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Welcome

Welcome to St. Pius X Parish! 

We extend a warm welcome to all who worship with us or just stop by to visit our church. We hope that you find our parish community a place where your life of faith will be nourished. We also hope that you will share your special gifts with the community. Your prayers, your presence, and your talents are most welcome. Please introduce yourself after Mass.

Mass Times

Saturday Evenings: 3:45pm & 5:15pm
Sundays: 7:00, 8:30, 10:30am & 12:00pm
Monday - Saturday Daily Mass: 8:45am
Fridays during Lent: 12:15pm
Vigil of Holy Day: 3:45pm
Holy Day: 8:45am, 12:15pm & 5:00pm
Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm or by appointment

Parish Information

Mailing Address:
1 Saint Pius Court, Plainview NY 11803-4041
Street Address:
270 Washington Ave, Plainview NY 11803

Parish Office: (516)938-3956
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-1pm

Faith Formation Office: (516)822-8348

Emergency Ph (outside of business): (516)661-5117
Fax: (516)433-6138

Bulletins


  • Sun, Jul 21st

  • Sun, Jul 14th

Adult Bible Study Class

Class Every Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
Room #1 - School Building
We are so excited to continue our parish’s new Adult Bible Study Ministry under the direction of Jason Troche and Elizabeth Restrepo. Please join us in unlocking the Mystery of the Bible, get to know or reconnect with God’s Word and Our Catholic Faith.

Upcoming Mass Schedule Changes as of August 3, 2024

Starting from the first weekend of August 2024, we will implement the following changes:

 Saturday Mass: The 5:15 pm Mass will be discontinued. 
 Saturday Vigil: The vigil will now begin at 4:00pm instead of 3:45pm. 
 Sunday Mass: The Sunday Mass schedule remains unchanged.

For the past 11 years, I have endeavored to accommodate the spiritual needs of our parishioners by integrating multiple Masses into our parish life. Your spiritual growth has always been a priority for me, and I have strived to do my utmost within my capacity.

Your cooperation and understanding during this time of change are greatly appreciated. We look forward to continuing to grow together in faith as a parish community.

Volunteers Needed - St. Pius X Annual Feast Aug. 1 - 4, 2024

Volunteers Needed
St. Pius X Annual Feast
Aug. 1 - 4, 2024

Click here for a Printable Volunteer Form

Return your completed form in the weekly collection basket,
drop it off at the Parish Rectory, or
e-mail it to
faithformation@stpiusxrc.com

St. Pius X Annual Feast - Aug. 1 - 4, 2024

St. Pius X Annual Feast Sponsorship - Aug. 1 - 4, 2024

Upcoming Beach Mass - August 18, 2024

St. Pius X Youth Group Invites You On
Sunday, August 18th
at 6:00pm at Tobay Beach, NY


Come and join us as we celebrate and worship God in Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist on the beach! All are welcome to join us. It’s our celebration of Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  It’s the main way that we celebrate God’s love in our lives and deepen our relationship with him.

This is the Eucharist, so how should I dress?  Can I bring anything? Come prepared as you would be for the beach.  Feel free to bring sunglasses and a hat (it’ll probably be sunny!), and definitely bring something to sit on like a chair or a blanket.  If you want to have a picnic afterwards, bring some grub, too.  And, hey, maybe bring a friend, too!

Outdoor Rosary

Join the St. Pius X Youth Group
the first Monday of the month @ 7:00 PM
at the Grotto by the Rectory
as we pray the Rosary together
as a Church Family.

Remember to bring your chair or blanket.

Class of 2024 Graduates

Class of 2024 High School graduates
were recognized at all masses
in a special way this weekend, June 29th / 30th.

Congratulations to all our Class of 2024 Graduates,
along with their families.

May God continue to bless you and guide you as
you start the next chapter of your faith journey.

Click here for the Graduates' Mass Photo Album

Knights of Columbus Newsletter

Knights of Columbus Newsletter 
July & August 2024

2024-2025 Faith Formation Registration

Registration for 2024-2025 Faith Formation Classes is ongoing for grades 1-8.

Click here to register online today!

CATECHISTS NEEDED

We are in need of catechists who are willing to nurture the faith of our youth. We provide comprehensive training, materials, and ongoing support.

If you're interested or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact our Faith Formation Program Director Claudia Stewart at 516-822-8348 or faithformation@stpiusxrc.com

Knights of Columbus Tailgate Party - Sun. Aug. 24, 2024

Knights of Columbus Country Music Night - Oct. 19, 2024

Beach Mass - June 23, 2024

I am delighted to share that our First Beach Mass at Tobey Beach was a resounding success! It was heartening to see people of all ages coming together to worship and participate in a beautiful liturgy. Despite the rough and windy weather, over 100 people joined us, and we managed to move the venue to the adjoining building's patio, which worked out perfectly.  

A special thank you to our STPX youth group for their active involvement and to Claudia Stewart, Brenden Von Runnen, and Steve Rhoads, our youth director, for their invaluable help.

Click here for the June 23, 2024 Beach Mass Photo Album

22nd Annual St. Pius X Golf Outing

Our 2024 STPX Golf Outing was a great success! It was the idea of Mr. Dario Rossi in 2022 to have the Golf Outing the day after Father’s Day, and it worked out well. We had a record number of golfers – 144! Can you believe that? Thanks to Dario, our golfers enjoyed a beautiful day of golf and fellowship. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Brookville Country Club, especially Manager Carl O’Boyle, for being the perfect host and taking care of every detail. Thank you to our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for your support and hard work, which helps us maintain our beloved STPX.

Click here for the 22nd Annual St. Pius Golf Outing Photo Album

May Crowning, Pre-K Graduation, & 40th Wedding Anniversary - May 5, 2024

During the Family Mass, we celebrated the eagerness of our Pre-K students to learn about Jesus and take their first steps in the Catholic Faith. May Crowning was a beautiful tribute to the Virgin Mary, honoring her as a model of faith and devotion.

Click here for the May 5th Photo Album

Knights of Columbus Murder Mystery Night - May 4, 2024

Thank you to the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes for a fun filled Saturday night. It was a great night filled with suspense and mystery, and a lot of laughs.

Click here for the Murder Mystery Night Photo Album

First Holy Communion - April 6, 2024

First Holy Communion - April 13, 2024

Easter Vigil - March 30, 2024

Holy Thursday - March 28, 2024

Good Friday - March 29, 2024

Good Friday - Stations of the Cross - March 29, 2024

Palms & Pancakes Breakfast - March 24, 2024

Thanks to the Knights of Columbus, Columbiettes, and all involved in organizing the Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast. Gratitude to Cathy Polz, Claudia Stewart, Confirmation Students, and the STPX Youth Group for orchestrating the Easter Craft Event, fostering creativity and camaraderie among our community members. Thank you to Bobby & Josefina Peńa for these beautiful photos.

Click here for the Palms & Pancakes Photo Album

Lent 2024 Pastoral Letter

Lenten Gourmet Soup Supper - March 10, 2024

Reflecting on the Lenten Soup Supper, I'm filled with admiration for our community's generosity and compassion. The event's success, thanks to the collaboration of local businesses, individuals, and the tireless efforts of dedicated volunteers, exemplifies the spirit of solidarity and service. Special thanks to Robert Cameron and Jean Kelly, the Speakers of the Day and Claudia Stewart (FFP Main Coordinator and the parish event planner) and Robin Yakacki, Kristen Schreiner, Linda Munden, Virginia Wildemann, Loretta Dressler, Debbie Mazzola, Jodie Friedman, Lucille Walsh and our partnering restaurants La Famiglia, La Piazza, Mario’s, Piccolo Bussolo, Cravings, & Iavarone Kitchen & Pizzeria. Angie’s Kitchen for their invaluable contributions. Thank You to our STPX Youth Group for executing the event gracefully. 

Click here for photos from the Soup Supper

St. Patrick's & St. Joseph's Day Party - March 9, 2024

The St. Patrick’s & Joseph’s Day Party was celebrated on March 9th, thanks to the Knights of Columbus and all who participated in honoring Irish and Italian heritage.

Click here for the St. Patrick's / St. Joseph's Day Party Photo Album

St. Pius X Columbiettes - 10th Anniversary Mass - March 3, 2024

We celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass for our sister Columbiettes as they commemorated their 10th anniversary. The Mass was well-attended, and it was heartening to see the community come together to honor them. Let us continue to support and uplift one another in our various endeavors.

Click here for the 10th Anniversary Mass Photo Album

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2024

Revitalizing Our Faith - Renewal by the Eucharist

The Catholic Ministries Appeal helps lay paths of evangelization through the formation of our priests, deacons and lay leaders. It assists in training our religious education catechists and adult faith formation leaders who educate our youth and parish families, and programs that promote the sanctity of life at all stages. Working together, we are all enriching the lives of all Long Island.

Click HERE for more information or to donate online to the 2024 Catholic Ministries Appeal.

A Knight at the Races - Sat. Feb. 24, 2024

Last Saturday, the Knights of Columbus organized A Knight at Races event, bringing our parish family together for a day of fun and camaraderie. Thanks to Grand Knight Arnold Bendig and his team for coordinating such a wonderful event.

Click here for the Knight at the Races Photo Album

Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance - Sat. Feb. 10, 2024

Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance

STPX’s Valentine’s Day Dance was a delightful success! Held on a Saturday close to Valentine's Day, children and families enjoyed an evening of dancing and fellowship. Special thanks to DJ Bryan Morbito and his family for providing the music with "the Crowd Control." We extend our gratitude to FFP Coordinators Claudia Stewart, Kristen Schriner, and parishioners Loretta Dressler, Debbie Mazzola, Jodie Friedman, Lucille Walsh, and the Confirmation children for making this event truly memorable.

Click here for the Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance Photo Album

Taize Prayer Service - Sun. Jan. 28, 2024

The event was nothing short of remarkable, with over 150 individuals from various Christian churches
coming together to share in a profoundly spiritual and moving experience. It was a beautiful testament to the power of unity and faith, and it left a lasting impact on all who attended.

I want to extend my sincere appreciation to all of you who played a role in organizing and facilitating this service. Your dedication and commitment to bringing our parish family together for this meaningful event are truly commendable.

Click here for the Taize Prayer Service Photo Album

Baptism Blessing & Family Mass - Jan. 7, 2024

Lastly, on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, our tiny cathedral was filled with over 20 babies and their families receiving the special blessing of Baptism. Witnessing these young families connect with their faith and renew their baptismal promises was a heartwarming experience. Please keep these baptized babies, their parents, godparents, and grandparents in your prayers as they embark on their faith journey

Click here for the Baptism Blessing & Family Mass Photo Album

Breakfast with Santa - Dec. 17, 2023

Special appreciation to the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus for setting up the manger on the front lawn, illuminating the parish Christmas Tree, organizing Breakfast with Santa, and orchestrating the Annual Christmas Party.

Lots of young families joined us for the Phil Saglimbene Memorial Pancake Breakfast followed by activities in the Gym. 

Special Thanks to Santa’s special helpers (St. Pius X Youth Group and Faith Formation Student volunteers)  and our video and photographer Bobby Peña and his wife Josefina.

Click here for the Breakfast with Santa Photo Album

A Christmas Story - Dec. 17, 2023

On Sunday, December 17, during our 10:30 service of the Holy Eucharist, our children from the Faith Formation Program presented our annual Christmas pageant. Children and youth donned costumes and told the sacred stories of the birth of Jesus.

Thanks to all who came to the Children's Christmas Pageant, it was a blast! Thank you Kristen Schreiner, Louise Buchanan, Robin Yakacki, Linda Carter, and Claudia Stewart for presenting the Christmas Story. The children did an amazing job portraying the classic Christmas story in a unique First Person way.

Click here for the Christmas Story Photo Album

Click here for the Christmas Story Video Presentation

Knights of Columbus Christmas Party - Dec. 9, 2023

Knights of Columbus
St. Pius X Christmas Party

Under the leadership of our Grand Knight Arnold Bendig, the party was quite successful. I want to thank our brother knights who always put their interests for the welfare of the parish family. The Food was excellent and everyone had a great time.

Click here for the Christmas Party Photo Album

Christmas 2023

Click here for the Christmas 2023 Photo Album

Click Here for the 2023 Christmas Eve Mass Video

Our parish celebration of last Monday’s Feast of Christmas was certainly a grand one! Thank you to our Liturgy Planning team who guided and planned our efforts. Our Art and Environment Committee members did an extraordinary job in transforming both the Gym and the Church from Advent to Christmas in the final days of Advent. Thank you to Jose Pin Amen – our facility manager and his helpers and Sal Spano and Claudia Stewart– our environmental coordinators along with Debbie Mazzola, Virginia Wildemann, Lucille Walsh, Josefina Pena, Jodie Friedman, Judy Denis and Loretta Dressler, members of the KofC and STPX Youth Group for all of their work during these two seasons.

Thank you to our FFP Coordinators, Parish Staff, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters, Ushers, Altar Society, Sacristans and Altar Servers for their dedicated service at our Christmas liturgies. A number of them attended one Mass with their families and then returned to a later Mass to serve in their particular ministry.

Thank you to Our Musicians and Cantors Caryn Yakacki and her parents John and Robin Yakacki, Veronica Nyugen who inspired us and led us in prayer. Many of them also did double duty so that our Christmas Masses would have appropriate leaders of music.

And thank you to you, our faithful parishioners, for your hospitality in welcoming the additional visitors and dealing with our limited parking resources at Christmas. We had two simultaneous Masses at 3:30pm on Christmas Eve. I am grateful for your planning ahead and working within our physical limitations. We began our celebration of the season of Christmas very well. I also want to thank each one of you, the members of our STPX parish family, for your continued support of our many, many parish activities.

I am very grateful to my brother Priest, Fr. Chux and Brother Deacon John for assisting me in celebration of the Advent and Christmas Liturgies.

I want to thank you for your faithful financial support. Not only were you very generous in your Christmas offerings, but you are also very faithful in your weekly support of the parish through your regular Sunday offerings and your pledges to the Diocesan Catholic Ministries Appeal. Without your continued support, we could not provide all of the activities and programs that make us such an alive and active parish community.

Lastly, I want to express my gratitude for the volunteer services provided by many of you. Our parish thrives because of your time, dedication, and talents. Your contributions to our liturgies, spiritual ministries, social functions, and religious activities are invaluable.

Rest in Peace Msgr. Domenick T. Graziadio

Monsignor Domenick T. Graziadio, a beloved figure in the community, passed away on November 13, 2023. His peaceful journey to the eternal embrace of the Lord was communicated to me by Dr. Reinaldo Gutierrez, the family friend and his doctor.

While I did not have the privilege of personally knowing Msgr. Dom, as our paths never crossed in shared service or residence, I became aware of his deep connection to our cherished St. Pius X parish. A few months ago, he reached out to me, seeking permission to have his final Mass of Resurrection celebrated at our beloved St. Pius X. After dedicating 12 years of his life to this parish, he had developed a profound affection for it, a sentiment that mirrored the place where he had also laid his beloved mother to rest. I assured him that I would handle all the necessary arrangements, and we remained in communication throughout this process. In fact, we had our last conversation just last Wednesday, November 8th. Msgr. Dom's unwavering strength and his preparedness in facing the inevitable were evident during our discussion.

Monsignor Dom was a remarkable and compassionate servant of the Lord, extending his benevolence to countless families and individuals, helping them draw nearer to Jesus. His gift of eloquence shone brightly in his homilies, where he skillfully bridged the Divine Word with the challenges of the contemporary world. Even during his retirement, he continued to inspire us with his wisdom.

In gratitude for his dedicated service to our parish, upon his retirement, St. Pius X presented Monsignor Dom with a hand-carved bench, bearing his signature sign-off: "You have the unique love of this shepherd." He was indeed our shepherd, guiding us with love and compassion. As a parish family, we offer our heartfelt appreciation for his enduring contributions and the love he infused into our community.

May the Good Shepherd, whom he faithfully served, now reward him for his unique role in His vineyard. Let us remember and honor the legacy of Monsignor Domenick T. Graziadio as he finds eternal rest in the embrace of the Lord.

Rest in Peace Msgr. Domenick T. Graziadio

Funeral Mass
Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 11:00am

Interment: St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY

May He Rest in Peace.

All Soul's Day Parish Memorial Mass

All Soul's Day Parish Memorial Mass
November 2, 2023

Click here for the All Soul's Day Parish Memorial Mass Video

Letter and Synthesis Report Issued at Conclusion of First Synod Session

Catholic Charities of Long Island

Catholic Charities of Long Island assists the vulnerable in many ways, including housing, nutrition, mental health, and maternity and senior services. We also help immigrants and those with developmental disabilities and in need of addiction treatment.

Please enjoy the features of the CCLI website.

https://catholiccharities.cc/

Catholic Charities of Long Island shares the love of Jesus by offering dignified and compassionate care to poor and vulnerable neighbors of every faith and background. As a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, our work is inspired by the Gospel message that every human life is sacred.

Today, we’re one of the largest human service networks on Long Island with 53 sites from Elmont to the East End. Nearly 500 employees and 300 volunteers serve an average of 53,000 people each year of every faith and background and at every stage of life. And working with local Parish Social Ministry offices at more than 100 parishes, we help tens of thousands more rebuild their lives every day. So, while people and problems may change, our promise to bring Christ’s love to every person we meet remains constant.  

Thank you from Bishop Peter Chukwu - Abakaliki Diocese

Ann Asparro Project - Support for Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregivers

On October 14th and 15th, Jay Asparro ran 100 miles in 24 hours -
400 laps around the Farmingdale State College track to show support and love for caregivers navigating through their loved ones' Alzheimer's and dementia diagnosis.

All funds raised support the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center! 

400 laps in 24 hours is a struggle, but it is nothing compared to what caregivers endure. 

DONATE TODAY
https://www.theannasparrorun.com/

https://www.lidementia.org

Oktoberfest - Sept. 30, 2023

The Knights of Columbus hosted a successful Oktoberfest 2023 event at our parish, bringing families together for food, fun, and fellowship.

Thank you to Grand Knight Arnold Bendig and all the troops of from the Knights of Columbus for a job well done.

Click here for the Oktoberfest 2023 Photo Album

Blessing of the Animals - Oct. 1, 2023

Last Sunday, we celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi with the Blessing of the Animals ritual. It was heartwarming to see our not-so-wild animal friends peacefully gather for this special occasion.

Click here for the Blessing of the Animals Photo Album

Knights of Columbus Officers' Blessing - Sept. 10, 2023

Knights of Columbus Chaplain, Fr. Chux Okochi, blessed the officers of the St. Pius X Council #10332 in front of their Parish Family. 

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus who do so much for St. Pius X day in and day out.  

Click here for the Knights of Columbus Officers' Blessing Photo Album

9/11 Memorial Service 2023

On Sunday, September 10, 2023, we came together for the 9/11 Memorial Interfaith Prayer Service
at our beloved St. Pius X Cathedral.

Click here for the 9/11 Memorial Interfaith Prayer Service Photo Album

Click here for the video of the 9/11 Memorial Interfaith Prayer Service

Blessing of the Backpacks - Sept. 10, 2023

Our Faith Formation Program officially kicked off with the First Family Mass. It was heartwarming to see so many children with their backpacks and notebooks, receiving a special blessing. Our Columbiettes were incredibly generous, providing a delightful breakfast spread for our young families.

Click here for the Blessing of the Backpacks Photo Album

THANK YOU TO OUR FEAST SPONSORS

Mass on the Beach - July 23, 2023

Thank you to Bobby & Josefina Peña for these beautiful photographs of the 2nd Mass on the Beach, held last Sunday, at TOBAY Beach. Over 150 parishioners experienced the captivating beauty of the ocean, waves, and sky, with many feeling the presence of Jesus, who often walked on the seashore during His earthly ministry

.

Click here for the July 23, 2023 Mass on the Beach Photo Album

Class of 2023 High School Graduates

Last weekend, we honored our high school graduates and sent them off to college. It's great to see the community coming together to support and pray for their future endeavors.

The gesture of providing a spiritual warm blanket by the STPX Columbiettes is a beautiful symbol of the parish family's love and support. This is a meaningful way to acknowledge their journey and invoke blessings upon them as they enter this new phase of their lives.

Prayer can provide comfort, guidance, and strength as they navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. By offering the spiritual warm blanket by our STPX Columbiettes are extending a tangible reminder of the prayers and well wishes from the parish family. This gesture emphasizes the sense of unity and support that the graduates will carry with them as they embark on their college journey.

 

Mass on the Beach - June 25th

I am delighted to report that our first beach Mass on Tobey Beach was a resounding success! It was heartening to witness people of all ages, from the young to the elderly, coming together as one community to gather around the Lord's table and participate in a beautiful liturgy. The sight of families joining in the celebration warmed my heart and reinforced the strong bond we share as a parish family.

 

Click here for the Mass on the Beach Photo Album

Sacraments 101: Eucharist (How We Receive)

Sacraments 201: Eucharist (What We Believe)

Is the Eucharist Really the Body & Blood of Jesus?

21st ANNUAL ST. PIUS X GOLF OUTING - JUNE 19, 2023

I am delighted to share with you the wonderful success of our 2023 STPX Golf Outing! The event, which took place on the day after Father's Day, was a fantastic idea suggested by Mr. Dario Rossi, and it turned out to be a brilliant decision. We had an incredible turnout with 144 enthusiastic golfers participating.

Once again, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your unwavering support, generosity, and prayers. Your contributions have made a significant impact on our parish community, and we are truly grateful for your continued support.

 

 

Click here for the 2023 Golf Outing Photo Album

SCAM ALERT

Parishioners have been receiving emails and texts from scammers posing as Fr. Valentine and Fr. Chux, Deacon John and the other parish staff members asking for help and trying to get money and gift cards.

Do not believe these requests or reply to any of the communications. Our priests and staff would not and never have contacted parishioners for help in such a manner.
Your concern for our priests and the staff, is appreciated.

Notice of Deadlines Requiring Filing of Adult Survivors Act Sexual Abuse Proofs of Claim on or before October 10, 2022

History of St. Pius X - 60th Anniversary Video

History of St. Pius X - Cooking with Marion Celenza & Fr. Valentine

Synod

OPENING OF THE SYNODAL PATH

Moment of Reflection
October 10, 2021

"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission." Pope Francis  

Synod on Synodality Explained!

We are Prayerful!

Fr. Valentine

Our Pastor
Fr. Valentine!

We are Engaged!

 

Our Children

Our Children!

We are Service Committed!

Our Patron Saint
St. Pius X!

Staff