Happenings & Events
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Next Update: July 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 Monday 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.
The 2017-18 school year begins on August 23.
Teacher Sub Opportunity
St. Pius X School is looking for additional certified teachers to sub for this upcoming 2017-2018 school year for Kindergarten thru 8th grade. If interested, please contact Colleen Thesing at 614-866-6050, ext. 221 for further information.
Learn more about St. Pius X School
Rectory July Summer Hours
The rectory will be closed on Fridays during the month of July. The rectory will be open as usual, Monday-Thursday, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
Helping Hands Food Pantry thanks the St. Pius X community for your generous response in June! Due to your kindness, 30 bags and boxes of groceries were collected. Helping Hands is requesting the following personal products in July:
- Canned Vegetables
- Bars of Soap
These donations continue to provide food and personal items for local families. Collection weekend will be July 22-23. Thank you for your continued support!
Parent Like a Champion
Attention, Widows/Widowers: July 20 Gathering
Our next gathering of ...For I Shall See You Again (John 16:22) will be held Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 PM in the Bride’s Room located in the church. We hope that anyone who has lost a spouse will feel welcome to join us.
We are on a Mission!
Join Msgr. Funk’s Catholic Culinary and Cultural Journey to the California Missions and Wine Country.
- June 11-18, 2018
- Limited to 40 travelers on a first-come basis
- Informational meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the church.
Adopt-a-Student Collection Dates: July 22/23 and July 29/30
Please support our annual Adopt-a-Student School Supply Program. Sponsored by the Father Hohman Council #5253 of the Knights of Columbus, your generous donations of school supplies will benefit students in the most impoverished county in Ohio through the St. Francis Center in McArthur, Ohio. Donations of supplies are being collected at all Masses on July 22/23 and 29/30, and supply kits for students and teachers will be assembled on July 31 in the PAC Room beginning at 6:30. Watch your local sales flyers for deals on back-to-school supplies. An assembled kit includes a pencil box, five No. 2 pencils, three ballpoint pens, a pair of blunt or pointed scissors, a box of 24-count crayons, a large eraser or three pencil-top erasers, and one large or three small glue sticks. Also needed are packs of notebook filler paper or loose leaf paper. Teachers can use extra supplies of facial tissues, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial wipes. Large sizes, in particular, are welcome. Thank you in advance for your kindness to those less fortunate.
St. Pius X 2017 Festival News
WE NEED YOUR BOOKS! – The Knights of Columbus Women’s Club will be sponsoring their Used Book Sale at the St. Pius X Festival again this year. We are asking parishioners to donate their used books for this event. Westerns, novels, mysteries, children’s and young adult books, and spiritual reading are some of the types that we are collecting. Please no magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedias. Collection of books will be July 22/23 and July 29/30. Containers will be in the church/Bride’s Room for donations.
SODA POP SUNDAY – The St. Pius X Festival Committee is once again inviting everyone to donate a case of soda to the Festival. Ever wish your favorite drink was available at the concession stand, but were disappointed when it wasn’t there? Now you can make it available! Your donations will be sold at the Festival this year and will help decrease the amount of Coke we need to order and purchase prior to the event. We will accept any flavor or any size you wish to give – 2 liter bottles, 12 ounce cans, 20 ounce bottles, etc. Soda pop collections will take place before and after Masses on July 29/30. You may also drop off your donations in the Bride's Room at any time as well. Thank you for helping support our parish.
CALLING ALL ST. PIUS X BAKERS! - The Festival's Dessert Booth (Bake Sale/Cake Walk) is in need of your favorite cakes, cookies, pies, brownies, cupcakes, etc. Please bring your baked goods to the school cafeteria Thursday, August 3, between 9:00 AM -12:00 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM. You may also drop them off at the Dessert Booth on Friday, August 4 or Saturday, August 5 during the festival. If you have any questions or are unable to deliver them, please feel free to call Patricia Zeitman at 760-753-5173 or email her at email@example.com.
SILENT AUCTION: CAN YOU HELP? - St. Pius X Children’s Center Preschool and Pre-K hosts the silent auction at the annual St. Pius X Parish Festival. Please consider donating a NEW (never used) item for bidding. We gratefully accept small items like gift cards, or larger items like a weekend getaway, spa or handyman services, OSU football tickets, and everything in-between! Use your imagination. We are also in need of bottles of quality wine for our new Wine Toss game! Please leave a voicemail at 614-577-0826 or email SMiller@spxreynoldsburg. com to arrange for the collection of your donation. All donations should be received by mid-July. Thank you for your generous support! Come into the gym to cool off during the Festival and win some real bargains!
$5,000 RAFFLE: LET THE WINNING BEGIN! - The first of 13 “Early Bird” drawings begins next weekend. A $75.00 ticket will be chosen on Saturday, July 22, after the 5:00 PM Mass and a $50.00 ticket will be pulled on Sunday, July 23, following the noon Mass. To be entered into these drawings, tickets and payment must be received in the rectory by Thursday, July 20. Tickets taken in after July 20 will be entered into the remaining early bird drawings as they are received. *All winning tickets go back into the hopper for the Grand Prize drawings on August 5. Winners will be posted in the vestibule.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SPX FESTIVAL 2018 - No; that's not a misprint! This is a “heads up” to all of our parish pie bakers that the St. Pius X Festival Pie Contest will be held on a biannual basis. In 2018, our parish center will be completed and offer the perfect facility to showcase this culinary event.
Parish School of Religion (PSR): Grade 6 Teacher & Two Aides Needed
The St. Pius X Parish School of Religion (PSR) is looking for a 6th-grade catechist/teacher and two 6th-grade aides for the upcoming school year that begins September 10. We use the Be My Disciple textbooks, along with guidebooks, and will provide any training needed. Also, we have several openings for high school or adult aides. If you are an adult and do not have the PGC Class and fingerprinting, you will need to meet the Protecting God’s Children requirements by September. A high school aide (age 17 or younger) does not need PGC. If you have any questions, please feel free to call De Ann Bukowski at 614-648-9191.
Mass on the Road
Travelers needing to know the times and locations of Masses throughout the USA can call (1-410-676-6000) or on the web: http://www.masstimes.org