Other Ministries & Organizations

Breakfast Buddies

Breakfast Buddies meet on the second Monday of each month at 9 am at the Pepper Tree Restaurant. The Pepper Tree Restaurant is located on Route 522, 1.7 miles from 18th Street, on the left-hand side of the highway going toward Middleburg. Everyone is welcome to attend. Breakfast is ordered from the menu. Everyone is invited to join fellow parishioners for this social gathering. For more information, please contact Clara Kovacs at 570.743.7702.

Cleaning Angels

The cleaning angels help to clean the interior of the church. Small groups vacuum, mop, polish and dust the pews, woodwork and altar. They work in teams with set schedules that require only one or two hours of cleaning a month. If you are interested in helping, please contact Pat Reiland-Hess at hdhess@verizon.net 570.374.9445 OR Faye Straub at fslogg@hughes.net or 570.539.8482

Communion to Homebound or Nursing Home Residents

This ministry provides Communion to Catholics who are homebound, in local nursing homes or assisted living facilities who desire to receive the Eucharist. Any Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion who is willing to volunteer for this ministry may contact the parish office at 570-374-4113.

Flower Gardens Committee

Our flower garden committee maintains and adds to the beauty of the landscape of the church grounds. If you like to plant flowers, pull weeds, spread mulch or help in anyway with the parish landscape, please call Chris Heckman at 570.539.2515.

Funeral Luncheon Team

As a service to the bereaved, the committee will provide a luncheon following a funeral Mass. The luncheon is held in the social hall located on the lower level of the Church. Team members on a rotating basis are called to provide covered dishes for the meal, and/or to assist with set-up or clean-up. To volunteer, please contact Linda Houser at 570.374.9563.

G.I.F.T. Program (Growing in Faith Together)

The GIFT program’s goal is to help adults expand the understanding of the Catholic faith and the desire to live it. There are a variety of adult educational programs offered each year which include Roman Catholic based Bible studies, discussions of theology and Catholic Church doctrine, review of movies and books, sharing prayer approaches and experiences, participation in days of reflection and retreats, as well as other educational activities deemed to meet the adult educational needs of the parish. For more information contact Carol or Paul Parowski at 570.539.4283.

Greeters

Greeters help the Pastor fulfill the vision God has given him by making those who come through the doors of the church feel at home.  Most of all, we help both parishioners and visitors feel welcomed. If you wish to volunteer as a greeter, please contact the parish office at 570-374-4113.

Greeting Card Ministry

The greeting card ministry sends cards of sympathy, get well wishes and birthday greetings to parishioners from the parish. Each volunteer sends card for a designated month. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Agnes Janas at 570.473.3690.

Kitchen Team

The kitchen team is responsible for keeping the kitchen and pantry in clean, working condition. Any group wishing to use the kitchen should leave it in good clean condition. If you are interested in helping the team clean the kitchen, please contact Linda Houser at 570.374.9563.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus were founded by Fr. Michael McGivney (1852-1890) to provide for the well-being of Catholic men and aid their families in the event of the man’s death. Membership in the Knights is available to men, 18 years of age or older who are practicing Catholics. All potential members must accept the authority of the Church on matters of faith and morals and be in good standing in the Church. Knights of Columbus, Council 3780, meet once a month in the Knights of Columbus room in the lower level of the church. The Knights participate in activities and projects that support our church, vocations, parishioners and community.

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serves the Church and their neighbors on a voluntary basis. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. If you are interested in joining the Legion or just interested in learning more about the ministry, please contact Heather Effinger at 570.541.6061.

Pius Pilgrims
Our Parish social group for those over the age of 40. Vision: To impact the lives of our parish adults through fellowship in a God centered environment. Activities will be decided by the group. For additional information, please call Belinda Albright at 570-492-0764.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry brings prayers and comfort to the sick of our parish and community and to those with special needs through the work of our hands. We knit, crochet and sew lap covers and other items. We also make rosaries. This is a good project for anyone who does not knit or crochet. We have volunteers who contact those listed on the prayer list and ask them if they would like to receive a shawl or lap cover. Other volunteers deliver the items to the recipients. Donations of yarn and other supplies are always accepted and welcomed.

Beginners are encouraged to come learn from other members who can teach you the basics. Our group meets on the first Sunday after the last Mass and third Thursday of each month from 6-8pm in the parish conference room on the main level. If you are interested in joining, please attend one of our meetings. If you have any additional questions, please contact Kathy Dalius at 570.374.9883.

Prison Ministry Team

The prison ministry team visits the Snyder County weekly to conduct a communion service. They also visit the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary once a month to interact with prisoners who have little or no contact with the outside world.  For information, please contact Joseph Scartelli at 570.374.9954.

Pro-Life Team

The goal of the Pro-Life team is to increase the knowledge of the parishioners about pro-life issues. We provide educational pro-life literature which is located in the book and magazine rack in the Narthex. We present a cross and crib medal to all baptized infants. In January, we attend the National Pro-Life March in Washington D.C. The St. Pius X Pro-Life Team is committed to all aspects of life issues including the elderly and family life in today’s world. We pray for new members and if you have any further questions, you may contact Joyce Seno at 570.259.0136.

Publicity Committree

The publicity committee advertises Parish activities in newspapers, on the radio and television and via signs and flyers. Anyone interested in helping, please contact the parish office at 570.374.4113

Rosary Before Mass Group

The rosary is recited by parishioners before Saturday and early Sunday Masses. If you are interested in leading the rosary, please contact Clara C. Kovacs at 570.743.7702 to be placed on the schedule.

Rosary Prayer Group

The rosary prayer group meets every Tuesday from 7-8pm in the Adoration Chapel to pray the rosary. We pray the rosary for priestly, permanent diaconate and religious vocations. Everyone is invited to join the group for all or part of this hour as your schedule allows. If you have any questions, please call Karol Scartelli at 570.374.9954.

Selinsgrove Center Christmas Party Committee

The Selinsgrove Center Christmas party is scheduled in early December. Our committee sponsors one group of approximately 20 adult men who live at the Center with a party, gifts and a visit from Santa. Cookies are provided along with singing from the 7th and 8th grade religious education students. A fun time is had by all. If you are interested in helping with the festivities, please contact Clara C. Kovacs at 570.743.7702.

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a ministry to feed the hungry. We connect people with extra food with those who can use help with some basics. A big part our mission is to take donated food and work in our parish kitchen weekly, cooking and baking to turn those donations into delicious and nutritious meals. We usually freeze these items so that we can hand them out on the last Thursday of the month here at St. Pius X, and at various food distribution opportunities, as well as calls to our church for assistance. We also partner with Martha’s Table at All Saints Episcopal Church on Market Street to help with their community meals on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and cook and serve the meal there on the fifth Wednesday of the month. We are expanding to provide a Thanksgiving dinner open to the community and look to find other ways to serve the hungry in our community. Shepherd’s Pie is a group of volunteers who enjoy working and serving together.

Short Term Meals Team

The short term meal team provides meals to individuals and families who are experiencing illness or the death of a family member. Team members cook the meals and deliver them to the person in need. If you would like to help with this ministry either as a preparer of food or a delivery person, please contact Sandy Corrigan at 570.286.3373.

Support Group for Widower/Widows, Divorced or Separated
A faith based group of people who are sharing, learning and putting trust in God for healing and comfort. This is an informal and group driven ministry. For additional information please contact Nadine Lawton at 570-473-3527.

Transportation Team

The transportation team provides rides, as needed by parishioners to Mass, appointments, drug stores and grocery stores. We also take you to see your loved ones in the hospital or nursing home. If you can’t drive, no longer drive or don’t have anyone who can provide transportation, we will try to help you. To volunteer to drive or to ask for a ride, please contact Diane Curley at 570.374.1437 or Judy Sporar 570.743.4062.

Welcoming Committee

The welcoming committee provides new parishioners with all pertinent information they need to get involved in the parish community. We want to make them feel welcome and a part of the parish. If you want to be a member of the welcoming committee, please contact Dianne Hartman at 570.898.4548.

WinDowS Social Ministry

WinDowS is for people of all ages and faiths who are widowed, divorced or single. The gatherings are held the first Monday of every month for an evening meal. Other events will be planned at the group’s discretion. For additional information, please contact Nadine Lawton at 570.473.3527.