Prayer Request

A reader writes:

I grew up in one of those “Constantine was the first Pope” Protestant homes and am still dependent on my parents for pretty much everything because of a disability. They didn’t take my conversion well, and certainly wouldn’t drive half an hour for Mass and Confession. After I got witnessed to, it was just easier not to go anywhere and politely evade offers to attend church. My prayers apparently went unanswered. So I became bitter. I still don’t know what to do, but I miss the sacraments.

Father, hear our prayer that this person could find transportation to their parish and establish friendships and connections there so that they may not only have access to the sacraments, but develop relationships. Grant your grace that somebody can see this need and step up. Mother Mary, pray for my reader and the parents and parish. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen!

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  • johnmc

    Don’t forget spiritual communions.

  • Anonymous

    Why not call the parish and ask if the priest or someone reliable could or find a parishioner to take you back and forth to church? In the alternative, is there a parish closer to you where you could ask for assistance?

    Some areas also have transportation for the disabled, so you might be able to rent a ride that way. Call a social service and find out what is available to you.

  • Chris L.

    The Protestants thought the World’s Most Dangerous Frog was the first Pope? 😉

    Seriously, praying that the Lord send you a way to get to the Sacraments.

  • Jonna

    Your parish most likely has ministers who will bring the Eucharist to individuals who are homebound, even at a distance. I do this at my parish and consider it a blessing. Your pastor will visit you at home if you wish to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation. Reach out as needed.