Outreach Ministries


 

 
Community Life and Outreach coordinates our parish resources, extending our Catholic faith to improve the quality of life for our neighbors. If you would like more information on volunteering, please phone our office at 336-273-9860, x104.   

 

Christmas Giving Tree 

An annual project during Advent that provides Christmas gifts to approved community agencies. In addition to the gifts, volunteers are needed to write gift tags, set up the gift trees in our church, sort the gifts, deliver and shop. 

CROP Walk

An annual event that raises awareness and money for local, national and international services for the poor and hungry. Saint Pius X consistently has many walkers and is one of the top money-raisers in Greensboro. Planning starts in late summer and the walk takes place in the fall. 

Dining for Friends 

An annual fund-raiser for Triad Health Project, which provides support services to individuals and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our support promotes our belief that all life is a gift from God. Volunteers prepare and serve a meal at the church inviting members of the parish and their guests. The meal is free and donations are requested. This event takes place in the spring. 

Elementary School Backpack Food Delivery

Help children in our neighborhood improve their work in school by addressing their hunger. Volunteers are needed to pick up food once a week from BackPack Beginnings on Alliance Drive (near Wendover Avenue) and deliver it to nearby elementary schools. The time commitment for the volunteers is less than 30 minutes each week. Training provided by BackPack Beginnings. To sign up to learn about other volunteer opportunities: http://backpackbeginnings.org/donate-time/volunteer-sign-up/

Food Cart

Help Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Pantry – buy and place items in our food cart, located in the baptistry of our church. Each month, needed items are listed in the bulletin. There are also special food collections and food sorting that may take place during the spring and fall.  

Friends of Hall Towers

Hall Towers is located near the parish campus and serves as affordable housing designed for older adults. Volunteers are needed to assist social activities and to pack Christmas care packages.

Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Bank Collection

This semi-annual food collection serves clients of Greensboro Urban Ministry. Volunteers collect food from shoppers twice a year at a nearby grocery store during a two-hour shift. This is an opportunity for families to volunteer together. Collections take place in April and October. 

Holiday Food Basket Planning and Logistics 

During Thanksgiving, many families in our community need help providing food at their table for their children. St Pius collects and delivers food baskets (or bags) during Thanksgiving and sometimes other holidays.  "Behind the scenes" volunteers are needed to help plan the logistics of food donation and delivery, map the deliveries and pick up the food on the day of distribution. If you have project planning experience or a passion to help others, your skill and time are desired. 

Hot Dish and Hope

Hot Dish and Hope in downtown Greensboro serves an already prepared dinner to over 150 individuals every Tuesday & Thursday evening. Our parish helps serve on the 3rd Thursday and 5th Tuesday of each month. This is a great chance for entire families to participate together, reaching out to those in need. Use this link to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B49ACA72BA2F49-hotdish 

Justice and Peace Committee

Communication of social justice and concerns for peace in our community, addressing issues such as the death penalty, racism, hunger, poverty and abortion healing and reconciliation.

Mobile Meals Delivery 

Teams of Drivers and Navigators deliver meals to homebound and/or elderly individuals serviced by Senior Resources of Guilford on the first Monday of each month. 

Out of the Garden Project Warehouse Nights

Package and sort food that will be delivered to Guilford County School students who do not have enough to eat at the Out of the Garden Project  Warehouse, 300 NC 68, on the last Wednesday evening of every month, 6:00-8:00 pm and special times during Advent and Lent. To sign up, visit HERE.  

Pathways Center Evening Meal  

Sign-up here to help feed an evening meal at Pathways Center to families experiencing homelessness. Visit HERE.  

Potter's House Community Kitchen Evening Meal

Help prepare and serve the evening meal to the shelter residents at Weaver House, located at GUM. The SPX commitment is the 3rd Friday night of every month and dinner preparation starts at 5:00 pm. Volunteer as your time permits. The sign-up to volunteer is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4BAFAF22A64-3rdfriday  

Purple Hat Ministry

This group meets monthly to knit and crochet purple hats that are given to parents of newborns as part of an educational program for new parents teaching the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome. The hats are then delivered to the hospital or crisis pregnancy centers. Learn how to knit and crochet at the group or you can knit and crochet on your own. 

Respect Life Ministry 

This group promotes the respect and dignity of human life from conception until natural death and participates in prayer events held in our church, provides resources to pregnancy centers and Catholic Charities, and provides educational opportunities regarding life issues such as adoption, abstinence, natural family planning, healing, and end of life issues. If you would like to help host a baby shower held at Room at the Inn, please go to the sign-up located HERE. There are more opportunities to volunteer at Room at the Inn and are available by calling 336 275-0206.

Salvation Army Bell-Ringer  

A Great Way to “Ring In” the Christmas Season and the most recognized symbol of the Salvation Army.  All the money stays in our community and helps a wide range of needs from the Center of Hope Shelter to Boys & Girls Clubs to Christmas giving programs for those less fortunate.  Any St. Pius X member, family or group is welcome to volunteer to ring the bell in a 1-2 hour shift.

Senior Wheels 

Our parish volunteers provide transportation on the 3rd Friday of every month to medical appointments for senior adults who are unable to drive. This program is sponsored by Senior Resources of Guilford County. There are many drivers and appointments so you can drive as little or as much as your time allows.

Step Up Greensboro

Located in downtown Greensboro, Step Up Greensboro  offers monthly classes for people who are ready to make positive changes and become self-sufficient through employment. Jobs readiness mentors are needed to write resumes and lead mock interviews. This ministry is on-going and volunteers are welcome to join any time. Opportunities are flexible and training is available through Step Up. Call the parish office if you would like to attend a Lunch and Learn at Step Up Greensboro.  

Sunshine Club 

St Pius provides dinner, social and recreational activities for intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in Guilford County on the first Friday evening of the month. Activities include karaoke, bingo, pot lucks and dances are offered here on our campus. This is a great volunteer activity for families and donations of dinner food are also needed. More information, including food sign-up is HERE.

We Care Committee

As a tithing parish, we share our resources. This committee, appointed by the Parish Council, determines how our resources will be shared with organizations and groups who serve those in need. Any adult may express interest in being appointed.  The time commitment is 2-4 hours per month. 

YWCA Family Shelter

The YWCA provides shelter to families experiencing homelessness. More information is available here: YWCA Family Shelter.  Organization, training and background checks for all volunteers is facilitated by the YWCA. More information on how to be a volunteer is HERE.