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This Week

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
07 5 2015
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Word From the Pastor

The Promises of Eucharistic Adoration

Jesus said to Catalina: ďI promise to the soul that visits Me frequently in this Sacrament of Love, that I will receive it affectionately together with all the Blessed and the Angels in Heaven, and that each of its visits will be written down in the Book of its Life and I will grant to it:


Parish Support

June 27 - 28

1st Collection: $4,261.36
2nd Collection: $1,904.82
Votive Candles: $186.53

Thank you for your Sacrificial Giving.

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.

For more information you may come to the church office or 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 Comely
  • Scott Knight, Jr.
Deceased Troops:
  • Jonathan Schmidt
  • Donald Colburn
  • Robert Herlihy
  • Andrew Stevens
  • Kevin Kennedy

Scripture Reflections

First Reading (Ezek 2:2-5). God sends a prophet to his people to ensure that they do not remain in ignorance of their disobedience.

Second Reading (2 Cor 12:7-10). In his weakness Paul experiences the power of Godís grace.

Gospel (Mk 6:1-6). True to the proverb that no prophet is honored by his own people, Jesus is rejected by the people of Nazareth.

A biblical prophet is someone who has received a divine call to speak Godís word to his people (First Reading). Even though the Word of God could be a hard word, it was a word of love because it meant that God had not abandoned his people. Godís spokesman had to be prepared for opposition and rejection. It was so for the Old Testament prophets, and for Jesus himself.

At the close of his Galilean ministry Jesus is rejected by the people of his home town, who canít bring themselves to believe in the greatness of someone who is one of themselves. Consequently, his power is ineffective there. Their rejection of him is an anticipation of his rejection by the Jewish nation as a whole.

Christians today should not grow discouraged by lack of belief. Paulís experience of weakness (Ďa thorn in the fleshí) taught him humility, and allowed him to experience Godís power in a way that might not otherwise have been possible. The words ĎMy grace is sufficient for you,í are spoken to us too, and should be a great consolation to us in our struggles.

ABCD-The 2015 Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive

We are now $20,000 away from meeting our Archbishop's Charities Drive Goal of $88,000. We very much need your help so we can make our parish's assigned goal. Pledge envelopes are on the tables at the entrances of the church. Please return them in the offertory or at the parish office.

Thank you to everyone who has made a sacrificial pledge/donation for the charitable and religious ministries and services of the Archdiocese of Miami.

Readings for the Week of July 5, 2015

Sunday 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ez 2:2-5; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6
Monday Gn 28:10-22; Mt 9:18-26
Tuesday Gn 32:23-33; Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday Gn 41:55-57,42:5-24; Mt 10:1-7
Thursday Gn 48:18-29,45:1-5; Mt 10:7-15
Friday Gn 46:1-7,28-30; Mt 10:16-23
Saturday Saint Benedict, Abbot
Gn 49:29-32,50:15-26; Mt 10:24-33
Sunday 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Am 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13