Tag: Mass

Hill-Murray family grateful for outpouring of support during son’s recovery

Hill-Murray family grateful for outpouring of support during son’s recovery

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Football and faith connections were natural reasons for Academy of Holy Angels senior twins Mitch and Jack Hendrickson to donate their recently-won charity check to support Zach Zarembinski, a senior at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood who has been recovering from a brain hemorrhage suffered during an Oct. 27 football game.

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Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

| Carol Zimmermann | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year with the feast of the Immaculate Conception falling on a Saturday — Dec. 8.

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Crowded church? That’s good news

Crowded church? That’s good news

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people are going to join us on Dec. 24 and 25 who don’t normally come to church. They will take our parking spots, our usual pews, our hymnals and our coat hooks.

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The Eucharist as thanksgiving

The Eucharist as thanksgiving

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

You have no idea how many people have told me, “I don’t get anything out of Mass.” I am quick to reply, “You have it backwards. You don’t come to Mass to get something. You come to Mass to give something, and that something is your thanks to our good and gracious God for the blessings that you have received.”

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From readers – September 27, 2018

From readers – September 27, 2018

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘I confess to almighty God …”

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Attending Mass on Sunday night becoming new tradition for many Catholics

Attending Mass on Sunday night becoming new tradition for many Catholics

| Emily Benson | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Going to church on Sunday morning is a tradition for most Catholics, but a new trend may be emerging: Sunday-evening Masses.

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Vikings QB coach inspired by Sparano’s faith, priorities

Vikings QB coach inspired by Sparano’s faith, priorities

| August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski remembers going to Winter Park, the team’s old practice facility in Eden Prairie, to find offensive line coach Tony Sparano praying with his Bible in his office in the early morning before practice.

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Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Kenneth O’Hotto, pastor of St. Mary in Waverly, immediately knew who to call when asked to host Rural Life Sunday, an annual celebration of rural life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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How to widen our hearts on Mother’s Day

How to widen our hearts on Mother’s Day

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

As my husband and I are writing a book on miscarriage for Catholic couples, I’ve posed the question on social media: Has your parish’s blessing on Mother’s Day included prayers for women who long to have a child or women who have lost a child?

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A daydreaming believer

A daydreaming believer

| Greg Erlandson | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I often follow along in my missalette the words of the entire Mass, not because I am pious but because I am a chronic daydreamer. Looking at the words on the page and thinking about them can keep me focused … for a while. But then something sends me off again.

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Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others, pope says

Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The final words at Mass — “Go in peace” — are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God’s blessings through their lives, not an opportunity to go outside and speak ill of others, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic parishes, schools gearing up for Super Bowl

Catholic parishes, schools gearing up for Super Bowl

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those plans include participation in one of the more than 30 events during the weeks before the game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Other parishes and schools have their own events, and a couple of downtown Minneapolis parishes have adjusted Mass schedules to accommodate visitors.

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