Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is available online at https://www.myschoolsystems.com/ArchDBQ/DBQ032/.
If you have any questions about Religious Education or registration contact Deanna Gerber or Barb Miller.
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 3-4, 2015
PRESIDER: On this Respect Life Sunday, let us pray for all those whose lives are threatened, and all those for whom we are concerned.
For Pope Francis and all church leaders. May they listen with respect, act with courage, and shepherd with love. We pray to the Lord…
For government leaders and legislators. May their policies support and strengthen families. We pray to the Lord…
For those whose lives are not valued by society:
…the very young and the very old,
…the unemployed and underemployed,
…the poor, hungry, and homeless,
…and those who have no one to pray for them. We pray to the Lord…
For the church community as we observe “Respect Life Month.” May peoples and institutions respect and foster all stages of human life, from conception to natural death. We pray to the Lord…
For faithful and happy marriages, as well as families who struggle. For those who have experienced the pain of divorce, and those who persevere in faith and love despite adversity. We pray to the Lord…
For the sick. May they be healed through God’s infinite mercy and be comforted by those who care for them. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have died. May all who served the Lord in this life enter into the glorious kingdom of God. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we now speak in silence. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
PRESIDER: God of all creation, we pray that you will strengthen us as we strive to sustain the many relationships in our lives. Empower us to help one another and to be open to one another’s unique circumstances and struggles. We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
50th Anniversary of Ordination
HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A CATHOLIC SOMEDAY?
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 mid-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
Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin
Saturday - 9:00 am - noon
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Current Service Opportunities
Do you need service hours for school or National Honor Society? Summer is a great time to get those done.
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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 Sister Joellen (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
Scouting For Food
We collected and sorted the food collection on September 21, 2015. We had 13 cub scouts and 24 parents/siblings participate in the food drive. Collectively we had more than 55 hours of volunteer time.
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!
Power of One
Play and Pray
- 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
- Lisa Bejarno, Director of Youth Ministry/Confirmation
- Sister Joellen Price, PBVM, Pastoral Associate
- Julia Gannon, Social Justice Director
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Deanna Gerber, Director of Religious Education/Sacraments
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate
- Michael Jasudowicz, Buildings & Grounds Director