To Worship God
o SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Prepares parents, godparents, sponsors, candidates and others for the important role each plays in the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Marriage.
Assists prospective converts to Catholicism in The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process developed by the Catholic Church for individuals who are searching and inquiring about the Catholic way of life.
o LITURGY COMMITTEE
Directs the people’s hearts and minds for their conscious and active participation in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Sacraments and prayer services.
o FUNERAL MINISTRY
Acts as parish liaison for families in the planning of the Funeral Liturgy via our Funeral Planning Guide. Provides all pertinent information and helps coordinate the service, music, altar servers, the funeral luncheon team.
o FUNERAL LUNCHEON MINISTRY
In an attempt to offer a caring presence and provide a place of comfort for the family and friends of a deceased one, the parish has established the tradition of offering a place to gather together after the funeral for a lunch or continental breakfast when possible.
o ALTAR SERVERS
Any parishioner in grade 3 and above may serve at parish liturgies once training is completed.
o GREETING MINISTRY
Warmly greets & welcomes all people that enter through the church doors of St. Pius Tenth & assists with outside help if needed. Makes all guests feel accepted, recognized, informed, and most of all feel their visit is appreciated.
o MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Assists in the distribution of Eucharist at Mass and to shut-ins and the sick once training is completed.
Lectors proclaim scripture readings at all Masses and special liturgies. Training is provided for any confirmed parishioner.
Maintains church vessels and vestments, sets the table for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Provides a warm welcoming environment as well as a helping hand for those attending Mass.
o MUSIC MINISTRY
Enhances church liturgies through music and song, and encourages active participation in the Mass by those gathered. Music ministries include, Adult Choir, Children’s choir and Folk group.
o CHILDRENS LITURGY
Promotes spiritual growth and community by providing an age-appropriate gospel message for pre-K through 3th grade children during Mass.
To Illuminate our Faith
o CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Meets weekly to praise, worship, thank and honor Our Lord Jesus Christ. The men and women in our group share in the joy of the Holy Spirit as we minister to each other.
o LADIES OF GRACE, WOMENS BIBLE STUDY
Provides weekly opportunities for women to experience a closer relationship with Christ through the study of His word, and greater understanding of the teachings of the Catholic Church.
o FISHERS OF MEN
Men ministering to men in fellowship; men who pray together, but not just a prayer group; men of faith, but not just a faith group; men who offer support, but not just a support group.
o FAITH STUDY
A monthly (Oct-Apr) opportunity on Monday evenings focused on learning and living our Catholic Christian Faith as a Disciple of Jesus today.
o PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Handmade knitted and crochet items given as a comfort for those coping with an illness or grieving a loss or celebrating a milestone. Our knitting sessions weave our hearts and souls together as witnesses to God’s love.
o FAITH FORMATION FOR CHILDREN
Assists parents as the primary catechist for their children by supporting each child’s growth in knowing and loving Christ, in understanding our faith, and in inspiring them to live as followers of Jesus.
o YOUTH MINISTRY
Helps empower young Catholics to live as Christ’s disciples, drawing them into active participation in the life, mission and work of our Catholic community.
To Make New Disciples of Christ
o WEDNESDAY MORNING COFFEE HOURS
At St. Pius Tenth Church, we love food and fellowship! Twice monthly on a Wednesday after the Daily 7:30 Mass, parishioners gather in the Parish Center for coffee and donuts. Check the bulletin for dates. Come & join our friendly parishioners.
o WELCOMING COMMITTEE
Welcomes and engages new members to St Pius X Church while promoting fellowship and discipleship among all parishioners.
o MINISTERS TO THE HOMEBOUND/ HOSPITAL VISITATION
Reaches out to those parishioners who are homebound due to illness, surgery or advanced age. Prayer and Communion along with companionship are a vital part of this ministry. Organizes and implements pastoral visits to parishioners in area hospitals.
o GREETING CARD MAILING
Reaches out by mailing get-well cards to parishioners in the hospital and sympathy cards to families at the time of a loved one’s death.
o SEASONED PEOPLE
Promotes friendship and goodwill among members 55 years and older through regular gatherings, activities and fellowship.
o HOLY GROUNDS CAFE
Helps fulfill and further reflect the scope and mission of SPX: to grow an active, spirited and engaged parish via a Christ-centered, people-focused café after Sunday masses.
o COUNTRY FAIR & FLEA MARKET
Through teamwork, commitment and fellowship the country fair and flea market committees assist in the mission of the parish by raising necessary funds via the annual community-wide event.
o PASTA SUPPER
Our purpose is to build “community” by annually “breaking bread together” in a community-wide fundraising event designed to support our parish center.
o MEN’S GROUP
Fosters fellowship and camaraderie among the men of St Pius Tenth via gatherings for prayer, social events and fulfilling general needs of the parish.
o SOCIAL EVENTS
With a growing, engaged parish comes new ideas and new initiatives. Our purpose is to help enable that those events and activities happen with necessary support and parish involvement.
We provide opportunities for boys and girls to achieve the principles of scouting in Christ-centered programs promoting leadership, community service, self- reliance, and personal growth.
In Jesus Christ
o ALTAR LINENS
Provides for care and laundering of the Altar Linens on a rotating basis.
o CYO ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Assists the Athletic Director with the implementation of CYO-based programs in the parish, ensuring that the mission of CYO and its programs are carried out in a timely manner.
o INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY
“There are many ways to love one’s neighbor, but intercessory prayer–praying on behalf of other people–has got to be one of the most powerful.” Join us in praying on behalf of our sisters and brothers.
o COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Facilitates external and internal communication within the parish and community, advocating for the St. Pius Tenth mission for the sake of the Gospel and the growth of the parish. Also supports parish evangelization via technology and communications, including website development and maintenance, AV, computers/software and social media.
o KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society. Our local council holds true to the founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity.
o PARISH COUNCIL
As chosen representatives for the parish, we inspire worship, promote outreach, provide stewardship, and facilitate evangelization of our parish and community.
o FAITH FORMATION
Works with Directors of FF & Youth Ministry to organize comprehensive lifelong FF ministry at St. Pius Tenth Parish. Provides insight to & evaluation of current programs to help secure the personal and spiritual development of children, youth, young adults, and adults in their Catholic faith.
o PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
Promotes the Christ-centered, caring, learning atmosphere that is the fundamental reason why St. Pius Tenth School exists.
o STEPHEN MINISTRY
Provides one-to-one Christian care to members of our parish and our community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, disability, job loss and many other life difficulties.
o ST. PIUS TENTH CEMETERY
Volunteers committed to economically and efficiently maintaining and improving the beauty of our cemetery.
o SOCIAL MINISTRY
Identifies and responds to the needs of anyone in and outside our parish community, including but not limited to food drives, Christmas giving tree, and support for various local organizations.
Volunteer work groups are responsible for the weekly cleaning and upkeep of our church’s gathering and worship spaces.
o ART AND ENVIRONMENT
Lends beauty to God’s house, thus inspiring those who gather for worship throughout the church seasons.
o YOUTH MINISTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The mission of the Youth Ministry Advisory Committee is to coordinate and develop a vision for total youth ministry at St. Pius Tenth Parish. Young people and adults assist the Youth Ministry Director in developing opportunities for young people to live out their Catholic faith in age appropriate ways.