Tag: Eucharist

Eucharistic procession sends message of hope, participants say

Eucharistic procession sends message of hope, participants say

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

About 200 Catholics of all ages processed in Minneapolis from the University of St. Thomas Law School Chapel to the Basilica of St. Mary June 7 with the Eucharist on the feast of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the real presence of Jesus.

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Eucharistic devotion should draw faithful to charity, community

Eucharistic devotion should draw faithful to charity, community

| Johan van Parys | June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year we celebrate the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on June 7. At the Basilica of St. Mary, we will mark the day with the celebration of the Eucharist, a eucharistic procession followed by benediction, and an invitation to participate in “Bread for the World.”

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Can a felon enter holy orders? Acceptable to chew the host?

Can a felon enter holy orders? Acceptable to chew the host?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I am currently incarcerated in federal prison. My question may seem strange, but I am wondering whether it would ever be possible for an ex-convict, a felon, to be accepted into holy orders.

Q. I attended Catholic schools for 12 years and remember most of my catechism lessons. There is one thing, though, that bothers me. After receiving Communion, I often notice people returning to their pews while visibly chewing the host. I always thought — in fact, I think I was taught this — that you should either let the host dissolve in your mouth as a sign of reverence or swallow it quickly. Please explain.

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We are a Eucharistic people, a people of gratitude

We are a Eucharistic people, a people of gratitude

| November 20, 2014

One of my father’s favorites was Lou “The Iron Horse” Gehrig, who played first base for the New York Yankees for 17 seasons. He was renowned as a hitter, finishing his batting career with an average of .340, including 493 home runs and 1,995 runs batted in (RBIs). He was a six-time World Series champion and was twice named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He was the first Major League Baseball player to have his uniform number retired and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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God offers mercy, forgiveness  and reconciliation to all who  suffer, archbishop says

God offers mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation to all who suffer, archbishop says

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

At first healing Mass, archbishop calls on faithful to bring others to oneness

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The compassionate Jesus in the holy Eucharist

The compassionate Jesus in the holy Eucharist

| Deacon Bruno Nwachukwu | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every week, my Communion visits have been filled with amazing experiences. The people I visit are always ready to receive Christ with a smile or with tears of joy. These experiences draw our attention to this Sunday’s readings.

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If God is everywhere, why go on a pilgrimage?

If God is everywhere, why go on a pilgrimage?

| Liz Kelly for The Catholic Spirit | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

I once read that Minnesota has one of the highest numbers of perpetual Eucharistic adoration chapels in the country. Truly, God is with us.

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New priests share the stories of their chalices

New priests share the stories of their chalices

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt blessed the chalices of the archdiocese’s six newest priests at a special Mass May 29 in the chapel of his residence in St. Paul. At a brunch following the Mass, which was held two days before the men were ordained priests at the Cathedral of St. Paul, each spoke briefly about his chalice.

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What we say and how we say it

What we say and how we say it

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Because if there were ever anything worthy of exclamation, it’s this: Jesus shows up every single Sunday, without fail.

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Explaining the crucifix to a child; receiving Communion

Explaining the crucifix to a child; receiving Communion

| Father Kenneth Doyle | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does one explain Jesus on the cross to a 4-year-old?
Is there a best way to receive Jesus, or does it matter?

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Overheard – May 8, 2014

Overheard – May 8, 2014

“Be sure to remember this: Read a passage of the Gospel every day and go to Communion every Sunday to receive Jesus. Don’t forget! When you are sad, pick up the word of God. When you’re feeling down, pick up the word of God and go to Sunday Mass to take Communion, to participate in the mystery of Jesus.”

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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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