Welcome to St. Pius!
We, the members of St. Pius X Parish, are a Roman Catholic family of faith rooted in the Eucharist, nourished by God’s Word and faithful to the sacramental life of the Church. We are committed to welcoming every person we encounter with the love and mercy of Christ. We strive to imitate Christ in all that we say and do. We are committed to teaching and sharing the Gospel, to supporting one another in prayer and action, and to reaching out to those in need, so that, as a community of disciples, we can embrace our parish patron’s call to “restore all things in Christ.”
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From the Pastor's Desk | March 26, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Today, March 26, is the feast of St. Margaret Clitherow. She was a laywoman living in York, England, who became a Catholic in the 1570s. This was a time of persecution of the Catholic Church, and though her husband was not Catholic, she did all in her power to live out her Catholic faith.
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After the Year of Mercy, several parishes around the Diocese of Bridgeport were designated as Centers of Mercy. There are two Centers of Mercy in Fairfield, hearing confessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tuesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield
Wednesdays – 7 PM – 8:00 PM
St. Pius X Faith Center Chapel
Parishes will also observe their regular confession schedule.
At St. Pius, confessions are also heard on Saturday from 4 – 4:45 PM.
FOURTH WEEK OF LENT
Today is Laetare Sunday. Laetare is Latin for rejoice. . Laetare, taken from the Latin translation of Is 66:10,(Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad because of her, all you who love her; exult, exult with her, all you who were mourning over her!) sets a tone of joyful anticipation of the Easter mystery. We begin the second part of Lent, during which every Lenten weekday Gospel is from the Gospel of John. We shall read day after day about the growing hostility against Jesus that climaxed in the horror of Good Friday. Although Monday’s Gospel is a happy one in which Jesus works a compassionate miracle for a respected gentile official, Tuesday’s Gospel ends with an ominous note: “they began to persecute him.” On Wednesday, the plot against Jesus develops and we learn that the enemies of Christ determine to kill him because he spoke of God as Father. The Thursday passage records a dialogue between Jesus and the leaders about his authority and acceptance. On Friday, the evangelist John shows Jesus as threatened with capture and death. While making clear his divine origins, Jesus is well aware of the plot against him. On Saturday, we learn of people arguing about who Jesus was; we also learn that they speak about arresting him.