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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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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 III: Christ is present in the word proclaimed

The Mass Series – Part III: Christ is present in the word proclaimed

| Father Tom Margevicius | September 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

Of the articles I am writing for this series on the Mass, I am really excited about this one: the Liturgy of the Word.

For too long, we have assumed, “Protestants get the Bible, Catholics get the sacraments.”

Wrong.

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