Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas and New Year Masses at St. Pius V Parish are scheduled as follows:
Mass at Midnight bilingual liturgy
Masses on Christmas Day:
9:15 am in Spanish
11:15 am in English
1:15 pm in Spanish

Two Masses are scheduled for New Year’s Day.
11:15 am in English
1:15 pm in Spanish

Masses for Sunday Dec. 28, the Feast of the Holy Family, will follow the regular Sunday schedule.
Spanish Mass at 9:15 am and 1:15, 4:30, and 6:30 pm
English Mass at 7:45 am and 11:15 am

“Christmas is the day we celebrate God’s gift of the Son, Jesus, who came among us to heal and bring peace to the world,” said Fr. Brendan Curran, pastor. “We look forward to welcoming our parish family and their guests throughout the Christmas holiday.”

Family Support Jeopardized

HOPE at St. Pius V Staff, from left: Veronica Flores, Maria Cardenas, Luis Chavez, Magdalena Galván, Dolores Tapia,Dulce Cira, Carlos Lopez

HOPE at St. Pius V Staff, from left: Veronica Flores, Maria Cardenas, Luis Chavez, Magdalena Galván, Dolores Tapia, Dulce Cira, Carlos Lopez

For reasons of economic necessity, Maria and Vicente Ramirez lived apart for 11 years, Maria and their four children in Mexico, Vicente in Chicago where he worked three jobs to support his family. Worn out by the separation, Maria decided a few years ago to come to Chicago with their children. Soon after arriving her dream of being reunited with her husband began to fray. Her teenage son was not doing well at school and he and his father barely spoke.

Counselors at the school referred the teen to Magdalena Galván, St. Pius V’s child and adolescent counselor, who, implementing a parish model that integrates family services, worked with his parents and two of his siblings to get the help they all needed.

The counseling team supported the whole family. After initial counseling the parents participated separately in the women’s and men’s weekly support groups run by Carlos Lopez, Veronica Flores, and Maria Cardenas, then took advantage of the parish’s 30-week parenting course, never missing a session. The couple wanted to reinforce the skills they learned so they took the course a second time. Veronica commented, “They resolved their marital problems, drew more closely together, and helped their children feel better about themselves and do better in school.” Our program for family services, HOPE at St. Pius V, helps hundreds of families like the Ramirezes each year to strengthen their love and find peace.

We Need Your Help

The challenge we face now is assuring other families benefit from the excellent parenting support our parish staff has been providing at St. Pius V for twelve years. This fall we learned that the City of Chicago, because of a change in focus, will no longer fund our parenting services, leaving us with a $32,000 budget shortfall.

Can you help keep families healthy through HOPE at St. Pius V? Thank you! Use the easy and secure online giving button below, or make checks payable to St. Pius V Parish with the word “parenting” in the subject line. Your gift will help families find their way to healthy, loving relationships!

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Parish launches new logo

We are happy to introduce to you the new St. Pius V Parish logo! You will begin to see it used more frequently over the next few months as it becomes a part of our parish identity as an expression of our mission and community. Want to know more? Keep reading!

About the logo

Here at St. Pius V we fulfill the Gospel mission to bring good news to the poor and the oppressed with the help of the Holy Spirit who works within each of us and our faith community. The dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit and takes on the character of the parish. The Spirit bursts forth from within the community, carrying good news to all who will hear.

Within the dove is a spiral of deepening spiritual growth and personal transformation, hallmarks of the pastoral work of our parish. The tail feathers symbolize the waters of our Baptism, through which we are made one with Jesus Christ and one another.

The bright ring signifies our communion with the universal church, the community within which we work to build God’s reign on earth, and the always-present light of Christ.

“We’ve recognized for some time the need to update the image we use to tell the world who we are and what we do at St. Pius V,” said pastor Father Brendan Curran, OP. “This image captures the spirit of the parish and our mission to accompany God’s people as they grow in faith, strengthen their families and build the reign of God in the world.”

We hope you enjoy the life, energy, and color the new logo brings to us as much as we do. The design was created for us by Andy Kenny of Andy James Design who was generous in his commitment to the project. Thank you Andy!