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FATHER SAM’S MESSAGE

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Ephphatha! Be opened!  With these words, Jesus heals the deaf man in today’s Gospel.  On the day of our baptism, the priest touched our ears and our lips and prayed that our ears would be open to hear the word of God, and our lips be opened to proclaim his praise.  Today we are invited once again to be open to the word of God and to proclaim his praise.  What do I need in order to be more open?  Do I need to make some time for silence so that I can really listen?  Am I in need of forgiveness?  Do I need to forgive someone else?  Do I need a heart that is more open to God’s powerful love? 
      This week, perhaps we could all pray in these or similar words:
      “Lord, open my heart, my eyes, my ears, and my mind.  Help me to receive your word and to accept your love.  Give me the grace of faith, that I may believe more deeply.  Open whatever in me has been closed off to You, so that in all things, I may love and serve you. Amen.”

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.