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Recent news and musings by the Catholic Center

 

Repay to Caesar…homily 10/22/2017

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Jesus tells us to “repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” How do we understand this famous passage?

 

Homily from 6:30pm Mass on 10/22/2017. Readings taken from the 29th Sunday in Ordinary time- find them here.

 

 

New Hire at Pius XII Newman Center

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm
Pius XII Newman Center is pleased to announce the creation of an Alumni Relations Director. Julie Lambert, of Madison, SD, begins this new chapter in the Catholic mission to SDSU.
Julie is a wife and mother with many years experience in sales, journalism, and business. She comes to this position with a desire to put her gifts and talents at the service of the Catholic Church. Having sent four children through college, including two Jackrabbits, she is sensitive to the need to provide dynamic and powerful campus ministry.
The Alumni Relations Director that Julie fills was created to empower our Catholic Jacks alumni to develop our Newman Center ministry. We know what motivated alumni can do for a university, but we’ve never harnessed our alumni in this way.¬†Through Julie’s work of motivating and engaging our alumni, Pius XII Newman Center will be able to better fulfill its mission to bring the Catholic faith to SDSU.
If you’d like to visit with Julie, contact her by phone: 605-270-9877 or email: CatholicJacksAlumni [at] sfcatholic.org

 

 

Cling to goodness, beauty, and truth.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Why does it seem like things that we should obviously hold on to are actually HARD to recognize and keep when they cross our path? Lord, give us the grace to discover the SPLENDOR of truth!

 

 

Homily preached at Pius XII Newman Center, 6:30pm Mass on 9/17/17. Readings for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

 

Prayer of Faith and in Faith.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Do you have faith in the words of Jesus? We must pray for a greater trust and confidence in the promises of Jesus, especially when he says: “if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.”

 

 

Readings from the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

 

Share our Lady’s Sorrows, Share her Son’s Glory

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Many people wonder what we should do in the face of racism, violence, and evil. Have we forgotten what our Lady did? On this feast of the Assumption, let us join her. She imitates Jesus who suffered. Jesus gives her a share in His glory. He will give us a share, too, if we join her in penance and prayer.

Homily from the Solemn Mass of the Assumption, August 15, 2017. Recorded at St. Paul’s parish, 7pm Mass.

 

 

Strength for the Test

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Jesus allows to be tested out of His love for us. By being tested we know two things: 1) what it is like to be with Him, who was tested and every way and 2) where we are in our life of faith.

 

Readings for this homily taken from the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Homily given at 10:30am Mass at Pius XII Newman Center.

 

 

Lessons in Heaven: a homily

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

There is an earthly way of thinking and a heavenly way of thinking. The Feast of the Transfiguration allows us to consider- what is heaven? Am I becoming more heavenly?

 

 

Readings taken from 8/6/2017, the Feast of the Transfiguration on Sunday. Homily from the 8:30am Mass at St. Paul, White, SD.

 

 

Being patient with God’s patience with us

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm

God’s patience is directed towards our salvation as He is willing to suffer our sins during our life of conversion.

Readings taken from the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Homily preached at Pius XII Newman Center, 10:30 am Mass on July 30, 2017.

 

 

The Spirit prays in our Weakness

Posted by on at 7:48 pm

The Holy Spirit prays in our weakness, so do not be afraid to encounter and know your weakness. It is there the Lord comes.

Readings taken from 16th Sunday of Ordinary time. Homily preached at 10:30am Mass, in Pius XII Newman Center, July 23, 2017.

 

 

Wheat and Weeds

Posted by on at 7:45 pm

In the Church and in our hearts are both wheat and weeds that our Lord patiently waits to harvest to our salvation and His glory.

 

Readings taken from the 15th Sunday of Ordinary time. Homily preached at Pius XII Newman Center 10:30am Mass.

 

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