firstholycommunionCongratulations to the following children that received their First Communion, May 22, 2021. We pray that they will continue to feel God’s light, God’s warmth, and God’s love within.

Santino Baumgartner, Sophia Sanchez-Lekkas, Antonio Brito, Kate Mota,  Gretchen McDade  and Alex Rodriguez

foodpantryneedsPlease place your donations in the Food Drive box in the church narthex. “Gift cards” can be placed in an envelope marked “Family Assistance” and dropped in the weekend collection basket or church mail drop box outside the main church doors or mail them to St. Pius X Family Assistance Ministry, 4300 S. Oak Park Ave, Stickney, IL 60402.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

For information or assistance, call the parish office: (708) 484-7951.

Confessions are heard Saturdays-3:15p.m.-3:45 p.m. or by appointment.
Call: 708-484-7951

There has been much concern since the Renew My Church decision for our parish grouping was announced. There have been rumors that St. Pius X will be closing. Cardinal Cupich’s decision that was announced on January 22, 2021did not state that St. Pius X will be closing. ST. PIUS X PARISH WILL REMAIN OPEN. The decision stated:

  1.  St. Pius X will join a grouping with parishes in Cicero/Berwyn and continue their structural discernment later this year.
  2. Effective July 1, 2021, St. Hugh, St. Mary and Mater Christi will unite as one parish with a new name, one pastor and one pastoral team.
  3. Fr. Tom May will serve as pastor of the newly unified parish.
  4. Mass at St. Hugh Church will conclude no later than March 2, 2022 and the entire campus be sold or leased.

Next steps:
St. Pius X will begin to connect to the parishes in Cicero and Berwyn. Specific timelines for continued discernment will be set in the coming weeks. Continue to pray for our Renew My Church grouping as St. Hugh, St. Mary, ad Mater Christi embark upon the next phase of renewal; forming a new parish and focusing on strong evangelization to the world around us.
Visit our website for a more detailed report of the Cardinal’s decision:

Call the parish office 708-484-7951 or e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) your questions or concerns regarding the Renew My Church decision.
The Renew My Church Grouping Feedback Team



livestreamWE NEED YOU

 Do you have:

  • an IPhone?
  • access to Facebook?
  • ability to attend church in person?

Join our Facebook live ministry & help stream mass for your neighbors that are unable to attend church.
If you can help out once a month, that would be great!
No experience necessary.

Contact Roberta Birmingham 630-697-4193

youcanmakeadifferenceAs we look forward to Spring and a reduction in Covid-19 restrictions, the St. Pius X Faith Formation Ministry has begun to plan for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are in need of Catechists and Aides to share their faith with our children.

Catechists are secretaries, executives, factory workers, stay-at-home moms and dads, real estate agents, construction workers, lawyers, nurses, accountants, firefighters, and police officers. In other words, they are everyday Catholics, dedicated to inviting young people into a deeper relationship with Jesus. They help young people to understand the Creed, celebrate the sacraments, live moral lives, and pray.

For more information, contact Patrick Koren by phone at 708-484-7951 ext. 5, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to learn about training for catechists.

See Article:  Catechists - The Itch to Teach

The Religious Education Classes are for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. High School students preparing for Confirmation will attend Religious Education classes online. Kindergarten students must have reached their fifth birthday on/before September 1, 2021.

Download the In-Person Letter to Parents, 2021-2022 Class Schedule and Registration Form (updated 5/30/21)

Call the Religious Education office to make an appointment to register your child/children: 
708-484-7951 ext. 5or E-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Koren - Religious Education Director

bingosignEvery Saturday Night


Call the parish office between 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and leave a message for the Bingo Team:
708-484-7951 (Leave your name, phone number and number of people attending)
Reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

Doors open 3:45 p.m.,
Early Bird Game is at 5:30 p.m.,
Regular Bingo starts at 5:45 p.m.
12 Packs -$12.00
24 Packs -$23.00
No food may be brought in.Packaged food and drinks will be available for your purchase.

The CDC and Archdiocese of Chicago Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be followed. MASKS that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times, hands must be sanitized when entering, required paperwork must be filled out. Your safety is our main concern. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

St. Pius X has moved into Phase II of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s plan to reopen our churches.

  1. Phase II allows for reopening for weekday and weekend Masses for larger groups depending on the guidelines from the state and the capacity of the church building.
  2. Our utmost concern is for the safety of all, therefore, through ongoing discussions with pastors, health care professionals and civil authorities, there will be a review of the Plan and adjustments may be made according with new data.

prayershawlThe St. Pius X Prayer Shawl Ministry has prayer shawls available for your family members that need the comfort of prayers and blessings. Call the parish office (708) 484-7951 to request a prayer shawl.

About Prayer Shawls
In 1998, Janet Bristow and Victoria Galo, two graduates of the 1997 Women’s Leadership Institute at the Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut gave birth to aministry as a result of their experience in this program of applied Feminist Spirituality under the direction of Professor Miriam Therese Winter, MMS. Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice, which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl.

Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion a final blessing is offered before the shawl is given to the recipient.

Let us all pray the Hail Mary for the protection from the COVID-19 pandemic especially for those in Healthcare, First Responders, Food Service and other job essential workers. Pray for those affected by COVID-19 or facing quarantine and those who have died. Pray for our family and friends for our health and safety.

As of April 11, 2021
St. Mary’s has tallied 584,160 Hail Marys.

Together we can pray 1,000,000 Hail Marys.

Send in your count to Michelle Brown at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to be added to the challenge. Please keep praying!

2021appeal Despite the many challenges we have faced this last year in our nation, our world and our Church, we move forward as people of faith who have hope in the Lord who leads us. This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal theme renews and reinvigorates us. We hear Jesus say to us, “Come follow me … and bring hope to the world.”

Your support of the Appeal means bringing hope to the world. Hope comes alive in our parishes and schools, religious education programs, ministry formation and initiatives to address violence and foster justice, peace and respect for life. Hope reaches around the world through the Appeal’s support of Catholic Relief Services. Your support makes all this happen.


Did you know that St. Pius X sponsors a parish site for a SPRED Program?
SPRED (Special Religious Development) in an agency of the Archdiocese and is a unique program designed to guide persons living with developmental and intellectual disabilitries to grow in faith and prepare for full participation in the saceramental life of the parish.

Click here for details...


givingtree01There are openings for yearlong vigil lights at the shrines. For a donation a vigil light will burn for one year. Intentions can be for a person living or deceased, special intention, anniversary, etc.

For information call the parish office, 708-484-7951.

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