From the Pastor's Desk This Week
- July 21, 2019- Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport this weekend, parishes are being visited by missionaries from around the world. The second collection taken in each parish goes to support the missionary efforts of these heroic men and women who proclaim and live the Gospel around the… …
Sacramental Prep–Register Online Today
If your family has a child or children entering Grades 2, 5, 6, or 7 in the coming academic year, register them now for the 2019-2020 Sacramental Preparation program to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Register by August 9. All classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis until they reach capacity.
VIRTUS Training Classes Available at St. Pius X
All St. Pius X Parish volunteers MUST attend Virtus training. Anyone volunteering in any capacity at St. Pius X must attend Virtus training. For your convenience, Kara Clegg, faith formation coordinator, has arranged for training sessions to be held here in the Community Room: 6PM-9PM, Thursday, July 18 and 6PM-9PM, Thursday, August 8. Register now online.
St. Pius X Parish Festival–Mark Your Calendar
Join us for the Parish Festival on Sunday, September 8: 10:30AM Mass Under the Big Tent followed by the Festival which runs until 5PM. Bring family and friends to enjoy a fun-filled day. SIGN UP NOW TO VOLUNTEER!
-Inflatables and Carnival Games for the kids
-The St. Pius X Grill and Beer & Wine Tent
-Bake Tent featuring Micalizzi’s Italian Ices and the all-new Coffee Booth
-The Tag Sale!
Catechists Still Needed for St. Pius X
Volunteer catechists are still needed to join our Faith Formation team to teach our young parishioners preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Volunteers are needed 4:30PM-5:30PM for classes held weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday. We supply the curriculum and materials! This is a wonderful way to share and grow in your own faith. Email Kara Clegg or call her at 203-255-6134 for more information.
Join us for an Alzheimer’s Community Forum
St. Pius X Church and Visiting Angels will be hosting a special forum in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, 5:30PM, Tuesday, July 30 in the St. Pius X Church Community Room. We will gather to discuss Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss, and learn about resources. The forum is designed to encourage discussion on community service gaps and to assess how Alzheimer’s programs and services can be responsive to the diverse and unique communities they serve. Light dinner will be served. Registration requested, call Peter Carey by 2PM, July 30 at 203-673-2081. All are welcome!
Triple Double Basketball Clinics at St. Pius X
Tom Keyes, founder of Triple Double Basketball, will be conducting basketball clinics in the St. Pius X Religious Education Center Gym this Summer and Fall. Coach Keyes is a resident of Fairfield and former Norwalk High School Boys Varsity Basketball Coach. He has compiled more than 100 wins in his Varsity Basketball coaching career and coached several, all-league, all-state, and even an ESPN top 100 player! The philosophy of the Triple Double Basketball program is simple: get in the gym and practice! To learn more about Coach Keyes’ basketball clinic, which is open to anyone, visit Triple Double Basketball.
Read & Reflect
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