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 Faith Formation

​"Attend, my people, to my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in story, drawing lessons from of old. We have heard them, we know them; our ancestors have recited them to us.

We do not keep them from our children; we recite them to the next generation, the praiseworthy and mighty deeds of the Lord, the wonders that he performed.

God set up a decree in Jacob, established a law in Israel: What he commanded our ancestors, they were to teach their children; that the next generation might come to know, children yet to be born.

In turn they were to recite them to their children, that they too might put their trust in God, and not forget the works of God, keeping his commandments" (Ps 78:1-7).

As we can read in Psalm 78:1-7, we are charged to pass on the "mighty deeds of the Lord" that have been handed on to us. Parents, grandparents, and parishes all have a responsibility to share the stories of faith. From the youngest preschooler to the oldest of our parishioners, we are all called not just to grow in knowledge of our faith, but to share that faith with one another. At St. Pius X and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary parishes we do this through varied programs available to parishioners of all ages.

 Religious Education

​Our Religious Education program meets from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., every Tuesday night during the school year. Designed for all children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade, our program teaches the basics of our faith in a comprehensive, loving and fun structure. During the summer, we also offer Vacation Bible school for our children.​​​

**Please note, this school year 2020-21, due to Covid 19 and recommendation by the Diocese, classes will be held virtually until January 2021.  In order to register
your child for classes, please down load the Religious Education Program Registration Form 2020-21 SPV.pdf   You may fill it out and email it Cheryl Hall at chall@dioceseofgreensburg.org    Registration fee is $20.00 per family.  Please make checks payable to the parish you belong to.  

 Youth Ministry

We offer two Youth Ministry programs on weeknights to help form our young people into faithful Catholics, responsible citizens and strong leaders.

Junior High Youth Ministry is for students in Sixth through Eighth grade (6-8) required for Confirmation in Eighth grade.

  • Our meetings will be held virtually this school year 2020-21 and will meet in person when possible.
  • Our regular Catechetical meetings will be supplemented with movie nights relating to our theme for the year, board game nights, and parties.
  • Junior High students are invited to join us for service opportunities throughout the year.

Senior High Youth Ministry​ is for students in ninth through twelfth grade (9-12).

  • Our meetings will be scheduled to begin in October/November this year 2020-21
  • Our regular Catechetical meetings will be supplemented with movie nights relating to our theme for the year, board game nights and parties.
  • Senior High students are invited to join us for service opportunities throughout the year.
  • Senior High students have the opportunity to attend various off-site retreats and projects throughout the year including:
    • The March For Life
    • National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)
    • Diocesan Youth Celebration (DYC)
    • Steubenville Youth Conferences