Join Us for Our Annual Street Festival: La Kermes, June 1-3, 2018!

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

Our annual street festival kicks off Friday, June 1 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!

 

Schedule for Holy Week 2018

2018 Semana Santa / Holy Week

March 25 / 25 de Marzo
Domingo de Ramos / Palm Sunday:
7:45 am Mass in English
9:15 am Misa en Español
11:15 am Mass in English
1:15 pm Misa en Español
4:30 pm Misa en Español
6:30 pm Misa en Español

March 27 / 27 de Marzo
Martes / Tuesday:
6:30 pm Cena Seder / Seder Meal

March 29 / 29 de Marzo
Jueves Santo / Holy Thursday:
9:30 am Bendición del Pan / Blessing of Bread
6:30 pm Misa de la Última Cena / Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Visita al Santísimo hasta la medianoche / Visit to the Blessed Sacrament until midnight

March 30 / 30 de Marzo
Viernes Santo / Good Friday
3:00 pm Good Friday Service (English)
6:30 pm Servicio de Viernes Santo con las Siete Palabras / Good Friday Service with the Seven Last Words (bilingual)

March 31 / 31 de Marzo
Sábado de Gloria / Holy Saturday:
7:30 pm Vigilia Pascual / Easter Vigil (bilingual)

April 1 / 1 de Abril
Domingo de Pascua / Easter Sunday:
7:45 am Mass in English
9:15 am Misa en Español
11:15 am Mass in English
1:15 pm Misa en Español
4:30 pm Misa en Español
6:30 pm Misa en Español

The Holy Season of Lent Begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Join us in prayer on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018, as we begin the six-week Lenten Season in preparation for Easter, the holiest time of the Church year.

Ash Wednesday Schedule at St. Pius V Parish (February 14th):

  • 8:00 am – Mass with ashes (in Spanish)
  • 12:00 noon – Mass with the school (in English)
  • 4:00 pm – Liturgy with ashes (in Spanish and English)
  • 5:00 pm – Liturgy with ashes (in Spanish)
  • 6:00 pm – Liturgy with ashes (in Spanish and English)
  • 7:00 pm – Liturgy with ashes (in Spanish)
  • 8:00 pm – Liturgy with ashes (in Spanish)

Christmas Greetings from St. Pius V Parish!

Dear Friends of St. Pius V Parish,

In this final month of 2017, as we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe and mark the holy seasons of Advent and Christmas, I thank all of you for your prayers, volunteer service, and donations throughout this past year!

One of the highlights of 2017 for me has been the growth of our weekly program for youth preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. We have transformed a one-year preparation process into a comprehensive two-year faith and human development program that involves 60 of our youth and their parents.

While so many have shared their gifts to make this happen, I am pleased to feature the three young people pictured above right – Alex, Andrea, and Giselle – who were among the first to complete the program and were confirmed last spring. They also made the decision to return this year as volunteers – a wonderful reflection of the strength of the program!

“The teachers were just so involved and got to know each and every one of us,” says Giselle, a sophomore at Hancock College Prep. “Within a few months of my first year here I felt myself grow in my faith and now I just want to continue to get more involved. I want to help other kids feel that same way I felt.”

Andrea, a junior at Whitney Young High School, values the need for support in the life of a young teen. “That’s the moment when it’s your choice to be here or not. You want to grow closer in your relationship with God and your connection with Him. These are the most important years and kids sometimes just need a guide to help them.”

“It impacted me a lot,” says Alex, a sophomore at Bloom Trail High School. “I was always seen as a bad person. Coming here for two years, it was different. Helping other people helps me get my mind off things that are going on in my life and makes me feel like the good person I am.”

“I was always seen as a bad person.
Coming here for two years, it was different.”

I pray that those words may be a reminder and guide for us during these holy days of Advent and Christmas, to see ourselves and one another with the eyes of faith.

To read more about the highlights from our parish life in 2017 please click here. And the latest news from our parish school can be found here.

Again, I thank you and all who have supported the work of our parish in 2017, allowing us to be instruments of God’s grace. May the blessings of the Prince of Peace be with you and your loved ones now and in the new year!

Yours in Christ,

Fr. José M. Santiago, OP
Pastor

P.S. Your donation helps us to grow our ministries and outreach to youth and others in our community. Please consider a gift via the enclosed envelope or online here.