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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 ]
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 16, 2013)
(click here for the Spanish version of Pastor's Pen)
This 11th Sunday of Ordinary time, we turn inward to analyze the hypocrisy humanity seems to indulge in most often. In the first reading, King David has lusted over and committed adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of a loyal and trusted officer of his army. In response to Bathsheba becoming pregnant, King David tries to hide his sin. However, due to his infidelity and shame, he has his loyal officer killed.
In the portion of the story proclaimed at mass, the prophet Nathan confronts King David about his sin, and David humbly admits his fault and repents. King David sins greatly multiple times in his life but his great contribution to our spiritual life is that he shows us an example of self reflection followed by sincere repentance.
We must ask ourselves, are we like the Pharisees in the gospel who judge others and condemn others based upon their status, ethnic origin, financial capability, or where they live. Or simply cause scandal and harm because people are not behaving the way one wants them to. Judgment of others is a reflection of a person’s failure to be honest about one’s own self.
Christ challenges us to look inside ourselves this Sunday in order to find our own sins and faults, to humble ourselves, and turn to the Father for mercy, so as to root out our hypocrisy of criticizing others and ignoring our own faults. Rather, we are to sincerely seek humility so that we might deal with our neighbors fairly and grow spiritually towards Christ.— Fr. Luke Jauregui