St Pius X Youth E-Date

November 27, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. NEW! Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday - Advent is coming!
  2. NEW! Photos from NCYC 2019
  3. No Sunday Youth Nite
  4. Service Opportunities SWEM Basket Ministry - DRIVERS especially needed
  5. Giving Tree Info
  6. CYO - Values, We Teach It! Basketball Games begin Dec 7th!
  7. Sign Up Now for the March for Life in January
  8. Sign Up Genius Link for Parents Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
  9. PDF of Sunday Youth Nite Schedule
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2. NCYC 2019

NCYC 2019 was an outpouring of joy in the hearts of our Pilgrims!

To see a photo gallery please visit the NCYC page on the St Pius Tenth website:

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3. No Youth Nite Dec 1

No Youth Nite this weekend because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Hope your celebration is stuffed with blessings!

4. SWEM Christmas Food Baskets

Social Ministry Committee will be accepting and then delivering Christmas food baskets to SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministry) again this year.

To get the list of items needed please go to the food pantry cabinets in the Narthex of the Church. All the information you will need is right there.

All baskets can be dropped off next to the food pantry cupboards at Masses December 7th and December 8th. Please do not return your basket before December 7th. Volunteers will deliver the baskets to SWEM. We were very short on DRIVERS last year. Could you spare an hour to help on December 7th? Please email Barb if you are able to help with this!

Again, thank you for your continued generous support of this ministry.

5. Christmas Giving Tree Nov 30th


Our parish Christmas Giving Tree will be up and decorated next weekend,

November 30th. We have approximately 515 tags on the tree this year. The color and shape of the gift tag identifies the agency.

The organizations and tags (color, shape) are:

  • Catholic Charities Community Services (red churches),
  • Family Services of Rochester (pink stockings),
  • Foster Grandparents Program (yellow snowman),
  • Monroe Community Hospital (white angels),
  • Coldwater Rd. Women/Children Residential Home (brown gingerbread man),
  • Hope Hall (green trees), and
  • St. Mary’s Adult Day Care Program (purple bells).

This list will also be posted next to the Giving Tree.

Each tag will have a list of 3 suggested items to purchase. Only one gift needs to be purchased. (However, you may take as many tags as you wish).

Please wrap the gift, securely attach the tag, and return the gift to the giving tree. (Please put any gift cards into a box before wrapping).

All gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 15th, as the agencies will be picking them up.

Thank you again for your continued generosity and support for our “Christmas Giving”. All of the agencies involved are extremely grateful for your help

6. SPX CYO - Sports Medicine for the Soul: Character We Teach It

This year we’re excited to bring back a program designed to be used from a systems approach for our sports teams. It is a simple and systematic guide with 5 minute scripted discussions. Every 2 weeks our coaches will focus on a scripture verse and related character trait. Everyone hears and teaches the same valuable lesson...This is your opportunity to cultivate character traits such as respect, integrity, character, confidence, mental strength, healthy choices...and more.

We see Coaches as "Facilitators of Faith" Athletics provide our youth a positive environment in which to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The responsibility of fostering an environment in which athletes can mature in these areas often rests with the coach. Coaches are presented a unique opportunity to use the playing field as a mission field—to be a "Facilitator of Faith" in developing and furthering athletes’ Christian character and values.

Find out More

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St John’s in Spencerport and Our Mother of Sorrows (MOS) are partnering up to charter a bus to Washington DC for the Pro-Life March January 23-24.

The bus departs from MOS the evening of Jan 23rd (Thurs.) and arrive in DC Friday morning the 24th. There will be a Mass before the March, then we walk down Constitution Avenue at noon until about 3 with a break for food afterward.

The bus will leave DC at around 4pm to head back to Rochester. An expected arrival back here will be about midnight.

Seth Edwards, a teen representative on St John's Spencerport Pastoral Council, spoke at Masses last week and said, "[this is a] unique opportunity to put our faith into action. Since Roe v. Wade was decided 47 years ago over 45 million lives have been lost to abortion. Just think of all the potential that was lost with those lives; future doctors, lawyers, priests, presidents, never given a chance as their lives were cut off in the womb…Our faith compels us to fight for each life, because every individual has potential and value.”

Barb here: I grew up in Virginia and attended the March for Life annually for about 8 years. It's a wonderful, positive experience. I'd be delighted if we can revive the SPX commitment and send a group to the March this year!
Please email me, <> if you are interested in attending!

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