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December 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

December 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Renewing the Family from Within

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/31/18

Renewing the Family from Within:  An Invitation on the Feast of the Holy Family.

          Today on this Sunday within the Octave of Christmas (that is, the Sunday within the eight days beginning with Christmas day through January 1,) the Church celebrates the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and ... Read More »

The Greatest of All "Presents"

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/24/18

The Greatest of all Christmas “Presents”:  Jesus Christ

            In just a couple of days we will arrive once again at the celebration of Christmas.  As I extend to you and your family good wishes and many blessings this Christmas, I offer some reflections upon the blessings of Christmas ... Read More »

More on Mortal Sin

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/17/18

Name some mortal sins other than killing, missing Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (Part 2:  Examining your conscience more effectively and confessing your sins).

           Last week, I began an answer to this question of naming mortal sins beyond those listed in the initial question by reminding all ... Read More »

What is a mortal sin

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/10/18

Name some mortal sins other than killing, missing Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (Part 1:  Definitions).

           In recent years, when there have been many in the Church who have spent much time and energy explaining away all sin, let alone the reality that there are serious sins ... Read More »

Advent-Prepare

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/03/18

Advent:  Preparing to Meet the Lord

As we begin our observance of Advent, we are invited to turn our focus to preparing for the coming of Christ – in every sense of His coming.  That is, while it is plain that Advent serves to help us be ready to ... Read More »

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