PRAYING AS A FAMILY
with Megan Sorg
Director of Young Adult Ministry

Do you suddenly have significantly more time at home with your family? Take this opportunity to learn to pray together! Use the extra time you have at home to schedule out when your family can connect for prayer. Praying with children can be beautiful, but can also be challenging. Make sure your expectations are reasonable and don’t worry! Prayer isn’t about perfection - it’s about our relationship with God. 

How can you pray together as a family? Any moment can be a moment for prayer! If you aren’t praying together every day, start with praying before meals and before bedtime. If you are praying together as a family, try adding a new prayer to your day or take advantage of one of the daily live opportunities for prayer offered by the parish. There is no better time to pray together as a family than right now! May God bless you and your family!

Hear more from Megan in the video below and embrace praying with your family at home.
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.
CHANGE IN WEEKEND MASS AVAILABILITY AND CHURCH HOURS

We have a slight adjustment in weekend Mass scheduling and church building hours of availability for prayer.

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.

REFLECTIONS AND MUSIC

Jeremy Hoy, Director of Liturgy and Music, has been recording a video series with colleagues at Saint Pius X, providing reflections and piano performances featuring familiar musical arrangements that correspond to the reflections.

To access all videos in the series, visit: StPius.net/AtHome .
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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