Tag: Eucharist

Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession

| June 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Participants in the Fifteenth Annual Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession walk through the streets of St. Paul with the Blessed Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist June 26

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February 3, 2011 – Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

February 3, 2011 – Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Bread and wine for the Body and Blood must be uncorrupted

Bread and wine for the Body and Blood must be uncorrupted

| February 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit recently asked Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship, to explain the church’s teaching regarding the elements of the Eucharist.

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Eucharist – The source and summit of Christian life. Primer on the sacrament.

Eucharist – The source and summit of Christian life. Primer on the sacrament.

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 2, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Eucharist is one of the seven sacraments, and it stands above the others. While baptism is the gateway sacrament, the beginning of belief in Jesus as Lord, and incorporation into the Body of Christ, the church; it is the Eucharist that is the source and summit of the Christian life.

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Take time to count your blessings and thank God for your gifts

Take time to count your blessings and thank God for your gifts

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

The holiday season moves into full swing this month with our an­nual celebration of Thanksgiving. It is marvelous to be able to have an attitude of gratitude.

God is our provider, the giver of all good gifts, so when it comes to giving thanks, our first expression of gratitude should be directed to almighty God.

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The Mass Series – Part VII: Closing rites: The ending is just the beginning

The Mass Series – Part VII: Closing rites: The ending is just the beginning

| Father Tom Margevicius | September 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Communion procession is over, the remaining Eucharist is reserved in the tabernacle, the vessels are put away and the Communion music is finished.

What next?

Let’s not allow this precious moment to pass too swiftly. And for God’s sake, don’t head for the parking lot early!

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The Mass Series – Part VI: Communion rite: Joining ourselves to Jesus

The Mass Series – Part VI: Communion rite: Joining ourselves to Jesus

| Father Tom Margevicius | September 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

After the “Great Amen” everything looks the same: the appearance of bread and wine, a regular man in unusual garments and a gathering of common people of various ages, races, languages and states in life.

On the surface, it all seems ordinary. But our faith affirms that Jesus Christ is really present. The bread and wine have actually become his body and blood; the priest is acting in Christ’s person; and we, the assembly, are given God’s Spirit so we also become the body of Christ.

What happens next?

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The Mass series – Part V: The miracle of the Eucharist: ‘My flesh is true food’

The Mass series – Part V: The miracle of the Eucharist: ‘My flesh is true food’

| Father Tom Margevicius | September 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Now that the bread and wine – the fruit of our lives – are at a dignified place on the altar, the assembly stands and begins a dialogue with the priest that’s difficult to translate:

“The Lord be with you.”

“And also with you” (literally, “and with your spirit”).

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The Mass Series – Part IV: Presentation of the gifts: Bread, wine and ourselves

The Mass Series – Part IV: Presentation of the gifts: Bread, wine and ourselves

| Father Tom Margevicius | September 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Before moving forward let’s review. One week ago, we saw that the church considers the Liturgy of the Word power-packed. What the liturgy’s actions say, the word of God enacts. Or as the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” says: “The liturgical word and action are inseparable both insofar as they are signs and instruction and insofar as they accomplish what they signify.”

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The Mass Series – Part I: What we believe is what we pray and live

The Mass Series – Part I: What we believe is what we pray and live

| Father Tom Margevicius | February 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

“Ite, Missa est.” This is the Latin ending of the Mass, rendered in English as: “The Mass is ended, go in peace.”

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