Tag: Mass

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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Summer Sunday Mass: option or obligation

Summer Sunday Mass: option or obligation

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday morning, so Sunday is sacred and reserved as the Christian sabbath, the day to remember the Resurrection and to offer our praise and worship. God gave us the Third Commandment as a solemn obligation, not a suggestion or an option: “Keep holy the sabbath day” (Ex 20:8-11; Dt 5:12-15; see also the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Nos. 2174–2178).

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With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mass marked the beginning of a process leading up to an archdiocesan synod, a gathering of delegates from around the archdiocese to discern, with the archbishop, pastoral priorities for the archdiocese’s immediate future.

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Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

| Christina Capecchi | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota.

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A sacrament for healing shame

A sacrament for healing shame

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is always surprising to me that people turn out in such great numbers for Ash Wednesday Mass. The symbol of ashes on the forehead is an ancient symbol of repentance. It is an acknowledgment that I have sinned and I need God’s mercy. Perhaps so many people come on Ash Wednesday because deep down they recognize a basic human need ­— the need to be freed from shame.

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Hill-Murray family grateful for outpouring of support during son’s recovery

Hill-Murray family grateful for outpouring of support during son’s recovery

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Football and faith connections were natural reasons for Academy of Holy Angels senior twins Mitch and Jack Hendrickson to donate their recently-won charity check to support Zach Zarembinski, a senior at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood who has been recovering from a brain hemorrhage suffered during an Oct. 27 football game.

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Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

| Carol Zimmermann | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year with the feast of the Immaculate Conception falling on a Saturday — Dec. 8.

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Crowded church? That’s good news

Crowded church? That’s good news

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

Many people are going to join us on Dec. 24 and 25 who don’t normally come to church. They will take our parking spots, our usual pews, our hymnals and our coat hooks.

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The Eucharist as thanksgiving

The Eucharist as thanksgiving

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have no idea how many people have told me, “I don’t get anything out of Mass.” I am quick to reply, “You have it backwards. You don’t come to Mass to get something. You come to Mass to give something, and that something is your thanks to our good and gracious God for the blessings that you have received.”

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From readers – September 27, 2018

From readers – September 27, 2018

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘I confess to almighty God …”

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