St. Pius X Catholic Church

Mass Times

Saturday 4:30 pm (Reconciliation 3:30 - 4:00)
Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin

Office Hours

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


  • Sun, Jun 17th

  • Sun, Jun 10th
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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

                                                                                                                                                            Donate Now

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Positions Available

St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, IA, seeks to fill the following position:

  • Ppart-time Coordinator of Religious Education (click here for job description)
    • Email resumes to Rev. Philip Thompson at or mail to St. Pius X Church, 4949 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

Contact Rev. Philip Thompson at 319-393-4445 for more information.

Altar Serving Training

Altar Server Training

Vacation Bible School


Monday, June 18 - Thursday, June 21, 2018               6:00 – 7:45 PM

Come join the fun at Shipwrecked with crafts, Bible stories, games, songs and snacks! 

Open to kids 4 years old – 5th grade.  

Click here to sign up for 2018 Vacation Bible School

Click here to volunteer for 2018 Vacation Bible School


Click here for Consent Form/Liability Waiver - all participants must have a current form on file to attend.

Prayer of the Faithful

Prayer of the Faithful

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 9-10, 2018


Presider: Christ has called us by his words and saving deeds, so we confidently place our needs in his care.

For Pope Francis, all bishops, and the clergy. May they lead us to deeper faith in God and a stronger love for those who surround us. We pray to the Lord…

For political leaders who are infused with faith, principles, and strength of character. For all who work for an end to division and exclusion. We pray to the Lord..

For all who are bound by guilt from past deeds: that Christ will free them, refresh their inner selves, and give them a new vision for life and service. We pray to the Lord…

For the youth in our parish who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. May their lifelong faith journey be joyful and filled with the Spirit. We pray to the Lord...

For the healing and comfort of all who struggle with chronic pain, addiction, and recovery, especially our sick parishioners. We pray to the Lord…

For those who have died. May they experience the forgiveness of their sins and the joy of seeing God face to face. We pray to the Lord…

For the prayers we hold in the depths of our hearts.  (pause)  We pray to the Lord…

Presider  Lord, from the beginning of history, You promised the triumph of good over evil, and of your Kingdom over that of Satan. In your love, continue to show us that victory as you answer the prayers we have placed before you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

2018 Stewardship

2018 Stewardship

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.


2018 Stewardship Survey


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.

Bulletin Subscription via Email

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 link, or  contact Jullia Gannon ( or 319-393-4445)
- Metro Catholic website 


 MCO "in the news" - November 2014

Click here to read Cedar Rapids Gazette Article - April 2014



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  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!

Religious Education Calendars

Religious Education

Click here to register for 2018 - 2019 Religious Education - registration for 18-19 year is not yet available, please check back or watch our Parish Bulletin for details





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



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