From the Pastor's Desk - Archive

July 2, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Whoever gives only a cold cup of water to one of these little ones to drink, because the little one is a disciple, amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” These concluding words from our Lord in the Gospel passage we read this Sunday remind us that even the smallest act of kindness, undertaken simply out of Christian charity, carries with it true reward. That said, our Lord does not suggest that we should serve those in need simply out of a desire for some payment in return. Rather,…read more

June 25, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This Sunday, we say farewell to Fr. Eric Silva at the 9 AM Mass and with a coffee hour to follow. Fr. Silva has been in residence at St. Pius X for the past few years while serving as chaplain at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull. During that time, he has also made himself very available to say Mass and hear confessions for our parish community. I am tremendously grateful to Fr. Silva for his service to our parish community, and wish him well in his new assignment at St. Rose of Lima…read more

June 18, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last weekend, our celebration of the solemnity of Corpus Christi concluded with a beautiful Eucharistic procession. I would like to extend a special thanks to our Knights of Columbus Council 16347 and to Fr. Silva, who put so much time and energy into organizing this devotion for our parish. With Fr. Silva outlining the liturgical structure of the procession, the Knights took the lead on working with the Fairfield Parks and Recreation department to get approval for us to use the park at the corner of Brookside Drive and Mill Plain Road, coordinating with…read more

June 11, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Church calls our attention to the great Mystery of Faith, which is the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. In this sacrament, we are able to draw close to Jesus and receive divine nourishment for our souls. The act of receiving Communion is both personal and communal. When I receive Jesus in the Eucharist, our Lord gives Himself to me in an intensely personal way. Those moments after receiving are truly moments of great union with our Savior. As Pope St. John Paul II…read more

June 4, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity presents us with a central mystery of our Catholic faith, namely, that the one God is a Trinity of Divine Persons. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us that, “the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the ‘hierarchy of the truths of faith.’…read more