several Catholic friends who no longer attend Mass
Attend midnight mass at Chrismas Eve.
WE dont go to Mass for ourselves, but we go to mass that we might come recognize, that those around US have came that we might humble ourselves to be their servants and slaves. might we be guided that unfortunately, others need our help, our out streched hand, and our prayers, and we pray for them and in sincerity, ask can we be of help to them?
God has already gave us more than we can ever be thankfull for, but, can we pay God back by helping those around us, denial of ourselves, and in faith trust God to help us to help others.
Pray for them through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin and invite them often to join you. Often to no longer practice does not mean to have lost the faith: there are trials of lukewarmness. Remember the words of Christ to Peter:
I have prayed for you that your faith will not fail, and when you are restored, confirm your brethren.
Be there for them, a living reflection of the Good Shepherd that keeps the flock safe and goes out to seek the lost sheep.
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Mother Mary, I commend bluevette5's friends to you. Help them to convert and to come to the fulness of Faith.
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you we cry, poor banished children of Eve,
to you we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile,
show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.