Organizations

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There's a place for everyone to be involved at St. Pius X

Commissions: With the advent of the second Vatican Council, much emphasis was placed on the role and involvement of all Catholics in the work of the Church. In order to provide more opportunities for parishioners to be involved in the activities within St. Pius X, the Pastoral Council has identified six commissions that address major areas of parish life.

Commissions Handbook (printable)
Application Form

Spiritual Enhancement

Prayer Chain:  Colleen Quirk: (541) 539-1333 or Ipo Ross iposnmarys@ccountry.com

Daily Rosary: Is recited in the Church at 8:05am prior to 8:30am daily Mass - see bulletin for Daily Mass Schedule.

Adoration: 1st Friday, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, starts after 8:30 am Mass in the Day chapel and ends at 5:00pm.

Vocation Prayer Crucifix Program : This program has been developed to promote fervent and devotional prayer for an increase in vocations to the diocesan priesthood and the consecrated religious life.  This program offers a method that encourages praying for religious and priestly vocations in the Catholic families/households of St. Pius X Catholic Church parishioners.
The Vocations committee has provided a free-standing crucifix for this program. Families/households from the parish will be invited to host the Vocation Crucifix in their home for a period of one week.  By accepting the crucifix, the family/household agrees to pray for religious and priestly vocations during that week.  After the week has expired, the Vocation Crucifix is passed to another parish family/household after one of the weekend Masses in the parish.  The importance of praying for vocations is thus kept alive and prominent before the parish community. There will be two handbooks provided with the Crucifix.  One handbook will contain daily devotions for prayer and reflection.  The second handbook contains suggested prayers that can be part of your daily activities after the Crucifix has been returned.  To participate in this program, please sign-up in the book located in the Vestibule of Church. 


Inter-Parochial Groups

Knights of Columbus

Meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 1910 Greensprings Drive.  The Knights also provide a breakfast after 9:00 am Mass on every 3rd Sunday of each month.  For more information, contact Dave Taylor (4th Degree) at (541) 273-0953, Mike Smith (3rd Degree) at mikesmith97@charter.net, or call the Knights of Columbus Hall at (541) 882-0082.

Knights of Columbus preparing a Sunday Breakfast

Food Pantry

St. Vincent de Paul Food distribution is on Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:15pm. Contact St. Vincent de Paul on their cell phone at (541) 281-5345.  If no one answers you may leave a message and one of the volunteers will return your call.

Ken loads Food Bank Boxes for St. Vincent De Paul's Food Pantry

Catholic Daughters of America

Meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month; location and time announced in the bulletin. For informatin please contact Deb Scaravilli (541) 884-6905.

Catholic Respect-Life Group

Meetings announced in the bulletin.  For more information, call Carolyn Taylor at (541) 273-0953.

Saint Vincent DePaul

Takes requests and comes to the aid of people in need in Klamath Falls . For assistance or more information, or if you would like to make a donation, call them at (541) 281-5345.  The first Sunday of each month is Food Pantry Sunday at St. Pius X, you may bring any food donations to church and leave it in the designated baskets.  Food donation baskets are in the Vestibule of Church at all times.  St. Vincent de Paul Society meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 5:00pm at St. Pius X Community Room.

Emmaus House

Prayer chapel located at 3734 Evergreen Drive. It is available for private prayer and/or group and private retreats. Please contact Carol Wilson at (541) 884-2356.

Hope Center - Pregnancy, Resource & Crisis Center

For help or information call (541) 883-4357.

Family Planning and the Creighton Model Fertility Care System

Would you like to learn a true system of family planning which values and respects a couple's combined fertility at any stage of their productive life?  Are you interested in strengthening your marriage and family?  Would you be interested in an easy to learn, reliable, inexpensive, medically safe, and morally acceptable way to achieve or avoid pregnancy?  Are you a woman who would like to monitor and maintain your gynecologic health?  For more information please call Jennifer Snoozy at (541) 892-6066 or email to HopeTeam@pregnancyhopecenter.com.


Lay Ministries

Lector

The lector proclaims the Word of God to the assembled faith community.  Men and women who accept the call to this ministry are presumed to be people of faith and lovers of Scripture, eager to serve the Christian community and willing to engage in ongoing formation and education.  The prophet Isaiah expresses this ministry well: “The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I may know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.” Isaiah 50: 4-5 Contact Father 541-884-4242.

Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist

Eucharistic Ministers have the privilege of administering Holy Communion, the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, to our brothers and sisters in the congregation. Through this humble service, God unites you to your fellow members of the Body of Christ and forms all of us in the body. Your love for Christ present in the Eucharist and in His people will make the Body and Blood you minister to others genuine signs of Christ's self-sacrifice and your own. The Sacred Species that you minister to others will be outward signs of love that flow from the heart of Christ and from your own heart.

All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine. Contact Father 541-884-4242.

The Ministry of Altar Server

Altar Servers are a very important part of the Liturgy as they assist the priest on the Altar during Saturday and Sunday Masses and Holy Days throughout the year. Boys and girls who have received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and are 4 th grade and older serve in this Ministry. Contact Tami Lucht 541-882-7593.

Ministry of Holy Communion for the Sick and Homebound

The faithful who are ill are deprived of their rightful and accustomed place in the Eucharistic community. In bringing communion to them the Minister of Communion represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community toward those who cannot be present at the Eucharist. For the sick the reception of communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are ill or temporarily/permanently homebound. Contact Tami Lucht 541-882-7593.

Choir

The mission of St. Pius X Catholic Church choirs is to enrich, inspire, motivate, and engage the community in hymns and sacred songs in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations.

Sunday Choir: For 9:00am Mass holds practice Sunday morning at 8:00am. Adults and teens are invited. Saturday Choir: For 5:00pm Mass holds practice

Saturday at 4:00pm. Adults and teens are invited.

Instrumentalists are encouraged to participate. Contact Deb Scaravilli at (541) 884- 6905.

Adult Choir

Ushers and Greeters

Ushers and Greeters are called to be Ministers of Hospitality. They are the first point of contact for the communal celebration of the Liturgy and are entrusted with promoting a sense of welcoming and belonging to all the faithful assembled for worship. They assist members with impediments, take up the collection and tally attendance. Ushers stay aware the entire mass for anyone in need of assistance.


Social Organizations

Men's Club

Is open to all men of the parish.  They meet every 1st Sunday of the month after the Men's Club parish breakfast. The Men's Club serves breakfast every 1st Sunday of each month after 9:00 Mass, except during the summer.  For more information, contact Ed Bickett at (541) 882-6170.

Golden Girls

Meet every Tuesday morning after 8:30am Mass for fellowship and small community projects. For information, contact the office at (541) 884-4242.

Altar Society

Meet the second Monday of each month at 5:00pm. Altar Society cares for the Sanctuary of the Church, provides funeral luncheons for families, sponsors the annual White Elephant rummage sale and the Christmas Bazaar. They also maintain the only Catholic Religious Goods Shop in Klamath County. For information, contact Robin Ferreira at (541) 882-7824.

Coffee Hour

Several ministries of the parish host coffee hour throughout the year to promote fellowship. This is supported with donations.
Sunday morning after mass - 10:00 am.

Circle of Sisters Book Club

This group chooses 3-4 books per year and gathers two times per book for discussion. For information please contact Deb Scaravilli at 541-884-6905.

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