St Pius X Youth E-Date
December 10, 2018
In this week's Youth E-Date
- NEW This Sunday's Gospel Dec 9 and next week's Dec 16
- Youth Nite Schedule
- A Personal Note from Barb
- Who to Contact List
- Sunday Youth Nite Dec 16 - Christmas Party!
- Advent Service Project
- Quick! Clean Out Your Old Baseball Equipment!
- NCYC Planning Meeting - Dc 11
- Teen Leadership Team
A Personal Note from Barb
I'll be taking some time off from now till about February and I will miss you dearly. I've been diagnosed with breast cancer, which is very prevalent in my family. We are all very proactive about screenings so we think we've caught it in the earliest stages and I have great hope for a smooth recover after the bilateral mastectomy later this week.
I am feeling very blessed not only because it was found so early but because there are so many inspiring, generous people who have stepped forward to ensure that ministry to, with, by and for young people doesn't even miss a beat here at St Pius Tenth!
Sunday Youth Nites will go forward just as planned with the great team of adult leaders sharing the load of gathering, teaching young people and going forth into the community. Our already robust CYO Program is already on a roll and will go on without even a hiccup and you should even be able to continue to get this newsletter because of wonderful folks who have said YES.
Does it go without saying that I will be counting on your prayers and good wishes to help me through this challenge? If you'd like to keep up the ins and outs of my situation here's a website that my daughter, Rachael will be maintaining. with https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barblegere
Please do pray for me as I will be praying for you too!
Who to Contact with Youth Ministry Questions
Sunday Youth Nite - December 16th - Christmas Party!
Sunday Youth Nite December 16th 6-8 pm Christmas Party with Christmas Gift Exchange!
Feel free to bring a treat to share!
Christmas Gift Exchange:
- gifts under $10, (genuine gifts, silly/fun/festive/etc, just no gag gifts)
- appropriate for any grade level, 7-12
- wrapped/gift bag
- not required, but let us know if you WANT to participate, but can't fit in budget Email
Please wear Christmasy clothes!
*parents watch for an email later this week with other info!
Advent Service Project!
Catholic Family Center’s micro enterprise, Healthy Sisters Soup and Bean works, is in great need of volunteers to help pack soup & coffee for the holiday season. The program serves women in recovery and we desperately need volunteers between now and Christmas to meet seasonal demand.
We can use up to 10 volunteers at a time and would like them to serve in three hour blocks between 8 and 3 PM during the week from now until right before Christmas. They can do this one time or many times.
Minimum age is 16 with an accompanying adult. Location: 500 Lee Rd, Rochester NY 14606
This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for families, especially when teens need community service hours.
CYO Sports Medicine for the Soul
This year we are using a new curriculum called Sports Medicine for the Soul to help teach our players Catholic Values. Each week we’ll review a character trait & Bible verse along with it.
Trait 3: Respect. Respect is defined as a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious. Etc. and should be treated in an appropriate way.
Remember this Bible verse when praying for Respect: "We know that all things work for the good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
NCYC 2019 Fundraiser Calendar Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 6-8pm
Come and meet Sr Laurie Orman RSM, who will be helping out the NCYC Fundraisers and Pilgrims for the next few months! Sr. Laurie has taken groups to NCYC many times and has worked at the parish, Diocesan level and most recently has been the Vocations Director for the Sisters of Mercy. Sr Laurie is also one of St Pius Tenth's newest parishioners! Please welcome Sr Laurie with lots of love!!
CLEAN OUT THAT GARAGE! BASEBALL EQUIPMENT DRIVE
The Catholic Newman Community at the University of Rochester and the Sigma Chi Fraternity are going to the Dominican Republic for a 12 day service trip building latrines and would like to bring slightly used baseball equipment (bats, gloves, balls, etc) for the children in the village of Don Juan.
Please drop them off in the marked boxes located in the foyer of the Church on December 16th, 2018. Thank you and God Bless!
Leadership Team will be on a break till Barb is back in February!