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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

   We are challenged in the Gospel this Sunday by Jesus’ teachings on the sensitive subject of divorce and the personal subject of accepting God’s Kingdom like children.  We should first think of the great dignity of the marriage bond.  As a covenant of love between a woman, a man, and their Lord, marriage is not a merely human institution, but is fundamental in God’s plan for the world. We are reminded that the pain suffered in divorce is real, and are thus challenged to extend our prayers and acts of love toward those who have experienced the breakdown of marriage.  I would encourage you to read a bit about the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to divorce and Pope Francis’ efforts to streamline the annulment process.  A wonderful program for divorced people - Hearts Renewed - meets here at St. Pius X on a fairly regular basis.  Please see their bulletin announcement for more information.
The Gospel ends with Jesus calling the disciples to “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them.”  The juxtaposition of Jesus’ teaching on divorce and his care for children is no coincidence!  Their close proximity in Scripture serves as a reminder that marriage impacts both spouses and children.  Cardinal Christoph Shonborn, of Vienna, Austria, whose parents divorced when he was thirteen, has spoken passionately about pastoral care for children from divorced families.  Not only should we deal mercifully with spouses, but also with children, whose lives are deeply impacted by divorce. 
All this brings us back to Pope Francis’ visit to the US. Throughout his time here, the Holy Father called for renewal in family life.  I believe his words can best illuminate the Gospel we read today.  “Perfect families do not exist. This must not discourage us. Quite the opposite. Love is something we learn; love is something we live; love grows as it is ‘forged’ by the concrete situations which each particular family experiences. Love is born and constantly develops amid light and shadows.”  May our family of faith continue to grow in faith and live that faith in everything we do!


Fr. Sam


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 2015-16 resume in the church on Wednesday, September 16th from 7:30-9:30pm.

Contact Mike Lantowski via email 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 . 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.  


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!

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