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For everlasting light and peace to all those who have died, including:
Joan Cox, aunt of parishioner Tina (Ward) Walker
Beverly Atkinson, mother of parishioner Lynne (Kevin) Corydon
David Yarbrough, husband of parishioner Nancy Yarbrough
David Drew, son of parishioners Bill and Jane Drew, brother of Jane (Dax) Pisacane, nephew of Mike and Diane Drew, nephew of Scott and Jane Pollom        Chris Wafford, father of Michelle (Eric) Mannweiler                                                                                                                                                                              Terry Beadell, husband of parishioner Anne Beadell
Donald Stuhldreher, husband of parishioner Toni Stuhldreher & brother of parishioner William (Mary Kay) Stuhldreher
Bert Beausir, wife of parishioner Gene Beausir and mother of parishioner Kevin (Amy) Beausir
Pauline Feldhaus, mother of parishioner Joyce (Bill) Eubanks
James Buddlemeyer, brother of parishioner Mardy Inkrott
Dr. Joseph Naumcheff, father of Suzanne McAlister
Glenn Williams, father of parishioner Catherine (Kenneth) Wahnsiedler
Helen Schreiber, sister of parishioner Dick Weimer
Doris Ruschhaupt, mother of parishioner Tim (Diana) Ruschhaupt
Bradly Paul Canter, brother of Tawni Trickey
Meredith Opel & Mallory Opel Jackson, cousins of parishioner Mary Beth (Jim) Rago
Thomas Boehling, Sr., father of parishioner Edie (Gene) Witchger
Dorothy Harn, grandmother of parishioner Jeff (Karen) Routt
Richard Kiley, Sr., father of parishioner Suzanne Kiley
Roy Wiles, brother of parishioner Jan (Russ) Bauman
Chris Bittelmeyer, wife of parishioner Joe Bittelmeyer and mother of Elizabeth Searcy and David Bittelmeyer
 
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
 
 

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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.

National Catholic Youth Conference was held November 16 - 18 in Indianapolis. St. Pius X parishioners joined 25,000 other youth from all over the country. Here are some pictures taken at the event. 
 
Lenten Small Faith Sharing Groups   February 11, 2018 - March 23, 2018
Enrich your Lenten spiritual journey through a Lenten Small Group formed of St. Pius X adult parishioners. Groups of 5-10 will meet once a week beginning the week of Ash Wednesday, and continuing for six weeks. Volunteer facilitators from St. Pius will lead each group. Your facilitator will contact you the week before the first meeting to finalize meeting dates, times, and location. There is no cost for this program. Sign up for a time and group that works for you!  Online registration is now available. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 317-257-1085.

Our parish will offer the 7-week Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues program twice weekly: Mondays, January 8, 2018 - February 19, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm or Thursdays, January 11, 2018 - February 22, 2018 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am.  We will offer childcare on Thursday mornings in the Multipurpose room; however, reservations are required. There is no cost unless you wish to purchase a book for $15. If you did not purchase a book through St. Pius prior to December 21, you may go to the Word on Fire website and purchase a book online after December 21. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Registration online is now available.

If you are a young adult, join us on Thursday, January 18th for our Third Thursday Mass and Dinner. Join us for daily mass at 5:30 pm and then we will go to a restaurant nearby afterwards. Anyone 18-35 is welcome to join us. Bring friends!

The Adult Education team is sponsoring a presentation on the "History of the Mass" with Fr. Eric Augenstein on January 18, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in Matthew Mark conference rooms. Have you wondered how the Mass developed over the centuries? Have you wondered how the prayers were chosen and written? Come to this evening to learn these answers and much more! There is no charge for this event, and registration is not necessary. If you have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next Senior Adult event will be Friday, January 19th in Matthew Mark Luke John conference rooms. We will have lunch catered by A La Arlette at noon followed by "Reflections" with Fr. Jim Farrell. The cost is $10. No registration is necessary. Please RSVP to the Parish Office by January 12th. Contact Gloria Hayes, if you have questions.

St. Pius X volunteers at the SVdP Food Pantry on Saturday, January 20th from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm. Parish volunteers serve food and staple items to approximately 3000 families and 350 homebound every month. If you would like more information about volunteering at the Food Pantry, please contact Jim Witchger, Don Ash, or Clarence Hirsch.

The Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is offering an Ozanam Training “OT” session Saturday, January 20, 2018, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. OT is a one day 5 hour seminar that teaches SVDP volunteers the history and substance of our Society. SVDP is a world wide Christian society founded in Paris in 1833 by a young group of Catholic laypersons. It has always had a very spiritual characteristic to its mission. It is not just a “generic service society,” but rather, it is a Catholic Christian Society whose mission is to follow Christ’s example through service to those in need. In this way, Vincentians bear witness to God’s compassionate and liberating love.To register for Ozanam training, please go to the Indianapolis Council of SVDP website, http://www.svdpindy.org/ then click on News - located at the top of the Home Page. You should find registration information/steps there for the training to be held at SPX on January 20, 2018.

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 most Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:30 am – 10:45 am, in Ross Hall.  

EDGE meets on Sunday mornings in the Shalom Youth Space from 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. Join us this Sunday, January 28th.

There will be a Burmese Mass Sunday, January 21st at 1:30 pm in the church. All are welcome!

We will offer Eucharistic Adoration Sunday, January 21st from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Multipurpose room. Come and spend some quiet time before the Blessed Sacrament.

Life Teen is a Eucharistic-based ministry for our young people that helps them become more engaged in the Catholic faith. It is a fun and exciting way to share their faith experiences. Life Teen meets on Sunday evenings in the Shalom Youth Space from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you Sunday, January 21st.

RCIA usually meets 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.

Women's Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Renewal Weekend will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Sunday, January 28, 2018. It is a wonderful experience of both personal and communal renewal, for it gives you the opportunity to meet other parishioners and to get to know them at a deeper level. After the weekend, you are given the opportunity, if you so wish, to be a part of the next renewal team, and offer a CRHP weekend to a new group of parishioners. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sign up is available here and at the Information Center in the Narthex. 

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week with St. Pius X Catholic School Jauary 28th - February 3rd. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Our school will observe this week through Masses, an open house, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, our school will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities, and the nation. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

Come out and join us Saturday, February 10th for another epic 'battle of the big brains'. Our 12th Annual Trivia Night is just around the corner and promises to be as fun as ever. All proceeds this year are going to the SPX World Youth Day trip and Young Adult Ministry. So, gather up your smartest friends, form a team, and get ready to flex that mental muscle for SPX. For more information or to sign up online, go to https://tinyurl.com/spxtrivia2018. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Trivia starts at 6:45 pm. If you have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Live your faith when you shop. Our faith asks us to respect the dignity of  God's people, His creation and work. The choices we make as consumers have the power to lift our brothers and sisters out of poverty.  Understanding the impact of our purchases and consumption helps ensure our choices don't harm others or the environment. CRS' Ethical Trade program brings Catholics closer to their faith through education, advocacy and more conscientious purchasing. Our ethical trade partners are bringing fair prices, safer working conditions and environmentally sustainable practices to poor and disadvantaged communities around the globe. With every purchase from a CRS partner, a donation is made to the CRS Fair Trade Fund, which invests in CRS projects around the world. Buy products that support workers and the environment. Learn more and see our Holiday Gift Guide at ethicaltrade.crs.org

 

Masses

Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m.   **We will offer a Burmese Mass Sunday, January 21 at 1:30 pm in church. All are welcome!**   
Monday: 8:15 a.m.          
Tuesday: 6:45 & 5:30 p.m.              
Wednesday: 8:15 a.m.     
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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