*Adoration at St. Pius X begins August 24th: We are very blessed to offer Eucharistic Adoration at the SPX Chapel each Friday, between 9am and 3pm, with an occasional time change for all school Masses and special school events. This is an extension of the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which occurs in every Mass: "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament flows from the sacrifice of the Mass and serves to deepen our hunger for Communion with Christ and the rest of the Church. Guardians of the Blessed Sacrament sit with Jesus for one hour to Adore Him, meditate, read scriptures, pray, complete devotions, etc. This is a joint effort through Campus Ministry and the Mother’s Club. This is open to Pius students, parents, grandparents and alumnae. If you would like to either be a permanent Guardian (ex. The 1st Friday of each month, 9-10am) or a substitute Guardian (sign up when available), please contact Jessica Kuipers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Our first Holiday Marketplace Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 7 PM at SPX Donnellan Conference Room. We still need a set-up chair and have openings for several shadow positions. We will talk more about each committee during the meeting. If you are new to St. Pius X, then please attend and learn more about how you can make an impact. If you have questions, feel free to contact Maria Tiberia (email@example.com) or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
*Honors Reception – The Mothers’ Club will be hosting the reception following Mass and the President's/Principal's/Dean's List Honor Roll assembly on Friday September 28th in the back gym. We need many food items and volunteers to set up, serve and clean up. Please help make this huge event easier on Eileen and Juliana by signing up early! Honors Reception SUG
*Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – Plans are under way for the Luncheon for our Teachers on October 10th (PSAT Day). Committee members look out for more information and the SUG from Sharon soon.
*Dresden Christmas Project –The most wonderful time of the year is ALMOST here! SAVE THE DATE! Each Christmas, St. Pius Mothers’ Club organizes gifts from the always generous St. Pius family for needy children from the Dresden community. We hope you will consider giving to a family in need! Be on the lookout for sign-ups mid-October. We will collect the gifts Nov. 28th and 29th.
SHADOW LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Our shadow program gives you time to participate and learn all about how an event or committee activity is organized without the pressure of leading until next year. Here are the current needs for Shadows and the names of the Current Chair(s). Any committee can be led as a partnership.
· Dresden Faculty Appreciation – Julie Gonzolo and Christy David – organize and “host” onsite at Dresden Elementary a Coffee and a Luncheon in Sept/Oct and in Feb/March. (4 events). Also collects School Supplies from the Pius community in Winter months to be delivered to the teachers at Dresden.
· Advent by Candlelight – Laura Gomez – Cafeteria, 1st Sunday of Advent. Coordinate this extremely popular “table hosted” dinner with a guest speaker.
· Adoration Guardians – Jessica Kuipers – manage the signup genius system to provide guardian positions for each hour on most every Friday. Coordinates with Campus Ministry.
· Hospitality – Eileen Anandappa & Juliana Gomez – This committee’s major events hosting the student & parent receptions following the Fall and Spring Academic Honor Roll assemblies will transition to Home and School after his year. The MC committee will still provide light refreshments for the spring registration night for incoming accepted students and help with the annual Open House & Membership meeting in September.