Message Archive

Message Archive

F.A.Q. – Week Three

This is a new message series format, in which Father answers questions about faith/doctrine, pastoral questions (how to apply church teaching to our lives), and our parish (why we do what we do at St. Pius). We answer these questions from the perspective of the Catholic Church (scripture and tradition), as well as our own opinions (parish-specific questions). Parishioners sent in questions ahead of time, via our web site. — This week, questions about Scripture and prayers of the Mass.

F.A.Q. – Week Two

This is a new message series format, in which Father answers questions about faith/doctrine, pastoral questions (how to apply church teaching to our lives), and our parish (why we do what we do at St. Pius). We answer these questions from the perspective of the Catholic Church (scripture and tradition), as well as our own opinions (parish-specific questions). Parishioners sent in questions ahead of time, via our web site. — This week, our Parish Mission and Vision Statements.

F.A.Q. – Week One

The first week of our “F.A.Q. – Faith Answering Questions” Message Series.

Half-Truth – Week Five

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10Half-Truth Explored: “God won’t give us more than we can handle.”In this message, we refute the lie that God does not give us more than we can handle. On the contrary, God wants us to walk by faith and not by sight. This means the life of faith will lead us to times where we feel helpless.  God is the ultimate helper and healer, and is there to hold us through all the trials of life.  

Half-Truth – Week Four

Week Four: The Eucharist (Corpus Christi)Scripture:  Mark 14:12-16, 22-26Half-Truth Explored: “The Holy Eucharist is just a symbol.”   In this message, we will look at how the Eucharist is more than just a symbol, but is actually Jesus’ true presence.  We will also look at the difference Holy Communion makes in our lives.

Half-Truth – Week Three

Week Three: The Faith (Trinity)Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20Half-Truth Explored: “All religions are the same.”We also look at the mystery of the Trinity and how to understand God as relationship of love.

Half-Truth – Week Two

Week Two: The Church (Pentecost)Scripture: John 20:19-23Half-Truth Explored: “I don’t need the Church to find God.”

Half-Truth – Week One

Week One: The Way (The Ascension)Scripture: Mark 16:15-20Half-Truth Explored:  “It doesn’t matter what you believe because there are many ways to God.” A half-truth is a statement that includes some element of truth; the statement might be partly true, but in leaving out the rest of the truth, it brings about a deception. The half-truth often leads us to embrace a whole lie.  In this series, we will confront popular misconceptions and errors in thinking that our culture believes. Four of the five weeks…

Love Lives – Week Six

Jesus says, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Jesus shows us love by laying down his life for us. Love lives for us when we sacrifice for others and lay down our lives for them.

Love Lives – Week Five

John writes, “Children let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. Put love in action.” Love lives in our lives when we put it in action and serve other people.