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
We need you to serve on our various parish and school boards and commissions. Our parish-wide elections are held the third weekend of May (May 18-19). We have one opening each on our Parish Council, our Faith Formation Commission, St. Pius/St. Elizabeth School Board, and Regis Middle School Board. If interested in finding out more information about these boards, contact Fr. Phil or any member of the boards. Click here for additional information and nomination form.
Paving for Progress Update
Construction Update | May 13, 2019
Crews continue to work on the trail and storm sewer improvements along the east side of Council Street.
Starting this week, the closure area will move slightly to the north, closing the intersection at 48th Street.
Property owners can access their neighborhood from the south end of Council Street at 42nd Street, and by utilizing local roads such as Sherman Street, 46th Street, 47th Street, and Ozark Street.
Access to St. Pius and also Noelridge Park Greenhouse remain open and can be accessed off Council Street from Collins Road.
The Noelridge Park pavilion and playground remains open and can be accessed off Council Street from 42nd Street.
As always, thank you for your patience!
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
5th Sunday of Easter
May 18-19, 2019
Presider Confident of God’s unconditional love, we pray for our own needs, those of the Church, and those of the whole world.
For Pope Francis and all the church’s leaders. May they show us the way to God by word and example. We pray to the Lord…
For an end to violence and division. May our daily living transform our suffering world into a place of love, justice, and peace. We pray to the Lord…
For an end to poverty and hunger in our world. For a society in which everyone can live with dignity and hope. We pray to the Lord…
For respect and care of our earth. For the protection of all God’s creation. We pray to the Lord…
For God’s blessing upon all high school and college graduates. May He guide them as they enter adulthood, help their faith to mature, and inspire them to use their gifts for the good of others. We pray to the Lord…
For the sick. May they be healed through God’s infinite mercy, and be comforted by those who care for them. We pray to the Lord...
For our family members, friends, and parishioners who have died. May they rise to new and unending life in joy. We pray to the Lord…
For our own intentions which we now offer in silence. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider God who makes all things new, we ask you to bless those who continue to make you known, even in difficult situations. Strengthen this parish community that we may love and serve our neighbors and be faithful and effective witnesses to the Gospel. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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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 Micaela 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 Sundays this fall, beginning in September 2019 and concluding after Easter. A parish companion will attend the sessions with you.
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 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 Communion 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 an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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
- Michael Becker, Pastoral Associate
- Micaela Andrews, Liturgy Assistant
- Anthony Lavorata, Director of Faith Formation
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Cyndy Logue, Social Justice Coordinator
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate