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
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 15-16, 2018
Presider Dear friends, to follow Jesus is to join him freely on the way of the cross. With Jesus’ trust in God’s power to save, let us pray for the needs of the whole human family.
For Pope Francis and all who lead the church. For the courage to live out the Catholic faith as joyful witnesses to integrity and holiness. We pray to the Lord…
For those situations in which conflict leads to hatred, violence, or war. For peace in our world, our nation, our local community, and our families. We pray to the Lord…
For the poor, homeless, hungry, and imprisoned. May we neither ignore them nor rationalize away their suffering, but extend our hearts and hands to assist them. We pray to the Lord...
For the catechists who have been entrusted to pass on the faith to the children, teens and adults of our parish. May God grant them zeal for His Church and Word so they may become living testaments of faith. We pray to the Lord…
For those who struggle with loneliness, addiction, depression, or any illness. May they be brought to health and wholeness through the mercy of Christ. We pray to the Lord…
For all who have died. May they be welcomed into the light and peace of Heaven. We pray to the Lord…
For the needs that burden our hearts and minds. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider Make us one, O God, in acknowledging Jesus the Christ. As we proclaim him by our words, let us follow him in our works. Give us strength to take up the cross and courage to lose our lives for his sake. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 on September 9, 2018 and concluding after Easter, sessions are held after 10:30am Mass until 1:30pm (with a meal included). 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 email@example.com.
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.
- 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
- 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 & Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate