SPX Bulletin: January 12, 2020
To form disciples who joyfully live out the Mission of Jesus Christ in Bowie
January 12, 2020
THIS WEEK AT SPX
Week 2 - See the Son of God
New Year Resolutions. We’ve all made them. We look at the things about ourselves we don’t like and resolve to change - to get in shape, reconnect with loved ones, get involved in church. To be spiritually healthy, you need to see yourself as God sees you. And God has 20/20 vision. When God looks at you he sees his child, filled with the Holy Spirit; a disciple of his Son called to share the Good News. In this series, discover how to live every day of this New Year seeing yourself as God does. Resolve to have 20/20 vision.
Listen to the Message Series
To keep you and other parishioners healthy here a few reminders:
If you are suffering with the flu or a bad cold, please stay home. You can always watch Sunday Mass on TV to fulfill your obligation if you are too sick to come to church.
If you have a cold, please do not receive from the cup during Communion.
At the sign of peace, it is fine to not shake hands. Simply smile, nod or wave at those nearest you.
Keep hand sanitizer with you to use after shaking hands. All our Eucharistic Ministers do this before distributing holy communion.
When coughing or sneezing, do so into your elbow, never your hands.
You've heard that they are awesome, so find out for yourself. Now is your time to join a Small Group - well almost -
sign ups will be held after masses Jan 25/26 and Feb 1/2.
For that to happen, we need your help!
We are looking for people so serve as hosts and facilitators
. Hosts open their homes for groups to meet in. Facilitators helps the conversation to stay on track.
We are particularly looking for a morning group facilitator to help with a group meeting after daily mass.
Training and support will be provided.
If you are interested in serving in either capacity,
please contact Jen Mayer at by clicking
SPX Sodality of Our La
All are invited to this month's meeting of the SPX Sodality of Our Lady, which will be held on Tues
day, Jan. 14 at 7 pm in the Church
. Join us for a Communion Service, Rosary, fellowship, and brief business meeting.
Questions? Contact the Rectory Office at 301-262-2141 ex. 10.
: Volunteer to serve with this amazing mission opportunity at SPX. In February we will be hosting 30 homeless men, women and children at St. Pius X for a week. You can help by providing food items, sleeping overnight, donating money and in many other ways. Sign-ups end on January 19th - please sign-up as soon as possible. For more information, download the flyer below!
Warm Nights flyer 2020.pdf
The Sharing Pantry needs your support. We're running low on many items including:
They currently have plenty of vegetables. Please drop your donations off before or after any weekend Mass in the Sharing Pantry chest located in the entranceway.
ENROLL IN FAITH DIRECT
One of the easiest ways to support SPX in the new year is to use automatic online giving. This helps us to be the best stewards of your generosity so that together we can continue the mission of Jesus by forming disciples in Bowie. Please support us in that mission by
enrolling in Faith Direct for your recurring weekly offering
. By using Faith Direct you are supporting our parish's shared mission to give back to others and spread the word of God. Enrolling in Faith Direct is a safe, secure way to give to our parish and getting started is easy - just click the button.
Thank to those who donated our Christmas flowers:
Olga K. Baux & Lisa L. Keough
Jerome & Lynda Lee
The Liberati Family
Jose & Lee Ann Boluda
Martha E. Schmidt
Melissa & Joseph Donato, Jr.
Are you interested in becoming a member of SPX? The best way to do that is to join us for a
New Member Welcome
event. At the Welcome event, you will get to meet Fr. Mike, our staff and some parishioners, have some light lunch, and hear firsthand what we have to offer you in your faith journey. We will also encourage you to begin praying about opportunities for you to get involved at SPX. The next New Member Welcome is next
Sunday, January 19 at 12:45 pm in the Faith Center
Sign-up at the Info Desk or by clicking below!
Sign up here!
Saint Pius X Regional School, a National Blue Ribbon School, will host an
Open House on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
. Families are invited to tour the campus, and meet faculty, administration, students and parents. Prospective families will also learn more about the exceptional academic curriculum and
new Early Learning Program which will be opening in 2020.
For more information click HERE!
Alice Szulist, Marcul Clavio, John Thomas, Sharie DeGross, Joseph Skerpon
For our sick and homebound parishioners, for victims of clergy abuse, for those who are lonely
To add an immediate family member to the sick or deceased list, to our Armed Forces Prayer list, or for a Mass intention please contact the Rectory Office by clicking
Wed, 1/8, 9:00am: Grace Vicino +
Thurs, 1/9, 9:00am: Emilie Murphy +
Fri, 1/10, 9:00 am: William & Rebecca Jonas +
Sat, 1/11, 5:00pm: Dolores Kacius +
Sun, 1/12, 7:30am: Bernadette Okoye+
Sun, 1/12, 9:00am: Severino R. Santos +
Sun, 1/12, 11:30am: All SPX Parishioners
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WINTER WEATHER IS UPON US
In the past weather alerts went to our entire online bulletin list. However, some members did not like receiving the weather alerts - which during the winter can be frequent, but did still want the online bulletin each week.
Therefore, to better serve the diverse needs of our parishioners, we've begun a separate weather notifications list. Some of you have already signed up for it via the sign-up button in the bulletin - THANK YOU! If you haven't had a chance to yet, you can do so right now!
From this point forward, weather alerts will only be sent to the Weather Notifications list.
So make sure to click the button below to sign-up if you want to stay in the know!
Join SPX Weather Notifications
Saturday, 5:00 pm*
Sunday 7:30am / 9:00am* / 11:30am*
*Childcare & SLAM offered
Communion Service: Tuesday 9:00 am
Mass: Wednesday / Thursday / Friday 9:00 am
Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm
or by appointment
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
St. Pius X Church
14720 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715
3300 Moreland Place
Bowie, MD 20715
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
on Sunday, January 12 at 7:30AM