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FATHER SAM’S MESSAGE

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

       I've been thinking about the sacraments a lot lately. As the joyful celebrations of First Communions and Confirmation rapidly approach, they are also signs of the beginning of wedding season. In my work in the vocations office,this is the time of year that the men being ordained start finalizing the details for the reception of the sacrament of Holy Orders. These sacraments are all moments of real grace. God pours out on us, his people, so many gifts.In the Eucharist, we are fed with the body and blood of Jesus, given the gift of his presence in our hearts. In confirmation, the seven-fold gifts of the Holy Spirit are sealed in us powerfully. In matrimony, husband and wife place the gift of their love on the altar and ask God's blessing. In Holy Orders, a man is configured to Christ to act in his name and be a conduit of divine grace on earth.
     
     So here's the question. How do we allow the sacraments to impact our daily lives? Does the Eucharistic presence of Jesus make a difference to me? Am I fed by that gift regularly? Do I use the gifts of the Holy Spirit that were
given to me first in Baptism and again in Confirmation? Do I seek the enduring graces of the sacrament of Holy Orders (or for you who are married...do you seek the enduring graces of matrimony) to see me through difficult
situations or times?
                                   
     We are a community of believers, rooted in the sacraments. Through them, God lifts us up and makes us holy. Let us all seek to live more and more in the grace and power of the sacraments!


    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.