St. Pius X Catholic Church

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Welcome

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

Tribute to the Triduum 2016

Triduum 2016

Photo Directory 2016

2016 Parish Photo Directory

We have just finished 6 weeks of photography. Thank you to those who were able to have their photo taken. If you missed out, you can still submit a good quality photo electronically before the end of April. This must include $10 (to St Pius X) to cover the submission fee Lifetouch charges us. There are specific guidelines to follow.  Contact Pam Satern at 393-4445 or stewardship@crpiusx.org before submitting a photo.

 

Parish Elections

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 14-15).  We have two openings on our Pastoral Council, one opening on our Faith Formation Commission, one opening on the St. Pius/St. Elizabeth School Board, and one opening on the Regis Middle 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 pastor@crpiusx.orgCompleted nomination forms must be received by Wednesday, April 27 (be sure to also include a picture).

The Pastoral Council of St. Pius X Parish offers counsel to and collaborates with the pastor to provide  long-range planning which will guide the parish toward its future, by: 1.      facilitating a process by which the mission of the parish is determined and serving as stewards of that mission. 2.      implementing the mission by engaging in pastoral planning, which includes assessing parish needs, identifying resources, determining priorities. 3.      and collaborating with the finance council to maintain appropriate stewardship in implementing the mission of the parish.    

The St. Pius X Parish Faith Formation Commission is a governing body operating all formation and education programs of the parish (excluding the Catholic schools), subject to the policies and regulations that proceed from the Archdiocesan Faith Formation Commission and the Archdiocesan Office of Faith Formation and Education. The faith formation commission serves as a committee of the pastoral council according to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council Guidelines.  This includes the Religious Education Program, sacramental preparation, and adult formation opportunities.

The various School Boards are governing bodies for their respective schools.  They implement the policies and regulations of the Archdiocesan Catholic School Board, State of Iowa, and the Office of Faith Formation and Education. In the development of its policies, the Catholic school board must insure that these follow the intent and spirit of the established policies of the Archdiocesan Faith Formation Commission and the Archdiocesan Catholic School Board.  Among other functions, they are to ensure the Catholic identity of the school, whose central purpose is to support the catechetical plan of the supporting parishes, the educational apostolate of the Archdiocese, and the teaching mission of the Church, and to oversee and evaluate the program for consistency with that mission.

 

Click here for nomination form

Vacation Bible School

 At VBS, we welcome all 4 year-olds – 5th grade students and look for leaders who are in 6th grade or older. 

Come and join the fun June 27-July 1 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm   

Cave Quest VBS

 click here to sign up for Cave Quest Vacation Bible School 2016

 

 

Prayer of the Faithful

Prayer of the Faithful

6th Sunday of Easter

May 1, 2016

 

Presider:  My friends, in the spirit of Jesus’ early followers, we seek assurance for ourselves and for all who are in need. And so, we pray…

For Pope Francis and all the servants of God. May they be guided by the Holy Spirit in their decisions and actions. We pray to the Lord…

For all who are in need of peace in our families, our neighborhoods, our nation, and the whole world. We pray to the Lord…

For those who suffer from poverty, mental or physical illness, or the ability to care for themselves or others. We pray to the Lord…

For students as they near the end of the school year, especially those students who will graduate. May the Spirit help them concentrate on their studies, manage their stress, and calm their anxieties. We pray to the Lord...

For the sick. May they be uplifted by our prayers and restored to health. We pray to the Lord…

For our friends, family members, and parishioners who have died. May they be welcomed into God’s heavenly city. We pray to the Lord…

For the prayers we have brought with us today. (pause) We pray to the Lord…

Presider:  Gracious God, we continue to rely on the promises of your Son, Jesus, as we carry on his work to bring all people to you, and your kingdom of peace to fruition. Grant us all that we need when we are weary, uncertain, or afraid. We ask this through Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.

It's About Time

Stewardship 2016

2016 Stewardship Commitment

This year we will focus on the Stewardship of TIME

We each have a limited amount of time and many commitments.

How do you spend your TIME? Can you make TIME to serve God?

Consider how God is nudging to you to share a portion of your

TIME with Him and in service at St. Pius X.

Welcome!

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.  

 

Calendar

 Calendar

Current Service Opportunities

Do you need service hours for school or National Honor Society? 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. We will remove a specific opportunity when it is filled or the date is past.

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Works of Mercy

Archdiocesan Works of Mercy Service Project

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016.  Seven weeks throughout 2016 have been designated as “Work Weeks” in which parishes perform a specific Corporal Work of Mercy. 

 

 

 

April 10, 2016: Feed the hungry

Liturgical Calendar:

3rd Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings:

 

Acts 5: 27-32. 40b-41/ Ps 30: 2. 4. 5-6. 11-12. 13 (2a)/ Rv 5: 11-14/ Jn 21: 1-19

 

In the gospel, the risen Jesus feed the Apostle fish and them charges them to “feed my sheep”

 

July 10, 2016: Clothe the naked

Liturgical Calendar:

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings:

 

Dt 30: 10-14/ Ps 69: 14. 17. 30-31. 33-34. 36. 37/ Col 1: 15-20/ Lk 10: 25-37

 

A man fell victim to robbers who stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. The Samaritan cared for his needs

 

August 28, 2016: Shelter the homeless

Liturgical Calendar:

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings:

 

Sir 3: 17-18. 20. 28-29/ Ps 68: 4-5. 6-7. 10-11/ Heb 12: 18-19. 22-24a/ Lk 14: 1. 7-14

 

God in goodness made a home for poor (R) Go out to the highways and hedgerows and make people come in that my home may be filled.

 

October 9, 2016: Visit the sick

Liturgical Calendar:

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings:

2 Kgs 5: 14-17/ Ps 98: 1. 2-3. 3-4/ 2 Tm 2: 8-13/ Lk 17: 11-19

 

Jesus cured the 10 lepers who begged for healing of their disease.

 

November 6, 2016: Bury the dead

Liturgical Calendar:

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings:

2 Mc 7: 1-2. 9-14/ Ps 17: 1. 5-6. 8. 15 (15b)/ 2 Thes 2: 16 – 3: 5/ Lk 20: 27-38

 

Maccabbes face death rather than deny their faith. The woman who had 7 husbands die is challenged to look beyond this like







Metro Catholic Outreach

MCO

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 (justice@crpiusx.org 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

GET MORE INVOLVED AT MASS!

Ushers

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 liturgy2@crpiusx.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!

Help Wanted

Help Wanted
"Pray & Play” Sunday Childcare Leader

We are in need of one additional Leader during Sunday Masses. Do you love to interact with kids ages 1- 5, play, read, and teach simple Bible stories?  A team of three Childcare Providers rotate Sundays.  Time:  2 Sundays per month from 8:10am-12:10pm. You must be willing to attend VIRTUS training (online training is available). Rate of pay: $10 per hour.  Contact: Pam Satern 393-4445 or email to: pams@crpiusx.org. Applications are available in the church office or click here for application, please return to church office. 

RCIA

RCIA

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 formation@crpiusx.org

Play and Pray

Play and Pray

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