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nativity Dear Friends,
May the peace and joy of Christ fill your hearts!
This is our prayer for you and your loved ones at this Christmas.
In the midst of trouble in the world, discontent in our nation, the only source for peace and joy is still the Word Made Flesh – Our Infant Savior.
We are most grateful to God for the blessings on our Parish. We are grateful to you for your continued prayers and support.

May the peace and joy of Christmas remain with your always,

Devotedly yours in Christ,
Fr. Tony Markus

ST. PIUS X ADVENT & CHRISTMAS SERVICES

News/Updates

frtonyThank for your warm welcome back. I am continuing to recover and get stronger every day. During the next few weeks I will begin to resume my parish duties. I invite you to pray with me as I celebrate the Monday, December 9th, 8:00 a.m. Mass for the Immaculate Conception, the Thursday, December 12, 8:00 a.m. Mass to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe, Friday, December 13, 8:00 a.m. Mass and Saturday, December 7th, 9:00 a.m. Mass.

Also, thank you for your cards, best wishes and prayers. Please keep those prayers coming they are definitely helping me with my recovery.
Love,
Fr. Tony

fooddriveThe holidays are right around the corner! Time to stock the food pantry. We are in need of:  canned cream of mushroom soup, canned sweet potatoes, hot chocolate mix, mac’n cheese, Jewel Osco and Aldi gift cards.
 
Please place your donations in the Food Drive box in the church narthex during the months of November and December. Please place “Gift cards” in an envelope marked “Family Assistance” and drop it in the weekend collection basket. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated. For information or assistance, call the parish office: (708) 484-7951.        
St. Pius X Family Assistance Ministry

givingtree01Sunday, December 15th
Attach your ornament request to your gift and place the unwrapped gift into the “Gift Collection Box” in the church narthex by Sunday, December 15th or the collection box at the library by Monday, December 16th.
Your gifts will bring smiles to the faces of the families that we are servicing. Thank you for your generosity and your continued support as stewards of St. Pius X parish.
For information or late gifts please call Roberta Birmingham at: 630-697-4193.

The St. Pius X Council of Catholic Women is hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange and Luncheon. All are invited.
Sunday, December 15th
After the 10:30AM Mass - Parish Hall
Sign-up sheet is located in church Narthex
Cost is $10.00 per person
(Food will be catered.)

Please make three dozen of your favorite cookies to share.
Contact person: Chris Czerwinski, 708-217-7962

splitthepot
50/50 Tickets or 50/50 raffle are available after all Masses. Try your luck!
Thank you for supporting this St. Pius X fundraiser.

volunteersneededVolunteers are welcome and needed for our St. Pius X Ministries.
Have you considered volunteering to be a Lector, a Eucharist Minister, or a Greeter or other? Pick up a ministry brochure in the church narthex. Review the ministry listing and make your selection.
Those willing to serve in a ministries will participate in a brief training session prior to being scheduled. Call the parish office: (708) 484-7951.

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2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
Pledge Report-July 2019
“Come Follow me...and Share the Word”
The monthly pledge billings for the annual Catholic Appeal have been mailed. It is very important these pledges be fulfilled so our parish will reach and, hopefully, exceed our goal.

Goal: $13,976.22
Amount Pledged:  $15,492.00
Amount Paid:  $13,207.00
Balance Due: $2,285.00

Once the payments have exceeded our goal in pledges paid, all funds are returned to our parish for use in our ministries.

Time to reacquaint yourself with bingo players and enjoy the food offered each week.
Doors open at 3:45 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m.
Pull tabs, tri-cards, bullseye, Lightning and 5/50 also available.
Lightning Jackpot: $1200
    
For more information, call:
Tim Kapolnek (847) 846-7470 or
Debbie Young (708) 975-7111.   
(Credit cards accepted for BINGO purchases)

The main church doors will be locked at 7:00 p.m. Late comers can enter the parish hall through the west courtyard door.
                         
Don’t forget to donate two non-outdated non-perishable food items or paper products to the St. Pius X Family Assistance food pantry and receive one FREE Bull’s-eye Raffle card.

lionsclubThe Stickney–Forest View Lions will be happy to recycle holiday light sets along with gently used eyeglasses, hearing aids; ink cartridges, cell phones/chargers, metal keys, and soda can tabs.
   
All the funds from the sale of their recycling efforts help to financially support the many valuable programs of the Lions of Illinois foundation. These programs assist the visually and hearing impaired in our local communities and throughout our state. Exhausted holiday lights can be place in the collection box in the narthex. For additional information contact Dan at 708-749-2433

renewmychurch
Renew My Church
is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s call for renewal. Through Renew My Church, the archdiocese is working to strengthen parish vitality and better align its resources and its mission.

All 344 archdiocesan parishes are divided into 97 groupings, which will meet over the next few years. St. Pius X, as you know, is grouped with St. Hugh in Lyons, St. Mary in Riverside and Mater Christ in North Riverside.

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For the past 13 years St. Pius X parishioners have supported our Religious Education “Sponsor a Student” Scholarship Program. Since its inception, we have received an overwhelming 90 scholarships. Fr. Tony Markus and The Religious Education Staff would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity. We ask for your continued support during the 2019-2020 School Year.
A $180.00 Sponsorship covers the tuition for one student for the school year. If you would like to be a sponsor or have any questions, feel free to contact Jim Donahue or Adrian Gonzalez by calling the RE Office at 708-788-6090 or by E-Mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses:
Saturday:
4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
Weekday Masses:
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 8 a.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. Communion Service

Holy Day & Vigil: 8:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m.

Reconciliation: Saturday: 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Baptisms: 2nd Sunday of the month at 12 Noon.
Parent preparation session required. Please call beforehand.

Marriages: Please consult parish Priest or Deacon at least 6 months in advance of wedding date.  
First Friday 8a.m Mass & Reconciliation & Adoration.

Parish email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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