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A recent grant awarded by The Catholic Foundation in February 2016 to St. Pius X Parish has provided monies to the parish for the development of a junior high youth ministry program and for parental workshops and programs aimed at helping parents to raise moral, faith-filled youth in an increasingly permissive society.  On Sunday, January 29, 2017, St. Pius X Church will host its first event for parents by welcoming national and international speaker Pam Heil, founder of Empowered to Love Ministries and former Youth Minister at St. Brigid of Kildare Parish, Dublin, Ohio. Pam will present a workshop from 5:00-6:30 PM in the church entitled, Raising Moral Kids in Today’s World. Busy schedules and outside influences can make it challenging for parents to believe that they are valued and needed by their children. Kids need to trust that their parents will respectfully converse with them, that they will listen to their words, and will hear what is in their hearts. This session will help parents become more approachable.


A wife and mother, Pam Heil is a woman who believes in young people. She has an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Kent State University, with graduate studies in guidance and counseling, and theological studies through Ohio Dominican University, The University of Dayton, and Loyola University, New Orleans. She is a Nationally Certified Quest Teacher; a Nationally Certified Youth Minister; and a certified Christian Counselor and Life Coach. She has middle and high school teaching experience both public and private, rural and suburban environments. She has been a contributing author to books and publications dealing with adolescents, peer ministry, and retreats and has served as a consultant to WCMH, Channel 4 and WBNS, Channel 10, as well as to schools and to churches in the Columbus, Ohio area. Pam was awarded the National Catholic Youth Minister’s God and Youth Award in 2003 and is a member of the Youth to Youth Speaker’s Bureau.  


This workshop is open to all interested parents and/or guardians; membership as a parishioner of St. Pius X is not a requirement. No registration is required. Questions about the event may be directed to Mrs. Judie Bryant, St. Pius X Youth Ministry Coordinator, at


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In every age Lord, you raise up women and men who are strong in their faith and bold in their actions to give witness to the Gospel.

Fill St. Pius with Your Spirit and give us a burning desire to make a difference in our world because of our love for You.

Bless our Church with holy and courageous priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, devoted married couples, dedicated single men and women and enthusiastic youth.

We ask in Jesus' name.

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