From the Pastor's Desk This Week
- November 17, 2019- Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ, Approaching the Bible can be a daunting task. Some readers experience apprehension about their ability to understand what is contained therein, while others struggle to see how texts from thousands of years ago have any relevance to our present day. If only we understood… …
The Viri Galilaei, a schola of Catholic men from the area, have asked to make St. Pius X their “home away from home.” The ensemble was without a place to gather to pray and sing, and we’re happy to help them. They will sing in our “temporary church” (Community Room,) 7PM, Wednesdays with a Mass in the Extraordinary Form, followed at 8PM by Vespers, until Thanksgiving. Confessions are heard 7PM-8PM, every Wednesday in the Chapel.
“Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7.
St. Pius X Christmas Bazaar–All are Welcome!
Join us 11AM-5PM, Saturday, December 7 in the Gym of the Religious Education Center for our new Christmas Bazaar. Do your holiday shopping early and get into the spirit of the season! Visit unique vendors—see vendor list below. Plus, enjoy holiday music, photos with Santa (11AM-12:30PM), Bake Sale, and Silent Auction. Interested in a vendor table, Email Kara Clegg (firstname.lastname@example.org) for availability and to request and application. Interested in sponsoring the event? Complete the Christmas Bazaar Sponsor Form and return with payment or email Kimberlie Leon (email@example.com) with questions. Interested in baking for the Bake Sale? See the Bake Sale Info Sheet.
Vendors to Date
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
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
Thank you to our PLATINUM Sponsors!
VIRGINIA AND JOEL GIUFFRE
Thanksgiving Food Drive Coming Up!
Please bring non-perishable food items or gift cards before/after all Masses, November 16-17, to the Munro Room in the Faith Center. Parish volunteers will be available to assist in carrying items. Information on types of donations needed are listed in the November 10th Bulletin. Drivers needed to transport food at 9AM, Monday, November 18. To volunteer to help or to drive the food to local agencies, email Kathleen Donnelly (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Giving Trees Ready for Thanksgiving!
Our three Giving Trees will be decorated Tuesday, November 26 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. The agency pick up date is December 16. Thank you!
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: December 1, January 12, February 23, March 22, April 26, and May 17. Register now. A $50 annual donation per family is requested.
Church Renovation Alert!
Due to the Church renovation, all weekend Masses are being held in the Community Room, Faith Center. Please enter through the Burr Street side OR Chapel entrance doors to access the Community Room, Faith Center. Thank you!
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