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Archbishop Sample Emphasizes ‘Liturgy According to the Mind, Heart of the Church’

PORTLAND, Ore. — The feast of Corpus Christi June 3 marked a special event in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, with the release of the new “Archdiocesan Liturgical Handbook.”
The 375-page handbook, which was disseminated in print to all 120 parishes and chapels of the archdiocese, deals with all things liturgical, outlining the proper celebration of the Eucharist, from what the priest does to how the congregation is to participate.
In his introduction, Archbishop Alexander Sample explained the handbook is intended as a guide to many aspects of life in the archdiocese and parishes “that concern the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy and the understanding of the faith it expresses.” …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/archbishop-sample-emphasizes-liturgy-according-to-the-mind-heart-of-the-chu


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Holy Hour and Healing Service

Holy Hour of Healing Are you hurting? Do you need quiet reflection time? Time alone with Jesus? Join us for an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with a healing service on Friday, August 3, at 5:00pm in St Mary Church.


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St Mary Bus Trip to Holy Hill

St Mary Church will sponsor a bus trip to the Basilica & National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill on Saturday, August 18. Holy Hill sits atop the highest peak in southeastern Wisconsin on 435 acres located in the heart of Kettle Moraine Crosses by Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail. People come to admire the beautiful architecture, meditate or pray, or simply enjoy the quiet, peaceful environment.
The bus will leave at 8:00am from the St Mary parking lot and return at 6:30pm. There will be a Mass at 11:00am. More information will be coming on the itinerary.
The cost is $35, which includes a tip for the bus driver and donation. Lunch will be on your own. We look forward to seeing you. For more information, please contact Fr. Diego at 815-232-3718 or Ann Peters at 815-235-3628.