The #TwGOD App
The free ‘Tweeting with GOD’ (#TwGOD) app is a very useful tool for anyone who has questions about the faith. The app can also be used to great effect without the book. The app has four main features: the standard texts of the Mass, a treasury of Catholic prayers, an extensive list of questions, and a SCAN feature for users with access to the book. In addition, the #TwGOD app offers a continually changing selection of interesting Tweets.
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"One of the most advanced Catholic apps I have ever seen!" - Fr. Roderick Vonhögen
Understand and follow the Mass everywhere
When you attend a Catholic liturgical celebration for the first time, you may wonder what is being said and what the correct responses are. Or perhaps you’re in another country and want to go to church, but you don’t understand the language. The great advantage of the Catholic Mass or Eucharist is that it is the same everywhere in the world. The Bible readings change every day, but the standard parts of the Mass are always the same. The #TwGOD app contains the standard prayers and responses of the Mass in many languages. An overview of the structure of the Mass is provided below. So now you only need to bring your phone in order to participate in the Mass properly, no matter where you are and without having to know the language. The app is also a very handy tool for priests, since it allows them to concelebrate Mass together with other priests.
In the #TwGOD app you will find the standard texts of the Holy Mass or Eucharist, organised into seven icons:
Introductory rites. After the sign of the cross, we think for a moment about what we did right and wrong, we ask forgiveness for our sins, and turn to God.
Liturgy of the Word. Now a section from the Bible is read. These texts are intended to be listened to. They are therefore not included in the app. You will find, however, all the responses you are expected to give during Mass.
Liturgy of the Eucharist. Then bread and wine are offered to God and the priest prays the preface, the introductory words to the Eucharistic Prayer. In the app you will find the three most frequently used Eucharistic Prayers.
Eucharistic Prayer I. After the Bible readings, the Eucharistic Prayer is the second central part of the Mass. Now bread and wine change into the Body of Jesus.
Eucharistic Prayer II.
Eucharistic Prayer III.
Language choice. At the bottom of the screen you can select the language of the Mass readings; at the top right-hand corner, you can change the language of the app (you only need to do this once; the app remembers your selection).
Concelebration. The app is also very useful for priests who wish to concelebrate Mass. Never again will you be forced to search feverishly for a book with the liturgical texts at the very last moment. For emergency cases, the app includes a full Mass, with the prayers for the second Sunday in Ordinary Time.
A treasury of Catholic prayers
Prayer is very important, but it isn’t always easy. How do you start and what should you say? The #TwGOD app has been specially designed to help you. Whether you are looking for the right way to pray, or want to pray the Rosary with others in a foreign language, you will find the answer in the app. An overview of the different prayers in the app is provided below. The app also contains the main prayers that every priest must be able to refer to at any time. With this app you can pray anytime, anywhere, even if you don’t know how!
The prayers have been organised into seven icons:
Praying with Holy Mary. There are many more prayers that we can address to Mary. In heaven she is very close to Jesus, and would like to bring our prayer before him.
Other prayers. Whether you want to pray for the dead, to the angels, because of remorse, or for another reason – in the app you can always find a suitable prayer.
Prayers from the Bible. The Bible contains many prayers. A number of important and frequently used prayers can be found in the app.
Formulations of the Catholic faith. Together, these formulations give a very brief overview of what we believe as Catholics. Much of the content of the faith is explained elsewhere in the #TwGOD project.
Language choice. At the bottom of the screen you can select the language of the prayers; at the top right-hand corner, you can change the language of the app (you only need to do this once; the app remembers your selection).
The #TwGOD app also includes a SCAN feature which serves as the link between a double page in the book and the online content. Each question in the book is answered on a double page, and the app links the answer to the online information on this topic. The answers in the book are complete in themselves, but there’s always more to say and to discover than would fit on a double page. The app is therefore an important part of the #TwGOD project. The technique is simple: Click on the SCAN icon in the app, and take a ‘photograph’ of the large image at the top left-hand side of each double page in the book. The app then gives you an overview of the available information on this topic, and provides suggestions for interesting Tweets to read.
Browse all Tweets
When you have a free moment, you can use the app to have a quick #TwGOD ‘snack’ and search for the answer to a few burning questions. You don’t even need to have access to the book. If you do have the book, the app brings the table of contents to life. Wherever you read the book – at home on the couch, on the train or anywhere else – the app helps you to browse quickly to find what really interests you. You can search for specific words in the text of the questions, or use the advanced search tool.
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