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Masses allowed to resume, but for most, 10-person limit too small

Masses allowed to resume, but for most, 10-person limit too small

| Joe Ruff and Maria Wiering | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

For most, the 10-person limit too small

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‘Modest resurgence’ seen in the use of chant at Mass

‘Modest resurgence’ seen in the use of chant at Mass

| Mark Pattison | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Catholics return to their churches as coronavirus-induced lockdowns ease up, they’re not likely to be confronted with a bunch of unfamiliar words in Latin printed in some medieval-era typeface with notes in the shape of squares rather than ovals.

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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

| Cindy Wooden | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special “Mass in the Time of Pandemic” to plead for God’s mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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How to live without Mass

How to live without Mass

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q. Masses have been canceled. How are we supposed to survive as Catholics, much less continue to grow and raise our families in the faith?

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Parishes across archdiocese streaming Masses, prayers

Parishes across archdiocese streaming Masses, prayers

| March 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many parishes are offering daily Mass in addition to weekend Masses, making it possible for Catholics to participate in Mass every day during Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order, which continues through April 10.

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Proximity to Mass important to many Catholic seniors

Proximity to Mass important to many Catholic seniors

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Paul Miterko had a series of back injuries and surgeries at age 74. At one point, he needed a hoist to get him in and out of bed. Today at 80, he still has pain but he gets around using a walker. 

One benefit of mobility: He can walk to Mass on his own, using a covered walkway that connects Epiphany Senior Housing where he lives to Epiphany church in Coon Rapids. 

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Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

There was a buzz before the 5:15 p.m. Mass Feb. 22 at
St. Joseph in Waconia, as seven couples with corsages and floral bouquets gathered for the processional with Father Stan Mader, the pastor.

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Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some churches in China have suspended community activities, including Mass, over fears of the deadly coronavirus virus that has already killed six people and continues to spread, reported ucanews.org.

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Pilgrims persevere through early morning, missed train

Pilgrims persevere through early morning, missed train

| Sara Kohl | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Good morning! 

Actually, as I write this, it is evening here in Rome, but time has been a funny barrier for us pilgrims today, so I will stick with Minnesota time.

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The ministry of making room

The ministry of making room

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our family learned this summer that we are expecting a baby in March — due on the feast of the Annunciation. A delightful date to think of welcoming another child.

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Eucharistic devotions

Eucharistic devotions

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eucharistic devotions are spiritual practices outside of the Mass that give honor to Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament, as well as opportunities to pray to Jesus in an intensified and personal way in his very presence.

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The Eucharist as remembrance

The Eucharist as remembrance

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesus asked his apostles and those who would follow to continue the eucharistic celebration that he began. Paul was the first to record the specific request that Jesus made. After Jesus took the bread and broke it, he said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in memory of me” (1 Cor 11:24). Likewise, after Jesus offered the cup he said, “Do this, as often as you drink it, in memory of me” (1 Cor 11:25).

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