Catholic Schools Week has been a blast, and, as promised, the faculty SCHOOLED the 8th graders on the volleyball court! :) Today, McCaleb Doyle won the Catholic Knowledge Bee and Ashley Viso won the Spelling Bee, with Jonathan Tran as the runner up. Ashley and Jonathan will represent St. Pius X at the Diocesan Spelling Bee which will be held this year here at St. Pius X on Tuesday, March 13th, at 12:45 pm. Please join us!
Tomorrow is the first Friday of February. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place following the morning Mass and will continue until 7:00 am Saturday morning. Come and spend some quiet time with the Lord.
Ash Wednesday is now less than two weeks away. In preparation for it, feel free to bring old palms from your house and place them in the barrel in the vestibule. We will burn them and use the ashes on Ash Wednesday! Let's call it 'P'almsgiving!:)
Longtime parishioner, Ban Ormsby, passed away on Sunday. A rosary will be prayed this Friday evening at 7:00 pm in the church, and the funeral Mass will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, also in the church. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family.
Tonight, Bishop Kelley's run of West Side Story begins. Break a leg, especially all those from St. Pius X that are acting, singing, and dancing!
To parents of our children: Relax! God put the wiggle in children, don't feel you have to suppress it in God's house. All are welcome here at St. Pius X Church! Sit toward the front where it is easier to see and hear. Quietly explain the parts of the Mass. Sing the hymns and songs, pray and voice the responses together. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying YOU! If you have to leave Mass with your child, please feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, "Let the children come to Me." Remember that the way we welcome children in Church directly affects the way they respond to the Church, to God, to Christ, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship. To the members of our parish, a smile of encouragement is always welcome to parents with small, active children. The presence of children is a GIFT to the Church. They give us a future full of hope!!!
Can you imagine working at a place that enables you to live your faith, to continually perform acts of mercy through caring for those that are afflicted? Porta Caeli House is currently seeking individuals to serve as part-time caregivers. Please contact Robin at email@example.com if you are interested in pursuing employment at PCH. Porta Caeli, or gate of heaven, is the newest hospice center in Tulsa. It's located behind Catholic Charities on North Harvard. Check out this video to learn more about this beautiful place. Porta Caeli is also looking to expand it's volunteer base. If you can help out periodically or even on a regular basis, visit their website, portacaeli.org, to sign up.
The Faith and Works Annual Appeal is next weekend, February 10th and 11th. You should have already received a letter asking for your pledge in the mail. If you haven't pledged you will have the opportunity to donate next weekend at church. Whether you've given in the past, or you'd be a first-time giver, please give prayerful consideration to donating this year. Our church family is much bigger than our parish. It's really up to all of us to help provide the 78 parishes in Eastern Oklahoma including St. Pius X with the services and ministry resources that no single parish could provide for itself.