FEASTS
of the Easter Season
In the video below, Jeremy Hoy , Director of Liturgy and Music, introduces us to this new and intriguing series about the feasts celebrated during the Easter season, and the liturgical celebrations of the saints, called the "Sanctoral Cycle".
ST. ANSELM
and other Doctors of the Church

Director of Adult Faith Formation, Michael Rubbelke, shares a talk about the doctors of the Church, featuring St. Anselm whose feast day was celebrated on April 21.
ST. ADALBERT
Fr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, C.S.C., is the Associate Pastor and Youth Minister at St. Adalbert/St. Casimir Parishes, as well as the Assistant Chaplain at St. Joseph High School. Fr. Ryan graciously agreed to share a reflection on St. Adalbert, recognizing his April 23 feast day.
RESOURCES
to learn more
Doctors of the Church Resources
In this  article , Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio describes what a Doctor of the Church is and lists the 36 Doctors.

In this  video  (and its  second third , and  fourth  companions), Cardinal Luis Tagle defines and briefly describes the contributions of all the Doctors of the Church.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury Resources
Used by the Church in the Liturgy of the Hours for Advent, this  meditation  by Saint Anselm calls us to make space for God in our lives. It's fitting for our quarantine!

Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the importance and legacy of Saint Anselm in this  general audience  from 2009.

BIBLE STUDY
with Fr. Bill and Sally

Click the links below to access the weekly worship aid and parish bulletin. And, check out the Bible study video with Fr. Bill and Sally Flask, Assistant Director of Liturgy. Finally, the COVID prayer can be found below the video.

for the Feast of St. Mark, Saturday, March 25 8:45 a.m.

WORSHIP AID for the Third Sunday of Easter
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26

FR. NATHAN EXPLAINS
Genu-Reflection
When to Genuflect or Bow in Prayer Catholics seem to have many different postures, gestures, and actions of prayer. During this unprecedented time, Msgr. Schooler and I have received many inquiries about prayers that may seem somewhat unfamiliar or perhaps are prayed in a more public way over the Internet or social media. Due to this newfound exposure of the spiritual life in a new way and being able to visually observe more directly certain actions of specific prayers, it is very common to encounter some difficulty when following along. You are not alone and I’ve included the subsequent reflection to aid and explain a method of following along in prayer.

How may I observe and follow along with various ways of prayer, particularly those that involve bowing and genuflecting?

READ MORE here and watch the video below for Fr. Nathan's video reflection on "Genu-Reflection".
MOTHER OF DIVINE LOVE

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!

MASS options
We have many options for all to celebrate weekend Masses online, plus a television Mass on Sunday. Masses will be accessible on the website or in the  recording archive  and on the parish Facebook page  HERE :

8:45 a.m. Monday-Saturday

Saturday Vigil (Will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m.)*
Sunday (Will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m.)*

Links to these Masses will be available on the parish website  to "attend" Mass from the time listed, throughout the weekend.


Sunday , 12:00 p.m. (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
AND OTHER NOTES

Resources on the Website
Visit StPius.net/AtHome to access a vast library of resources including recommended books, videos, news articles, and more for adults, families, kids, and teens.

Facebook Live Events
(Reminder: A Facebook account is NOT needed to join us on Facebook.) Whether it's a regularly scheduled event or a special feature, anyone can access our events by accessing our Facebook page (@StPiusGranger) or on the internet with this link:


The live events on Facebook can be found on the "video" page. Click on "video" on the left side of the parish Facebook page.

Still having trouble?
Contact us at 574-272-8462 or kmauch@stpius.net and we will try and assist.
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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