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A disciple is someone who is a follower of Jesus Christ

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A disciple is someone who is a follower of Jesus Christ. We are all disciples, as we believe in Jesus, and wish to follow his ways and teachings. The original disciples were Jesus' apostles, who were sought out by Jesus himself to follow him. The apostles were: Simon (also called Peter), Andrew (his brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James' brother), Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (the publican), James (son of Alphaeus), Lebbaeus (whose surname was Thaddeus), Simon (the Canaanite) and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Jesus. When we as Catholics want to follow Jesus, we are baptised. This can happen when we are babies, or when we are older. This is when we are cleansed of sin, and "reborn" as it were, into God's family. ...read more.


The Knights of St Columbus: This is a men's fraternal society which was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. The Community of the Grail in Pilmer: This is a Roman catholic centre, used for study and prayer, and for meetings run by lay women. It is a place where people can talk to and about God. Neocatechemunate: This is not a program or a group, it is a way of conversion. It is like an itinerary for Christian life. You can progress from being a member of the laity to becoming a monk or a nun, these are either part of Apostolic orders, or Contemplative orders. In a Contemplative order, you have a 24 hour rote of perpetual prayer and no contact with the outside world (although you are allowed out for the death of relatives and on election day). ...read more.


Before a man can become a priest, he is made a deacon, however, if you are married, the furthest into priesthood you can go is to be a deacon. Soon you are then ordained a priest. Ordination takes place during Mass, and a priest is ordained by a bishop. A bishop ordains a priest by laying his hands on the priest's head and saying the prayer of ordination. The paten and chalice are handed to the new priest, and his hands are anointed with chrism. The priest then promises to obey the bishop and to care for God's people. The next step up from being a priest, is to be a bishop. A bishop cares for all his people and his clergy. Then, a bishop could be elected as the Pope. There is always only ever one Pope in the world. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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