This Week

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
06 24 2018
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Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage – With Father Biju!

Father Biju Vells invites you to join him on this 10 – Day Holy Land Catholic Pilgrimage 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!

Be a Witness of Charity – Peter’s Pence Collection

The second collection this week is the annual Peter’s Pence Collection. Pope Francis has spoken of our responsibility before the world and creation. “There is much that we can do to benefit the poor, needy and those who suffer, and to favor justice, promote reconciliation and build peace,” says our Holy Father.

Peter’s Pence unites us in solidarity to allow the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters. It provides the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease. Thank you for your generous support of Pope Francis’s work through the Peter’s Pence Collection. Through this gift, you join in solidarity with him as a witness of charity.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Did you know that Catholics gave more than $58 million to disaster relief and recovery efforts in response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria, and earthquakes in Mexico?

This was initiated by the USCCB via special collections and funds that were launched last year to support humanitarian relief efforts as well as to provide pastoral services and financial support to rebuild facilities in dioceses impacted by these disasters.

On A Different Note:

The USCCB gathered for their annual Spring General Assembly this year in Ft. Lauderdale. The purpose of the Conference was to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. St. Pius X Church was blessed by the visit of several bishops, cardinals, priests, deacons and lay people who selected our Parish to celebrate a special Mass on Wednesday, June 13th.

The Parish was transformed and beautified in-and-out by funds from the Archbishop and not from the Capital Campaign funds. The job of enhancing our Parish was done by the Archdiocese of Miami (ADOM) army of staff for the hospitality of us hosting the Mass at St. Pius X Church. Thank you all for your participation and collaboration.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

UCCB Gathering and Mass

Pledge

ABCD Appeal! “Charity, patience, and tenderness are very beautiful gifts. If you have them you want to share them with others.” Pope Francis.

Archbishops Charities and Development Drive

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As of to-date, we’ve received $53,011.00 in cash and pledges; however, we are still short $33,477.00 before reaching our 2018 goal.

Please return your pledge envelopes in the offertory baskets during Mass or at the Parish office during the week as soon as possible. Thank you.

Parish Support

June 16 - June 17, 2018

  • 1st Collection: $3,881.67.
  • 2nd Collection: $3,378.10.
  • Votive Candles: $ 243.18.

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.

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,
  • Mark R. Martino.

Deceased Troops:

  • Jonathan Schmidt,
  • Donald Colburn,
  • Robert Herlihy,
  • Andrew Stevens,
  • Kevin Kennedy

Readings for the Week of June 24, 2018

Sunday The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80
Monday 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Ps 60:3, 4-5, 12-13; Mt 7:1-5
Tuesday 2 Kgs 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36; Ps 48:2-3ab, 3cd-4, 10-11; Mt 7:6, 12-14
Wednesday Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23:1-3; Ps 119:33, 34, 36, 37, 40; Mt 7:15-20
Thursday Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr
2 Kgs 24:8-17; Ps 79:1b-2, 3-5, 8, 9; Mt 7:21-29 Vigil: Acts 3:1-10; Ps 19:2-3, 4-5; Gal 1:11-20; Jn 21:15-19
Friday Saint Peter and Paul, Apostles
Acts 12: 1-11; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16: 13-19
Saturday The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church / BVM
Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19; Ps 74:1b-2, 3-5, 6-7, 20-21; Mt 8:5-17