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May 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

May 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Sacred Heart Novena

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/30/18

June is the month of the Sacred Heart: Have you ever tried the Sacred Heart Novena?

     As we draw near to the month of June, we approach the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This designation has its source primarily in the fact that the ... Read More »

Reader or Lector?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/21/18

I have noticed that some parishes refer to lay persons reading Scripture in the Mass as “Readers” will others refer to them as “Lectors.” What is a lector and whom does the Church permit to be a lector?

     This is a good question regarding ministries of the ... Read More »

How old was Mary when she rose into heaven?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/14/18

Happy Mother’s Day.

     I want to begin my words today by giving a special greeting to all mothers today on this Mother’s Day. As the Church devotes the whole month of May to honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary, may this particular day within May on which our ... Read More »


Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/07/18

Why were Pilate and Caiaphas enemies? Then became friends?

First, for clarification: the reference to two men having been enemies to only later (during Jesus’ trial) become friends is given in Luke’s telling of the passion, when he refers to Pilate (Roman procurator/governor over Jerusalem and its locale) and ... Read More »


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