Young Adults

                             ST. PIUS X YOUNG ADULT GATHERINGS

In light of the pandemic, and the weather getting better
St. Pius X Young Adult (18-39)  are gathering outdoors,
the first and the third Thursday of the Month, 7 – 8:30 p.m
Please contact Deacon Johan Engström for more information:
[email protected]

Thursday, August 5 at 7pm.
We gather for fellowship and Bible Study – Focus on Peace
We are meeting by the Statue of Mary OR under the Carport next to the Church.
Depending on weather. Bring your bibles and camping chairs.

Thursday, August 19 at 7 pm
Guest speaker, Patrick Fox – On violence in the community &
a conversation how can we help bring peace/respond in our faith
We are meeting by the Statue of Mary OR under the Carport next to the Church.
Depending on weather. Bring your bibles and camping chairs.

Topics this past year were:
Kickball with Mary & Out door Movie night – Prince of Egypt
We played Kickball on the Front Lawn –

Mary was our Team Prayer Manager

Then we watched The Prince of Egypt
while reflecting on How God Leads Us

Campfires, Hymns, and S‘mores oh My
We gathered by the Fire Pit for Singing and Fellowship

SPX Young Adults at the Movies – Risen
at Cinemark Tinseltown USA

Lord of the Rings 
Watched one of the movies before each gathering,
at our gatherings we discussed the faith connections we found.

Virtual Evening of Reflection
Theme: Living our Faith in the Secular World during the Pandemic.
Facilitator: Damien O’Connor, Sr. Dir. Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Knights of Columbus.

Cooking and Baking with Friends
In preparation for the Holidays we will be Cooking/Baking in our own kitchens and sharing our recipes to enhance the Season.
Contact Deacon Johan for ZOOM login.

Christmas Caroling at Nursing Home

We are using the movie as a spring board for discussion and learning.
Contact Deacon Johan for ZOOM login.

Bonfire, Smores and Planning .
Gathering at the fire pit by the pond for fellowship and planning.
We provide fire – you bring smores fixings.

Called & Gifted – a look at a discernment process that helps Christians discern the presence of charisms, spiritual gifts, in their lives.
Deacons –
Why do we have them? Where did it come from? What is their function?
Parking Lots and Patrons— we hosted a diocesan gathering where we shared information about St. Pius X, both the saint and the parish

ZOOM Nights—
we gathered online during the lockdown.
Game night
—We brought games and hung out for some fellowship
Christmas Caroling —We went out in one of the local neighborhoods.

Christmas Cards—Creating cards for pediatric hospital units and nursing homes
Panel of members from Religious Orders:
Basilian Fathers, Carmelite Fathers, Sisters of Mercy and Sisters of St. Joseph. 
Speakers will share about religious order life.
Prayer for the Deceased
with the Parish.
—Background About Rosary
& Ways To Pray the Rosary
Liturgy of the Hours
What is it? How, When & Where do we Pray it?
Field Trip to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Holy Days of Obligation
Why are they? What are they? How do they impact our lives?
Service – creating care bags for Homeless Ministry.
Catholic Social Teachings – what are they? Why do we serve?

Grilling with God
Gather for Evening Prayer, Fellowship & Bonfire. S’mores provided.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Open discussion with Father Paul Bonacci, Pastor of St. Pius X, about the Sacrament.

Service – Pumpkin Painting
Painting pumpkins and donating them to a local group home as decorations.