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For everlasting light and peace to all those who have died, including:
Tom Burke, cousin of parishioners Kathy (Leo) Queisser, Mary Ann Brown, Colleen (Joe) Shikany, and Tom Brown
Richard Thorne, husband of parishioner Carol Thorne
Jane Stumpf, mother of parishioner John (Carol) Stumpf
Paul Tegel Jr., brother of parishioner Amy (Kevin) Beausir
Ken Petersen, uncle of parishioner Callista (Mark) Eickhoff
Anna Sulla, grandmother of parishioner Stephanie (Stephen) Van Horn
Greg Miller, brother-in-law of parishioner Susan (Stephen) Stocker
Ann Hutt, sister of parishioner Maggie Peiffer 
Matthew Petrilli, former student of St. Pius X School.
Andrew Schwier, grandson of parishioner Kay Clary
Vivian O'Brian, mother of Michael O'Brian
Josephine Galan, mother of parishioner Laura (Benedict) Gonzalez
Roseann Hamel-Harris, mother of parishioner Brian (Debbie) Hamel
Mary Cantin, wife of parishioner Dick Cantin
Fr. Tim Sweeney, brother of former pastor Fr. James Sweeney and cousin of Fr. Jim Farrell and parishioners Anne (Kevin) Crump and Stephen (Ellie) Troy
Lucille Huxhold, mother of parishioner Jamie (Jan) Huxhold
Michelle King, daughter of parishioner Nancy Hublar
James Haag, brother of parishioner Robert Haag
Lydia Ritter, mother of parishioner Lisa (Paul) Dovey
Eric Lahive, cousin of Will O'Shea
William Wood, husband of parishioner Joann Wood
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
 

UCA 2017 17 web banner 1United Catholic Appeal Christ our Hope logo

Pope Francis tells us that true power lies not in taking care of our own wants, but in humbly taking care of the needs of others.
It is through the annual United Catholic Appeal that we, the people of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, respond in love to God by supporting the programs and ministries that serve our friends and neighbors throughout central and southern Indiana. To find out more about United Catholic Appeal and/or to give online, please click on this link, http://www.archindy.org/uca/index.html.

Children's Faith Formation Information:  Registration for Children's Faith Formation (CFF) is availalbe online. As part of the CFF registration, you can sign up online for the Stewardship and Volunteer Ministry. If you would like more information about the Stewardship and Volunteer Ministry, click here. Throughout the year, on class days, we will be serving coffee and donuts in Ross Hall. Please sign up here, if you would like to serve coffee and donuts.  For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 317-257-1085.    

The 40 Days for Life Indianapolis Fall 2017 Campaign will run through November 5, 2017. See flyer for more information or visit 40daysindy.org.

Priest, Prophet, King (Bishop Robert Barron) will be offered twice weekly for seven weeks: Monday evenings from Sept. 18 - Oct. 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm or Thursday mornings from Sept. 21 - Nov. 2, 9:10 am - 10:40 am. Register for Priest, Prophet, King here.

RCIA has begun. We will meet on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in Matthew Mark conference rooms. During these sessions, those inquiring into the Catholic Faith will spend time learning about the Catholic Faith, reflecting on God's work, and having an opportunity for a deepening prayer life. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 317-257-1085.

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother (Ascension Press) will be offered twice weekly for eight weeks: Sunday mornings from Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 9:15 am - 10:30 am or Wednesday mornings from Sept. 20 - Nov. 8, 9:15 am - 10:45 am.Register for Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Motherhere.

Join us for Midweek with Mary every Wednesday at 6:30 pm, at the Marian Shrine. We will pray the rosary, Litany of Loreto, and other prayers. If the weather is inclement, we will meet in the church.

The Adult Education Group is sponsoring a presentation on "Thomas Merton" which will be presesnted by Fr. Jeff Godecker on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, in the Multipurpose room and again from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, in Matthew Mark conference rooms. Thomas Merton's greatest contribution was his extra ordinary ability to link prayer, action, and contemplation to everyday life. His insights are timeless, speaking to all generations.

Priest, Prophet, King (Bishop Robert Barron) will be offered twice weekly for seven weeks: Monday evenings from Sept. 18 - Oct. 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm or Thursday mornings from Sept. 21 - Nov. 2, 9:10 am - 10:40 am. Register for Priest, Prophet, King here.

The Youth Ministry Bishop Chatard Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, October 26th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

St. Pius X Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) helps form the faith of non-parochial school students from age 3 through 6th grade and meets on Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:30 am – 10:45 am, in Ross Hall. Our next meeting will be Sunday, October 29th.

The EDGE group will meet Sunday, October 29th in the Shalom Youth Space at their new time, 9:30 am - 10:45 am. EDGE is a ministry centered on the Eucharist as the source and summit of our Catholic faith. The mission of EDGE is to lead our young church closer to Christ. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 317-466-3370.

We will be offering a "make-up" Altar Server training session on Sunday, October 29th, from noon - 1:15 pm, for 4th graders and above. This session is for new servers, as well as, established servers. If you are a new server you will need to register on our website. From the home page, click on "Ministries-Liturgical", click on "Ministry Scheduler Pro-click here to enroll online", then complete the form and ensure "Server C" is under the "My Ministries"before pressing "Submit". Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

There will be a Burmese Mass Sunday, October 29th at 1:30 pm in church. All are welcome!

We will offer Eucharistic Adoration Sunday, October 29th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Luke John conference rooms.Come and spend some quiet time before the Blessed Sacrament!

Our Youth Ministry will host Trunk or Treat, a fun family spooktacular event, Sunday, October 29th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in the back (north) parking lot. If you would like to participate, decorate your trunk, wear a costume, and pass out your treats. Please RSVP to Craig Gehlhausen by October 25th. If you have children or grandchildren that would like to come and Trick-or-Treat, they are most welcome!

The 7th and 8th grade North Deanery Gathering will be held Sunday, October 29th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the St. Pius X School. Grab your favorite costume or make one and join us for fun, food, and fellowship. Admission is $5 and a canned good(s) for St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

The All Saints' Day, Wednesday, November 1st, Mass Schedule will be: Mass at 8:15 am, Noon, and 5:30 pm (No 5:30 pm Anticipation Mass on Tuesday, October 31st).

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother (Ascension Press) will be offered twice weekly for eight weeks: Sunday mornings from Sept. 17 - Nov. 5, 9:15 am - 10:30 am or Wednesday mornings from Sept. 20 - Nov. 8, 9:15 am - 10:45 am.Register for Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Motherhere.

Priest, Prophet, King (Bishop Robert Barron) will be offered twice weekly for seven weeks: Monday evenings from Sept. 18 - Oct. 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm or Thursday mornings from Sept. 21 - Nov. 2, 9:10 am - 10:40 am. Register for Priest, Prophet, King here.

St. Pius X volunteers at the SVdP Food Pantry on Saturday, November 4th, from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. Parish volunteers serve food and staple items to approximately 3000 families and 350 homebound every month. Volunteers are needed throughout the week. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Don Ash or Clarence Hirsch.

The St. Pius X Barn Dance fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm at St. Pius X Schoolbenefitting this year's fund a need: Renovation of Ross Hall, Bringing the Arts Alive @ SPX, and additional funds will go toward SPX PTO and SPX Church. Tickets are $75 each and include: family style sit down dinner, drinks, SPX cup, silent auction items, dancing to live music from Greta Speaks, and late night eats. You can now purchase tickets at  https://stpiusbarndance2017.auction-bid.org/RSVP by October 13th. Boot Scootin' Boogie not your thing? You have the option to donate by check or online before the event or during the silent auction at https://stpiusbarndance2017.auction-bid.org/ starting Monday, October 30, 2017.

If you are interested in playing bridge, usually the second Monday of each month from September through May, please contact Tina Weldon or Pat Paas. We meet at the MCL in Castleton at 10:30 am. Bridge is our excuse for a luncheon and day out. You do not have to be a serious bridge player to participate. New members are always welcome! 

Catholic Relief Services - Giving hope to a world in need. Share the Journey. Pope Francis launches global "Share the Journey" campaign. Your neighbors live across the street and the country, across oceans and hemispheres. As millions of God's children flee war, persecution and poverty, Pope Francis, Caritas Internationalis, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, and CRS invite you to share their journey by walking with them in prayer and support. The 2-year campaign of action and awareness-raising will promote both the strengthening of relationships between migrants, refugees and communities, and better understanding of the Church's Social Teaching. Pope Francis has called for a culture of encounter, in which all Catholics and people of goodwill see people on the move with open hearts and minds. It puts "a human face" on migrants who are often seen as mere munbers and statistics. Learn more at www.sharejourney.org or #sharejourney.

 

Masses

Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.      **We will have a Burmese Mass on Sunday, October 29 and Sunday, November 12, both at 1:30 pm in church.**
Monday: 8:15 a.m.          
Tuesday: 6:45 & 5:30 p.m.              
Wednesday: 8:15 a.m.     **All Saints' Day Mass Schedule: 8:15 am, Noon, and 5:30 pm. (There will be NO Anticipation Mass Tuesday, October 31st at 5:30 pm)
Thursday: 8:15 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.   
Friday: 6:45 & 8:15 a.m.                 
Saturday: 8:15 a.m. (1st Saturday of the month) & 5:00 p.m. every Saturday    

 

Communion Services

Monday: 6:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:45 a.m.
Thursday: 6:45 a.m.
Saturday: 8:15 a.m.

Reconciliation

Saturday: 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. (1st Saturday of the month)
Saturday: 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. (Every Saturday)

 

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