Mission Statement

The purpose of St. Pius V is to help others experience Christ as the center of our lives. We believe with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will share the talents and blessings of our members by:

  • Praising God
  • Teaching the message of salvation
  • Enriching ourselves through service to all God's people

We have many volunteer ministries at St. Pius V Church and it is through these ministries that our parish community lives out our mission statement. Please contact the parish office if there is a ministry that fits in your life.

Volunteers that work with children and youth or vulnerable adults must be E3 qualified. Please contact the parish office for more information.

Volunteers read the First and Second Readings as well as Mass intentions and announcements during Mass. Training is provided.

Eucharistic Ministers
Volunteers assist the priest in distribution of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Please contact the parish office if you would like to help out. Terms last three years. Training is provided.

Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound
Extra Ordinary Ministers take communion every Friday to our homebound members requesting communion. Please contact the parish office if interested in participating.

Nursing Home Ministry
Father Beeson conducts Mass the 2nd Friday of each month at the nursing home in Cannon Falls. Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound bring communion on the other Fridays. If you are interested in helping at the nursing home, please contact the parish office.

All weekend Masses have greeters. They make our people feel welcome as they greet them prior to Mass. The whole family can participate in this ministry. The greeters usually are the gift bearers at Offertory as well.

Altar Servers
Servers assist at weekend Liturgies, Funeral Masses and for special occasions. Children must be in grade 4 or older to become a Mass server. Adults are also welcome. Training is provided. Grade 4 students will be notified when training is available. Please call Cindy Meyers in the Faith Formation Office at 507-263-2578 or email to if interested.

Ushers take up the collection during Mass and also help parishioners find seats when seating is limited.

If you are interested in joining the Music Ministry in voice, instrument or piano/organ, please call the music director, Sue Franke-Clark at 507-263-2578 or email to

Faith Formation & Children's Liturgy of the Word
We are in need of Catechists for Faith Formation during the school year. Preschool-grade 5 meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM and grades 6-10 meet from 7:15-8:30 PM in the lower level. Materials are provided. Substitutes that can step in from time to time are need too.

Children's Liturgy of the Word meets during the Liturgy of the Word at the 8:30am Sunday Mass in the lower level from September-May. We ask that the volunteers sign up for one Sunday per month.

Children of Catechists have their Faith Formation fee waived.

If you have questions or would like to participate in our Faith Formation Ministry, please contact our Faith Formation Director, Cindy Meyers at 507-263-2578 or emailĀ