Worship & Sacraments

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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Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

The pope spoke to hundreds of confessors and other participants attending an annual course on the sacrament of reconciliation
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Where to get married?

Father Doyle fields a question about where a wedding can take place in a marriage between a Catholic and a Christian of another denomination.
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Former director of the office of liturgy dies

Atonement Father C. Donald Howard, director of the office of liturgy for the Archdiocese of Baltimore from 1985 to 1988, died Jan. 6. He was 71. A funeral Mass will be offered Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer in Sterling, Va., the parish he served as associate pastor and then pastor for...
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Don’t rush through silence at Mass, pope says at general audience

The silence that precedes the opening prayer at Mass is an opportunity for Christians to commend to God the fate of the church and the world, Pope Francis said.
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Agoraphobia and Mass attendance/ Is sign of peace required?

In the latest "Question Corner," Father Doyle fields questions on agoraphobia and Mass attendance, and whether the sign of peace is required.
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Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

"It makes me so sad when I celebrate (Mass) in the square or in the basilica and I see so many cellphones in the air," the pope said. "And not just by the lay faithful, some priests and bishops, too."
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All Saints Day is a holy day of the Catholic Church

All Saints Day, a solemnity set aside by the Catholic Church to honor saints known and unknown, will be celebrated Nov. 1.
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USCCB publishes official English-language translation of exorcism rite

A translation from the rite revised following the Second Vatican Council. The revised text draws from rituals used by the Catholic Church for centuries.
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Catholic wedding in Columbia unites 10 Hispanic couples

Half of the couples were from El Salvador, but Mexico and Colombia were also represented. The wedding was webcast for their families across Latin America.
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