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Saint Pius X Catholic Church

 

500 West Marquette Street ~ Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

PHONE: 920-733-0575     FAX: 920-749-8056

Rev. Thomas Farrell, Pastor ~ Rev. William Van Dynhoven ~ Associate Pastor

Rev.  Mr. Rick Simon, Deacon

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We, the Roman Catholic Church of St. Pius X,

are dedicated to continue the mission of Jesus Christ through the sacraments,

with the Eucharist as the source and summit of our faith, enriched by prayer, education, and service.

Christmas and New Years Mass Schedule

 

Christmas Eve: 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

 

Christmas Day: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 

New Years Eve: 8:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

 

New Years Day: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

 

Holiday Schedule for Chapel of Divine Mercy

 

Closing 12:00 p.m. December 24th, and reopening 12:00 p.m. December 26th

 

Closing 12:00 p.m. December 31st and reopening 12:00 p.m. January 2nd


 

Church Schedule

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Vigil

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. ~ 10:30 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.

Babysitting is available at the 10:30 a.m. Mass for ages 1-4 in the Parish Resource Center - this is a Parent Co-Op - Please check in the Parish Office for details

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday:

That Man is You Mass: 7:40 a.m. - All are Welcome

  During the school year: 8:40 a.m.

    Memorial Day thru Labor Day: 8:00 a.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:30 p.m

Confessions

Saturdays: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

The Rosary is said before and after Daily Mass

 

PARISH & COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Calendars Are Here!

 

The 2015 St. Pius X Raffle Calendars are ready for you to pick up in the Narthex. Take a moment to check out the new look, and please consider purchasing calendars for all those on your Christmas list.

Christmas Tree Helpers Needed

 

If you are interested in helping set up and decorate the Christmas trees for the church, please meet in the North Narthex on Monday, December 15 after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

Giving Tree Volunteers Needed

 

The Giving Tree is in need of volunteers December 14th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to sort gifts and food. This is an excellent opportunity for students needing service hours.

 

Volunteers are also needed during the day, Wednesday, December 17th to assist with the distribution of the gifts and food. The shifts are from 7:00-9:00 a.m. to set up and 9:00-Noon for distribution and delivery. A few may be needed for early afternoon distribution at 1:00 p.m. if any deliveries remain. Please contact the Parish Office, ask for ext. 333, and leave your name, number, and the shift you available to volunteer. Someone from the Giving Tree Committee will contact you.

TAX BENEFIT

 

The ParishFest will be glad to accept your Black Friday specials, and all of the items you would like to re-gift and store them for you. Just bring the items to the Parish Office prior to December 31, and receive a tax write off receipt for your 2014 taxes.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

 

Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to make the Senior Brunch a success. Planning, cooking, setting up, serving, decorating and clean up were all the gold standard of excellence. A special thanks to Dan Meyer who led the effort for probably the umpteenth time, Chris and Mary Mares for their generous donations, all of the Scouts and Sue Stadler for her time and help.

STEWARDSHIP

Respect Life Baptism Blanket Ministry Needs You!

 

Part of the work of the St. Pius Respect Life Ministry includes welcoming each new infant into our community with the gift of a baby blanket. It is a beautiful way our community can say “Hallelujah” for each gift of a new baby. Perhaps you have notices a blanket is given to each baby during the Baptism Rite, as a sign of support from the St. Pius community.

 

Currently, this ministry is in need of a new director. The candidate should have good organization skills, and enjoy leading a fun group of women in the coordination of tasks. Plenty of training will be provided. Is Our Lord calling you to a new ministry? If you think you might be the person to lead this beautiful ministry, or if you just have a question, please see the bulletin for contact information.

CHAPEL OF DIVINE MERCY

 

We have many opportunities for you to change your life profoundly by spending time with Our Lord in the Chapel of Divine Mercy. Consider assisting another adorer on the schedule by ensuring that they have someone to count on when they cannot adore!

Prayer For Those Who Suffer from Addiction

 

Come join us for an hour of prayer for those who suffer from addictions. This will be held on Thursday evenings after the 5:30 p.m. Mass in the Chapel, 6:00-7:00 p.m. The Rosary and prayers in honor of the Precious Blood of Jesus will begin at 6:15 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., a prayer team will be available for private prayer with anyone interested.

FAITH FORMATION

Schoenstatt

 

Sr. Marie Day will be at St. Pius on Saturday, December 20th at 9:00 a.m. to teach about the founder of Schoenstatt, Father Joseph Kentenich. Learn about his qualities and how to make them your own.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT BIBLE STUDY!

 

Exodus, a 10-week study from Ascension Press,

will start the week of January 12th. Details available soon.

LADIES LUNCH AND MOVIE

 

Would you like to join other St. Pius X women for lunch (optional) and a movie on the third Tuesday of the month? Kathy Feistel has agreed to take emails for those who are interested and put you on a once a month reminder to let you know the movie, place, time, and where to meet for lunch. Please see the bulletin for contact information.

The Joy of the Gospel

 

Starting January 18, 2015, after the Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass, we will start a discussion group on “The Joy of the Gospel,” by Pope Francis. Sam Wool will lead us in a fascinating discussion of how to rediscover the joy that Jesus intended us to live in our Christ-centered lives. There will be no charge for this event. Details available soon.

ACEC -

Appleton Catholic Education Committee

 

Visit the Appleton Catholic Education Committee website at www.appletoncatholics.com for information for all of the Appleton parishes upcoming Adult Faith Formation opportunities.

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CHRP Retreats - Faith, Fellowship, Fun and Food

 

Men’s Retreat:

February 21-22, 2015

 

Women’s Retreat -

February 28-March 1, 2015

The Appleton Post-Crescent published an article in the May 14, 2014 edition of the paper, telling the story of the newly formed Missionaries of the Word.

Click the links to read the story and to view the wonderful photo gallery.

 

“New Community of Religious Women Focuses of Aiding Young People”

 

Photo Gallery

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Parish Office Holiday Hours

Closed: December 24--26, 2014

Closed: December 31, 2014 thru January 2, 2015

 

Phone Number: 920-733-0575

 

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Are you interested in using your god-given talents

and strengths?

 

Visit the SignUpGenius.com.

 

When you get to SignUpGenius.com, click on the “Find A Sign Up” tab€¯ on the top tool bar. Note: You do not have to create an account at to view/use a sign up. Next go to “Search by the Sign Up Creator’s Email” which is on the right side of the screen.

 

Enter spxvolunteer@gmail as the person who created the sign-up, then type in the message displayed in the colored box in “Your Answer.” Hit “Enter”¯ and go to the sign ups you are interested in. All of the created sign-ups will be displayed, but sign ups that are not active require an access code and are labeled as Inactive.

Dear Liturgical Ministers

 

In order to accommodate you, the liturgical ministers of St. Pius X, I am continuing the practice of allowing you to use SignUpGenius.com to select the dates, times and ministries that you would like to serve at for the next three months.  By doing it this way, those of you who wish to serve more have the option to do so

 

If you choose to use the SignUpGenius.com program to serve as a liturgical minister, you might be added to the schedule on different dates and times based on the need for ministers.  However, these additions will be in keeping with your preferences (e.g. once a month, no consecutive weeks, etc.).

 

If you choose not to use SignUpGenius, the schedule will be generated as per usual.  After the schedule is generated, it will be placed on SignUpGenius.com so you will still be able to swap, delete and add dates and times as you need to.

 

In keeping with tradition, I am asking that you note any changes in your preferences for when you serve, when you want to be scheduled and when you are not available to serve.

 

If you choose not to use SignUpGenius, please download and return the linked form by December 16th, to confirm your preferences.

Kwik Trip Gas Cards

 

Join the Kwik Trip Challenge!!!

For every $100 you buy, you get a one chance to be put in a raffle for a $50 Kwik Trip card. This is a weekly drawing.

 

The Kwik Trip program allows our parish to purchase their gas cards at a 10% return to the parish. That means St. Pius gets $10 for every $100 spent on gas cards. These gas cards can be used to purchase gas, car washes, and anything in the Kwik Trip convenience store itself, at any Kwik Trip location in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.

 

To use the card, simply swipe the card at the pump and press the “credit” button when prompted. You do not need to worry about over filling because the pump will shut off automatically when the card limit is reached. The card can then be discarded.

 

Kwik Trip cards may be purchased after Saturday and Sunday morning Masses or at the Parish Office. Please consider this opportunity to earn cash for the parish.

St. Pius X Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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To learn more, visit the Charitable Foundation page

Pray for Healing

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Are you or your loved ones in need of physical, emotional, or spiritual healing? Prayer can help. Every Sunday, Healing Prayer Ministry Teams are available after the 8:30 Mass in the Parish Resource Center, to pray with people. IF you are unable to make it on Sunday, you may also make an appointment for another time.

Please call the parish office at 733-0575 for contact information

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Two Hearts Devotion

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A program for Dioceses and Parishes for the renewal of the Church and His people, and for the restoration of the family. Click on the image to be taken to our step by step guide to Consecration.

We invite you to spend some time here, learning about our faith and to obtain news about our parish.

 

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This site was last updated: December 17, 2014

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