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Military Outreach Ministry to Honor St. Pius X U.S. Veterans and Active Military

Every year, Memorial Day weekend honors our men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. A sacred memorial, it can be easy to lose sight of its meaning and the memories that are woven into this national holiday when going from one festival or picnic to the next. The St. Pius X Military Outreach Program, coordinated by Mrs. Krista Schumacher, has a recommendation for capturing the true spirit of the holiday.

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Men of the Parish "Carry the Cross" on Holy Saturday

Since 2015, men of the parish have been witnessing to Christ’s passion by participating every Holy Saturday in an 8-mile, walking stations of the cross through the city of Reynoldsburg. Organized by the St. Pius X Men’s Ministry, The Armory, Carry the Cross is planned this year for April 15, 2017, from 7:30 AM-12:30 PM.

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St. Pius X Welcomes City Representatives, New Community Center Discussion

St. Pius X Church and School recently hosted representatives from the City of Reynoldsburg who answered questions about the proposed Reynoldsburg community center and the income tax levy that will be required to fund its construction. A town hall meeting will be held on April 12, 2017, at 6:30 PM in Reynoldsburg City Hall, located at 7232 E. Main Street. 

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Turning Five in Summer: Should You Wait Another Year for Kindergarten?

If your child turns five in the months of May-September and is enrolled in kindergarten the following fall term, he or she may be up to ten months younger than other classmates. Should you allow your child an extra "growing year" in Pre-Kindergarten to encourage more development?  Our early learning experts from the St. Pius X Children's Center answer this question.

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St. Pius X Parish School of Religion Making Strides in Religious Education

Under the direction of Pastor Msgr. David Funk and Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE) De Ann Bukowski, the St. Pius X Parish School of Religion (PSR) supports the catechetical and spiritual development needs of parish preschoolers and students who do not attend a Catholic school in kindergarten through Grade 8. With a current 2016-17 enrollment of 224 and a staff of 55 catechists and support personnel, the school conducts 30 classes on Sunday afternoons and evenings between September and May.

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St. Pius X Fourth Graders Learn, Practice The Beatitudes

Fourth-grade students of St. Pius X School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio recently participated in events in their classroom and community that developed their empathy for the poor and taught them how to apply the Beatitudes.

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Raising Moral Kids in Today's World with Speaker Pam Heil

A recent grant awarded by The Catholic Foundation in February 2016 to St. Pius X Parish has provided monies to the parish for the development of a junior high youth ministry program and for parental workshops and programs aimed at helping parents to raise moral, faith-filled youth in an increasingly permissive society.  On Sunday, January 29, 2017, St. Pius X Church will host its first event for parents by welcoming national and international speaker Pam Heil, founder of Empowered to Love Ministries and former Youth Minister at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish, Dublin, Ohio. Pam will present a workshop from 5:00-6:30 PM in the church entitled, Raising Moral Kids in Today’s World. Busy schedules and outside influences can make it challenging for parents to believe that they are valued and needed by their children. Kids need to trust that their parents will respectfully converse with them, that they will listen to their words, and will hear what is in their hearts. This session will help parents become more approachable.

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Timothy Talks on Tuesdays: Technology+Bible=Faith-filled Youth Discourse

Let no one have contempt for your youth,
but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. ~ I Timothy 4:12


What do you get when you join the geographic flexibility of a dedicated, Youth Group chat room with the study of 1 Timothy 4?

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St. Pius X Junior High Youth Group Makes Debut in 2016, New Assistant Hired

In February 2016, St. Pius X Church and School received grant monies from The Catholic Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization that receives and manages assets to provide perpetual funding for the parishes, schools and ministries within the 23-county Diocese of Columbus, for the development of a junior high youth ministry program to serve our parishioners in Grades 7 and 8. The grant included funds to support staff growth required for this development effort, and the parish hired and welcomed Miss Katie Lomeo to its staff in June 2016. Miss Lomeo works as an assistant to the Coordinator of the St. Pius X Youth Group, Mrs. Judie Bryant, particularly in marketing the group and in developing new programs for it.



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Adult Faith Formation Growing, Offers Barron's Latest Study in 2017

On November 7, 2016, St. Pius X Adult Faith Formation completed an eight-week study entitled Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. Produced by Ascension Press and featuring speaker Jeff Cavins, the program led the study participants through an overview of salvation history beginning with God’s creation and His covenant with Abraham through the Messianic fulfillment of His promise through Jesus Christ and the institution of His Church. The study included a weekly video lecture, personal Bible reading, workbook reflection, small-group discussion, and group prayer.

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