Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Children's RCIA elect from St. Pius X participated in the Rite of Election Sunday, March 9th at St. Amelia in Tonawanda. All those to receive the sacraments of initiation in the diocese at the Easter Vigil gathered there for the special rite.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Family Lent Retreat, Sat., Mar 8th, brought together the parish family to reflect on the empty tomb of Christ. The Franciscan Mystery Players gave a moving performance of the "Way of Christ," placing the Stations of the Cross in touch with everyday life with the help of young actors and multimedia effects. A significant number of parishioners without school-age children also attended the retreat as a spiritual preparation for Lent, making this a true "family retreat" for the whole parish.
Procession with symbols of Christ's passion.
Fr. Jim's talk for adults and parents on the resurrection.
Paul Schimert's testimony at the session for adults.
Inside the empty "tomb."
One of the children's break-out sessions.
The hall at the Fr. Weber Centered was filled for "The Way of the Cross" by the Franciscan Mystery Players.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Family Lent Retreat is Sat 3/8 from 9am to 12 pm, starting in the church. This year we are featuring the celebrated Franciscan Mystery Players who will performing "The Way of the Cross" and the theme for the retreat is "The Tomb of Christ." We ask that each of our faith formation families attend one of the two retreats each year (in fact, we cancel two weeks of classes for that reason). Please RSVP to the FF office at 688-5417 if you have not already done so. Already attended the Advent Retreat? You're certainly welcome to attend this one as well if you like. There will be a special breakout session for teens at this retreat, Fr. Jim will have a talk for the adults followed by small groups, and there will be activities for all other age groups. Also, there will be snacks, Bible charades, prayer, meditation, music, and quality time for the whole family.
Ms. Prefontaine and the VBS crew has already been working hard on fundraising. Their next event is the "Pius' Got Talent" talent show, which is scheduled for 6pm Sat May 31. Both adults and youth are welcome to audition for it, and applications are in the FF office.
Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School! It will be 8:45am-12:10pm Mon July 21 through Fri July 25 and costs only $20 or $55 per family. It is for any children in the parish or outside the parish who will be entering the 4th grade at the oldest and 3 1/2 years old at the youngest. Anyone entering 5th grade or older (we need adults too!) can volunteer for VBS. The theme this year will be "Weird Animals," because God loves all of us even though we're different! Register now as a participant or volunteer
in the FF office.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Our faith formation community came together on Saturday, November 23 to celebrate and learn about the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary at our Family Advent Retreat.
|The Knights of Columbus lead the procession with the statue of Mary.|
|Students placed a crown on Mary's head.|
|The Children's Choir led the congregation in song.|
|Students learned how to meditate on the mysteries.|
|Fr. Jim gave a talk to parents on the Joyful Mysteries, followed by small group discussion.|
|Rosary-making as a family.|
|The Rosary Musical by Quiet Waters Productions.|
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Check out a clip of the Rosary Musical from YouTube, which will be performed and prayed here at St. Pius X at the Advent Family Retreat, 9am - 12pm Saturday, November 23.