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Volunteer ‘Thank You’ Party, 4/21/18

Attention All Volunteers.Our annual parish volunteer thank you party will be Saturday night, April 21st, in the school gym after the 5:00 pm mass for anyone who volunteered for an adult parish ministry during 2017 and 2018 including all new tour guides and greeters and ushers.The party will start right after the 5:00 p.m. Mass until about 10:00 p.m.  All volunteers are welcome to bring a guest to the party.  Hors d’oeuvres, open bar (water, soda, beer, wine) all night, buffet dinner, music, and dancing.All underage volunteers must be accompanied by a parent.  An underage volunteer may bring both parents.A RSVP is needed for ordering the right amount of food.  Parish Council members will be at the doors after all the masses on March 17th & 18th and March 24th & 25th accepting sign ups.You can also RSVP with your name and whether or not you are bringing a guest by email to:  [email protected] or  RSVP to the Parish Office (585) 247-2566  or [email protected] by April 6th.

Thank you to all our volunteers!!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS, 3/10-3/11

[Saturday only] Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight!

The Diocesan Day of Penance & Mercy is this Wed., March 14th, from 12 noon-7 pm.

 

This Thursday is our final Lenten Retreat presentation.  It will be held at St. Theodore’s Church and Dr. Gerry Gacloch’s presentation will be on what Pope Francis has to say in his Encyclical, Laudato Se, about care of the earth.  The 1st presentation will be at 4:30 pm and repeated at 6:30 pm, and the Soup Supper will be in between, at 5:30 pm.  What a nice way to finish up your Lenten journey!

 

The following are the Training Meetings scheduled for this week:

Greeters on Sunday at 4:00 pm and Ushers on Sunday at 6:00 pm

Altar Servers on Monday at 5:30 pm

Tour Guides on Tuesday at 7:00 pm

For all meetings, please meet in the Matthew/Mark Room.

 

Sign-up sheets are now available on the counter by the Parish Center kitchen for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and all Easter Masses.  We need altar servers, lectors, and Eucharistic Ministers.  Greeters & Ushers will sign up at their training meetings.

 

Tickets are on sale now for our 12th Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser, which will be held on Sunday, April 15th at the Italian American Community Center.  We are also in need of many volunteers.  Please check the bulletin this weekend for more details!

 

To All Volunteers…save the date for our Volunteer Appreciation “thank you” party on April 21st.  We will need RSVPs.  You can sign up next weekend after all Masses or call the Parish Office.

 

This is the last weekend that the Girl Scouts will be selling their hard-to-resist cookies after all Masses.  Each package of cookies is only $4.00.  Be sure to get yours early since they sold out last weekend!

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, 3/3-3/4

Don’t forget that next weekend is daylight savings time, and you need to set your clocks one hour ahead!

Also, next weekend we will be holding a second collection to support the Catholic Relief Services.  Please make all checks payable to St. Pius Tenth Church.

This Thursday, March 8th, our Lenten Retreat will be held here at St. Pius!  The film “Before the Flood” will present a riveting account of the dramatic changes due to climate change, and Leonardo DiCaprio will be narrating it.    The presentation is at 4:30 pm and repeated at 6:30 pm.  And Sr. Jean Catherine has planned a wonderful Soup Supper in the school gym at 5:30 pm.  There will be plenty of soup and desserts, so we hope you can join us!

 

This is a reminder to those who have signed up or who may now be interested, there will be a Volunteers Meeting for Greeters on Sunday, March 11th, at 4:00 p.m. and for Ushers at 6:00 p.m.  Also, the Volunteers meeting for Tour Guides will be on Tues, March 13th, at 7:00 p.m.  For all meetings, please meet in the Matthew/Mark Room.  No sign-up is required.  There is more information on the Tour Guides’ meeting in this weekend’s bulletin.

 

Our 12th Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 15th at the Italian American Community Center.  The tickets are available on our website or in the Parish Office.  Be sure to check the bulletin this weekend for more details!

 

Next weekend is the Saint’s Place Drive.  Be sure to check the bulletin for items needed.  All monetary contributions that weekend will be earmarked for the World Need Fund to assist Saint’s Place with their wish list.

 

Our St. Pius Tenth, 4th Annual Basketball tournament is being held in the school gym on Sunday afternoon.  Stop by to watch our teams in action!

 

The Girl Scouts will be selling their delicious cookies after all Masses.  Each package of cookies is only $4.00. Please stop by after Mass and see a Girl Scout to purchase your cookies.

 

[Saturday only]  The St. Patrick’s Day party is tonight, and tickets can be purchased at the door!  It starts at 6:30 pm in the school gym, and the cost is only $25 (cash or check).  Come over and enjoy great Irish food and live music by Everheart!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, 2/24 & 2/25

Anointing of the Sick will follow the 10:30 Mass in the Matthew & Mark Room.

 

Our 5-parish Regional Lenten Retreat continues this Thursday at Holy Ghost.

Jim Morris, the Vice President of Family Services at Catholic Family Center, will talk about the refugee resettlement.  The presentations are at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm with the Soup Supper at 5:30 pm.

 

And for our Young adults (at least 21 years old) during this Lenten season, Theology on Tap will begin this Wed., February 28th, at 7:30 p.m. at MacGregor’s on Buffalo Rd.  This is a 4-week series for young adults and friends to gather, discuss, and reflect on issues of faith.

 

We are still in need of more volunteers for our Soup Supper at St. Pius on March 8th.  We need volunteers to make soup, help set up, serve, and clean up for the Soup Supper.  If you are interested in volunteering, please see our wonderful Sr. Jean after Mass today!

 

On Saturday, March 3rd, the Diocese of Rochester will commemorate the 150th anniversary of its establishment, created by Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1868.  To commemorate this milestone, Bishop Salvatore Matano will offer the 4:00 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday, March 3rd, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  All are cordially invited to attend.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Party tickets are now on sale in the Parish Office and on our website under the Events tab.  It will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, in the school gym.  The cost is $25.00 per person.  Come and enjoy some great Irish food and music by Everheart.

 

And next weekend, the Girl Scouts will be selling their irresistible cookies after all Masses next weekend.  Each package of cookies is only $4.00.  Please stop by after Mass and see a Girl Scout to purchase your cookies.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, 2/17 & 2/18

The Parish Office is closed on Monday for Presidents’ Day and School will be closed the entire week.

 

The Lenten Family Faith Fun Film will be on Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  The movie will be “Wonder.”  Soda, pizza and popcorn will be served.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Our 5-parish Regional Lenten Retreat continues this Thursday at St. Helen’sLibrada Paz will talk about the struggles and hardships of the farm workers of this area.  The presentations are at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm with the Soup Supper at 5:30 pm.

 

Also, we are in need of volunteers for our Soup Supper at St. Pius on March 8th.  We need volunteers to make soup, help set up, serve, and clean up for the Soup Supper.  If you are interested in volunteering, please see our wonderful Sr. Jean after Mass today!

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE ROCHESTER CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE.  The conference will be held on Saturday, March 10th at the Aquinas Institute in Rochester.  Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Mass with our Bishop, hear national speakers, Dr. Edward Sri and Danielle Bean, view the Eucharistic Miracles exhibition, and connect with other Catholic women.  Please see Chelsea Zerrillo after Mass today!!

Save the date for our St. Patrick’s Day Party is on Saturday, March 3rd, in the school gym.  There are more details in the bulletin.  Tickets will be available online or at the Parish Office.

 

The St. Pius Tenth Men’s Group is once again holding the popular Sportsmen’s Dinner on Friday, February 9th (the Friday before Ash Wednesday). 

Once again we will have the dinner in the SPX School Cafeteria. (In case you are not familiar, enter the North Door to the School and take the stairs on the left). 
We’ll gather beginning around 6pm and will begin eating around 6:30 and we usually go till about 9pm or so. There is a kitchen available for cooking or warming food.

If you have some game in the freezer (or happen to kill it on the way to the dinner), you are welcome to cook it up to share with other like-minded hunters! If you want, please feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share.

If you are not a hunter, come and sample the fruits of the hunting harvest in a social atmosphere. We will also offer one or two non-game dishes for those who are not so inclined to eat the hunted.

There’s something for everyone. Drinks and snacks will also be provided. A free-will offering is all that it takes and you are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend from outside the Parish as well.

We hope to see you Friday evening February 9th in the SPX School Cafeteria!

Christmas Masses at St. Pius Tenth Church

Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve:
4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 11:00 pm

Monday, December 25th, Christmas Day:
9:30 am

Masses for the 4th Sunday of Advent will follow our regular schedule
Saturday, December 23rd, 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 24th, 8:30 am and 10:30 am

 

 

 

Fishers of Men presents special guest speaker Deacon Bruno Petrauskas, who will speak on “Love in Marriage” from Pope Francis’s  Apostolic Exhortation Joy of Love.

Bruno has addressed the group twice before.  It was a dynamic, interactive “conversation”.

  • Want to know what an exhortation is?
  • Want to know what the Church teaches?
  • Are you a man?
  • Are you married?
  • Do you have children?
  • Are you engaged?
  • Are you single?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, this is for you!
All men, of any faith, are welcome to attend.  Please invite a friend, son, etc. and share this information with your friends.
WHERE: St. Pius Tenth School Cafeteria (enter Chestnut Ridge Rd)
WHEN: Saturday October 7 at 7 AM (light breakfast & coffee provided, free-will donation)

Fr. Paul explains the Priest & Deacon’s vestments, and the significance of key parts of the Mass.  Share this with anyone who wants to better understand the Mass!

In the beginning of the video he is holding a copy of A Pastoral Letter From The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester on the Year of the Eucharist 2017-2018, commemorating the Diocese of Rochester’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

THE MASS by Father Paul Bonacci from saintpiustenth on Vimeo.

Join us at 7 AM Saturday 6/17/2017 for our last meeting of the 2016-2017 season.

We’ll be surveying about slight time change options that some have requested for next season.
Be sure to let us know your thoughts.
You can also sign up for the 2017 Men’s Conference, or visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rochester-catholic-mens-conference-2017-registration-33225862449

Pope Francis has  requested worldwide feedback concerning issues that will be addressed at the October 2018 Synod of Bishops on “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.”

To prepare for the Synod, Pope Francis has written a Letter to Young People (ages 16-29) and the Synod of Bishops has released a preparatory document.
In response to the Holy Father’s request, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester invites your consultation through an online questionnaire. To take the questionnaire, click here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TXNSXP5

Please note: The questions from the preparatory document require a text (written) response. If you would like to review the questionnaire, please read through the preparatory document first. You will be able to skip any of the questions.

Information gathered in our Diocese, through the questionnaire and focus groups, will be included in the final report sent to the Vatican by the U.S. Bishops.

The questionnaire will be open until July 24, 2017.