50th Anniversary of Ordination
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
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 18-19, 2015
My friends, we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, the Shepherd, by caring and praying for one another, for our neighbors, and for our world.
For Pope Francis and the whole church. May it reflect the compassion of Jesus to those in need. We pray to the Lord…
For peace where there is violence or discord, and for justice in every land. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have political or economic power. For the courage to risk doing what is right even when it is not politically expedient or financially profitable. We pray to the Lord…
For those who are weary, frightened, confused, and discouraged. For all who need rest and care. We pray to the Lord…
That, during this Year of Consecrated Life, God will continue to enrich the Church by calling forth sons and daughters to live lives of consecration. We pray to the Lord…
For the lonely, the homebound, and the sick. May they be blessed with health and peace. We pray to the Lord…
For all who have died. May the Loving Shepherd welcome them home. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we speak now in silence. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Compassionate God, you have always looked kindly upon your people, regardless of their worthiness. You sent caring leaders and your Son, Jesus, to shepherd the weary and discouraged. Show us how to follow his example and be caring shepherds to those in need. We pray in his name. Amen.
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
Power of One
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!
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 (email@example.com 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.
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