Event:    Dinner at Capital City Rescue

Date:      Monday, July 29, Wednesday, August 7 and Monday, August 26

Join in prepping, serving and cleaning up after a meal for the folks who reside at the CCRM.  Join parishioner, Dan Jason, on Monday, July 29, Wednesday, August 7 and Monday, August 26 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  They will meet at the Mission, located at 259 South Pearl Street Albany NY  12202.  Please contact Dan at danielmjason@gmail.com or on his cell at (315) 416-1860 if you plan to join him.


Event:  Capital Roots Garden

Date:    Saturday, July 20 and Thursday, July 25

We will meet on Saturday, July 20 and Thursday, July 25 from 9:00 am – Noon at Capital Roots’ Troy Produce Project Farm, located at 261 8th Street Troy NY to work in the garden.  Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to work rain or shine…they have two hoop houses in the event of rain. Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org if you can help, or fill out form to the right. Check out the great work Capital Roots does in the community:  www.capitalroots.org


Event:  Koinonia Primary Care’s Family Fun Nights (formerly Compassion-in-Action)

Date:    Tuesday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 27

We will be meeting two times this summer on Tuesday evenings to join in helping Koinonia serve up food, fun (games) and fellowship to the 200-400 residents in the local community.  Join us on Tuesday, August 6 and again on Tuesday, August 27 at 553 Clinton Avenue in downtown Albany.  Set-up on the outdoor grounds begins at 4:00 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00 pm and clean-up ending around 8:00 pm.  Come for all or part of the fun!


Event:  Circles of Mercy and Shaker H.S. School Supply Collection Sort and Pack

Date:    Sunday, August 4

Join us after the noon Mass to sort and pack up items donated at all Masses for the Circles of Mercy and Shaker H.S. school supply collection.  We will meet at 12:45 pm in Conference Room B.


Event:  Summer Luau at the Schuyler Inn Homeless Shelter in Menands

Date:    Tuesday, August 13

Join us in throwing a summer luau for the kids residing at the Schuyler Inn Shelter at 575 Broadway Menands on Tuesday, August 13 from 6-8 pm.  Games, crafts, food and fun!  Creativity welcomed!


Event:     Summer Hospitality Clean-Up Crews

Date:        various

We are looking for men, women and teenagers who might be interested in helping before and after our upcoming 8:00 and 10:00 am summer hospitality events.  The next date where help is needed is July 21 for Playground Sunday.  Help is needed from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Contact Carm Turpin  at cturpin55@gmail.com if you can help out.


Love to Drive?  Looking for a New Opportunities to Serve?

  • The Schuyler Inn, located at 575 Broadway, Menands, NY  12204, in conjunction with Albany County Department of the Aging is in need of volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to seniors living in Albany County.  Volunteer routes and days vary.   Volunteer opportunities are generally available Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Drivers can use their own vehicle or one provided through the program.  Volunteers can shadow a current driver to see if it is the right “volunteer fit”.   Training is provided.  Meals are picked up at the Schuyler Inn, already labeled and in order of delivery with a route sheet with addresses.  Consider pairing up with a friend to serve!  They are in particular need of  drivers on Thursday and Friday mornings in Latham and one on Wednesday mornings in Colonie.   Volunteer drivers may be the only person they see in a day!  A wonderful opportunity to deliver a healthy meal and share a friendly “hello” with our seniors.  Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org for more information.

Capital Region Furniture Bank needs drivers

  • Who know the Capital Region or can use GPS
  • Can operate a 16 ft. box truck (CDL license NOT required)
  • Can volunteer 4-6 hours a week

Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org for more information on either opportunity.

USCRI (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants): Help newly arrived refugees to settle and succeed in Albany.  These future citizens need mentors and advocates to help them to adjust to and thrive in our community.  This is a great opportunity for retired parishioners to make a real difference in  a family’s life. There are many ways to help. A commitment of 4 hours per week for 6 months is needed.  Contact parishioner Donna Bedard for more information on how you can help.  Donna.L.Bedard@gmail.com or 518-368-7139.


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