Tag: Mass

Dress up, not down for Sunday Mass, even in summertime

Dress up, not down for Sunday Mass, even in summertime

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | June 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Every year, this sensitive summer subject crops up: What to wear for church.

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New translation is a plus for Catholics

New translation is a plus for Catholics

| James Breig | May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Vista and “New Coke” have proven that not every change is for the better. Furthermore, when change comes to important elements of life, it is often resisted with the cry of “we never did it that way before.”

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Series to explain changes coming with new Roman Missal

Series to explain changes coming with new Roman Missal

| Father John Paul Erickson | April 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

“Lift up your hearts!”

These are pivotal words in the Mass, words spoken by the celebrant to the congregation during what is referred to as the “preface dialogue.”

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Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

| Father John Paul Erickson | March 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Lay preaching in the Catholic Church was the topic of a recent story in the StarTribune newspaper. The Catholic Spirit asked Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship, to answer a few questions on the topic to clarify the church’s teaching.

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Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Learn more about the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass published in the third edition of the new Roman Missal, during a “Mys­ti­cal Body, Mystical Voice” workshop.

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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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Does attending Mass on Christmas Day this year fulfill one’s Sunday obligation?

Does attending Mass on Christmas Day this year fulfill one’s Sunday obligation?

| Father John Paul Erickson | December 16, 2010 | 7 Comments

The short answer is no — attending Mass on Christmas Day this year, which happens to be a Saturday, does not fulfill one’s obligation to attend Mass on Sunday, any more than attending a wedding on a Saturday afternoon fulfills one’s Sunday obligation. But the reason behind this answer requires some explanation.

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It’s not a sin to miss Mass due to the weather

It’s not a sin to miss Mass due to the weather

| December 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

A Minneapolis pastor offered his parishioners some rules of thumb for future weekends when weather or other circumstances make attendance at Mass difficult, if not impossible.

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Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché presided at the “Blue Mass,” a Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance to honor police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel, Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The event honors those that serve the community and those that have died in the line of duty.

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Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

| Gina Dolski | September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Shelly Johnston does a reading during the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities Sept. 12 at St. Paul Seminary’s St. Mary’s chapel.

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New ‘farmers’ Mass’ being offered in New Prague area

New ‘farmers’ Mass’ being offered in New Prague area

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Farmers and others in the New Prague area whose schedules make it difficult for them to attend Sunday morning Masses now have a new option: an 8:15 Saturday night Mass at St. Scholastica in Heidelberg.

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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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