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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St. Pius X Catholic Church

Wine & Wisdom

 

Join us on March 3rd for Dr. Janine Idziak's -- End of Life Questions that Families Face  

Save the Date

April 7th - Father Philip Thompson 

All Good Things Must Come to an End

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Photo Directory 2016

Photo Directory

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.

Prayer of the Faithful

Prayer of the Faithful

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 30-31, 2016

Presider:   In faith, hope and love we pray for our needs and those of all creation.

For Church leaders. May they teach with the authority, honesty, and compassion of Jesus, we pray to the Lord…

May peace dwell among nations and peoples, and our world be rid of violence and oppression, we pray to the Lord…

For those who struggle in their daily lives: single parents, those living below the poverty line, those without adequate work or health care. We pray to the Lord…

For the members of our RCIA class, who will be on retreat this Wednesday. May their faith journey lead them to Jesus who is the way, the truth, and the life. We pray to the Lord...

As we begin Catholic Schools Week, we pray for young people… for Catholic schools and religious education programs… and for all who thrive in communities of faith, knowledge and service, we pray to the Lord...

For all of us gathered in this holy place.  May we respect the sanctity of life as we cherish the unborn, care for the dying, and welcome people of all abilities, we pray to the Lord…

For those who suffer from loneliness and neglect, and for our sick. May we sustain them by our love. We pray to the Lord…

For those who have died. May they rest in the arms of God. We pray to the Lord…

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

Presider:  God who knows us and delivers us from harm, we ask for your loving care and support as we strive to follow Jesus is the work that is uniquely ours. Strengthen us as you strengthened him, even in the face of denial and resistance. Help us to exercise our calling with the same love that empowered him. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Open House

ELC Open House

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

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. 

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

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. For example, the week of January 17, 2016 is designated throughout the archdiocese as the week to “Give drink to the thirsty.” In that Sunday’s Gospel (Jn 2: 1-11) Jesus changes water to wine, providing for the thirsty but also beginning a public ministry which responds to our thirst for God.

January 17, 2016: Give drink to the thirsty

Liturgical Calendar:

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings:

Is 62: 1-5/ Ps 96: 1-2. 2-3. 7-8. 9-10 (3)/ 1 Cor 12: 4-11/ Jn 2: 1-11

 

In the gospel Jesus changes water to wine, providing for the thirsty but also beginning a public ministry which responds to our thirst for God.

  

February 28, 2016: Visit Imprisoned

Liturgical Calendar:

3rd Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings:

Ex3: 1-8a. 13-15/ Ps 103: 1-2. 3-4. 6-7. 8. 11 (8a)/ 1 Cor 10: 1-6. 10-12/ Lk 13: 1-9

 

Moses, who was banished to the desert as a criminal, finds strength in God’s call, and sets out to free the enslaved and imprisoned in Egypt.

 

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!

Play and Pray

Play and Pray

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