St Pius X Youth E-Date

October 4, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday
  2. Register Now for FF/YM 2019-2020
  3. Sunday Youth Nites have a new format!
  4. NEW! PDF of Sunday Youth Nite Schedule
  5. VerHulst Haunted Hayride- Saturday, Oct 12 - Sign up by 10/9
    Now with repaired link!
  6. Special Invitation for Teens! - Parish Mission with Fr. Frank Pompei - Oct 13, 14, 15
  7. NEW! Sign Up to Make Cookies for Parish Mission
  8. Sign Up Genius Link for Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
  9. Service Opportunities - Teen Leadership Team, Children's Choir, Children's Liturgy of the Word, Weeding SPX Office Garden

Sunday Youth Nites - Parents Asked! We Listened!

Throughout the summer the Sunday Nite Youth Team Adults have met to create learning plans based on the needs of students. Parents have often told us about their children's learning needs - they need a quiet environment or that they really love the videos or that they need more physical activity to keep them engaged.

So we've listened! This year we've taken the Diocesan Curriculum and instead of dividing up by age or grade we will be dividing our teens by LEARNING STYLES. This first couple of weeks will be an opportunity for teens to identify their own personality and learning styles and then we will divide into these learning groups: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic.

We are keeping close adherence to the Diocesan Curriculum, just adding or augmenting to the way that we involve teens in learning. Our Sunday Nite Adult Leaders the learning topic, consult the chapters in either Catholic Connections and The Catholic Faith Handbook and focus their lesson on the exercises, activities and discussions in their learning style.

Here's who will be leading each session:

Visual: Kristen Manwaring and Colleen Tantello

Auditory: Aimee O'Connell and Lisa Carozzi

Reading/Writing: Joe Gambino and Barb Legere

Kinesthetic: Jack Reifsteck and Jacob Black.

In the next two weeks our teens will identify and choose their preferences but we want them to explore all the ways that they learn and encourage them to pray in different ways as well. Each teen will set their preferences and then they will be in a Learning Style for FOUR REGULAR MEETINGS. Then they'll switch to their 2nd preference and so on throughout the year.

One special note is that the Auditory Style will have a special emphasis on prayer. The topic will be the same as for all the sessions but it will be through the lens of prayer so that our teens begin to develop their own and preferred ways of communicating with God.

VerHulst Haunted Hayride

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

5161 West Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY


5161 W Ridge Rd Spencerport NY

SATURDAY October 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm


6:30 pm Teens MEET AT VerHulsts

Please be on time cause we are all be on ONE wagon!

8:30 pm Parents PICK UP teens at VerHulst Farm Market

Cost: $18 per person ($6 savings over regular price).

NOTE: Most of the time we have 50-60 people register for this fun event and that enables us to get a WHOLE WAGON to ourselves BUT if we do not have at least 45 people, we will have to increase the price to $24. I'll email and let you know if that happens on Friday, October 11.

Sign up at this link:


VerHulst’s requires payment by check and the Parish Office has to have time to process the payment.

Friends & Family are welcome to join us through the ONLINE Sign up only!

Please Note: Many younger teens find this ride VERY SCARY. If your teen is younger than 14 please plan on coming with them.

Sign up closes Thursday, October 9th

(registration link will be on the parish website some time next week)

What is a Parish Mission and why should Teens go?

A Parish Mission is a special time for ALL members of a parish to gather in a special way and grow together as a community in faith. At St Pius Tenth it is a way for all of us to refocus our energy after the fire, after rebuilding, moving in to the new and beautiful Church to make sure that our spirituality is as strong and beautiful as our building. For teens this is a special opportunity to be filled with the peace of the Lord and then lead the parish with energy and enthusiasm.

Themes: Sunday: Something is Missing, Monday: Experiencing the Holy Spirit, Tuesday: Living by the Holy Spirit

Who is invited: EVERYONE, Seniors, Parents, Singles, Young Adults, Teens and Children will be engaged by Fr Francis Pompei, OFM.

When: October 13, 14, 15 (Sunday-Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church.

On Tuesday evening the CYO, NCYC and Youth will be serving their homemade goodies after the retreat. Please let me know if you can contribute or help!

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Service Opportunities for Young People

St Pius X Teen Leadership Team

Young people empowered to share, grow and lead! The Teen Leadership Team exists to learn leadership skills, put those skills to use by planning and running classes for children, plan events for parish teens, help write Youth Nite Sessions, retreats and serve in the community.

Meeting Dates:

We will be meeting monthly on Sundays with occasional additional meetings as necessary (typically right before retreats):

October 20 – 8:30 AM to 10 AM

November 17, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

December 8, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

January 12, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

February 2, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

March 8, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

April 19, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

If you'd like some exciting opportunities to lead and grow email Barb Right Away!

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Childrens Liturgy of the Word

Aides and Teachers needed to help at 10:30 AM Mass throughout the year. Teach 15-20 min (lesson provided) based on the Sundays' gospel. You can be an aide or teacher depending on age and experience. You would be scheduled 1x per month. Parents also welcome. Friends welcome. Training provided. Youth Case training required. Call Kathy Salvas 451-0418 for more info. PLEASE NOTE: the correct phone number is 451-0418, sorry for the error in last week's post!

St Pius Tenth Youth Ministry

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” –1 Timothy 4:12