St Pius X Youth E-Date

November 14, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. NEW! Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday
  2. NEW! CYO Basketball TipOff Mass & Dinner THIS Saturday!
  3. NEW! Special Sunday Youth Nite with Confirmation Candidates & Parents!
  4. NEW! Teen Leadership Team Meeting postponed
  5. Apple Pies for Veterans! Monday Nov 11 - THANK YOU!
  6. Giving Tree Info
  7. SWEM Basket Ministry - DRIVERS especially needed
  8. AQ Presents Godspell and
  9. Spencerport HS presents Annie!
  10. NCYC Livestream Info
  11. Sign Up Now for the March for Life in January
  12. Sign Up Genius Link for Parents Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
  13. PDF of Sunday Youth Nite Schedule

2. SPX CYO Pre-Season Mass and Tip Off Dinner Saturday November 16

This Saturday - CYO Mass & Tip-off Dinner: RSVP here and sign-up to bring something:

If you are bringing an item, you can drop it off in the gym before mass, or bring it after Mass.

Wear your St. Pius apparel to Mass, especially any basketball apparel you have.

Wait, you don't have any St. Pius Basketball apparel? Well, here's your chance to order some! It won't be here for the CYO Mass, but it will be here before Christmas!

For Apparel Orders, use the attached PDF to look at the items for sale, then use this link to place your order:

3. Sunday Youth Nite - November 17 For Confirmation Candidates AND Parents.

Special Youth Nite for all Parents and all Teens.

The regular SundayYouth Nite crowd will welcome their parents and teens from other programs, all Catholic school students and all of those parents as we have one of our four Parent-Teen Enrichment Sessions. This Sunday our focus will be on the CREED. The centerpoint of our faith and our lives as Catholics. Our meeting is, as always, 6-8 pm in the gym.

4.. Due to scheduling conflicts there will be NO TEEN LEADERSHIP TEAM Meeting this Sunday morning.

5. Eucharistic Holy Hour Thursday, November 21

As a follow up to the parish mission, on Thursday, November 21, there will be a Eucharistic holy hour (like Tuesday night of the mission) from 6:30 to 7:30. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and time of praise and worship. We will also be welcoming a parishioner to give witness to the Holy Spirit working in his life.

Service Opportunities for Young People

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6. Thank You! Apple Pies for Veterans


We had a great turnout and made 21 pies for our local veterans in just two and a half hours!!

7. 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.

8. 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

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Please pray for all of our Thespians this week while they are in final preparation for their productions next weekend!

9. AQ Presents Godspell

Online tickets:

Students are $8.50 online

Adults are $11 online

Seniors $8.50 online

If a group of adults wants to attend, they can get a group rate of $8.50/person. To get this special pricing, contact Megan Barbour at

10. Spencerport HS STAGE Drama Group presents Annie

Tickets cost $12 plus taxes and fees. Reserved tickets can be purchased online via ShowTix4U ( and at the door.

11. NCYC Live Streaming

Do you WISH you had signed up for NCYC all those months ago? Do you wish you were a teen again so you could experience all the awesomeness contained in one NCYC??

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 ( 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.


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

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