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This Week

Third Sunday of Easter
04 19 2015
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Word From the Pastor

Pope Francis Declares Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

In Misericordiae Vultus (the Face of Mercy, in Latin), the Holy Father announces an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy to begin in December. Here are the opening paragraphs from the Bull of Indiction declaring the Jubilee:

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Bus Trip to Delray & Boynton

April 22, 2015 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Buy Tickets In Parish Office For $45
Includes Bus Ride, Lunch, & Tours of Seminary and Gardens.

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Baby Bottle Campaign

Help us share the truth with young women and teens who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. This weekend (April 18-19) we will be handing out Baby Bottles.

When you return a bottle full of coins, bills, and checks your gifts will help those served by the Archdiocese of Miami’s Respect Life Ministry. Fill a Bottle, Save a Life.

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

In the First Reading Peter shows great courage when he confronts the people with their part in the death of Jesus. However, he goes on to excuse them on the grounds that they acted in ignorance. In this he may have been inspired by the dying prayer of Jesus: ‘Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.’ He urges them to repent, assuring them that if they do, their sins will be forgiven.

In the Gospel Luke’s primary interest is to show that the risen Jesus is the same person the apostles had known prior to the crucifixion. He emphasizes the reality of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, but makes it clear that the resurrection is not a return to earthly life – Jesus has risen to a new life beyond death. It was only by combining various passages from the prophets that the early Christians came to accept the idea that a suffering Messiah was part of God’s plan of salvation. So Luke has the risen Lord showing the apostles how the Scriptures had foretold that the Christ would suffer and so enter into his glory. Jesus also gives them a mission – the proclamation of repentance and forgiveness of sins.

In the Second Reading John says that authentic love is proved by obedience to the commandments. Anticipating that the Christian will sin, he reminds us that we have in Jesus an advocate who will plead our cause.

ABCD-The 2015 Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive


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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 April 19, 2015

Sunday 3rd Sunday of Easter
Acts 3:13-15,17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5; Lk 24:35-48
Monday Acts 6:8-15; Jn 6:22-29
Tuesday Acts 7:51-8:1; Jn 6:30-35
Wednesday Acts 8:1-8; Jn 6:35-40
Thursday Acts 8:26-40; Jn 6:44-51
Friday Acts 9:1-20; Jn 6:52-59
Saturday St. Mark, Evangelist
1 Pt 5:5-14; Mk 16:15-20
Sunday 4th Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:8-12; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18