The first annual Family Fall Festival for our Parish of St. Joseph-St. Pius X will take place on Saturday, September 9th beginning at 9:00am at St. Joseph's Church. It will include raffles, entertainment, activities for the kids, craft table, food, an outdoor 4:00pm mass and chicken barbecue to follow. In addition to revenue we hope to raise for current diocesan bills & parish expenses, it will be a great way to come together as a community for food, fun, and fellowship.
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Our very popular Seder (Passover) meal will be held again this year on Palm Sunday, April 9th at 4:30pm in the St. Pius X 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 chickens 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.
Haiti Bowls are available to take in the front and back of church. Please take a bowl and a 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. Please remember, a little goes a long way in Haiti.
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There is still a chance to win multiple times! Our Calendar Raffle is filled with great gift cards and cash gifts worth over $1200.00! Purchase a calendar or more for a chance to win prizes every day for 4 weeks, First prize will be drawn on Feb. 1st and everyday thereafter untill Feb. 28th. Ask your family, friends, and or co-workers - it's not only a great way to support your parish but you or someone you know just might end up with a little cash in your pocket!
The cost is $10.00 per calendar. Calendars can be purchased:
Hello to all, Well summer is coming down to the wire (at least emotionally if not on the calendar). Many young people are getting anxious about going back or just to college, high school, middle school, elementary school or nursery school. Many of their parents are sighing with relief. Their teachers are preparing for another year as well. It is a transition time. It is a time of change! Change is always difficult. It is also always a part of life. If we do not come to some sort of terms with change, we will not be able to deal with life as it is.
Hello again everyone, I was reading our Sunday readings this week and as I did I thought of all the lottery tickets I have bought with the hope that I would win a great deal of money so that I could live my life in security and freedom. My desire for security and freedom are, I think, basic human desires. There have been many (if not all) wars fought for just those reasons. In our readings today we are asked to look at what will truly fulfill those desires. Our writers today point out to us in plain terms that wealth does not supply us with security or freedom.
Hello to all, This week our readings are talking about prayer. Our first reading from Genesis is like an introduction to the story most of us are familiar with, that of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the section they have chosen for our listening pleasure we hear Abraham negotiate with the Angel of the Lord (which, in the bible, is always a metaphor for an encounter with the living God). He has a selfish motive in these negotiations. He is trying to save his brother-in-law Lot. He gets permission to go and get him and his family after the negotiations are complete.
Hello my Friends, As a human being I have lived through some times that were very difficult for me. In those moments I have often been unable to understand why I had to endure such trials and I have felt as though I were alone in my despair and pain. My most frequent reactions to those thoughts and feelings were to sink into a desperate self pity or to lash out at the rest of the world, most especially those who were closest to me, in anger and rage. In my thirty or so years of recovery I have come to believe that I am not unique in my reaction to the tragic and senseless events of life.