Stewardship & Ministries

WORSHIP/PRAYER MINISTRIES

 

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at weekend and weekday liturgies. They may also take Communion to the sick/homebound. Must be an adult, confirmed Catholic and in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church. Must participate in a training session and requires new commissioning each year. 

Contact Person: Mark Hoggard       583-0291 ext.13       mhoggard@piusxparish.org

Choir, Cantors and Music Ministers: 
They prepare and practice musical aspects of our liturgies, and lead the assembly in liturgical singing. Practice is about 2 hours a week, weekend Masses as scheduled.     

Instrumentalist: The liturgy is enhanced by the playing of strings, brass, and drums. Skill level must be adequate to learn music as required.  A 30-minute rehearsal is held for the following week after the 8 AM and 10:30 AM masses. Currently have violins, flute, cello, clarinet, trumpets, and saxophone.  All instrumentalists need to arrive at mass 20-30 minutes early to tune and warm up.

Contact the Music Director:     Kim Boyd           839-3384       kbsing08@cox.net

Lector

Proclaim scriptural passages to congregation as part of the Liturgy of the Word (once or twice a month). Must participate in a training session and requires new commissioning each year. Click here to see the Lector's Guidelines.

Contact Person:  Barbara Morrison             478-6866          airdale00@msn.com

Altar Server

Assist the priest and deacon at Mass. Training sessions provided. They may be male or female, third graders and older (including adults). Click here to see the Altar Server Guide, click here to see the Lead Server Guide.

Contact Person: Yaylin Aponte      583-0291 ext.18            youth@piusxparish.org

Usher & Greeters

Men and women who welcome us to Mass, and help facilitate our participation throughout the Mass. They also help with offertory collection, and assist in any emergency situation that may arise.

Contact Person:  Tom Flanagan            434-3364        tflanagan1951@yahoo.com 

Sacristan and Altar Guild

Ensure that the altar is ready for the celebration of Eucharist to include the preparation of vessels, sacramentary, lectionary, and Lector’s book. Additionally, the sacristan and assistants launder altar cloth, purificators, have priest’s vestments dry cleaned and overseas the order of the sacristy.

Contact Person:  Tim Roco                 853-8827                  lizerock@aol.com

The Liturgy Committee

Prepares and evaluates our parish liturgies, especially during major seasons, and monitors adherence to rubrics and liturgical principals. Meets quarterly.

Contact Person:  Mark Hoggard         583-0291 ext.13   mhoggard@piusxparish.org

Cleaning Angels

Men and women who clean and decorate our church space. Usually on Saturday and Monday mornings.

Contact Person:  Leilani Remias             583-9667            leilaniremias@cox.net

Legion of Mary

A group whose members have a devotion to Mary and who meet for prayer and mutual support.

Contact Person:   Lydia Smith                       390-7198              lydgero@yahoo.com

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Group devoted to regular prayer with the Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Meets weekly for an hour prayer on Wednesday evenings.

Contact Person:   Jolly Aldea                531-7283

Plant Care-Church

Water and maintain all living plants inside the Church.

Contact Person:  Janet Murphy            583-0291ext.19    jmurphy@piusxparish.org

The Rosary Group

Tuesday-Friday at 8 am, 1st Saturday after Mass, and Sunday at 10 am.

Contact Person: Alice Roco                   853-8827               lizerock@aol.com

Time Apart

Scripture Study / Book club. Topics vary.
Meets on Thursday at 6:30 PM – 8 PM in the Teachers' Lounge

Contact Person:   Dorothy Pittard            470-7067       dorothyepittard@gmail.com

El Shaddai

El Shaddai DWXI Prayer partners Fellowship International is one of the largest Catholic charismatic movements in the world. A group meets here at St. Pius X for prayer, study, and felowship in Memorial Hall on Saturdays from 2:30-4:30 pm.

Contact Person:   Tess Eugenio             295-6032             

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Presiders and assistants lead children ages 4-8 in their own Liturgy of the Word during the first part of the Mass. Lesson plans are provided. VIRTUS trained is required. Lead one liturgy per month, weekend Masses as scheduled.

Contact Person:  Mark Hoggard         583-0291 ext.13   mhoggard@piusxparish.org

 

PASTORAL CARE/JUSTICE & PEACE MINISTRIES

 

Food Pantry

Help sort and shelve food donations from Sunday Mass, and keep pantry in order. Prepare bags of food for pick-up by the needy. If able to help two hours on any day, Mondays through Thursday from 9:00 AM – 3 PM, and Friday 9AM-12:30PM.

Contact Person:   Rosalind Spiegel           319-4139         reha_spiegel@yahoo.com

Funeral Mass Ministry

Help with the funeral Mass upon the death of a person, for around 2 hours.

Contact Person:  Mark Hoggard       583-0291 ext.13     mhoggard@piusxparish.org

Funeral Reception Ministers

Provide food and/or serve during receptions following funeral services of a parishioner. Includes food preparation, set up, and clean up of the Parish Hall.

Contact Person:  Mark Hoggard       583-0291 ext.13     mhoggard@piusxparish.org

Giving Tree

Bring Christmas joy to families and adults in need of assistance. Collect and prepare gifts. Work with this ministry the weeks preceding Christmas.

Contact Person:   Janet Murphy            583-0291         jmurphy@piusxparish.org

Holiday Food Baskets

Participate in organizing the collection and assembly of Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for families in need.

Contact Person: Rosalind Spiegel             319-4139         reha_spiegel@yahoo.com

Homebound & Hospital Visitors

Visit and take Communion to those who cannot gather with us on Sunday due to illness. Commitment of about 2 hours each week.

Contact Person: Mark Hoggard       583-0291 ext.13      mhoggard@piusxparish.org

St. Pius X Migrant Ministry

This ministry provides support to migrant farm workers on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Activities include collection and coordination of donations (mainly clothing and food)  for migrant workers, and simple gifts for workers who remain year round. Those who wish may also participate in brief mission trips to the Eastern Shore to deliver items and get to know the workers and their needs. 
Mainly during the Spring and Summer months, as needed.

Contact Person:  Jeanne Johnson               652-5775          mcdonnell3@aol.com

Ministiries to the Homeless: NEST (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team)

It is a seasonal ministry. Once a year, St. Pius X hosts a "traveling shelter" for a week. We provide a hot meal and a safe place to socialize and sleep for homeless guests. There are a variety of ways to help, from greeting guests as they arrive, to preparing and serving meals, to monitoring the doors overnight.

Contact Person:  Dave Listol               583-0291            ldrdave01@gmail.com

Pastoral Care Committee

Oversees the various ministries which prov ide direct support to those in need. It meets once a month.

Contact Person:  Shirley Flanagan          434-2419              ivansco@yahoo.com

Soup and Sandwich Preparation

Prepare soup and sandwiches for the homeless in support of the Catholic Worker.  Soup and sandwiches are made each Wednesday afternoon.  The meal is taken downtown early Thursday morning.  Volunteers are welcome to assist in any one or all of these areas. Teams work on a rotating schedule. Food preparers are required to have a food handler’s card.

Contact Person:   Alice Roco                853-8827                 lizerock@aol.com

 

COMMUNITY LIFE

 

Adopt A Garden

Individuals or entire families choose their favorite church garden space to keep cleaned weeded, mulched and pruned. 2 hours a week during warm months; as needed other times.

Contact Person:  Janet Murphy            583-0291 xt.19   jmurphy@piusxparish.org

Building and Grounds Maintenance

Help by using your skills in carpentry and painting, etc. to do minor repairs for small maintenance projects in parish buildings and/or to help maintain parish grounds and participate in beautification projects as needed.

Contact Person:  Janet Murphy            583-0291 xt.19   jmurphy@piusxparish.org

Fil-Am Society of St. Pius X

Provides opportunities for fellowship and worship within our Filipino-American community. Meetings are on the 4th or last Sunday of every month from 12:30-4:00 PM.

Contact Person:   Alice Roco                        853-8827          lizerock@aol.com

Finance Council

Members are appointed by the Pastor, and advise him on parish financial matters. They assist in preparing and monitoring the budget.

Contact Person: Parish office      583-0291         church@piusxparish.org

Funsters

A fun gathering of parish adults for activities and/or speakers with refreshments provided. This group meets monthly on the 3rd or 4th Friday for about an hour in either Memorial Hall or occasionally at the convent. Sr. Regina prepares everything needed for participants to join the fun! All are welcome.

Contact Person:  Sister Regina Stupak, IHM   769-7009   reginastupakihm@gmail.com

Movie Night

Plans, promotes, and holds monthly movie night for the parish. Usually, first Saturday of each month after the 5 pm Mass.

Contact Person:  Mark Hoggard         583-0291 ex.t13   mhoggard@piusxparish.org

Offertory Counters

Count Sunday collection offering and prepare bank deposits. Approximately three (3) hours, every 5th Sunday as scheduled.

Contact Person:  Janet Murphy            583-0291 xt.19   jmurphy@piusxparish.org

Office Helpers

Assist in the parish office as needed to do a variety of tasks such as stuff bulletins, prepare mailings, run off copies, answer the telephone and greet people.

Contact Person:  Janet Murphy           583-0291xt.19     jmurphy@piusxparish.org

Parish Library

Catalogue new materials, maintain and re-shelve collection of religious books, periodicals, etc. available to all parishioners. As needed, a few hours each month.

Contact Person:  Mark Hoggard           583-0291xt.13     mhoggard@piusxparish.org

Parish Picnic Committee

Prepare food and serve for this event held in the fall of the year.  Help with setup and cleanup as needed.

Contact Persons: Tom Spratt                  777-5349                   tjs149@aol.com

St. Pius X Men’s Club

Join with other men of the parish whose purpose is to serve their parish through service projects for the parish and school as well as provide community social opportunties.  The group also supports ongoing spiritual development.

Contact Person:   Peter Laurin              479-9450                  laurin1@cox.net

St. Pius X Women’s Club

Provides opportunities for women of the parish to meet for fellowship and to undertake projects to improve parish life.  Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM in Memorial Hall

Contact Person:   Kathy Bennett                270-9016            yakidskb@aol.com

Sunday Hospitality

Prepare coffee and serve donuts in the Parish Hall on Sunday mornings after the 8AM Mass.

Contact Person: Tom Spratt                      777-5349               tjs149@aol.com

The Pastoral Advisory Board

Assists and advises the pastor in fulfilling the parish mission. Advisory Board members are appointed by the pastor. It meets about once a month.

Contact Person: Tom Spratt                      777-5349               tjs149@aol.com

 

CHRISTIAN FORMATION

 

Catechist

Teachers that share the light of faith with others. Catechists are always needed for children, youth, and adults. Must be VIRTUS trained and attend diocesan catechist training.

Catechist Assistant

Help catechists with sessions and activities. Must be VIRTUS trained. Assist one hour session about 3 times a month (Fall through Spring), assist with whole community gatherings once a month, preparation during week.

Hall Monitors

Help maintain a safe environment during catechetical gatherings. Must be VIRTUS trained. Two hours on Sunday about once a month.

Meal Preparation and Service

Prepare & serve simple meals and snacks for whole community faith formation gatherings. Whole Community gatherings are on Sundays about once a month.

Sacramental Preparation for Children

Assists parents preparing for their child's baptism, and families preparing for a child's First Eucharits and First Reconciliation. Must be VIRTUS trained. About one hour each week. This ministry is seasonal.

Sacramental Sponsors

Serve as mentors for those adults and youth preparing for Batism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Must be VIRTUS trained. Ideally, meet with candidate at least once a week.

The Christian Initiation Team

Coordinates the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for adults and children who are 7 or older. Time: Extended catechisis every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm, and Dismissal catechesis during designated Masses.

Vacation Bible School Teams

Can serve in a variety of roles in support of our annual summer VBS. Must be VIRTUS trained. Positions needed: Catechists, Game leaders, Food preparation, Set-up and Clean-up, and Hall Monitors. VBS is held once a year in the summer for a week. Ideally helpers can commit to each day (5 days, about 3 hours a day), so there is consistency for the participants. 

Contact Person For All: Mark Hoggard    583-0291xt.13    mhoggard@piusxparish.org

Youth Ministry

Works under the direction of the Youth Minister to provide social and spiritual ministry for youth (Grades 6-12). Activities include Sunday sessions, retreats, prayer, small groups, music, and community service. Must be VIRTUS trained. Activities are scheduled throughout the year. Assist as your schedule allows.

Mrs. Yaylin Aponte,                 583-0291-Ext. 18            youth@piusxparish.org

 

ST PIUS X SCHOOL

Web site:  stpiusxschoolva.org   Email: school@piusxparish.org

School Board
An advisory committee for the Pastor and School Principal in matters of the school.  This is an appointed position.

Contact the School Office  588-6171

 

Home & School Association
Run various fundraisers throughout the year to fund school activities. H&S hosts and funds assemblies for students and their families and helps purchase equipment for the school.

Contact the School Office          588-6171

St. Pius X Athletic Association
Help to teach children good sportsmanship and teamwork.  Volunteers are needed with the concession set-up and clean-up, crowd control, and time clock at the home basketball games.  A Booster Chairperson, coaches, and assistants for basketball and soccer are also needed.

Contact Person: Danielle Kidwell  642-1325                danielle.kidwell@gmail.com

 

School Volunteer
Share you gifts and talents for the benefit of our students.  Call our Volunteer Coordinator for jobs in your area of interest. (e.g. library, clerical, cafeteria helper/aid, clinic helper, computer room, etc).

Please call School Office            588-6171

School Motto “Restore All Things in Christ”

 

EXTENDED MINISTRIES

 

Oasis
A 12-step program for those dealing with alcohol abuse.  Meetings are Mondays and Fridays in Memorial Hall at 8:30 PM.

Contact Person:    Jim Toner                  587-3820

 

Polish Apostolate
Polish Mass is held the second Sunday of the month during the school year at 2:00 PM.  A social meet in Memorial Hall follows the Mass.

Contact Person:  Witold Kepka                463-0605          kepka@verizon.net

 

Boy/Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts
Participate in a very active scouting program in our parish.  Not only is it open to those girls and boys wishing to share in the Scouting movement, but also to those adults willing to help on the Scouting Committee.

Contact Person:  Kathy Bennett (Girls)             270-9016           yakidskb@aol.com

Contact Person:  Bill Kelly (Cub & Boy Scouts)    587-3820   lbkelly007@hotmail.com

 

Knights of Columbus (Norfolk Council # 367)
Calling all Catholic men 18 years or older.  Come join in an organization that is devoted to the Catholic Church, the Pope, Bishops and Priests.  The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal, Catholic, family, non-profit organization based upon the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.  We are one of the prime sponsors of the Special Olympics.  Membership in our Council is from many of the Catholic Churches in Norfolk.   Meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 PM at our council home located at 5201 Kennebeck Ave.  Check our website at www.kofc367.org.

Contact Person:  Daniel T. Doyle             348-0884             

 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Join the largest national organization for Catholic women whose purpose is to participate in religious, charitable and educational Apostolate of the Church.  Meets third Sunday of each month (September through May) at noon in Memorial Hall and goes to a local restaurant for a Christmas celebration in December.

Contact Person:  Dayanne Elings               855-5254