St Pius X Youth E-Date

March 19, 2020

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While we are not gathering in the buildings at 3010 Chili Ave we can and will be gathering in new and creative ways! Check out Fr Paul's new FB page, a new Sunday Youth Nite format and ways to help us connect while we're socially distant.

  1. St Pius X Pastor's Pastoral Page
  2. DOR Coronavirus Info
  3. Read the Gospel
  4. Get the Skinny on Fasting
  5. BIGGEST YOUTH NIGHT EVER. It’s called ProjectYM Live
  6. Connect with SPX Teens via GroupMe
  7. Is Your Teen an Insta-Expert?
  8. Mini-videos - What is Worship, Really? and What is Spiritual Communion?
  9. Be Not Afraid - a mini retreat for adults
  10. Podcasts for the Parents
1. St. Pius X Pastor's Pastoral Page

Fr Paul has started a new Facebook page for reflections, updates and helping our community stay connected. Visit the page and like it to see it regularly on your newsfeed.

2. Diocese of Rochester Coronavirus Response

In response to the Coronavirus, the Diocese of Rochester has suspended public Masses until further notice. Priests will continue to say private Mass and some diocesan parishes plan to continue live streaming.

4. Why Do We Practice Fasting? Illustrated Guide

Why? why? why? What's the point of fasting from things or abstaining from meat on Fridays? Check out this illustrated guide to discover new insights!

The Skinny On Fasting
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It’s been a crazy few weeks. There’s a lot up in the air, and we’re not sure when we’ll start gathering at the church again – but that doesn’t mean youth nights have to stop…

Thousands of teenagers from across the country are gathering on Sunday nights for the BIGGEST YOUTH NIGHT EVER. It’s called ProjectYM Live and each week it’ll feature some of the biggest speakers and worship leaders in the Catholic youth ministry world.

Our parish is signed up to participate – all your teenager has to do is head to PROJECTYM.COM/WATCH this Sunday at 8pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Two quick notes:

  • The broadcast starts at 8pm EDT, but plan to have your student log in a few minutes early to make sure they’re on when it starts.
  • They can access the event on any device with a web browser – but the faster the connection, the better.

I’ll shoot you an email on Sunday afternoon to remind you.

Ps. Though this event is geared at teenagers, you are invited to watch along with them!

6. Connect with SPX Teens During Youth Nite using GroupMe App

GroupMe is a mobile group messaging app recommended by our Diocese of Rochester Youth Ministry Department for our NCYC Pilgrims. It's safe & secure and easy to use. Download the GroupMe app, add me and then join the group using the QR code above or this link:

You're invited to my new group 'SPX Sunday Youth Nites' on GroupMe. Click here to join:

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7. Is Your Teen an Insta-Expert?

I need the help of a few friendly teens! The Parish has an Instagram account but we could utilize it much more effectively if we had a group of young people who are able to coach me on it. Please email me ( or reach out on FB if your teen would like to help out!
3 Minute Theology 5.4: What is Worship?
Spiritual Communion and Pastoral Care During COVID-19



Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST

Online Retreat for Adults- FREE (normally this is a retreat for youth ministry leaders but the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry has opened it to anyone at this time).

Presented by Doug Brummel Moderated by Cindee Case, Diocese of Youngstown

“Be Not Afraid” is something more easily sung than done these days, especially by ministry leaders caught in between what is known and what is unknown during this COVID-19 crisis. Join inspirational storyteller, speaker, comedian and musician, Doug Brummel, for this special Lenten webinar retreat to help us pause and reflect on the presence of Christ in our midst during a time of increased anxiety, fear and worry.

Can’t join live? Register anyway and receive a recording post webinar.

10. Podcasts for the Parents - Roy Petifils

Roy Petitfils is an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. He is a therapist at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. He holds a Masters in Mental Health and School Counseling from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is an expert in raising and understanding teenagers.

Roy will be a featured speaker in the Diocese of Rochester next Fall and he's one of my favorite authors! Check out his 3 part podcast series on Teens & Trauma at this link:

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