Tag: Eucharist

Why do we say ‘I am not worthy’ at Mass?

Why do we say ‘I am not worthy’ at Mass?

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

I struggle each Mass when the congregation says, “I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof … .” I understand its biblical significance, but maybe I’m just bothered by the phrase “I am not worthy.” My parents taught me I am worthy because I’m a child of God. We are all worthy just by the fact we were created in God’s image.

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Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

| Cindy Wooden | September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis thanked a group of bishops in Argentina for providing their priests with concrete guidelines for implementing the section of his apostolic exhortation on the family about circumstances in which divorced and civilly remarried couples might eventually be allowed to receive Communion.

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Archbishop: Eucharist should compel Catholics to imitate Jesus, serve others

Archbishop: Eucharist should compel Catholics to imitate Jesus, serve others

| March 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

When celebrating previous Masses at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Archbishop Hebda said he had looked across the sanctuary at the empty archbishop’s chair, and wondered who would eventually take that seat. “Little did I imagine that I would be sitting there,” he said.

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Support for miscarriage; lamp for Blessed Sacrament

Support for miscarriage; lamp for Blessed Sacrament

| Father Kenneth Doyle | January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Until my own personal experience in losing a child, I had no realization as to how deeply a miscarried baby can touch one’s heart. I am still puzzled that the Catholic Church does not have something more formal for grieving parents after a miscarriage occurs. Are there any resources, prayers or rituals available for the numerous parents who sit with empty arms?

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Explaining Eucharist to child; defending Mary Magdalene

Explaining Eucharist to child; defending Mary Magdalene

| Father Kenneth Doyle | November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. At Mass recently, after listening intently to the words of consecration, our 4-year-old granddaughter whispered to my wife, “Is wine really blood?” How would you answer her question? Also, would your answer be different for a 7-year-old, a teenager or an adult taking RCIA classes?

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Maplewood parish to host eucharistic miracles exhibit

Maplewood parish to host eucharistic miracles exhibit

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Vatican-approved exhibit of 126 eucharistic miracles from around the world will be at St. Jerome Church in Maplewood from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 13-16.

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Tabernacle, Eucharist stolen from St. Pascal Baylon

Tabernacle, Eucharist stolen from St. Pascal Baylon

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

A solid bronze tabernacle containing the Eucharist was stolen from St. Pascal Baylon in St. Paul early Friday morning. According to multiple news accounts, video surveillance footage showed three young men leaving the church at 3:21 a.m., one rolling the tablernacle estimated to weigh more than 50 pounds.

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Cling to Jesus, not earthly goods, for eternal life

Cling to Jesus, not earthly goods, for eternal life

| Deacon Matthew Northenscold | July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it’s easy to place our confidence in a well-stocked pantry, or ultimately, a healthy bank account. It is easy to place our confidence in the things we have, rather than in God, who has given them to us.

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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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