Above the Doors leading into the
sancturary is the Latin,
, meaning "House Church." Early Christians hosted the celebration of the Eucharist in their homes. They had to do so secretly and quietly so as to avoid those who would persecute them. They celebrated their Faith in Christ with a true spirit of community and fellowship with Christ and with one another.
Today, we are able to freely celebrate our faith publically through Churches such as St. Pius X. Continuing the tradition that began over 2,000 years ago, we continues to dine together with a spirit of community and fellowship at the Table of the Lord in the Eucharisic Celebration. Through this communion with one another, united in Christ, we become one body, one community and one family. Indeed, St. Pius X is our house church!