Stewardship & Ministries

*If you are interested in any of the following ministries, please contact the Parish Office at (757)583-0291 or at church@piusxparish.org.*

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at weekend and weekday liturgies. 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:
Sister Anne Marie, IHM   583-0291    samstegmaier@piusxparish.org

Lector
Proclaim scriptural passages to congregation as part of the Liturgy of the Word. Must participate in a training session and requires new commissioning each year.
Contact Person:  Deacon Bob Wash    757-630-5116     rwash@piusxparish.org

Altar Server
Assist in the celebration of Sunday and Holy Day liturgies. Training sessions provided. Fifth graders and older are encouraged to participate.
Contact Person: Sister Anne Marie, IHM   583-0291    samstegmaier@piusxparish.org

Usher
Greet people coming to Mass, assist in seating, help with offertory collection, and ensure a smooth flow to and from Eucharistic stations, and assist in any emergency situation that may arise.
Contact Person:  Peter Laurin     757-372-2749      laurin1@cox.net

Sacristan / 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:  Leadership needed:  Contact Parish Office   583-0291

Liturgical / Seasonal Decorations
Use your decorating skills to assist with enhancing the liturgy. Help to reflect the church seasons through visual display.
Contact Person:  Janet Murphy    jmurphy@piusxparish.org

Cleaning Angels
Dusting, polishing and general cleaning of the sanctuary space. Come as part of a team or as a family to keep the worship center as sparkling as Easter and Christmas every day.
Contact Person:  Leilani Remias    757-583-9667    leilaniremias@cox.net

PARISH SERVICES

Volunteer Coordinator Team
Work with parish organizations/ministries and Volunteer Coordinator to establish a pool of volunteers to assist in all activities of our active parish.
Contact:   Lerma Remias    635-5977    lvremias@aol.com

Hospitality Committee
Prepare coffee and serve donuts in the Parish Hall on Sunday mornings after the 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Masses.
Contact Person:
Kathy Bennett (8:00 a.m.)   757-270-9016    yakidskb@aol.com

Offertory Counters
Count collection contributions and prepare bank deposits for approximately three (3) hours, every 5th Sunday.
Contact Person:  Bill James    757-588-0424

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:  Parish Office    583-0291

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:  Parish Office   583-0291

Parish Library
Catalog new materials, maintain collection, etc.  This lending library of religious books, periodicals and tapes is available for all parishioners.
Contact Person:  Parish Office    583-0291

Plant Care
Water and maintain all living plants inside the Church.
Contact Person:  Parish Office    583-0291

Adopt-a-Garden
Choose your favorite garden space to keep cleaned, mulched and pruned. Families welcomed. This is a good way to provide service to your church while teaching your children the meaning of stewardship.
Contact Person:  Parish Office    583-0291

Summer Helpers
Be part of this group by helping take care of projects around the church and school during summer break.
Contact Person:   Parish Office    583-0291

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES
(Sister Anne Marie, IHM    583-0291   samstegmaier@piusxparish.org)

Hospital Visiting
Must be trained Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Visit and take the Eucharist to parishioners who are hospitalized. This is an ongoing commitment. You may be called upon to make a visit approximately once every two (2) weeks.

Homebound Visiting
Must be trained Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Visit and take the Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound. This is an ongoing commitment. You will be paired with a homebound parishioner and will make arrangements with them concerning the frequency of regular visits.

Bereavement Ministry
Represent the parish in offering spiritual support to the family at the death of a loved one. Visit the family in their home.
Contact Person:   Pat Reynolds     757-855-7781

Bereavement Reception Ministry
Provide food and/or serve during receptions following funeral services.  Includes food preparation, set up, and clean up of the Parish Hall.
Contact Person:  Kathy Bennett     757-270-9016     yakidskb@aol.com

Bereavement Support Ministry
This group meets 3X yearly to remember our deceased loved ones in prayer, story and discussion. We meet at St. Pius Convent; check the parish bulletin for our timely announcement. Open to all.
Contact Person: Sister Regina Stupak, IHM  769-7009  reginastupakihm@gmail.com

“Let us therefore draw near with confidence
 to the throne of grace,
 that we may receive mercy
 and may find grace
 to help in time of need”
 (Hebrews 4:16)

SOCIAL MINISTRIES

Ministry to the Homeless (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team)

Participate in the St. Pius X NEST program when we open our doors to the homeless as a shelter for one week during the winter months. Organizers needed to work with a team prior to and during the shelter week to plan and communicate information to the volunteers of the parish.
Contact Person:  Dave Listol    757-583-0291    ldrdave01@gmail.com

“What return shall I make to the Lord for all his goodness to me?”(Psalm 116:2)

Food Pantry
Help organize and maintain St. Pius’s Food Pantry: sort weekly food collections from Sunday Liturgy and pack bags of food for pick up in the Parish Office. Work Mondays from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.
Contact Person:   Janie Smith     Parish Office     583-0291

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:   Janet Murphy    583-0291     jmurphy@piusxparish.org

St. Pius X Migrant Ministry
This ministry provides SPX Community and Youth Ministry opportunities for short mission trips to aid migrants workers on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Activities include collection and coordination of donations of needed items for migrant workers and providing Christmas presents and stockings to support the families in need year round. We also provide prayer and encouragement for the migrant workers and their families. This ministry partners with St. Peter the Apostle Church, Sacred Heart, Blessed Sacrament, and St. Therese as well as other churches and ministries.
Contact Person:  Jeanne Johnson    757-652-5775     mcdonnell3@aol.com

“As each has received a gift, employ it for one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”(1 Peter 4:10)

PARISH LIFE ORGANIZATIONS

The New Evangelization Team
The purpose of the parish evangelization team is primarily to function as a catalyst to help the whole parish, and all its ministries, to evangelize. Since evangelization is the mission of the entire Church and all its members, the Evangeliczation Team examines various ministries of the parish, how they can serve the mission of the evangelization and proposes new ministries that would serve the goals of evangelization.
Contact Person:  Debbie Morris    757-583-0291   debbiem123@cox.net

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.  We also support ongoing spiritual development.
Contact Person:   Greg Hoover    284-1119    vmotortech@outlook.com

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     757-270-9016     yakidskb@aol.com

Fil-Am Society of St. Pius X
Provides opportunities for fellowship and worship within our Filipino-American community. Meetings are on the fourth Sunday of every month from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
Contact Person:   Alice Roco (Sunday)   757-853-8827    lizerock@aol.com

Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
Social and Spiritual Ministry is for singles and couples in their late teens and 20’s.  Strives to meet throughout the year for a variety of activities including parties, outings, and conventions.  Wouldn’t you like to be a YAM too?
Contact Person:   Marianne Abadam    757-214-1120     mabad002@gmail.com

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

“Each one of you has received a special grace so like good stewards responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourselves at the service of others.”(1 Peter 4:10)

SEASONAL MINISTRIES

Parish Picnic
Prepare food and serve for this event held in the fall of the year.  Help with setup and cleanup as needed.
Contact Persons:
Kathy Bennett    757-270-9016     yakidskb@aol.com
Tom Spratt    757-777-5349      thomas.spratt@chkd.org

Holiday Food Baskets
Participate in organizing the collection and assembly of Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for families in need.
Contact Person:  Tom Spratt    757-777-5349     thomas.spratt@chkd.org

Giving Tree
Bring Christmas joy to families and adults in need of assistance. Make ornaments designating gifts needed, put up giving tree, pass out ornaments, collect and sort the gifts.  Work with this ministry during November – December.
Contact Person:   Janet Murphy     jmurphy@piusxparish.org

PRAYER MINISTRIES

Rosary
07:30 AM after morning mass…….Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00 AM …….. Sunday in the church.
Contact Person:
Vera Singer (Weekdays)   757-853-8024    verasinger@gmail.com
Tim and Alice Roco (Sunday)   757-853-8827    lizerock@aol.com

Time Apart
Scripture Study / Book club. Topics vary.
Meets on Thursday at 6:45 PM – 8 PM in the Parish Hall
Contact Person:   Dorothy Pittard    757-454-6816     d_pittard@yahoo.com

Legion of Mary
A parish based group whose members have a devotion to Mary and who meet for prayer and mutual support.  Meetings are held on Sunday at 12 noon – 1 PM.
Contact Person:   Lydia Smith   757-390-7198 (C)    757-390-2628 (H) lydgero@yahoo.com

Ever Caring Prayer Ministry
A prayer ministry whose members pray for individulas requesting preayer for themselves, family and/or loved ones. The groups meets on Sunday mornings after the 8 AM mass in the school’s teachers’ lounge.
Contact Person:   Needed

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
A novena of prayer is said in the church each Wednesday at 5 PM.  Mass is celebrated monthly.
Contact Person:   Parish Office   583-0291

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.”(Matthew 18:20)

LITURGICAL MUSIC MINISTRIES

Music Director / Adult Choir:   Kim Boyd    757-839-3384      kbsing08@cox.net
Music Coordinator / Youth:     Rosell Carr  757-627-4846      harpcarr@msn.com

Adult Choir: The choir participates at the 10:30 Sunday Mass. Practice is on a weekly schedule set by the director.  Newcomers please contact Kim Boyd for current schedule.

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.

Cantor: The cantor leads the assembly in song. The Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation verses require solos. Voices must be inviting and guide the assembly in singing Hymns and parts of the Mass. The participation and response of the assembly is of utmost importance in the Liturgy. Area cantor workshops are available to help in training and growth.

Youth Choir: Youth ages 10-18 invited. Vocals and instrumentalist welcomed. Rehearsals will be scheduled by the Music Coordinator.  Children sing once a month at weekend mass.  Rehearsal schedule set by Rosell Carr. See contact information above.

“O come, let us sing unto the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”(Psalm 95:1)

RELIGIOUS FORMATION MINISTRIES

Coordinator of Religious Education, Mrs. Yaylin Aponte    757-583-0291  religioused@piusxparish.org

Youth Ministry
Work under the direction of our Youth Minister to provide social and spiritual ministry for youth in grades 6 thru 12.  The Youth Group strives to meet throughout the year for a variety of activities including retreats, prayer, concerts, parties and outings.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children
Teach Children (age 7 or older) preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation). Pathways certification and Safe Environment clearance are required for cathechists.

Catechist (Grades Pre-K – 12)
Teach the Catholic faith to parish youth grades pre-K – 12 during religious education.   Pathways certification and Safe Environment clearance are required.

Assistant to Catechist
Assist teachers in the classroom with lesson plans and special activities. Safe Environment clearance is required.

Special Needs Assistant
Assist the catechist with instruction and activities for a special needs child in the classroom. Safe Environment clearance is required.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Help to lead in the Liturgy of the Word each Sunday from September through May. Lesson plans are provided. Safe Environment clearance is required.

“Serve the Lord in holiness…all the days of our lives” (Luke 1:75)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Contact Person:   Sr. Anne Marie Stegmaier, IHM   583-0291   samstegmaier@piusxparish.org

Adult Confirmation Sponsor
Share faith with an adult who is preparing for full initiation into the Catholic faith.  Sponsorship involves affirmation of your faith, introduction to parish life, willingness to listen and talk with candidates during their faith journey.

RCIA Team Member
Participate in various areas of the RCIA process. Responsibilities vary but include welcoming adults inquiring about the Catholic Church, catechesis, supporting sponsors, assisting with liturgical rites, joining with others for scripture reflection, prayer and discussion. Team members average 4-5 hours of ministry per month.

 

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 Person:  To be determined

Home & School Association
Run various fundraisers throughout the year to fund school activities.  Annual events include the Halloween Party/Dance, Kids Bingo, and a Valentine’s or Mardi Gras Family Dance.  H&S hosts and funds assemblies for students and their families and helps purchase equipment for the school.
Contact Person:  To be determined

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:  Shannon Jordan   407-4605    shannon.jordan.hz6k@statefarm.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).
Contact Person:  To be determined     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:  Mary Szymanski    587-3263

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:  Jim Toner    587-3820 (Cub & Boy Scouts)  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:  John Person    675-2107    jperson415@cox.net

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:  to be determined

CHURCH COUNCILS

Finance Council

Parish Pastoral Council