The New
Renewing Family,
Community, & Participation
Domestic Church
The "Domestic Church" means that it is within the context of the family that we first learn who God is and how to prayerfully seek his will in our lives. It’s our responsibility to build up the "Domestic Church" within our families and homes. In this Year of Renewal, we challenge you to find a way to renew your "Domestic Church" - to find a way or ways to set aside time for prayer, start a new practice of prayer or show love and care for others around you. 
As we delve into September’s Year of Renewal theme - focusing on the renewal of our families and communities - this is a great time to revisit Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, or “The Joy of Love.” This 2016 document was a follow-up to two meetings of the Synod of Bishops which considered the vocation of and challenges facing Christian families in the contemporary world. In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis reflects upon the experiences of modern families, reminds us to look to Jesus’ ministry and the Holy Family as models for relationships, and exhorts the Church to accompany families in times of suffering and brokenness.  

Throughout Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis encourages us to rediscover the joy of love in family life. This document is full of memorable lines, but here are three quick quotes that we encourage you to ponder with your family this week:

  • “The Lord’s presence dwells in real and concrete families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes” (Amoris Laetitia no. 315). How have you seen Jesus’ presence in your own family this week?

  • “I thank God that many families, which are far from considering themselves perfect, live in love, fulfil their calling and keep moving forward, even if they fall many times along the way” (Amoris Laetitia no. 57). No family is perfect, and every family can grow in holiness and share Christ’s love with the world. How has your family persevered in love through a difficult time?

  • Despite the busy-ness and fast pace of modern lifestyles, “the home must continue to be the place where we learn to appreciate the meaning and beauty of the faith, to pray and to serve our neighbor” (Amoris Laetitia no. 287). What is one concrete way that your family can increase your commitment to prayer or to service in the coming week?

This year, the entire Church is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the publication of Amoris Laetitia with an “Amoris Laetitia Family Year.” Visit to learn more about the Saint Pius X fall book study, “The Joy of Love,” and for a link to the full text of Amoris Laetitia.
Bible Study
with Fr. Augustine
and Sally!
Bible Study is offered at the parish on Thursday mornings immediately following the 8:45 a.m. Mass.

Bible Study is also live on Facebook at the same time!
Faith Formation
Programs this
Next Session, Wednesday, September 8
9:30-11:00 a.m., CH004 (church basement meeting room)
Our study of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia continues this week as we read Chapter 4 and discuss the theme “Love in Marriage.” This week we’ll also enjoy some special reflections from Megan Sorg - please join us!
Learn more and follow along with a weekly outline, discussion questions, and prayer prompts by visiting:
For more information and assistance in obtaining the book, contact Ashley Logsdon, Director of Adult Faith Formation: [email protected] or 574-272-8462, ext. 122. 
Life Opportunities
this Fall!
meeting held the second Wednesday of the month
Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 8
6:30-8:00 p.m., PLC 103
Seasons of Hope is a Catholic grief support group open to adults that have experienced the death of a loved one. The group meets monthly to share our faith and support one another by focusing on Scripture and a theme that is grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions, and practices of the Catholic Church.
In September, we start a new journaling book together. Please, register in advance and commit to attending most of the sessions to build friendship and trust. To register, contact Ashley Logsdon, [email protected], or visit the website:
That Man Is You!
Returns September 11

Surviving Divorce is a twelve-week program featuring thirty-minute DVD sessions each week. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing.
The 12-week series will begin this fall:
Mondays, September 13-December 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
There will not be a session on All Saint's Day (11/1); however, participants will be invited to attend Mass together with the group. There will be an optional session regarding annulments after the series is completed on Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.
Learn more and/or register to participate:
Questions? Contact Peg Brinig
574-360-2814 or [email protected]
Inviting Women of
Saint Pius X
to Discover
You are cordially invited to join us!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 7:00 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room
(enter via Door 6, from the South Lot
near the playground area)
Join us for a special presentation by Ashley Logsdon, SPX Director of Adult Faith Formation
TOPIC: Divine Delight in Creation
We resume our monthly service to our community through the collection of items for one of four local non-profit agencies that we support.
September’s featured agency: Women's Care Center.
Specific needs: diapers | baby wipes | infant formula | children's books | disinfectant wipes | hand sanitizer.
We will adhere to COVID protocols in place at Saint Pius X. There will be seating for those who are comfortable without masks and physical distancing, as well as seating for those who prefer both.
Please register to help us with planning:
For more information, contact Peggy Bolstetter:
(574) 514-9069 
Sunday, September 19
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., in the Parish Life Center
Have you heard the hype about The Chosen? This crowd-funded, binge-watchable TV series about the life of Jesus has caught the attention of millions since the first episode aired in 2019. The Chosen goes "behind the scenes" of the Gospels to imagine what the disciples might have said, seen, and experienced in between the events reported in Scripture. Bring your family and join us for a screening of the third episode, “Jesus Loves the Little Children”. We’ll provide popcorn and pizza, enjoy the episode, and then discuss this imaginative portrayal of Jesus and his ministry.
RSVP required by
Friday, September 17!
To reserve your spot, visit: