St. Pius X Catholic Church

Mass Times

Saturday 4:30 pm (Reconciliation 3:30 - 4:00)
Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am

Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - noon


  • Sun, Aug 20th

  • Sun, Aug 13th
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Mass Times Sept 2017


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

                                                                                                                                                            Donate Now

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Positions Available

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.  

Parish Picnic

Our annual St. Pius X Picnic is Sunday, August 27th

Noon to 2:00 pm on the parish grounds.

Meat, drink & games provided; bring a dish to share.

Volunteer help is needed. To sign up online:

Click here to sign up to volunteer for the picnic


We will also have sign up after masses on August 5/6.

Volunteers age 10 to adult are encouraged to volunteer for a short shift.

Students: This is a great way to get a head start on your service hours!

Contact:  Pam Satern at or 393-4445 for more information


Prayer of the Faithful

Prayer of the Faithful

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19-20, 2017

Presider: We bring our prayers to God, who extends mercy to all peoples and every race.

For believers around the world, in every city, culture, and language. May we recognize Christ in one another. We pray to the Lord…

For the leaders of our world, our nation, our community. May they serve in the ways of justice, integrity, and peace. We pray to the Lord…

For those in need. May they be shown support and compassion. We pray to the Lord…

For refugees and immigrants, particularly those fleeing violence. May they each be treated with dignity as a beloved child of God. We pray to the Lord…

For all who struggle with chronic anxiety, pain, or illness. May their burdens be lifted, and may their caregivers experience wellness and patience. We pray to the Lord…

For those who have died. May they forever dwell on God’s holy mountain. We pray to the Lord...

For the prayers we hold in our hearts.  (pause)   We pray to the Lord…

Presider: God of all nations, you invite us all to the table of life, where all are family and no-one is stranger. Hear the prayers of your people this day and unite our prayers to those of believers everywhere. 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 in September but conversation and registration is available now by calling Anthony Lavorata at 393-4445 or send him an email at


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.  


We Want Your Input

Mass Time

When we switched our Mass times three years ago, we thought the 11:00 Mass would be the most popular (in terms of attendance). However, it has consistently been our least attended Mass, and the most difficult to find ministers for. While a decision has not been made, one suggestion is to move the 11:00 Mass time to 10:30 (the other Masses would remain the same — 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday). IF a change were to be made, it would not occur until Labor Day weekend. We'd like to hear your input.




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.

Bulletin Subscription via Email

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 ( or 319-393-4445)
- Metro Catholic website - Metro Catholic Outreach Overview - Metro Catholic Outreach - A Cooperative Effort -
Outreach Volunteer Registration Form


 MCO "in the news" - November 2014

Click here to read Cedar Rapids Gazette Article - April 2014



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  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!

2017 Stewardship

 2017 Stewardship

2017 Stewardship Commitment

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.

Tribute to the Triduum 2017


Play and Pray

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  


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