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This Week

First Sunday of Lent
02 22 2015
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Word From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

The Holy Season of Lent

“For you have given your children a sacred time for the renewing and purifying of their hearts” (Preface)

Lent is a time for coming closer to Christ: Attend daily Mass…Pray daily…Read the Bible daily…Reflect on God’s infinite love…Pray the Way of the Cross…Attend the Parish Mission…Make a Good Confession…Fast…Give Alms…Help those in Need…Be charitable in Thought and Word to All.


Lenten Resolution: He Was in the Desert

Live in God, but in secret. Live in God by your integrity, goodness, sincerity – let God live through you, but let no one know of it who doesn’t need to know.

Don’t call attention to the good you do. Don’t strive for praise, recognition, reward, acceptance by others. Let this be our life “in the desert” this Lent. (Rev. Malinski).

Lenten Regulations

Fridays of Lent are all days of Abstinence from meat for those 14 years and older.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be celebrated after
all of the Friday morning Masses during Lent.

Palm Beach Bus Trip

The Parish Field Trip to Palm Beach on February 25th will include Mass at historic St. Ann Church, a tour of Palm Beach and JFK's Church (St. Edward's), lunch on Clematis Street, and a tour of the Flagler Museum/Whitehall.

Bus tickets are $20, and the trip will run from 9:15am until 5:30pm.

Tickets are almost sold out!

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Parish Mission

Our Parish's Lenten Parish Mission begins next weekend. It will be led this year by Father Pat Martin.

Knights Of Columbus Fish Bakes

Our Knights of Columbus (Council 3080) are hosting Fish Bake Dinners every Friday night in February and March, from 5:00 until 7:30 at their hall at 3999 N. Dixie Hwy. in Oakland Park.

$10 gets you baked fish, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, and dessert.

Eat in or take out.

The Fort Lauderdale Knights support many local charities.

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

The First Reading introduces the theme of covenant. In it we are told of the first in a series of patriarchal covenants which serve as a preparation for the covenant at Sinai. That in turn prepared the way for the new covenant God formed with humanity in Christ.

In the Gospel we hear of Jesus’ victorious struggle against evil. Mark makes no reference to the fast of Jesus. In this first struggle Jesus is not God-forsaken as he will be at his last (15:34). Like Noah, the Christian is saved by passage through the water – the waters of baptism (Second Reading).

It is through our baptism that we enter into the new covenant relationship with God, and that Christ’s victory over sin and death is communicated to us.

ABCD-The 2014 Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive

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Thank you to those who have contributed to the 2015 Charities Drive. So far we have collected $32,000 in cash and pledges toward our parish goal of $88,000.

Your generous pledge and gift directly impacts the lives of people throughout South Florida with programs and ministries vital to the needs of the poor, needy and underprivileged.

Please return your pledge envelopes in the offertory at Mass or to the Parish Office during the week. Thank you.

Readings for the Week of February 22nd, 2015

Sunday First Sunday of Lent
Gn 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15
Monday Lv 19:1-2,11-18; Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday Is 55:10-11; Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday Jon 3:1-10; Lk 11:29-32
Thursday Est C:12-25; Mt 7:7-12
Friday Ez 18:21-28; Mt 5:20-26
Saturday Dt 26:16-19; Mt 5:43-48
Sunday Second Sunday of Lent
Gn 22:1-18; Rom 8:31-34; Mk 9:2-10