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April 2016 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

April 2016 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings


Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/25/16

Duluth Diocese - United Catholic Appeal

Supporting the Proclamation of the Gospel in the Diocese of Duluth

It is UCA time again, the kick-off our Duluth Diocesan - United Catholic Appeal is Sunday, May 1.  Last year, thanks to your generosity our parish met its assessment without using any ... Read More »

Extraordinary Ministers

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/18/16

What constitutes the necessity of the use of extraordinary ministers at the distribution of Holy Communion?

In describing what determines the need for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, it is first necessary to define this title, especially in relationship to other ministries. Whereas most ministries at Mass are “ordinary,” ... Read More »

Why Latin?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/11/16

Why do we value Latin over Hebrew and Greek translating?

I begin by admitting that my answer to this question may not be complete; however, I will at least provide reasons why Latin became the language of the Church, especially when so much original source material (in particular, the ... Read More »

Divine Mercy

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/04/16

On this day, the Second Sunday of Easter, we keep the feast of Divine Mercy. During this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy as given to us by Pope Francis, today’s feast of mercy comes with great opportunity to both celebrate and receive the mercy of God in the midst ... Read More »

Easter - Newness of Life

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/04/16

May you have a Blessed Easter in receiving the “newness of life”

             On this Easter Sunday, as we celebrate Jesus Christ’s rising from the dead, I wish to extend to all the hope for the greatest Easter blessings in your lives. I welcome all those who are visitors ... Read More »


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