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Quotes of Pope St. Pius X

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Photo and Relic of St. Pius X in Rectory Chapel

Photo and Relic of St. Pius X venerated in the Rectory Chapel

Where is the road which leads us to Jesus Christ?  It is before our eyes: it is the Church.  It is our duty to recall to everyone, great and small, the absolute necessity we are under to have recourse to this Church in order to work out our eternal salvation.

It is an error to believe that Christ did not teach a determined body of doctrine applicable to all times and to all men, but rather that He inaugurated a religious movement adapted, or to be adapted, to different times and different places.

“Progress” of dogmas is, in reality, nothing but corruption of dogmas … I absolutely reject the heretical doctrine of the evolution of dogma, as passing from one meaning to another, and different from the sense in which the Church originally held it. And likewise, I condemn every error by which philosophical inventions, or creations of the human mind, or products elaborated by human effort and destined to indefinite progress in the future are substituted for that Divine Deposit given by Christ to the faithful custody of the Church . . . Condemned and proscribed is the error that dogmas are nothing but interpretations and evolutions of Christian intelligence which have increased and perfected the little seed hidden in the Gospel.

For, since it is the will of Divine Providence that we should have the God-Man through Mary, there is no other way for us to receive Christ except from her hands.

The Child is not found without Mary, His Mother . . . If, then, it is impossible to separate what God has united, it is also certain that you cannot find Jesus except with Mary and through Mary.

Bearing in her womb the Savior, Mary can also be said to have borne all those whose life the Savior’s life enshrined. All of us, then, as many as are knit to Christ  . . . have come forth from Mary’s womb: one body, as it were, knit together with its Head.

The Rosary is the most beautiful and most rich in graces of all prayers.  It is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.

 

Prayer to St. Joseph by Pope St. Pius X

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously by placing love of duty above my inclinations; to gratefully and joyously deem it an honor to employ and to develop by labor the gifts I have received from God, to work methodically, peacefully, and in moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from it through weariness or difficulty to work; above all, with purity of intention and unselfishness, having unceasingly before my eyes death and the account I have to render of time lost, talents unused, good not done, and vain complacency in success, so baneful to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all to imitate thee, O patriarch St. Joseph! This shall be my motto for life and eternity.Where is the road which leads us to Jesus Christ?  It is before our eyes: it is the Church.  It is our duty to recall to everyone, great and small, the absolute necessity we are under to have recourse to this Church in order to work out our eternal salvation.

6th Annual Novena to St. Joseph: March 10th through 18th

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

 Click below for a PDF copy of the Novena Prayers we use at St. Mary Church in Salem, SD:

NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH PDF

Novena in Honor of St. Joseph: March 10 – 18

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Saint Joseph Charpentier by Georges de La Tour

Saint Joseph Charpentier by Georges de La Tour

For the third consecutive year, we have prayed the Novena in Preparation for the Feast of Saint Joseph together as a parish.  You can find the Novena Prayers as uesd at Salem, SD here:  NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH PDF  On Saturday, March 19th, at 10:00am, a Sung Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary in Salem.

Photos of St. Mary Church at Christmas

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Novena to St. Joseph (March 10-18)

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Several friends who follow our parish on the website have asked for the prayers we use at St. Mary of Salem for the Novena in preparation for St. Joseph’s Feastday (March 19th).  You can find them here in PDF format:  NOVENA TO ST. JOSEPH PDF