This Week

Third Sunday of Lent
03 24 2019
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Lenten Regulations Reminder!

FAST & ABSTINENCE – the holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, April 19th, 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. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

A REFLECTION ON LENTEN FASTING – if possible, the fast of Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate readily his Resurrection.”

Let’s slowdown from our busy lives! Let’s gather together to spend Time with God – and with each other – as we countdown to Easter.

Stations of the Cross Reminder!

Please join us every Friday after the 8:30am Mass in the Church for the stations of the Cross during Lent.

Lent: A Time to Cleanse Our Hearts

“Give up your faults and direct your hands rightly, and cleanse your heart from all sin.” Sirach 38:10

In this time of Lent, we are preparing for the celebration of Easter, when we will renew the promise of our Baptism. Let us walk in the world as Jesus did, and let us make our whole existence a sign of our love for others, especially the weakest and poorest. Let us build for God a temple of our lives and make it approachable for those who we find along our journey. If we are witnesses of the living Christ, so many people will encounter Jesus in us, in our witness. But does the Lord feel at home in my life? Do we allow him to “cleanse” our hearts and to drive out the idols, those attitudes of cupidity, jealousy, worldliness, envy, hatred, those habits of gossiping and tearing down others! Jesus cleanses with tenderness, mercy love.

Save The Date: Mass - Dinner

Everyone is invited to celebrate the Parish 60th anniversary Mass in the Church at 4:30pm on Saturday, March 30th with The Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski.

We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at this celebration.

After Mass, those that purchased tickets will be able to enjoy a cocktail hour beginning at 6:00pm to follow with a complete dinner and a show of professional entertainers beginning at 7:00pm at the lush and beautiful Coral Ridge Country Club.

Respect Life Ministry – Baby Bottle Drive Announcement

Baby bottle pick-up dates are Mar 23 & 24 and the return dates are April 6 & 7, 2019.

Fill a bottle, save a life!

For questions on the drive, please call Betty Metzger at 954-566-1946.

Mass Schedule - Easter

Saturday Easter Virgil (April 20th):

  • 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday (April 21st):

  • 8:00 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 11:00 am

Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD)

  • Our Parish Goal this year is $74,883.00!
  • So far we’ve received in cash and pledges $50,097.00.

If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, please join us by making a gift now. You can obtain a pledge envelope from one of the ushers, Parish office or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org.

Thank you for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it, and to all of our Parish members for your wonderful Stewardship over the past year.

Remember Your Offering

March 16 - 17, 2019

  • 1st Collection: $7,208.98
  • 2nd Collection: $1,248.92
  • Votive Candles: $1,414.65
  • Online Giving: $22.50

Baptism - Welcome!

Olivia Rae Izquierdo

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 pick-up 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.

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,
  • Scott Knight, Jr.,
  • Matthew Swiergosz
  • Mark R. Martino
  • Jaime Torres

Deceased Troops:

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

Readings for the Week of March 24, 2019

Sunday Third Sunday of Lent
Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1-9
Monday Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Tuesday Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9; Mt 18:21-35
Wednesday Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20; Mt 5:17-19
Thursday Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Lk 11:14-23
Friday Hos 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17; Mk 12:28-34
Saturday Hos 6:1-6; Ps 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab; Lk 18:9-14