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December 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

December 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Extending Christmas

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/27/17

Extending Christmas to every day.

     As today’s bulletin is that for the Fourth Sunday of Advent that also happens this year to be Christmas eve, I offer early though timely wishes for all to have a blessed Christmas.

     Truly this final Sunday of our Advent ... Read More »

Integral Confession

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/18/17

Advent Review:  The importance of an “integral confession.”

         As we draw nearer to the coming of the Lord, all are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Penance as proper preparation for Christmas. In today’s bulletin there is a list of all the scheduled times for confession in the ... Read More »

Children's Questions

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/11/17

Children’s Questions: Is God and Jesus real?

     Sometimes, it may seem like God is not real because we cannot see or hear Him in the way that we see and hear each other. However, even without seeing or hearing Him we can know that God is real ... Read More »

Does one Mass on Christmas Eve count for Sunday and Christmas?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/04/17

Since Christmas Eve is on a Sunday, will one Mass count for both Sunday and Christmas?

     This important question has a clear and direct answer – that 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas are two separate days and, therefore, we are to participate in two separate Masses. ... Read More »


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