SERVING GOD’S KINGDOM /WITNESSING JUSTICE AND LOVE IN ACTION:
St Pius Tenth is happy to provide opportunities which help to form our young people to lead an active Christian lifestyle recognizing that full initiation as a Catholic challenges all of us to service as a way of life.
Opportunities for the development and sharing of individual gifts and talents are important to the Confirmation process and for all young people. These opportunities are provided both within the context of parish ministries, i.e. lector, musician, catechist, as well as in the service to the poor, elderly, and disadvantaged.
In order for service projects to be viewed as more than simple requirements to earn a stated number of hours, they need to be well planned. Time should be given in preparation and dialogue beforehand as well as in discussing the outcomes and implications after the projects occur.
St Pius X young parishioners are invited to participate in a wide variety of service projects some annual and some are one time events. Service projects focus on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Young people are very welcome to serve at our weekend Liturgies as Lectors, Welcome Committee Members, Ushers, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Handmaids, and Special Ministers of the Eucharist. Some ministries
Service Events in our through our Parish: Christmas Caroling, Campus Clean up 1st weekend in October, Set up for Christmas Sale, St Pius X Flea Market, St Pius X Country Fair, St Pius Volunteer Gala, Summer Fun Event for Children.
Service Events Outside our Parish: Atria Senior Living Community, Bethany House (cleaning), Bethany House (monthly prayer services) Cardboard Campout, Painting rooms at Notre Dame Retreat House, SWEM Food Baskets, Soup-erBowl of Caring, St Michael’s Woodshop, Women’s Place (shelter for women & children), Veterans Day Apple Pie Baking, Homeless Outreach Initiative through Blessed Sacrament Church.
Service Event Discussion Questions
Before Service Event
After Service Event