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
Employment opportunities in church ministry at St. Pius X:
(2 part-time or 1 full-time position)
Religious Formation Assistant - click here for job description
12-16 hours a week for 10 months; helping the Director of Faith Formation in coordinating religious education classes and sacramental prep for First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.
Stewardship Director & Fellowship Coordinator - click here for job description
20-25 hours per week for 12 months; conducting our annual stewardship renewal; planning and coordinating parish social activities, including funeral receptions; new parishioner registration; coordinating the rental of our parish halls.
Sunday - 8:30 am and 10:30 am
Monday - none
Tuesday - 8:00 am
Wednesday - 8:00 am
Thursday - 8:00 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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Prayer of the Faithful
Prayer of the Faithful
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 24-25, 2021
Presider God cares about our daily needs. With confidence let us raise our petitions to the Lord.
For unity in the Church. May Catholics and all believers who share a common baptism, be alive in the Spirit and united in love and faith. We pray to the Lord…
For people around the world who are burdened with constant food insecurity. May nations work together to deliver them life-saving nourishment. We pray to the Lord…
For all who hunger for freedom: that God will free those imprisoned unjustly, caught in human trafficking, or who live under oppression; heal their pain, and give them hope. We pray to the Lord…
For all who bring food to our table each day — those who farm, transport, stock shelves, and cook the food we eat. May God bless them abundantly, providing for them and their families. We pray to the Lord…
For those who suffer from the summer heat, from loneliness and despair, or from illnesses that confine them. We pray to the Lord…
For our deceased grandparents and all who have died recently. May they be made welcome at the banquet of everlasting life. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we hold in our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
Presider Pope Francis has declared the 4th Sunday in July “World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.” Grandparents are cherished members of the family. They bring gifts of wisdom, experience, and love, and share with us their life of faith. We thank God for their example and ask that he bless them. (with arms outstretched) Lord God almighty, bless our grandparents with long life, happiness, and health. May they remain constant in your love and be living signs of your presence to their children and grandchildren. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Martha's Meals connects parishioners with families who could use the extra help by having meals prepared for them. Please use this form (click above photo) to recommend a family and the Pastoral Associate will contact the family for further coordination. If you wish to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Michael Becker at [email protected]
Prayer Intention Requests
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.
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.
Current Service Opportunities
Do you need service hours for school?
Are you looking to help out at your parish? Click here for service opportunities that are updated frequently.
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].
Pope Francis Reflection
Please click here to read a striking reflection drawn from the Gospel passage on the apostles’ fear in a storm-tossed boat, this is the English text of the Pope’s message at tonight’s rite.
- 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
- Michael Becker, Pastoral Associate/Social Justice
- Micaela Andrews, Liturgy Assistant
- Anthony Lavorata, Director of Faith Formation
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Confirmation