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2016 Lent – Note from Pastor

My Dearest Parishioners, Greetings of Grace to you on this First Sunday of Lent 2016! Regarding the Lenten Season, I offer you several things to keep in mind as you plan your no-doubt busy spring schedules: We are instituting, just for the Lenten Season, a 6:30 pm Mass (English) every Wednesday during Lent, ending on [...]

By | 2016-02-12T16:44:32+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Parish News, Pastor Greg, Pastor's Corner|Comments Off on 2016 Lent – Note from Pastor

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday

The season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 10 and will end on Easter Sunday, March 27. During this season we are called to a deeper commitment to prayer, fasting and self-denial (giving up something). The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops declare that the rules for fasting and abstinence are:  Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Fridays [...]

By | 2017-03-12T20:45:54+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Pastor's Corner|Comments Off on Lent begins with Ash Wednesday

Lenten Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

Abstinence from meats is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one [...]

By | 2017-03-12T11:52:53+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Pastor's Corner|Comments Off on Lenten Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

One in a Million

-Parishioner Diane Marinelli shares her trip to Philadelphia.     A million people descended on Philadelphia last weekend to be part of an historic event -the last stop on Pope Francis's first visit to the U.S.   I was one of them. After months of planning, I set off with no particular expectations.  I figured my [...]

By | 2016-12-07T21:05:04+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Parish News|Comments Off on One in a Million

2015 SPX Pastoral Council

Meet Your 2015 SPX Pastoral Council   Father Greg Goolsby,Pastor     Fr. Greg Goolsby has commissioned a renewed Parish Pastoral Council, consistent with his plans to learn about the parish and make our St Pius X congregation an even stronger community of Catholics.   The role of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) [...]

By | 2016-12-07T21:05:04+00:00 August 29th, 2015|Parish News|Comments Off on 2015 SPX Pastoral Council

8/30/2015 A Note From Your Pastor

Father Greg Goolsby, Pastor   Dear friends in Christ, We have been a busy lot of folks this past week, and much more is just around the corner. Check out the photographs of our parish feast day ice cream social (last weekend) on the cover of this bulletin.       I also [...]

By | 2016-12-07T21:05:04+00:00 August 29th, 2015|Parish News, Pastor Greg, Pastor's Corner|Comments Off on 8/30/2015 A Note From Your Pastor

August 2, 2015 – New School Year Blessings

We are all beginning to settle into the swing of things as the new school year will begin this week. The kids are, at least to some degree, probably not quite ready for summer to end. I suspect that all of the parents are of a different mind! We will be extending blessings to all [...]

By | 2015-07-29T15:45:32+00:00 August 1st, 2015|Pastor Greg, Pastor's Corner|Comments Off on August 2, 2015 – New School Year Blessings

July 19, 2015 – Farewell Seminarians

July 19, 2015 Dear fellow Parishioners, Our two seminarians, Mark White and Bradley Star, will be leaving us all too soon. Our Knights of Columbus are celebrating their presence with us, and their impending return to their theological studies, with a good old-fashioned, family-style BBQ this Saturday, July 18th after the 5:00 pm Mass. Everyone [...]

By | 2015-07-29T15:29:32+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Pastor Greg, Pastor's Corner|Comments Off on July 19, 2015 – Farewell Seminarians

July 12, 2015 – Sacrament of Annointing

  July 12, 2015 I have just a few thoughts to share with you this week. As we revel in celebrating 239 years of independence, our hearts and minds rightly turn to thoughts of the men and women who have and are fighting to preserve our free dignity. As often as possible we will include [...]

By | 2015-07-29T15:27:42+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Pastor Greg, Pastor's Corner|Comments Off on July 12, 2015 – Sacrament of Annointing

On Our TEAM

Did You Know? We have over 50 individual ministries that are run by →YOU,←  our parish family of volunteers. You started them, dedicated your time to build them up, you've recruited, you SERVED. NOW I'm asking for a little more - *sigh* We need you to help us tell others about YOUR GROUP. I know, we're [...]

By | 2016-12-07T21:05:04+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Parish News|Comments Off on On Our TEAM