Event:    Dinner at Capital City Rescue

Date:      Wednesday, December 4 and Monday, December 23

Join in prepping, serving and cleaning up after a meal for the folks who reside at the CCRM on Wednesday, December 4 and Monday, December 23 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.   You will meet at the Mission, located at 259 South Pearl Street Albany NY  12202.  Please contact Jerry Donovan jdonovan@cooleybrand.com for the Monday serve or Paul Macielak at paulmacielak@gmail.com if you plan to join him on Wednesday.


Event:  HATAS Feed and Read Program

Date:    Wednesday, December 18 and Thursday, January 9 (off-site)

Join us on Wednesday, December 18 from 6-8:00 pm to pack lunches for kids and families in need in Albany schools and on Thursday, January 9 to sort food for the folks they serve.  We will meet at the Capital Region Furniture Bank at 5 Anderson Drive in Albany NY.  RSVP to Liz Jelstrom below if you can join in the fun!

Date:    Tuesday, December 3 and/or Tuesday December 17 (on-site at St. Pius X)

Join us on Tuesday, December 3 and/or Tuesday December 17 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm on-site in Conference Room B to help assemble bread and milk cards for HATAS backpack project.  Plan to stop by after 9:00 Mass!


Event:  Capital Roots

Date:    Monday, December 16

Join us on Monday, December 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Capital Roots’ Food Hub, 594 River Street in Troy, to help cut up produce for distribution to folks who don’t have easy access to fresh food. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes! Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org if you can help.


Event:   Christmas Gift Wrapping

Date:     Friday, December 20

Please plan to join us on Friday, December 20 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at St. Catherine’s 40 North Main Albany NY to wrap gifts for the kids they serve! For more information and to RSVP contact Liz.


Event:     Fall Hospitality 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 fall hospitality events.  The next date where help is needed is January 5.  Help is needed from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Contact Fran Johnson  at franjohnson041@gmail.com if you can help out.


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

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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