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

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Pie Bakers & Serving Help Needed

Sunday, August 24th

We are the Cedar Rapids area parish hosting an Archdiocese of Dubuque Mass & reception for couples in married 50 years or more.

We need your help!

Fruit Pies Needed- 50-70 fruit pies are needed that serve 8 pcs each. In addition, we need 8 people to help at the reception from 1:30pm-4:15p.

If you can help in either way, please contact Pam Satern at 393-4445 or pams@crpiusx.org.

Pie Bakers: Indicate the flavor of pie, quantity & number of servings per pie. 

Thank you for helping make this a wonderful celebration for the honored couples.  

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Religious Education

Religious Education

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is available online at https://www.myschoolsystems.com/ArchDBQ/DBQ032/

 

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If you have any questions about Religious Education or registration contact Deanna Gerber or Barb Miller.

 

Click here for 2014 - 2015 Religious Education Calendar

  

2014 - 2015 Registration Tips

Fall Fest - Untapped

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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

 

Wine and Wisdom

Wine and Wisdom

Border Crisis

Help unaccompanied children and families by making an online gift. Click here to help.

Approximately 60,000 unaccompanied children have crossed our Nation’s southern border in the past 10 months compared to approximately 25,000 in the previous 12-month reporting period. Much debate is focused on the legal vs. illegal aspect of these crossings, but non-debatable are the humanitarian needs of these vulnerable children and families.

“There was reason enough in the past to act, but this latest phenomenon has made it all the more imperative. It is reasonable to expect that the federal government would also, now, finally, respond with appropriate immigration reform. Urge your representative to do what is right,” states Archbishop Michael Jackels.

The necessity of a compassionate and charitable response to the needs of the vulnerable is inherent in our beliefs. We must also look at root causes to determine legal and legislative advocacy responses, which are appropriate for justice to exist. Toward that end, the Archdiocese of Dubuque, through its Catholic Charities office, has convened a group of concerned community members and proposes a multi-faceted response plan to include:

  • Outreach and financial assistance to unaccompanied children and families who may take refuge in the Archdiocese;
  • Financial assistance to those agencies that are providing social services;
  • Coordination of immigration legal representation services to ensure due process is followed;
  • Facilitate connections to bilingual mental health services;
  • Communication of humanitarian and legislative action items.

The Archdiocese of Dubuque’s multi-faceted response plan is detailed in full here.

Mass Times

Saturday 4:30 pm (Reconciliation 3:30 - 4:00)
Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am

Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin

Office Hours

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

Mass Times

New Mass Times

Current Events

Needed: Bottle caps

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Greeters, Ushers, Lector, Lead EM’s and Altar Servers

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Summer Ministry Schedule

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Calendar

 Calendar

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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 weekly. We will remove a specific opportunity when it is filled or the date is past.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Divorce & Beyond

Divorce and Beyond

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!

 

Holy Week 2014

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 Sister Joellen (joellenp@crpiusx.org or 319-393-4445)
- Metro Catholic website - Metro Catholic Outreach Overview - Metro Catholic Outreach - A Cooperative Effort -
Outreach Volunteer Registration Form

Click here to read Cedar Rapids Gazette Article

Play and Pray

Play and Pray

Early Learning Center

Groundbreaking

St. Pius X Catholic School had a celebrated with a ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday, November 19th at 1:00 pm for a new Early Learning Center to be opened in August of 2014. Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance ambassadors were on hand for the event as well as Father Thompson of St. Pius X Parish, Father Ressler of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and Archdiocesan Superintendent Jeff Henderson.  Also celebrating the event were past and present St. Pius/St. Elizabeth board members, parents, teachers and children.

The St. Pius X/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Board has approved the expansion of the current preschool program to include wrap around daycare services. The new center will serve infants through preschool aged children of all faiths and backgrounds and operate year round.  Enrollment begins immediately and all inquiries should be made to Principal Brian O’Donnell at 319-393-4507 or bodonnell@stpiusxschoolcr.com

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