OCTOBER PRAYER CHALLENGE:
The Daily Examen
Thank you for joining us during this "Year of Prayer: Centered on the Eucharist!" Each month, we ask everyone to commit to growing together in prayer through a series of prayer challenges. We hope these challenges will help explore new styles of prayer, form habits of prayer, and join the parish community in deepening our faith.

During the month of November, we will be preparing for the season of Advent. One way we can help review and examine our lives ahead of this penitential season is with the Ignatian practice of the Daily Examen.  For more on the Examen and how to pray it, watch the short introduction video from Michael Rubbelke below.
AND THE CHALLENGE IS:
This month, our parish challenge is to pray the examen each night. We invite you to end your prayer with an Act of Contrition to help us remember the times we have fallen short and need God's mercy.
PRAY WITH US: Live!
We will be hosting guided examen meditations on Facebook Live every day this week, beginning tonight: November 2-6 at 7:00 p.mThe staff who offer the Rosary that day will log back in to lead us through the evening meditation. Come join us (or watch the recorded session at a later time) and help familiarize yourself with this prayer process.

As always, please make sure to add your comments and feedback on the Facebook page - and thank you for diving deeper into prayer with us this year!

The entire parish community is invited for a prayer service to thank God for our Veterans and their service to our country. Reserved seating will be available for Veterans and their families.
Saint Pius X fifth grade students in Religious Education and the School invite you to join them in a special outreach project. They are collecting personalized, signed holiday cards expressing respect, care and gratitude to deployed U.S. troops, letting them know that they are not alone during the winter holiday season. 

Here’s how everyone in your family can participate:

  • Use generic holiday cards or create your own (if your cards are homemade, please keep the size to no larger than an 8.5x11 paper folded in half)
  • Address the card “Dear Warrior”
  • Write a holiday greeting, keeping in mind that our Troops are diverse in their holiday practices and beliefs
  • Write a personal note. For example: My holiday wish for you is…, I appreciate what you do because…, May favorite holiday tradition is… What is yours?
  • If you are or have been in the Military, consider including that information
  • Sign your first name ONLY and the town and state where you live
  • If you have an envelope, please do NOT seal it (but envelopes are not necessary)
  • Return your card(s) to the Parish Office no later than Thursday, November 12

Thank you for joining us in supporting all members of the military in our country!