All the latest from SPX
April 6/7 2019
Everybody Always
Love Even The Difficult People
In this five part series, bestselling author Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loved them–without fear, insecurity, or restriction. This begins by loving people right where you are through serving and helping the neighbors God has placed into your world. It means loving people when they mess up and helping
them move past the place of shame to acceptance. It continues by being courageous and following where God leads one step at a time–even if you fell you are flying blind. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said. Following Christ means more than just putting a toe in the water when it comes to loving others. It means grabbing your knees and doing a cannonball! And, as Jesus revealed, it means loving the difficult ones. Everybody, Always will provide practical steps to help you take that journey.
To listen to the homilies and the series song, click here.
THIS WEEK AT SPX
Welcome Archbishop
Wilton Gregory
SPX is happy to welcome Archbishop Wilton Gregory as our new Archbishop of Washington. For more information, click HERE.
Led by Love Update By Fr. Mike

Every week parishioners and visitors bring a big smile to my face commenting 
on our new entranceway. With Phase 1 completed, we're looking ahead to Phases 2 & 3. 
First let me give you some basic figures on where we stand (these numbers are as of 12/31/18). We ended the year with $1,735,935 pledged, which is 86% of our goal of $2 million dollars. Since our Led by Love campaign began, we've received $748,257.
This enabled us to complete Phase 1, which ended up costing $594,428. This leaves us with $153,829 in the bank.

Remembering that Led by Love is a 5 year campaign, we anticipate it being a few more years before we can complete the remaining phases.  One exciting development to share with you is that we have entered into discussions with the school and are exploring some options for us to expand and redesign some of their existing spaces as they look to expanding their pre-K offerings. I'll keep you updated on these discussions as they progress. I am really impressed at what we have achieved together.  

Our Led by Love campaign enabled all of this from 365 pledges (our parish has 913 households). In order to complete the entire expansion plan, more of our households will need step up with a pledge. We anticipate conducting a mini capital campaign later this year. Please prayerfully consider making a pledge or gift. To give now, click here .

-Fr. Mike Jones
GROW
Receive Reconciliation
Before Easter
Before Easter, receive Christ's mercy in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Saturday, April 13 from 4 - 4:45 pm and Wednesday April 10 & 17
from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.
During Holy Week, please be aware of the following schedule changes:

Holy Thursday (April 18) - no Adoration during the Day, no 9 am Mass
Good Friday (April 19) - no 3 pm Stations, no 7:30 pm Stations, no 9 am Mass
Holy Saturday (April 20) - no Confessions, no 5 pm Mass
Holy Week Mass Schedule
We are quickly approaching the holiest days of the Church year. Join in celebrating the life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus during Holy Week.
Holy Thursday, April 18
Good Friday, April 19
Easter Vigil, April 20
7:30 pm
Easter Mass Schedule
St. Pius X is the place to be this Easter! Come celebrate the greatest mystery of our faith on Easter Sunday, April 21. Masses will be held at 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:30 am. Join us for lots of Easter fun and a few surprises too!
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross
This Good Friday, walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Join us for Living Stations of the Cross on April 19 at 12 pm. Stations are presented by the youth of SPX.
SERVE
Tech Team
SPX is in need of people to join our Tech Team to assist with the audio and visual sides of our worship. Audio techs help to record the messages as well as balance our music mics, etc. Experience is a plus - but being teachable is great! We also need Screen techs to run the playlist that includes our music and responses to the Mass each weekend. Training provided for all positions. Help enhance our worship by joining the Tech Team today.
Interested? Click HERE.
EXPERIENCE
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be offered at all Masses on
April 27 & 28.

Come and receive Christ's healing.
Jubilarian Mass
The annual Jubilarian Mass honoring couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 50+ years will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. To register you can download the form HERE or stop by Pius2U to fill one out. Registration forms are due by Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
Annual Financial Report

Our Annual Financial Report, detailing July 2017 - December 2018, is now available for your review. Click here.
FROM THE ST. PIUS X REGIONAL SCHOOL OFFICE

The pastors of the four regional parishes of St. Pius X Regional School are pleased for the sixth year to open applications for tuition aid for the 2019-2020 school year. Application to the  School Tuition Aid Program  is open to all member of Ascension Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, St. Pius X Parish, and St. Edward the Confessor Parish who have children attending St. Pius X Regional School.
 
Please note that you must have previously completed the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Application on TADS to apply for the School Tuition Aid Program .  If you did not complete the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Application by the advertised deadline (December 1, 2018 for current families and February 4, 2019 for new families), you will not be eligible for this tuition assistance.
 
Click HERE to download the School Tuition Aid Program Application. Hard copies are also available in the school office.
 
Applications must be scanned and emailed to Therese Hungate at  thungate@stpiusbowie.org   by noon on Wednesday, April 17 . If necessary you may submit a hard copy to the school office.
PRAY
Meet the Parish Pastoral
Council
Meet the PPC! Each week we will feature a few members of our Parish Pastoral Council so you, our parishioners, can get to know them better!
Janet Schrom has been a member of the parish since June 1969. She has been married to her husband, Frank, for 38 years and they have 2 daughters, Amanda (35) and Jessica (30) as well as 3 grandchildren who are also members of SPX. Janet serves on the Safety Team and as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Janet is the principal of St. Pius X Regional School and her favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate brownie.
Joseph White became a member of SPX in 2009. He and his wife, Rebecca, have 3 sons: Matthew (18), Michael (18) and Joel (17). Joe is a greeter and served on the Becoming Catholic Team for 2 years. He is retired from teaching American & general Church History at the Catholic University of America. Though retired, he continues doing some research and publication, presenting papers at historical conferences and serving on the editorial board of the Catholic Historical Review. Joe has liked all the flavors of ice cream that he has ever been served!
Dao Dang: Dao Dang has been a member of SPX for 3 years along with her husband. She serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and has never met an ice cream flavor she didn’t like!
April Wedding Anniversaries
Congratulations to these parishioners who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries in April:

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Galusky- 63 years
Bob and Laura Lunsford- 51 years
Alan and Gay Kolski- 36 years
Jim and Debbie Pierson- 28 years
Scott and Laura Tarnosky- 25 years

OUR SICK: Terry Devaney, Ann Marie Woods, Joe Massimini, George Ratte', Veronica Salek, Mike Roth, Wendy Puente, Greg Walsh, Brenda Holley, Victor Salek, Jr., Sue Young, Marie Respass, William Quarles, Bernadette Okpala, Teresa Gazda, Janae Moody, Ronald Bines, Judy Stevens, Betty Melton, Ryleigh Grace Fominaya, Elaine Lum, Rick Wharton

(To place the name of your immediate family member on the sick or deceased list, click  HERE .)

FOR OUR FAITHFULLY DEPARTED:


(To add your email to the funeral notification list, click HERE .)

PRAYER MINISTRY:  For our sick and homebound parishioners, for our new Archbishop, for victims of clergy abuse
Wed. 4/10, 9 AM: Bernard Steer +
Thurs. 4/11, 9 AM: Luis Felipe Vazquez+
Fri. 4/12, 9 AM: Christian Hanlon+
Sat. 4/13, 5 PM: Sister Mary Irving SSND+
Sun. 4/14, 7:30 AM: Walter Hays+
Sun. 4/14, 9 AM: Vivien Grace Soison
Sun. 4/14, 11:30 AM: SPX Parishioners


(For Mass intentions, stop by Pius2U or the rectory office.)
 Need more info? Call the rectory office at 301.262.2141