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Next Update: September 26, 2017
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Parish ministries, groups, and organizations are welcome to post information about their future events on this page. Updates are made weekly every Wednesday morning and taken from our parish bulletin.  Please email us.


ST. PIUS X PRAYER CHAIN -  If you or a family member is in need of prayers, or if you have a special intention, please contact Leah Kelly, Pastoral Minister, with your request so that it can be forwarded to our prayer chain. Anyone can call or email a prayer request to share with others. We have had some wonderful healing take place as a result of our prayer efforts! Faith and the power of prayer can work miracles. If you would like to pray for those in need, consider joining our parish prayer chain. Done exclusively through email, the prayer chain is a group of parishioners willing to pray for the intentions of others. Please call or email Leah Kelly at 614-866-2859 or to join the St. Pius X Prayer Chain or to request a prayer or intention.


PRAY THE ROSARY -  Please join St. Pius X in praying the Rosary for all sick parishioners and their families every Monday evening at 6:30 PM  in the Rosary Garden or under the portico of the church. All are welcome!


PRAY THE ROSARY IN OCTOBER - Please join your fellow St. Pius X parishioners in praying the Rosary to seek our Blessed Mother’s intercession during the month of October, a month dedicated to our Blessed Mother. Every weekend in October, St. Pius X will pray the Rosary together as a parish family twice for our Blessed Mother's love and guidance:

  • Following the 5:00 PM Mass on Saturday in church, led by Knights of Columbus #5253
  • Following 10:15 AM Mass on Sunday in the front patio area of the church, led by Pastoral Advisory Council

If you attend the 12:00 noon Sunday Mass, please come early and join us. No matter what Mass you attend, take advantage of these prayerful opportunities in October. Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

School News


  • Tuesday, September 19 - All-School Mass, Grades 1-8, 8:30 AM
  • Tuesday, September 19 - School Board Meeting, Rectory, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 21 - Pizza with Pastor
  • Friday, September 22 - Fall candy fundraiser goes home!
  • Friday, September 22 - Weekly updates posted


BISHOP HARTLEY HIGH SCHOOL would like to congratulate the following members of St. Pius X Parish who were inducted into the Bishop Hartley Chapter of The National Honor Society, September 11, 2017: Danielle C., Kiera J., Madison M., Diego P., Joseph S., Joseph S., Joseph S., Christopher W., and Bailee Z.

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Rectory & Administrative News

SICK VISITS — If you are ill and in need of communion at home, please contact the rectory at 614-866-2859 to schedule a visit. If you are in the hospital and would like a visit, please contact the rectory and let us know. The hospital DOES NOT contact us if you are in the hospital. The only way we know is if a family member contacts us. We will be happy to visit you in the hospital if you let us know. If you would like the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick prior to a surgery or medical procedure, please stop by the sacristy AFTER daily or Sunday Mass and the priest will be happy to anoint you.


COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND — If you are a commissioned Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and would be interested in taking communion to the sick in their homes, please contact Leah Kelly at 614-866-2859. Training provided.



  • Pledge total to date $ 2,896,762
  • Cash received total to date $ 1,328,571
  • New pledge totals received this month $ 12,107
  • Cash Received Total This Month August $ 87,744


BLESSING OF ANIMALS — Our annual Blessing of Animals will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 1 at 1:30 PM behind the dumpsters, in the green space opposite the Hohmann Hall construction. Come celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi by having your family pets blessed.


CONNECTIONS, ST. PIUS X NEWSLETTER — The November 2017 edition of Connections, the parish newsletter, is being compiled. Please submit articles to Carol McGlone at or to the rectory from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The deadline for the next issue is Friday, October 6, 2017.

St. Pius X Music Ministry

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THE CHOIR NEEDS YOU!  We have openings for new members in all voices!! We practice on Wednesday evenings and we alternate singing the 8:30 AM and 10:15 AM Masses on Sundays. It’s a great way to meet friendly people who love to worship God in song. Please contact John Pottkotter at 614-501-0104 or If you can sing the hymns at Mass, you can sing with us!! High school age and up. Please email me if you have a problem with practicing on Wednesdays if that is the only reason you cannot join.


MERGING SPIRITS, our contemporary Christian praise group is ready for a new season! Please join us for our first Mass on September 24 at noon. We sing mostly the second and fourth Masses during the school year. Junior High age thru adults are WELCOME. See you on the 24th! Contact John Pottkotter at 614-309-3152 or email if you are interested in joining! Thank you!


Children's Choir, below, Youth Activities

Adult Faith Formation

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DO YOU REALLY “BELIEVE?” —We say “I believe” every Sunday as we recite the Creed. But do you know what you’re saying you “believe” in? Do the truths of the faith – proclaimed in the Creed – really permeate your life? Learn how these ancient truths contain the promise of peace, joy, and happiness for our lives. Pillar I: The Creed is a 12-part video program that will launch you on an amazing journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in an inspiring learning experience that will draw you closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of the teachings of His Church. For more information, see the free preview video on our Adult Faith Formation webpage. Join us beginning Monday, October 2, and continuing on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. This is a study program with a study guide, so advance registration is required. Register online via the Adult Faith Formation page. The cost is $25.00 per individual/couple, but the fee is waived for those willing to serve as small-group facilitators. Registration deadline is Sunday, September 24.


VIDEO OF THE MONTH — Fr. Mike Schmitz explains why a Christian marriage has to be in a church. With the marriage vows, we aren’t just committing ourselves to our spouse. We are also saying in a very specific way that we will follow Christ. Marriage is inherently connected to Christianity, and it’s not just about us. It’s also about the church community to which we belong. Visit Please note! Catholics who celebrated their wedding outside of a church can have their marriage “convalidated” in the Church, which is sometimes referred to as “blessing” a marriage. If you would like to find out more, call the parish office at 614-866-2859.

Parish School of Religion News

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Youth Group & Youth Activities

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR IS STARTING AGAIN! The choir is open to all children who are members of St. Pius X Parish who are currently in Kindergarten through sixth grade. We sing October to May. We practice THURSDAY AFTERNOONS, from 5:15-5:45 PM in the church. Our first practice is October 5. Our first Mass will be the 10:15 AM Mass on October 15. We will sing a Christmas Mass, as well as caroling! From November thru May, we sing at the NOON Mass on the third Sunday of the month. Many have already signed up but there is room for more! Please let me know by September 30 if you were not members last year.Need more information? Contact John Pottkotter, Music Director, at 614-501-0104 or at Thank you!


ATTENTION! ALL ASPIRING ARTISTS: PAINT NIGHT PART II The Youth Ministry Program here at St. Pius X is excited to host our second Paint Night Fund Raiser! Please join us October 8 in the St. Pius X Cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 PM for an evening of art, fellowship, and fun. Our subject will be an angel, and our artist/guide will help even beginning painters feel like professional artists! Your $25.00 admission covers all of the supplies necessary, and includes snacks. Tickets can be requested by contacting Judie Bryant at  Please register by October 1. Money raised will help send our parish teens to the National Catholic Youth Conference in November 2017.


Spiritual & Social Opportunities


HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY thanks the St. Pius X community for your overwhelming response in August! Due to your kindness, 60 bags and boxes of food and personal items were collected! Helping Hands is requesting the following items in September:

  • Canned Peas, Mixed Vegetables and Carrots
  • Canned Pasta
  • Personal Products – Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Bars of Soap and Deodorant

These donations continue to provide food and personal items for local families. Collection weekend will be September 23/24. Thank you for your continued support!

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