Growing in Our Faith and Preparing for the Sacraments

[To enroll in any of these programs please visit the parish office at 1919 S. Ashland. For more information please call the parish office at 312-226-6161.]

Religious Education and Sacraments

Children from 1st through 12th-grade may enroll in catechetical programs for the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, and Confirmation.

The programs begin in September and registration takes place now, in June and July, in the parish office. Students who transfer from other programs are welcome at St. Pius V when they bring a letter of transfer from their previous program. Call 312-226-6161 for more information.

Special Religious Education

Religious education for children and adults with disabilities is offered at St. Pius V. Groups meet on weekends at the parish and have several special events throughout the year including the celebration of sacraments in May.

Confirmation for Youth

Young people between the ages of 13 to 17 are eligible for the Confirmation program. Enrollment for the program takes place now, in the months of June and July. Confirmation is now a 2-year program at our parish and includes the involvement of parents.

Adult (age 18 and over) Preparation for the Sacraments

Adults who have not received the sacraments of Baptism, Communion, Confirmation, or Reconciliation are welcome to complete their sacramental preparation or to seek full communion with the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Classes are held on Sundays starting in the fall. Reception of the sacraments takes place at the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday night).


Girls or boys who want to publicly affirm their growing maturity with a quinceaños celebration at St. Pius V need to register with the parish six months before their 15th birthday and are required to participate in preparatory classes.


Sacramental marriage in the Catholic church requires thoughtful and prayerful preparation. Call the parish office 6-8 months prior to your wedding date to register for instructions and preparations.

[To enroll in any of these programs please visit the parish office at 1919 S. Ashland. For more information please call the parish office at 312-226-6161.]

Clothing Sale on Sunday, June 25 in our Parish Hall

We will have a special clothing sale on Sunday, June 25 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in the basement of the church to benefit our emergency food assistance program (soup kitchen three days a week and food pantry once a week plus special holidays).

We thank our friends at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in River Forest for their help in getting items for the sale.

Join Us for La Kermes, Our Annual Street Festival!

Food, friends, music, food, dancing, and more food – it’s Kermes time!

Our annual street festival kicks off Friday, June 2 at 5:00 pm and concludes Sunday night with the drawing of the car raffle winner at 10:00 pm. Buy your raffle tickets today, sign up to volunteer, or make a donation of water or soda to help support the ministries of St. Pius V parish.

YOU make our Kermes a success!

Help with Legal Questions this Sunday at St. Pius V

We are so grateful to Caroline Schoenberger, a lawyer and friend of the parish, for being available for legal consultations on immigration issues several times over the past year.

Caroline will be at St. Pius V again on Sunday, May 21 in our chapel after the 9:15 am Mass for consultation with any parishioner about immigration issues, including securing guardians for children and property.

Lend Your Voice to “On the Table” on May 16

Join us for a discussion about our community on Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm at St. Pius V parish.

The Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table is an annual forum designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and inspire collaborative action across the region. Every May tens of thousands of Chicago-area residents gather in small groups to discuss the challenges and opportunities we face. These conversations inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic.

St. Pius V Parish invites you to a discussion of: “The Impact of National and Local Politics on the Poor and Communities of Color.”

All are welcome!