EXAMEN PRAYER
with Michael Rubbelke
Director of Adult Faith Formation

Have you ever climbed into bed and wondered, "Where did that day go?" Especially in this isolated quarantine season, time can run together and we can often feel alone, self-absorbed, and stuck in sinful habits.  

Saint Ignatius of Loyola's "Examen" prayer was made for this time. This prayer can help us become more aware of Christ's presence in our day, be more grateful for His blessings, and grow out of our ruts! Click on the video to learn more, and see the links below for resources to help you and your family pray the "Examen"!
RESOURCES

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Jerry Windley-Daoust adapts the "Examen" for both older and younger children with  these helpful suggestions .

Use  this craft guide  to show your children how to pray the "five-finger Examen".


FOR ADULTS
In this engaging  article , Fr. Dennis Hamm describes how to do the "Examen" by "rummaging for God" through your day.

Fr. Martin Royackers examines and unpacks each step in Saint Ignatius's original method for doing the "Exame"  here .

Need a visual aid? Check out  this "how-to" comic  from the Dutch Jesuits or this  infographic  from Busted Halo.

Want someone to guide your "Examen" prayer? Try these  "audio Examens"  from the British Jesuits, or download Fr. Mark Thibodeaux's  Examen app  for 34 guided "Examens" with music.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER WITH SPX

DAILY ROSARY
EVERY DAY   3:00 p.m. Where will the Rosary be prayed each day? Join us to find out and pray!   Facebook Live

PRAYER AT NOON
MONDAY-FRIDAY   11:55 a.m., Pray the Regina Caeli during the Easter season with one of our seminarian.   Facebook Live

NEW! LECTIO DIVINA
TUESDAYS  7:30 p.m. A special form of prayer led by Fr. Nathan Maskal. Facebook Live

CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
WEDNESDAYS  6:00 p.m. with Seminarian Sam on guitar and Brittany Tull, Director of Youth Ministry on vocals.   Facebook Live

NEW! FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER
FRIDAYS  7:00 p.m. Pray Night Prayer with us from the Rectory.
VIRTUAL MAY CROWNING
Friday, May 1, 2:00 p.m.

Saint Pius X will celebrate Mary, our blessed Mother of God, with a virtual May Crowning event on the Parish website ( StPius.net ) and here on the parish Facebook page .

RENEWAL OF THE CONSECRATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

At 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother. The livestream of this event can be viewed on the USCCB Facebook page . For more information about this event, click HERE .
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 10:00 a.m.

Join Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades for a livestream All-Schools Mass on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. To join, visit the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend YouTube or Facebook pages. For other livestream liturgies and more, visit  www.diocesefwsb.org/covid-19 .
WEEKEND MASS AVAILABILITY
AND CHURCH HOURS

MASS
Masses will continue to be accessible on Facebook and on the parish website:  StPius.net.
8:45 a.m., Monday-Saturday
5:00 p.m. Saturday *

*After the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, a link will be available on Facebook and on the parish website:  StPius.net to "attend" Mass anytime. (This change was made to ensure Mass is not interrupted due to failures beyond our control caused by heavy streaming traffic.)

Sunday , 12:00 p.m. TV Mass (pre-recorded Mass at Saint Pius X)
broadcast on local TV WMYS, My Michiana
antenna TV channel 69.1
Comcast/Xfinity channels 15, 194 HD, or 1034 HD
AT&T U-verse channel 69
Dish Network channel 16)


WEEKLY BULLETIN
Though the weekly bulletin is not being printed, it is still being produced. Click HERE to view and sign up to have it delivered to your inbox (choose "bulletins" and scroll down to "email notifications").


CHURCH HOURS FOR PRAYER (updated 4/20/2020)
The church will be open as follows for individual prayer:
Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
JEREMY HOY, "ON REQUEST"
Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.

Jeremy Hoy, Director of Liturgy and Music, is offering a Wednesday afternoon live event, immediately following the 3:00 p.m. Rosary. Jeremy will play your requests live on Facebook! He adds a few fun compilations of medleys and may incorporate familiar tunes too!

To submit your request, email Kim Mauch, kmauch@stpius.net, or comment during the live event HERE on Facebook.
COVID PRAYER

The following prayer will replace the parish stewardship prayer at Mass until further notice.

Mother of Divine Love, we entrust to you our nation and world, our families and loved ones, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

In this time of trial and testing, hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful.

For those already afflicted, obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.

For those working to help the sick and bring an end to this crisis, obtain the strength to continue their work.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, conform us to the will of the Father, remind us always of the love of your Son, Jesus, and bring his peace to our land and to our hearts.

Amen.
Saint Rocco, protector against the plague and all contagious diseases, pray for us!
We don't know what financial challenges lie ahead for you, or for our parish. Despite the fact that we cannot gather together for Mass, Saint Pius X continues to embrace our mission  to renew all things in Christ  thanks to your ongoing generosity and commitment. Please visit the website to learn more about online giving and to sign up,  StPius.net/OnlineGiving  or mail your offering to 52553 Fir Road, Granger, IN 46530.  

Saint Pius X Catholic Parish, dedicated to renewing all things in Christ, is committed to evangelization through prayer, service, sacrificial giving, faith formation, and community.
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