Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2022 Schedule
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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 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.
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.
Pope Francis sends a Message of Congratulations for the Beatification of Blessed Francis Jordan
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
We Are Hiring!
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)
Skate Night is Back!
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.
The Beatification of 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.