Important Information for parishioners and friends of St. Pius V
In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Archbishop of Saint Louis has mandated the suspension of all public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, effective March 16, 2020. All Catholics within the Archdiocese of St Louis are dispensed from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass through April 5, 2020 at the earliest. Pending updates and guidance from local and state government and health officials, we have preliminary plans to resume Masses beginning April 6; however, we will re-evaluate at a later date.
While the obligation to participate in Mass has been lifted, parishioners are strongly encouraged to view a televised Mass on Sundays or to at least pray with the Scriptures of the day’s Mass.
See https://www.stpiusv.org/daily-meditations for options.
We have also been advised by the Archdiocesan Office of Sacred Worship that "Communion services" may not replace Mass, as this could result in a gathering exceeding the prescribed number of persons.
At the same time, we wish to make our Chapel and Church available for individual prayer.
Saturday, Church will be open from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
Sunday, Church will be open from 9:30 to 10:30 am.
Monday – Friday, the Rectory Chapel will be open from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
Lent remains a time of prayer and penance. Everyone is encouraged to pray and sacrifice for all affected by illness.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available:
Saturday, 4:30 pm
Sunday, 9:30 am
Pope Francis’ prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick,
to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver
us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.