Saint Pius X Catholic Church - 574-272-8462


Quick Links
campaign

Click to discover more about the facilities expansion project.
Upcoming Events

Rooted in Christ's Love Women's Group

Monday, August 8
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Holy Cross Room

Rooted



Knights of Columbus Business Tuesday, August 9
8:30-10:00 p.m.
Knight's House

KofC



Saint Vincent de Paul Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 10

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Room

SVdP



Surviving Hearts

Thursday, August 11

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Room

Bulletin



Creation Care Team Meeting

Thursday, August 11

7:00-8:30 p.m.
PEC 221

CCT



Men's Holy Hour

Saturday, August 13
7:00-8:00 a.m.
Casino Night Volunteers Needed!

Friday, August 19
Main Gym
Is Pokémon Go Revolutionary? One Opinion

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne received an interesting phone call on July 22: Pokémon had invaded the Catholic cemeteries in Burlington, Vermont. How he handled it is an example of how the Church might turn this fad into an opportunity for evangelization.



Prayer for August

ICSC News The Canticle of Mary


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on all ages will call me blessed. The mighty one has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 


His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him. He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart. He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty. 


He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy, according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.


Amen. 


see Luke 1:46-55 (New American Bible, rev. ed. 2011)

Getting to Know Saint Pius Parishioners Entering the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration
Franciscan SisterA few weeks ago, we introduced you to two Saint Pius X parishioners, Rachel Staley and Alexis Lolmaugh, who will be entering the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in early September. As we continue to pray for these two remarkable women, we wanted to give all parishioners the opportunity to learn a bit more about each of them.


Rachel Staley
Favorite Scripture Passage: It seems like every day, I add another favorite to my list! Yet, I think the passage I find my heart repeating the most often is Luke 1:38, our Lady's Fiat. "Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to Thy word."


"Go To" Prayer:So many great prayers! I think my "go to" form of prayer is meditation with Scripture. I find I am never able to exhaust the infinite treasury of these words which continue to have new and deeper meaning for me every time I turn to them. My real, serious prayer life began with daily mediating with Scripture. I found it profoundly changed my life and I continue to have a deep love of the Lord's Word. 


I really love the Chaplet of Divine Mercy as well. It reminds me of the Lord's infinite mercy and His desire to abundantly lavish such mercies upon us. This is also one of my favorite forms of intercessory prayer, in which I place others in the Lord's merciful love.


A Saint that Guides You: The saints are so good! Firstly, the Blessed Virgin Mary. She daily teaches me what it means to love Her Son and to be an authentic and holy woman. I also often turn to St. Joseph in his profound humility and deep love of our Lord and our Lady. St. Maria Goretti is my confirmation saint, whose intercession I implore often. Her profound mercy and love never cease to amaze me and call me to such depths of holiness.

 
Alexis Lolmaugh
Favorite Scripture Passage: The Annunciation passage (Luke 1:26-38) and Luke 2:19 ("And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart") have always been my favorite passages to reflect on. They help me remember to look up to Mary and imitate her constant "fiat" to God's will, as well as to continually ponder and be amazed at His grace and mercy in my life.


"Go To" Prayer: I like to just talk to Jesus throughout the day. It makes prayer more personal; it gives me the chance to share my feelings and thoughts with him as well as seek guidance.


A Saint that Guides You: After Mary, St. Therese is the Saint that I consider to be my big sister. She has had an influence in my family long before I was born, so I've known who she was since I was little. When I was first beginning to seriously discern my vocation, I read her autobiography; since then, she has been the one Saint that I have felt that I can relate to and turn to in nearly any situation.
Pray...

Sisters Special Holy Hour
Saturday, August 27
12:00 Noon
Saint Pius X Church


Please join us in praying for both Rachel and Alexis as they prepare for their Entrance on Sunday, September 4.




In honor of their Entrance, Saint Pius X will celebrate a Holy Hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in church at 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 27 and invite the entire parish to join us. 



Serve...
elder_woman_holding_rosary.jpg
Senior Residence Prayer Ministers URGENTLY NEEDED!
Training: 
Thursday, August 11
2:30 p.m.
SPX Chapel


Volunteers are scheduled once a month (but you can come as often as you like) on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Families may volunteer together. Residences include: Waterford at Edison Lakes, The Hearth at Juday Creek, and Village of Arborwood (near Heritage Square). On Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., volunteers assist residents in wheelchairs at Fountainview to gather and pray. Communion is also distributed. If you would like to attend the training session, please RSVP: 574-742-2516, respectlife@stpius.net.
Give...
Volunteer_
Be sure to join us for a new community building event for the parish - The Flyin' Lion 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk!  This year's inaugural race will support the teens and young adults from Saint Pius X Church who traveled to Poland to participate in World Youth Day.


Volunteer to help with the first annual Flyin' Lion 5k! Help is needed August 18, 19 and 20 to make this event a success. 


Click HERE or the image above to explore where you give your time to this inaugural event at Saint Pius!
Saint Pius X Catholic Church | (574) 272-8462 | kmauch@stpius.net | http://www.stpius.net

52553 Fir Road | Granger, IN 46530



St. Pius X Catholic Church | 52553 Fir Road | Granger | IN | 46530