This Week

Second Sunday of Lent
02 25 2018
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Holy Week 2018

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – March 25

Distribution of Palms at all Masses

  • Saturday: 4:30pm.
  • Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Confessions to follow the 8:30am mass.

Triduum (The Three Holy Days)

Holy Thursday – March 29

No Morning Mass

  • Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 5:30pm.
  • Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    until 9:00pm, (in the Chapel next to the Rectory).

Good Friday – March 30

No Morning Mass

Stations of the Cross at 12:00 (noon), and every Friday at 9:30am, during Lent Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 5:30pm.

Holy Saturday – March 31

No Morning Mass, No Confession, No 4:30pm. Mass

  • Solemn Easter Vigil: 7:30pm.
  • Includes Blessing of new Fire and Water.

Easter Sunday – April 1

  • Mass: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am.

Popera

March 11, 2018 from 4:30pm to 6:3pm at Sage French Cafe, 2378 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdal.e

Featuring International tenor and America's Got Talent Star, Carlos De Antonis. Internationally acclaimed Pianist, Barbara Salani.

Tickets available through the Parish Office (954) 564-1763 during the week and after the masses on Saturday & Sunday in the church.

  • Tickets $75.00 (includes 2 drinks and hors d'oeuvres).

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Do You Want to Fast This Lent?

In the words of Pope Francis:

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressure and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

Virtus Compliance

If you are a volunteer, please contact the Parish Office to ensure that you are Virtus compliant, as per the Archdiocese of Miami.

Compliance includes having your fingerprints taken every five years and reading the monthly Virtus training bulletins online. You may visit Virtus training at www.virtusonline.org, to find out your online training status.

Fasting and Abstinence Rules for Lent

Fast and abstinence: The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14. Lent is a forty day period before Easter. Both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, March 30, are days of abstinence from meat for all who are 14 years and older. They are also days of fast (one full meal and two small meals, with nothing eaten between the meals) for adults from 18 to 59 years of age. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat (other than fish) for those 14 years and older (anyone who is sick does not fast or abstain). We fast and abstain in order to be in solidarity with one another as we remember the sacrifice of our Lord.

Easter Vigil: Holy Saturday is celebrated March 31 this year. The entire Easter Vigil celebration is to begin after nightfall (7:30pm) and before dawn of Easter Sunday. This rule is strictly observed in order to manifest the full meaning of the rites. The Easter Vigil is not to be celebrated at the time of the day that is customary to anticipated Sunday Masses.

Mark Your Calendar – White Elephant Sale

Our Annual Garage (elephant) Sale will be held on Saturday, February 24- and Sunday, February 25, 2018, in the Parish Hall.

Your donations of knick-knacks, small appliances, linens, kitchen wares, silver, pictures and jewelry will help make our sale profitable for our Parish. Please, no computers, large furniture or clothing accepted.

Articles may be placed in the garage beneath the church any day of the week, near the doors to our storage/kitchen areas or in the food baskets in the church.

Proceeds of the sale will benefit the campaign for our new air conditioning system at St. Pius X church. Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Sign-up sheets are available at each of the doors in the church.

For more information on this event, please contact Joan Balogh (954) 565-9935.

Lector’s Workbook

For those that have signed-up for a workbook, you may pick-up your 2018 lectors’ booklet at the Parish Office.

Parish News

Contribution statements for 2017 are now available. Please contact the Parish office at (954) 564-1763 between 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday – Friday.

Pledge

Please respond to the Pledgeletter from the Archbishop’s Charities & Development Campaign (ABCD). Our goal is $86,459.00. Thank you for your past support.

Online Giving

we’ve made electronic giving simple. You can now make an online donation, no matter where you are; a secure way to support your Parish.

Please click here to donate and click on the “New User Registration”. If already registered, please click on “My Account”.

Thank you for your continued support!

Archbishops Charities and Development Drive

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Archbishops Charities and Development (ABCD) Drive 2018 is about the numbers; numbers that translate into “light, love and Life” for thousands of people in South Florida. As the annual campaign kicks off this month, Catholics will be receiving lots of specific information on how their dollars help their neighbors, both Catholic and non-Catholic, in the Archdiocese of Miami.

The ABCD appeal is made once a year, and unlike the weekly collections at Masses which stay in our Parish, these funds go to the archdiocese to fund programs and services that are beyond the scope of individual churches. Thank you for your generosity and support in this endeavor.

Parish Support

February 17 - 18, 2018

  • 1st Collection: $7,337.56
  • 2nd Collection: $2,011.81
  • Votive Candles: $ 755.80
  • Ash Wednesday: $2,538.03

Brick Garden News

  • Are you looking for an anniversary present?
  • Would you like 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, contact the Parish 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 Cornely,
  • Scott Knight, Jr.,
  • Matthew Swiergosz,
  • Mark R. Martino.

Deceased Troops:

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

Readings for the Week of February 25, 2018

Sunday Second Sunday of Lent
Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10.
Monday Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13; Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23; Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16; Mt 20:17-28
Thursday Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6; Lk 16:19-31
Friday Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday Saint Katharine Drexel, Virgin
Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:29-32