About St Pius V Shrine
At St. Pius V Shrine, the Roman Catholic Traditional Tridentine Latin Mass . . .
is said by a properly ordained Roman Catholic priest
has Holy Communion distributed only by the consecrated hands of a priest, placed on the recipient's tongue, while kneeling at the altar railing
has sermons reflecting traditional Catholic theology given only by an ordained priest
has the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and other Sacred Liturgies served by trained male Altar Servers & Acolytes
At St. Pius V Shrine you will find . . .
A traditional church interior with statues of the Sacred Heart, Infant of Prague, Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and the saints, vigil lights and Stations of the Cross
Veneration of the Blessed Virgin and the saints
Classic Roman Catholic devotions such as the Rosary, Benediction, First Friday and First Saturday devotions, Forty Hour devotions and All Night adoration
Catechism classes in traditional Roman Catholic theology for children and adults
and lastly . . .
We are anxious to have you join us in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as it has been offered for centuries
St. Pius V Shrine is located in the northwest Chicago suburb of Lake Zurich, Illinois
Come! Rediscover your Catholic roots!
O God who didst choose Blessed Pius V as supreme Pontiff in order to shatter the enemies of Thy Church and to restore the purity of the Sacred Liturgy; grant us his protection so that cleaving to Thy service we may overcome the snares of all our enemies and enjoy perpetual peace. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
St. Pius V pray for us, protect the Roman Liturgy
Here's What We Believe:
We believe the Holy Roman Catholic Church founded by Jesus Christ is the true Church.
We believe in the Mass, the Sacraments, the Pope and the sacramentals.
We believe that the Mass is primarily a religious service, not a social event.
We believe in the doctrine of transubstantiation: that Jesus Christ is bodily present in the consecrated Host. Therefore,
We believe that the Eucharist should only be distributed by the consecrated hands of an ordained priest or deacon, and
We believe the consecrated Host should be taken on the tongue to insure that it is not subject to disrespect.
We believe in the traditional observance of the rules of fast and abstinence, not necessarily because they are required, but because of an understanding of the benefits of sacrifice.
We believe that the 2000 year history of the Church shows that at times many people, both clergy and laity, strayed from the traditional teachings and practices of the Church, only to return in later days. We are dedicated to maintaining the Traditions of the Church.