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LENT CALLS US TO CONVERSION

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The season of Lent begins with the observance of Ash Wednesday on February 18th. These forty days are a blessed opportunity for us to grow together as a family of faith.

Over the next few weeks, we will meditate on our need for salvation and enter deeply into the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. In Lent, we are called to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Our practice of penance challenges us to live a life of greater virtue while introducing us to the discipline needed to enter into a life of prayer.

Let us together begin this journey and celebrate the gift of salvation won for us by the Cross of Christ.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Sam

LENTEN CONFESSION CAMPAIGN

Every Tuesday in Lent, the sacrament of reconciliation/confession will be available from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. at every Catholic Church in Fairfield County. St Pius confession will be heard in the Chapel.


LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 24
Fr. Sam Kachuba - “ A Pilgrim People called to Holiness.”
A Lenten reflection on the Christian vocation to holiness lived in and through the Church.

Tuesday, March 10
Samantha Kelley – "Everyday Evangelization: Sharing your faith without a soapbox."
In the era of the New Evangelization, a talk designed to equip us to share our faith with everyone we meet.

Samantha Kelley is a Catholic missionary for FOCUS: the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. She served for 3 years at the University of Texas and now serves in regional leadership on the east coast. Before becoming a missionary she attended UConn where she played soccer and studied finance and political science.

Tuesday, March 24
Sr. Angela Gertsema, ASCJ – "Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fountain of Life and Holiness."
An exploration of devotion to the Sacred Heart as a path to holiness and an aid to evangelization.

Sr. Angela is a member of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Originally from Missouri, she now teaches third grade at the Cathedral Academy at St. Raphael in Bridgeport. Additionally, she is the US coordinator of the Great Family of the Sacred Heart (GFASC), an international apostolate of her community.

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.