Bishop Caggiano celebrates Mass to dedicate new Chapel of Mary, Mother of God at St. Pius X Parish
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FAIRFIELD— (August 15) Bishop Frank Caggiano visited St. Pius X Parish today to celebrate a Pontifical Mass marking the dedication of The Chapel of Mary Mother of God in the parish’s new Faith Center.
The Bishop also served as the homilist for the Mass on the feast of The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Many parishioners gathered for the 2 p.m. ceremony, which began in the chapel courtyard with the presentation of Chapel Keys by Mrs. Grace Rodriguez, Parish Council President, and the Opening of the Chapel Doors by Fr. Michael Dogali, Pastor of St. Pius X Parish.
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ST. PIUS X CHOIR NEWS
Please visit our Music Ministry page for more information on any of the items below
FROM THE CHOIR LOFT:
YOU RAISE ME UP / OCTOBER 26 4PM
A Concert celebrating the Sacred and Sublime featuring our lead cantor Krista Adams Santilli and the full music ministry of Saint Pius X Church. The concert will take place on Sunday, October 26, 2014 @4:00pm
featuring all of our choirs and cantors and special guests. The proceeds from the concert will benefit the music program. Tickets are $20.00 per person and children 12 and under are free. Proceeds will benefit the St. Pius X Music Ministry. Please see Mike Lantowski
after any of the masses or come to the Parish Office for tickets. Tickets will go on sale after masses and will also be available at the door. Many volunteers are still needed so please contact me at email@example.com, 203-278-1389 or after mass.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or come up to the choir loft after any Mass
. Flexible scheduling accommodates today's hectic pace and affords the opportunity for seasonal participation.
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
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 4 | 9:00 A.M.
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Blessing of the Animals
Front Steps of Main Church
Please make sure all pets are leashed or caged!
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!
September 26, 2014
We rely on God’s goodness at all times and in all seasons. Our blessings and gifts, all that we have and all that we are, come from God. These gifts are freely given. When we graciously and generously share them; we give glory, honor and praise to God and we become good stewards. It is in the context of good stewardship that we make our Parish Appeal each year in the fall.
Your gift to the St. Pius X Annual Appeal will enable us to balance our operating budget and make significant capital repairs and upgrades. This year, a portion of our Appeal will be set aside to add more outdoor lighting to our parking lots.
We invite every registered family in our Faith Community to consider making a gift to our Parish Annual Appeal. The response over the years at St. Pius X has been deeply gratifying and generously supportive. Relying on the advice of the Parish Finance Council, we have set a goal of $168,500. We believe that we can attain this goal, and hope that we can even surpass it. Therefore, every gift will make a difference. Broad-based participation will enable our parish to achieve its objectives.
Please put this Appeal to prayer. Whatever you discern, please be assured of our appreciation for your generosity and prayers of support. Your response in the Spirit of Stewardship will be gratefully received and prudently applied. Also, your response by October 31, 2014 would be most appreciated.
Please join us in prayer that this year’s Appeal will be successful and that our parish will remain a vibrant and faith-filled Faith Community. Thank you for your assistance.
Sincerely yours in Christ,