St. Pius X Catholic Church
Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia wants to thank St. Pius X Catholic Church for their compassionate service to the Hampton Roads community. St. Pius X meets the needs of many vulnerable populations through the following outreach programs. We are proud to work in tandem to uphold the dignity of the hungry, homeless and struggling families in our community.
Food Pantry Ministry: Volunteers from the Catholic Daughters of America, led by Rosalind Spiegel, help to keep the food pantry ministry running smoothly. The St. Pius Food Pantry generously provides groceries regularly for Catholic Charities clients who are in need.
Soup and Sandwich Ministry: Volunteers from St. Pius prepare soup and sandwiches for the homeless in support of Norfolk Catholic Worker. The food is made each Wednesday afternoon and taken downtown early Thursday mornings. This ministry is now back up and running after the pandemic.
Funeral Ministry: St. Pius X parishioners help with funeral masses upon the death of a fellow parishioner. The group provides and serves food during receptions following the funereal mass and will also set up/clean up.
Holiday Food Baskets: The parish collects and assembles Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for organizations that help families in need during the holidays.
Giving Tree: The Giving Tree ministry brings Christmas joy to families and adults in need of assistance. The parish collects and prepares the gifts that are distributed by organizations who help families in need.
Catholic Education: Education was, and remains to this day, the primary ministry of the parish. St. Pius X School opened its first wing in September, 1956 with an enrollment of 189 consisting of a kindergarten and two first grades. Currently the school serves an enrollment of 350 in grades Pre-K through 8 in four wings and a gymnasium. In 1958 the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Immaculate, Pennsylvania, accepted full teaching responsibilities. While the availability of IHM sisters is limited today, the school is blessed with their presence in administrative staff positions. St. Pius X School has generously organized several baby item supply drives for CCEVA’s pregnant and parenting families.
Nest Program: Once a year, St. Pius X hosts a “traveling shelter” for a week. The shelter provides hot meals and a safe place to socialize and sleep for homeless guests through the Nest Program (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team).
Homebound and Hospital Visitors: This ministry visits and brings Communion to those who cannot gather for mass due to illness.
Migrant Ministry: The migrant ministry provides support to migrant farm workers on the Eastern Shore of Virginia during the spring and summer months as needed. The group collects and coordinates donations of clothing and food for migrant workers as well as simple gifts for worker who remain year-round.
Those at St. Pius X Catholic Church open their arms to visitors and registered parishioners alike. Their modern poured concrete structure may not look like a typical church building but be assured that Christ is alive inside. Their work and faith truly inspires hope and changes lives.
Friday: 9am-12:30 pm
Sunday: 8am and 11am