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
St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, IA, seeks to fill the following position:
- Ppart-time Coordinator of Religious Education (click here for job description)
- Email resumes to Rev. Philip Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Altar Serving Training
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.
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 9-10, 2018
Presider: Christ has called us by his words and saving deeds, so we confidently place our needs in his care.
For Pope Francis, all bishops, and the clergy. May they lead us to deeper faith in God and a stronger love for those who surround us. We pray to the Lord…
For political leaders who are infused with faith, principles, and strength of character. For all who work for an end to division and exclusion. We pray to the Lord..
For all who are bound by guilt from past deeds: that Christ will free them, refresh their inner selves, and give them a new vision for life and service. We pray to the Lord…
For the youth in our parish who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation this weekend. May their lifelong faith journey be joyful and filled with the Spirit. We pray to the Lord...
For the healing and comfort of all who struggle with chronic pain, addiction, and recovery, especially our sick parishioners. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have died. May they experience the forgiveness of their sins and the joy of seeing God face to face. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we hold in the depths of our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider Lord, from the beginning of history, You promised the triumph of good over evil, and of your Kingdom over that of Satan. In your love, continue to show us that victory as you answer the prayers we have placed before you. 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 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!
Religious Education Calendars
Click here to register for 2018 - 2019 Religious Education - registration for 18-19 year is not yet available, please check back or watch our Parish Bulletin for details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- Cyndy Logue, Social Justice Coordinator
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
- Jerica Christensen, Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate