Apartments for homeless vets

apts vets

Christian Works: Catholic Charities is providing affordable housing, in Troy, to homeless veterans. The Christian Works Committee has partnered with them to assist in furnishing four apartments. Our first endeavor is to supply the kitchens with basic needs, for example, glasses, pots and pans, dishes, toasters, pot holders and dishtowels. There will be a “giving tree” in church beginning the weekend of April 18 - 19th. The items may be returned (unwrapped) to the same location by May 3rd or 4th. Thank you for your generosity.

Easter Season

 resurection

 

Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.   It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period offasting, prayer, and penance.

The week before Easter is Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including HolyThursday, commemorating the  Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In western Christianity, Eastertide, the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. In Orthodoxy, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.

Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, its date is determined on a lunisolar calendarsimilar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the council. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies. It has come to be the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are identical or very similar.[14] Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.

Read more in the Catholic Encyclopedia.


Click here to see the photogallery of this year's easter Tridum

 

 

Phone app

phone app   New Parish App Is Here!

 

St. Pius has launched our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones and tablets. This allows us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. The app is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more.

To download the App to your smart phone or tablet:  

1) Go to the app store on your device and search for "myParish App"

2) Once the app is downloaded, it will ask "Do you want to receive messages?"  Please tell it "yes" or you won't receive messages from us.

3) When you are asked to find a church, just enter our zip code "12211", and St. Pius X will come up.

4) Click "Get Started" and it will bring you to our homepage (a blurred image of our sanctuary)

5) Welcome to the App.  Start exploring, Click those buttons and explore.  To get back to the home page at any time, click the image of the four boxes in the upper right.

We hope for our new app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Pius. 

 

 

 

Parish Events

Year 1 Confirmation Sunday Evening Meetings
Sun Apr 26, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Thu Apr 30, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Eucharistic Adoration
Fri May 01, 2015 @ 9:30AM
Year 1 Confirmation Sunday Evening Meetings
Sun May 03, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Annual Giffy's Barbeque
Fri May 08, 2015 @ 5:00PM

Contact the Parish

St. Pius X Catholic Church
23 Crumitie Road
Loudonville, New York 12211

  • Parish Office: (518) 462-1336
  • Parish Office Fax: (518) 462-1338
  • St. Pius X School: (518) 465-4539
  • St. Pius X School Fax: (518) 465-4895
  • Religious Education: (518) 465-8068