St Pius X Youth E-Date

September 13, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday!
  2. St Pius Tenth Youth Mass for ALL Teens in Chili followed by Bonfire & S'mores by the Pond!
  3. Register Now for FF/YM 2019-2020!
  4. Confirmation Info Sessions Sept 15 OR Sept 29
  5. Worthy of the Call Youth CASE Training October 1st
  6. Service Opportunities - Teen Leadership Team, Children's Choir, Children's Liturgy of the Word, Weeding SPX Office Garden
  7. Catholics ROCK Garden
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Opening Youth Mass

Sunday, Sep. 15th, 6-8pm

3010 Chili Avenue

Rochester, NY

Youth Mass for all teens in the Chili area!

Kick off Youth Nites—Sunday evenings from 6-8 pm.

Beginning Sunday, September 15th with Fr. Paul. Mass will start at 6 pm!

Mass will be followed by a meeting for parents and *bonfire * smores* and *glow-in-the-dark games* for teens, we'll end the evening by writing our prayer intentions for the year on sky lanterns and sending those prayers to the heavens!

Families and Siblings are welcome!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Sunday Youth Nites begin September 15th!

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Sacrament of Confirmation Information Sessions Sunday September 15th OR 29th

Information Session for youth and parents this Sunday, September 15 at 12:30 pm in the Parish Center,
OR if this date does not work Sunday, September 29, 12:30 pm in the Parish Center

To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration at St. Pius X the candidate needs to have foundational catechesis; if you have not registered your child in one of our Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs and your child does not go to a Catholic School I invite you to use the link below to register for this year’s Faith Formation/Youth Ministry.

The preparation to celebrate Confirmation is a 2-year process
with “prerequisites” to complete during the two school years before registering for Immediate Confirmation Preparation.

Some of these “prerequisites” are done separately from the regular catechetical programs that the young person is enrolled in,
either in one of our Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs or as a student in a Catholic School.

We waive the fee the Confirmation Prerequisite Process since you are registered in St. Pius X Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs,
because the registration fee helps pay for some of the components in the Prerequisite Program.

Link to Registration for Year I of the Confirmation Prerequisite Program

We look forward to assisting you with the preparation for Confirmation!

Worthy of the Call Youth Training - Next Session Oct 1st

We have a series of workshops available - teens need only attend one workshop every 3 years but must sign a new Code of Conduct every year.

· Tuesday, October 1, 3:00-5:00 pm

· Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

· Sunday, March 15, Noon to 2:00 pm Pizza & pop will be included.

All held in the Parish Office Large Conference Room

Kindly register on the parish website, one week before the training date.

Are you between the ages of 13 & 17 and work with children? Do you want to work with children this year (CYO Soccer or Basketball, Faith Formation, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, Country Fair, etc)?

The training consists of a video and reflection questions that cover topics such as the purpose of Youth Ministry, ways that you can protect yourself as a volunteer, signs that a young person is experiencing a crisis, and how to handle a young person in crisis. Sign up by visiting – Register for Events

Catholics Rock!

The Sunday Youth Nite teens answered “What does being Catholic mean to you?” and put their answers on rocks in the garden of the Parish Center. Take one, trade one, add your own! Use the #StPiusXChiliYM to tell us where you’ve left your rock!

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!

Calling All Middle Schoolers! Come Sing with Us!

Attention all kids in grades 2-8!

I would like to invite you to come sing in the children's choir starting this September . This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends and be more involved in the mass. Please see Amanda Varrone after mass with any questions. Or email her at

Thank you

Children 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!

Weeding SPX Office Garden

The Building and Grounds Committee is looking for a few people to weed the new garden by the SPX Office staircase. They have planted vinca vine in the gardens this year (see center photo above) but it will be a couple of seasons before it grows enough to fill in the gardens. Helpers are needed to clear out anything that isn't the vinca vine. You can work at your own pace and according to your own schedule. Just toss the weeds on to the grassy slope where they'll be composted by weekly mowing. If you need service paperwork completed contact me or the Parish Office.

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