"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.
Temporary School Custodian
Beginning January 2016 through March 2016, we will need a temporary school custodian. Duties would include garbage removal, sweep, mop & wax floors, clean classrooms & restrooms, set up for events, & some light snow removal. Hours are 2:30 – 11:00 PM. Please contact Mike at St. Pius X School to apply.
Youth Ministry & Religious Education Calendars
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 21-22, 2015 (Year B)
PRESIDER: We are invited to live in the kingdom of God, a kingdom Jesus says is among us. As we follow him in the way of truth and justice, let us present our needs.
For the Church and all called by Christ. Through their ministry may they help us stay vigilant and live out our faith each day. We pray to the Lord…
For nations to seek the way of peace together, replacing jealousy and division with trust and cooperation. We pray to the Lord…
For the victims of tyranny, persecution, oppression, or racism. May the justice of Christ the King rid the world of every trace of hatred. We pray to the Lord…
For the hungry and the homeless. May our deeds of compassion assist them in their time of need. We pray to the Lord…
For our high schoolers who are attending the National Catholic Youth Conference this weekend. May they rejoin our community with hearts on fire from the nourishment of God’s love. We pray to the Lord…
For the members of this faith community. As Jesus exercised his kingship through service, so may we seek to follow his example by pouring ourselves out generously in love and service to others. We pray to the Lord…
For the sick. May their faith in God bring them strength and hope. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have died, and for all who are listed in our Book of the Names of the Dead. May they be welcomed into God’s glorious kingdom of light, happiness, and peace. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we hold in our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
PRESIDER: All-powerful God, you sent Jesus among us to establish a reign unlike any other on earth: a reign of justice, peace, love, and truth for all people. Help us to be living signs of your vision for all and to bring your reign to full fruition. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A CATHOLIC SOMEDAY?
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 email@example.com
Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin
Saturday - 9:00 am - noon
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Current Service Opportunities
Do you need service hours for school or National Honor Society? 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. 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 (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
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.
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!
Power of One
Play and Pray
- Father Philip Thompson, Pastor
- 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
- Lisa Bejarno, Director of Youth Ministry/Confirmation
- Sister Joellen Price, PBVM, Pastoral Associate
- Julia Gannon, Social Justice Director
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Deanna Gerber, Director of Religious Education/Sacraments
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate
- Michael Jasudowicz, Buildings & Grounds Director