What's happening this week
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 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.
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.
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.