News & Updates

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


frmayCardinal Cupich has assigned Fr. Ricardo Castillo  as the administrator of St. Pius X as of February 11, 2021. I have relinquished this responsibility with full confidence that you are in very good hands. These past 7 months that I have worked with Fr. Ric, I have been impressed with his pastoral sense and his commitment to St. Pius Parish and on a personal level the bonds of friendship that we formed.

I would like to say also that I have appreciated working with the staff of St. Pius Parish. They give of themselves completely to the good of this community. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to work with them and get to know them.

It has been a blessing for me also to get to know all of you even in these times of pandemic and limited activities. After my short time here I thought I could be very happy working with this staff and community full time.

We don’t always have a choice on the length of time of our relationships. It is important to use the time of each day wisely because we don’t know when things will change. I told Fr. Ric that I will continue for the next month or so to help with masses on the weekend until I start saying mass at the churches in the new grouping that I was named pastor.

Let us continue to pray for each other as we both continue to go through the Renew My Church Process. Led by the Spirit we will all end up in in a good place!

Fr. Tom May

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