This Week

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
07 31 2016
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Women of Grace Event

Who is Mary, the Mother of Mercy in our day and time? What is her role in the kingdom family of God? How is she raising up the saints of the latter days? Are you ready to be her instrument for the transformation of the world?

Join Johnnette Benkovic, EWTN’s Father Joseph Mary Wolfe, M.F.V.A., Thomas K. Sullivan, and Susan P. Brinkmann, O.C.D.S. for our inspiring Women of Grace Retreat, the weekend of August 5th -7 th, 2016 at Ave Maria, Florida.

This special Year of Mercy event is themed, “Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy: Our Refuge on the Battlefield of Life” and will be preceded by the Benedicta Leadership Enrichment Seminar – August 4th -5 th .

Call 1-800-558-5452 or visit

You can also locate our even in Diocese of Venice “The Mustard Seed” under out and about the Diocese.

Precious Life Luncheon

Join us for our First Annual Central Broward Respect Life Pregnancy Help Center Fundraiser. Support our effort to counsel, educate, and help women and men of our community as part of our pro-life mission. Come and enjoy an afternoon benefiting our ministry while supporting the works of mercy.

Guest speakers, fellowship, raffles, and more!

Precious Life Luncheon
$100 Donation
Friday, October 7th 2016.

Contact Betty Metzger at (954)544-1946 or to register. Space is limited.

Busy Hands

Busy Hands would like to thank the parishioners who have so thoughtfully donated the full skeins of yarn (and the leftover rolls), some of which have already been put to use in the lap robe project for Wounded Warriors.

We love all the yarn and ask that you keep us in mind in case you find more lying around. God Bless you all.

Project Hope

During the week of August 15th our parish will be sponsoring and working with Project Hope to help families who have lost their homes and need help.

Volunteers from our parish will host these families for a week, supplying food, shelter (in our Parish Hall), and Christian Companionship. Our goal is to be instrumental in helping these families to become independent, self-sufficient, and to know that they are not alone during these hard times, with our Lord working through us. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information you can call: Joe Miele (954) 272-4537 or Theresa Benditt (954) 564- 1763.

Mark your calendar: Organizational Meeting on August 6th at 10 am in the Parish Hall.

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 & Development Campaign. We still have a ways to go before reaching our goal!

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).

Prayer Request

Richard Handley, Miriam Handley, Elizabeth Whalen, Kenny Suppa, Lou D’Ambrosio, Michael Leon, Andrea Diefenderfer, Dora Nespole, Mike Atto, Jean Hlavaty, Jas Slaughter, Steve Whalen, Ofigi Lagiese, Olivia, Celeste Dooley, Florence Valas, Patrick Oser, Dori Hepp, Jaime Bartolome Sanchez Onofre, Ann Vella, Jim Riccuti, Daniel Connolly, Donald Roberge, Mary Jo Metzger, Pat Anello, Colleen Dunn.

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

July 23 - July 24

1st Collection: $3,913.53.
2nd Collection: $1,179.80.
Votive Candles: $400.00.

Reverend Father Harry W. Ringenberger, 1943-2016

Fr. Harry W. Ringenberger passed away May 23. He served St. Pius X as parochial vicar from 1990 until 2014, then lived here in active retirement. Fr. Harry celebrated what turned out to be his last Mass here on Easter Sunday. He was born Apr. 16, 1943 in Indianapolis and moved with his family to Fort Lauderdale as a teenager, graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School (then called Central Catholic). He entered the seminary immediately after graduation, and was in the second class to graduate from Florida’s seminaries. On May 24, 1969 he was ordained by Archbishop Carroll (our first bishop) in the Cathedral. He taught at Archbishop Curley H.S. and served as supervising principal at Monsignor Pace H.S., both in Miami. Fr. Harry even served as the Miami Dolphins’ team chaplain.

Father Harry lived and served at St. Clement (Wilton Manors), St. Mary Cathedral, Our Lady of the Lakes (Miami Lakes), St. Catherine of Siena (Miami), and St. Bartholomew (Miramar), then was assigned to be the founding pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Pembroke Pines (1983). A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated here for Fr. Harry on Friday, with a wake the evening before in the Church. He will be interred at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery at a later date. We mourn the loss of a dedicated priest and a good man, and we celebrate his entrance into eternal life. Please keep Fr. Harry’s family in your prayers. Notes to the family sent to the Parish Office will be forwarded.

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

Readings for the Week of July 31, 2016

Sunday Sunday 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ecc 1:2, 2:21-23 Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21
Monday Jer 28:1-17; Mt 14:13-21
Tuesday Jer 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22; Mt 14:22-36
Wednesday Jer 31:1-7; Mt 15:21-28
Thursday Jer 31:31-34; Mt 16:13-23
Friday NA 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7; Mt 16:24-28
Saturday DN 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Pt 1:16-19 Lk 9:28b-36