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This Week

Twenty-First Sunday In Ordinary Time
08 24 2014
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Word From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners,

Pope Francis, the 266th successor of St. Peter has written a beautiful pastoral exhortation. The following passage is from “The Joy of the Gospel.”


Bingo Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers to continue Bingo which has been a major source of income that has funded this beautification of St. Pius. The games are played on the Thursday’s of each week from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

In order to continue we need your help!

A meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd at 2:00pm in the afternoon and 7:30pm for all volunteers. You only need to attend one of these meetings. Should you be unable to attend call 954 401-6428 to discuss your interest.

Fundraiser for Ryan Ogden

September 13th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Knights of Columbus Council 3080 and friends
would like you to join us in a
Fundraiser for Ryan Ogden.

Ryan is the son of Sergeant Darren Ogden of Fort Lauderdale Police Dept. He is a happy 10 year old boy who has a rare genetic disorder.

Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments & entertainment. Tickets $25 per person. Make checks payable to Knights of Columbus 3080. For more info call Joseph Miele at 954 272-4537.

Religious Education

Classes will begin on Sunday, September 7th from 10:30am to 11:30am and will run until May 3, 2015.

Come to the office to Register from
9:00am to 2:00pm Monday Thru Friday.
Cost is $50.00 per student.

Should you need additional information, please contact Theresa Benditt at 954-565-5095.

Enjoying The Old Testament

Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 12noon to 1:30pm
in the Parish Hall plan to attend
“Enjoying The Old Testament.”

Explore the Bible with one of the leading Old Testament scholars in the country, Boston College’s Fr. Richard J. Clifford, S.J.Ph.d.

The Old Testament can sometimes prove challenging to modern readers. Written during a time that is in many ways foreign to us, it’s books are rooted in the history of Judaism. With the video presentations of Fr. Clifford as our guide and with Fr. Morris leading the discussion period following the video, you will come to understand the fascinating historical and societal milieu of the Old Testament.

Exposition Of The Blessed Sacrament

In the Parish Chapel, Thursdays after the 8:30am Mass this is a time of prayer and meditation until 9pm. All are welcome. Please remember Our Lord, The Blessed Sacrament, should never be left alone.

Please Join Us.

St. Pius X Intercessory Prayer Group

We would like to invite you to join the St. Pius X Intercessory Prayer Group which gathers every morning after 8:30am Mass to pray for the Intentions of the Mission “For the Love of God Worldwide” and for the Intentions of the Archdiocese of Miami.

Contact : Belen Infante Annehed at (954)586-7151.

Patriot Corner

We pray for the living and deceased members of our armed forces:

Living Troops:
  • David Auman
  • Brad Andre
  • David Vargas
  • Jason Gadd
  • Timothy and Patrick Donahue
  • James Rauch
  • William Demison
  • Joseph Comely
Deceased Troops:
  • Jonathan Schmidt
  • Donald Colburn
  • Robert Herlihy
  • Andrew Stevens
  • Kevin Kennedy

    Please Support Our Brick Garden

    St. Pius X brick garden is a beautiful way to mark a special occasion or leave a lasting memory of a loved one. This time of year it would make a thoughtful gift.

    For more information you may come to the church office or call Barbara Scerbo at 954-563-3735.

    Scripture Reflections

    Jesus rejects the inadequate ways in which others understand his role, and demands that his disciples speak for themselves. Peter replies with what no doubt was a soleumn confessional formula of Matthew’s Church. Then Jesus reciprocates by conferring a new title on Peter. He will be the foundation-stone of the new people of God.

    The story shows that the primacy of Peter was not something that was invented by the Church later on. It went right back to the beginning, yes, to the mind and will of Jesus himself. The failures of popes throughout history do not contradict Jesus’ promise that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church. Peter himself failed the Lord. In giving authority to the man who denied him, Jesus wanted to show that he was establishing his Church not on human strength, but on his own love and faithfulness. The Church’s true foundation is Christ himself. The pope is his servant, not his substitute.

    ABCD-The 2014 Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive

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    Readings for the Week of August 24, 2014

    Sunday Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20
    Monday Saint Louis; Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest
    Ez 24:15-24; Dt 32; Mt 19:16-22

    2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17; Ps 96; Mt 23:23-26


    Saint Monica
    2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18; Ps 128; Mt 23:27-32

    Thursday Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
    1 Cor 1:1-9; Ps 145; Mt 24:42-51

    The Passion of Saint John the Baptist
    1 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33; Mk 6:17-29


    1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 33; Mt 25:14-30


    Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27