News & Updates

News & Updates

On behalf of the families that we serviced through the St. Pius X Family Assistance Ministry, I would like to THANK the many individuals and organizations for their most generous support to our ministry this Thanksgiving and Christmas season and thorough out the year:

  • St. Pius X Parishioners/Friends Stickney-Forest View Library
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Village of Stickney
  • Stickney-Forest View Lions Club
  • Catholic Order of Foresters
  • Stickney Jewel Osco Food Store
  • CERCCC 911 Center
  • Stickney Police Association
  • Grace Lutheran Church of La Grange


Wishing you the blessings of the Lord now and always as we begin a New Year filled with hope.
St. Pius X Family Assistance Ministry
Roberta Birmingham - Coordinator

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cashOur first fundraiser of the year! It is called “Lucky Bucks.” You have 90 chances to win a prize.
Our game begins December 6th on St. Nicholas Day (great for a stocking stuffer) and ends Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Ticket donation is $20 per ticket.
Tickets will be drawn from December 6, 2020 to April 4, 2021. TRY YOUR LUCK!

1st Prize- $150.00
2nd Prize- $100.00
3rd Prize- $ 75.00 4th Prize- $ 50.00
5th Prize- $ 25.00

Call us to purchase your tickets:
Chris Czerwinski-708-217-7962 or
Tim Kapolnek-708-927-2728
(Tickets are also available after all weekend Masses.)

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF WINNERS!

frmayOn Monday December 14th the Pastors and the writing team for our grouping (St. Mary, St. Pius X, St. Hugh, and Mater Christi) will meet with the Archdiocesan Renew My Church Team to present the Scenarios and our comments for the viability of each of the Scenarios.

After we present the Scenarios and our feedback, the Archdiocesan team begins their work to determine what they believe will be the best outcome for the long-term viability of a new parish to be formed. They will make their presentation to the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council and Cardinal Cupich in early January.

Breaking Bread Missalette/Unidos En Cristomissalette2021

To keep our faith community safe and healthy, we’re inviting parishioners to purchase their own personal copies of our parish’s missals. Donation $10.

Download order form

Contact Roberta Birmingham for more information: 630-697-4193

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our donations have decreased and our needs have increased.

We are accepting non-perishable food items, paper products, personal care items, gift cards and monetary gifts. Some suggestions are:

peanut butter & jelly
pancake mix & syrup
Cereal (low sugar)
canned fruit
pork & beans
baked beans
black beans
kidney beans
refried beans
Walmart gift cards
pinto beans
instant potatoes
rice
Rice a Roni
soup
canned ravioli
macaroni & cheese
spaghetti sauce
pasta
Aldi gift cards
toothpaste
shampoo
toilet tissue
Kleenex
hand soap
dish soap
laundry detergent
granola bars
breakfast bars
Jewel 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 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 support and generosity are greatly appreciated.

For information or assistance, call the parish office: (708) 484-7951.
St. Pius X Family Assistance Ministry

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, 2020.

Download the In-Person Letter to Parents, 2020-2021 Class Schedule and Registration Form (updated 12/14/20)

Call the Religious Education office to make an appointment to register your child/children: 
708-788-6090 or E-mail us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Koren - Religious Education Director

Due to the current Covid-19 state and local restrictions BINGO will be cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and support. We pray you will stay well and safe.

Phase II - ST. PIUS X PARISH
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 a ministry 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.

The purpose of the St. Pius X August Project is to raise funds to pay for necessary repairs that have come to our attention and have not been included in our budget.

This year’s August Project will be addressing repairs to our rectory. Our rectory is 64 years old and is in need of some dire repairs due to age. It is imperative to keep our rectory in good shape. The rectory is needed to provide a home for our new pastor now and for future Pastors.
The repairs include:

  1. Replacing the front door and frame. Due to age and weather conditions the door, which is the original door,
    needs to be replaced.
  2. Professionally sand and varnish hardwood floor and staircase.  The hardwood floors have not been done for over 20 years.

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 November 6, 2020
St. Mary’s has tallied 356,555 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!

2020appeal

The Annual Catholic Appeal is an invitation for every Catholic family to respond with a generous heart. Your gift will provide inspiration, education and services to the less fortunate in our Archdiocese and throughout the world. You have embraced God's call to never forget those in spiritual and material need. For this we are truly grateful. EVERY GIFT MATTERS!

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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