This Week

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
06 26 2016
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Come! Join us!

Become an active member of St. Pius X Parish!

Our Parish is in need of additional Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Altar staffers. Over the past year and a half, our work force has dwindled substantially.

Many of our staff are seasonal workers and have already returned to their home parishes in the North.

Several of our staff are recovering from having had a stroke and can no longer continue in their ministry.

Many have moved out of the parish.

Not to mention, many of us are approaching an age which is limiting our ability to climb ladders to continue jobs we have performed over the past 20 years.

Please! Please!

Pray that you will see a need for you here at St. Pius X Parish and you are willing to commit your time to help us continue our ministries and begin yours.

Please call John Balogh, 954-565-9935, and she will be most happy to discuss our needs and show you how you can be of service to the Good Lord and St. Pius X.

Prayer for Protection from Hurricanes

God, our Father, Creator of the Universe, You have set the earth upon its foundation and all the elements of nature obey Your command. We humbly beseech You to keep us safe from all dangers and calm the storms which may threaten us.

May we be secure in Your loving protection and serve You always with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Busy Hands Ministry Looking For Help

Our Busy Hands group of ladies meets every Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. Primarily, we are a group of knitters or crocheters. We create lap robes for our Wounded Warrior veterans and to date, we have provided over 200 of the lap robes to the Palm Beach and Miami Veterans Hospitals. This holiday season, we will be donating to a Veterans nursing home. They have over 150 Wounded Warriors in their care.

We are in need of YARN! If you have some new or partial skeins of yarn in your closet, we can surely make good use of it. Please bring it to the Church and place your donation in one of the food baskets near the Church doors.

Also, if you would like to join our group, please stop by any Thursday around 9:30 a.m. Our ladies will be so welcoming. If you are a little rusty in stitching, we can help you and provide easy patterns to get you started.

So…help us with donations of yarn and by becoming one of the BUSY HANDS ladies. Thank you.

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’Ambro sio, 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

June 18 - 19

1st Collection: $4,734.75.
2nd Collection: $1,286.19.
Votive Candles: $332.17

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

Scripture Reflections

Jesus seems harsh here, but he is only asking of his disciples what he asks of himself. Jesus' unconditional commitment to God's saving work will demand of him his life. He knows this, but the disciples do not understand.

Jesus does not want anyone to rush into discipleship, because the demands of discipleship require everyone considering it to be aware of the cost, make Jesus and his mission central to his life, and then go forward without looking back.

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Readings for the Week of June 26, 2016

Sunday 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kgs 19:16-21; Gal 5:1-18; Lk 9:51-62
Monday Am 2:6-16; Mt 8:18-22
Tuesday St. Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr
Am 3:1-8,4:11-12; Mt 8:23-27
Wednesday Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles
Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tm 4:6-18; Mt 16:13-19
Thursday Am 7:10-17; Mt 9:1-8
Friday Am 8:4-12; Mt 9:9-13
Saturday Am 9:11-15; Mt 9:14-17
Sunday 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Is 66:10-14; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-9