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November 16, 2017

A MILLION thanks to our Co-Chairpersons of this year's Auction, Alisha Deao and Mandy Horn, and to all the volunteers who made our auction such a success this year.  While totals are still being tallied, I thinks it's safe to say that a fun time was had by all!




A little while back, we did a reverse collection to promote the website FORMED.ORG.  As of now, 70 of our parishioners have joined, and I know that they've been enriched by what they've viewed or listened to.  


Here are this month's recommendations:





“[S]he gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). As Catholics, we are called every Advent to prepare a place in our lives for Jesus to dwell. This month, may we take up this Advent of the Heart and be fully ready to welcome the Lord at Christmas.



FORMED Resources for December




For Children – Kristoph and the First Christmas Tree



Watch The Story of the Nativity


Read Come, Lord Jesus



Listen to Prepare the Way of the King







ANIMA: A New Parish-Wide Study for Advent

This Advent Season, prepare your entire parish for the Lord’s coming by engaging in the beautifully-filmed ANIMA video series, along with the accompanying Advent guides. ANIMA is a compelling proclamation of how the ultimate meaning of our lives is found in Jesus and His Church, which is perfect for engaging the broad range of parishioners who are looking to participate around the holidays.


Watch now or learn how to use ANIMA for a parish-wide study



Order Life-Changing Christmas Gifts Today! The Augustine Institute is helping you to give the gift of faith this Christmas by making some of our best-selling English and Spanish items available for as low as $1 per copy when ordered by the case.


Learn more


Using FORMED with the Liturgical Calendar


In addition to the resources listed above, we've compiled a list of FORMED resources that correspond to events on the Church's Liturgical Calendar. All users can also see a downloadable PDF with these Liturgical Calendar suggestions by looking at the FORMED Content List.



Tomorrow evening, November 17th, America's Fisherman, Jimmy Houston, will be here at St. Pius X to talk about Prioritizing Faith in our Busy Lives.  Food trucks will be on hand for dinner starting at 5:00 pm; a concert by Kyrie will follow in the church at 6:30 pm; and Jimmy will speak at 7:30.  Afterwards, he'll meet and greet in the gym.  Also, the St. Pius X Women's Club will be selling desserts throughout the evening.  Bring friends to enjoy this evening.



The Women's Club Bake Sale will take place this weekend after All Masses in the vestibule.  



The Knights of Columbus are hosting a Pancake Breakfast this Sunday after the 8:00 am and 10:30 am Masses in Dorney Hall!  Come one, come all!



Next week, the parish office will close at Noon on Wednesday, and will remain closed until Monday, November 27th, so our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with their families and friends. There will be two Masses on Thanksgiving Day, an English Mass at 9:00 am and a Spanish Mass at 12 Noon, followed by a lunch for anyone who would otherwise be alone for the holiday, in Dorney Hall.


All things in Christ,

Fr. Matt