Tag: Priests

Sayonara, summer

Sayonara, summer

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

As summer will soon come to an end, The Catholic Spirit wanted to highlight just a few of the ways priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis celebrated the season with the local faithful.

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Lend your voice to Christ

Lend your voice to Christ

| Fr. Troy Przybilla | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus invites men and women in the silence of their hearts, but he also uses you and me to call and invite. I do not believe that more programs are needed to promote vocations. Rather, I believe that more people are needed to promote vocations.

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Ordination Joy

Ordination Joy

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The local Church celebrated six new priests May 31 as Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained the men at the Cathedral of St. Paul on the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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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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Enrollment continues to be at capacity

Enrollment continues to be at capacity

| Susan Klemond | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enrollment at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul has been at or near capacity, with 132 men from 20 dioceses currently attending the seminary.

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Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

| Carol Glatz | July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Be joyous, authentic and loving while resisting fly-by-night commitments, catty gossip and sleek cars, Pope Francis told future priests, brothers and nuns.

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Rediscover: Religious Vocations

Rediscover: Religious Vocations

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Many ways to answer calling from God
– Archbishop: Oct. 12 event is chance to celebrate, re-energize
– St. Paul native chooses marriage… to Christ
– From Harvard to the convent
– Our deepest desires

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10 men ordained priests for archdiocese

10 men ordained priests for archdiocese

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The seminarians comprised the largest ordination class since 2005.

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Meet our new priests

Meet our new priests

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read Q & As with the 10 men who will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Why priests are happy

Why priests are happy

| February 28, 2013

For all the expectations placed upon them, priests today are experiencing surprisingly low levels of burnout and high levels of satisfaction with their lives

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Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Priests around the archdiocese have been poring over liturgical scripts and rehearsing speaking parts in anticipation of the Nov. 27 debut of the new Roman Missal, which will usher in the most significant changes to the Mass in more than 40 years.

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Priesthood not only surviving, it’s thriving

Priesthood not only surviving, it’s thriving

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Twice in two days this week I’ve stumbled upon published claims that the Catholic Church and the Catholic priesthood as we know it are, if not doomed, on life support.

One analyst offered that, due to the pedophilia scandals and the failure of leadership to be sufficiently accountable (in his estimation and in the estimation of others) in the aftermath, the Catholic laity’s disillusionment with the current church leadership model is “extensive and probably permanent.”

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