This Week

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 7 2016
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ABCD 2016: Give & You Shall Receive

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Our church is a place to pray, to give thanks, to mourn and to celebrate. A place for us all to unite—in need and abundance— to have mercy, lift each other up and ease pain and suffering. A place people turn to in their time of need. We are all instruments of God’s mercy and peace. Our church, our family uniting to help those in need.

Thank you to all who have already generously responded to this year’s ABCD. Your support strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and allow the Church to form new disciples. As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. Your neighbor needs you. You are the answer to someone’s prayers, and together, we are changing lives.

If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, please take a moment to reflect upon the many blessings the Lord has given you and how He is calling you to respond this incredibly important annual campaign. To make a gift, you can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org. Let us all unite through our support of this year’s ABCD so that we can be One in Faith, One in Hope and One in Charity. Thank you

Ash Wednesday

Feb. 10

8:30 am – Mass with Ashes.
5:30 pm – Mass with Ashes.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be celebrated after all of the Friday morning Masses during Lent.

Lenten Regulations

Fridays of Lent are all days of Abstinence from meat for those 14 years and older. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat, and also days of Fasting.

Fasting is defined as having one full meal, and two lesser meals which do not together equal one full meal, while eating nothing between meals.

The obligation to fast is for those between the ages of 21 and 59, and who are not otherwise excused (ill health, etc.).

Parish Mission

With Redemptorist Fr. Eugene O'Reilly

Mission Talks are each evening at 6:00 and last approx. one hour, on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Fr. O’Reilly will preach at all weekend Masses (Feb. 13-14) and celebrate 8:30 am Mass on Monday (Feb. 15) and Tuesday (Feb. 16).

The Mission Talk on Tuesday, Feb. 16 will be followed by Reconciliation Service, with confessions heard.

The Closing Mission Talk on Wednesday, Feb. 17 will also be a Closing Eucharist / Mass.

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"Inspire us to Inspire others" - Music Ministry

St. Pius X Music Ministry has been one of the only self-sufficient Music Programs in the Archdiocese of Miami for the past 14 years. The funds raised through this beautiful annual concert series serve to offset costs for music, sound systems, seating, choir wear, special service musicians and much more! This series is supported by the fine parishioners of St. Pius X who, year after year, contribute to the Concert Series by attending concerts or becoming Series Benefactors. This Year, the Music Ministry has opted to direct all of their energies into making the three concerts of 2016 the best to date! Cardinal Gibbons High School has generously added a bonus concert with their Music Department Spring Concert on Mother's Day, May 8.

Can you think of a better way for the kids to thank their mothers than that?

Schedule of 2016 Concert Season
February 14, 2016 | 4 pm $25 March 6, 2016 | 4 pm $20
Valentine's Day with Jazz Singer Chloe Dolandis and friends Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party in Parish Hall. "POPERA" Kristen DiNonno and James Perkowski, Tenor In the Style of Brightman & Bocelli inside church.
April 17, 2016 | 4 pm $20
Cardinal Gibbons Music Department Spring Concert

The Music Ministry plays an important role in our church liturgy. Our choir consists of parishioners who volunteer their time, talent, and service to our parish community. Our choir rehearses on Sunday Afternoons from 12:00 PM. Choir members sing together to enhance the 11am Sunday mass every week, the Christmas Midnight Mass, Holy Week Liturgies and select Holy Days of Obligation. If you are interested in becoming a Concert Series Benefactor for our 2016 Concert Series, please see Kristen or one of the available Choir Members after mass.

The benefits are as follows:

$100 - Single Pass includes one ticket to all concerts
and one drink at the Valentines Cocktail Party / $150-Two Passes
/ $200- Three Passes / $250-Four Passes.

Parish Support

January 30 - 31

1st Collection: $8,126.01.
2nd Collection: $1,775.38.
Votive Candles: $356.85.

Scripture Reflections

Two of Simon's partners are also named as witnesses to the event described in today's Gospel: Zebedee's sons, James and John. Yet Jesus' words are addressed only to Simon. Jesus gives Simon a new job, telling him that he will become a different kind of fisherman.

No longer will he catch fish; instead he will catch people. In these words, we hear the beginning of the leadership role that Peter will have within the community of disciples. Peter was chosen for this role. His task will be to bring others to Jesus. Already he is doing so; the Gospel tells us that all the fishermen with Peter also left their nets and followed Jesus. We continue to speak of Peter's leadership and influence in the Church today when we call the pope the “successor of Peter.” We participate in the mission of the Church when we bring people to Christ through the example and positive influence of our lives.

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

Readings for the Week of February 7, 2016

Sunday 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Is 6:1-8; 1 Cor 15:1-11; Lk 5:1-11
Monday 1 Kgs 8:1-13; Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday 1 Kgs 8:22-30; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday Ash Wednesday
Jl 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:30-6:2; Mt 6:1-18
Thursday Dt 30:15-20; Lk 9:22-25
Friday Is 58:1-9; Mt 9:14-15
Saturday Is 58:9-14; Lk 5:27-32
Sunday 1st Sunday of Lent
Dt 26:4-10; Rom 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13