Divine Worship

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Holy Rosary offers encounter with God’s love on Divine Mercy Sunday

“It’s just so amazing and so beautiful seeing so many people taking advantage of the graces of this day,” said Elissa Voss.
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Forgiveness is theme of Divine Mercy Sunday in Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archbishop Lori will celebrate a 1:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Sunday Mass April 8 at Holy Rosary, home of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Divine Mercy Shrine.
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Chrism Mass includes renewal of commitments, distribution of holy oils

More than 24 gallons of oil were distributed to parishes and other Catholic institutions at the archdiocesan chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland March 26.
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Mary, Mother of the Church should be celebrated this year, cardinal says

Reminding bishops, pastors and Catholics around the world that all Latin-rite Catholics should celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church on the Monday after Pentecost this year, Cardinal Robert Sarah said the celebration should take precedence over any other possible liturgy that day.
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Holy Week schedules announced for Archbishop Lori, parishes

Find the Holy Week schedule for your parish and see where Archbishop Lori will lead archdiocesan celebrations.
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Day of Reconciliation is March 19

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore will have a special opportunity to go to confession on a Day of Reconcilation, scheduled for March 19.
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Do not pay for Mass, redemption is free, pope says

Mass isn't a paid arrangement for salvation but rather the commemoration of Christ's sacrifice of his life, given freely to all, Pope Francis said.
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The future for Gregorian chant appears to be bright

If the past is any indication of what the future may hold for Gregorian chant's place in Catholic life, prospects are good that it may once again become the principal music at Mass.
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Popularity of Gregorian chant has flourished in recent years

Though still not the core music in most American Catholic parishes, Gregorian chant continues to gain popularity among the youth, said Scott Turkington.
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Gregorian chant offers Catholics elevated liturgy tied to early church

Gregorian chant was standard in the Mass in the 1950s, but fell out of favor after the Second Vatican Council, when the traditional Latin Mass was changed to the dominant language of each country.
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Ready or not, here comes God’s grace

In the case of First Reconciliation, we just need to do the very best we can to prepare our children and trust that God will take care of the rest.
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Advent begins with Mercy

Giving time, talents and resources via spiritual and corporal works of mercy offers a way for Catholics to serve while preparing for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord.
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