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
Sunday - 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Monday - none
Tuesday - 8:00 am
Wednesday - 8:00 am
Thursday - 9:00 am
Friday - 8:00 am
Weekday Mass times are subject to change.
If possible, please call to make an appointment with the staff member you wish to see.
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A Word from Archbishop Jackels
Caring for Our Brothers & Sisters in Ukraine
The current war in Ukraine is cause for great concern for the whole world. Pope Francis has encouraged us to pray for peace.
Please help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine by making a donation to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international relief agency of the Catholic Church. CRS is on the ground preparing across Ukraine and in bordering countries, ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, transport to safe areas, counseling support, and more.
Donate securely online: https://support.crs.
Let us pray for peace!
Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 25-26, 2022
Presider Dear friends, Jesus dares us to follow him with open eyes on the way to Jerusalem. In his name let us pray for God’s rule to come.
For the Church. May we stay faithful to the challenging call of discipleship. We pray to the Lord…
For an end to the violence and poverty that displaces so many people from their homes. We pray to the Lord…
For the ability to resist the many cultural distractions that call us to physical comfort, financial success, and status. We pray to the Lord…
For those dear to us who are ill. May they experience the healing power of God. We pray to the Lord…
For all the departed members of our families and our parish. May they experience everlasting life in the glorious kingdom of heaven. We pray to the Lord…
For the people of Saint Pius. May we encourage one another to follow Jesus with all our hearts, even on the way of the cross. We pray to the Lord…
For the special intentions of all gathered here, and the unspoken prayers in our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider God who guides us, let us not forget that you are with us as we struggle on our journey with Jesus. Help us to focus on what is most important, and dispel our confusion, doubts, and fears. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
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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.
Martha's Meals connects parishioners with families who could use the extra help by having meals prepared for them. Please call or email Sean Lokmer, our Pastoral Associate to recommend a family and we will will contact the family for further coordination. If you wish to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Sean Lokmer at [email protected]
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.
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].
- Father Philip Thompson, Pastor
- Deacon Al Scharosch, Deacon
- Deacon Paul Zimmerman, Deacon
- Deacon Ron Ridder, Deacon
- Deacon Scott Zogg, Deacon
- Deacon John Kaufmann, Deacon
- Mary Swiderski, Secretary
- Melanie Martin-Trainor, Business Administrator
- Sandra Pickart, Director of Liturgy
- Micaela Andrews, Liturgy Assistant
- Sean Lokmer, Pastoral Associate/Social Justice
- Anthony Lavorata, Director of Faith Formation
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Confirmation
- Karissa Forde, Fellowship & Stewardship Coordinator