HARD WORK AND PRAYER ON MISSION TRIP
Fairfield County Catholic, November 2013
FAIRFIELD—“What an incredible week in Pittsburgh for the St. Pius Youth Group! We learned about sacrifice through our service, grew closer to one another and grew in our faith,” says 16-year-old Kelly Walsh of her recent mission trip to help the poor in Pennsylvania.
It was the second mission trip for the Fairfield-Ludlow High School junior, who served in last year’s work camp in Groton, MA. She says that working in the intense heat and roughing it in a local high school was a rewarding experience that deepened her faith.
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ST. PIUS X CHOIR NEWS
FROM THE CHOIR LOFT
Beginning in the fall, we are happy to report that we will be officially starting a handbell ensemble. Flexible scheduling for rehearsals will be based on the schedules of the participants. Ideally we would need about 8-10 participants to form this group which would perform at various liturgies throughout the program year. The ensemble will be open to anyone from high school age on up. A handbell is a bell designed to be rung by hand. To ring a handbell, a ringer grasps the bell by its slightly flexible handle and moves the wrist to make the hinged clapper inside the bell strike. An individual handbell can be used simply as a signal to catch people's attention or summon them together, but handbells are generally heard in tuned sets. For further info and inquiries please contact Mike Lantowski, Director of Music at email@example.com, or see him after one of the liturgies.
JOURNEY TO LIGHT
BEREAVEMENT AND COPING MINISTRY
Our Bereavement Ministry, Part I and Part II has begun! We meet in the Community Room in the new Faith Center from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the second Saturday
of every month, October-June. Part I encompasses working through the four tasks of grief – each session builds upon the previous ones – using the tools of dialogue, discussion and journaling. Part II, “Coping” is a discussion-based support program for those who have completed Part I. The “Coping” Program meets for one hour: 11 a.m. until noon. Both groups gather together at 11 a.m. for prayer and again at noon for refreshments. For more information, please call Kathleen Donnelly, 255-6134.