From the Pastor's Desk This Week
- September 20, 2020- Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of the great challenges in the spiritual life is comparison. How necessary and natural it is to compare things, virtues, experiences, and even persons. At the same time, comparison can be a grave danger and an enemy of grace! For example, I am… …
ST. PIUS X GIVING TREE 2020
Now more than ever, our local agencies need our support to make this year’s holiday season special for those in need. Our agencies will only accept GIFT CARDS this year. No tags will be used. Here are the gift cards needed:
–Walmart: This is the number one gift requested by all our agencies. You may purchase these gift cards online at www.walmart.com and they will be mailed right to your home!
–Grocery: Stop and Shop, Shop Rite, and BJ’s
–Drug Store: CVS and Walgreens
–Retail: Target, Sephora, and Old Navy
–Coffee: Dunkin Donuts (small denominations)
Drop off Gift Cards by November 29 in the secure drop-off box located in the St. Pius X Church Vestibule.
NOTE: You may also donate via St. Pius X Online Giving,simply choose Christmas Giving Tree Gift and we will take the funds raised and purchase gift cards.
Questions? Email Cathy or Doug Van Tornhout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SACRAMENTAL PREP UPDATE
Registrations for Sacramental Preparation will not be processed until the week of September 28, 2020, in order to kick-off this year of preparation. In the meantime, the online registration will remain open to responses and can be found here. We appreciate your patience and understanding!
WEEKEND MASS REGISTRATION
Masses for the weekend: 5:15PM Saturday, and 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:30AM, and 12Noon on Sunday. Registration is required to attend. Please indicate how many people will be in your party (individual names are not needed, only the number). You can also register to help as an usher or with after-Mass clean-up. Register here. You will receive a confirmation e-mail after you register, check your spam box in case you do not see it. Remember to wear a mask to Mass. Thank you!
PARISH OFFICE OPEN TO PUBLIC WITH LIMITED HOURS
The Parish Office is open to the public: Monday – Friday: 9AM-12Noon. Please wear a mask when you enter the office, sign the log, and state your request from 6’ away from the reception desk. The staff continues to work remotely and can be reached via email when they are not physically in the office. We look forward to seeing you!
DAILY MASS AND WEEKLY LATIN MASS
- Daily Mass takes place in the Church at 8:30AM. Remember to take all health precautions necessary for yourself and for others. Since daily Mass has a smaller number of people attending, sign-up isn’t required.
- Latin Mass takes place in the Church at 7 PM, Monday and Thursday (Unless otherwise noted.)
ST. PIUS X LIVESTREAMING SCHEDULE FOR MASS AND ROSARY
- Daily Mass at 8:30AM and our weekend Masses are livestreamed and found on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.
- We have not yet resumed praying the weekly rosary in person, but remember, praying the Rosary daily as a family is strongly encouraged!
CHAPEL OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
The Chapel is open daily for private prayer outside of Mass times. Practice social distancing of 6’ between one another. Do not visit the Chapel or leave your home if you are feeling ill or have flu symptoms.
Confessions are heard 7PM-8PM, Wednesdays and 4PM-5PM, Saturdays in the Community Room. If you are unable to get out of the house but would like to go to confession, a priest can come to you—we will stand outside 6’ away. Just email Fr. Sam.
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