St. Pius X Catholic Church

Mass Times

Saturday 4:30 pm (Reconciliation 3:30 - 4:00)
Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - noon


  • Sun, Aug 19th

  • Sun, Aug 12th
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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

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Positions Available

St. Pius X Parish in Cedar Rapids, IA, seeks to fill the following position:

  • Part-time Coordinator of Religious Education (click here for job description)
    • Email resumes to Rev. Philip Thompson at or mail to St. Pius X Church, 4949 Council St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402.  Resumes due by August 3rd. Contact Rev. Philip Thompson at 319-393-4445 for more information.
  • Now Hiring Sunday Childcare Leader, 1-2 Sundays a month.  Do you enjoy interacting with kids ages 1 - 5? Join the Pray & Play Sunday staff.  Qualifications: Adults and teens 16 years or older, reliable and a happy personality.  $10 per hour. For more information contact: Pam Satern 393-4445




Annual Church Picnic


St. Pius X Picnic

Sunday, August 26

Noon to 2:00 pm on the parish grounds.

Maid rites and drink provided; bring a side or dessert to share.

70 Volunteers Needed, sign up early for your favorite spot.

Click here to Sign Up to Volunteer for the Picnic.  This will take you directly to the picnic needs on  Enter your email and pick your spot. Its simple and easy! Most shifts are 1 hour or less.  Families can volunteer together and kids 10+ may run a game on their own.  Students: Get started on your service hours early!

Questions? Contact Pam Satern at or 393-4445

We will offer sign up after mass on the weekends of August 11-12 and August 18-19.



Annual Blood Drive

Annual Blood Drive

Altar Serving Training

Altar Server Training



Prayer of the Faithful

Prayer of the Faithful

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18-19, 2018

Presider  My brothers and sisters, with longing for the Bread that sustains and gives life, let us offer our prayers for the needs of the Church, for those lacking food or spiritual nourishment, and for the salvation of all people.

For Pope Francis, Archbishop Jackels, and all who serve the church in loving ministry. For courage to preach and to practice the justice of the Lord.  We pray to the Lord…

For the gift of wisdom among world leaders. For honesty in discourse, integrity in action, and collaboration that seeks the common good. We pray to the Lord…

For all who are hungry, either physically or spiritually. May they be fed through our generosity and presence. We pray to the Lord…

For students as they return to school; that God will guide them as they grown in knowledge, skills, and friendships. We pray to the Lord…

For the sick and suffering. May they find comfort in the healing presence of Jesus. We pray to the Lord…

For those who have died. May all who eat the living bread and drink the blood of life, be united with Christ and raised up on the last day. We pray to the Lord…

For the prayers we offer now in silence.  (pause)   We pray to the Lord…

Presider  God of the eternal banquet, you have given us the means to be your instruments in the world, feeding the needs of others with the life we find in you. Give us wisdom to see what matters most, give us courage to abandon what is foolish, and fill us with trust in your will for us. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation


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.

Bulletin Subscription via Email

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 link, or  contact Jullia Gannon ( or 319-393-4445)
- Metro Catholic website 


 MCO "in the news" - November 2014

Click here to read Cedar Rapids Gazette Article - April 2014



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  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 on September 9, 2018 and concluding  after Easter, sessions are held after 10:30am Mass until 1:30pm (with a meal included). 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


2018 Stewardship

2018 Stewardship

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.


2018 Stewardship Survey


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