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
Paving for Progress Update
Construction Update | July 15, 2019
Starting Monday, July 15
Construction will take place on the north end of the project, primarily between Collins Road and 48th Street, for approximately three weeks. This work is for water main installation and pavement repairs.
St. Pius Access
Both driveways off Council Street will be temporarily closed for three weeks while work is underway. Please access St. Pius from the back, via Ozark Street NE.
Please us the following detours to access St. Pius
- From Center Point Road: east on Dodge Road, east on Ozark Street
- From 42nd Street: north on Ozark Street
The driveway entrance to the Noelridge Park greenhouse and farmer's market will remain open.
Please be mindful of construction workers and equipment, and use caution when driving in the area. We are trying to work as quickly as possible.
We appreciate your patience!
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 14, 2019
Presider Commanded to love our neighbor as ourselves, let us offer prayers for all peoples in every place.
For the Church. May we bear witness to love of neighbor through word and action. We pray to the Lord…
For the leaders of all nations, that the Lord’s grace may guide them in ways of tolerance and justice. For peaceful solutions to conflicts. We pray to the Lord…
For the poor, weak, and vulnerable. May they be treated with gentleness and respect. We pray to the Lord…
For our parish family. For hearts that reach out to the stranger in our midst, and embrace all nations and cultures. We pray to the Lord…
For all who are sick. May their faith bring them strength, healing, and peace. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have died. May they come to enjoy the fullness of life and love in heaven. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we hold in our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
God of mercy and kindness, who gave us the great commandment of love, hear the prayers we offer this day and write your word in our mouth and in our heart. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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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 Micaela 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 in September 2019 and concluding after Easter. 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
- Micaela Andrews, Liturgy Assistant
- 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