Tag: Sacrament

Beyond ‘last rites’: sharing the gift of the anointing of the sick

Beyond ‘last rites’: sharing the gift of the anointing of the sick

| Jonathan Liedl | June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Father Joseph Johnson speaks about the sacrament of the anointing of the sick with an elderly or ill parishioner, he sometimes has to get creative.

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Baltimore priests working to reverse decline in confession in novel ways

Baltimore priests working to reverse decline in confession in novel ways

| Tim Swift | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confession has a confession to make: The sacrament of reconciliation isn’t the draw it once was.

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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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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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