Tag: Eucharist

The great ‘I am’

The great ‘I am’

| Father Terry Beeson | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whenever I proclaim the Gospel of John at Mass, it is not uncommon for me to encounter an episode when Jesus makes an “I am” statement. And when I do, I really try to give the words an extra oomph, a little more emphasis: “I AM the bread of life …” “I AM the light of the world …” “I AM the Good Shepherd …” “I AM the resurrection and the life …” “I AM the way and the truth and the life …”

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The powerful effects of the Eucharist

The powerful effects of the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The most holy body and blood of Christ, the Eucharist, is a rich source of abundant blessings, and it has many powerful effects.

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Pope: Present in the Eucharist, Jesus transforms those who receive him

Pope: Present in the Eucharist, Jesus transforms those who receive him

| Carol Glatz | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite the chill and gusts of wind in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis welcomed the beginning of spring with an impromptu lesson about gardening and how to grow into being better Christians.

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The biblical foundations of the Eucharist

The biblical foundations of the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus instituted the Eucharist on Holy Thursday at the Last Supper, and the three Gospel accounts of the institution narrative, as well as St. Paul’s explanation of the tradition of the institution of the Eucharist, serve as the biblical basis for the sacrament of the Eucharist.

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Survey: Women say Eucharist, helping poor is what it means to be Catholic

Survey: Women say Eucharist, helping poor is what it means to be Catholic

| Beth Griffin | January 25, 2018 | 3 Comments

American Catholic women are increasingly disengaged from the church although they remain affiliated and say helping the poor and receiving the Eucharist are the most important aspects of what it means to be Catholic.

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Transfiguration campaign aims to bolster Mass participation

Transfiguration campaign aims to bolster Mass participation

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

A fall initiative at Transfiguration in Oakdale has put commitment to Sunday Mass in the forefront.

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The sacred act of dishwashing

The sacred act of dishwashing

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

I hate dishwashing

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Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

| July 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Vatican recently published a circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist,” sent to diocesan bishops at the request of Pope Francis dated June 15 — the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

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Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

| Carol Glatz | July 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican said in a recent document.

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Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield has issued a decree that people in same-sex marriages should not present themselves for holy Communion nor can they receive the sacrament of anointing of the sick or have a Catholic funeral unless they “have given some signs of repentance.”

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Keys to fostering encounter with Jesus readily at hand, bishop says

Keys to fostering encounter with Jesus readily at hand, bishop says

| May 22, 2017 | 3 Comments

“The elements that we need to put together a credible witness in our contemporary world are literally before us,” Bishop Frank Caggiano said to ministry leaders in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis May 18.

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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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