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
St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, IA, seeks to fill the following position:
- Coordinator of Religious Education and Youth Ministry - This is a full-time position. Primary responsibilities include coordination of religious education classes, Vacation Bible School, recruitment of catechists, youth ministry sessions, and various retreats & youth conferences.
Applicants must be practicing Catholics, and should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree or experience pertaining to the position. Full job description is below. Send resumes by June 28 to Rev. Philip Thompson, St. Pius X Parish, 4949 Council St., NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
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Vacation Bible School
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
June 17-18, 2017
Presider: Let us join together as the Body of Christ and offer our prayers to the Father.
For the Church. May we live the faith we profess, and be for others the face, hands, and voice of Christ on this earth. We pray to the Lord…
For Catholic communities which are deprived of the Eucharist because of war and persecution, the isolation of distance, and the shortage of priests. May their faith be sustained through the Sacred Scriptures, prayer, and works of charity. We pray to the Lord…
For peace throughout the world. May our communion on earth echo the beauty and love of the Eucharist. We pray to the Lord...
For all who hunger. May those who lack either physical or spiritual nourishment be given what they need to grow strong in body and faith. We pray to the Lord...
For fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and godfathers. May they love and guide their families with strength and tenderness, courage and wisdom, generosity and faithfulness. We pray to the Lord...
For the sick. May they be healed in body and in spirit. We pray to the Lord…
For our fathers and grandfathers who have gone before us, and for all fathers who are mourning the loss of a child. We pray to the Lord…
For our own personal prayers which we have brought with us today. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider God of life, as you fed your people in the desert, continue to feed us with the body and blood of your Son, Jesus. Make us worthy participants of the Eucharistic feast and help us to remember that we are one body in him. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wine & Wisdom
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 in 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
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!
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.
Religious Education Calendars
50th Anniversary of Ordination
Play and Pray
- Deacon Ron Ridder, Deacon
- 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
- 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