Tag: Sacrament

The Eucharist and the forgiveness of sins

The Eucharist and the forgiveness of sins

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest blessings and least known facts about the Eucharist is that, in the reception of holy Communion, a person’s venial sins are forgiven.

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Teams of Our Lady offers married couples support, path to growth

Teams of Our Lady offers married couples support, path to growth

| Susan Klemond | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Steve and Nicole Pattee of All Saints in Lakeville spend a lot of time in transit, including driving their two teenage daughters to swim meets and flying around the country for work.

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Fear not the confessional

Fear not the confessional

| March 2, 2016 | 6 Comments

Priests explain sacrament’s purpose ahead of 24 Hours for the Lord March 4-5

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Archdiocesan Marriage Day June 6 celebrates the sacrament

Archdiocesan Marriage Day June 6 celebrates the sacrament

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Couples celebrating 25 and 50 years of wedded life during 2015 will be honored in a special way at 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul that day with Archbishop John Nienstedt presiding. June 6 is also opening day of a special centennial exhibit, “100 Years of Marriage at the Cathedral of St. Paul.”

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Widowhood and the curveballs in life

Widowhood and the curveballs in life

| Bill Dodds | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think if God played Major League Baseball, he’d be a pitcher. He’d pitch mostly fastballs, and then, just to mix things up, an occasional curveball — a big curveball.

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New priests share the stories of their chalices

New priests share the stories of their chalices

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt blessed the chalices of the archdiocese’s six newest priests at a special Mass May 29 in the chapel of his residence in St. Paul. At a brunch following the Mass, which was held two days before the men were ordained priests at the Cathedral of St. Paul, each spoke briefly about his chalice.

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Overheard – May 8, 2014

Overheard – May 8, 2014

“Be sure to remember this: Read a passage of the Gospel every day and go to Communion every Sunday to receive Jesus. Don’t forget! When you are sad, pick up the word of God. When you’re feeling down, pick up the word of God and go to Sunday Mass to take Communion, to participate in the mystery of Jesus.”

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Archdiocesan Marriage Day Celebration is June 7

Archdiocesan Marriage Day Celebration is June 7

The Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life will host its annual Marriage Day Celebration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Overheard – April 10, 2014

Overheard – April 10, 2014

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The man and woman are consecrated for love. Through the sacrament, the spouses are given a real mission to make visible — even through simple and ordinary gestures — the love with which Christ loves his church.”

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Rediscover: The Mass

Rediscover: The Mass

| July 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Bonding prayerfully in the pews
– Eucharist gives strength for journey of Christian life
– We prepare for everything important
– Hymns for a new mother

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Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Holy orders is one of the seven sacraments. It, along with the sacrament of marriage, belongs to a special group of sacraments known as the Sacraments of Commitment. These two sacraments are “sacraments at the service of communion,” “directed toward the salvation of others,” and “serve to build up the people of God”.

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Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The sacrament of penance, or reconciliation, helps Catholics recognize “the truth about themselves: that they are beloved children of the Father, who is rich in mercy,” said Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro.

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