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Ministries

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Parish Nurse

Our parish nurse provides pastoral and nursing services for the sick and homebound. Visits include post-hospitalization follow-ups, routine wellness, and holy communion. The Parish Nurse also provides education about general health, monitoring chronic illness, and ministry to the sick and dying.

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Immigrant & Refugee Ministry

The Immigrant & Refugee Ministry (IRM) is a relational, welcoming ministry that strives to uphold the God-given worth and dignity of each person. Its mission is two-fold: to welcome, assist, empower, and advocate on behalf of immigrants and refugees regardless of their status; and to create bridges of solidarity among members of participating churches, volunteers, and immigrants and refugees. IRM provides services without regard to parish boundaries, religious preference, or ethnic or national background.

IRM is a grassroots effort that supplements the services that sponsoring agencies provide and augments services provided by the city, state, and community. IRM connects volunteers with immigrants and refugees to assist them as they make their homes here. In order to work for greater justice for those who have resettled in our community, IRM provides education and advocacy opportunities related to local, state, and national policies. IRM is a collaborative ministry of St. Anthony of Padua, St. Cronan, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Pius V, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Stephen Protomartyr.

For more information and to find ways to get involved, contact IRM Coordinator Kevin Kuehl.

314-772-1525 ext 204

MigrantMinistrySTL@gmail.com

The IRM office is located at St. Pius V Rectory, 3310 S. Grand Blvd. 

Praying Together

Anti-Racism & Equity Committee

The Anti-Racism and Equity Committee is committed to eliminating racism and achieving greater equity in our parish, the larger church, and our world. The committee works to acknowledge systems and behaviors that marginalize and oppress people based on race; reconcile the role of individuals and the Church in personal and structural racism and bias, and actively pursue racial inclusion and equity in our parish and community. We do this through education, reflection, spiritual formation, liturgical transformation, civic organizing, and collaborative partnerships. Moved by the Spirit we engage in this work because we believe in the dignity and rights of each person and because we desire to love our neighbor more deeply.The Anti-Racism and Equity Committee meets the third Sunday of the month after 10:00 mass. Send a message or question to the Anti-Racism and Equity Committee here.

Winter

Winter Outreach

St. Pius V offers hospitality to the un-housed on Sunday nights in Singler Hall (located in the church basement) when the temperature drops to 20 degrees (or 25 degrees with precipitation). Guests are offered a warm safe space to spend the night, hygiene supplies, a hot dinner, and breakfast.

 

Volunteer Needs

Help is needed for the following tasks to shelter our neighbors from the cold:

  • Setting up beds (Saturday or Sunday daytime)

  • Cooking or purchasing meals and drinks

  • Greeting guests (Sunday evening)

  • Overnight shifts (Sunday nights)

  • Cleanup and laundry (Monday mornings)

Donations Needed

Donations of clean and good condition items are greatly appreciated.

  • Coats

  • Sweatshirts/Hoodies

  • Long pants

  • Belts

  • Warm shoes

  • Warm hats

  • Water-resistant gloves

  • Thick socks

  • Underwear

  • Leggings

  • Scarves

  • New toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, foot powder, razors)

Other Winter Outreach locations need your help, too!

 

Contact us for information on how you can help on other days of the week.

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Food Pantry & St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Pius V conference of St. Vincent de Paul, a worldwide Catholic service organization, provides material and spiritual assistance to people in need right in our own community. 

 

The St. Pius V conference operates a food pantry in Singler Hall (located in the church basement) every Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. and every Saturday from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

Volunteer Needs

There are many ways to serve the food pantry and our neighbors. Sign up to:

 

  • Pick up donated produce from grocery stores, the food bank, and supporting food pantries

  • Sort and organize produce

  • Distribute food and supplies during the pantry’s open hours--a great opportunity for fellowship with volunteers and pantry clients

 

Sign up HERE for food pantry volunteer shifts at Singler Hall.
Home Delivery

Holiday Meals

This parish-wide ministry serves those in need in our community during the holidays. Hot meals are provided on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Easter to the elderly, sick, and home-bound residing within our parish boundary. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and gifts are also distributed by the St. Vincent De Paul Society St. Pius V Food Pantry. 

 

Volunteer Needs
  • Preparing meals in Singler Hall (located in the church basement)

  • Drivers to deliver meals, gifts, and food baskets

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Respect for Life Apostolate

This group fosters the Catholic precept of respect for life from conception to natural death among our parish members. It provides an opportunity for the members of our parish to speak out and act against all threats of life.

Blood Bags

Blood Drives

Every spring and fall, we open Singler Hall (located in the church basement) to Impact Life for blood drives that support our local hospitals.

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