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Pastor's Corner with Fr. Sean Weeks

Father Sean Weeks is a native Californian, born in Anaheim and raised mostly in Lancaster, CA. His favorite part of his priestly ministry is gathering for Mass with his people and preaching God’s word and offering the sacraments. His dog, Sarge, makes him laugh everyday.

Assignments since being ordained to the priesthood on 29 May 2004
  • Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Lake in Lake Oswego

  • Pastor at Our Lady of the Mountain in Ashland

  • 2011 - Pastor at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Portland

St. Pius X Pastor Corner - Father Sean Weeks

Father Sean's Weekly Message

July 19, 2024

“I need a vacation from my vacation!”


Have you ever felt like this? I have for sure – even when I started shortening the vacation by a day for rest at home. “Work hard and play hard” was my policy. Well, this Sunday offers us a diferent invitation, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” We all need to retreat with the Lord. The Lord's promise through Jeremiah, "I myself will gather my flock" is fulfilled in Christ who beckons, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."

"Beside restful waters he leads me;" the waters are Jesus himself. When others came to know about this retreat, “they hastened there on foot," eager to come "near by the blood of Christ" whose heart is always moved with pity for the poor and needy. We are members of that "vast crowd" who realize that Jesus himself "is our peace," the one who enables us to "dwell in security."

 

So, I offer you this challenge. Schedule for yourself a day with the Lord. This should be a day of rest and refection. Go away with Him. Talk with Him. Learn from Him. Rest in Him. Let’s see what that can do for the chaos in our lives.

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