On Monday evening, December 23, at 6:00 p.m., we will be gathering in the church to do our Christmas decorating. We need your help. Bring yourself or the whole family, the kids will love it. We will have beverages and some snacks on hand. Bring Christmas cookies if you can. We have a lot of fun. Come join us!
We hope you will join us for our celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 11. There will be an Apparition Play, Mañanitas followed with hot chocolate in the Narthex. On December 12 the Mass will be at 7:00 p.m. and this will also be followed by hot chocolate and donuts in the Narthex.
Each year, on the nights leading up to Christmas, from December 16 through December 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the church, our Hispanic community celebrates the Posadas journey at St. Pius. It is a tradition that re-enacts with prayer and song the journey of Joseph and Mary in their search of a place to stay upon their arrival in Bethlehem. It is a celebration for the whole family that always ends with sweet bread, hot chocolate and a piñata.
A BIG THANK YOU to all of the parishioners who brought in bags of food for our Christmas Baskets! If you have not been able to bring in your bag on yet. please bring it in anytime before December 16. We still need lots of food, and new toys for the baskets. We could also use some more gift cards for teenagers. Some of the things you might want to include in your food donations are canned meats, fruits and vegetables. Also, please consider things like baby food and formula, dried beans, juice boxes, pasta, spaghetti sauce, flour, rice, peanut butter and jelly.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO DELIVER THE CHRISTMAS BASKETS
Friday night, December 20, is the time we will put together our Christmas food baskets for our needy families and then deliver the food and toys to these families homes. It is a big job and we need your help from 6:15-8:30 p.m. If you can help, please come to the church basement by 6:15 p.m. on that Friday and we will assign 1-2 food baskets to put together. Do know that baskets means probably 3-4 boxes of non-perishable food, so bring those teenagers to help with the lifting. This is a great way to get your kids involved in serving the poor!
A new study of Discipleship began on September 10th. Pope Francis has been calling for Catholics to be much more active in taking their faith to the world. This class will use both scripture and catechism to help us hear Christ’s call to discipleship and begin to respond. This is an evening class running from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Classes will be every Tuesday night in the Family Life Center. Call Jay at the parish office, 303-364-7435 for more details.
Ever thought of becoming Catholic? Already Catholic but never got a chance to make your 1st Communion or Confirmation? Then the RCIA Program is for you! Our program is a year-long from the time you enter. We will give you an outstanding, adult-level understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith and help you begin or grow in your relationship to our great Lord, Jesus Christ. If you are interested, please contact Jay at 303-364-7435.
All Religious Education programs, including 1st Communion and Confirmation, started the first week of September. If you have any questions please call Martha at 303-364-7435 extension 12.
Preparing for baptism is an important part of the sacrament of baptism. Our Deacon will offer a baptism preparation class in English on the First Saturday of each month in the Family Life Center. If you are planning on a baptism in the near future please plan on attending this class. The class is required for parents and godparents.
Our parish Respect Life Ministry collects infant supplies like diapers, wipes, bottles and formulas, clothes and toiletries for the new Aurora Gabriel House located on the Queen of Peace campus. Gabriel House is a ministry aimed at helping new mothers and mothers-to-be deliver and raise healthy babies. These items can be left in the new playpen in the Narthex.
Can’t find your checkbook or envelope on Sunday morning? Join the parishioners who are using Faith Direct for automated giving to Saint Pius X Parish. It is secure, convenient and Faith Direct will provide you an offertory card to place in the basket during the collections. There is no cost to you, and the program provides a great benefit to our parish. Sign up today by visiting www.faithdirect.net, our parish code is CO462.