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  • St. Pius X Church

    Rev. Raymond N. Suriani Pastor Emeritus

    Alcino G. Almeida, Trustee Adele Laudone, Trustee

    Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM

    Sunday Masses: 7:00, 8:30, 10:30 AM Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday 7:00 AM,

    Saturday 8:00 AM

    Holy Days: Please consult the bulletin

    Mr. Richard Stockman Director of Music Ministry

    Telephone 401-596-2535 Email: rich_stockman@yahoo.com

    Rev. Michael J. Najim, Pastor Rev. Mr. Francis J. Valliere, Deacon Assistant

    DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION AND EVANGELIZATION RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDREN

    Christine Magowan, Notary - 401-596-2535 Ext.105 Email:

    chrismagowan@verizon.net

    RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS Deacon Francis and Mrs. Donna Valliere - 401-596-2232

    Email: fjvalliere@cox.net

    ST. PIUS X REGIONAL ACADEMY 32 Elm Street, Westerly

    Telephone: 401-596-5735 www.westerlystpiusxschool.org

    Mrs. Janet C. Rufful, Principal

    Email: jrufful@stpiusxonline.org

    Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confessions on Saturdays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. At other times by appointment with the Pastor. Sacrament of Baptism: Baptisms are held on the third Sunday of each month. Please call the rectory in advance for details. Pastoral Care of the Sick: The Pastor regularly visits the sick and shut-ins in their homes and in the hospital to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and to bring them Holy Communion. New Parishioners: Welcome! Please register with the parish by calling the rectory office. Sacrament of Marriage: Couples planning to marry should contact the Pastor at least one year before the wedding.

    RECTORY 44 Elm Street

    Westerly, Rhode Island 02891

    Mrs. Debra M. Carey Parish Secretary/Notary

    Telephone 401-596-2535 Fax 401-596-9930

    Email: stpiusx@cox.net www.saintpiuswesterly.org

    OFFICE HOURS Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 12 Noon 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    CLOSED - FRIDAY

  • St. Pius X Church

    Mon - February 12 7:00 am Mass Linda Moore

    Tues - February 13 7:00 am Mass Theresa DiPaola

    Wed - February 14 7:00 am Mass Gene Benton & ASH WEDNESDAY Elaine Broderick

    Wed - February 14 9:30 am Mass School Mass ASH WEDNESDAY

    Wed - February 14 6:00 pm Mass Rev. Joseph A. Besse ASH WEDNESDAY 4th Pastor of St. Pius X Church

    Thurs - February 15 7:00 am Mass Julia Moroso

    Fri - February 16 7:00 am Mass Daniel Whitman

    Sat - February 17 8:00 am Mass David L. DeAngelis Sr. Blessed Virgin Mary, The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order 3rd Anniversary Remembrance

    THURSDAYEVENINGS CHILDRENOFTHEKINGYOUTHGROUPPrayer&share

    groupforteensenteringhighschooluptogradua ngsenior7:00pm8:30pm

    WEDNESDAYEVENINGS

    KNIGHTSOFCOLUMBUS.LastWednesdayoftheMonth,at7:00pmintheChurchtopraytheRosary.Allarewelcome!MembershipintheKnightsofColumbusisopentomen18yearsofageorolderwhoareprac cal(thatis,prac cing)CatholicsinunionwiththeHolySee.Checkoutthisspecialwebsitetolearnmore:www.kofc.org/un/en/membership/joinoremailkofccouncil21@gmail.com

    MORNINGPRAYER Monday,WednesdaythruSaturdaya ermorningMass.

    MONDAYEVENINGS CCDCLASSES(grades18)6:007:15pmduringtheschool

    year.ClassesareheldattheschoolMondayEvenings. NOVENATOST.JUDEMondayevenings7pm.

    RCIACLASSMondayeveningsat7:30pm.Forma onandinstruc onheldinthemee ngroomintheupperchurch,underthedirec onofDeaconFrancis&DonnaValliere5962232email: valliere@cox.net

    TUESDAY ADORATIONOFTHEBLESSEDSACRAMENTA er7:00ammassendingwithBenedic onat6:00pm.

    TUESDAYEVENINGS CHARISMATICPRAYERMEETINGFirstTuesdayofeach

    month7:008:30pminthechurch.Nextmee ng:03/03/2018. RESPECTLIFECOMMITTEEThirdTuesofeachmonth;6:05pmImmediatelyfollowingBenediction.IntheRectory(exceptJuly&August).Nextmeetingdate:02/20/2018.Newmembersalwayswelcome! BOCCEBALLMayAugustevenings6:00pmattheSchool

    FRIDAY OURLADYSVISITORSPRAYERGROUP9:00aminthemee ng

    room.Thisprayergroupisforallwhoseektoprac cethevirtuesofjoyandhumilityinimita onforOurBlessedMotherMaryandtheVisita on.Wewillalsobegoingoutinapostleshiptothesickandshutinsbringingthemessageoflove,hopeandGodsmercythroughprayer,leadingrosaryprayersinthenursinghomesaswellasassis ngduringMassatlocalnursinghomesandassistedlivinghomes.

    PRAYERGROUPFORTHESICK3:00pm3:30pmbeforetheBlessedSacramentinpar cularforthosesufferingwithcancerandseriousillness.

    SATURDAY ROSARYFORLIFE7:30am(before8:00amMass)everyFirst

    Saturday.NextRosaryForLifeis:03/03/2018.

    Sat - February 17 5:00 pm Mass John Cuda FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

    Sun - February 18 7:00 am Mass People of the Parish FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Sun - February 18 8:30 am Mass Emma Biron FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

    Sun - February 18 10:30 am Mass Gennaro & Anna Groccia FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

    WEEKDAY WEEKEND

    PARISH STEWARDSHIP Thank you and God bless you for your continued generosity.

    February 4, 2018.$will report next weekend Weekly Contributions

    SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND Parish Maintenance and Improvement

    Findusat:www.saintpiuswesterly.orgstpiusx@cox.net@stpiusxri

    FollowusonTWITTERandINSTAGRAMLikeusonFACEBOOK

    Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those

    in my own home and within my family. Amen.

    Westerly, Rhode Island

    The Sanctuary Lamp will burn February 12 - February 18 for the following intention:

    In Memory of

    Irena Eiva

    The Divine Mercy Candle will burn February 13 - February 18 for the following intention:

    For Anyone Suffering From A Serious Illness

  • Fr. Michael J. Najim February 11, 2018

    The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Najims Notes

    St. Pius X Regional Academy 32 Elm Street * Westerly, RI 02891

    A personalized, specialized and spiritualized 21st Century Education. _________________________________________

    We make Catholic Education Affordable! St. Pius X Regional Academy

    Pre-K through grade 8 Strong Catholic Identity and Pastoral Leadership

    1 to 12 teacher student ratio Spanish Pre-K through grade 8

    Highly qualified reading, math, and resource teachers Extended daycare before and after school

    After school enrichment clubs

    $4950.00 Pre-K $5700.00 K-8 Tuition assistance available! Call us at 596-5735.

    www.westerystpiusxschool.org

    DearFriends,

    ThisWednesdaywebegintheholyseasonofLent.Thisseasonofgraceaffordsustheopportunitytogrowinourrela onshipwithChristthroughthedisciplinesofprayer,fas ng,andalmsgiving.Idliketofocusthiscolumnonthedisciplineoffas ng.

    Unfortunately,manypeopledonotunderstandthebenefitsoffas ng;therefore,theydonotembarkupontherewardingjourneyoffas ng.However,therearesomeeveninthesecularculturewhohavebecomeproponentsoffas ng,albeito en mesforthewrongreasons(e.g.losingweight;bodycleansing;etc).True,therearedefinitelyphysicalbenefitstofas ng;however,forourLentenpurposes,wearemeanttofastinordertoexperiencethespiritualbenefits.

    Thespiritualbenefitsoffas ngaremany:

    Welearntodelayourdesireforinstantgra fica on,thereforegrowinginselfmastery.Thisselfmasteryleadstohavingmorecontroloverourappe tesandemo ons.

    Weexperienceclarityofthoughtwhichhelpsustohavemorefocuswhenwepray,andeventohavemorefocusinourdailylives.

    Webecomemorea unedtoourspiritualdesires. Byexperiencingphysicalhunger,webecomemoreawareofour

    hungerfortheLord. Weexperienceadeepersolidaritywiththepoorwhoo engo

    withoutfoodandthemanyothercomfortsthatweenjoyeachday.

    Wecanofferupoursacrificeoffas ngforpar cularinten ons.

    Mysugges onforyourLentenfastistochoosesomethingthatwilltrulybeasacrificeforyou.Youcanchoosetogowithoutapar cularfoodthatyouregularlyeat.Youcanchoosetogiveupdrinkingalcoholorcoffee.Youcanevenchoosetofastfromsocialmediaorfromsomeformoftechnologythatyouuseonadailybasis.Also,Iwouldencourageyoutoactuallyfastfromfoodonpar culardaysduringLent.Forexample,youmighttrytoeatjustbreadandwaterontheFridaysofLent.Obviously,youwanttobesureyourhealthisgoodenoughtofastfromfood.

    LetsprayforoneanotherthattheLentenseasonwillbea meofgreatgracenotonlyforourselvesbutforouren reparishfamily.

    Miscellaneous: Recently,14Catholicsenatorsvotedagainstbanninglate

    termabor ons.Thisistrulytragicandscandalous.Thesearethesamesenatorswhoarguethatwemustcareforthevulnerableinourcountry(whichwemust!),andyettheyfailtodefendthemostvulnerable:innocentchildreninthewomb.Itsickensme.

    Well,IhavetogivecredittotheEaglesforagreatvictory.ItwouldhavebeenniceifthePatriotsdefenseactuallyshowedup.That,inmymind,wouldliterallyhavebeenagamechanger.

    TomBradygetshisthirdMVPat40yearsold.Thatsveryimpressive.

    KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST February 11

    Scrambled Eggs, Omelet du jour,

    Pancakes (plain, blueberry, choc. chip, other), Breakfast Potatoes, Sausage, Bacon;

    Serving between 7:30 am - 10:30 am at the Westerly Senior Center 39 State Street.

    Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Children $3.00,

    Family Discounts available. (Seconds are on us!) Takeout Availabl

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