Date: Tuesday, May 17th
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Pius X, in the Francis Jordan Room (enter through parish office doors)
RSVP: Call the St. Pius X parish office at (414) 453-3875
Adults of all ages should have an Advanced Health Care Directive, also known as Power of Attorney for Health Care. Do you need one or need to update your current document (due to deaths, divorce or marriage)?
Take charge of your future health care decisions and put the worry of your loved ones aside. Parishioner Lisa Marie Idzikowski, APSW, will explain your choices and the difference between a Living Will, Advanced Directive and a Wisconsin Health Care Power of Attorney as she walks you through the decision-making process. Lisa Marie will answer your questions and provide you with the forms you need to complete a legal document (that evening if you choose to). Come learn about this process for yourself or to help a family member, friend, or loved one. They are welcome as well.
Synod on Synodality Meeting
Over the coming months, Catholics from around the world will be participating in a worldwide Synod, or consultation process. Lend your voice to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's response to Pope Francis' Synod on Synodality! What would you like the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and Pope Francis to know?
Join us on Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 am in the Francis Jordan Meeting Room* for a facilitated dialogue and listening session about the consultation questions. A synthesis of the discussion, along with your comments, will then be forwarded to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which will in turn forward their synthesis to Rome. No registration is required.
Unable to attend the meeting?
You can still share your thoughts by filling out the survey here.
*Come to the parish office doors off Wauwatosa Avenue.
Over the coming months, Catholics from around the world will be participating in a worldwide Synod, or consultation process. Lend your voice to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's response to Pope Francis' Synod on Synodality!
What would you like the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and Pope Francis to know? Visit https://tinyurl.com/5n6z4547 and share your thoughts. Paper copies are available in the back of church for those who prefer. Please fill out the survey and return it in a sealed envelope in the offertory basket in the back of church or to the parish office by Sunday, May 29th.
The St. Pius X Health Ministry Committee invites you to their workshop:
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
Date: Tuesday, March 29th
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: St. Pius X (in church)
Description: When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, open to the community.
Masks are requested if you are not vaccinated.
We are proud to announce that we have hired Nicolle R. Schroeder to be the new principal of Wauwatosa Catholic School. Mrs. Schroeder, a Wauwatosa resident, comes to us with 20+ years’ experience as an educator.
Her impressive resume includes:
Mrs. Schroeder offered the following about herself: “Building relationships with all stakeholders comes naturally to me which is vital to helping students achieve their academic, personal, and post-secondary goals. I take great pride in my visionary outlook and effective organizational abilities….”
The search committee was comprised of a trustee from each of our supporting parishes, two former principals (parishioners), a WCS teacher, who is also a WCS parent and a WCS administrator. There were a number of quality candidates for the position. All members of the committee ranked Mrs. Schroeder their top choice after two rounds of interviews. We believe that she will be a great leader and will provide stability and growth for our school. A sampling of comments from members of the search committee:
Mrs Schroeder is extremely well organized, smart, experienced, a good communicator, is invested in the Tosa neighborhood, prayerful, an honest and sincere commitment to continuous growth for students and staff, calm and thoughtful demeanor, approachable, positive energy, wants to be here and is excited about this opportunity…
We wish to honor Mrs. Schroeder’s current contracted employment, so she will not officially start at WCS until July 1st. However, between now and then she will be interacting with Dr. Burdick and members of the staff to get “up to speed” as much as possible before she starts.
We will be setting up meetings for you all to have an opportunity to meet and interact with Mrs. Schroeder. Please join us in welcoming her to our Wauwatosa Catholic community.
Greetings and blessings! I am delighted to be joining the Wauwatosa Catholic community as Principal. Pope Francis said, “In education dwells the seed of hope, a hope of peace and justice, a hope of beauty, of goodness; a hope of social harmony.” Hope is one of the main reasons I love working in education. Children’s futures are so full of promise and possibility! I look forward to meeting you all in the upcoming months. Till then, I wish you a Spring filled with hope and gratitude.
The Sisters of the Divine Savior invite you celebrate Catholic Sisters Week by helping us respond to growing food insecurity in Milwaukee. From March 1st - 14th, we’re collecting donations for Mother of Good Counsel and Blessed Savior Parish food pantries.
All unexpired, non-perishable food is needed. We’ll also accept unopened household paper goods and feminine hygiene products.
Please drop off your donations in the bin at front door #20 at the SDS Community House, 4311 N. 100th Street (adjacent to Divine Savior Holy Angels HS). The last day to donate is Monday, March 14th.
Lent 2022 Resources
Below is a list of resources for you and your family to use during this season of Lent. If you have other resources that you would like to share, please email the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Pius X Lent & Easter Schedule
A list of events and liturgies taking place here at St. Pius X.
A Guide to Lent 2022 by the Catholic Herald
Information on various Lenten topics including fasting and the Paschal Triduum liturgies.
“This is Home” from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
A Lenten resource for families with young children
Do you want to pass your faith on to your children, learn how to pray as a family, and make your house feel more like a home? THIS IS HOME is a resource for families with young children to help connect what happens at Sunday Mass to everyday life in the home through fun family activities, family prayer, and family scripture study. Sign up today for this weekly Lent series beginning on Ash Wednesday (March 2nd).
Augustine Institute: Virtual Bible Conference
Date: Saturday, March 5th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This Lent, return home to the Father’s house. Register today and join us on March 5th, the first Saturday of Lent, for this free virtual event hosted by Dr. Tim Gray and featuring trusted scholars from the Augustine Institute. These talks will help you delve into the riches of the Scriptures and more fruitfully embark upon your Lenten journey. Visit bibleconference.augustineinstitute.org to learn more and register.
Lenten Day of Reconciliation
Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Location: Various parishes around the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
The sacrament of reconciliation will be celebrated at 13 parishes throughout the archdiocese. For times, locations and more information, visit www.archmil.org/Pray-Reconcile-Rejoice.
Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2022 Schedule
Click the link below to open a printable Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2022 Schedule.
Ash Wednesday Masses
Wednesday, March 2nd
Lenten Reflection & Adoration
Tuesday, March 8th
Taize Prayer Service
Friday, March 18th
Taize is a form of Christian prayer originating from the ecumenical Christian community of Taize in France. You are invited to rest in God through meditative singing, prayer, readings, and silence.
Anointing of the Sick
Saturday, April 2nd
Sunday, April 3rd
8:00 & 10:30 am
Tuesday, April 5th
Reconciliation is also available every Saturday from 4:00 - 4:30 pm in the chapel or contact Fr. Paul to schedule an appointment.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER
Palm Sunday Masses
Saturday, April 9th
Sunday, April 10th
8:00 & 10:30 am
Holy Thursday - April 14th
Good Friday - April 15th
Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday - April 16th
Easter Sunday - April 17th
8:00 & 10:30 am
All Masses, services and events will be held in the church.
We hope to start up fellowship and donuts once again after Sunday morning Masses towards the beginning of 2022, depending on Covid of course. This tradition has been sorely missed during the last 22 months.
While we are excited to get started, we will need your help to make this happen! Could you help one Sunday a month?
There are two shift times to choose from:
Early Shift: Come in around 7:30 am to prepare the cafeteria before the 8:00 am Mass (which you can attend) and stay until everyone has left the cafeteria after the 8:00 am Mass.
Late Shift: Come in shortly before the 10:30 am Mass ends (Fr. Paul will let you leave Mass early), prepare for fellowship, and clean up afterwards.
This is a great opportunity for families to serve together and for students to get in their volunteer hours. We’d love to see some new faces volunteering; training is provided! If you would like to help, sign up on the list in the back of church, online, or call the parish office at (414) 453-3875.
Drive to Save Lives Sweepstakes: As a thank you for saving lives this Season of Giving, donors who donate blood at Versiti donor centers and community blood drives between now and January 9th, 2022, will beentered into Versiti’s Drive to Save Live Sweepstakes for a chance to win an SUV. (Eligibility and Terms/Conditions: www.versiti.org/ways-to-give/blood-donation/drive-to-save-lives-sweepstakes/drive-to-save-lives-sweepstakes-official-rules.)
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 email@example.com 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.
Sister Parish Collection 2021
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!
Clothing Drive for Afghan Refugees
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):
Our Church’s New Mobile App is Here!
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.