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Daily Scriptures: May 11 – May 25, 2014

Daily Scriptures: May 11 – May 25, 2014

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 11
Fourth Sunday of Easter
– Acts 2:14a, 36-41
– 1 Peter 2:20b-25
– John 10:1-10

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Live the life of love our Mother Church gives us

Live the life of love our Mother Church gives us

| Deacon Mitchell Bechtold | May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This coming Sunday we celebrate the great joy of motherhood and honor those who bear this title. Our own birth mothers may be easy enough to identify and honor, but what of our spiritual mother, which is the Church?

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Rediscover: Mary

Rediscover: Mary

- Blessed Virgin Mary deserves our deep love, devotion
– What Mary means to me
– Mary and the moments of a parent’s life
– More presenters added to celebration

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Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I struggle a lot with guilt and shame. What should I do about it?

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Daily Scriptures: April 27 – May 11, 2014

Daily Scriptures: April 27 – May 11, 2014

| April 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 27
Sunday of Divine Mercy
– Acts 2:42-47
– 1 Peter 1:3-9
– John 20:19-31

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Jesus offers us his love and mercy, even when we’re doubtful and fearful

Jesus offers us his love and mercy, even when we’re doubtful and fearful

| Deacon Bruce Anderson | April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Second Sunday of Easter ought to be a time of great happiness as we celebrate the day Jesus Christ overcame sin and death and invited us to share in that victory.

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Is Communion complete with just the host? What is ‘buying a Mass’?

Is Communion complete with just the host? What is ‘buying a Mass’?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | April 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

I have noticed that, at Communion, some people will take the host but not drink from the chalice. Is Communion complete when you consume the Body but not the Blood? Also, why do some churches still provide only the host at Communion?

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Rediscover: Mealtime prayer

Rediscover: Mealtime prayer

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

- As Christians, we’re called to give public witness to the faith
– A time to give thanks: Faribault family feasts on prayer before meals
– Bumping into prayer
– Registration opens May 1 for Rediscover: celebration

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Daily Scriptures: April 13 – April 27, 2014

Daily Scriptures: April 13 – April 27, 2014

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 13
Palm Sunday – Passion of the Lord
Matthew 21:1-11
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14–27:66

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Rediscover: Easter

Rediscover: Easter

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Praying during the three holiest days of the year
Walking with Jesus: Ham Lake youth perform the Passion
‘Give Him 5’ prayer ministry aims to bring people closer to Christ

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Marriage and annulments: continuing the discussion

Marriage and annulments: continuing the discussion

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

In a previous column I wrote about how Christ’s words regarding divorce and remarriage give an ultimate weight to marriage. I wrote how, when a person enters into a sacramental marriage, it is an unbreakable bond. An annulment does not “undo” the sacrament of marriage, but establishes that a sacrament never existed in the first place.

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Victory through humility

Victory through humility

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the beginning of Holy Week, we focus intently on the mystery of our salvation. The Palm Sunday liturgy paints the picture of joy, and at the same time invites us to meditate on Jesus’ sufferings. By identifying with the mystery of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection, we experience a great liberation, a pass-over from various sins and enslavement to a life of joy and freedom.

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