Religious Education registration for 2018-2019 has begun. This year, our program will largely be staying the same as it was last year, with grades K-8 attending classes on Sunday mornings and the High School program taking place on Sunday afternoons (beginning with Mass). Classes will begin on Sunday, September 9th. We ask that the registration forms be submitted as soon as possible, so that we can finalize preparations and materials for classes. We are still in need of volunteers to be catechists and helpers in the classroom. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out.
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Raffles tickets have been sent to all parishioners for the Grand Fall Raffle. It is our hope that parishioners will continue to purchase one or more and sell others to neighbors, family, and friends as tickets sales help to insure the success of our fair. Drawings will take place on Saturday. September 22nd at our Parish fair following the 4:00pm Mass. Additional tickets are available to purchase. Please help support our Parish through the sales of these tickets.,
Through the month of August, we are asking parishioners if they could donate one or more new scratch tickets, any denomination to be used for a raffle basket at our parish fair on Sept. 22nd. They can be dropped in the collection basket or at the Parish Office. Your support as always is greatly appreciated.
This year we will once again have a grand fall raffle dedicating the proceeds to further reduce our parish debt. We are asking for
your support with this fundraiser. We will be sending out raffle tickets to every parishioner in July so please be on the look out. It is our hope that parishioners will purchase one or more books and sell others to neighbors, family, or friends. Drawings will take place on September 22th at our St. Joseph - St. Pius X Parish Fair following the 4:00pm Mass.
Reserve space at the St. Joseph-St. Pius X annual parish fair to promote and sell items (please no yard sale items), held on Sept. 22nd from 10:00AM - 3:00PM, on the grounds of St. Joseph Church. We are asking a $25.00 fee for a 10 foot space in addition to an item or product from your table to be donated to be used on our raffle tables. It’s a great way of getting your name out there while supporting our fair. A list of all vendors will be put in our bulletin as well. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact the parish office at 508-859-8083.
Holy week starts next Sunday, March 25th with Palm Sunday. The Gospel of the Passion and the blessing of palm branches will take place at all Masses. Palm crosses will be sold after masses.
Family Seder Supper & meal– March 25th @ 4:30pm in St. Pius X Church Hall
Holy Thursday, March 29th– Solemn Celebration @ 7:00pm at St. Pius X Church
Good Friday, March 30th Stations of the Cross @ 3:00pm at St. Pius X Church
Veneration of the Cross, & Holy Communion @ 7:00pm at St. Pius X Church
Our very popular Seder (Passover) Meal will be held again this year on Palm Sunday, March 25th at 4:30 pm in the St. Pius X Parish Hall. This prayerful experience recalls the setting in which Jesus held his Last Supper. As prescribed in the Old Testament, the meal will consist of roast lamb (a limited number of chicken pot pies will be available upon request), and all the traditional vegetables. Not only do we vividly participate in the ceremony, but also enjoy a wonderful family style meal. Please make sure you call the office by March 18th so we can plan for the correct amount of food.
Haiti Bowls are available to take in the front and back of the church. Please take a bowl and prayer leaflet. The bowls may be returned during Holy Week or during the week after Easter. Direct donations are welcomed at any time during the year by marking them “For Haiti" and placing them in the offertory baskets at any Mass. Remember a little goes a long way in Haiti.
Hello to All!! Well here we are again beginning our Partners in Charity Campaign. This is, of course, our annual appeal for funds to support the ministries that happen not only in Leicester, but also throughout the Diocese. These ministries include Clergy Retirement, Catholic Campus Ministry, Seminarian Education, African Ministry, Catholic Charities and many others. These ministries serve a wide variety of peoples in our Diocese who are in need in a variety of ways.
The St. Joseph-St. Pius X fundraiser committee will kick off the New Year with our St. Joseph-St. Pius X Calendar Raffle, filled with great gift cards and cash prizes. It was a huge success last year! Purchase one calendar or more for a chance to win prizes every day for four weeks. First prize will be drawn on Feb. 1st, and everyday thereafter, until Feb. 28th.
Costs are $10.00 per calendar, and they can be obtained in any of the following ways throughout the month of January: