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First Sunday of Lent

Posted: February 19, 2015

Stations of the Cross  | Rite of Sending


7pm on Fridays during Lent


Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7pm

The High School students invite the parish to join them as they pray the Stations of the Cross with their bodies and their actions. 


RITE OF SENDING:  We will celebrate the Rite of sending at the 5:30pm Mass. We, as a parish, show our approval and support for four catechumens and three candidates as they anticipate meeting Grand Rapids Bishop David Walkowiak at the Rite of Election. Please continue to pray for them as they prepare to be received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil.

MIDDLE SCHOOL EDGE at 5:30pm in Danner Hall on Sunday (2/22).

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.  

SPIRITUAL STOCK IS STILL AVAILABLE:  The Catholic Heart Workcamp team has a goal of $7,500 to help fund workcamp.  Stock can be purchased for $20 a share.  There will be a banquet dinner in the summer after the teens return from their trip.  All shareholders will be invited to hear about their return on investment.  Currently a little over $4,000 has been raised.  Please stop by the Formation Office for a certificate to buy a share.  Thank you for your support.

ST. PIUS X NEXT WEEK (Feb. 23 - 27)

FIRST RECONCILIATION for all 2nd graders who are preparing for First Communion is on Tuesday (2/24) at 6:30pm in church.  Please arrive a few minutes early to get a seat and sign in.

GROUP SPIRITUAL SESSION:  Wednesday (2/25) at 7pm in McDuffee

FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING:  Wednesday (2/25) at 7:15pm in PC LL #1

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  Friday (2/27) at 7pm in Church.


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. No entry fee to participate and prizes will be awarded to the top three!  Questions, contact Rick Ruemenapp at 890-9757.

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.

NEXT BAPTISM CLASS:  Did you know that Baptisms typically don't occur during the season of Lent?  The next weekend for Baptisms won't be until the Easter season is over.  Our next Baptism Preparation Class is Sunday, March 22 at 1pm in the McDuffee Room.  Contact the parish office at 532-9344 or parishoffice@spxcatholic.org to register.


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).

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH iTUNES:  We'd be pleased if someone could copy about a dozen CD's to our iTunes account so they won't keep getting misplaced.  You can do this in your own home wearing your favorite loungewear.  Please contact Fr. Chris at frchris@spxcatholic.org.

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.