Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin
Saturday - 9:00 am - noon
Saint Pius X Parish is a Catholic faith community of worship, prayer and thanksgiving, serving the world through outreach and action. Realizing our baptismal call, we envision ourselves serving the Kingdom of God through:
- vibrant and nourishing liturgies
- knowledge of the faith and personal spiritual growth
- social justice and responsibility
- responsible stewardship of time, talent and treasure
St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, IA, seeks to fill the following position:
- Part-time Coordinator of Religious Education (click here for job description)
- Email resumes to Rev. Philip Thompson at email@example.com or mail to St. Pius X Church, 4949 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Resumes due by August 3rd. Contact Rev. Philip Thompson at 319-393-4445 for more information.
Now Hiring Sunday Childcare Leader, 1-2 Sundays a month. Do you enjoy interacting with kids ages 1 - 5? Join the Pray & Play Sunday staff. Qualifications: Adults and teens 16 years or older, reliable and a happy personality. $10 per hour. For more information contact: Pam Satern 393-4445 firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Serving Training
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 14-15, 2018
Presider Let us pray for the needs of this gathered community and for our world.
For all members of the church. For the strength and grace to shake off the dust of rejection and mockery when we step out in faith and turn our lives to Christ. We pray to the Lord…
For nations struggling with the influx of people seeking relief from war, poverty or persecution. May they agree on policies that are both practical and humane. We pray to the Lord…
For all who go to bed hungry. May they receive their share of the earth’s food. We pray to the Lord…
For all who are making vocation and lifestyle decisions. May God guide and assist them in recognizing their call to holiness and wholeness. We pray to the Lord…
For all who struggle with mental or physical illness. May they experience healing and peace. We pray to the Lord…
For our loved ones who have died. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we offer in silence. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider Holy God, you call us to walk in the love of your presence. Help us to share the inexhaustible riches of your goodness with those who are most in need, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Save the Date
God asks everyone to become invested in their faith life. We can all do this by sharing in prayer, sharing our talents, and sharing financially. You are invited to plan your gift to God, giving back a fair and generous percentage of the blessings God has bestowed on you.
If you are interested in joining our parish family or learning more about the parish, please fill out our online form. We will be in touch with you once the form is received! We look forward to having you join St. Pius X.
Current Service Opportunities
Do you need service hours for school? Now is a great time to get it done.
Are you looking to help out at your parish? Click here for service opportunities that are updated frequently.
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Metro Catholic Outreach
Metro Catholic Outreach is a collaborative project of the eleven Catholic Parishes of the Cedar Rapids Metro area. This outreach provides a food pantry, call center for referrals and assistance and emergency financial assistance to those in need in our area.
GET MORE INVOLVED AT MASS!
Are you young, old, male, female, middle or high school,........... anyone looking for a way to be more involved at St. Pius? Try volunteering as an usher! We need friendly, helpful people who are willing to assist with the collection and communion at our weekend liturgies. No training is required; we let you “shadow” an usher once or twice to get the hang of it. After that, we’ll schedule you as often as you’d like at whichever Mass you prefer! (Our greatest needs are for the 4:30 and 10:30 Masses.) If you feel that God is calling you to serve your parish through this ministry, please contact Marianne in the Liturgy Office at 393-4445 or email@example.com. Team up with your husband/wife, son/daughter, mom/dad, Confirmation sponsor, friend, etc., and make this a fun way to share your time and talent!
Adults enter into full communion with the Catholic Church through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA. Those who have not received baptism look forward to the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. We share Baptism with many other Christian traditions. In their case, preparation leads to Confirmation and Eucharist as they enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. Baptized Catholics who have not yet received Confirmation and First Communion may also prepare for these Sacraments through this process.
Here at St. Pius X, the process of study, prayer, and reflection will be on Wednesday nights this fall, starting on September 27, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm. Inquirers will attend Sunday Mass as their faith journey occurs within a small, supportive group of other searching adults. On behalf of all the parish community, each individual will have a parish companion who attends Wednesday nights and accompanies the candidate during religious rites important to the RCIA journey.
At the end of this process, the candidate will celebrate with the Parish upon receiving Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion from March 30th-April 1st on Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday with their families as recognized members of the Catholic Church.
In addition, we are always looking for those interested in helping RCIA candidates along this journey home to the Catholic Faith. Whether speaking, hospitality, or mentoring, your living example of Catholicism is truly valued. Even if you are unable to join us for this ministry, know that your presence in the Faith can create a welcoming atmosphere to every parishioner.
If you would like to register, have questions or know someone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, please call Tony Lavorata at 393-4445x112 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Father Philip Thompson, Pastor
- Deacon Al Scharosch, Deacon
- Deacon Paul Zimmerman, Deacon
- Deacon Ron Ridder, Deacon
- Mary Swiderski, Secretary
- Melanie Martin-Trainor, Business Administrator
- Sandra Pickart, Director of Liturgy
- Sister Joellen Price, PBVM, Pastoral Associate
- Marianne Wink, Liturgy Assistant / Facilities & Hall Rental
- Anthony Lavorata, Director of Faith Formation
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Cyndy Logue, Social Justice Coordinator
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
- Jerica Christensen, Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate