Wine & Wisdom
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
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 22-23, 2015
PRESIDER: When the just cry out, the Lord hears them. Baptism calls us to pray now for one another and for those both near and far.
For Church leaders and all who have committed themselves to a covenant with God. May they teach, witness, and serve with joy. We pray to the Lord…
For government leaders. May they have a heart for the poor as they make decisions. We pray to the Lord…
For the courage to continue in difficult situations. For those dealing with violence, war, or poverty. For those whose marriages are strained or broken. We pray to the Lord…
For students going back to school. For those who learn easily and those who struggle with their lessons. For teachers, catechists, and all who are charged with the formation of the young. We pray to the Lord…
For those of us assembled here today. In our daily lives may we foster the unity that the Eucharist symbolizes, and embrace service as a sharing in Christ’s sacrifice. We pray to the Lord…
For the sick. May they be healed in body and spirit. We pray to the Lord…
For our loved ones who have gone before us in faith. May their rewards be great in the Kingdom of God. We pray to the Lord…
For our own needs which we speak now in silence. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
PRESIDER: Loving God, you offer us hope by calling us to life in Jesus. Give us the courage to respond to this invitation, especially when we are tempted to give up. Make us one with all those who have chosen to serve you. We pray in the name of your Son, Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
50th Anniversary of Ordination
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.
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.
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.
Archbishop's Statement on Ice Bucket Challenge
Please click here to read the statement from Archbishop Jackels related to the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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
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 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!
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