Walk to End Diabetes 2017

Our annual walk to end diabetes on Saturday, September 30, brings together more than 3,500 walkers on the lakeshore in Chicago and in the area around Buffalo Grove.

Every mile that you walk and every dollar that you raise, contribute to the vision of the American Diabetes Association: a life from diabetes and all of its difficulties.

To take part in the walk or support the team from St. Pius V, please visit this website: diabetes.org/saintpiuschurch

Take Part in Our New Parish Banquet on October 21!

This fall our parish family launches Un Nuevo Amanecer / A New Beginning – an annual parish banquet to support and enliven our mission to evangelize, educate, and empower our community in transition.

Un Nuevo Amanecer banquet will take place on October 21, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm.

Food, music, a silent auction, and other features will be a part of the evening.

You are invited to participate in this banquet with your presence! Reservations are available for a donation of $50.

You can also support the parish by becoming a sponsor of the banquet or placing an ad in the program book for the event.

Sponsorships: Sponsors have a major impact on the success of the parish banquet and receive recognition and reservations at the event. For more information on sponsorships click here.

Ads in the program book: You have an opportunity to promote your business, honor someone, or remember a loved one who passed away by placing an ad in the event program book. Proceeds from the ads support our parish mission. For more information on the ad book click here.

All of us as a community of faith can make this banquet a great success and support for St. Pius V parish!

For questions or more information, please call our parish office at 312-226-6161.

Watch this space for more information!

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!