From the Pastor's Desk This Week
- December 15, 2019- Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today the Church marks Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday in the season of Advent. The Latin word “Gaudete” translates as the imperative “Rejoice.” We call this third Sunday of Advent “Gaudete Sunday” because the entrance antiphon for the Mass quotes St. Paul’s letter to… …
Keep Shopping with our St. Pius X Christmas Bazaar Vendors
We had a great day on Saturday, December 7 at our first annual Christmas Bazaar. Thank you to everyone who made it such a warm and wonderful day filled with festive fellowship. There’s still time to shop with all our vendors–see the list below to continue to visit their Websites.
Accessorize: “wearable art,” handcrafted jewelry and accessories
BeautyCounter: cosmetics and skincare
Color Street: nail polish art strips
Crafter of Bay Street: wooden crafts
Florals by Kim: silk floral wreaths, decorations
HER Designs: custom decorative signs
Jarvis Consultants: books
Kis Skincare: soaps and skincare
Little Fish Clothing: t shirts, hoodies, bags, mugs
Monkey Fist Creations: decorations, keychains, doorstops, scroll saw artwork
RAM Leather: handcrafted leather goods
Rhubarb Handcrafted Jewelry: one-of-a-kind, small batch jewelry
SouthernAirs: barbecue sauces, hot sauces, jams
Sseko Designs: bags, jewelry, apparel
Teresa Rainieri Art: fine art
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski: jewelry
Giving Trees are Ready!
Our three Giving Trees are decorated with 1,200 tags designated for various charitable organizations. All items are to be gift wrapped with tags visible and firmly attached and returned to the trees on or before December 15. Thank you for your generous support!
Christmas Mass Schedule
We look forward to seeing you and to celebrating all the joys of the season!
Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve Masses: 4PM (Church), 4PM (LIVE STREAM, Community Room,) 4PM (Religious Education Center,) 6PM (Church—Children’s Choir will sing,) and 12 Midnight (Church—Adult Choir will sing with instrumentalists beginning at 11:30PM.)
Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day Masses: 8AM (Church,) 10AM (Church,) and 12Noon (Church.)
Rededication of the Church
Join us 5:15PM, Saturday, January 11 when Bishop Caggiano will be here to rededicate our newly renovated Church. The Bishop will consecrate our new altar and bless the church. All are invited to join in this historic moment for our parish community.
Parish Office Christmas and New Year’s Hours
The Parish Office will have the following schedule for Christmas and New Year’s: Tues., December 24 – Fri., December 27: Closed; Mon. – Tues., December 30-31: 9AM-12Noon; Wed. January 1: Closed; and Thur. – Fri., January 2-3: 9AM-12Noon.
Family Faith Formation
Families with children of all ages are invited and encouraged to join us once a month after the 9AM Mass in the APR, Religious Education Center for ongoing faith formation. Each month we will focus on a different topic as we grow in knowledge of our faith together. Dates: January 12, February 23, March 22, April 26, and May 17. Register now. A $50 annual donation per family is requested.
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Read & Reflect
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