Wednesday, April 18, 2018
All Religious Education and Youth Ministry Programs will be cancelled tonight, Wednesday, April 18.
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
Calling parishioners with a deep faith, insightful vision, leadership skills, and a desire to serve your fellow parishioners
We need you to serve on our various parish and school boards and commissions. Our parish-wide elections are held the third weekend of May (May 19-20). We have two openings on our Parish Council, one opening on our Faith Formation Commission, one opening on the St. Pius/St. Elizabeth School Board, and one opening on the Xavier High School Board. If interested in finding out more information about these boards, contact Fr. Phil or any member of the boards. Please complete the nomination form and submit it electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed nomination forms must be received by April 30th (be sure to also include a picture).
St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, IA, seeks to fill the following positions:
- 1) part-time Coordinator of Religious Education (click here for job description)
- 2) part-time Coordinator of Social Justice (click here for job description)
- These could be two part-time positions, or one full-time position. Applications due by May 4. Email resumes to Rev. Philip Thompson at email@example.com or mail to St. Pius X Church, 4949 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Contact Rev. Philip Thompson at 319-393-4445 for more information.
Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 18 - Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:00 – 7:45 PM
Come join the fun at Shipwrecked with crafts, Bible stories, games, songs and snacks!
Open to kids 4 years old – 5th grade.
Adult Faith Formation
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 14-15, 2018
Presider: Jesus was made known in the breaking of the bread. Our minds and hearts are opened as we pray…
For Pope Francis and all church leaders. May they reflect the presence of Christ in all that they say and do. We pray to the Lord…
For our country, especially in places where there is internal strife. For those circumstances where it is difficult to admit mistakes, ask forgiveness or forgive one another; and for those who work to heal divisions. We pray to the Lord…
For the poor and marginalized. As we recognize Jesus in broken bread, so may we recognize Him in broken lives, including those we consider burdensome, inconvenient, and unwanted. We pray to the Lord...
For the children of our parish who are receiving their First Communion. May they find nourishment and strength in the Eucharist, and continue to grow in their love for Jesus. We pray to the Lord....
For the sick. May they experience the healing power of Christ. We pray to the Lord…
For all who have died. May they feast at the heavenly banquet. We pray to the Lord…
For the needs that we speak in the silence of our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider: Risen Jesus, you come to us even when we are unable to see and recognize you. May we trust that it is enough for us to see you in faith. Help us receive your grace when our eyes are finally opened. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
Save the Date
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Religious Education Calendars
Wine & Wisdom
50th Anniversary of Ordination
Deacon Lanny Peterson
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 Wednesday nights this fall, starting on September 27, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm. 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 Wednesday nights 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 First Communion from March 30th-April 1st 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 him an email at email@example.com.
- 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
- Sister Joellen Price, PBVM, Pastoral Associate
- Marianne Wink, Liturgy Assistant / Facilities & Hall Rental
- Anthony Lavorata, Director of Faith Formation
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Julia Gannon, Social Justice Director/Coordinator of Religious Education
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
- Jerica Christensen, Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate