Tag: Eucharist

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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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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Reflecting on God’s blessings and working to do the right thing

Reflecting on God’s blessings and working to do the right thing

| November 21, 2013

“The strength of your prayers has been felt by my entire leadership team, which is working tirelessly to do the right thing in the midst of this crisis.”

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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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Getting out of the way and letting Jesus do his work

Getting out of the way and letting Jesus do his work

| Sarah Spangenberg for The Catholic Spirit | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

During the summers of 2011 and 2012, I served with the Totus Tuus program in the Diocese of Duluth. As part of the program, teams of four young missionaries commit to traveling around the diocese to lead a catechetical program at eight different parishes for both elementary students and teenagers. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve alongside such holy men and women.

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Rediscover Jesus’ greatest teachings

Rediscover Jesus’ greatest teachings

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesus teaches us what to believe, how to live
Matthew Kelly: What are Jesus’ greatest teachings?
Sisters ‘live Jesus’ in troubled Minneapolis neighborhood
Gospel living at Taco Bell
Eucharist, other sacraments offer strength
Keeping God at center of one’s life is final talk topic

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Advent 101

Advent 101

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Advent is a time for Catholics to prepare to:

  • Celebrate the Incarnation at Christmas.
  • Receive the Eucharist.
  • Accept the Final Judgment at death and at the end of the world.

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At border Mass, Eucharist unites where fence divides

At border Mass, Eucharist unites where fence divides

| Bishop Ricardo Ramirez | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every year on All Souls Day Nov. 2, the people of God from the Mexico side of the border and from the United States side gather at the fence that divides our two countries at Anapra, N.M., to celebrate the Eucharist.

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10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

10 ways Vatican II shapes our church today

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council by Blessed Pope John XXIII Oct. 11. Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, offers the following list to help Catholics better appreciate the council and its lasting effects.

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Brooklyn Center parish hosts Vatican exhibit

Brooklyn Center parish hosts Vatican exhibit

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Vatican International Exhibition of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World” will be hosted by St Alphonsus, Brooklyn Center from Oct. 13 to 16.

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