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ST. PIUS X ADMINISTRATOR AND SACRAMENTAL PRIEST

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On July 1st Fr. Thomas May, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Riverside became the Administrator of St. Pius X Parish in addition to his assignment as pastor of St. Mary’s Parish. Fr. Ricardo Castillo became the Sacramental Priest for St. Pius X Parish.

Rev. Ricardo Castillo was born and raised in Mexico; then moved to the United States in 1986 and worked for 10 years in construction. In 1996 Entered the Seminary system, beginning in Casa Jesus, (formation house for young Hispanic men interested in discerning the call to priesthood). He attended Loyola University through St. Joseph Seminary for four years and then entered the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained a priest the 24 of May, 2003.

Let us welcome Fr. Thomas May and Fr. Ricardo Castillo to St. Pius X Parish.

frmayFr. Thomas May
Administrator for St. Pius X
frcastilloFr. Ricardo Castillo
Sacramental Priest for St. Pius X

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News/Updates

Phase II - ST. PIUS X PARISH
St. Pius X has moved into Phase II of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s plan to reopen our churches.

  1. Phase II allows for reopening for weekday and weekend Masses for larger groups depending on the guidelines from the state and the capacity of the church building.
  2. Our utmost concern is for the safety of all, therefore, through ongoing discussions with pastors, health care professionals and civil authorities, there will be a review of the Plan and adjustments may be made according with new data.
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frtonyDear Parishioners,
Ten years ago I came to St. Pius X and Roberta wrote in the bulletin that I was 70 years old! I then said I guess I’m a new pastor and retiring all at the same time. I was only 60 years at that time and I couldn’t image how fast time would go by and get where did. Where did those 10 years go? They say if time goes by fast—it means you’re enjoying what you are doing. That must be true; being at St. Pius X was a joy. It is wonderful to be able to work, pray and celebrate with such wonderful people. Now I’m really 70 years old and I am ready to retire.

When I was ordained 40 years ago after the Mass of Ordination I walked down the hall to my room thinking 4 years of studying, am I ready? I was scared but through the years I have had the privileged of knowing such great, extraordinary faith filled people that taught me how to be a priest. You really learn from others. Just the simple sacraments like confession, people would pour out their deepest feelings and faith and one learns to ask yourself where am I?

I ask forgiveness of my failings if through my fault or through my unknowing fault I have offended any of you. Please pray for me as I will continue to do the same and pray for you and your loved ones.

Thank you for all the wonderful moments we shared. May Christ bless you! St. Pius X will always have a special place in my heart. I’m sorry we cannot say good bye personally with a little “Coffee and....” but due to the Corona-19 virus we still need to social distance in order to be safe.

Thank you for all the cards and well wishes.
Love,
Fr. Tony

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FOR SERVING WITH A WILLING HEART, A JOYFUL SPIRIT, & CONTINUED FAITHFULNESS

Adult Choir
Baptism Prep
Bingo
Celebration of Life
Collection Counter
Environment
Eucharistic Minister
Family Assistance Ministry
Finance Committee
Greeters
Lectors
Mass Servers
Minister of Care
Parish Council
Publicity
Religious Education
Social Events
Ushers
Youth Ministry
Welcoming Committee
COVID-19 Reopening Team
Technology/Communications

Any we may have missed!

If not for your ministry, there would be hearts left untouched...kindnesses left unseen...lives left unchanged. May you always know what a difference you make, how much you're appreciated, and how many ways you reflect His abundant blessings.
Thank you to all who have shared their time and talents with the St Pius X parish over these past ten years. You have been a blessing to me and to all you have serviced. I pray for all of you as you continue to serve the Lord and one another.
Love,
Fr. Tony

myeofferingDue to the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis - and going forward in the future - we would like you to consider participating in a our new online Giving Program, myEoffering, designed to simplify weekly giving in our parish.

Electronic giving will enable every household or individual to make their church offering using electronic funds transfer or credit card. You may already be using online bill pay for your mortgage, car payment, or insurance premium through an automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account. Many of you also have used your credit cards to purchase goods online through Amazon, eBay, or a number of other sites.

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STATEMENT OF CARDINAL BLASE J. CUPICH, ARCHBISHOP OF CHICAGO, ON THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ITS AFTERMATH

May 31, 2020
The past nights I have watched in great personal pain as the pent-up anger of our people caught fire across our country. I saw the city where I was born, the cities where I have lived, the city I pastor now, catch embers from the city where I was educated and burn. Was I horrified at the violence? Yes. But was I surprised? No.

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Join Fr. Tony for Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. live streamed on our Facebook page until further notice: https://www.facebook.com/StPiusXStickney
Visit St. Pius X webpage to be linked to all resources listed above including access to our online Giving Program.http://www.stpiusxstickney.org/
Visit: https://www.archchicago.org/ for latest updates from the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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The last class for Religious Education at St. Pius X would have been April 26, 2020. Once “Stay in Place” was implemented to protect others due to the Pandemic we were directed to suspend religious education which included the postponement of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Our last class for religious education was March 8, 2020 with classes being canceled March 15, 2020. We missed 6 classes for the 2019-2020 school year. We want to reassure all of the children and young candidates for Confirmation that we will schedule for the reception of First Holy Communion and Confirmation once we are free to do so.

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Dear Religious Education Families and Parishioners
We are encouraging the Parents and Guardians to teach their children to pray. We have provided the prayers to be memorized from Kindergarten through eighth grades. These prayers are to be learned and practiced at home.

PRAYER LIST BY CLASS | SPECIAL PRAYER: THE ANGELUS

Let us all pray the Hail Mary for the protection from the COVID-19 pandemic especially for those in Healthcare, First Responders, Food Service and other job essential workers. Pray for those affected by COVID-19 or facing quarantine and those who have died. Pray for our family and friends for our health and safety.

As of April 10, 2020
St. Mary’s has tallied 141,272 Hail Marys.

Together we can pray 1,000,000 Hail Marys.

Send in your count to Michelle Brown at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to be added to the challenge. Please keep praying!

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The Annual Catholic Appeal is an invitation for every Catholic family to respond with a generous heart. Your gift will provide inspiration, education and services to the less fortunate in our Archdiocese and throughout the world. You have embraced God's call to never forget those in spiritual and material need. For this we are truly grateful. EVERY GIFT MATTERS!

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Did you know that St. Pius X sponsors a parish site for a SPRED Program?
SPRED (Special Religious Development) in an agency of the Archdiocese and is a unique program designed to guide persons living with developmental and intellectual disabilitries to grow in faith and prepare for full participation in the saceramental life of the parish.

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fooddriveWe are in the process of restocking our pantry shelves.
We are in need of non-perishable food items, paper products, personal care items and cleaning supplies.

You may drop off your donation at church when you attend weekday or weekend Mass.
Thank you for your continued support and generous contributions during these trying times.
May God Bless you for sharing your gifts with those in need.

For information or assistance, call the parish office: 708-484-7951.
St. Pius X Family Assistance Ministry

givingtree01There are openings for yearlong vigil lights at the shrines. For a donation a vigil light will burn for one year. Intentions can be for a person living or deceased, special intention, anniversary, etc.

For information call the parish office, 708-484-7951.

volunteersneededVolunteers are welcome and needed for our St. Pius X Ministries.
Have you considered volunteering to be a Lector, a Eucharist Minister, or a Greeter or other? Pick up a ministry brochure in the church narthex. Review the ministry listing and make your selection.
Those willing to serve in a ministries will participate in a brief training session prior to being scheduled. Call the parish office: (708) 484-7951.

lionsclubThe Stickney–Forest View Lions will be happy to recycle holiday light sets along with gently used eyeglasses, hearing aids; ink cartridges, cell phones/chargers, metal keys, and soda can tabs.
   
All the funds from the sale of their recycling efforts help to financially support the many valuable programs of the Lions of Illinois foundation. These programs assist the visually and hearing impaired in our local communities and throughout our state. Exhausted holiday lights can be place in the collection box in the narthex. For additional information contact Dan at 708-749-2433

renewmychurch
Renew My Church
is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s call for renewal. Through Renew My Church, the archdiocese is working to strengthen parish vitality and better align its resources and its mission.

All 344 archdiocesan parishes are divided into 97 groupings, which will meet over the next few years. St. Pius X, as you know, is grouped with St. Hugh in Lyons, St. Mary in Riverside and Mater Christ in North Riverside.

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For the past 13 years St. Pius X parishioners have supported our Religious Education “Sponsor a Student” Scholarship Program. Since its inception, we have received an overwhelming 90 scholarships. Fr. Tony Markus and The Religious Education Staff would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity. We ask for your continued support during the 2019-2020 School Year.
A $180.00 Sponsorship covers the tuition for one student for the school year. If you would like to be a sponsor or have any questions, feel free to contact Jim Donahue or Adrian Gonzalez by calling the RE Office at 708-788-6090 or by E-Mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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