This weekend we will be collecting for the Aurora Warms the Night Homelessness Prevention Program. AWTN provides overnight shelter vouchers for any individual or family that finds themselves homeless on a night when the forecast is for snow or temperatures below 20 degrees. Your contribution will help keep folks from freezing on those really cold nights. Checks can be made out to AWTN. Next week’s charity collection will be for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent, one of our parish groups will lead the Stations of the Cross prayers beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the church. This means the prayers and format will be different each week. This coming Friday, March 7, the stations will be led by our Events Committee.
Daybreaks Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter by Dianne Bergant, CSA, are still available in the Narthex for a one dollar donation. It provides and a Daily Scriptural reflection for each day of both Lent and Easter.
Penance Services: A reconciliation service is a communal service. The parish gathers for song, prayer, readings, individual confession and absolution. It is a great opportunity to experience the communal aspect of the sacrament of reconciliation.
St. Pius’ Lenten Penance Service: March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Other Lenten Penance Services in our Deanery
- Queen of Peace March 25, at 7:00 p.m.
- Our Lady of Loreto March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
- St. Michael April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
- Church Of the Ascension March 11 at 7:00 p.m.
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.
Our parish started the FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAM on February 4. The program is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. We began on the week of February 4, 5, and 6. We will not meet on the week of March 4, 5, and 6 but will resume the following week to conclude the six sessions on March 18, 19, and 20. Registrations for next year will begin in May. Please bring a copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate when you come to register.
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.