lentenregsAbstinence from meats is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent.
Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
The special Paschal fast and abstinence are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.
By the three fold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer the Church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday until the evening of Holy Thursday. All of the faithful and the catechumens should undertake serious practice of these three traditions. Failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of days must be considered serious.

musicBeginning this Ash Wednesday, and extending each weekend through Palm Sunday, we will be adding new petition responses and a Communion Meditation to each Mass.
During the Prayer of the Faithful, instead if responding “Lord, hear our prayer” after each petition, we will respond with the Trilingual Intercessions after each petition:

Lord, hear our prayer, Deus exaudinos, (Latin), Señor, escuchanos, (Spanish).

Unfortunately, these intercessions are not in our Missalette, so it would be helpful to become familiar with them as written.
Our Communion Meditation this Lenten season will be the Refrain to “Save Your People,” which can be found in the Missalette (#130).

soles4soulsGive shoes, give love! St. Pius X Council of Catholic Women have joined forces with the non-profit organization Soles4Souls to collect new and gently worn shoes to Wear Out Poverty. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 35 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries and are a four star charity as rated by Charity Navigator.
Let us help you give your shoes a second life and donate to our shoe drive today!
From March 6 to April 20 please take part in this program to make a change. Please bring your new or gently used shoes of any kind to the collection box in the church narthex.

lentenfooddrive19Ash Wednesday, March 6TH to Good Friday, April 21ST.
Place your nonperishable food donations, paper products and personal care items in the “Food Drive” box in the church narthex until Good Friday.  Our goal is to collect 1,500 items.
Needed items are: canned tuna & salmon, mayonnaise, tuna helper, crackers
Thank you for your support.
For information or assistance please call the parish office: (708) 484-7951.

EASTER SUNDAY - April 21st
Time: Noon
Place: Church Court Yard
Sponsor: “Credimus” -St. Pius X Youth Ministry
Leticia Rojas, Youth Ministry Coordinator

NO BINGO - Saturday, April 20 due to our Easter Celebration
BINGO will resume, April 27

Lightning Jackpot $1900

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-out dated nonperishable food items or paper products to the St. Pius X Family Assistance food pantry and receive one FREE Bull’s-eye Raffle card.
Contact person: Tim (847) 846-7470

Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses:
5:00 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. 7p.m Mass Welcome Home Catholics & Serious Illness.

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