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
We are happy to announce that Cyndy Logue will be adding Stewardship Coordinator to her Social Justice duties at St. Pius X.
We are actively looking for our new part-time Parish Life Coordinator. Please submit your resume to Fr. Phil Thompson at [email protected] or by mail at St. Pius X Church, 4949 Council Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Resumes are requested by January 17, 2020.
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.
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Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
The Baptism of the Lord
January 11-12, 2020
Presider: Brothers and sisters, as baptized people, we are called to be Christ for one another and to work for justice. Let us pray for the world and for those still in waiting.
For Christians, and for those who do not know Christ. May the Church continue to be the light of the world, bringing truth and salvation to all the nations. We pray to the Lord...
For rulers and legislators who serve God’s reign, upholding peace, justice, and freedom for all. We pray to the Lord…
For those who are poor or suffering, frightened or tempted to despair. May they see Christ born in us and in our world. We pray to the Lord...
For an end to human trafficking. For child laborers and soldiers. For freedom and justice for all who are exploited, enslaved, betrayed, and abandoned. We pray to the Lord…
For we who have gathered here to share word and sacrament, and for all who are unable or unwilling to come. We pray to the Lord…
For the sick. May the healing presence of Christ calm the fears of all who suffer. We pray to the Lord…
For our loved ones who have died. May the light of the resurrection grant them eternal life. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we offer in silence. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider: Gracious God, at his baptism you called Jesus to be a new, living sign of your justice and peace. Give us the courage to live our own baptismal call and to evangelize others to join us. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your beloved Son. Amen.
Blood donors make a difference.
Blood donors make a difference in the lives of local patients and their families! Our blood drive provides a critical resource that helps save lives at hospitals in Linn County. St. Pius X School will receive LifeSavings Grant funds to help with educational expenses since we brought in more than 20 donations.
Thank you for your support!
Lisa Gignac, Don & Linda Leonhart, and Cyndy Logue
Volunteer Drive Coordinators
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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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!
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.
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].
- 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
- Cyndy Logue, Social Justice & Stewardship Coordinator
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate