November 27th & 28th
Spread some Christmas cheer to our homebound parishioners by writing or making Christmas cards for them! Cards can be returned to the back of church or the parish office by Sunday, November 28th.
December 4th & 5th
Gift Sunday is a long-standing (40+ years) tradition at St. Pius X. It helps to meet needs within our community.
Please do not wrap the gifts; if boxed, label with the item, size and age group, and indicate the designated agency (i.e. boy/girl 6+ years, 4T boy blue shirt and pants, woman’s med black gloves). Place your gifts in the labeled boxes in the back of church, or drop them off at the parish office by Sunday, December 5th.
Gift cards are strongly encouraged and may be purchased through St. Pius X’s Scrip program, placed in an envelope(s) and labeled with the agency name. There will be a box for gift cards in the back of church (only on the weekend of December 4th & 5th) and at the parish office (drop off anytime through December 3rd).
Gift Card order forms are available at the parish office, in the back of church and at this link.
All age groups
Eras Senior Network
St. Vincent de Paul
La Causa Crisis Nursery and Prevention Program (birth to 12)
December 11th & 12th
This year we will be collecting food in-person and online donations for the Hunger Task Force. Please drop off your donations in the boxes in the back of church, or donate online (click here). You may make online donations any time up until Christmas.
If you have any questions, please call the parish office at (414) 453-3875.
Upcoming Workshop: Understanding & Supporting Those Impacted by Trauma, Mental Illness & Suicide Workshop
Date: Thursday, November 11th
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Pius X church
Presented by: Stephanie Delmore, MA, LPC, Victim Assistance Coordinator & Employee Support Coordinator for Parishes & Schools, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
RSVP: Contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 453-3875 (walk-ins are welcome)
This workshop is being offered to all tri-parish & Kingdom Prep staff, concerned adults & teens accompanied by a parent.
The pandemic has brought an increase in stress for most of us. This level of stress may be unprecedented for some and may be leading to thoughts of suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Americans ages 10-34. Through this educational session, you can learn about the signs and symptoms of suicide risk in youth and adults. Anyone can learn how to provide support and intervention for those who are struggling. In addition, the session will present an overview of mental health and well-being and the effects of trauma.
Please note: This program contains an evidence-based QPR session. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, know how to get help and save a life.
Masks are requested if you are not vaccinated.
Can you help our sister parish, Santa Marίa, in Guatemala?
What do your donations go toward?
Last year, your donations went towards the following projects:
How can you donate?
Thank you for your support!
The Justice & Peace Commission is asking for your help. During the month of October, they will be
hosting a drive in conjunction with Catholic Charities to collect new clothing for Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy. A box will be available in the vestibule for you to deposit your donations until Sunday, October 31st or drop them off at the parish office. Thank you!
Items needed (NEW only please):
St. Pius X is pleased to announce we have an upgraded mobile app! Vanco, our eGiving provider, has launched an updated mobile app called Vanco Mobile.
This new mobile app will be replacing GivePlus Mobile. With Vanco Mobile, you can send one-time donations or set recurring gifts.
How Do You Download Vanco Mobile?
It’s easy! Head over to the App Store or Google Play to download Vanco Mobile for free. Be sure to download this app soon, as GivePlus Mobile will be retired as of September 30, 2021.
If you have been using the GivePlus Mobile app, login into Vanco Mobile with your existing username and password to carry over your scheduled recurring gifts and information.
If you are new to donating through an app and wish to start with Vanco Mobile, follow the instructions below after downloading the app.
If you are switching from online to mobile, please delete your recurring gifts from your online account once you have set them up in the app.
You can also check out this Vanco Mobile How-To Guide for step-by-step instructions.
Please stop by the church office or call us at (414) 453-3875 if you have questions or need assistance.
On the Vespers of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as promised, the Holy Father, Pope Francis has sent a video message to all of you with words of thanks and congratulations. What a beautiful gift to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the death of Blessed Francis Jordan! To view and listen to the message, we invite you to click the links to the English (dubbed) https://youtu.be/fHgEnLVciAk and Spanish (original) https://youtu.be/z3kfcNKTdPU videos in today’s Update. May the example of the Virgin Mary and Blessed Francis Jordan inspire us to continue to grow in our Apostolic vocation, serving in the Church, so that all may know, love and proclaim God and Jesus Christ, our Savior! ~ Society Generalate
(From the Salvatorian publication “Update”, Vol. 29 - #10
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Are you or someone you know looking to share your musical talents? We are hiring!
We have two positions posted, but are only filling one. They are a part-time, Assistant Director of Music and a full-time Director of Liturgy & Music.
Please direct questions to Dean Weyer, our Director of Operations and Finance at 414-453-3875 ext. 16 or email@example.com. Job descriptions and applications are available on the Archdiocese website at the links listed below.
Assistant Director of Music (part-time)
Director of Liturgy & Music (full-time)
We are excited to announce the return of Skate Night on Saturday, August 7th!
Here’s what you need to know:
Visit the Skate Night Schedule page for more information.
Be the pulse of summer and help to save lives in our local community. Brats and hotdogs will be served to all attempting donors and their guests, plus every attempted donor will receive an online code good for a general admission Summerfest ticket!
When: July 10th from 8:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: Wauwatosa Catholic School gym
To register, click here or call the Versiti Blood Center at (877) 232-4376.
Please lend your arm to help us reach our goal of 85 donors - which could help to save up to 255 lives!
The founder of the Salvatorian Family, Fr. Francis Jordan, now Blessed Francis Jordan, was beatified on Saturday, May 15th at St. John Lateran (the cathedral of Rome).
You will find resources below relating to the celebration.
"Eternal Life" - The Beatification Song
This song was originally written and performed by the Salvatorian Sisters of Tanzania. In this video, Salvatorians from around the world collaborate to create an original song and music video for the beatification.
Members of the Salvatorian order in the U.S. share their thoughts about Fr. Francis Jordan.
Fr. Francis Jordan, Founder of the Salvatorian Family, will be beatified at St. John Lateran (the cathedral of Rome) on Saturday, May 15th, 2021.
This will be my last Wednesday update.
The Palm Sunday Masses were almost full (as full as possible with social distancing) last weekend and it was wonderful to see so many people at Mass. The 10:30 am Mass for Easter Sunday is almost full with reservations, but there is plenty of room at the 8:00 am yet.
Thank you to all those who have reserved a spot for the Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter services. If you have not yet done so, please call the parish office at (414) 453-3875. Walk-ins will be allowed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Livestream and prerecorded services will be available on our website for those celebrating at home.
The “Living the Gift of Sunday” booklet from the diocese will be passed out this weekend. Watch for information on how we will use one chapter at a time for reflection. Videos of parishioners talking about what Sunday means to them will also be shared. I thank the Formation and Evangelization Commission for their work on this.
Thank you for reading these updates. May the next three days be a spiritually enriching preparation for our celebration of the resurrection. Have a blessed Easter and stay safe.
I have received word that on April 23rd, the “Martyrs of Quiché,” where our sister parish is located (Quiche, Guatemala), will be beatified. They died for the Faith in 1980 during a civil war, which raged between 1960 and 1996. I have asked if there is a picture that we can put in the sister parish area in the back of church.
The “Little White Book” for Easter will be available beginning this weekend. At the Easter services, a “Living the Gift of Sunday” booklet from the diocese will be passed out. The Formation and Evangelization Commission is planning how we can use that for adult formation.
The last Wednesday update will be this coming Wednesday, March 31st.
Have a good week and stay safe.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Plans are underway for celebrating the rituals of Holy Week in a way that their meaning shines through, even though the execution will be different. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday will be livestreamed. Thank you, Bobby Pantuso, for generously sharing your time and talent with the community in doing this.
One change we will experiment with during Holy Week and Easter is to have two Eucharistic Ministers, one on each side. Communicants will still come up single file, social distancing, so it should be just as safe. If it works well and helps communion move along better, we will continue it afterwards.
Given the updates I include at the beginning of my bulletin letters and our ability to place updates in the weekly e-mail that is sent out on Sunday, I will discontinue these updates, the last one being on March 31st, the Wednesday of Holy Week.
Have a good week and stay safe.
Are you interested in becoming more involved in your parish or do you know a fellow parishioner who would be? We are seeking nominations for Parish Trustee and Pastoral Council and ask that you prayerfully consider nominating someone who would be a good leader, including yourself.
Completed nomination forms may be placed in the offertory basket or turned into the parish office. Nominations can also be submitted online at http://bit.ly/PiusX21Nominations or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons who are nominated will be contacted and invited to participate in a discernment session to give them more information on the commitment.
For more information on the Pastoral Council and Parish Trustee positions visit www.stpiusparish.org/pastoral--finance-councils.html.
Schedule for the 2021 Nomination Selection Process
Leaders should have the following:
Nominees must meet the following requirements:
Thank you for your nominations. Please pray for the blessings of the Spirit on our discernment and selection of parish leadership.