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The Pastor's Desk

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time: On this 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time we will celebrate the feast of our parish patroon Pope St. Pius X at the 12 Noon Mass and officially welcome our newest parishioners, those who have formally joined our parish within the last twelve months.  We are grateful to parishioners John and Lynne Porto who created a special keepsake for the occasion, a handcrafted replica of the Pectoral cross of Pope St. Pius X and special prayer of welcome for new parishioners. 
This event also marks the conclusion of our 60th Anniversary celebrations and I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Anniversary Committee for their work over the past year in planning and organizing the various events:  the 50/60's themed Anniversary Dinner Dance in March (Beatles Forever!!), the Original Parishioners Luncheon in April, the Parish Picnic in June and the international themed Pot Luck luncheon which will follow the 12 Noon Mass on Sunday,  We are truly blessed to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic faith community at St. Pius!
Also, at the luncheon it will serve as our opportunity to say "thank you" and "God bless you" to Fr. Erik Lenhart who begins his new ministry at Capuchin Youth and Family Ministry this same Sunday night,  But, of course, not before we reprise a hit song from "X-A Pius Musical" and a special premier sample of Fr. Erik's next work!!
We also take the opportunity to welcome Fr. Scott Surrency to St. Pius and with him many years of fruitful ministry here.  I have asked Fr. Scott to offer a few words of introduction to St. Pius parishioners

Peace and every blessing!

Fr. JohnFr. John