“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”
~1 Thess 5:16-18
Our faith is deeply rooted in the celebration of the Sacraments, with the Eucharist as the source and summit of our spiritual life, nevertheless it is crucial and necessary that we also allow ourselves to grow through personal prayer. It is through our individual prayer lives that we engage in conversation with God concerning our gratitude for his many blessings as well as to ask for His bestowal of grace in our lives. Fortunately at St. Pius, we are blessed with abundant opportunities to receive the Sacraments and engage in prayer. Still, we continue to seek ways to further enrich the spiritual lives of our parishioners through prayer and liturgy.
We are constantly striving to facilitate greater stewardship of prayer and take important steps to assist parishioners in deepening their personal relationships with God. Immeasurable contributions from our staff and parish volunteers have allowed us to do so in areas such as availability of the Sacraments, maintaining a welcoming aesthetic, opportunities for individual spiritual renewal, and foundational programs such as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Vacation Bible School.
In addition to attending Sunday Mass and receiving the Eucharist, parishioners can enrich their relationship with God a number of other ways, including attending Daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the “Christ Renews His Parish” retreat program, the annual Lenten Lecture Series, weekly Bible Study, as well as the multitude of other adult education programs offered throughout the year. For more information on these and other opportunities for spiritual growth and formation, see the drop down menus titled “Prayer and Worship” and “Parish Ministries” found in the menu bar at the top of this page as well as the link at the right of this page entitled “Stewardship of Prayer Renewal.”