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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.

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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.

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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:

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To help make this Christmas a special Christmas for many in need, please consider taking one or more tags from our giving tree and fulfilling a Christmas wish. Please return wrapped gifts under the tree by Dec. 10th (although will accept until no later than Dec. 17 th) so that they can be distributed. Thank you - it is very much appreciated!

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If you currently give online through Parish Pay, your account will soon be transferred to We Share, our new online giving provider. This transfer ensures that your scheduled transactions will continue to be received by the parish as scheduled.

The security of your personal information is important to us. If you want to make any changes to your account or adjust your giving amount, We share requires a one-time security verification to provide you access.

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To our Parishioners who use ParishPay to make your offerings, thank you for your participation in our parish’s online giving program. Your generous giving is appreciated by so many and helps our church thrive and reflect the Kingdom of God in our community. 

To help us maintain and grow this mission, beginning on Monday, October 9th at 12:00AM (PST), our parish will be transitioning to a new online giving tool—WeShare. WeShare makes it easier than ever for you to manage your online contributions and will save our church time and money. 

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Key Parish Financials as of 8/31/2017
End of Fiscal Year 2017
FY-2017 Total Fuel Expense:  $23,189.14
FY-2017 Total Fuel Donations:  $12,386.10
Religious Education

Classes will begin on Sunday, Sept. 17th. 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).

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!