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    Welcome!

    Hi! I'm Father Gerard Alba, the pastor of St. Pius X.

     

    Welcome to our parish in Mission, KS!

     

    I'm so glad you are here seeking to know our Lord in a loving community. May you find a home with us. May it be a place of rest and nourishment for you, in mind, body, and soul - a place to be who you were meant to be - to be fully alive in Jesus.

     

    As part of our parish family, may you become inspired and strengthened in the Spirit of Jesus, joining us in actively living the Gospel as an instrument of Christ's love, truth, and mercy in the world.

  • STAFF & Key volunteers

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    Lou Anne Wagner

    Office Manager

    lwagner@spxmission.org

     

    Lou Anne was baptized at St. Pius X and went to gradeschool here. She has served our parish on staff for the past 23 years. When not working, Lou Anne is hanging out with friends, taking care of her dog Athena and connecting with her two sons. Lou Anne has a big welcoming heart, a listening ear, and a beautiful voice in the choir.

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    Shireen Pascal

    Music Director

    spascal@spxmission.org

     

    Shireen joined St. Pius X in 2023. She has a heart for worship music and is a founding leader of Fountain City Worship. Shireen and her husband have 4 children. 

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    Beth Vance

    RCIA Director for St. Pius X, Queen of the Holy Rosary, and St. Agnes

    bvance@spxmission.org

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    Kathy O'Bryan

    Director of Religious Education

    kobryan@spxmission.org

     

    If asked what the most important thing you should know about her is, she will say: “I have 9 grandchildren.” Kathy is a cradle Catholic who had the benefit of 12 years of Catholic education before she and Cliff married and raised a family of 4 children. When her children were in grade school she heard the call to catechesis when her sister-in-law volunteered her to work with a CCD class. After 8 years as a volunteer, she went to work in the Religious Ed. Department of Queen of the Holy Rosary in Overland Park, first as secretary and then as DRE. After 12 years there, she moved on to work as both DRE and RCIA Director at Queen of the Holy Rosary, Wea, for 10 years before she and her husband retired in 2015 and moved into St. Pius X Parish where they immediately felt at home. She is happy to be working with the children and families of the parish and hopes to stay as long as the Lord allows.

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    Dawn Grabs

    Communications & Support, Part-time

    dgrabs@spxmission.org

     

    Dawn started at St. Pius X in 2023 and brings a lot of experience with non-profit management, communications, and web design, and ministry. She supports the St. Pius website, social media, various signups and events. Dawn is a trained spiritual director and leader in the Called & Gifted program, which helps Catholics discern their charisms. Dawn is married to Brad and they have 3 children who attend John Paul II school. They have been foster parents and met as Catholic Workers living at Shalom House men's shelter. Dawn was a missionary in East Timor for two years and worked in Operations at Unbound and the Learning Club. Dawn and Brad have started three non-profits: the Learning Club of KCK, Faith and Support Together, and Friends in Faith KC.

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    Dcn. Steve Bauer

    Deacon

    sbauer@spxmission.org

     

    Deacon Steve Bauer came to St. Pius X in 2023 from the Archdiocese of Dubuque in Iowa. He helps organize the homebound and care center ministires for St. Pius X. Deacon Steve went to the Air Force Academy and became an Air Force Navigator. He was stationed in Tacoma, WA and flew to 37 countries on 4 continents. After the Air Force, he designed navigation systems for the rest of his career. He coached and refereed soccer, taught High School religious education, led Bible studies, and was ordained a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Dubuque on July 20, 2019. Deacon Steve and his wife, Valerie, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. They have 2 small white Bolognese dogs name Regina and Coeli.

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    Cameron Baker

    Maintenance, Part-time

    cbaker@spxmission.org

    Cameron works at St. Pius part-time as a maintenance man, and you can find him throughout the church during day taking out the trash, setting up rooms and doing other odd jobs! Cameron also works full-time as a fire-fighter/EMT in Gladstone, MO and loves altar-serving at Holy Name of Jesus church in KCK. In his free time Cameron loves to look at maps and learn geography, history and music.

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    Cliff O'Bryan

    Adult Formation, Volunteer

    clifford@obryan.net

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    Mark Dodd

    Finance Council Chair

    mdodd@bigdudes.com

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    Neal Dunker,

    Parish Council Chair

    Carrie Setzkorn,

    Lectors

    Cindy Frink,

    Hospitality Ministers

    Mary Jo Mahoney,

    Eucharistic Ministers

    Jammie Dunker, Altar Servers

    Jim Bade, Facilities

    Carolyn Moon, Children's Liturgy of the Word

  • The Mission of St. Pius X Catholic Church

    Fully alive in Jesus Christ, anointed by the Holy Spirit, we will invite, heal, nurture and empower the person, the family, and the community.

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  • History

    On June 28, 1954, Archbishop Edward J. Hunkeler announced the formation of a new parish between Roe and Antioch and the county line to 65th Street. 5 acres of land at 55th and Woodson had been purchased in 1947 for a future parish. Father Francis Glowacki was appointed as the founding pastor. On the next day, 5601 Woodson was purchased for use as the rectory. On September 8, the parish is named St. Pius X after the recently canonized pope.

     

    Ground was broken on February 27, 1955 and Archbishop Hunkeler blessed and lays the cornerstone on May 27, 1955. The First Mass and Blessing of the church by Archbishop Hunkeler was October 5, 1955. On January 27, 1956, St. Pius X School opened its doors to 290 students.

    History of pastors:

    Fr. Glowacki served St. Pius X to 1971.

    Fr .Charles Brink served from 1971-1977.

    Fr. John Rossiter was pastor of St. Pius X from 1977-1986. During his tenure, the parish debt was retired.

    Fr. Robert Burger served St. Pius X from 1986-1991.

    Fr. Robert Hasenkamp was pastor from 1991-2001.

    Fr .Peter O'Sullivan was pastor of St. Pius X from 2001-2003.

    Fr. Ken Kelly was pastor of St. Pius X from 2003 until his retirement in 2022.

    Fr. Gerard Alba is our pastor as of July 1, 2022.