St Pius X Youth E-Date
November 7, 2019
Table of Contents
- NEW! Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday
- NEW! Sunday Youth Nite on for this Sunday!
- LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Hands of Christ Recognition for High School Seniors - Nominations Due 11/15
- Service Opportunities
- THIS MONDAY! Apple Pies for Veterans! Monday Nov 11
- NEW! Giving Tree Info
- NEW! SWEM Basket Ministry - DRIVERS especially needed
- NEW! Sign Up Now for the March for Life in January
- Suicide Prevention Panel Presentation at St Christopher's Nov 12
- NEW! AQ Presents Godspell and
- NEW! Spencerport HS presents Annie!
- NCYC Livestream info
- Sign Up Genius Link for Parents Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
- PDF of Sunday Youth Nite Schedule
2. Sunday Youth Nite - November 10
Yes, we are meeting this weekend! Our Learning Groups will cover The Holy Trinity and Community
Why does Church matter? We learn and live our faith in community—the Holy Trinity is our best model! Youth Nites are Sunday evenings 6-8 pm.
3. The Hands of Christ Recognition for High School Seniors
The Hands of Christ is a recognition program from the Diocese of Rochester to assist parishes in affirming their high school seniors who have been the “Hands of Christ” in their church, home, school and community. Recognized seniors will receive a plaque from the Most Reverend Bishop Salvatore R. Matano at one of three special Recognition Ceremonies to be held in February 2019. This year St Pius Tenth Church is honored to host one of these Recognition Ceremonies.
The Criteria to receive this very special recognition: Is currently a high school senior * Has consistently demonstrated a Christian attitude by word and example * Has been actively involved in the parish as well as their school or community * Has been a positive role model to their peers, younger children and adults * Is a practicing Roman Catholic in a parish in the Diocese of Rochester and attends Mass.
The Nomination Process: Any one can nominate a HS Senior. If you’d like to nominate someone print out the form on the Hands of Christ page on the parish website: saintpiustenth.org and return it to Barb (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 15th. The Parish Staff reviews all nominations and puts forward those nominated to the Diocese. Those who are selected will receive a letter from the Pastor & Youth Ministry Director inviting them to participate in the Diocesan Hands of Christ Ceremonies and in our Parish Celebration.
4. Service Opportunities for Young People
5. Apple Pies for Veterans November 11th
The St Pius X teens are invited to come to the Parish Center on Veterans Day, MONDAY Nov 11th from 9 AM to 1 PM to make apple pies to give as a Thank You to a Veteran.
Each teen is asked to bring 2 pre-made pie crusts & 3. 5 lbs of pie apples. We’ll supply the sugar, spices, & foil pie pans. We’ll work together to make/bake the pies to thank Veterans for their service. Adult helpers are needed and appreciated!
Do you know a vet? You can take your pie home & give it to them. Don’t know a Vet? We’ll also be making additional pies to deliver to Chili VFW.
If you are coming for the whole day please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.
6. 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.
7. Looking ahead - Christmas Giving Tree Nov 30th
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE - Great FAMILY Service Project!
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
8. MARCH FOR LIFE 2020 IN D.C.! JOIN US!
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, <email@example.com> if you are interested in attending!
9. SUICIDE PREVENTION PANEL PRESENTATION
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:00 pm
St. Christopher’s Church – Corner of King Rd. & Union St. (Rt. 259)
Registration is Appreciated
Register through the St. Christopher’s Website or Facebook page
Karen Heisig – Board Chair WNY Chapter, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Paul Zeigler – Professor and Academic Advisor for Teacher Education Programs, Roberts Wesleyan College
Kelly Mohrman – Licensed Clinical Social Worker Suicide Prevention Program, Canandaigua Veterans Administration
Kristina Mossgrabber – Director Education and Community Outreach, National Alliance on Mental Illness
There is no charge for this presentation. However, a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted to assist the efforts of The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
Please pray for all of our Thespians this week while they are in final preparation for their productions next weekend!
11. Spencerport HS STAGE Drama Group presents Annie
12. NCYC Live Streaming
If you can't Be There ~ Go HERE!
All of the NCYC general sessions, including the closing liturgy, will be streamed live via the NCYC website (www.ncyc.info). This is a great way for family and friends who cannot be present to see you minister to 25,000 of your peers at NCYC.
Streaming will begin at approximately 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and at approximately 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday mornings.