frtonyDear parish members and friends of St. Pius X,
Thank you for your cards, best wishes and prayers. Please keep those prayers coming they are definitely helping me to recover from my recent back surgery. In my absence, our office staff is working to secure priests to celebrate our weekend Masses. However, due to the scarcity of priests, there will be no weekday Masses. A Communion Service will be held, Monday through Friday at 8 am. There will be No Saturday 9 am Mass. We ask that you continue to support your parish during my absence. I am praying that I will be back soon to resume my duties at St. Pius X and celebrate Mass with you once again.
Fr. Tony

rememberingOnce again we will be setting up our remembrance photo display. Please bring the photo of your loved one (s) to be displayed on October 26-27 thru the month of November at which time we invite you to take them home. Your loved ones will be remembered at all Masses during the Month of November. Our “Remembrance” shrine is not limited only to loved ones who have passed away this year.
Please have your name and phone number on the back of all pictures.

fooddriveThe holidays are right around the corner! Time to stock the food pantry. We are in need of:  canned sweet potatoes, Stove Top Turkey Stuffing, instant potatoes, rice and saltine crackers,  turkey gravy, cranberries & napkins, Jewel 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



givingtree01The Family Assistance Ministry, the Council of Catholic Women and the Stickney-Forest View Library are preparing our Christmas “Giving Tree.”  You will have an opportunity to select a gift request ornament beginning the weekend of November 23. We ask that you purchase your gift and returned it unwrapped by Sunday, December 15th. 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 call Roberta at: 630-697-4193.


All families are invited to participate in our monthly family mass as ushers, lectors or with the offertory. If you are interested in participating, please write your name on the sign-up sheet in the narthex. Thank you.

terrilynnsaleOn behalf of the St. Pius X Council of Catholic Women I would like to thank you for your support of this year’s Terri Lynn sale.  The proceeds from our sale will support the many endeavors of our CCW. All orders will be available for pick up after all masses on the weekend of November 23 & 24 in the Narthex.  
If you have any questions please contact Maryanne at 708-749-2433

Thursday, November 28, 9:00 a.m.
We ask that you bring your monetary or non-perishable food item gifts up to the altar at the Preparation of the Gifts. Your donations will assist the families that we service through our Family Assistance Ministry. Thank you for sharing your gifts with others.

Starting in November our Holy Hour will become an hour of Eucharistic Adoration.
The time will change to 7:45 am to 8:45 am.
Come and spend time with the Lord in adoration and prayer on Saturday, November 30th.

stnicholas SAVE THE DATE!!
BREAKFAST WITH ST. NICK - December 1, 2019

The St. Pius X 50/50 raffle is back!  A $1.00 ticket will give you a chance to win $500.
Tickets are available before and after all weekend masses. GOOD 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.


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: $2,500
r 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.

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.


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

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:
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.

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

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