Parish Pastoral Council

Carl Wust, Chair(770) 314-0321
Bob Aiken(404) 725-1103
Gwen Dolyn-Cutter(404) 277-1058
Irma Frakes(817) 343-6349
Brenda Gammans(770) 929-3375
Rony Recinos(770) 483-3660 ext 116
Juan Mendez(678) 993-3116
Sheila O’Loughlin(678) 778-8911
Kathy Pusch(770) 309-8580
Sister Assumpta Ogbedeagu(303) 214-8017
Chris Smith(678) 206-8384
Deacon Brian Killkelly(678) 525-3452

Faith Formation

Catechists
If you have a deep love for your faith and desire to share it with others, consider being a catechist. Don’t be afraid that you do not know enough about your faith – when one teaches, two learn! Meeting Time: FF classes Sundays or Wednesdays.

Liturgy of the Word for Children
At the 10:45 am Mass, children ages 4-9 hear the Word of God at their level. After the opening prayer, they are dismissed to the Day Chapel with a team of adults. The children return to their families during the Procession of the Gifts Meeting Time: One Sunday per month during 10:45 am Mass

Edge Core: Adult Volunteer
A Catholic middle school youth ministry for early adolescents. It is designed to meet the catechetical, educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of young adolescents. Meeting Time: Wednesday’s 5:15-7:15pm

Becoming Catholic-RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

RCIA at St. Pius X is a “year-round”, meaning that one can enter the Inquiry or Pre-Catechumenate stage any time during the year.  These sessions are held on Sunday mornings at 9:30am and allow those seeking to learn more about the Catholic Church a time to find out about our faith and ask questions.  Click here to Learn more.

Volunteers are needed to be “Sponsors” who journey with those who are becoming Catholic to help them become part of our SPX Community.  “Catechists” are also needed to share their faith and lead sessions.

Life Teen Core: Adult Volunteer
An international Catholic movement that serves the young Church by leading teens closer to Christ. Meeting Time: Sundays 3-4:30pm

Cursillo
A cursillo is a three-day short course in Christianity held at the Monastery, which begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday. This weekend is an opportunity to strengthen your faith. It provides that opportunity through shared prayer, worship, study, fellowship, laughter, tears, and gift of God’s love given freely and unconditionally. Meeting Time: One weekend retreat encouraged – Spring or Fall.


Liturgical Ministries

Altar Care/Sacristans
A service by parish women who prepare the church for daily liturgies, funerals and baptisms. They also maintain the altar linens and supplies. Come join us and be part of adorning the Table of the Lord.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion to the Homebound
Following certification, these special Ministers are entrusted with the Eucharist and are sent forth with blessings from the priest and our faith community at the end of Mass, to bring the Body of Christ to St. Pius X parishioners who are unable to attend Mass. Come join us in serving Jesus by serving the homebound.

St. Lazarus Ministry
These dedicated individuals serve at funeral liturgies to welcome bereaved families and their guests. As on Sundays, they meet people at our doors, pass out funeral programs, answer questions, extend hospitality regarding our physical plant and help guests find seating. They serve as the need arises.

Altar Servers
Serve at the altar of Christ! The Altar Servers important role requires that they have made their First Communion, are at least 10 years old, and attend all scheduled training classes to learn more about the Mass and their faith.

Greeters
Welcoming people to the House of the Lord is a true sign of our church’s hospitality. Your friendly ways of opening the doors before Masses and special events, answering questions, and assisting those in need is a wonderful, faithful service.

Ushers
Ushers assist during Mass with a friendly greeting, seat parishioners, take up and secure the monetary collection, and distribute weekly bulletins.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs)
Assist with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at all Masses. All candidates must be registered at St. Pius, be at least 16 years old, confirmed and must complete a parish training course to be certified for a three-year period. Training is offered in the Spring and Fall on dates and times to be announced.

Lectors
This is a very rewarding ministry that gives you the opportunity to proclaim the Word of the Lord. Lectors devote time and preparation to understanding the Word of the God so that all may hear and be open to God transforming their lives. Lectors require good reading and speaking skills. Training is provided.


Music Ministries

Contemporary Ensemble
The Contemporary Ensemble consists of a group of singers and instrumentalists that lead music at the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass, Confirmation Mass, and other special liturgies. The Contemporary Ensemble selects from a repertoire that includes contemporary Christian music, modern Catholic singer-songwriters, as well as traditional Catholic hymns. All musicians are welcome to consider taking part in this special group.  Rehearsals begin promptly at 4:00 PM on Sundays, (prior to the 5:00 PM Mass). Total time requirement is about 2 hours per week. Contact Chris Smith (catholicmusic@att.net) or stop by before or after Mass to see how you can get involved.

St. Cecilia Choir
The regular choir that sings at the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass and on holy days of obligation, performing a wide array of conservative and contemporary hymns, chants, and more. All singers and instrumentalists are welcome to join, regardless of age and experience. Rehearsals are on Thursdays, from 7:00-9:00. Special projects include Advent and Lent concerts. Contact Jake Mappes, Director of Music (jmappes@spxconyers.com) or talk to a current member before or after Mass to see how you can get involved.

Cantors
Cantors lead and encourage the congregation to sing at weekend Masses and other liturgies. Contact Jake Mappes (jmappes@spxconyers.com) for more information.

Folk Group
The Folk Group is a diversified group of musicians and singers celebrating at the 8:30 AM Sunday service, focusing on standard folk hymns by well-known OCP and GIA composers. They welcome any singers and musicians, regardless of age and experience. Rehearsals are on the first Monday of each month, from 7:30-8:30. Contact Carl Wust (cwust@comcast.net) or say hi to the group after a Sunday morning Mass to see how you can get involved.

Resurrection Choir
“Where charity and love prevail,” you will find this choir providing support to bereaved families in our community by singing for funerals and memorial services.


Enrichment Groups

Legion of Mary
Join Mary’s Army! With the Blessed Mother as role model and inspiration, this ministry is dedicated to prayer, especially the Rosary, and evangelization through good works and visits to shut-ins. Meeting Time: Every Friday at 7:30pm Special Projects: Marian consecration, pilgrim statue visitations, home Enthronements, nursing home visitations, annual retreats in the South Atlanta Area, and Acies.

Order of St. Luke
This group emphasizes the healing ministry of Jesus. This is done through training in and practice of intercessory prayer, sponsoring healing Masses and retreats, prayer chain and a prayer shawl ministry. Meeting Time: 7:15 PM on the first Monday of each month. Special Projects: Used Book sale, healing Masses, prayers for healing after select Masses each weekend.


Community Building

Cancer Pad Sewing Ministry
This ministry prepares personal care disposable pads/washcloths from gently used bed sheets for the Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough. Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday at 10:30 am.

Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW)
The objectives of St. Pius X PCCW are to provide innumerable activities for Women, to support the Pastor and the Parish with activities, as well as fund raisers, and local servie projects. Meeting Time: Varies Special Projects: Yard Sale, Bake sales, collections for Women’s Prison Ministry, Advent by Candlelight.

Knights of Columbus
A service and leadership organization for Catholic men dedicated to serving our parish, supporting charitable causes, and encouraging the spirituality of its members. Prospective members must first meet with the K of C Admission Committee. Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm Special Projects: Sponsors the Memorial Garden for the Unborn, Trivia Nights, Fish Fries, Pancake Breakfast, Valentine’s Dance and other special events.

Prayer Chain
Members of the Prayer Chain are committed to pray every day for the needs of our parish members and their families. The Prayer Chain receives requests for prayer from parish members and these are sent through the phone or email prayer chain. These requests may be for healing in body, mind or spirit. Many requests are for upcoming surgical or diagnostic procedures. Some requests are for emergency health needs or family crises

Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary
The Ladies’ Auxiliary has a twofold purpose: growth and Christian fellowship among members and the support of the St Pius X Council. A Catholic wife, mother, widow, sister or daughter of a Knight of Columbus is eligible to join. Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm

Ultreya
The monthly gathering of Cursillistas, (those who have attended a Cursillo), and others who are seeking to make Jesus a part of their everyday life. It is a place to reconnect with others and share experiences of prayer, study and action. Meeting Time: 2nd Saturday after the 5:00 pm Mass. Special Projects: Help at monastery during Cursillo weekend, Leader School opportunity, feed homeless in downtown Atlanta.


Outreach Ministries

Family Dinner Hospitality Team
Come join our family dinner team and be a part of the food preparation, set-up and clean-up. These dinners are usually held once each month at the church Parish Hall from September to May. Meeting Time: Normally 2nd Wednesday of the month – 5:00-6:30 pm.

Lakeview Community
Volunteers with various skills are needed to help reach out to the members of Lakeview Community in an effort to evangelize those members of our Hispanic community who cannot attend St. Pius X. You can volunteer by taking Communion to the home bound, teaching various classes such as citizenship preparation, ESOL, NFP, Continuing Adult Education, or by assisting during Mass at the Community Center Wednesdays at 7:00pm.

Senior Citizen’s Club
Senior Citizen parishioners (55+) meet for fellowship and faith sharing beginning with the Rosary, Mass and a covered-dish luncheon on the first Friday of the month. Occasional day trips and special events are also part of this active group’s schedule. Meeting Time: First Friday of each month at 12:00 pm; September thru May.

Garden Ministry
The Garden Ministry is dedicated to the upkeep of the landscaping at St. Pius X. Set your own schedule and work in an area of your choice. This is an opportunity to use your time and talent doing God’s work. Special Projects: Growing vegetables for the food pantry.

Men’s Jail and Prison Ministry
St. Pius X Men’s Jail Ministry presently entails weekly Saturday afternoon bible study for the Rockdale jail. In addition to prayer & bible study, there are from time to time mentoring opportunities.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The SVDP Society, St. Pius X Conference, provides families and individuals with financial assistance, food and spiritual support. Volunteer members serve these clients on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 12 pm in the SVDP office. Meeting Time: 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 am Special Projects: Bingo once a month at 4 assisted living centers and sponsorship of the Angel Tree Christmas project.

Haiti Twinning
This ministry assists our sister parish, Our Lady of the Presentation in Los Palis, Haiti. We focus on the medical and educational needs of the parish community offering financial aid and medical missions. Meeting Time: First Monday of every month at 7:00 pm

Right to Life
These active supporters of the Right to Life movement utilize prayer support, education campaigns, and volunteers to support the unborn and all life, from the womb to the tomb. Join the hands and voice of Christ for the unborn and those who need our prayers and protection. Special Projects: Baby Bottle Campaign, Pro-Life Prayer Chain.

Women’s Jail and Prison Ministry
The Women’s Jail and Prison Ministry is an outreach Ministry that supports the Rockdale County Jail Chaplaincy’s ecumenical program by mentoring jailed women residents. Through Kairos, the Ministry sponsors prison residents for spiritual retreats, and is developing a program to work with women released from jail and prison in transitional housing. Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday at 7 pm, September through June. Special Projects: Christmas sock drive forBibles and gifts for resident’s children; annual clothing drive; Book Drive; and a Food Pantry.


Parish Needs

Consolation Ministry
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, or are experiencing life altering medical events, a separation or divorce or are struggling with other losses, please visit our support group. Meeting Time: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Wedding Coordinator
Wedding Coordinators assist the bride and groom in the planning of their ceremony, and are present at the church for the rehearsal and on the wedding day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
The ministry consists of members of St. Pius X parish. Our mission is the promotion of the values and principles taught by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through annual programs, and service projects that foster social justice. Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of each month except July and August. Special Projects: MLK Memorial celebration, food drives, Thanksgiving dinners, and scholarships to high school graduating students of St. Pius X.

St. Joseph’s Guild
Join a group of caring and dedicated parishioners who prepare and donate a food dish for receptions following a funeral.


Ministerios Hispanos

Grupo de Oración

“Porque donde están dos o tres reunidos en Mi nombre, allí estoy Yo en medio de ellos” (Mt. 18,20)

El grupo de oración es un espacio en el que desde la espiritualidad carismática, vivimos esta promesa del Señor Jesús y al que todos los miembros y visitantes de nuestra comunidad San Pio X están invitados a participar y a experimentar con nosotros la presencia de Dios en la oración, la predicación y en la alabanza.

Reuniones: Todos los jueves

Hora: 7pm.

Lugar: Capilla

Mas info: Monica Recinos (954) 551 2623

Escuela de Evangelización San Andres

Comité Guadalupano

Apóstoles de la Palabra

Apóstoles de la Misericordia

Ministerio de Alcanse en Lakeview

Cursillo

RICA

Ujieres

Proclamadores de la Palabra

Ministros Extraordinarios

Servidores del Altar

Ministerio de la Cárcel