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Mary’s Gift on a Special Day
November 6, 2021
What better gift to a beautiful girl than the most beautiful Blessed Virgin’s Miraculous Medal! Happy Quinceanera!
Another Great Outing
October 17, 2021
On Saturday, October 16, the Dallas Uptown Team was blessed by Jesus and Mary with many great conversations with people open to deepening their relationship with God and the salvation and sanctification of their souls. Among these were a woman pursuing a PhD from Fordham University in the spiritual life, a grandmother and her daughter and granddaughter, all members of the Assembly of God, who received the Miraculous Medal and instruction on the Rosary, and a single woman on her thirties who had come to the part to walk and pray about her single status and who gratefully received the Rosary and learned how to pray it. Afterwards, Randy met with a friend of his who is a first year seminary student from Dallas Theological Seminary and showed him many passages from the Bible that support Catholic doctrines that his professors had challenged. Randy gave him “Bible Proofs for Catholic Truths” by Dave Armstrong, and he was most excited. Randy also discussed why Catholic bibles are bigger and is giving him a Douay-Rheims Bible so he has the entire Bible.
October 10, 2021
Yesterday the Dallas Uptown Team met these young men from the Watermark church in Dallas. They were evangelists and came by our table to see what we were about.
We enjoyed a lively and respectful discussion about the role of faith and works in salvation and the need of the sinner to repent and seek God’s mercy before the infinite merits of Chirst’s sacrifice can be applied to him. It was helpful that Randy had been an evangelical Protestant in his past and could assist these men in seeing their erroneous understanding of the economy of God’s grace in salvation. Praise be to Jesus Christ! We hope to have further conversations with these men.
Saturday in the Park
August 29, 2021
Almost every Saturday the Dallas Uptown Team evangelizes in downtown Dallas near the major cultural landmarks and tourist attractions of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and Klyde Warren Park.
This past Saturday was no exception. Our members from Mater Dei, the FSSP Latin Mass parish in Dallas, situated our table between a lemonade stand and an elote cart. We were perfectly positioned to greet all comers in the shade of a broad sidewalk across from the food trucks lining the Southern boundary of Klyde Warren Park.
We had many good casual conversations with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We make it a point to meet people where they are in their journey to God through careful listening and sometimes pointed questioning. Our goal is for people to wake up to their need for God’s mercy and then to take the necessary steps to obtain that mercy. The best part this week was when a Protestant young man came up to us and asked us to pray for him and when we encouraged a young girl to pray the Rosary with her mother.
We will have many more stories to come. Stay tuned.