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Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2013)
(click here for the Spanish version of Pastor's Pen)
Today’s readings address the faithful one, the one who waits on God but may not feel God’s presence. Every person who seeks God has at one time or another experienced the absence of God. Jesus himself cried out during his dark night of the soul.
The Epistle of James speaks to this. The author says that we must be as patient as the silent, fallow earth that awaits the slow, soaking rains of winter and the hard, necessary rains of spring. As the farmer is sure of the precious yield of the land, we can be sure of the precious yield of our patient waiting. God is never far away.
The messengers from John the Baptizer asked Jesus if he was the one whose coming John had announced. The messengers wanted to hear the answer that the imprisoned John already knew. Everything that John said was finally happening: because of Jesus, light shines in eyes; words of promise are received; people leap and dance.
The promise of Isaiah is fulfilled in Jesus. Wobbly knees and feeble hands are strong, the desert blooms, the savanna and steppe flower, the darkness is chased away.
—Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Inspired by Saint Pius X, the parish takes to heart his motto: “To restore All Things in Christ”.This is grounded in personal renewal, parish renewal and in community renewal. The parish celebrates this by actively participating in Eucharist worship, prayer, the Sacraments, promoting social justice and providing a variety of forms of Catholic education available for all members. We are proud of our economic, cultural and age diversity. We share our gifts and resources to live the Gospel of Jesus in a spirit of joy.
St. Pius was born on June 2, 1835, at Riese in the Diocese of Treviso, Italy. Named Joseph Sarto, he was the oldest of eight surviving children of a poor family. He was educated in his home town before he began studies for the priesthood at the seminary in Padua, in 1850. He was ordained on September 18, 1858, at the cathedral in Castelfranco. He was named Bishop of Mantua on November 19, 1884. On June 12, 1893, he was created a cardinal. Ten years later, August 4, 1903, he was elected Pope and crowned on August 9, 1903... [ Click Next ]