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March 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

March 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Holy Week

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/26/18

The blessings of Holy Week

     Today we begin the holiest of weeks when our Lord Jesus Christ, out of love for us and obedience to His heavenly Father, accepted death so as to give new life. It is in this act of love that our whole life ... Read More »

Bowing vs. genuflecting

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/19/18

When I was young, every time we crossed the altar we genuflected toward the tabernacle, acknowledging God’s presence therein. Why today do persons crossing the altar bow toward the front of the altar rather than genuflect toward the tabernacle?

         The answer to this question of bowing and genuflecting ... Read More »

Why was Zechariah punished for questioning the angel but not Mary?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/12/18

Could you explain why Zechariah was punished for questioning the angel Gabriel’s message while Mary was not?

     This is a great question about the events of the conception and birth of John the Baptist and of the Lord Jesus Christ. While there are definite parallels to the ... Read More »

“24 Hours for the Lord”– Pope Francis’ initiative for confession will be held at St. Benedict’s!

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/05/18

Next weekend, beginning at 12:00 pm on Friday, March 9, and lasting until 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 10, our parish will be hosting this year’s 24 Hours for the Lord on behalf of the whole of our diocese. I want to especially encourage all members of our parish ... Read More »


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