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.
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 & 7:00pm
Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:00-3:45pm or by appointment
1 Saint Pius Court, Plainview NY 11803-4041
270 Washington Ave, Plainview NY 11803
Parish Office: (516)938-3956
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-1pm
Faith Formation Office: (516)822-8348
Emergency Ph (outside of business): (516)661-5117
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.
Oktoberfest - Sept. 30, 2023
A ST. PIUS X event sponsored by the St. Pius Knights of Columbus.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Saturday, September 30th @ 6:00 PM
Columbiettes Clothing Drive - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1
Welcome Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese - Most Rev. Peter Nworie Chukwu
We are thrilled to announce a special guest at our St. Pius X parish, none other than the Bishop of Abakaliki Diocese, Bishop Peter N. Chukwu (also known as the Immediate Boss of Fr. Chux, Hahaha).
We consider ourselves truly blessed to have Bishop Chukwu among us, and we extend a warm invitation to all of you to join us for a special Mass on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 12:00 pm, where Bishop Chukwu will preside. Let us come together as a parish family to welcome and celebrate this remarkable servant of God.
Bishop Chukwu's journey in service to the Church is truly remarkable. Ordained as a priest on July 3, 1993, Bishop Chukwu has excelled in various assignments within his diocese. His thirst for knowledge and spiritual growth led him to the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio from 2000 to 2001, and he furthered his studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee from 2002 to 2007, earning a Doctorate in Philosophy.
Pope Francis appointed Bishop Peter N. Chukwu as the third bishop of Abakaliki Diocese on July 6, 2021, a momentous occasion for both him and his flock. At his Episcopal ordination and installation, Bishop Chukwu humbly declared his readiness to serve as a devoted shepherd to the people of God, echoing the words of St. Augustine, "For you, I am a Bishop; with you, I am a Christian." He entrusted his episcopacy and the care of the faithful to the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In a testament to the dedication and faith of our parish community, Bishop Chukwu has appointed our very own Fr. Chux as his Episcopal Vicar for the USA and Canada.
Youth Group Open House - October 1, 2023
St. Pius X Columbiettes New Member Initiation Ceremony - Oct. 11, 2023
On behalf of our President, Ellen Lessman, we extend to you an invitation to attend our New Member Initiation Ceremony.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Memore Council (Jackson Avenue)
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.
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.
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.
THANK YOU TO OUR FEAST SPONSORS
Feast Volunteer Thank You Dinner - August 25, 2023
2023 St. Pius X Feast
Beach Mass - August 27, 2023
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
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.
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.
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Memorial Day - Youth Group
Memorial Day Parade
This Year it was a truly special Memorial Day Parade in Plainview-Old Bethpage! It's heartwarming to hear that so many community members, including young families, veterans, children, and grandchildren, came together to honor and remember those who have served.
We Stand Together
We Stand Together
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.
Catholic Health Services
Community Outreach for Long Islanders
As a not-for-profit, mission-based organization, Catholic Health is continuing the work of our women religious who founded hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other Long Island agencies reaching back more than a century. We offer blood drives, free wellness seminars, support groups and other community health-related events and programs year-round.
Confirmation - May 6, 2023
Congratulations to all those who celebrated their
Confirmation on May 6, 2023!
May Crowning & Pre-K Graduation - May 7, 2023
Thank you to Cathy Polz, the coordinator for the Pre-K Faith Formation Program who has been running this program for the last seven years. During the Family Mass we recognized our Pre-K student’s eagerness to learn about Jesus and their little step in the Catholic Faith. May Crowning is a beautiful tradition where the faithful honor the Virgin Mary and recognize her as a model of faith and devotion. Congratulations to the Pre-K graduates and may they continue to grow in their faith journey!
First Holy Communion - April 29, 2023
Congratulations to all those who received their First Holy Communion on April 29, 2023!
First Holy Communion - April 22, 2023
Congratulations to all those who received their First Holy Communion on April 22, 2023!
Easter Vigil - April 8, 2023
Good Friday - April 7, 2023
Holy Thursday - April 6, 2023
Palm Sunday - Palms & Pancakes Breakfast
Serving God by Serving Others
Serving God by Serving Others
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.
Annual Soup Supper / Socks of Love - March 19, 2023
My special Thank You to all our Restaurants who donated the soup especially La Famiglia, La Piazza, Mario’s, Piccolo Bussolo, Colosseum Kitchen, Cravings, Angie’s Kitchen, and Fr. Val’s Kitchen.
It's truly inspiring to see such a strong sense of community and generosity in action. The success of the Lenten Soup Supper is a testament to the power of coming together for a common cause and working towards making a positive impact in the lives of others. The fact that local restaurants and businesses donated their resources, and that so many individuals contributed their time and energy, is truly remarkable.
It's also heartening to hear that the event served as a platform to raise awareness of important social issues such as homelessness, poverty, and lack of inclusiveness. By sharing information and personal stories about the Interfaith Nutrition Network, the event not only provided a space for community members to come together, but also empowered them with knowledge and information to take action and make a difference. Finally, it's wonderful to hear that the event also resulted in the donation of toiletries and socks to the INN program. These small contributions may seem insignificant, but they can make a big difference in the lives of those who are struggling. It's a beautiful example of how individual acts of kindness and generosity can have a ripple effect in the community. Overall, the success of the Lenten Soup Supper is a beautiful example of the power of community and the importance of coming together to support and uplift one another. Congratulations to all those involved in making this event a success!
I want to Thank Kristen Schreiner who led us into the opening prayer followed by Robert Cameron and Jean Kelly sharing their own stories about the INN Program. My special word of appreciation to Claudia Stewart who overlooked the smooth running of the event, worked tirelessly. Thank You to Robin Yakacki, our Confirmation Coordinator who made sure the children participated fully in the event. The special words of thanks to our parish secretary Linda Munden, Catechists Nancy Terrano and her husband Andy for help in the kitchen. Thanks to our youth group working with the confirmation candidates and inviting them to join the youth group next year.
Girl Scout Mass - March 12, 2023
The First Girls Scout Sunday was celebrated on Sunday March 12th at 10:30am Mass at St. Pius X. Under the leadership of Scout Guide Kristen Schreiner, ten girls with their families participated in the service.
Fr. Valentine in his homily, explained to the girls, about the importance of being a Girl Scout, the value of community service, and their appreciation for the opportunity to participate in the service. and how important it is for the girls to be future leaders in our families, communities, church and our beautiful country. The Pastor Valentine blessed the Scout badges.
Each girl received their badges for their community service and the token of flowers. The First Girl Scout Sunday was a great success! The girls were able to show their commitment to the Girl Scouts and to the community, and to share their stories with others. This event will be remembered for many years to come.
St. Patrick / St. Joseph Party - March 11, 2023
St. Patrick / St. Joseph Party
Presented by the Knights of Columbus
March 11, 2023
"Knight" at the Races - Feb. 25, 2023
Thank you to the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus for another great “Knight” at the Races! Everyone had a great time coming together as a parish family for a fun, family night!
2023 Valentine's Day Dance
We had a great Valentine's Day evening with DJ Bryan Mor-bito of the Crowd Control. Thanks to our Faith Formation Program Coordinators Claudia Stewart, Robin Yakacki, Kristine Schreiner, Grand Knight Marc Cashman, and assis-tant Youth Director Brendan Von Runnen. It was wonderful evening to celebrate with our young people and with their parents.
My Dearly Beloved in Christ,
With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. During this Advent Season, it has been my prayer that each of you would find opportunities to reflect on your own faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church. Whatever it is that our hearts and souls desire, whether we realize it or not, our ultimate desire is Jesus Himself, for this reason, we are filled with joy and consolation at Christmas to know that all that we hoped for has been fulfilled in the person of the Christ Child. In the midst of all our current challenges and concerns, the love of God the Father is made manifest to us in the wonderful gift of His Son, Jesus. With the angels in Bethlehem, our faith moves us to sing: “Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth!” We recognize that true peace on earth flows from our recognition and praise of God in our lives. I extend to all of you an open, grateful heart of welcome. Together, may we grow in strength and grace to know and celebrate God's presence in our lives and His dominion over all things of this world. May our Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, bless you, your families and loved ones at this blessed time of hope and grace. May Mary, the Mother of the Child Jesus and our Mother, watch over you and our beloved St. Pius X Parish always.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023!
Fr. Valentine Rebello
Pancake Breakfast with Santa - Dec. 11, 2022
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for this year's Pancake Breakfast with Santa.
Lots of young families joined us for the Phil Saglimbene Memorial Pancake Breakfast followed by activities in the Gym, coordinated by Stacy Godek and Crystal Wong.
Special Thanks to Santa’s special helper, Anthony D’Alto, and our video and photographer Bobby Peña and his wife Josefina.
Christmas Pageant - December 11, 2022
On Sunday, December 11, 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! The children did an amazing job portraying the classic Christmas story in a unique First Person way. I want to thank our Faith Formation Program Coordinators Gail Gomula, Louise Buchman, Robin Yakacki, Linda Carter, Kristen Schreiner and Claudia Stewart. Thanks to John and Robin Yakacki for the music.
Christmas Party 2022 - Knights of Columbus - Dec. 3, 2022
St. Pius X Christmas Party
Under the leadership of our Grand Knight Marc Cashman, 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.
Blood Drive - Dec. 4, 2022
Successful Blood Drive:
On Sunday, December 4th, St. Pius X held Annual Blood Drive. We collected 65 pints, while keeping everyone involved safe and well. These units helped over 200 people in need of blood at a critical time in their lives.
I cannot Thank enough to our Coordinators Kim Musi and Ed Thorgersen and helpers Angela and John Manzi for their time and dedication. May God bless our donors, volunteers and sponsors. The world is a better place because of you.
Spooktacular Halloween Party - October 29, 2022
Thank you to Ms. Stacey Godek, her husband Mr. John Godek, their children Daniel and Hope, and also Ms. Fina Cassara and her children Eleanora and Giacomo, Faith Formation Program Catechists and Volunteers present, for all parents who brought their children for our Halloween Party, plus anyone who made this event an enjoyable occasion. DJ Miss Rica Coelho, our own parishioner, provided upbeat music for the event. The party was spectacular and everyone had a great time. It was an enjoyable time!
St. Pius X Oktoberfest - October 1, 2022
Knights of Columbus’s Oktoberfest
At St. Pius X Parish around 100 attendees gathered Oct. 1 in the decorated gym, with some folks even donning lederhosen — the iconic Bavarian shorts with suspenders — for the occasion. Those who participated enjoyed a wide array of foods, beverages, music, dances and company. I think, “It’s a way to bring families together to have some food and have fun,” After years of COVID-related isolation, those simple joys are more precious than ever. “Everybody really needed to be together; they missed seeing each other and they were hungry to reconnect.” Thank you Grand Knight Marc Cashman and the entire troop of Knights of Columbus. Job Well Done.
7th Annual Ann Asparro Run 100 Miles For Hope
Thank you to everyone who supported Jay Asparro on his 100 Miles of Hope during the 7th Annual Ann Asparro Run last weekend. Over the last 7 years, Jay has raised over $150,000 in support for caregivers of those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other related Dementias. All donations go directly to the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center.
Blessing of the Animals - Oct. 2, 2022
Blessing of the Animals - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
The not-so-wild beasts were peaceful last Sunday as we celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. 31 dogs and two hamsters named Flora and Cuddle and Guinea pig and Dragon Lizard got a little closer to God on Sunday during the annual Blessing of the Animals ritual at St. Pius X. The turnout was terrific, and the honored guests were all exceedingly well-behaved. The skies then cleared in time for our annual blessing.
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
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!
We are Engaged!
We are Service Committed!
Our Patron Saint
St. Pius X!
- Fr. Valentine Rebello, Pastor
- Fr. Chux Okochi, Ph.D., Weekend Assistant
- Deacon John Burkart, Deacon
- Linda Munden, Parish Secretary
- Claudia Stewart, Faith Formation Administrator
- Jose Pin-Amen, Facilities Manager
- Sarah Sedita, Business Manager
- Anna Terrano, Receptionist (Weekend)
- Virginia Wildemann, Receptionist (Weekday)