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Last Sunday before ASH WEDNESDAY

Posted: February 12, 2015

Bring your old palms | Enjoy Paczkis on Sunday

TRANSFORMATION: From brittle palms to new ashes of change.  Weather permitting, we will burn the old palms after Sunday's Masses. Please bring your palms from previous years.
LENTEN RESOURCES PICKUP:  We are not mailing our Lenten packets this year. The little black book, rice bowl, and "Let's Eliminate Negative Thinking" bracelet can be picked up this weekend.  (Please note, bracelets may not arrive until early next week.)

BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS:   After all Masses in McDuffee
PACZKIS, PUNCH, &  COFFEE following the Sunday Masses in Danner Hall sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  Learn more about the Knights and sign up for their chili cookoff.
BUY-A-MILE:  Help support our teens attending Catholic Heart Workcamp this summer to Nashville, TN and Farmington Hills, MI.  Buy-A-Mile will be available after the Sunday Masses in Danner Hall.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY are needed on Feb. 18 for our services.  Please sign up in the vestibule area or through Ministry Scheduler.
WINTER BLAST ONLINE EVALUATION:  Do you have any thoughts or suggestions for the Winter Blast?  If so, complete our online survey, whether you attended or not.  We'll take your thoughts into consideration in planning for next year's event.  Click here to take the survey.  

ST. PIUS X NEXT WEEK (Feb. 16 - 20)
K OF C OFFICERS' MEETING:  Monday (2/16) at 7pm in the PC LL #3
YOUNG ADULTS:  Monday (2/16) at 8pm in the PC LL #4
CATHOLIC RENEWAL SERIES:  Tuesday (2/17) at 6:30pm in the PC LL #4.
MOM'S GROUP:  Tuesday (2/17) at 7pm in Danner Hall.  Our first Pinterest Party; bring your favorite recipe, craft or just an idea to share.   Childcare is provided.
7am & Noon ~ Liturgy of the Word with Ashes
4:15pm & 7pm ~ Mass with Ashes
The 4pm Religious Ed Class will attend Mass on Ash Wednesday at 4:15pm; there is no 6pm Class on Ash Wednesday.
50+ THIRD FRIDAY BREAKFAST:  Our 50+ group will meet for breakfast at Russ' the third Friday of every month starting on Friday, Feb. 20 at 9:30am.  RSVP to the parish office at 532-9344 by Thursday, Feb. 19 so we can give the restaurant a count.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Friday (2/20) at 7pm in Church.

LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Presented on Sunday, Feb. 22 by our high school teens; stations will begin at 7pm in the Church.
FIRST RECONCILIATION for all 2nd graders preparing for First Communion is on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30pm.  Please arrive a few minutes early to get a seat and sign-in.
CHILI COOKOFF:  The Knights of Columbus will host their annual St. Pius X Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Feb. 28 after the 5:30pm Mass.  Sign-ups will be this weekend and next.  No entry fee to participate and prizes will be awarded to the top three!  
3 MILE PROJECT for all middle and high school students is on March 1 from 4:45-8:30pm
NOVEL READERS BOOK CLUB will meet on Monday, March 9 in the PC LL #4.  We'll be discussing Masie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.  Contact Linda Stray lindastray@yahoo.com (249-8034) or Mary Boehm meb2904@aol.com (538-9635) with inquires.
MARRIAGE GETAWAY ~ Cooking your Way to a Better Marriage ~ March 13-14: This year marks our Fourth Annual Marriage Getaway weekend!  We will be going to Maranatha Retreat Center in Muskegon.  The getaway begins at 7pm on Friday and ends after Mass on Saturday evening.  The cost is $200 per couple.  Signup online or contact the Formation Office at 538-2600.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE OUR HOMEBOUND PARISHIONERS ON ASHWEDNESDAY:  All it takes is a small amount of your time to be a presence to those who cannot attend church.  Instructions, blessed ashes and a short prayer service will be provided.  To serve is a wonderful way to begin your Lent.  Call Marjorie Flores at 532-9344 x106 for more information.
MINISTER OF COMMUNION needed weekly for a homebound couple in the Hudsonville area; they are flexible on days for visits.  If interested, please contact Marjorie Flores at 532-9344 x106 or mflores@spxcatholic.org.
MENTORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Do you have an interest in an outreach volunteer opportunity in our community?   Do you have one hour each week (during the school year) to share with an elementary age student? Do you feel you could be a positive role model and friend to a child? Do you have a desire to offer encouragement and support to a student? The St. Pius X Mentor committee is in need of at least three more mentors.  Men, women, and young adults who are interested, please contact Terri Eddie (406-1776) or Nancy Benson (249-9497).
DONUT HELP NEEDED...we could use a few more people to help with donuts after the Sunday Masses.  This is a great way for a family to serve together or for individuals or couples to meet new people.  The commitment is once every six weeks and would only be after one of the Masses.  If you're interested or have questions, please contact the parish office at 532-9344.

Lord's Day Mass ~ Saturdays (5:30pm) and Sundays (8:30am & 10:30am)
Daily Mass ~ Tuesdays & Fridays (8:30am) and Wednesdays (6:30pm)
Elementary Formation Classes (9am) on Sundays & (4pm & 6pm) on Wednesdays
Nursery ~ Sundays during the 10:30 Mass (Room #103)
Men's Bible Study ~ Mondays (7am)
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ~ Tuesdays (9am-7pm)
Cantor Practice ~ Wednesdays (6:30pm)
Choir Practice ~ Wednesdays (7pm)
Ladies Bible Study ~ Thursday (9:30am)
Contemporary Group Choir Practice ~ Saturdays (4pm)
Reconciliation/Confessions ~ Saturdays (4-4:45pm)
The Chapel is open weekdays for prayer from 7:30am-7:30pm.

Please call the office at 532-9344 or email parishoffice@spxcatholic.org with any questions