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FATHER SAM’S MESSAGE

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 
           This week, I am very happy to welcome our new, full-time youth minister, Paola Peña-Rojas.  A native of Stamford, Paola comes to us from the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).  She served for the last two years as a FOCUS missionary at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London after completing her studies at the University of Vermont.  At USCGA, she worked with Catholic cadets, evangelizing them, leading Bible studies, and offering opportunities for retreats, fellowship, prayer, and mentoring.  She even coached women’s rugby!
        
          As she begins her ministry here at St. Pius, I have asked Paola to take advantage of the resources provided by Life Teen, the leading Catholic youth ministry organization in the country.  Additionally, she will work with our part-time youth ministers, Shari Garcia and J.P. von Uffel, who have served our young people faithfully over the last year.  I am grateful to Shari and J.P. for their continued hard work and dedication!  I hope that you will join me in welcoming Paola to our St. Pius X family.

         If you are interested in participating in our youth ministry activities, please contact Paola at stpiusyouthgroup@gmail.com, or by calling her at the parish office.  Information about FOCUS is available at www.focus.org, and about Life Teen at www.lifeteen.com.  This is an exciting time in the life of our parish.  Let us pray for God’s abundant blessings to be poured out on the young people of St. Pius, that they may be well served by their Church and grow each day in their relationship with God!

Peace,

Fr. Sam

ST. PIUS X CHOIR NEWS

Our Parish Choir is open to anyone from high school age on up!!
The St. Pius X Parish Choir leads the liturgical music at the 10:30am Sunday liturgy and at various Hold Days Throughout the year.

Please consider using your voice for this ministry that is important aspect of our parish life. Rehearsals for 2014-15 resume in the church on Thursday, September 11th from 7:30-9:30pm.

Contact Mike Lantowski via email mikestro@ymail.com or come up to the choir loft after any Mass. Flexible scheduling accommodates today's hectic pace and affords the opportunity for seasonal participation.


Hand Bells
Our newest musical group is the Hand Bell Ensemble. We currently are looking for 3 more ringers (grades 8 & above) to join our current group of 8 members so that we can use our complete 3-octave set of bells. Rehearsals will commence in late September. The practice schedule is determined by the availability of all participants.  Please visit our Music Ministry page for more information


St. Pius X Prayer Line

Petitions and thanksgivings may be emailed at any time to StPiusXPrayerLn@aol.com . Prayer line partners commit to daily prayer in any length, form or fashion for daily intentions that are received.


Rosary for Healing and Peace

Every Friday at 9:00am

Join us in thanksgiving and petition for personal intentions and for the various needs of the Church and of the world.  


PARISH OUTREACH….DID YOU KNOW

St. Pius X Parishioners bring non perishable food to the church and leave it in the wooden boxes in the usher’s room in the front foyer.  Parish volunteers deliver the food to Blessed Sacrament and St. Charles Parishes in Bridgeport as well as The Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport and Operation Hope in Fairfield.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, then please bring your food donations at anytime and it will be delivered weekly.  Thank you for caring and sharing!

FOOD MINISTRY
Every day local Fairfield churches provide community meals to Operation Hope on a rotating schedule.  St. Pius X is assigned the 2nd Tuesday of the month and WE NEED YOUR HELP to continue this tradition.  Meals could be prepared at home or with a group inthe St. Pius X Faith Center kitchen.  Let's help support Fairfield Only Shelter!  Call or email Terri Carron to learn more about this ministry, (203) 256-1055 or mtmcgraw@optonline.net.