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Featured Article: Series On Worshipping During Holy Mass - Part 1 - What is the most important invitation that we can receive in our lives? This article is the first of a series on preparing for Holy Mass, participating in its celebration, and going forth to praise God in our communities. Our desire for the Eucharist moves us to make Christ-life choices in thought, speech, and action during the week. Consider that the most important invitation is offered to us each time that our Lord Jesus Christ invites us into sacramental Communion with Him. Read Full Story

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Bishop Ricard goes to AfricaBishop John Ricard, SSJ, of Pensacola-Tallahassee, preaches to seminary students during Mass at St. Peter's Regional Seminary in Pedu, outside Cape Coast, Ghana. Bishop Ricard was leading a delegation representing the U.S. bishops' subcommittee on the Church in Africa, and a solidarity trip to the African nation of Ghana and Nigeria.

Other members of the delegation included Washington Auxiliary Bishop Martin A.Holley and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, N.Y. Bishop Ricard holds a 6-month-old Richard Samuel at Our Lady of Apostles Hospital in Akawanga, Nigeria. Bishop Ricard, and Bishop Holley, along with Rosaline GanDzide, listen as a guide describes the former slave dungeon at the Cape Coast Castle Museum in Cape Coast, Ghana.

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