2015 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings
Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/14/15
If you missed the Eucharistic Procession, I encourage you to look at pictures and read articles about the day. It was a beautiful, powerful day!
This weekend's homily, though I was tired from the Procession and all the preparation that went into it, is here for your listening pleasure.
Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/08/15
As Christ healed the deaf man with the word "Ephphatha!" so we are called to "be open." Listen to the full homily HERE.
I also recount below my "Pastor's Ponderings" for this week as a way of protection:
In my first days here at St. Ben’s, I learned quickly ... Read More »
Posted by Carol Cyr on 8/31/15
In this weekend's homily I addressed the notion of people being spiritual but not religious. On the other extreme we encounter people who have a checklist of rituals which I also explored. As Catholics, we must have a both AND attitude. Listen to my full homily HERE.
Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/20/15
My name is Fr. Joel Hastings. You may call me either “Fr. Joel” or “Fr. Hastings” (I do not have a preference). I have been ordained for 16 years, having received ordination to the priesthood on June 30, 1999 from Bishop Roger Schwietz here in Duluth. In answer to ... Read More »