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This Week

Palm Sunday Of The Lord’s Passion
03 29 2015
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Word From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

Happy Holy Week!

Everyone is invited to celebrate and experience the life-giving event of Holy Week. The Church’s liturgy beautifully and profoundly pours out on us the abundant graces of the Holy Spirit.

We are fortunate to have David Rossow, Kristen DiNonno and the St. Pius X Choir on Holy Thursday for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, on Good Friday for the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, and for Holy Saturday’s Easter Vigil.


March 29th – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Distribution of Palms at all Masses

  • Saturday: 4:30.
  • Sunday: 8:00 - 9:30 - 11:00 - 12:30.

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

  • Morning Mass at 8:30 - Confessions follow Mass.

Triduum (The Three Holy Days)

Holy Thursday: April 2nd

  • No Morning Mass
  • Mass Of The Lord's Supper - 5:30 pm

Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 pm.

Good Friday: April 3rd

  • No Morning Mass
  • Stations of the Cross at Noon, Confessions Follow Divine Mercy Novena - 3:00 pm
  • Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion - 5:30 pm

Holy Saturday: April 4th

  • No Morning Mass & No 4:30 pm Mass
  • Blessing of Easter Baskets & Food - 2:30 pm
  • Confessions Follow Solemn Easter Vigil with Choir - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Includes Blessing of new Fire and Water

Easter Sunday : April 5th

  • Masses: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am and 12:30 pm

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Special Collection: Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Their work is motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching.

CSR works to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty and nurturing peaceful and just societies. They also serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.

CSR is part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, and works with local, national, and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.

First Penance & First Communion

Our eight-year olds in CCD Classes received their First Penance last Saturday. Juliet Raelich, Steven McKay and Angelina Pires are now scheduled to receive First Communion on April 12th at the 9:30 Mass.

Michael Daly, 14, is scheduled to be Confirmed on May 5th.

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 final act in the drama of Jesus has come. The Son of Man must suffer many things. In his account of the Passion, Mark stresses the crude trial and shocking details of Jesus’ suffering. He has Jesus die in total isolation – deserted by his disciples, taunted by his enemies, derided by those who hung with him, and, worst of all, abandoned by God.

The rendering of the curtain of the temple signifies that the privilege of Israel has ended; henceforth access to the divine presence is open to all. The reply to the question which has dominated Mark’s Gospel (Who then, is this?) is found in the words of the centurion: ‘Truly, this man was the Son of God.’

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 March 29, 2015

Sunday Palm Sunday
Mk 11:1-10; Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1
Monday Is 42:1-7; Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday Is 49:1-6; Jn 13:21-33,36-38
Wednesday Is 50:4-9; Mt 26:14-25
Thursday Holy Thursday
Ex 12:1-14; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15
Friday Good Friday
Is 52:13—53:12; Heb 4:14-16,5:7-9; Jn 18:1—19:42
Saturday Holy Saturday
Gn 1:1-2:2; Gn 22:1-18; Ex 14:15-15:1; Is 54:5-14; Ez 36:16-28; Rom 6:3-11; Mk 16:1-7
Sunday Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34-43; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9