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

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Connecting the Dots

Food Faith ClimateOn the feast of Pentecost we can all ask ourselves:  What “mighty acts of God” have I seen and spoken about? 

One obvious answer is marveling at the unfolding of springtime into summer.  This further gives us an opportunity to speak about an upcoming opportunity to participate in “Connecting the dots…” workshop being held Sunday, May 31, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Prairiewoods Spirituality Center, 120 E. Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, Ia.  The event is a program of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light and it is co-hosted by:  First Presbyterian Church, First Congregational United Church of Christ, and St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Climate change is related to our food choices.  When we sit down to dinner, we may not think about global warming, but one third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are connected to our food system.  At every meal, we can make a real difference that ensures a more climate-friendly food system.  And luckily, the ethical choices are also pleasurable ones that improve the health of the planet and our bodies. 

Iowa Interfaith Power and Light’s Food, Faith, and Climate program provides education on how our food practices contribute to climate change and explores how our faith traditions call us to respond with practical solutions.

There are “free tickets” available:  please contact Sister Joellen at 393-4445 or




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Pastoral Minister for Social Justice

Sr. Joellen has decided to pursue a little easier schedule by becoming a half-time member of our parish staff, beginning July 1.  She will continue to serve as pastoral associate for pastoral care, particularly to our elderly and sick parishioners.  But that means that the parish has an opening for a director of our social justice ministry.  We are currently taking applicants for this position, for 15-20 hours per week.  Those interested should contact Fr. Phil by May 29.  

Click here to view job description

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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 11:00 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  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!


Mass Times

Saturday 4:30 pm (Reconciliation 3:30 - 4:00)
Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am

Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - noon

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Current Events

Easter Flower Donations

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Sharing our Faith, Securing Our Future

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Greeters, Ushers, Lector, Lead EM’s and Altar Servers

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Current Service Opportunities

Do you need service hours for school or National Honor Society? Summer is a great time to get those done.

Are you looking to help out at your parish?  Click here for service opportunities that are updated frequently. We will remove a specific opportunity when it is filled or the date is past.

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.

For further information, see the following links, or  contact Sister Joellen ( or 319-393-4445)
- Metro Catholic website - Metro Catholic Outreach Overview - Metro Catholic Outreach - A Cooperative Effort -
Outreach Volunteer Registration Form

METRO CATHOLIC OUTREACH is seeking to fill the position of Director.  The Director will oversee the overall operations of this collaborative effort of the 11 Catholic parishes in the CR metro area. The center provides a food pantry and financial assistance for those in need. Candidates must have a passion and desire to work with people in need while accessing the available resources through the metro Catholic Parishes and the community at large.  (This is a 30 hour a week position.)

Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication, strong organizational skills and be a self-starter; have computer skills, including MS Office with capability in Word and Excel; a working knowledge of the social services and resources in the larger Cedar Rapids community, able to lift 40 lbs. when needed and the ability to work with diverse group of volunteers and clientele.

Additional information describing the position is available on line at:  Please send a Cover letter, Resume with references postmarked no later than Wed. April 22, 2015.  Send resume and cover letter including 3 references.


Scouting For Food

We collected and sorted the food collection on September 21, 2015.  We had 13 cub scouts and 24 parents/siblings participate in the food drive. Collectively we had more than 55 hours of volunteer time. 

Scouting for Food

 MCO "in the news" - November 2014

Click here to read Cedar Rapids Gazette Article - April 2014

Archbishop's Statement on Ice Bucket Challenge

Please click here to read the statement from Archbishop Jackels related to the Ice Bucket Challenge.




Perhaps you have been worshipping with us for years. You may have served as an usher or greeter. Maybe your children are enrolled in Religious Education or in one of the Catholic Schools. We appreciate all that you have done for our parish and are grateful to have you with us. We invite you to consider the RCIA process that prepares adults for full sacramental union with the Catholic Church.

Sessions begin in mid-September but conversation and registration is available now by calling Linda Van Etten at 393-4445 or send her an email at


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