Most Masses for the Solemnity of Mary (A Holy Day of Obligation) are before 6:00 p.m. and after 10:30 a.m. Here’s a guide for Mass Times not in that time period. For the full Mass Times Schedule, click here. December 31, 2019 After 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. St. Augustine (Minster)
by John Stegeman Stephen Janssen was in a rough spot for a practicing Catholic. Janssen is a nurse who works weekends. Like many other nurses, his shift runs from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., making it nearly impossible to fulfill his weekly obligation to attend Mass. Impossible, that is, until
As parents of young children in church, we’ve all been there: the squirming, the diving below the pews, the waving for attention of the adults behind us, the too-loud whispers to “Sit down and be quiet,” and “Listen to Father.” I confess that, as a mother of four children under
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr reminds you, on page 2 of this edition, that your Sunday Mass obligation is not suspended during the summer vacation months. Summer activities, coupled with extended daylight hours and warmer temperatures do consume time. Still, the Sunday Mass requirement is an obligation, not an option. “On
In this video, Fr. Mike encourages us to keep going through the motions, if that’s all it feels like we’re doing at Mass, because it’s in times of desolation that our faith grows the most.
“Daddy, why is the priest dressed like Jesus?” Do you remember that question? I used it in the very first article introducing this column, as an example of a teaching moment we could seize. It dawned on me recently that we could challenge ourselves and ask an even
This column first appeared in our July, 2018 print issue Q: What does the church teach concerning transubstantiation? Is the current teaching of the Catholic Church that through the consecration of the Eucharist we receive the real presence of Christ, or a symbolic presence? A: Very frequently it is thought
St. Boniface honors the military and the memory of the Four Dorchester Chaplains — a Catholic priest, a rabbi, and two Protestant ministers — who gave up their life jackets and saved others on the SS Dorchester as it sank in 194e. Locking arms, the four Army chaplains died together, singing