From the Pastor's Desk - Archive

September 1, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Labor Day weekend is synonymous with the end of summer and the official start of the year. The real calendar year begins now, no matter what January might claim to the contrary! I hope that the summer months have been restful for you and your families and that the start of regular work and school is filled with blessings! In this first week of September, lots of exciting things will be happening for us at St. Pius. First, Bishop Caggiano will be with us twice this week to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to our young…read more

August 25, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The exhortation “Strive to enter through the narrow gate” may be among the most challenging things our Lord ever utters in the Gospel. Why? First, he says it in answer to a question about how many will be saved. Will many? A few? Jesus suggests that many are not strong enough. He says that many will claim to have kept His company, but that they, too, will not be able to enter the Kingdom. Strive to enter through the narrow gate. Before going further, let us pause to ponder the narrow gate itself. The…read more

August 18, 2019

FROM FR. TIM WHILE THE PASTOR IS AWAY:   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I would like to introduce Fr. Edward J. Enright, O.S.A., a dear friend of mine who will be assisting us while Fr. Sam is away. Here are a few words from Fr. Ed’s bio describing his background and academic achievements: “I have been a member of the Order of St. Augustine for 53 years, and ordained 45 of those years. I have been a tenured Associate Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts for the past 10 years. I was…read more

August 11, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Though a morning viewing of Sports Center is not part of my ordinary routine, on Monday I decided to tune in for some reason. Moments later, they shared the story of Shelly Pennefather, a former basketball player at Villanova who is now Sister Rose Marie, a cloistered nun in a Poor Clares convent in Virginia. In the 28 years since she entered the convent, her all-time scoring record (2,408 points) at Villanova has not been broken by any player, male or female. She won the Wade Trophy in 1987, an award given to the…read more