PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARISH By Joining Us for a home made Italian Dinner on November 14th at 6:00pm in the Church Hall at St. Pius X Church. There will be a Door Prize, Raffle, Trivia, and Great Food! The cost is $12.00 per person. This is not only a way for all of us to get together to mark the First Anniversary of our Parish of St. Joseph-St. Pius X but to fund upcoming diocesan bills. Please purchase tickets as soon as possible so that we may plan on food. Tickets can be purchased after all masses or by contacting the parish office. Thank you!
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Hello Everyone, We have just begun the month of November. This is the time of year when we remember our loved ones who have died. It might seem to be a bit of a depressing task at first, but the process of remembering our deceased loved ones is actually a healthy and sacred one. In our remembering we must bring to mind the person whom we loved. In this act we are given a very special gift of feeling as though we are with them again. They seem to be really present with us in our memory of them.
Dear Fellow Members of Saint Joseph-Saint Pius X Parish, today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi (The Body and Blood of Christ). We always celebrate this feast the Sunday after Trinity Sunday. Because of this it usually falls at the end of the month of May or sometime in the Month of June (depending upon when Easter is). It is a Feast day that holds many traditions with it. These celebrations were meant to demonstrate the whole community’s spirit of gratitude for Jesus sacrifice of his own body and his own blood.
Hello Everyone, Last weekend we covered the 17th Chapter in Matthew Kelly’s book in which he discusses the 6th pillar of Catholic spirituality; Spiritual Reading. I know that I mentioned some authors that you might find enjoyable , but I thought that I should write them down for you.
Matthew Kelly’s own website is DynamicCatholic.com He provides all of the titles of his own very popular books and several other Catholic Authors (including Pope Francis).
Dear People of Saint Joseph-Saint Pius X, It’s definitely beginning to look (and feel) like spring. I have been noticing the brown lawns beginning to turn green and the little buds that are appearing on our trees. I even saw a tree in bloom with many bees buzzing around it. There are also those wonderful little creatures, the mayflies. All of these are signs of spring. These signs do not occur instantly all in one day, rather they take their time. As the weather warms and the sun shines each comes out in its own time.
Dear People of St. Joseph-St. Pius X Parish, Here we are at the start of a new cycle of life; the season we call spring! It is glorious and so invigorating after this horrendous winter. I am happy just for the fact that I have made it through winter alive (and sane?). Spring is a time for planting and getting out. It is a time for cleaning and airing out. It is a time to get together with friends and family for no reason except that it is nice outside. In our church it is a time when we celebrate Easter, Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Weddings and Ordinations.
Dear people of St. Joseph-St. Pius X Parish, this week I continue to reflect upon the Sacraments by discussing the greatest of them, the Eucharist. Eucharist means to give thanks, so what is it that we are giving thanks for? It is in gratitude that my faith, hope and love have been more free to grow and flourish. I have come to believe that one cannot be a believer in God unless one first knows God. We need to come to a place in our lives which enables us to want to know God. When I was younger I knew of a God who was angry, strict and vengeful.
Hello again everyone, To continue with my explanation of the Sacraments, I will now discuss the differences between the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony. First and most obvious difference is the living situation after the celebration of the Sacrament. The Deacon, Priest or Bishop will not have to change his position in the bed after the Holy Orders is celebrated, because if he is married he will still be married and if he is not married he will remain unmarried after receiving the Sacrament.
During the weekend of March 13th and 14th we will reach out with an In Pew Commitment for the 2015 Partners In Charity Annual Appeal. Once a year we commit ourselves to this ongoing work by supporting this life giving appeal. We reflect on God's great generosity and respond with generous giving of our own.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, with the imposition of ashes on our foreheads this Wednesday, we begin the forty day season of Lent. We bear those ashes with humility and in truth to show God and the world that we are sinners in need of repentance. We also bear those ashes with faith and trust in the mercy and forgiveness of God.
While Lent is a time of repentance marked by deepened prayer, penance and almsgiving, it is also a time of renewal. What begins with ashes and repentance ends with new life and joy as we celebrate Christ’s triumph at Easter.