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This Week

Fourth Sunday of Advent
12 21 2014
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Word From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

Christ Our Savior is Born

ďI bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.Ē (Luke: 2)

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Parish Support and Sacrificial Giving

December 13th & 14th:

 1st Collection: $6,005.96,

 Retired Religious: $2,513.25,

 Candles: $311.79,

 Immaculate Conception: $1,384.

Christmas Schedule

The Nativity of the Lord

Wednesday, December 24th
Vigil Mass at 5:30pm, Midnight (Choir Music at 11:30)

Thursday, December 25th
Masses on 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am

Confessions

Saturday, December 20th
Confessions on (9:00-10:00, 2:30-3:30)

Monday, December 22nd
Confessions on (9:00-10:00)

Tuesday, December 23rd
Confessions on (9:00-10:00)

Saturday, December 27th
Confessions on (2:30-3:30)

New Yearís Mass Schedule - Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Wednesday, December 31st
Feast at 5:30pm

Thursday, January 1st
Feast at 8:00, 10:00, Noon.

Please pick up your Offertory Envelopes and 2015 Calendars in the lobby of the Church.

Miami Train Trip A Success

The 15 pilgrims who took the Tri-Rail to Miami on December 10 had a great time! Mass at Gesu Church was followed by lunch at Bayside, and a visit to History Miami. Stay tuned for news about upcoming Field Trips.

St. Joseph Assisted Living Residence

A caring Assisted Living facility, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami, offering newly furnished apartments or suites, 24/7 nurse on duty and emergency pull-cord systems. We provide three delicious meals served daily in our dining room, weekly housekeeping and laundry, plus a full-time Activities Director.

We also offer assistance in bathing, dressing, and monitoring medications. The Residence has a beautiful chapel offering scheduled and private worship for all faiths. All this for a reasonable monthly rate.

Call for more information: (954) 739-1483. St. Josephís is part of the Catholic Health Services Broward Campus, along with St. Johnís Nursing Center, and St. Anthonyís Rehabilitation Hospital. It is next to St. Helenís Church in Lauderdale Lakes.

Bingo

Bingo will return on Thursday, January 8th!

Brick Garden News

St. Pius X brick garden is a beautiful way to mark a special occasion or leave a lasting memory of a loved one. This time of year it would make a thoughtful gift.

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
  • James Rauch
  • William Demison
  • Joseph Comely
  • Scott Knight, Jr.
Deceased Troops:
  • Jonathan Schmidt
  • Donald Colburn
  • Robert Herlihy
  • Andrew Stevens
  • Kevin Kennedy

    Scripture Reflections

    Now that David was king of a united country, with Jerusalem as the capital, he set about building a house (temple) for the Lord (First Reading). But the Lord pre-empted Davidís plan. Instead it is the Lord who will build a dynasty for David, a dynasty that will last forever. When Jerusalem was destroyed in 587 BC it seemed that the promise would not be fulfilled. Still, the hope remained that a Messiah would come from the house of David.

    The expectation was fulfilled when Gabriel announced to Mary that she was to be the mother of the Redeemer, who, through Joseph, would be of the line of David. Gabrielís words echo the words of Godís promise to David. In the Second Reading Paul says that the promises made in Old Testament times have been fulfilled in the person and life of Jesus

    ABCD-The 2014 Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive


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    Readings for the Week of December 21, 2014

    Sunday Fourth Sunday of Advent
    2 Sm 7:1-16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38
    Monday 1 Sm 1:24-28; Lk 1:46-56
    Tuesday Mal 3:1-24; Lk 1:57-66
    Wednesday 2 Sm 7:1-16; Lk 1:67-79
    Thursday Nativity of the Lord
    Is 62:1-5;Acts 13:16-25;Mt1:1-25
    Friday St. Stephen, The First Martyr†
    Acts 6:8-10,7:54-59;Mt 10:17-22
    Saturday St. John, Apostle & Evangelist
    1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:1-8
    Sunday Holy Family
    Sir 3:2-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:22-40