Dear My Brothers and Sisters:
Now that Advent and the Holy Week are over and we enter into Ordinary Times, it is now time to update you on the exciting projects being done around St. Pius X Church.
Much work has already been completed in the past year with available funds from the Archbishop: installing LED lights, restoring some of the landscape, new sod, painting of Parish Hall, seamless rain gutters (Church and Office) and much more, as a gift for hosting the UCCB Mass on June 13th.
I am pleased to report that our aged air conditioner system has been replaced (Church and Parish Hall); however, the work is still in its final phase of completion. The work needed to upgrade the fire alarms (Church and Office) as well as the parking lot lights is completed. These critical repairs such as the air conditioner system and fire alarm will be paid with a no-interest loan in the amount of $450,000, secured by the Archdiocese of Miami, to restore and beautify our Parish and campus. The projected cost of the present upgrades and restoration is approximately $650,000. We have raised $100,000 from parishioners and individual donors and we are grateful for this. Still, it has been nearly 20 years since we’ve asked for such a donation and commitment to the future of our Parish.
Meanwhile, the need to upgrade 10 main doors in the Church is a work in progress. We need to come together as a faith community to raise funds in order to finish this critical work for our Parish. Personally, I know many of you make huge sacrifices to give what you can to make St. Pius X a great place to worship. I ask you to pray for continued success as you reflect upon how you might assist us financially, as well as, volunteering your time and talent at this critical juncture. Remember, that my door is always open to you.
Thank you for your consistent generosity,
We are Back! September 10, 2018, at 9:30am is our next scheduled meeting in the Parish Hall.
- Pancake Breakfasts
- Book Review
- Fashion Show
- Pot Luck Dinner
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Christ Child Tea
Come! Join us!
Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage – With Father Biju!
Father Biju Vells invites you to join him on this 10 – Day Holy Land Catholic Pilgrimage (March 13-22, 2019) that will expand your knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land.
Travel back in time to the ancient Holy Land and birthplace of Jesus and Christianity. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus for the spiritual experience of a lifetime in a fully escorted, customized, guided pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This is truly a Catholic Pilgrimage with spiritual meaning and great value, not just another tour. For more detail information, please see the flyers on the tables in the church.
You can also contact Araceli & Robert Paris – WCD Travel LLC – Cruise Planners Inc., at 561-563-8636 or 914-314-3300. Their website is Rparis@cruiseplanners.com.
If you have not walked where Jesus walked, now is the time! Make your reservation(s) now, before the tickets are sold out. Thank you for your support.
Next weeks’ second collection (July 14th-15th) is for Black and Indian Mission.
Your support of the Black and Indian Mission Collection will provide the presence of missionaries here in Africa American, Native American, and Alaska Native missions, schools, and religious education programs; your sacrifice will address the needs to train catechists, permanent deacons, and seminarians for future generations. Thank you for your generous support.
ABCD Appeal Update!
Pledges received $54,547.36, still $31,911.64 short of our 2018 goal. Thank you!
Archbishop’s Charities & Development Campaign (ABCD)
- So far, we’ve received $53,047.00 in cash and pledges;
- however, we still have a ways to go (short $33,412.00) before reaching our 2018 goal.
Please return your pledge envelopes in the offertory baskets during Mass or at the Parish office during the week, if you have not done so already. Thank you for your support in this worthy cause.
Remember Your Offering
July 7 - July 8, 2018
- 1st Collection: $3,481.00.
- 2nd Collection: $ 924.00.
- Votive Candles: $ 231.10.
Brick Garden News
- Are you looking for an anniversary present?
- Would you like 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, contact the Parish Office or call Barbara Scerbo at (954) 563-3735.
We pray for the living and deceased members of our armed forces:
- David Auman, Brad Andre,
- Timothy and Patrick Donahue,
- William Demison,
- Joseph Cornely,
- Scott Knight, Jr.,
- Matthew Swiergosz,
- Mark R. Martino.
- Jonathan Schmidt,
- Donald Colburn,
- Robert Herlihy,
- Andrew Stevens,
- Kevin Kennedy
Readings for the Week of July 15, 2018