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
Pam Satern's Retirement Reception
After 24 years of dedicated service to St. Pius, Pam Satern is retiring at the end of the year. The weekend of December 7/8th, we will be hosting a reception following each Mass for Pam in Pius Hall to honor all she has done at the parish. In order to embody the living example of stewardship Pam has put in place, we need your help to make this possible.
We need volunteers to help set up, serve during the reception and cleaning up after the reception. With so many different ways to help, we're sure you'll find some way to be able to help us honor Pam.
One other way we need help is through providing desserts for the reception. We are in need of volunteers to bring "fancy" desserts. Fancy desserts mean desserts that are elevated or a little higher quality than just simply cookies. For example, cupcakes, cake, cheesecake, bars, pie, etc. are all acceptable options as they are wonderful options
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
1st Sunday of Advent
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2019
Presider Looking forward to the day when all nations shall climb the mountain of the Lord and walk in the glory of his light, we pray.
For the Church during this Advent season of waiting. May we be alert to God’s presence and awake to hear Christ’s call. We pray to the Lord…
For the leaders of the world. May they work untiringly for a world where all are fed, sheltered, and at peace. We pray to the Lord…
For the poor and the outcast of our community, and for those who dedicate their lives to the promotion of a more just society. We pray to the Lord…
For those searching for welcome; waiting for God’s plan to unfold in their lives; hoping for compassion, forgiveness, and love. May they be watchful for the many, surprising ways God comes to them. We pray to the Lord…
For the sick and suffering. For all whose illness, grieving, or personal needs overshadow Advent yearning and hope. We pray to the Lord…
For our beloved dead. May they share forever in the glory of Christ. We pray to the Lord…
For our parish as we prepare for the Lord’s coming. May we be faithful servants and courageous witnesses who show the face of Christ to the world until the day of the Lord. We pray to the Lord…
For the prayers we speak in the quiet of our hearts. (pause) We pray to the Lord…
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
- Pam Satern, Stewardship and Parish Life
- Cyndy Logue, Social Justice Coordinator
- Micaela Andrews, Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Confirmation
- Barb Miller, Catechetical Associate