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September 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

September 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Eucharistic prayer choice and C.S. Lewis

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/25/17

Using Eucharistic Prayer I instead of II or III:  it is about opportunity for more intentional prayer.

     You may have noticed recently at Mass that I have frequently chosen to pray Eucharistic Prayer I (also known as the “Roman Canon”).  I would like to explain my motivation ... Read More »

Can I receive communion if I'm late to Mass?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/18/17

Is there a requirement for a person to be present for a portion of the Mass before you can receive the Eucharist during a week day Mass?  In other words, if a person was to come to a daily Mass, let us say at the Our Father, can a ... Read More »

Conflicts in scripture?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/11/17

Explain conflicts in Scripture: Jesus suffered once for all; when man sins the whole community suffers.

     The verses that are being considered here include the following: that Jesus suffered once for all is related to us through 1 Peter 3:18, with similar words being found in Romans ... Read More »

The rapture and our heavenly bodies

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/05/17

What does the Catholic Church say about the rapture?

          For those who may be unfamiliar, some groups of non-Catholic Christians believe in a “rapture” event (or perhaps multiple events) which they see as a future event that happens before the “final tribulation” (as their perspective also sees it) ... Read More »


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