St. Pius X Youth Ministry
We Celebrate Youth, We Welcome, Include, And Respond To
Our Youth's Needs As Valuable Members Of The
St. Pius-X Parish Community.
St. Pius Youth Ministry
In Youth Ministry we promote the responsible participation of youth in the life, mission, and work of our parish community. This ministry includes preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation and High School and Jr. High School programming for social, service, and outreach initiatives.
We need adult volunteers for office help, telephone, publicity, and reporting activities for the Pius Connection, director of One Act Play, chaperons for trips and local events, coordinators of service group or trash bag sales (just to mention a few).
Time and Talent Opportunities
Our Youth Ministry develops and coordinates age appropriate experiences to reinforce the Catholic based values being fostered in the youth of St. Pius X parish. To succeed the Youth Ministry needs the active participation of adult parishioners to assist in the various youth ministry programs.
Review the Youth Programs listed to see if you have a gift of time, talent, or treasure that could enhance the SPX Youth Ministry. These programs provide opportunities for group interaction, or individual reflection. All adult parishioners are invited and encouraged to take part in these programs.
Youth Ministry Coordinatior
The North Deanery High School Youth Ministry Lenten Series has begun. Here is a list of the dates, times, locations and events:
March 2, 2014 Mardi Gras Life Teen Kickoff at St. Pius X 7:00 pm March 5, 2014 Ash Wednesday Soup & Bread at St. Pius X 6:30 pm March 12, 2014 Son of God Movie at AMC Castleton 6:15 pm March 18, 2014 Speaker at St. Simon 7:00 pm March 23, 2014 Musical Stations of the Cross at St. Matthew 7:30 pm April 8, 2014 Pizza and Penance at St. Luke 6:00 pm April 13, 2014 Easter Basket Assembly at St. Matthew 12:30 pm April 14, 2014 Easter Basket Distribution at St. Matthew 4:00 pm
North Deanery Easter Basket Service Project
Mission: *To heed the call for Alsmgiving during Lent by providing food for an Easter meal for families who are financially challenged...*To spread the power of our faith to the "streets and neighborhoods"...
St. Pius X Parish/School is collecting:
Mac & Cheese - 1,600 boxes
We are trying to help feed over 800 families!
Cash contributions are gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of fresh Ham and other perishable items. Checks can be made out to SPX Youth Ministry.
Donate $20.00 & "Buy A Bag"
Please bring in your donations to school beginning March 4th through April 9th
Each class is asked to decorate their collection box (which will be provided) to represent the meaning of Lent: Preparing for Easter! Boxes will be judged and a pizza party will be awarded to the winning classroom.
YOUTHWORKS Mission Trip
Each year since 2006 St. Matthew Parish has taken high school students on a summer mission trip They started with eight brave souls going to Savannah and have grown to as many as forty-eight people traveling throughout the eastern United States. During that time they have served many, and all involved have grown much stronger in their faith and their witness for Christ. This past summer, some of our St. Pius youth joined this group and YouthWorks in St. Louis.
This year the group will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota to participate in another YouthWorks summer mission trip. The dates of the trip are from July 26 through August 2nd. We are excited to announce that we'll be attending this mission trip not only with St. Matthews, but also with youth from St. Simons.
An organizational meeting will be held on March 9th at 12:30 pm to provide more information on the trip. We will meet in the Community Room at St. Matthew Parish. You will be able to register prior to this meeting, or you can wait and register at the meeting. Please note once our student slots are full we will put additional registrants on a waiting list. The remainder of this note includes information on cost, fund-raising and time frames you can use to determine your interest in this trip.
The actual cost for each participant on this mission trip is roughly $525.00. However, we do not ask any family to pay this amount. We ask the family of each high school student going on the trip to pay $400.00 of the actual cost through a combination of out of pocket payments and personal fund-raising. The additional funds needed to support the trip are raised through group activities. To clarify, each family pays $300.00 out of pocket to cover the YouthWorks registration for their high school student. We then ask that the remaining $100.00 be raised by the student individually as part of our Box City event on May 31, 2014. If a family cannot afford this contribution, but there is still interest in attending, we will work to make financial arrangements so the high school student can participate.
There are a couple of different payment options for families to consider. First families can pay the entire $300.00 at the time of registration and pay the $100 Box City portion in June. Second, we have a payment plan that spreads payment over a longer period as indicated below.
Payment 1 Due at Registration $100.00
Payment 2 Due March 9th $100.00
Payment 3 Due April 15th $100.00
Payment 4 Due at Box City - May 31st $100.00
As a reminder, the Box City payment is $100.00 to be raised by the student. If these payment options do not work for a family, we can work out different arrangements at the time of registration.
If you are considering registering your high school student for the mission trip, please review the dates, the cost and the payment options and let Angie know what questions you have. The hope of the mission team is to get firm commitments from families at the time of registration so we can get the trip filled and start the planning process with the participants.
Please find registration forms for the trip here. If you want to register before the meeting please bring the form and a $100.00 to Shalom or to the Parish Office, and Angie will put you on the registration list. Spots are first come, first serve!
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