This Week

Sixth Sunday of Easter
05 1 2016
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Knights of Columbus & Tootsie Rolls

Our Knights of Columbus, Fort Lauderdale Council 3080, are holding their Citizens with Disabilities Campaign (“Tootsie Roll Drive”) this weekend at all Masses here. All funds raised go directly to developmentally disabled youth in our community. Our Knights are part of the world’s largest Catholic fraternity.

Founded in 1882, the K. of C. is nearly two million Knights strong. Our council’s active Knights range in age from 18 to 96. All Catholic adult men are eligible to apply. Call Austin Scott (Grand Knight- (954) 655-9183), Joe Miele (St. Pius X Round Table Coordinator- (732) 804-2244), or see any Knight for more information.

Needs Volunteers

Ushers Serve as greeters and take up collections on weekends.

Lectors Take turns reading at all Masses.

Altar Servers Assist the priest in the celebration of weekend Masses.

Eucharistic Ministers Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist take turns distributing Holy Communion at Masses. Some also bring Communion to the homebound.

Choir The Parish Choir enhances our Sunday 11AM Masses, and usually rehearse immediately after. They take a break in the Summer months.

Bingo Volunteers are always needed for Thursday Night Bingo. Games begin at 6:30 in the Parish Hall. They take a break in the Summer months.

Adoration Volunteers are always needed to keep the Lord company at the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, held on Thursdays between 9AM and 9PM in the Chapel.

Altar Society Cleans the altar linens, vestments, and maintains flowers in the Church. They meet on Saturday mornings.

Social Club The Social Club plans parish events.

Knights of Columbus Our Knights raise funds for local charities, as part of the world’s largest Catholic fraternity.

Religious Education We are looking for more teachers for the CCD program to work with our parish’s youth.

Office Volunteers We can always use help in the Parish Office. Volunteers staff the office on Sunday mornings.

Contact the Parish Office to get involved.

ABCD 2016

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Please turn in your pledge envelopes for the Archbishop’s Charities and Development Campaign.

Thanks to Visiting Priests

We are blessed to have many retired priests, and members of religious orders, here in our area. Thanks to those who have recently celebrated Mass for us:

Fr. James Nero, OFM (Franciscan & Chaplain at Holy Cross Hospital), Msgr. James Dixon (Archdiocese for the Military), Fr. Jeremiah Singleton (Arch. of Miami), Fr. Medard Laz (Arch. of Chicago), Fr. Pedro Lleo (Arch. of Miami), Fr. Richard Moran (Arch. of Boston), Fr. Robert Richardson (Arch. of Washington), Fr. John Callan, Sch.P. (Piarist Father & Cardinal Gibbons H.S. Teacher), Fr. Thomas Foudy (Arch. of Miami), Fr. Ronald Brohammer (Arch. of Miami), Fr. Gary Weismann (Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica), our priest in residence Fr. Harry, and Fr. Michael Kane (Eparchy of Passaic-Eastern Rite/Ruthenian-Byzantine).

Contribution Statements

Contribution statements for 2015 are available through the Parish Office.

Headsets Available

We offer headsets at weekend Masses for those wishing to hear the Mass better. See our musicians, with an ID, to check them out.

Parking Lot Reminder

The construction workers building the Auberge Beach Residence & Spa are using the North side of our parking lot for the next couple of years on weekdays between 6 am and 6 pm. Please do not park there.

Parish Support

Apr. 2-3 1st Collection: $8,065.07.
Apr. 2-3 2nd Collection: $1,765.35.
Apr. 9-10 1st Collection: $6,852.80.
Apr. 9-10 2nd Coll.: $1,532.58.
Votive Candles: $821.89.

Special Thanks to the DiMaggio Family for sponsoring the Easter flowers in the Church.

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.

Parish Pastoral & Finance Councils

The following parishioners serve on the Parish Pastoral Council:
  • Fr. Biju Vells (Chairman),
  • Leo Senesi (Vice Chairman),
  • Eileen Helfer (Secretary),
  • Joseph Miele,
  • Mark Taravella,
  • Nancy Taravella,
  • Barry Stephens,
  • Beverly Mullen.
The following serve on the Parish Finance Council with Fr. Biju:
  • Joseph Scerbo (Chairman),
  • Barbara Scerbo (Secretary),
  • Joseph Metevier,
  • Betty Metzger,
  • Margret Newell,
  • Richard Pisano

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
Deceased Troops:
  • Jonathan Schmidt
  • Donald Colburn
  • Robert Herlihy
  • Andrew Stevens
  • Kevin Kennedy

Scripture Reflections

Today's Gospel speaks powerfully about the familiarity and intimacy between Jesus and his disciples, expressed as recognizing and knowing another's voice. Today's Gospel also speaks to the relationship between Jesus and the Father. In the Gospel of John, Jesus identifies so closely with the Father that he tells us that they are one—not just close, but actually one.

To know Jesus is to know the Father. Jesus doesn't just bring us closer to the Father, Jesus puts us directly into contact with God the Father, removing all distance between us. Our relationship with Jesus is an invitation to share in the life of God.

Readings for the Week of April 17, 2016

Sunday 4th Sunday of Easter
Acts 13:14-52; Rv 7:9-17; Jn 10:27-30
Monday Acts 11:1-18; Jn 10:1-10
Tuesday Acts 11:19-26; Jn 10:22-30
Wednesday Acts 12:24-13:5; Jn 12:44-50
Thursday Acts 13:13-25; Jn 13:16-20
Friday Acts 13:26-33; Jn 14:1-6
Saturday Acts 13:44-52; Jn 14:7-14
Sunday 5th Sunday of Easter
Acts 14:21-27; Rv 21:1-5; Jn 13:31-35