Providing Service In God’s Name

Our Daily Bread
Casseroles are to be delivered on the First Wednesday of each month before 9:00 AM to 604 Windwood Rd, which is off the 6400 block of York Road, across from St. Pius Church at the Crown Service Station. Any questions?? Call Carol Wallace at 410-377-4084.
Click here for the casserole recipe.

Pastoral Care
Members of the Pastoral Care Ministry offer support to those who are physically sick, emotionally broken, or spiritually troubled. The Pastoral Care ministers visit those confined to hospitals, nursing homes, or their own home. They also bring the Eucharist to shut-ins. What does it take to be a Pastoral Care Minister? Being a good listener, being compassionate and empathetic are very important characteristics of those interested in this ministry. Specific guidelines are presented in a course for Pastoral Visitors, which is offered through St. Joseph’s Hospital once each year. What kind of time commitment is required? In addition to eight-session training course, we ask that these ministers devote 2 to 3 hours per week to visits. Meetings of Pastoral Care Ministers are also held periodically, to offer support and ongoing education. One should commit to at least one year of service, with two years being ideal. Contact Pinky Howard at (410) 427-7518.

Prayer Requests
The purpose of this ministry is to provide prayerful, spiritual support for those in need of prayers, through our parishioners. Located in the Church is a book for prayer intentions.  These names are lifted up in prayer by the entire parish community.

Social Action Ministry
We, the Social Action Ministry of St. Pius X Church, dedicate ourselves to answering the Lord’s call to justice and peace. Guided by Catholic Social Teaching, we challenge one another to proclaim Christ’s gospel message through charity, service, education, activism, and prayer.  Click here to read our handbook. Our 2013/14 calendar can be viewed here. Contact Mary Toler for more information.

Single/Single Again Ministry
This ministry is for those who have never been married or lost a spouse through death or divorce.  Social and educational activities are planned for this group.  Please contact Pinky Howard at (410) 427-7518 for more information.

SPXcite!
A summer learning and service program for elementary school students.

SPXtreme!
Summer service program for middle school students.

Grateful Hearts
Parishioner-initiated and supported fund to assist our parishioners in need.

Christmas Sharing Tree and Easter Sharing Tree

Parish Office Assistance
Dozens of volunteers help with counting weekly collections, staffing the reception desk, helping out with bulk mailings, filing, and making telephone calls. Call the Parish Office at 410-427-7500 to learn more about each volunteer opportunity.

Social Affairs
By bringing the parish together in a spirit of fellowship, we hope to strengthen the bonds that make St. Pius X such a vibrant community. Not insignificantly, the social affairs planned and executed by hundreds of volunteers also contribute to the fundraising activities of the parish. The various social affairs planned by St. Pius X, from the Spaghetti Dinner to the Carnival to dances and crab feasts plus others are celebrated each year and require the dedicated involvement of scores of volunteers. Each event has a different staffing need, but each chairperson is always happy to have an extra pair of hands! To get involved watch the bulletin for announcements of upcoming events, or call the Parish Office.