This Week

Fourth Sunday of Advent
12 23 2018
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Schedule for Holy Day Masses

Christmas

  • December 24: 4:30 pm
  • Midnight Mass: 11:00 pm
  • December 25: 8:00 am
    9:30 am
    11:00 am

Solemnity of Mary

  • January 1: 9:30 am
    11:00 am

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Come; Sing to the Lord – Prelude

Please join the Parish Choir on Dec 24th and Dec 25th beginning at 10:30pm before the Christmas Eve Mass & before the Christmas Day.

Wanted Photos for St. Pius X 60th Anniversary Event

To help us kick-off the celebration of the Parish 60th anniversary in March 2019, we are asking all parishioners and visitors to consider making a donation of any past and/or present photos you might have taken at any of our Church activities.

The photos will be enlarged and displayed on easels at the entrance of the Church for everyone to enjoy. You may email your photos to office@stpiusxfl.org. Please contact the office at (954) 564-1763 for more detailed information. Your collaboration and donation is appreciated.

Advent and Christmas – A Time of Waiting, Hope & Joy

Since Advent looks forward to Christ’s Incarnation and birth, it is an appropriate way to begin the Church Year. However, Advent is not part of the Christmas season itself, but a preparation for it.

Thus, Catholics do not sing Christmas hymns or use Christmas readings in the Mass until December 25th, the first day of the Christmas season.

Advent F-A-Q: What is a Jesse Tree?

An ancient tradition revived in the mid-20th century as an Advent practice, the Jesse Tree represents the family of Jesse, a small tree made of evergreen branches. The symbolic ornaments each represent a prophecy foretelling.

Parish News – Holy Days Alert

The office will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - December 24-25, 2018, as well as New Year’s Day (Jan 1st.).

We will offer Mass at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.There will be no 8:30am Mass on that Tuesday. To all our brothers and sisters in Christ, have a safe and Happy New Year!

Parish News - Save the Dates

  • December 24th:
    We will have Masses at 4:30 pm and
    11:00 pm - midnight Mass.
  • December 25th:
    Christmas Day, Masses will be offered at 8:00 am,
    9:30 am and 11:00 am.
  • February 12-14, 2019:
    Lifetouch Photography in the Parish Hall
  • March 9 & 10, 2019:
    Bethlehem Holy Land Group
  • March 30, 2019:
    St. Pius X 60th anniversary dinner
    Coral Ridge Country Club.

ABCD: Give and you shall Receive

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So far our Parish has received ($56,122.36) in cash and pledges; however, we are still short ($29,936.64)before reaching our 2018 goal.

Envelopes are available on all the Church tables and can be returned in the offertory collection baskets or at the Parish office.

“Above all, let your love for one another be constant, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be mutually hospitable without complaining. As generous distributors of God’s manifold grace put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure you have received.” (1Peter 4:8-10)

Thank you to all who have already made their pledge gift.

Remember Your Offering

December 15 - 16, 2018

  • 1st Collection: ..$4,886.74
  • 2nd Collection: .$1,349.00
  • Votive Candles: .$367.00
  • Online Giving: .$22.50

Brick Garden News

  • Looking for an anniversary present?
  • Want to help remember your family or friends?

St. Pius X brick garden is a beautiful way to mark a special occasion or leave a lasting memory of a loved one. Please pick-up a Memorial order form from one of the tables in the church. Please take brick orders to the office.

For more information, please call Barbara Scerbo at (954) 563-3735.

Patriot Corner

We pray for the living and deceased members of our armed forces:

Living Troops:

  • David Auman,
  • Brad Andre,
  • Timothy and Patrick Donahue,
  • William Demison,
  • Joseph Cornely,
  • Scott Knight, Jr.,
  • Matthew Swiergosz
  • Mark R. Martino
  • Jaime Torres

Deceased Troops:

  • Jonathan Schmidt,
  • Donald Colburn,
  • Robert Herlihy,
  • Andrew Stevens,
  • Kevin Kennedy

Readings for the Week of December 16, 2018

Sunday Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mi 5:1-4a; Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45
Monday Morning Mass: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29; Lk 1:67-79 Vigil Mass: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 or Mt 1:18-25
Tuesday Solemnity of The Nativity of the Lord — Christmas
Night Mass: Is 9:1-6; Ps 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14 Dawn Mass: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20 Day Mass: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or Jn 1:1-5, 9-14
Wednesday Feast of Saint Stephen, the First Martyr Acts
6:8-10; 7:54-59; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6 and 8ab, 16bc and 17; Mt 10:17-22
Thursday Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist
1 Jn 1:1-4; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12; Jn 20:1a and 2-8
Friday Feast of The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
1 Jn 1:5—2:2; Ps 124:2-3, 4-5, 7cd-8; Mt 2:13-18
Saturday Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr
1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35