St Pius X Youth E-Date

All Hallows Eve October 31, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Holy Day Mass Schedule
  2. NEW! Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday - BONUS meditation song
  3. Please Pray for our NCYC Pilgrims on retreat this weekend!
  4. NEW! NCYC Livestream info
  5. Hands of Christ Recognition for High School Seniors - Nominations Due 11/15
  6. Sign Up Genius Link for Parents Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
  7. Monthly Mass with Prayers for Healing - Monday Nov 4
  8. Service Opportunities - Fall Clean Up Nov 2
  9. Apple Pies for Veterans! Monday Nov 11
  10. NEW! Suicide Prevention Panel Presentation at St Christopher's Nov 12
  11. PDF of Sunday Youth Nite Schedule

1. Friday, November 1st, All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation

FRIDAY, November 1 ALL SAINTS DAY and First Friday Liturgy

at St Pius Tenth

7:30 AM

9:30 AM with St Pius School

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3. Pray for our NCYC Pilgrims!

The SPX NCYC Youth Pilgrims: Owen Bernard, Emma Crego, Michael Daly, Mikaela Engstrom, Seth Goodman, Claire Lander, Dominic Lippa, Valerie Manczak, Kyleigh Penner, Hannah Reale, Zach Reifsteck, Salomon Villasmil, Elizabeth Zerrillo. Adult Pilgrims: Kathleen Engstrom, Barb Legere, Mary Lander, Mary Ellen Reale.

These 17 Pilgrims will be attending the National Catholic Youth Conference November 20-24 in Indianapolis IN. They have spent the past year planning and preparing spiritually as well as financially and on November 1st and 2nd they will spend 24 hours on Retreat with the Pilgrims from the Southeast Rochester Catholic Community. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers!

4. NCYC Live Streaming

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.

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5. 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: and return it to Barb ( 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.

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7. Monthly Mass with Prayers for Healing

Teens are especially invited to join us this coming Monday, November 4th at 6:30 PM for the Monthly Mass with Prayers for Healing.

Service Opportunities for Young People

8. Fall Clean Up at St Pius X

Saturday, November 2, at 9:00 AM

This is one of our most popular service events!

This is a GREAT service project for a CYO Team!!

Come to St Pius X and help Boy Scout Troop 178 with our Fall parish grounds cleanup! Start time is 9:00 AM and we go till the job is done. Any help you can give is appreciated. We typically have pizza at lunchtime!

Bring any rakes, shovels, etc. Parents & teens (and teams) welcome!

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9. 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. If you are coming for the whole day please bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks will be provided.

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..


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.

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