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Fr. Joel Hastings

Fr. Joel Hastings

Procession and Ordinary Time

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/14/15

If you missed the Eucharistic Procession, I encourage you to look at pictures and read articles about the day. It was a beautiful, powerful day!

This weekend's homily, though I was tired from the Procession and all the preparation that went into it, is here for your listening pleasure.

Healing and Spiritual protection

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/08/15

As Christ healed the deaf man with the word "Ephphatha!" so we are called to "be open." Listen to the full homily HERE.

I also recount below my "Pastor's Ponderings" for this week as a way of protection:

In my first days here at St. Ben’s, I learned quickly ... Read More »

Spirituality vs. Religion?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 8/31/15

In this weekend's homily I addressed the notion of people being spiritual but not religious. On the other extreme we encounter people who have a checklist of rituals which I also explored. As Catholics, we must have a both AND attitude. Listen to my full homily HERE.

Autobiography of the new pastor

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/20/15

My name is Fr. Joel Hastings. You may call me either “Fr. Joel” or “Fr. Hastings” (I do not have a preference). I have been ordained for 16 years, having received ordination to the priesthood on June 30, 1999 from Bishop Roger Schwietz here in Duluth. In answer to ... Read More »

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