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INITIAL PARISH SCENARIOS FOR DISCERNMENT
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Just as Jesus asks us to pray always, He also invites us to trust always. Together, we pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to determine how Our Lord will use existing structures to create new ones that bring more people into relationship with Him.

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Again, these initial scenarios are conversation starters only. No decisions have been made. We are asked to provide feedback on the initial scenarios from the Archdiocese and propose alternative scenarios and configuration models.

You may e-mail your feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., drop off your feedback in the mail drop box located by the front doors of the church, drop in the weekend collection basket or mail it to St. Pius X, 4300 S. Oak Park Ave., Stickney, IL 60402.
Click here for the PARISHIONER FEEDBACK FORM

Thank you.
Fr. Ric and the Renew My Church GDFT

News/Updates

phase5ST. PIUS X PHASE 5 GUIDELINES
What to Expect when you attend Mass at St. Pius X Church:

Capacity:
- Masses, liturgies, sacramental celebrations, parish events and all offices will resume at 100 % capacity.

Physical Distancing:
- Physical distancing is NOT required for vaccinated persons.
- Physical distancing is recommended by public health authorities, when possible, for unvaccinated persons if conditions allow up to 6 ft. of separation.

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renewmychurch chiRenew My Church: What is it? Why are we doing it?
Our parish once again enters the Renew My Church Discernment Process. Like all parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago, we will be participating in an effort of renewal. Some may ask, “why now?” since we are slowly finding our new pace, there is still a great deal of concern for people’s well-being. The most honest answer I can offer is that the opportunity for renewal is ever-present and is perhaps more important now than ever.

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foodpantryneedsPlease place your donations in the Food Drive box in the church narthex. “Gift cards” can be placed in an envelope marked “Family Assistance” and dropped in the weekend collection basket or church mail drop box outside the main church doors or mail them to St. Pius X Family Assistance Ministry, 4300 S. Oak Park Ave, Stickney, IL 60402.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

For information or assistance, call the parish office: (708) 484-7951.

reconciliation
Confessions are heard Saturdays-3:15p.m.-3:45 p.m. or by appointment.
Call: 708-484-7951

youcanmakeadifferenceAs we look forward to Spring and a reduction in Covid-19 restrictions, the St. Pius X Faith Formation Ministry has begun to plan for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are in need of Catechists and Aides to share their faith with our children.

Catechists are secretaries, executives, factory workers, stay-at-home moms and dads, real estate agents, construction workers, lawyers, nurses, accountants, firefighters, and police officers. In other words, they are everyday Catholics, dedicated to inviting young people into a deeper relationship with Jesus. They help young people to understand the Creed, celebrate the sacraments, live moral lives, and pray.

For more information, contact Patrick Koren by phone at 708-484-7951 ext. 5, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to learn about training for catechists.

See Article:  Catechists - The Itch to Teach

livestreamWE NEED YOU

 Do you have:

  • an IPhone?
  • access to Facebook?
  • ability to attend church in person?

Join our Facebook live ministry & help stream mass for your neighbors that are unable to attend church.
If you can help out once a month, that would be great!
No experience necessary.

Contact Roberta Birmingham 630-697-4193

The Religious Education Classes are for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. High School students preparing for Confirmation will attend Religious Education classes online. Kindergarten students must have reached their fifth birthday on/before September 1, 2021.

Download the In-Person Letter to Parents, 2021-2022 Class Schedule and Registration Form (updated 5/30/21)

Call the Religious Education office to make an appointment to register your child/children: 
708-484-7951 ext. 5or E-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Koren - Religious Education Director

bingosignBINGO TEAM Needs YOU!
Volunteers are needed for the new season of Bingo beginning September 11, 2021. If you are able to volunteer a few hours just one Saturday a month, or once every other month, please consider donating your time to our parish. Place your name on the sign-up sheet in the church narthex or call Debbie Young.

For more information, call:  Debbie Young (708) 975-7111, Tim Kapolnek (708) 927-2728 or Chris Czerwinski (708) 217-7962. 

prayershawlThe St. Pius X Prayer Shawl Ministry has prayer shawls available for your family members that need the comfort of prayers and blessings. Call the parish office (708) 484-7951 to request a prayer shawl.

About Prayer Shawls
In 1998, Janet Bristow and Victoria Galo, two graduates of the 1997 Women’s Leadership Institute at the Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut gave birth to aministry as a result of their experience in this program of applied Feminist Spirituality under the direction of Professor Miriam Therese Winter, MMS. Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice, which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl.

Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion a final blessing is offered before the shawl is given to the recipient.

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 11, 2021
St. Mary’s has tallied 724,232 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!

2021appealANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL REPORT - Through July 19, 2021

2021 Goal - $15,427.37
Amount Pledged: - $7,669.00
Amount paid: - $7,249.00
Balance Due: - $670.00

The Archdiocese of Chicago has mailed out the monthly pledge reminders.If you haven’t had the opportunity to donate or make a pledge, consider a one-time donation to the Annual Catholic appeal. Envelopes are in the church narthex.Thank you for your generous response to the Annual Catholic Appeal during this difficult time and to all of you who are  making every effort to fulfill your pledge.

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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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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.

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