Sunday 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Weekdays/Holydays: see bulletin
Saturday - 9:00 am - noon
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
St. Pius X SummerFest
Wondering the outcome of SummerFest 2019? Drumrolll please........................
Thank you to ALL of you for your sponsorship and participation at SummerFest, we were able to raise over $50,000!!! Yes - year ONE. WOW! Simply outstanding. Please congratulate yourselves for your hard work in making this happen.
While the amount raised is tremendous, we are especially grateful for bringing our parish and the Cedar Rapids community closer together - for relationships grown and new friendships made on the committee and at the Festival. A very sincere thank you for those who attended the festival - purchasing food, playing BINGO, taking your chances on the raffle, bidding on many great silent auction items, enjoying the rides outside, and SO much more.
WAY TO GO, ST. PIUS FAMILY!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS now for SummerFest 2020 on July 10-12!
Also, many hands make light work. Please click here to sign up to be a part of next year's planning committee.
Please return your form to the parish office so that the planning stages for 2020 may begin.
Paving for Progress Update
Construction Update | August 9, 2019
Work continues to move forward on Council Street.
The segment between Collins Road and the north St. Pius driveway has been completed and will reopen to traffic today (August 9). Starting today, St. Pius and the Noelridge greenhouse will be accessible via Collins Road.
Roadway and utility work continues to take place between the north St. Pius driveway and the south entrance to Noelridge Park.
The project is on schedule and will be completed this fall. As always, we appreciate your patience.
Please be mindful of construction workers and equipment, and use caution when driving in the area. They are trying to work as quickly as possible.
We appreciate your patience!
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24-25, 2019
Presider The Lord who prepares the banquet for all will not turn away from our petitions. And so we pray…
For unity in the Body of Christ. May Christians from east and west, north and south, work together in confronting evil, poverty, and disease so that the Gospel may be made known in deeds as well as words. We pray to the Lord…
For peace within and beyond our neighborhoods. May each of us widen our circle of care to help create a peaceful and just world. We pray to the Lord…
For the hungry, homeless, and all who endure hardship and trials. For renewed hope and an end to their suffering. We pray to the Lord…
For grace to enter through the narrow gate. May the Spirit guide us in living with forgiveness, compassion, self-control, and acts of service so that our lives may manifest the reign of God. We pray to the Lord…
In gratitude for the blessings of summer. May our time spent with family and friends, enjoying the beauty of creation, help us grow in faith. We pray to the Lord…
For those who seek comfort and healing in their sickness. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have died. May they sit and rejoice at God’s holy table, we pray to the Lord...
For the prayers we speak in the silence of our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider God of Abraham, you know our works and our thoughts. Gather our prayers, and shower down your blessings. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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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.
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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.
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 10:30 Masses.) If you feel that God is calling you to serve your parish through this ministry, please contact Micaela in the Liturgy Office at 393-4445 or [email protected]. 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 in September 2019 and concluding after Easter. 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 [email protected].
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.
- Father Philip Thompson, Pastor
- Deacon Al Scharosch, Deacon
- Deacon Paul Zimmerman, Deacon
- Deacon Ron Ridder, Deacon
- Mary Swiderski, Secretary
- Melanie Martin-Trainor, Business Administrator
- Sandra Pickart, Director of Liturgy
- Michael Becker, Pastoral Associate
- Micaela Andrews, Liturgy Assistant
- Anthony Lavorata, Director of Faith Formation
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Cyndy Logue, Social Justice Coordinator
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate