Tag: Mass

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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The sacrifice at your hands

The sacrifice at your hands

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

“Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.”

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Praying with song: Children learn theology behind sacred music

Praying with song: Children learn theology behind sacred music

| Susan Klemond | December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Along with liturgical music, the St. Cecilia (girls) and St. Gregory (boys) choristers of the upper choir are rehearsing traditional Christmas music they will sing at the Cathedral’s 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.

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Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

| Father John Paul Erickson | December 15, 2017 | 5 Comments

Unlike the sacred triduum the date of Christmas is quite set. Because of this, parishes and pastors find themselves this year in the unenviable position of celebrating the Solemnity of Christmas only hours after lighting the final candle on the Advent wreath.

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Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

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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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Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

That is why people need to focus their hearts on God, not focus their smartphones for pictures during Mass, he said.

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Butera recalls ‘epiphany moment’ before World Series win with Twins

Butera recalls ‘epiphany moment’ before World Series win with Twins

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before her death in February of 1987, Sal Butera’s mother-in-law told his wife, Gina, that he would play in the World Series that year.

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