|Thursday, May 23rd||53° and Drizzle, Partly Cloudy Tomorrow|
Invitation to Returning Catholics
June 2nd, 2013
The Catholicism Series
May 28th, Parish Center
St. Pius X Newcomers Welcome!
|St. Pius the Tenth Newcomer Welcome
|The following information will provide you with a brief look at our people and programs and give you the necessary facts regarding our church services, sacramental offerings and parish activities. If you have questions regarding any aspect of our parish, please call the rectory at 558.8446.|
|Welcome to St.
Pius the Tenth parish! You are now part of a dynamic, active and vibrant
parish family. I hope the warmth and welcome
you received will help that "newcomer" feeling fade rapidly.
St. Paul tells us that we are all members of the body of Christ and as members of His body, we all have gifts and talents to share for the building of God's kingdom, so I invite you to become involved in the various ministries of the parish.
As God's people, we are called to holiness. As a community of faith, we strive to pray well together. In doing so, we grow in holiness and in the image of Christ, placing ourselves at the service of others.
Again, welcome! It is a blessing for us to have you as a part of the St. Pius the Tenth family.
|Staff and Administration
|St. Pius X Parish is administered by the pastor, a parish staff, and an elected Parish Pastoral Council which determines parish policy and direction. Various parish ministries are responsible to the Parish Pastoral Council. General Parish Information|
|Masses and Sacraments
|Baptisms: Please contact the Rectory Office for Baptism instructions.
Marriages: Couples planning to be married at St. Pius theTenth should take an Archdiocese of Omaha marriage preparation pre-session brochure from the bulletin board near the main entrance of the church. If one is not available, please contact the Rectory Office. Every engaged couple planning marriage within a year in the Omaha Archdiocese must attend a pre-session. You should then contact one of the parish priests to set a wedding date.
Communion: Holy Communion in the home for the elderly or shut-ins is offered by lay ministers of the Eucharist. Contact the Rectory Office if interested.
Confirmation: This sacrament is administered annually, usually in December, to 8th grade students in the five-day school and Youth Religious Ed. students.
Sacrament of the Sick: This sacrament may be received by any Catholic who is seriously ill, about to undergo major surgery, or in poor health due to age. St. Pius the Tenth has two anointing services each year. They are usually held in the Spring and Fall during the Sunday noon mass.
RCIA: For information regarding the St. Pius the Tenth RCIA Program, please contact the Rectory Office.
|Since 1954, the pride and rich tradition
of the Catholic faith can be seen, felt and
heard everywhere you look in this active,
comfortable, friendly parish we call St.
Pius the Tenth.
St. Pius the Tenth is a stewardship parish. Stewardship is based upon the Biblical sharing of faith, fellowship and funding. It is a call to respond to God gratefully and generously by placing Him at the center of our lives.
The message of the gospel is our most cherished gift. We have been called to a life of prayer and holiness. It is our responsibility to nurture our faith by sharing it with and teaching it to others, especially children. In other words, we are entrusted to spread the word of God by sharing our faith with family, church and community. This is called "stewardship of spiritual resources."
We also have a great deal to offer each other! As we journey toward a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ and toward a deeper commitment to stewardship in our lives, it is important that we consider how we use our skills, knowledge and time to serve our parish family, the Archdiocese and the world. This is called "stewardship of human resources."
As Christians, the stewardship of our financial resources is a matter of faith. In many respects, our attitude about one mirrors our relationship with God and neighbor. This approach to stewardship is a scriptuaral way of looking at church support. The scriptures speak of tithing, returning 10 percent to God. We suggest 5 percent for parish and 5 percent for other charities you may wish to support.
Every St. Pius the Tenth household is asked to make stewardship a way of life. You are invited to consider a weekly, monthly or annual gift based upon conscience, ability and the relationship you have with God. When making your financial commitment, please remember that true stewardship includes spiritual and human resources as well.
A stewardship brochure that better explains the true meaning of this program and a stewardship pledge card may be obtained from the parish Rectory Office.
As we journey together in faith, we willingly offer the gifts God has given us by making a sound investment in our precious faith, our spiritual family and our Catholic tradition.
|St. Pius the Tenth/St. Leo School educates students in kindergarten through
All teachers are certified by the State of Nebraska and many have special certificates in religious education. Since its inception in 1956, the parish school has provided quality Catholic education. Its reputation as a leader continues to grow throughout the metropolitan area.
Hot Lunches: Hot lunch is available during the school year. Prices are moderate. Daily menus are printed in the monthly school calendar and Sunday bulletin.
|Religious education classes for St. Pius the Tenth boys and girls, grades 1-8, enrolled in public elementary and middle/junior high schools are held on Wednesdays from September through April from 7 to 8:15 pm in the St. Pius the Tenth/St. Leo School. For complete details please contact the Religious Education Director, Patty Griffith, at 558.1898.|
|Sunday Preschool Program
|Children ages 3 to kindergarten can get some of their first experiences in Christian learning in the Pius Sunday Preschool Program. Classes are held during the 9:30 am mass on Sundays from October to Palm Sunday. For complete details, please call. Preschool Director: Patrick Kudlacek 960.5938.|
|Adult Education and Enrichment
|Programs aimed at helping adult Christians to grow in their faith are offered each year to parishioners. Some of these learning experiences are incorporated into a series which covers a broad area of study, such as the sacraments, while others might be one-time presentations concerning current topics. These programs are all publicized in advance in the Weekly bulletin.|
|Committees and Programs
Parishioners are encouraged to become active in the parish and serve on the various committees, particularly since the people of the parish help determine its future, its goals and its direction. Please consider becoming actively involved in one of the many committee, programs, and/or organizations.
Our parish has many activities in which newcomers can participate including spiritual, social, sporting and humanitarian events for persons of all ages. All of these activities, in addition to being enriching, are excellent means of getting acquainted with fellow parishioners. You are encouraged to participate in those activities which are of interest to you.
You Are Invited!
|It takes a team of people to make a parish
work. Indeed, it does take a team of people
to make a parish the size of ours work and
you are invited to join our team of active
and involved parishioners! In addition to
the many parish activities and programs open
to you, there are numerous opportunities
for volunteer involvement in the the parish
as well as in our school and other religious
Won't you join us? We'd love to have you participate!
Join our team! Share the "Pius Promise." You'll be glad you did!