or more saints on some part of your body.

-You have a Rosary or Saint Christopher pin in your car.

-One of your Crucifixes has five years worth of dried out palms stuck behind it.

-You would rather get your picture with the Pope then with a huge celebrity.

-You have more than one Rosary hanging from your bed.

-You have contemplated being in a religious order at least once.

-Your one wish is to be able to ride in the Pope mobile

-You say "God bless you" anytime anyone sneezes, out of habit

-You know the greatest way to start a date is with The Mass, because you'll have the greatest meal, Christ in the Eucharist

-You know more about St. Francis of Assisi than "he was some guy who could talk to animals"

-You have had multiple meetings with the priest at your own will

-You had competitions with your friends on Ash Wednesday to see who could keep their ashes on the longest

-You still write "Your Kingdom Come!" or "JMJ" at the top of your page/letter/report/test

-You spend your Thursday nights at choir practice hanging out with people at least thirty-five years older than you in preparation for Sunday Mass

-You mentally correct every textbook use of "BCE" and CE" with "Before Christ" and "Anno Domini". You also mentally capitalize every written use of the word "God' and "Mass"

-You know that some Catholics don't eat meat on Wednesdays or Fridays, even not during Lent.

-You find that praying the rosary is a good way to pass the time(especially at work)

-You get really excited over a holy day of obligation.

- You are tired of people referring to the birth of Jesus the immaculate conception

-You've ever been told my your mom, "Offer it up", and then felt very obliged to do so

-When discussing possible names for your future children with friends or your future spouse, you start ruling out names that aren't virtues, saints, or biblical

-You’ve thought it would be fun to read the CCC as if it were a novel

-You hug strangers at Mass during the sign of peace

-You think getting a S.T.D. is cool... (S.T.D.= Doctorate of Sacred Theology)

-You held a pope party (complete with papal flag, and German beer) for the election of the B XVI (it was a Tuesday night).

-You were disappointed when you couldn’t find a Catholic version of trivia pursuit

- You hear the word Madonna, you think of the Blessed Virgin, not the song "Like a Virgin."

-You know that "prostrate" is not a place where men develop cancer

-Instead of change, you find a rosary under your couch cushions.

-You have at one point had to stop a younger child/sibling from playing in the holy water font.

2 comments:

+JMJ+ said...

Did you write this? It's great! Thanks for the smile.

Soul Pockets said...

No I didn't write these. I thought they were cute and they made me smile too. :)