Saint Pius Tenth Church
3010 Chili Avenue
Rochester, New York 14624
Phone (585) 247-2566
Fax (585) 247-8848
Parish Office hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Saint Pius Tenth Pastor
Fr. Paul Bonacci
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Saint Pius Tenth Staff
Staff Mission Statement
Through our servant leadership, the staff of St. Pius X Faith Community seeks to welcome, encourage, and guide one another and our whole Christian Community to a closer relationship with God and with one another. This relationship with God and with one another involves empowering others by helping them to become aware of and accept in a Christlike way their baptismal responsibilities.
Deacon James Briars
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I have been assigned to work at St Pius X parish since my ordination in June of 2007. My wife Barbara and I live in the Maplewood section of Rochester and have been members of the Cathedral Community there since 1982. We have been blessed with seven children, two of whom live with us.
When I am not service as deacon, I am a principal and portfolio manager at Forte Capital in Pittsford.
My work at St Pius includes preaching, serving at mass, sacramental duties, sick and hospice visits. I am also coordinating the introduction of the Stephen Ministry to the parish.
It is a great blessing to be a part of the team at St. Pius helping to enrich the faith experience of all those who call this their Parish, their spiritual family.
Deacon Elmer Smith
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Sister Mary Anne is a native of Syracuse, NY. She and her younger brother, Robert, grew up in a section of the city known as Eastwood. Taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet at Blessed Sacrament School, Mary Anne responded to the call to join them in religious life. She entered the religious community in September of 1958 and professed final vows in August of 1966. During this time she continued her education at the College of St. Rose in Albany where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Later, she completed a Masters Degree in Education at SUNY, College at Cortland, NY.
From 1963-1983, Sister Mary Anne taught in several of the elementary schools of the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses. That 20-year period found her in various locations in New York State: Troy, Utica, Syracuse, Oswego and Binghamton.
From 1983-1996, Sister Mary Anne directed a faith formation program for youth at Our Lady of Angels Parish in Endwell, NY. Her interest in other forms of parish ministry began there with the opportunity to become involved with the RCIA, the Human Development and Liturgy Committees, visitation to the homebound and adult faith formation.
From September 1996 to May 1997, Sister Mary Anne had the opportunity for some “sabbatical” time at BERAKAH Spiritual Center in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. This was a treasured time for prayer, leisure, study and travel as well as being enriched by meeting new friends, both religious and lay, from all over the world. The courses and workshops in Scripture, Theology, Prayer, Spirituality, Church and Ministry, provided further growth and renewal. Upon completion of her time at BERAKAH, Mary Anne was fortunate to be able to be part of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May of 1997. This was truly a blessed and unforgettable experience! Pursuing a call to parish ministry, Sister Mary Anne joined the staff here at St. Pius Tenth in August of 1997.
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St. Pius X School Principal
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I grew up in southwest Rochester with 2 brothers and a sister. By day we all run an automobile repair shop together, started by my grandfather in 1932. While in various city schools I took 2 year of clarinet and 8 years of bassoon lessons. At the time I had absolutely no reason why I should be doing that, but I now find all that classical music training to be indispensable.
In 1981 I was totally smitten with an Irish Catholic lass, and took her immediately for my bride. We have brought 5 amazing new people into this world; three sons and two daughters. They all still live at home with us in Greece, along with a menagerie of God’s other creatures.
Looking to build a closer relationship to God, I joined the Roman Catholic Church at the Easter vigil in 1994. I could not have anticipated the whirlwind that would engulf me from that point on. The following fall, a friend tapped me on the shoulder and said, “You should join the choir, you’re not half bad!”, and my life was changed forever. From being a choir member, I continued on to cantoring, the diocesan festival choir, music selection team, and the liturgy committee. Now I’ve moved on to St Bernard’s institute, where I will be receiving my certificate as a Liturgy Coordinator in the spring of 2005. I have served the Church at St Helen’s in Gates, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and at St Joseph’s in Rush. I have had many fine mentors, and a lot of help along the way.
I joined the staff at St Pius X in July 2003, and have been incredibly blessed by the reception I have received. There is a great volunteer spirit and commitment to excellence in all areas of ministry here. We are always looking for new friends to get involved in our music, so tap on the shoulder of someone next to you and say: “You should join the choir, you’re not half bad!”
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Director of Youth Ministry
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As a way of introducing myself I’d like to say that I am a Sister of St. Joseph of Rochester, NY. I was born and spent most of my life in the Rochester area. I was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and completed my grade school education there under the watchful eye of the Srs. of St. Joseph. From Blessed Sacrament I continued on my journey to Nazareth Academy where I quickly became to be “A lady of Nazareth.” After completing my high school education I entered the Srs. of St. Joseph, a choice I’m sure that came about because of the example and friendly attitude of so many Srs. of St. Joseph that influenced my growing up years. There were many that reflected in their lives what it meant to love God and show a desire to help his people. That is what I wanted to do – love and serve.
After entering the Community, I continued my education at Nazareth Normal School and received my degree in education from Nazareth College. 53 years later after teaching in various schools (Grades Kdg. to Gr. 6) I found my self “retired.” Of the 53 years of teaching, I found myself graced to have spent 32 years at St. Pius X School. Many wonderful years and I met many outstanding teachers.
In September of 2004, Father Dan was looking for a Volunteer Coordinator in the Parish and he asked me if I would be interested. I quickly responded “yes”. I thoroughly enjoy the position; it gives me an opportunity to serve in a years later after teaching in various schools (Grades Kdg. to Gr. 6) I found my self “retired.” Of the 53 years of teaching, I found myself graced to have spent 32 years at St. Pius X School. Many wonderful years and I met many outstanding teachers.
In September of 2004, Father Dan was looking for a Volunteer Coordinator in the Parish and he asked me if I would be interested. I quickly responded “yes”. I thoroughly enjoy the position; it gives me an opportunity to serve in a variety of ways.
The people of this parish are “gift”. They are giving and friendly and quickly respond when called upon to help.
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