Wednesday, November 18, 2015

All are Welcome to Advent Family Retreat

Catholic musician and missionary Carrie Ford will be leading us in an Advent retreat on Sat 12/5 from 9:30AM - 12PM for a morning of musical messaging for the whole family. RSVP to the lifelong faith formation office at 688-5417. See more info about Carrie at or

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Marriage Annulment Reform in Our Diocese

Many Catholics find themselves nowadays in difficult situations with regard to the Church and the sacramental life; for example, there are many who are divorced and also remarried outside the church. For those who are remarried (or wish to remarry), the Catholic Church requires receiving a church annulment, by which the church declares that a sacramental bond never formed for the previous marriage.

Last month, Pope Francis announced annulment reform and Bishop Malone will be putting it into effect on 12/8 here in Buffalo. The fee will be eliminated and administrative procedures will be streamlined to shave up to 6 months off the process. For more info, call the diocesan tribunal office at 847-8769.

There are a number of myths about annulments. For example, it is false that receiving a church annulment makes the children of the previous marriage illegitimate. It is false that Catholics who are divorced are excommunicated. It is also false that in the current synod of bishops on marriage and the family that the church can change its teaching on the indissolubility of marriage. Instead, as Bishop Malone has recently reminded us, the church is looking for new pastoral approaches to the situation that many find themselves in. The Catholic Church teaches that marriage is indissoluble, following the teaching of Jesus, "what God has joined together, no human being must separate" (Mk. 10:9). 

Please click here for a link to the various outreaches the diocese offers to support those who are divorced

Monday, August 24, 2015

Parents and Catechists Learn About Behavior Management

Behavioral psychologist Dr. Marcus Thomeer of the WNY Parent Network and Canisius College presented to parents and catechists at St. Pius X on Thurs Aug 20th on behavior management.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Congrats St. Pius Padres Softball Champs!

The youth of the St. Pius Padres softball team won the 2015 softball championship, ending the season with a 6-4 win over St. Andrew's in Kenmore. Way to go players, coaches, and families for a great season!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Faith Formation Cass Time Change

There will be a session for Gr. 1-8 on Wednesdays in place of other previous Wednesday offerings. Here's the new schedule: Gr. 1-8: 8am & 10am Saturdays & 6:30 Wednesdays (Gr. K also offered on Saturdays) Gr. 9-10: 11am Sundays & 7pm Tuesdays