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
TGIF Women's Event
Adult Faith Formation
Take Away Hunger Day
Join this joint fellowship project between
St. Pius X Catholic Church and Faith Lutheran Church
Meal Packaging Event
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Hosted at Faith Lutheran Church, 155 Boyson Rd, Marion, IA 52302
Sponsored by Thrivent Financial
The day will begin at 3:00 pm with a joint prayer service
by Deacon Paul Zimmerman and Pastor John Albertson
- The packaging event will begin at 3:30 pm and will last until approximately 5:00 pm
- Each church will provide 28 volunteers to form a total of 4 assembly lines
- Volunteers are needed to help with set up at 2:30 and tear down at the end of the event
- Upon arrival volunteers must use a hand wipe to clean their hands and put on a hair net
- Volunteers will be instructed on proper procedures for filing, weighing and sealing bags. Each 13.8 oz bag contains six 1-cup meals at the cost of 25 cents per meal.
- Our goal is to package 10,000 meals to combat world hunger
- Snack and drinks will be provided for volunteers
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
- Click the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0849ABA92FA7F94-take
Wine & Wisdom 2018-19
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 13-14, 2018
Presider Lord God, you fill our days with blessings in answer to our prayers. We turn to you now in our need.
For Pope Francis, our bishops and priests, and all who lead the church. May they model for us the true freedom and true happiness which come from God. We pray to the Lord…
For those who govern on this Earth, in our country, and in our community. May they show mercy, provide life’s basic necessities, and establish safety and peace for all who are in great need. We pray to the Lord…
As we observe “Respect Life Month,” we pray:
for wisdom and understanding…
for compassion for all victims of poverty and violence…
for dedication to the continued protection of human life.
We pray to the Lord…
For those who fear letting go or giving up what they have for something greater. May we all recognize and cling to those things which lead us to God. We pray to the Lord…
For all who have been affected by hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters. As they rebuild their lives may they cling to God as their rock and sure foundation. We pray to the Lord…
For those who endure illness and suffering. May their worries and pain be eased through our loving prayers and tender care. We pray to the Lord…
For all who have died, especially those most dear to us. May they enjoy their eternal treasure in Heaven. We pray to the Lord…
For the needs we hold in our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider Loving and patient God, fill our stubborn hearts with immeasurable grace as we seek the gift of wisdom and surrender our resistance so we will allow you to be our priority in all we do, think, and say. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son. Amen.
Advent Scripture Study
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
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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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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