The pace of life that the world pushes us to can make us lose the capacity to be amazed and to reflect about our lives, with days going by routinely without pausing to look around us to sense the greatness of the mystery of life and of faith. Nonetheless commerce marks particular times of our lives, overshadowing others that are important too, prompting us to consume.
This has taken us to passing over important times like the end of the liturgical year and the beginning of the New Christian Year. Do we know when this happens? A clear example of what I am talking about is the month of November.
We neglect the Solemnity of All Saints’ Day, the commemoration of All Souls: San Martin de Porres, St. Charles Borromeo (Patron of the Seminary of the Diocese of El Paso), St. Andrew the Apostle, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Thanksgiving Day, the start of the New Liturgical Year (Cycle C), and the Year of Mercy (starting on December 8, dedicated by Pope Frances).
At St. Pius X Parish we will celebrate Parochial Missions from November 16 to 19, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
The Closing Mass for the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Parish and School as well as the 60th Anniversary Documentary will be held on Friday, November 20, at
6:00 p.m. At 7:30 pm. there will be a Dinner with the Community and the Parish Directory will be distributed.
Is this too little for our life of faith? It is necessary that we reflect on the meaning of these celebrations for Christians and for the parishioners of our community. The celebrations, liturgies and events that we have during this month are a clear sample of the richness of our Christian life.
Let’s be thoughtful and live, celebrate and share these celebrations and events with a Christian sense and that it will cause us to better live the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Rev. Wilson Cuevas. Pastor