Named after the home town of Pope St. Pius X, the Riese Club is an organization for the senior members of our parish. Membership is open to parishioners who are at least 55 years of age. The club provides numerous activities of interest to its members including bus trips, social gatherings, and parties. The club meets regularly on the first Monday of each month at 10:30 AM in the Sarto Center. Each year the club awards a scholarship to a deserving eighth grade graduate of our school, entering McGill-Toolen Catholic High School.
Please call Pat Busby at 479-9149 for information.
The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an organization founded to increase devotion to the Blessed Mother, to care for the altar and sanctuary and to help serve the social needs of the parish. Ladies in the parish are urged and encouraged to join the Sodality and in communion with their fellow parishioners to return the gift of their time and talents to the parish in honor of our Blessed Mother. The motto of the Sodality is, "Honor the Blessed Mother by being involved." Some of the subcommittees in the Sodality are Altar Care, Angel Tree, Bereavement, Burse Club, Hospitality, Ladies of Charity, the Little Sisters of the Poor, Rosaries, St. Mary's Home, and Sympathy.
The Ladies Sodality meet for Mass at 8:00 AM on the first Thursday of each month followed by the Rosary praying for religious freedom in our country and the world.
The Men of St. Joseph, Saint Pius X, meet every Tuesday Morning at 7:00 AM in the Sarto Center. Please come and join us for prayer and fraternity. There are no membership requirements.
The Legion of Mary is an international organization of lay faithful who with the sanction of the Church and under the patronage of Our Blessed Mother, are actively engaged in living the Holy Gospel. The Legion meets every Wednesday morning at 9:00 in the Family Life Center. Members are obliged each week to perform good works such as visiting hospitals, nursing homes and bringing Holy Communion to home-bound parishioners. It is also part of their mission to evangelize the community. In addition, they attend wakes and funeral Masses of deceased parishioners. Members promote daily Mass and frequent reception of the sacraments. Duties of auxiliary members include the daily recitation of the rosary and recitation of the prayers contained in the Legion's Tessara leaflet.
Youth ministry at St. Pius X takes the form of weekly gatherings usually including dinner, talks, and activities. This is the primary way that teenagers can be involved in the parish, so all are highly encouraged to take part. Life Teen is also the means for preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. All high school students of the parish are expected to prepare for this Sacrament.
Some activities that go on in Life Teen are canoe trips, movie nights, kickball tournaments, retreats, and the summer trip. Throughout the year, SPX Life Teen hosts a number of fundraisers, including the Haunted Carnival, Breakfast with Santa, (Car)Wash while you Pray, and concessions for CYO Sports.
The Booster Club serves the parish by administering the athletic programs and related needs of the students and their parents enrolled in the CYO sports program. All registered Catholic adults of the parish, as well as parents of students enrolled in St. Pius X School or CCD are considered members. Among its functions, the Booster Club promotes participation by all adults in its youth and adult athletic, social, and spiritual programs; develops plans for its established programs; and encourages parish youth to participate in the same. It is also charged with the evaluation of all athletic programs within the parish.
The Knights of Columbus is a growing and vibrant service oriented organization of Catholic men and their families, dedicated to promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Their programs and projects of service make a difference in communities and countries throughout the world.