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Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

| Deacon Sam Wagner | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How can we live like St. Joseph in the presence of Jesus and Mary? Simple: by prayer.

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Daily Scriptures: December 8 – December 22

Daily Scriptures: December 8 – December 22

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Dec. 8
Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-9
Matthew 3:1-12

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Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every morning when you awake, if someone were to ask you, “What is your purpose today?” I wonder what your response would be.

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Rediscover: Advent

Rediscover: Advent

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

– How are you preparing for the Lord’s arrival?
– Are you ready for Christmas?
– Jesse Tree stories keep families rooted in faith during Advent
– How Kate reclaimed Advent

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Tips to help you go to confession

Tips to help you go to confession

| Father Michael Schmitz | December 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Q. This Advent, I think that I need to go to confession, but it has been a really long time for me. I’m afraid I’ll get in there and do something wrong. How do I start?

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Seven Sisters apostolate offers prayers for priests

Seven Sisters apostolate offers prayers for priests

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Almost three years ago Janette Howe felt a simple prompting to pray more for her pastor, Father Joseph Johnson, then-rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul. By the summer of 2010, she was offering a weekly Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament for him.

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Daily Scriptures: November 24 – December 8

Daily Scriptures: November 24 – December 8

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Nov. 24
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
2 Samuel 5:1-3
Colossians 1:12-20
Luke 23:35-43

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Rediscover: healthy communications

Rediscover: healthy communications

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Campaigning for Facebook ‘likes’
– Advice to parents: ‘Be not afraid’ of media
– What makes a successful parent?
– Human dignity, real connections essential to communication

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The call of the King

The call of the King

| Deacon Timothy Lange | November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today as we proclaim Christ as King of the Universe, and celebrate “already” Christ’s victory in time and anticipate his triumph at the end of time, we recognize the “not yet” — that Christ has yet to reign in our time, in our hearts.

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Teens encouraged to view their sexuality as a gift

Teens encouraged to view their sexuality as a gift

| Angela Deeney for The Catholic Spirit | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Teens and parents munched on bagels around fall-festive tables at St. Peter in Forest Lake Nov. 9 while presenters prepared to share encouragement and practical counsel from their own experiences facing the challenge of chastity in today’s society.

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Q&A – How many times a day can a person receive Communion?

Q&A – How many times a day can a person receive Communion?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

What are the Church’s guidelines for someone receiving Communion more than once a day?

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Daily Scriptures: November 10 – November 24

Daily Scriptures: November 10 – November 24

| November 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Nov. 10
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5
Luke 20:27-38

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