Are you ready to get involved? 

Please consider sharing your time and talents with one of these St. Pius X Ministries:

 

Committees

  • Bereavement Committee – these volunteers help us plan our bereavement programs throughout the year including our All Souls’ Day program, Holiday Grief to Grace, Spring Bereavement Brunch and they also assist us with leading and facilitating our bereavement groups throughout the year.  Contact Linda Green at 462-1336 (ext. 2010) or pastoralcare@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Building and Grounds – this committee evaluates, develops, and implements building projects and improvements around the parish campus.  Contact Kathy Norton at 786-6281 or kanorton10@gmail.com
  • Christian Works and Services – this committee coordinates outreach programs sponsored by the parish, such as food collections, dinner servings, meal programs, and clothing and school supply drives.  Contact Tom Fallati at tfallati@gmail.com or Liz Jelstrom at service@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Cornerstone Committee – volunteers plan the following year’s Cornerstone Retreat for the women of the Parish.  Contact Missy David at 265-4666 or msdavid4@gmail.com
  • Ministry Committee – this committee promotes parish involvement by organizing a volunteer fair every two years as well as an annual volunteer appreciation dessert evening.  Contact Liz Jelstrom at 462-1336 ext. 2010 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Orphanage Committee – this committee works to support the St. Francis Xavier Haitian Orphanage Foundation which provides food, shelter, and an education to the children living in this orphanage in Haiti.  Contact Gayle Bouchard at 462-1336 ext. 2010 or welcome@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Parish Picnic Committee – volunteers help coordinate and plan our fall parish picnic for September.  Contact Sue Krosky at 783-6755 or suzanne12211@yahoo.com
  • Pastoral Council – meet monthly to promote and facilitate parish life. A discernment process is used to choose a candidate and members serve a three year term.  Contact Brett Blair at bmblair@hotmail.com 
  • Service Day Committee volunteers help coordinate and implement the parish-wide service day held every April.  Contact Liz Jelstrom (518) 462-1336 ext. 2035 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Super Freeze Committee – volunteers help coordinate our parish-wide Super Bowl party in February.  Contact Maureen O’Hagan at (518) 522-1483 or Joe O’Hagan at (518) 522-1485 or mohagan@nycap.rr.com

Liturgy

  • Adult, Youth and Chimes Choirs – share your musical gifts with the parish community.  Contact Brian Hoffman at 462-1336 or music@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Altar Linens – volunteers launder sacramental linens on a rotating basis twice a year.  Contact Marjorie Ward at 783-5741 or cordfolks@netzero.com
  • Altar Servers – this ministry is open to boys and girls who are in the fourth grade and above to serve at weekend Masses and other liturgies. Contact Lauren Numrich at 462-1336 ext. 2009 or ym@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Babysitting: babysitters needed for children of the parish aged 18 months – three years during the 10:00 am Sunday Mass so their parents can attend Mass on their own.  Contact Caitlin Kisselback at cek11688@hotmail.com or 527-9000.
  • Baptism Ministry –  Teams provide support to parents who are baptizing their children by attending the baptism and keeping in touch with families for the first year after.  Contact Molly Poleto at molly.poleto@verizon.net or Barbara Fitzgerald at bfitzger@nycap.rr.com
  • Bulletin Volunteers – meet once a week, usually on Thursday mornings, to insert notices or fliers and prepare the bulletins for distribution at all weekend Masses.  Contact Bob Killough at 462-0852 or robertkillough336@icloud.com
  • Church Decorating – help decorate the church at Christmas and/or Easter time.  Contact Jenn Maroney at 462-1336 ext 2013 or secretary@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Eucharistic Adoration – volunteers are prayerfully present on a rotating basis during the day for the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:30 am until 7:00 pm each Friday.  Contact Peter Ranalli at 482-9087.
  • Greeters – volunteers greet people at weekend Masses and special liturgies throughout the year on a rotating basis every three weeks.  Contact Jackie DeSanti at 459-4519 or jackie.desanti201@gmail.com
  • Kids’ Bible – teams rotate to teach the Gospel Message to children ages 4-7 at the 10:00 am Mass each Sunday.  Contact Amy Kramer at amyhkramer@icloud.com
  • Prayer Group – meets weekly to pray for the needs of our parishioners.  Contact Jenn Maroney at 462-1336, ext 2013 or secretary@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Religious Education – teachers, teacher aides, and substitutes teach Religious Education on Sundays during the school year.  To learn more about becoming a Religious Education teacher or aide please contact Ann Smith at 465-8068 or religioused@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Sunday Parents’ Group – Parents of children in the religious education program meet for faith, fellowship and refreshments while their children attend religious ed classes from 9:05 – 9:45 a.m.  Contact Terese Meagher at (518) 527-3021 or terese@nycap.rr.com or Samantha Bloom at (518) 390-6153 or samanthaabloom@gmail.com
  • Ushers – assist with seating at Masses, coordinate parking for Christmas and Easter services, and assist with the offertory collection at weekend Masses.  Contact Jim Kitts at 505-7597 or jkitts@nycap.rr.com
  • Women’s Scripture Sharing Group – this women’s group meets every Wednesday morning.  Contact Maureen Kelly at 458-7048 for more information.

 

Pastoral Care

  • Bereavement Committee – these volunteers help us plan our bereavement programs throughout the year including our All Souls’ Day program, Holiday Grief to Grace, Spring Bereavement Brunch and they also assist us with leading and facilitating our bereavement groups throughout the year.  Contact Linda Green at 462-1336 (ext.2010) or pastoralcare@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Card Writing – volunteers write periodic cards to our bereaved and those who have recently been hospitalized.  Contact Linda Green in the pastoral care office at (518) 462-1336 or pastoralcare@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Faith-in-Action Care Team – join a team of caring individuals who provide support and friendship to individuals in need of assistance and their families.  Team members receive training through the Eddy Alzheimer’s Care Team Volunteer Coordinator.  Contact Sandy Monahan at sandra.monahan@sphp.com 
  • Pastoral Care Eucharistic Ministers – volunteers bring the Eucharist to homebound parishioners and those living in area nursing homes.  Contact Linda Green at 462-1336 ext. 2010 or pastoralcare@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Rosary and/or Communion Service Facilitators – join our teams that facilitate rosary and/or communion at our area nursing homes:  Loudonville Home, Atria, Albany County Nursing Home and Hudson Park and the Beltrone.  Training provided.
  • Visitation Ministers – volunteer make friendly visits to our nursing home residents and homebound residents to deliver gifts the St. Pius X School children make at various times of the year.
  • Meal Ministry – volunteers prepare and/or deliver meals to those in our faith community who are dealing with illness, hardship, or have just welcomed a newborn.  Contact Patti Audino at 209-8458 or paudino1@gmail.com

 

Service

  • Capital City Rescue Mission Dinners: parishioners join together to serve a meal to the residents at the Capital City Rescue Mission Shelter once a month. Contact Dan Jason at 315-416-1860 or danielmjason@gmail.com
  • Christian Works and Services – this committee coordinates outreach programs sponsored by the parish, such as food collections, dinner servings, meal programs, and clothing and school supply drives.  Contact Tom Fallati at tfallati@gmail.com or Liz Jelstrom at service@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Compassion-in-Action Summer Fun Days – Join us on Tuesdays evenings during the summer months when we volunteer with the folks at Compassion-in-Action to provide an evening of food, fellowship and fun for the residents that live in the surrounding area in the West Hill neighborhood of Albany.  Bouncy-bounce, cookout, games & donation & craft tables for the residents.  Contact Liz Jelstrom at 462-1336 ext. 2035 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • DePaul House Dinners – teams prepare meals on a monthly basis for residents of DePaul House.  Contact Diane Forenzo at 458-7355 at d4nzorn@gmail.com
  • Meal Ministry – volunteers prepare and/or deliver meals to those in our faith community who are dealing with illness, hardship, or have just welcomed a newborn.  Contact Patti Audino at 209-8458 or paudino1@gmail.com
  • Men’s Group:  men of the parish meet to perform service jobs inside our parish as well as outreach to neighboring communities  Contact John Fitzgerald at 436-8959 or john.fitzgerald@comfortex.com
  • Mentoring Program – volunteers mentor young children at Farano Center or adolescent mothers with young children through Community Maternity Services.  To become a mentor please contact Community Maternity Services at 482-8836 and speak with Steve Eggelston.
  • Monthly Food Collection – volunteers meet monthly at church to transport collected food to the Sacred Heart Food Pantry that serves families in North Albany.  Contact Mary Burnham at 458-7698.
  • Orphanage Committee – this committee works to support the St. Francis Xavier Haitian Orphanage Foundation which provides food, shelter, and an education to the children living in this orphanage in Haiti.  Contact Gayle Bouchard at 462-1336 ext. 2010 or welcome@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Residents Encounter Christ (REC) – a prison ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany that encourages inmates to become more active Christians during and after their incarceration.  Contact Jim O’Keefe at 461-8356 or jimo@mayainvestments.com
  • St. Pius X Service Day  – Saturday, April 8th all parishioners come together to join in service projects throughout Albany for a day.  For more information contact Liz Jelstrom 462-1336 ext. 2035 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org

 

Welcoming

  • Ambassadors – volunteers work at weekend hospitality gatherings, circulating and engaging our new parishioners.  Contact Gayle Bouchard at 462-1336, ext 2034 or welcome@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Greeters – volunteers greet people at weekend Masses and special liturgies throughout the year on a rotating basis every three weeks.  Contact Jackie DeSanti at 459-4519 or jackie.desanti201@gmail.com
  • Hospitality Sunday – volunteers serve refreshments and welcome people after Sunday masses once a month.  To volunteer, contact Carm Turpin at 489-0493 or cturpin55@gmail.com
  • Information Hub – volunteers work once every three weeks to man the information hub after Masses and answer questions, register new parishioners and be a welcoming presence as people enter church.  Contact Molly Poleto at molly.poleto@verizon.net
  • Moms’ Group – moms or caretakers meet every other month in a parishioner’s home to connect with other moms while enjoying their children in a faith-centered setting.  Contact Kaitlin Hans at 727-7663 or kaitlinhans@gmail.com

 

Youth

  • Altar Servers – this ministry is open to boys and girls who are in the fourth grade and above to serve at weekend Masses and other liturgies. Contact Lauren Numrich at 462-1336 ext. 2009 or ym@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Babysitting: babysitters needed for children of the parish aged 18 months – three years during the 10:00 am Sunday Mass so their parents can attend Mass on their own.  Contact Caitlin Kisselback at cek11688@hotmail.com or 527-9000.
  • Kids’ Bible – teams rotate to teach the Gospel Message to children ages 4-7 at the 10:00 am Mass each Sunday.  Contact Amy Kramer at amyhkramer@icloud.com
  • Religious Education – teachers, teacher aides, and substitutes teach Religious Education on Sundays during the school year.  To learn more about becoming a Religious Education teacher or aide please contact Ann Smith at 465-8068 or religioused@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Youth and Chimes Choirs – share your musical gifts with the parish community.  Contact Charles Jones at 462-1336 or music@stpiusxloudonville.org
  • Youth Ministry – assist with the Middle School Youth Ministry and the Young Adult Ministry activities which involve spiritual and socialization components.  Contact Lauren Numrich at 462-1336, ext 2009 or ym@stpiusxloudonville.org