RESTORE!     "To RESTORE all things in Christ"   papal motto of our parish patron saint, St. Pius X

Q:  What is RESTORE?
A: RESTORE!  is the name our pastor has given to our parish effort at ongoing renewal.  Taken from the motto of our parish patron, St. Pius X, our goal is to call the members of our parish to DISCIPLESHIP.  Discipleship includes a commitment to Worship, Fellowship, Stewardship, Ministry (within the parish), Mission (outside the parish), and Personal Holiness. 

Q: What are we attempting to RESTORE?
A.  In selecting his motto, St. Pius X was inspired by the line from St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians (Eph. 1:10) when he wrote that it was God's plan "to unite all things in Christ".  Our goal is for our parish to be united with God's plan and Christ's vision for His Church.

Q: Why do we need to be RESTORED?
A: As our parish celebrated its 50 years of faith (1962-2012) we chose to renew our parish life and call our parishioners to a deeper commitment to faith.  The sad reality is that former Catholics (the de-churched) are now the third largest denomination in the U.S.  The four Bowie parishes combined saw a decline of over 2,000 members in the past twelve years.  RESTORE! calls all members of the parish to a renewal of faith while also reaching out to the de-churched in our area.

Q: How will this be done?
A: Our pastoral leadership team (parish staff) developed a plan to begin the process to RESTORE! our parish.  The plan was presented in the Fall of 2013, as our anniversary year concluded. Fr. Mike Jones, our pastor, preached on the RESTORE! plan in his homilies at all Masses over several weekends September 28-29 through October 12-13 . The audio of those three messages is available on our website under the Restore! tab. 

Q: What can I do?
A: Pray for the success of RESTORE! and for the renewal of our parish.  To get a better idea of the source of this effort read the book, "Rebuilt" by Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran and "Forming Intentional Disciples" by Sherry Weddell  (both available in our parish library and through  Start to consider in what ways you can contribute to the renewal of St. Pius X Parish.  Think of people in your life (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers) who are not a member of any church and are looking for a spiritual home.  Contact any member of the parish staff with ideas or suggestions. Join us in making our RESTORE! plan a success by filling out a Count Me In form found on website mainpage.