In our ministry at St. Pius X School, the Eucharistic community of St. Pius X Parish under the leadership of Rev. John Kelleher our Advisory Board, staff, students and parents come together to share their gifts, their talents, their uniqueness and our vision that our school community respects the richness and diversity of our community and dedicate ourselves to the philosophy of St. Pius X, “Let the children come to me.”
In our togetherness we can do much more than any one of us can do alone. We minister together and we celebrate together. We see God in each other and it is through God that we love one another, and minister, and celebrate. As a child, Giuseppe Sarto read the scripture. He thought a lot about these words. He thought about parishes filled with children. In 1903, Giuseppe Sarto became Pope Pius X and his dream about educating the children became a reality. He encouraged change in church custom, allowing children as young as seven, to receive the Eucharist. The staff models itself after the ministry of Pope Pius X.
The staff of St. Pius X School works with our students to allow them to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. It is our staff’s ministry, not our job! One of the goals of St. Pius X School is to keep the Gospel message of Jesus and the philosophy of St. Pius X alive today and into the future. Love and respect for one another, adaptability, and open communication are our strength. The faculty and parents embrace education and provide our students, wherever and whenever possible, with the educational tools and technology which are necessary for them to successfully accept the challenges of this century. We believe that each child is a gift of God and is unique in his/her giftedness. We encourage each child to use his/her talents to the fullest.
“Through these doors pass our greatest gifts … God’s children.”
Students from Pre-K to Grade 8 are given religious education and formation according to the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. This is accomplished through daily religion classes and prayer. Outreach to others begins in our classrooms and is extended beyond the walls of our school. Service to our community is an important part of St. Pius X School. We provide opportunities for service and faith development. Through these experiences, our students develop a sense of purpose and an appreciation for their own gifts and the gifts of others.
Spiritual Involvement at SPXS includes:
All School Masses
Holy Days of Obligation
Advent and Lenten Prayer Services
Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion
All Saints Projects
Catholic Schools Week
Annual Christmas Nativity
Annual Living Stations of the Cross
Annual Blessing of the Animals
Annual May Crowning
Vocational Guest Speakers
Service Opportunities at SPXS include:
Mentoring Programs – Mass Buddies, Book Buddies and Middle School Mentoring for Grade 4 students