St Pius X Youth E-Date

October 10, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. NEW! Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday
  2. NEW! Safe Environment Newsletter from DOR - How to Talk to Teens about Sexting
  3. Special Invitation for Teens! - Parish Mission with Fr. Frank Pompei - Oct 13, 14, 15
  4. Sign Up to Make Cookies for Parish Mission
  5. NEW! Teen Leaders Meeting next week Sunday Oct 20
  6. NEW! PDF of Sunday Youth Nite Schedule
  7. NEW! Please Pray for our NCYC Pilgrims!
  8. NEW! Hands of Christ Recognition for High School Seniors - Nominations Due 11/15
  9. NEW! Special All Saints Meeting for Youth at Holy Ghost Cemetery 11/3
  10. Sign Up Genius Link for Parents Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
  11. Service Opportunities - Children's Liturgy of the Word
  12. NEW! Save the Date to make Apple Pies for Veterans! 11/11
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What is a Parish Mission and why should Teens go?

A Parish Mission is a special time for ALL members of a parish to gather in a special way and grow together as a community in faith. At St Pius Tenth it is a way for all of us to refocus our energy after the fire, after rebuilding, moving in to the new and beautiful Church to make sure that our spirituality is as strong and beautiful as our building. For teens this is a special opportunity to be filled with the peace of the Lord and then lead the parish with energy and enthusiasm.

Themes: Sunday: Something is Missing, Monday: Experiencing the Holy Spirit, Tuesday: Living by the Holy Spirit

Who is invited: EVERYONE, Seniors, Parents, Singles, Young Adults, Teens and Children will be engaged by Fr Francis Pompei, OFM.

When: October 13, 14, 15 (Sunday-Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 PM in the Church.

On Tuesday evening the CYO, NCYC and Youth will be serving their homemade goodies after the retreat. Please let me know if you can contribute or help!

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St Pius X Teen Leadership Team

Young people empowered to share, grow and lead! The Teen Leadership Team exists to learn leadership skills, put those skills to use by planning and running classes for children, plan events for parish teens, help write Youth Nite Sessions, retreats and serve in the community.

Meeting Dates:

We will be meeting monthly on Sundays with occasional additional meetings as necessary (typically right before retreats):

October 20 – 8:30 AM to 10 AM

November 17, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

December 8, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

January 12, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

February 2, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

March 8, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

April 19, 8:30 AM to 10 AM

If you'd like some exciting opportunities to lead and grow email Barb Right Away!

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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!

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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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Special All Hallows Meeting at Holy Ghost Parish

Sunday, November 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm

Holy Ghost Parish Center (250 Coldwater Rd)

6:00 pm meet at Holy Ghost Parish Center with Holy Family & St Theodore’s Youth for welcome, discussion of cemetery etiquette, understand assignments, then we walk the cemetery, watch a skit (on death, grief & resurrection) in cemetery.

7:00 pm Go back to Parish Center for snacks & discussion on eternal life & saints.

8:00 pm meeting ends, parents pick up at Holy Ghost.

Things you need to know:

¨ CASE-Trained Parents are welcome and needed to walk with the group & are welcome to participate in the whole evening. Please email Barb to register.

¨ Bring a flashlight.

¨ Please dress for the weather. Parts of the meeting will be outdoors. If your parent is not present you need a permission slip (which you can get by emailing Barb).

Service Opportunities for Young People

Childrens Liturgy of the Word

Aides and Teachers needed to help at 10:30 AM Mass throughout the year. Teach 15-20 min (lesson provided) based on the Sundays' gospel. You can be an aide or teacher depending on age and experience. You would be scheduled 1x per month. Parents also welcome. Friends welcome. Training provided. Youth Case training required. Call Kathy Salvas 451-0418 for more info. PLEASE NOTE: the correct phone number is 451-0418, sorry for the error in last week's post!

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Save the Date! Apple Pies for Veterans

Monday, November 11th 9:00—1:00 PM in the Parish Center. Make a pie and then deliver it to your favorite veteran or Chili VFW. Parents welcome!

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