Holy Week Schedule

April 13 Palm Sunday
Saturday Vigil (April 12) at 5:15 PM
Sunday Masses at 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM (Celebrated by Bishop Frank Caggiano) & 12:00 Noon

Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm Lenten Speaker Series with Bishop Frank Caggiano

April 17 - Holy Thursday
Morning Prayer at 8:30 am
Mass at 7:30 PM with Adoration until 11:00 PM.
  April 18 - Good Friday
Morning Prayer at 8:30 am
Liturgy of Good Friday at 3:00 PM
Stations of the Cross at 7:00 PM

April 19 - Holy Saturday
Morning Prayer at 8:30 am
Blessing of Easter Baskets at 1:00 pm
Easter Vigil at 7:30 pm.
Confessions: 4:00-4:45 PM

April 20 - Easter Sunday
Masses at 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM & 12:00 Noon.


2014 Annual Bishop’s Appeal



HARD WORK AND PRAYER ON MISSION TRIP

Fairfield County Catholic, November 2013

FAIRFIELD—“What an incredible week in Pittsburgh for the St. Pius Youth Group! We learned about sacrifice through our service, grew closer to one another and grew in our faith,” says 16-year-old Kelly Walsh of her recent mission trip to help the poor in Pennsylvania.

It was the second mission trip for the Fairfield-Ludlow High School junior, who served in last year’s work camp in Groton, MA. She says that working in the intense heat and roughing it in a local high school was a rewarding experience that deepened her faith.

Read More on our Youth Page



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.  


ST. PIUS X CHOIR NEWS

FROM THE CHOIR LOFT
Beginning in the fall, we are happy to report that we will be officially starting a handbell ensemble.  Flexible scheduling for rehearsals will be based on the schedules of the participants.  Ideally we would need about 8-10 participants to form this group which would perform at various liturgies throughout the program year.  The ensemble will be open to anyone from high school age on up.  A handbell is a bell designed to be rung by hand. To ring a handbell, a ringer grasps the bell by its slightly flexible handle and moves the wrist to make the hinged clapper inside the bell strike. An individual handbell can be used simply as a signal to catch people's attention or summon them together, but handbells are generally heard in tuned sets. For further info and inquiries please contact Mike Lantowski, Director of Music at mikestro@ymail.com, or see him after one of the liturgies.



JOURNEY TO LIGHT

BEREAVEMENT AND COPING MINISTRY

Our Bereavement Ministry, Part I and Part II has begun! We meet in the Community Room in the new Faith Center from  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the  second Saturday of every month, October-June.  Part I encompasses working through the four tasks  of grief – each session builds upon the previous ones  – using the tools of dialogue, discussion and  journaling. Part II, “Coping” is a discussion-based  support program for those who have completed Part  I. The “Coping” Program meets for one hour: 11 a.m.  until noon. Both groups gather together at 11 a.m. for  prayer and again at noon for refreshments. For more  information, please call Kathleen Donnelly, 255-6134.



2014 LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES


Lenten Tuesdays at 7:30 P.M.
Faith Center Community Room

March 11 Dr. Joan Kelly
Lecturer – Sacred Heart University
From Ashes to Alleluia
March 18 Reverend Charles Allen, S.J.
Assistant to the President - Fairfield University
Killing Jesus: What Can We Learn from the Literature to Strengthen Our Faith in the Crucifixion?
March 25 Monsignor Robert Weiss
Pastor - St. Rose of Lima Parish, Newtown CT
Tragedy, Healing and Faith
April 1 Reverend Paul Fitzgerald, S.J.
Academic Vice President – Fairfield University
Ignatian Spirituality and the Discernment of Spirits
April 8 Reverend Brad Heckathorne, O.F.M., Conv.
Chaplain – Western Connecticut State University
Franciscan Spirituality
April 15 The Most Reverend Frank Caggiano
Bishop of Bridgeport
The Cross of Christ: Surprised by Joy


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.


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!