Common Catholic Paryers

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Common Catholic Prayers

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OptionVotes
Ave Maria (Hail Mary) 2
Act of Contrition 1
Pater Noster (Lord's Prayer) 0
The Memorare 0
Guardian Angel prayer 0
Prayer to child's Guardian Angel 0
Grace before meals 0
Grace after meals 0
Prayer for the Pope 0
Prayer before a crucifix 0
The Regina Caeli 0
The Angelus 0
Salve Regina 0
Morning consecration to Mary 0
Act of Love 0
Act of Hope 0
Act of Faith 0
Apostles' Creed 0
Gloria 0
Act of self dedication 0


badg, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 02:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

at school we said grace before meals 3 times a day

bless us o lord for these thy gifts etc

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 02:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

pater noster

max, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 02:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol wilter we said that at dinner every night of my childhood.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 02:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ave Maria but only because it's one of the few things I remember in Latin.

Lil Nunu (ENBB), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 03:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is pater noster vs. ave maria, right?

Tape Store, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 03:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

my guy vs. my girl

Tape Store, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 03:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

When I went to mass, I'd recite the Apostlic Creed until it got to the part where it went "We believe in the Catholic Church as the only divine blah blah" I forget the rest.

I never noticed how similar it is to "Apollo Creed".

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh god the apostles creed SUCKS, used to dread it at church

jabba hands, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

ha yeah used to mumble it the whole way through

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

in catholic schol we always had to do the ave maria before our library session. it was done by this 80 year old nun. i do not know why

burt_stanton, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

guys was confirmation prep the scariest ever? thinking you were gonna forget all that shit in your interview w/ the priest? eek.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

CONFESSION ;_;

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

i had to have a face to face meeting or something. it's all a little hazy, and i've recovered from religion now.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah i vaguely recall a face to face meeting. but confession was fucking awful.

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

what a weird upbringing to have. when you're new to this world so your concept of reality your entire life is formed in the first few years you're a kid ... and to be part of that reality, this weird ancient mystery cult ... the chanting ... the self-flagellation... the morbidity ... the bloody actual-jesus-nailed-to-the-cross crucifixes nailed above the blackboards in every classroom.

burt_stanton, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

it was so weird for me to attend mass after years of not doing so, when i was in college and had a church gig. it's strange - the community was so lovely, but the recitation and format is so so so so bizarre...

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol, i saw someone confess to a priest about having 'impure thoughts' in some tv movie, and so, thinking it meant any impure thought and knowing that i had thoughts of hate for my brother, i confessed the same thing as a third grader--having impure thoughts about my brother. The priest never looked at me the same.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

i always hated confession bc i was actually a pretty good kid so i'd have to go in and make up some generic 'i was disrespectful to my parents' or 'i fought with my sisters' bullshit.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

'i was mean to my sister' was always a great cop-out confession. i figured priests expected children to be mean to their siblings so i wasn't really giving too much away.

jabba hands, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

ah x-post exactly!

jabba hands, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

when really inside i was consumed with guilt for impure thoughts but obv wasn't gonna tell any priest that!

jabba hands, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

the only times i ever enjoyed mass was when the altar boys got the uncontrollable lols, if the priest got mad at them it was even better.

estela, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

the one time i really enjoyed mass when i was an altar server and the priest gave me the wine to finish after communion.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

but not in a creepy way.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 04:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

a jerky organist playing in too high a key can also be a small, bleak source of entertainment.

estela, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 05:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

we had an amazing organist at school, he used to be the organist at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 05:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

after the mass ended he'd play like proper classical organ pieces, it was great.

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 05:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

also before a class would start we'd often have to recite the 'prayer to saint ignatius'

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 05:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

prayer of saint ignatius rather

wilter, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 05:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

the proper classical organ pieces would be a different kind of great from listening to elderly sopranos struggling through an erratic rendition of lord of the dance.

estela, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 05:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

we had those, too (classical organ pieces). mostly because church gigs also included organ majors from my school. i think the dude at my childhood church would usually do some sort of postlude after mass, too. it was like, their chance to show flare.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 05:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

Totally pater noster vs ave maria

We had a guy that would put a great deal of effort into Easter services, with little kids acting out the passion (to music). It was obviously one of the highlights of his year, he'd be frantically running around and acting out all the parts from the wings. Semi-creepy lols.

badg, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 06:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

at aforementioned church gig i had to section lead a bunch of church ladies trying to sing the fauré requiem for good friday. megalol$.

highly theoretical, of course. (tehresa), Wednesday, 22 October 2008 06:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh god, catholic moment. here i am sitting in my underwear and stained t-shirt i've been wearing all week chugging cheap super-alcohol polish beer, stuffing salt and vinegar chips down my throat, and I suddenly think, "is this how god owuld want to see you?" and I'd be like " waoh too much"

burt_stanton, Wednesday, 22 October 2008 06:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Our organist watched too many Vincent Price movies.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 29 October 2008 02:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

My dad would turn around in the pew and flash him dirty looks, hoping that the organist would see my dad in his little rear view mirror from up in the balcony.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 29 October 2008 02:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Ave ave maria

badg, Wednesday, 29 October 2008 03:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

my pary are with the father

harbl, Sunday, 29 November 2009 18:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Grew up eating dinners at my catholic grandma's house (the one who is convinced I'm gay and 'ruined' by mom's Lutheranism), and for the longest time I just did not realize there were actually words in pre-meal grace instead of a v hastily recited string of syllables.

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Sunday, 29 November 2009 18:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

my mom just sent me a box of stuff and included a rosary given to me by my kindergarten teacher upon making my first confession or something. weird....

tehresa, Sunday, 29 November 2009 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

as it was in the beginning
is now
and ever shall be

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 July 2010 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I guess it's most appropriate for this thread to end with that ^^, BUT, inspired by people's random recollections upthread, here are two memories I have from attending church/mass when I was growing up

-this one parishioner would wear all green every week, including green socks, green shoes(!), etc.

-one week there was a young guest priest from some other part of the country saying the mass, and he began the homily with "now, what i'm going to talk about is something that we might tend to avoid talking about, but it's important to address..." i thought that he was maybe going to speak about pro-life blah blah blah or tithing or something. instead he launches into a looooong tirade concerning the evils of...masturbation! "THAT GUILT IS THERE FOR A REASON!"

dell (del), Saturday, 28 August 2010 13:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Did people in this go to church in the 1950s or something? Ave Maria and pater noster were always referred to as hail mary and our father in my school /church.

Efraqueen Juárez (jim in glasgow), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

bummed that I missed this poll though I would have voted hail mary anyway

Salve Regina needs more love though

Hail, Holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V. Pray for us, O holy mother of God:

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Almighty and everlasting God, by the cooperation of the Holy Spirit thou hast prepared the body and soul of Mary, glorious Virgin and Mother, to become the worthy habitation of Thy Son; Grant that by her gracious intercession, in whose commemoration we rejoice, we may be delivered from present evils and from everlasting death. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

V. May divine assistance remain with us always.

R. Amen.

"To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve"? that is the good sweet stuff right there imo

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

to this day i still can't parse these lines satisfactorily:

"angel of god, my guardian dear, to whom god's love commits me here"

i am here, committed by god's love to the guardian angel? wait, what?

dell (del), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

huh, that is a nice prayer, underrated

dell (del), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

also, what is up with people who were raised catholic being able to sniff each other out in uncanny fashion? i've dated shedsfull of catholics, and sprinklings of jews, hindus, even the occasional entirely godless HEATHEN, but almost no protestants

dell (del), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:56 (eight years ago) Permalink


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