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:
- Coordinator of Youth Ministry - This is a part-time position. Primary responsibilities include coordination of youth ministry sessions, and various retreats & youth conferences.
Contact Rev. Philip Thompson at 319-393-4445 for more information.
We invite you to donate to relief efforts for the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. We remember how people came to our assistance after the devastating flood of 2008. Now we are able to help others who suffer. On the weekend of Sept. 9-10, place your donation (make out to St. Pius Parish) in a plain envelope marked “Hurricane Relief” and drop in the collection. All of those funds will be directed to Catholic Charities for distribution to those affected.
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 14-15, 2017
Presider: Let us pray that the healing power of Jesus may rest on all who are in need.
For the Church. For healing of the wounds that hurt God’s people. We pray to the Lord…
For people of every nation. For lives filled with peace, joy, and fulfillment. We pray to the Lord…
For doctors, nurses, caregivers and families who care for the elderly and infirm. May they receive the grace of Jesus to care with patience and compassion. We pray to the Lord…
For all those living with depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and other conditions that affect their ability to cope with day-to-day life. May they find courage in God, through whom all things are possible. We pray to the Lord…
For the members of our community who are suffering and unable to be here today. May the gift of healing hope flow from this gathering to them. We pray to the Lord…
For our beloved dead. May they forever dwell with God in His kingdom of peace. We pray to the Lord…
Presider: For the sick of our parish, and all who will be anointed with sacred oil. May they experience healing in body, mind, and spirit. Grant them life and health as we lay our hands upon them in your name.
Wine & Wisdom
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.
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.
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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 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 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!
This year we will focus on the Stewardship of TALENT
How can you use your TALENTS? Can you use your TALENTS to serve God?
Consider how God is nudging to you to share a portion of your
TALENTS with Him and in service at St. Pius X.
Play and Pray
St Pius X Pray & Play Sunday Childcare
Opening for a SUBSTITUTE LEADER during Sunday masses. We are looking to add to our Leader Team with a vacation/absence substitute who would fill in 1or 2 Sundays a month during mass times. If you enjoy engaging toddlers and preschool age children, please apply. You are aided by a helper to play, read, and teach simple bible stories. You must be at least 17 years old, willing to attend VIRTUS training online. Leaders are paid $10 per hour. For more information please contact: Pam Satern 393-4445 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
- Julia Gannon, Social Justice Director/Coordinator of Religious Education
- Jerica Christensen, Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate
- Michael Jasudowicz, Buildings & Grounds Director