St Pius X Youth E-Date

September 26, 2019

Table of Contents

  1. Read the Gospel and get ready for the Coming Sunday
  2. Sunday Youth Nites have a NEW format!
  3. Register Now for FF/YM 2019-2020!
  4. Sign Up Genius Link for Volunteering with Youth Events and Retreats
  5. Confirmation Info Sessions - Sept 29
  6. Worthy of the Call Youth CASE Training - October 1st
  7. Service Opportunities - Teen Leadership Team, Children's Choir, Children's Liturgy of the Word, Weeding SPX Office Garden
  8. SAVE THE DATE - VerHulst Haunted Hayride- Saturday, Oct 12
  9. Special Invitation for Teens! - Parish Mission with Fr. Frank Pompei - Oct 13, 14, 15

Sunday Youth Nites - Parents Asked! We Listened!

Throughout the summer the Sunday Nite Youth Team Adults have met to create learning plans based on the needs of students. Parents have often told us about their children's learning needs - they need a quiet environment or that they really love the videos or that they need more physical activity to keep them engaged.

So we've listened! This year we've taken the Diocesan Curriculum and instead of dividing up by age or grade we will be dividing our teens by LEARNING STYLES. This first couple of weeks will be an opportunity for teens to identify their own personality and learning styles and then we will divide into these learning groups: visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic.

We are keeping close adherence to the Diocesan Curriculum, just adding or augmenting to the way that we involve teens in learning. Our Sunday Nite Adult Leaders the learning topic, consult the chapters in either Catholic Connections and The Catholic Faith Handbook and focus their lesson on the exercises, activities and discussions in their learning style.

Here's who will be leading each session:

Visual: Kristen Manwaring and Colleen Tantello

Auditory: Aimee O'Connell and Lisa Carozzi

Reading/Writing: Joe Gambino and Barb Legere

Kinesthetic: Jack Reifsteck and Jacob Black.

In the next two weeks our teens will identify and choose their preferences but we want them to explore all the ways that they learn and encourage them to pray in different ways as well. Each teen will set their preferences and then they will be in a Learning Style for FOUR REGULAR MEETINGS. Then they'll switch to their 2nd preference and so on throughout the year.

One special note is that the Auditory Style will have a special emphasis on prayer. The topic will be the same as for all the sessions but it will be through the lens of prayer so that our teens begin to develop their own and preferred ways of communicating with God.

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Sacrament of Confirmation Information Session Sunday September 29th

Information Session for Youth and Parents this Sunday, September 29, 12:30 pm in the Parish Center.

To prepare for a Sacramental Celebration at St. Pius X the candidate needs to have foundational catechesis; if you have not registered your child in one of our Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs and your child does not go to a Catholic School I invite you to use the link below to register for this year’s Faith Formation/Youth Ministry.!/builder/e1873672-3b54-4b21-8824-184a8d0a2fae

The preparation to celebrate Confirmation is a 2-year process with prerequisites to complete during the two school years before registering for Immediate Confirmation Preparation.

Some of these prerequisites are done separately from the regular catechetical programs that the young person is enrolled in, either in one of our Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs or as a student in a Catholic School.

We waive the fee the Confirmation Prerequisite Process since you are registered in St. Pius X Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Programs, because the registration fee helps pay for some of the components in the Prerequisite Program.

Link to Registration for Year I of the Confirmation Prerequisite Program

We look forward to assisting you with the preparation for Confirmation!

Worthy of the Call Youth Training - Next Session Oct 1st

We have a series of workshops available - teens need only attend one workshop every 3 years but must sign a new Code of Conduct every year.

· Tuesday, October 1, 3:00-5:00 pm

· Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

· Sunday, March 15, Noon to 2:00 pm Pizza & pop will be included.

All held in the Parish Office Large Conference Room

Kindly register on the parish website, one week before the training date.

Are you between the ages of 13 & 17 and work with children? Do you want to work with children this year (CYO Soccer or Basketball, Faith Formation, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, Country Fair, etc)?

The training consists of a video and reflection questions that cover topics such as the purpose of Youth Ministry, ways that you can protect yourself as a volunteer, signs that a young person is experiencing a crisis, and how to handle a young person in crisis. Sign up by visiting – Register for Events

Service Opportunities for Young People

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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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!

Weeding SPX Office Garden

The Building and Grounds Committee is looking for a few people to weed the new garden by the SPX Office staircase. They have planted vinca vine in the gardens this year (see center photo above) but it will be a couple of seasons before it grows enough to fill in the gardens. Helpers are needed to clear out anything that isn't the vinca vine. You can work at your own pace and according to your own schedule. Just toss the weeds on to the grassy slope where they'll be composted by weekly mowing. If you need service paperwork completed contact me or the Parish Office.

VerHulst Haunted Hayride

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 6:30-8:30pm

5161 West Ridge Road

Spencerport, NY

5161 W Ridge Rd Spencerport NY

SATURDAY October 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm


6:30 pm Teens MEET AT VerHulsts

Please be on time cause we are all be on ONE wagon!

8:30 pm Parents PICK UP teens at VerHulst Farm Market

Cost: $18 per person

Sign up on the parish website:


VerHulst’s requires payment by check and the Parish Office has to have time to process the payment.

Friends & Family are welcome to join us through the ONLINE Sign up only!

Please Note: Many younger teens find this ride VERY SCARY. If your teen is younger than 14 please plan on coming with them.

Sign up closes Thursday, October 9th

(registration link will be on the parish website some time next week)

What is a Parish Mission and why should I 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.

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

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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