Come enjoy a beautiful advent evening with us. There will be inspiring seasonal scripture readings along with Advent and Christmas music, some performed by the magnificent choir and some that you will enjoy singing with us. This is becoming a wonderful Advent tradition at St. Pius. We hope you and your family will enjoy this very special service.
Thanksgiving Mass at St. Pius has always been the occasion for a special collection that goes to our annual Christmas Basket Project that serves 60-65 area families in need (including some of our parish families). Besides non-perishable food and toys, our baskets always contain extra gift certificates that families can use toward the purchase of perishables like milk, bread, veggies etc. Our Thanksgiving Day Collection covers this cost so please be generous. Thank you!
Preparing ourselves to welcome Christ is the central purpose of the Advent Season, and one of the most important ways in which we do this is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through the Sacrament, we clear out the sinfulness and guilt that prevent us from knowing his loving presence and from serving him with all our hearts. On Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m., we will have priest from the various parishes in our area at St. Pius to hear your confession.
We remember those loved ones who have gone before us throughout the month of November. We will display pictures of your loved ones on a table in the front of the church. Please have your pictures in stand-up frames with your name and phone number on the back so we can return them.
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! We are beginning another set of sessions for new candidates in Mid-September. 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.