This Week

Third Sunday of Advent
12 15 2019
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The Season of Advent/Christmas is Here...

This year it began on Saturday, December 1st.

It is a time of preparation of the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered. Advent and Christmas together form the season of the gift anticipated, celebrated, and passed on. Remember, though, that gifts from the God of surprises are never predictable. Unlike Santa’s, God’s gift to you might not come on time.

Remember Your Offering

November 30 - December 1, 2019

  • 1st Collection: $ 7,842.21
  • 2nd Collection: $ 1,658.85
  • Votive Candles: $ 253.85
  • Online Giving: $ 74.00

December 8 - December 9, 2019

  • 1st Collection: $ 5,032.28
  • 2nd Collection: $ 791.80
  • Votive Candles: $ 523.95
  • Immaculate Conception: $ 524.00
  • Online Giving: $ 128.06

Toy Drive for Migrant Families

Please help St. Pius X Church provide a joyful Christmas for over 350 children of migrant farm workers. If you would like to participate, please place a new, unwrapped toy (for a child up to the age of 12) or a new sweater (for a child up to the age of 10) in one of the food baskets at the entrances to our church.

Donations can also be delivered to the garage underneath the church near the doors to our storage/kitchen areas Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and on Saturday and Sunday immediately before or after Mass.

If you find shopping difficult, contributions made payable to St. Pius X Church, marked for the Toy Project, can be placed in the collection baskets during Mass will be most welcome. Please note that the toy pick-up is scheduled for December 19th May the Baby Jesus keep you all in his care as you continue to care for his Little Ones

Welcome Seasonal Members-Snowbirds!

If you are here more than two weeks, please be sure to register at the Parish office in order to receive collection envelopes. Please title to St. Pius X Catholic Church we really need your support. This Parish is a treasure for you to have ready for you each time you move back to town.

If time permits, check out all the 2019 improvements and accomplishments throughout the Church, Parish Hall and campus, such as the Brick Garden and the railings at the entrance and back of the Church. The Parish community welcomes you and thanks you for your support.

Christmas Mass Schedule

  • December 24th at 4:30pm & Midnight. (Mass at night)
  • December 25th at 8:00am, 9:30am, & 11:00am.

New Year’s Masses

Feast of Mary, Mother of God – Holy Day of Obligation

  • Wednesday,, January 1st at 9:30am & 11:00am.

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 pickup 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.

Prayer Request

Mike Atto, Jas Slaughter, Steven Whalen, Florence Valas, Ann Vella, Bill Kersey, Maureen Stout, Rosa Maria Santos, Baby Weston, Angela Hoey, Ann LaPointe, Joseph Montemarano, Rene Vaca, Carol Neag, Valeria Catrambo, Marie Matuska, Kenny Suppa, Benjamin Grudzien, Kate Long, Quinn Fonzo, Johan Lie, Brook Nickerson, Frances Custer, Bill Brown, Mark Carney, Nancy Jimenez, Dorene DiDomenico, Nick Williams, Patsy Hofer, Eric & Julie, Mary Mufide, Linda Jackson, Baby Cole, Angelo Sardo, Shane O’Connell and Hunter Taravella.

Patriot Corner

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

Living Troops:

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

Deceased Troops:

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

Readings for the Week of December 15, 2019

Sunday Third Sunday of Advent
Is 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11
Monday Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9; Mt 21:23-27
Tuesday Gn 49:2, 8-10; Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17; Mt 1:1-17
Wednesday Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19; Mt 1:18-25
Thursday Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Ps 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17; Lk 1:5-25
Friday Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Lk 1:26-38
Saturday Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a; Ps 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Lk 1:39-45