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FATHER SAM’S MESSAGE

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

      Today, we celebrate the birthday of the Church! The great feast of Pentecost marks the day on which the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles, inspiring them to go out proclaiming the Gospel. We too have been entrusted with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We have also been entrusted the same mission as the Apostles - to proclaim the truth of the Gospel to all the world. Let us pray that we would be renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit here at St. Pius, and so be strengthened for our mission, carrying the Good News with us wherever we go!

       This weekend, we also celebrate Memorial Day.  We remember those men and women who have given their lives in defense of freedom, to protect our God-given rights, and for the building up of our nation for future generations. We pray in gratitude for their service, their sacrifice, and for the freedom they defended.

      With prayers for a new outpouring of the Spirit on our parish family and on our nation, I wish you all a happy Pentecost and a blessed Memorial Day Weekend.
Peace,

Fr. Sam                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 


ST. PIUS X CHOIR NEWS

Our Parish Choir is open to anyone from high school age on up!!
The St. Pius X Parish Choir leads the liturgical music at the 10:30am Sunday liturgy and at various Hold Days Throughout the year.

Please consider using your voice for this ministry that is important aspect of our parish life. Rehearsals for 2014-15 resume in the church on Thursday, September 11th from 7:30-9:30pm.

Contact Mike Lantowski via email mikestro@ymail.com or come up to the choir loft after any Mass. Flexible scheduling accommodates today's hectic pace and affords the opportunity for seasonal participation.


Hand Bells
Our newest musical group is the Hand Bell Ensemble. We currently are looking for 3 more ringers (grades 8 & above) to join our current group of 8 members so that we can use our complete 3-octave set of bells. Rehearsals will commence in late September. The practice schedule is determined by the availability of all participants.  Please visit our Music Ministry page for more information


St. Pius X Prayer Line

Petitions and thanksgivings may be emailed at any time to StPiusXPrayerLn@aol.com . Prayer line partners commit to daily prayer in any length, form or fashion for daily intentions that are received.


Rosary for Healing and Peace

Every Friday at 9:00am

Join us in thanksgiving and petition for personal intentions and for the various needs of the Church and of the world.  


PARISH OUTREACH….DID YOU KNOW

St. Pius X Parishioners bring non perishable food to the church and leave it in the wooden boxes in the usher’s room in the front foyer.  Parish volunteers deliver the food to Blessed Sacrament and St. Charles Parishes in Bridgeport as well as The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport and Operation Hope in Fairfield.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, then please bring your food donations at anytime and it will be delivered weekly.  Thank you for caring and sharing!

FOOD MINISTRY
Every day local Fairfield churches provide community meals to Operation Hope on a rotating schedule.  St. Pius X is assigned the 2nd Tuesday of the month and WE NEED YOUR HELP to continue this tradition.  Meals could be prepared at home or with a group inthe St. Pius X Faith Center kitchen.  Let's help support Fairfield Only Shelter!  Call or email Terri Carron to learn more about this ministry, (203) 256-1055 or mtmcgraw@optonline.net.