Happenings & Events
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Next Update: November 29, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join the St. Pius X Prayer Chain or to request a prayer or intention.
- Monday, November 20 - Thanksgiving Prayer Service, Grades 1 & 2, Gym
- Tuesday, November 21 - School Mass, Grades 1-8, 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, November 21 - School Board Meeting, Rectory, 7:00 PM
- Tuesday, November 21 - Kindergarten Thanksgiving Lunch
- Wednesday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Break, no school for rest of week
TRAFFIC PATTERNS CHANGE FOR SCHOOL MORNINGS - As we get closer to the beginning of Phase II of our capital campaign construction project, we will need to slightly change traffic patterns for the morning school drop off loop. There will be a new line of cones set and a sign posted to guide you along the new route. Essentially, it is the same, just somewhat shorter. Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation.
HONEYBAKED HAM SALE, SAINT CHARLES VOLLEYBALL - It is once again time for our annual HoneyBaked Ham Sale to benefit the volleyball program at Saint Charles Preparatory School. This is a great way to enjoy a delicious HoneyBaked Ham or Turkey without standing in the long lines at the store! We offer the same products and charge the same prices as the HoneyBaked Ham retail stores, but we deliver the hams and turkeys right to your doorstep at no additional cost to you. Please contact Julie Gallagher at (614) 353-1266 or email her at email@example.com to place an order. Orders will be accepted from now through Friday, December 8. Payment is necessary with your order. Large corporate orders will be delivered on Friday, December 22, and personal orders will be delivered on Saturday, December 23, by members and parents of the volleyball team. You need not be home – we will leave your order at your door. These items come very well packaged with an ice pack, but please refrigerate the product as soon as possible.
Download 2017 Honeybaked Ham Order Form - Please make checks payable to "Saint Charles Preparatory School" and put “Volleyball Ham Sale” on the memo line. The payment should be mailed with the order form to the school office:
SAINT CHARLES VOLLEYBALL – HAM SALE
2010 EAST BROAD STREET
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43209
NEW THIS YEAR: Gift Certificates! Gift certificates can be ordered online at the following website: https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/st_charles_prep_vollyeball_fundraiser
Gift certificates purchased online will be mailed directly to your home. Orders for gift certificates are also due by December 8. Please support Kevin Gallagher, a volleyball player from your parish, by adding his name to the order form so that he receives credit.
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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS – OCTOBER 2017 UPDATE
- Pledge total to date $2,905,509
- Cash received to date $1,430,441
- New pledge totals received in October $8,545
- Cash received in October $68,951
DID YOU KNOW? - Did you know that St. Pius X Parish has endowment funds that are proudly managed and stewarded according to Catholic teachings at The Catholic Foundation? These funds are not only set up to benefit the longevity of the parish, but to express your gratitude to God for a lifetime of blessings. A planned gift during your life, or a bequest in your will, directs in perpetuity God’s assets to you in the ministries of our parish. To find out how these funds benefit St. Pius X parish community, contact Craig Heppner at 614-443-8893 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“While we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people but especially those of the household of faith.”
- Galatians 6:10
WE ARE ON A MISSION! - Join Monsignor David Funk as he leads the tour, “Catholic Culinary and Cultural Journey to the California Missions and Wine Country” on June 11-18, 2018. If you would like to travel with Monsignor Funk on his last trip before he retires to experience the missions, which represent a dynamic chapter in the history of California, visit a few wineries, and do some sightseeing along the way, then this trip is for you! If you have any questions, please call the rectory at 614-866-2859.
SAVE THE DATE - ST. PIUS X PARISH PARTY! Mark your calendar for the upcoming, annual St. Pius X Parish Party on Saturday, January 27, 2018, 6:00-9:30 PM, beginning just after Saturday 5:00 PM Mass. Held in the St. Pius X School Gymnasium, this FREE EVENT is for parishioners 21 years and older, please. On-site babysitting will be provided by the Girl Scouts in the PAC Room. They will accept a free-will donation for their time and assistance. Please plan on attending to enjoy the great food, drink (beer/wine/soda/coffee), music, door prizes, and fellowship. Registration for this fun event will open in late December. Stay tuned! Any questions, please call/text/email John Swisher at 614-477-7730 or email@example.com.
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FIRST COMMUNION CELEBRATION OF THE WORD - The Celebration of the Word will be held on Saturday, December 2 from 4:00-4:45 PM in the PAC Room. The First Communion candidates will learn about God’s Word as it is given to us in the Bible and how to apply it in their daily lives. If you have questions, please call De Ann Bukowski at 614-864-3505.
Youth Group & Youth Activities
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA ON DECEMBER 9 - All kids, from 2 to 82, are invited to have Breakfast with Santa and his helpers on Saturday, December 9, from 8:30-11:00 AM at St. Pius X school cafeteria. Cost is $3.00, child; $4.00, adult. Breakfast will consist of French toast sticks with syrup, sausage, hash browns, milk, juice and coffee. Get your picture taken with Santa ($1.00 donation requested), and Santa will have a small gift for each child. Also, the Knights of Columbus Women’s Club will have a “Santa Gift Shop” stocked with moderately priced items for the kids to shop for gifts for their family. If you have questions or would like to volunteer to assist, please call/text John Swisher at 614-477-7730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All invited! All welcome! Santa hopes to see you the morning of December 9.
Spiritual & Social Opportunities
HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY thanks the St. Pius X community for your overwhelming response in October! Due to your kindness, 75 bags and boxes of food and personal items were collected! Helping Hands is requesting the following items in November:
- Green Beans
- Mushroom Soup
- Personal Products – Bars of soap, deodorant and other personal items are always needed
Collection weekend will be November 25/26. Thank you for continuing to support our local food pantry! Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you!
FOR I SHALL SEE YOU AGAIN......JOHN 16:22 is a gathering of widows and widowers. We will be meeting the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM in the Bride’s Room located in the church. Our final meeting for 2017 will be December 19. The 2018 dates are January 23, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18. Anyone who has experienced the loss of their spouse is welcome to join us.
REFLECTING ON SUNDAY’S READINGS - The St. Pius X Men’s Ministry, The Armory, cordially invites all young adult and adult men of the parish to join us for refreshments, fellowship, prayer, reflection and discussion as we break open the Sunday Mass readings. This relaxed faith sharing group meets every other week on Saturday morning, from 6:30-8:00 AM in the rectory basement. Bring your Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church if you like, but this is not required! Watch the bulletin for our schedule or contact Michael Berger at 614-620-2735 for more details.
K OF C COUNCIL 5253 FAMILY CHRISTMAS DINNER - Brothers, spouses, and family of Father Hohman Council 5253, please save the date for our Council Family Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 9. This is a free family event from 6:00-8:00 PM following Saturday 5:00 PM Mass in the school cafeteria. The dress is casual; wear something festive for the season! Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, corn, rolls/butter, desserts and drinks/coffee. Families: A-M, please bring a side dish to share. Families: N-Z, please bring a dessert to share. Please RSVP, ask questions or volunteer to assist by calling/texting/emailing John Swisher at 614-477-7730 or email@example.com. Please join us for good food, good company, good conversation and a good time!
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