Welcome to our new video series, "The Diaconate."

With host Michael Rubbelke, we will be answering the question: what kind of men are called to serve the Church as permanent deacons? Meet the four men who are in formation to become deacons and their wives: Mike and Tracey Plenzler, James and Wendy Summers, Harry and Joanne Verhiley, and Phil and Claire Hayes. We will also get to know our very own Deacon Lou Giovannini and his wife Lori. Listen as they share their experiences of being called and formed to become deacons, how their ministry affects their family life, and how deacons serve our Church today. Meet a new couple each week!
Wait! What is a deacon? "Deacon" comes from a Greek word which means "service." Permanent deacons receive the sacrament of Holy Orders to assist the bishop and priests in serving the Church.

More specifically, deacons act in service of the sacraments, the Gospel, and ministries of charity. Deacons can baptize, witness marriages, preside over funerals, and perform special tasks at Mass like proclaiming the Gospel and preaching. Unlike bishops and priests, a deacon can be married when he is ordained (though he cannot remarry if his wife should die).
Remember to visit the parish website to access links to all of the outreach efforts Saint Pius X has offered during the coronavirus pandemic:

JOIN US FOR THESE VIRTUAL EVENTS!
The events on Facebook and the website continue!


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

DAILY MASS

PRAYER AT NOON
MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:55 a.m., Pray the Angelus with us!

JEREMY HOY AND FRIENDS, ON REQUEST
WEDNESDAYS 3:00 p.m. following the Rosary, Jeremy plays your favorite sacred music on request.

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

BIBLE STUDY
THURSDAYS Join Fr. Bill, Sally Flask, and Jimmy Flask for Bible Study live following the 8:45 a.m. Mass. Ask your questions in the comment box!

THAT MAN IS

Who?
ATTENTION!
MEN OF SAINT PIUS X
Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Become the man God wants you to be? Build friendships with other like-minded men? And seek to be the best man you can be? Join That Man Is You! every Saturday morning at 6:50 a.m. from the comfort of your own home via Zoom.

This semester is all new with 9 dynamic speakers. Its "Ted Talks meets That Man is You!" A series of guest speakers focused on giving you their Vision of Man Fully Alive!
 
  • Fr. Dave Pivonka - President of Franciscan University of Steubenville and creator of The Wild Goose series.
  • John Pridmore - Former London Mafia Enforcer
  • Deacon Richard Grant and John Sablan - Both TMIY Core Team Leaders and Catholic Speakers
  • Dr. John Cavadini - Theologian and Consultant to the USCCB
  • Jason Evert - Founder, Chastity Project and World Renown Speaker
  • Dr. Chris Baglow - Theologian and Expert in the relationship between Faith and Science.
  • Mark Hartfiel - VP of Paradisus Dei, author of School of Nazareth, the 30-day journey with St. Joseph.
 
It's like a parish mission coming to our group every week!

With new speakers and new topics each week, there is still an opportunity for your to join us! Click HERE for online registration.
 
BIBLE STUDY
With Fr. Bill and Sally
Note: This week's Bible study (October 18, 2020) will have audio only. Fr. Bill and Sally will not be seen due to technical difficulties. Our apologies!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 3:00 P.M.

We have a very special guest planning to pray with us this month, during our Year of Prayer at SPX. Mark Hart will be joining us live here on Facebook!

Who is Mark Hart?
Affectionately known as the Bible Geek, Mark is a best-selling author, Catholic radio personality and highly sought after speaker. He proudly serves as the Executive Vice President of Life Teen International. Mark and his wife, Melanie, have four children and live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Do you remember Mark Hart?
Mark spent an evening with us last September, kicking-off our Year of Evangelization. Follow the link to visit Mark's website (BibleGeek.com) and mark your calendar!

MOTHER OF DIVINE LOVE 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!


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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