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Welcome to St. Pius X Catholic Church

"We are called to be the eyes, hands and heart of the Risen Jesus."
All Fridays After Ash Wednesday
February 24th - March 31st
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Stations of the Cross
5:30 PM in the Church

Lenten Soup Suppers
After Stations of the Cross

In the Community Center

Except March 17 which will be

In McMahon Hall

For Questions email: mpalazo@stpisu.org

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Father Sean's Weekly Message

February 3, 2023

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

Today’s gospel was the story of John the Baptist’s beheading. It’s a gruesome story. However, it is also instructional. “You shall not kill” is the 5th commandment. Herod and Herodias would have been very aware of this commandment and yet they went there. In order to see how, we need to reflect on the story. Before the request for the head of John the Baptist, we find the sins of anger, lust, self-centeredness, disobedience to the law, pride, and there are others. If they didn’t allow these to make a home in their heart, most likely the beheading would not have happened.

 

The author of the Letter to the Hebrews offers another way, “Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality…” Love for the other is the best weapon from allowing the destructive vices to find a home in our lives.

 

Pax,
Fr. Sean Weeks

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