St Pius X Youth E-Date

January 22, 2020

Table of Contents

  1. NEW! How have You been called by God? Reflect on your call while hearing how Jesus called others in these readings
  2. NEW! SPX CYO Basketball Games Saturday & Sunday
  3. NEW! Special Parent-Teen Presentation FULLY ALIVE Jan 26th!
  4. CYO Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship!
  5. Consider a new kind of Vacation next summer - Family Camp at Camp Koinonia!
  6. NEW! Sign Up for SouperBowl Sunday!
  7. NEW! Looking for ideas for Service Week February Break!
  8. Sign Up Genius Link for Parents Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
  9. PDF of Sunday Youth Nite Schedule

2. Come See a Basketball Game this Weekend!

Check with Coaches for this weekend's schedule!

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3. SUNDAY YOUTH NITE: Fully Alive Health & Freedom: Understanding the Body

Sunday, Jan. 26th, 6-8pm

3000 Chili Avenue

Rochester, NY

An introduction to the Theology of the Body, health and fertility awareness

Special guest presenters include: Dr Matthew and Mrs. Michelle Kuhner, Dr Kuhner is the Academic Dean / Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at St Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry here in Rochester, Fr. Peter VanLieshout, SPX Parishioner Mrs. Noelle Pacer and national fertility expert Mrs Anne Olek, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CFCP, CFCE

This is and evening to introduce the Theology of the Body, health and fertility awareness.

Dr. Matthew Kuhner and his wife Mrs. Michelle Kuhner will talk about St. John Paul II’s analysis on human sexuality, the Theology of the Body, including their experience of applying the teachings of the Theology of the Body while living as single young adults before getting married, as well as now when they are a married couple. Following the presentation there will be time for parents and youth to process challenges and encouragements in the presentation.

Two teens will share their experience today as young people practicing their Catholic faith in light of different medical issues they face.

There will be time for parents and youth to process their presentation as well.

The conclusion will be a presentation about fertility care by Mrs. Ann Olek. In her presentation she will share how understanding the body will lead to a greater theological understanding of Health & Freedom. Again, following that presentation there will be time for parents and youth to process.

An evening for Youth Nite Parents and Teens

and an Enrichment Session for Parents & Confirmation Candidates

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4. SPX Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship THIS SUNDAY January 26


Parents of SPX CYO Players ages 9-14, here is a letter from our Knights of Columbus Council 17086

Hello Parents:

My name is Todd Esposito. As a St. Pius X parishioner and a member of the St Pius Tenth Knight of Columbus, Council 17086. I am writing to invite you to promote the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship that our council is hosting on Sunday, January 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the gym of St. Jude’s.

As you know, free throws are a huge part of the game of basketball. The ability to make free throws at crunch time is what every coach covets. Plus, by getting your players to value the free throw, you are also teaching them the finer tenets of the game. For instance, players that learn to take the ball to the basket in an aggressive, but controlled manner help their team’s offensive output. Winning the free throw battle means that your team finding the open person and playing team basketball.

Please encourage your player to attend the contest. Entry forms will be distributed to all CYO coaches from Mrs. Legere. Because of administrative tasks from the Knights of Columbus, all competitors must register using the official Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Entry Form/Score Sheet. Registrations are due to the CYO/Youth Ministry Office by 9:00 AM, Monday, January 13th. Proof of age must accompany all entry forms. Players may give their forms to your Coach by January 12th OR Parents can turn them in to the office directly.

Winners from our Council will progress to the district, regional (Syracuse) and state (West Point) and national levels of competition!

I look forward to seeing you on the 26th. It will be fun!


Todd Esposito

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5, SouperBowl of Caring

Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 8:30am-12pm

3010 Chili Avenue

Rochester, NY

SouperBowl of Caring February 1st & 2nd

Will you be watching?? Superbowl is just around the corner! Seven out of ten households in the US will be watching even if just for the commercials, spending an average of $78 per family on snacks. This Superbowl Sunday you’re invited to spend a fraction of that amount and buy SOUP to feed the hungry at Blessed Sacrament’s Supper Program and provide a Soup-erBowl of Caring for the most vulnerable in our area.

Bring your canned soup (mushroom or cream of chicken are most usable) to any Mass on Superbowl weekend, February 3rd & 4th. We will also happily accept cash donations that will go to our own Social Ministry Committee programs helping the needy in the St Pius X area. Teens and parents will be at the doors of church to accept your donations!

150 million people will tune into the Super Bowl while 48 million Americans struggle with hunger. Make a play with @souperbowl #TackleHunger

Sign Up to help with St Pius X SouperBowl Collection here:
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6. Want to grow closer as a family & renew your faith?

Consider a week at Camp Koinonia, a Catholic Family Camp which is about an hour from Rochester in the hills south of Canandaigua. You can come visit us for the day 6/13/20. Opportunities for teen and adult staff and volunteers available.

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7. Service Week just around the Corner

How do we show Christ to others? By the way we live our lives and our willingness to care for those in need.

Throughout Winter Break St Pius X will offer a variety of Service Opportunities for young people. I'm looking for great ideas now - if you're a teen, what kind of service experience would you like to try? If you're a parent - do you have a connection to a group that could use some help? Service projects should be 1-2 hours and need 5-8 teens. Email to offer suggestions!

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