Jesus is the way, the truth, and our life. At St. Pius we have many opportunities for our parishioners to grow in their love for and knowledge of God through His son, Jesus Christ. Pope Francis says "The encounter with Christ can completely change your life" (Tweet Aug 11, 2015) and here at St. Pius we want each person to have a personal encounter with Jesus. Whether it is through a bible study, small group, or through online resources, St. Pius offers invites adults to experience Christ in each season of life.
For more information, contact
Dr. Cheryl Fournier
ChristLife is a series on Discipleship and Evangelization offered at St. Pius.
The ChristLife process provides people with an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through prayer, knowledge, and community. Each 7 week segment (Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ) includes time spent in fellowship followed by prayer, a video teaching with a dynamic teaching, and small group discussion.
The next sessions for ChristLife include: Following Christ (segment #2) : Thursday evenings starting September 12, 2019
Segment #1: Discovering Christ will begin on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Learn more and register on the ChristLife Page
Encounter is a night of Adoration, music, and witness created to give the people of St. Pius and the Des Moines area a way to experience and "encounter" Christ is a new and different way. Adoration is paired with live music, a speaker, and time for private reflection to give people multiple ways to grow in their relationship with God and truly come to know and love God.
Encounter is held on the First Friday of every month
For more information visit the Encounter Page
St. Pius offers scripture studies open to all St. Pius parishioners. These studies are to help adults enter into a deeper understanding of our Lord through His word. Bible Studies are typically offered once a week during the fall and spring. We currently have two bible studies offered at St. Pius for the fall and spring
Wednesday Bible Studies
Info: This Bible study More information will be
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month Starting in September
Location: Board of Ed Room-School
Contact: Cathy Yuska 515-252-0753
Daughters of Our Lord and Lady (DOLLS)
Daughters of Our Lord and Lady (DOLLS) is a moms' group that meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from September through May. Meetings are from 9:30-11:30am and they are held at St. Pius Church. Childcare is provided.
Contact: Carrie Rowland 515-422-7145 firstname.lastname@example.org
AM Men's Group
AM-Men is a Catholic study group that meets Tuesday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Martha and Mary room for coffee, donuts and study programs including discussion of the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, other Church documents, prayer, and much more. All men, whether parishioners or not, are invited to participate.
For more information contact Allen Wilwert or Stuart Gardner
(or just show up!)
Men's Rosary Group
Join other men at 6 am Friday mornings to pray the rosary together. Meet in the Martha & Mary Fellowship Hall. Contact Dean Flyr for information - email@example.com
Teams of Our Lady (TOOL)
TOOL is for married couples wanting to better their marriage. All over the world, couples have found a way to meet their desire for growth in love and faith through the Teams of Our Lady (TOOL) movement. A team is a group of five to seven couples who have freely decided to join together to find support in their efforts to lead Gospel lives. The team meets once a month in each other's homes for a simple meal, scripture, prayer and study material on married life and faith in a spirit of friendship and support. The team meeting is truly a unique gathering, lively and enjoyable, yet structured and meaningful.
Contact: Don & Carolyn Chleborad 515-278-2217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are websites, podcasts, apps, and other resources that can help you grow in your faith wherever you are! These resources can be used for personal use or group use. If you have a suggestion that should be on here, please contact Dr. Cheryl Fournier at
HOW TO ACCESS FORMED:
1. Go to www.formed.org
2. Click on ENTER CODE and enter the St. Pius code: DTJK48
3. Enter your information as requested
4. Click CREATE ACCOUNT
5. You are now ready to access all of FORMED's content!
To access FORMED on your phone or tablet visit: www. app.formed.org/
Dynamic Catholic - www.dynamiccatholic.com
Catholic Answers - www.catholic.com
Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast - www.catholicstuffpodcast.com
Pray More Novenas - www.praymorenovenas.com
City of Saints - www.cityofsaints.com
St. Joseph Educational Center http://sjeciowa.org/
Word on Fire - www.wordonfire.org
Pray As You Go
-Daily Prayer Reflections Podcast
-Reflections for common prayers such as the rosary and stations of the cross.