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Meet the Parish Pastoral Council

Catholic pastors consult pastoral councils in order to be better leaders. In brief, the work of the pastoral council is pastoral planning. Although pastors preside, councillors may serve as chairpersons and facilitators, especially if they are good at helping the flow of discussion and the achievement of consensus. The goal is to help councillors make present the wisdom of the community.

Mission Statement
We, the elected and appointed members of the St Pius X Pastoral Council, accept the following responsibilities of our office: to assist the Pastor in promoting the Catholic faith through a variety of educational and spiritual programs; to assume leadership roles, and or actively participate in parish committees, to foster hospitality, charity and unity in our parish; to invite members of the parish to actively participate in the ministerial life of the parish; to represent before the Pastoral Council the views, concerns and suggestions of the members of our parish. Working together with our Pastor and his staff, our goal is to keep the faith community at St. Pius X Parish vibrant and growing, both now and in the future.

Andrew Berezowski – PresidentEmail Icon

Serving as a Catholic Church organist since 1974 in New Britain, East Berlin, and Northford, Andrew joined Saint Pius X Church in 2006 where he has very much enjoyed his experience with the Sunday team music ministry, serving as organist and working with the cantors and choir. Andrew holds a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, and is an ACS Fellow of Engineering at Honeywell International, Inc.

Joan Konareski – Vice President Email Icon

Joan is a retired elementary school teacher who has become involved in several volunteer positions since her retirement. She has been a member of Saint Pius X parish since she moved to Middletown in 2013. In her previous parish, she served on the Parish Council, as a lector and Eucharistic Minister, and was a founding member of the Women's Club. She joined the Saint Pius X Council to learn more about her new parish and to become more involved.

Paula Stuckart – Secretary Email Icon

Paula most often attends 5pm Mass and serves as a lector. At St Pius, she is on the communications committee and was the producer of X: A Pius Musical. In other parishes, before finding a home at Saint Pius X, Paula has been a lector, faith formation instructor, and youth group leader. Paula lives in Middletown and is employed as a medical editor.

Maureen Chmielecki – Backup Secretary

I joined St Pius in 2006 shortly after moving into the area from Manchester, CT. From the beginning St. Pius has always felt like home - feeling very welcomed from the beginning. Over the years I became involved at St. Pius as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, a teacher (both the 8th grade and the confirmation classes) and I have served as the parish Child Advocate. I have also been privileged to have previously served on the Parish Council both as a member and as President. I am a mother of six children and a grandmother of 7 children.

Julianne Boucher

Julie has been a parishioner at St. Pius X since 2001, most often attending 10:30 Mass. She was a faith formation teacher for several years. In the past, she has worked as an organist and cantor at several different churches. She served as the music minister for the LifeTeen program at St. John Church, Cromwell. Julie is a music teacher at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School in Wallingford. Julie is married to Terry and has two daughters, Jessica and Elizabeth.

Jan Goyette

Jan became a member of Saint Pius X when her husband was transferred to Middletown in 1973. They moved to Colchester in 1975 and became involved with the local church, St Andrews. She served as a lector there for 10 years and worked with the Faith Formation Program teaching grades 2-Confirmation students. In 2013, they decided that they wanted to return to Saint Pius X. Jan was involved with the Funeral Ministry for 2 years and worked in the White Elephant booth at the Church Fair. She usually attends the 5 PM Mass. Jan has 3 sons, 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Gary M. Nenninger Sr. – Vice President

Gary has been a member of Saint Pius X since 1960, serving as an usher since 1987. He was married at Saint Pius, as was his daughter, and all of his children and grandchildren were baptized here. Before retiring in 2013, Gary was employed at the same company for 47 years, holding several positions in the Quality Assurance Department. His time is now spent with his constant companion "Sir Matthew of Willowbrook, Lord of Cromwell" better known as Matty. Gary enjoys working outside, building model cars, doing artistic work on the computer, and being webmaster for a Ford Falcon Car Club.

Javi Melecio

Javi has been a parishioner for about 2 years. He became involved in the Saint Pius X community by helping with the Auction committee last year (2023) and is now the co-chair. He has also volunteered with the Men's Club at events to serve food. Javi is a Sales Engineer, extremely active in Catholic young adult groups, and runs a fun YouTube channel on the side.

Lois Riloff

A native of Pennsylvania, Lois has been a parishioner at Saint Pius X since 1974 when she and her husband moved to Middletown from Long Island. During that time, she has volunteered for and supported numerous activities, including many years as a facilitator in the marriage preparation program. Since retiring as a special ed teacher, Lois enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her four grandchildren.
Ex-Officio Parish Pastoral Council Members

Fr. Marvin Bearis, OFM Cap Email Icon

Fr. Marvin was born and raised in Ewa Beach, HI. He is one of five children born to Ben and Carmen Bearis, who both immigrated to America from the Philippines. Fr. Marvin grew up knowing the Capuchin Franciscans through his hometown parish where they served as pastors for almost 20 years. Fr. Marvin started discerning religious life in his sophomore year of college at the University of Hawaii in 1998. After graduating college, he made the decision to enter religious life in the fall of 2000 as a postulant through the custody of Guam and Hawaii. (read full bio here)

Dale Aldieri Email Icon

Dale is a current Parish Trustee and Chairman of the Parish Finance Council. He has been a Parishioner of Saint Pius X since 1986, after marrying his wife Sandy (a Middletown resident). All three of his children were baptized and confirmed at Saint Pius X. He has served as Lector and Eucharistic Minister; was a member of the Men's Club and Justice and Peace Ministry.

Charlie Jackowski – Trustee

Charlie has been a parishioner of Saint Pius X for over 33 years. In addition to serving on the Parish Pastoral Council, he is also a Eucharistic Minister and assists with the Peer Ministry. He previously served on the Parish Council from 2003 - 2007, and was President for 3 years. Charlie lives in Middletown with his wife, Patti, and is employed as the Senior Accountant for The Tomasso Group in New Britain.

Kathy Lampron Email Icon

Kathy has been a member of Saint Pius X her entire life; her parents were founding members Bill and Joanna Fortin. She has been an Administrative Assistant at Saint Pius X since 1993. She enjoys her supporting role within the Parish, and says "It's a great feeling to work for, and with, so many wonderful, dedicated people!" The joy in Kathy's life are her three granddaughters, her family, friends and her two Siamese cats. She also enjoys flower gardening, baking and decorating cakes.

Natalia Nawrot Email Icon

Natalia traded the business world and joined Saint Pius X Church as a Catechist in 2021. In the fall of 2022, she was hired as our CRE grades PS-5. God has a purpose for each and one of us. Natalia dedicates her time and heart to motivate and inspire young children and their families to develop personal relationship with Jesus, while continuing her own formation journey. In her "free time" she enjoys raising her two children and supporting their sport activities.