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Pentecost Sunday
05 24 2015
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Word From the Pastor

Happy Pentecost Sunday!

The Entrance Song is jubilant: "The spirit of the Lord fills the world, Alleluia; is all embracing and knows man's utterance; Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia." In the Responsorial Song we note that the Spirit comes to "renew the face of the Earth."

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Memorial Day Mass at Queen of Heaven

You are graciously invited to attend the Archdiocese of Miami's Memorial Day Mass at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale (1500 S. State Road 7) at 10:00 on the morning of Memorial Day (May 25).

Our Auxiliary Bishop, Peter Baldacchino, will be the principal celebrant. Fr. Morris will concelebrate. Archbishop Wenski will celebrate Mass at the same time at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery in Miami.

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.

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

Scripture Reflections

Luke has the giving of the Spirit happening on the feast of Pentecost. Jewish tradition saw Pentecost as the feast of the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai. According to a legend a mighty wind turned to fire and a voice proclaimed the Law. In a further refinement, the fire split into several tongues of fire corresponding to the seventy nations of the world: the law was proclaimed, not only to Israel, but to all humankind.

Luke exploits this tradition. He, too, has the mighty wind and tongues of fire coming upon the group of disciples. But for Luke the universal proclamation was not that of the Law, but of the Good News, a proclamation that has undone the sentence of Babel and reunited the scattered nations.

In his Gospel John has the giving of the Spirit happening on Easter Day. However, we must avoid any impression of a two-fold initial solemn bestowal of the Spirit. Luke and John are saying the same thing: the risen Lord gives the gift of the Spirit, and inaugurates the mission of the Church. That they differ in their dating is due to theological concerns.

ABCD-The 2015 Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive

We are now $20,000 away from meeting our Archbishop's Charities Drive Goal of $88,000. We very much need your help so we can make our parish's assigned goal. Pledge envelopes are on the tables at the entrances of the church. Please return them in the offertory or at the parish office.

Thank you to everyone who has made a sacrificial pledge/donation for the charitable and religious ministries and services of the Archdiocese of Miami.

Readings for the Week of May 24, 2015

Sunday Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-13; Jn 15:26-27,16:12-15
Monday Sir 17:20-24; Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday St. Philip Neri, Priest
Sir 35:1-12; Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday Sir 36:1-17; Mk 10:32-45
Thursday Sir 42:15-25; Mk 10:46-52
Friday Sir 44:1-13; Mk 11:11-26
Saturday Sir 51:12-20; Mk 11:27-33
Sunday The Most Holy Trinity
Dt 4:32-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20