Hunger Walk Supports Parish Food Assistance Program

The 33rd annual Chicago Hunger Walk steps off on Saturday, September 8, 2018 and St. Pius V parish will be be well represented.

All are welcome to walk on behalf of our parish, which has sent groups to the event each year. Our parish’s emergency food program receives funding from the Food Depository for every walker who participates.

You can register by visiting the food depository’s website and designate “St Pius V Church” as the team you wish to join. Or talk to Socorro Flores from our parish food assistance program and she will give you more information or help you sign up.

Buses leave St. Pius at 7:00 am on September 8 and the walk begins at 8:30 am in beautiful Jackson Park. Please invite family and friends to participate.

Every walker receives a free t-shirt!

Thank you and farewell, Fr. Jose!

Dear Friends of St. Pius V Parish,

It is with both sadness and hope that I share with you the news that I finish my ministry at St. Pius V as pastor on June 30, 2018.

It has been a privilege to serve this faith community for the last three years, especially since this is the neighborhood and parish where I grew up. I celebrated my First Communion and Confirmation here and served this parish as a deacon before I was ordained a priest.

Five years ago, when I was teaching at our Province’s school of theology in St. Louis, the Master of the Order (the head of the Dominicans worldwide) asked me to consider ministering in Puerto Rico. I stated that it wasn’t a good time then because I was the only Dominican priest from our Province teaching full-time in our own school.

In the last year, the Master of the Order presented Puerto Rico as one of the five priorities of need within the Dominican world order. When I was asked again to serve there I felt that I couldn’t refuse. I was invited to apply for the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Bayamon in Puerto Rico. I was interviewed for the position, was hired, and begin on July 1 of this year.

It has been a great honor and privilege to minister to the people of St. Pius V as pastor. I am also deeply grateful to the many friends of the parish who have supported our mission through prayers, donations, and volunteer hours.
With the support of so many, these last three years have been fruitful.

We developed ministries for older adults, established an active liturgy committee, enhanced our religious education and sacramental preparation programs, revamped our fundraising events, and supported our young people in starting a youth group.

The parish completed several major maintenance and capital improvements inside and outside of the church, the parish hall, the school and office buildings, and the Casa Juan Diego building.

Even as I look forward to the next chapter in my priestly ministry, I know I will miss the good people of St. Pius V. I continue to pray for you individually and as a parish family and ask for your prayers for me.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. José M. Santiago, OP

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 2019

2019 Semana Santa / Holy Week

April 14 / 14 de Abril
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

April 16 / 16 de Abril
Martes / Tuesday:
6:30 pm Cena Seder / Seder Meal

April 18 / 18 de Abril
Jueves Santo / Holy Thursday:
7:00 pm Misa de la Última Cena / Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bilingual)

April 19 / 19 de Abril
Viernes Santo / Good Friday
3:00 pm Good Friday Service (English)
6:00 pm Servicio de Viernes Santo con procesión / Good Friday Service with procession (español)

April 20 / 20 de Abril
Sábado de Gloria / Holy Saturday:
8:00 pm Vigilia Pascual / Easter Vigil (bilingual)

April 21 / 21 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
(No Mass at 4:30 or 6:30 pm on Easter Sunday / No hay Misa de 4:30 o 6:30 pm en el Domingo de Pascua)