He is truly risen!

Sunday, April 10th 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Christ is risen! He is truly risen! This is what the celebration of Easter is all about — the truth that Jesus was crucified for our sins and three days later rose from the dead, conquering death once and for all. We know it’s true,…

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Our true identity.

Sunday, April 3rd 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Once again this week, we are reminded of what a loving and merciful God we serve. The theme of the readings for this fifth Sunday of Lent are summed up beautifully in today’s Gospel passage from John, which recounts the story of the woman caught…

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Prodigal Son.

Sunday, March 27th 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin At our Sunday Masses at Saint Joachim this weekend, we have replaced the Cycle C readings with the Cycle A readings for the Second Scrutiny for those preparing to enter the Catholic Church. However, the following is a reflection on the Cycle C readings. For…

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Tending our spiritual growth.

Sunday, March 20th 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin For the next three weeks, the Saint Joachim will use the Cycle A readings at Mass because of the Scrutinies for those who are entering into the Catholic Church. The Scrutinies are part of the formation process for our Catechumens and Candidates. To better accommodate…

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