SERVING GOD’S KINGDOM /WITNESSING JUSTICE AND LOVE IN ACTION:
From May to August we will be collecting generic, signed BIRTHDAY CARDS from our parishioners to the residents for the Staff to give to residents who may otherwise not have any recognition of their special day. Cards can be dropped off in the narthex of Church OR brought to the Parish Office OR any In-Person event
Opportunities for the development and sharing of individual gifts and talents are important to the Confirmation process and for all young people. These opportunities are provided both within the context of parish ministries, i.e. lector, musician, catechist, as well as in the service to the poor, elderly, and disadvantaged.
In order for service projects to be viewed as more than simple requirements to earn a stated number of hours, they need to be well planned. Time should be given in preparation and dialogue beforehand as well as in discussing the outcomes and implications after the projects occur.
St Pius X young parishioners are invited to participate in a wide variety of service projects some annual and some are one time events. Service projects focus on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Service Events in our through our Parish: Christmas Caroling, Campus Clean up 1st weekend in October, Set up for Christmas Sale, St Pius X Flea Market, St Pius X Country Fair, St Pius Volunteer Gala, Summer Fun Event for Children.
Service Events Outside our Parish: Atria Senior Living Community, Bethany House (cleaning), Bethany House (monthly prayer services) Cardboard Campout, Painting rooms at Notre Dame Retreat House, SWEM Food Baskets, Soup-erBowl of Caring, St Michael’s Woodshop, Women’s Place (shelter for women & children), Veterans Day Apple Pie Baking, Homeless Outreach Initiative through Blessed Sacrament Church.
Service Event Discussion Questions
Before Service Event
After Service Event