Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 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
People of the Passion
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.
Wine & Wisdom
Thursday, March 2
Social 6:30pm, Presentation 7:00-8:00pm, in Pius Hall
“People of the Passion”
by Linda Van Etten & Trish Lokmer
The Passion accounts of the four gospels tell us about Jesus' final hours, as well as about discipleship and the challenges of following Jesus. What were the struggles and successes for the people in the passion stories?
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb. 18-19, 2017
Presider: My sisters and brothers, how hard but how liberating is the teaching of Jesus, to love even our enemies, for in that gift we find the freedom to love unconditionally.
For all Christians who struggle with the challenge of loving one’s enemy, and for those who hold the Church in disdain. We pray to the Lord…
For peacemakers, negotiators, and all who work to promote peace and reconciliation between warring nations. For a world where hate and revenge no longer exist. We pray to the Lord…
For those who commit acts of terrorism, take innocent life, exploit the poor, abuse children, and persecute Christians. We pray to the Lord…
For the disabled, the immigrant, and those experiencing any kind of discrimination or prejudice. May they have the rights and dignities that are theirs as the children of God. We pray to the Lord…
For those who find it difficult to forgive, to let go of past hurts, to be generous. We pray to the Lord...
For all who suffer in mind, body, or spirit. May they know the healing power of Christ in their time of need. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have died. May they find eternal light and peace in the heavenly kingdom. We pray to the Lord…
For our personal intentions which we offer now in silence. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider: God of mercy, in Christ Jesus you challenge us to renounce violence and to forsake revenge. Teach us to recognize as your children even our enemies and persecutors and to love them without measure or discrimination. Remind us that all are our brothers and sisters, no matter how they treat us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Have you been thinking about becoming a Catholic someday?
Do you know of someone who might be interested in becoming Catholic?
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 September 28th but conversation and registration is available now by calling Linda Van Etten at 393-4445 or send her an email at email@example.com
Youth Ministry & Religious Education Calendars
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.
For further information, see the following links, or contact Jullia Gannon (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-393-4445)
- Metro Catholic website - Metro Catholic Outreach Overview - Metro Catholic Outreach - A Cooperative Effort - Outreach Volunteer Registration Form
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!
"Pray & Play” Sunday Childcare Leader
We are in need of one additional Leader during Sunday Masses. Do you love to interact with kids ages 1- 5, play, read, and teach simple Bible stories? A team of three Childcare Providers rotate Sundays. Time: 2 Sundays per month from 8:10am-12:10pm. You must be willing to attend VIRTUS training (online training is available). Rate of pay: $10 per hour. Contact: Pam Satern 393-4445 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are available in the church office or click here for application, please return to church office.
Play and Pray
- Father Philip Thompson, Pastor
- Ron Ridder, Deacon
- Deacon Lanny Peterson, Deacon
- Deacon Al Scharosch, Deacon
- Deacon Paul Zimmerman, Deacon
- Mary Swiderski, Secretary
- Melanie Martin-Trainor, Business Administrator
- Sandra Pickart, Director of Liturgy
- Marianne Wink, Liturgy Assistant / Facilities & Hall Rental
- Linda Van Etten, Director of Faith Formation
- Jerica Christensen, Coordinator of Youth Ministry/Confirmation
- Sister Joellen Price, PBVM, Pastoral Associate
- Julia Gannon, Social Justice Director
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate
- Michael Jasudowicz, Buildings & Grounds Director