All Souls Day
Word From the Pastor
Dear Parishioners,All Souls’ Day: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
All Souls’ Day is unique on the liturgical calendar. Neither a solemnity nor a feast, this commemoration outranks other feasts and even takes the place of a Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Adoration, or Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, runs from 9am to 9pm on Thursdays in the Chapel. All are welcome. Volunteers needed.
- Intercessory Prayer Group
Our Intercessory Prayer Group gathers after 8:30 Mass on weekdays and Saturdays. Prayers are for the Intentions of the Mission for the Love of God Worldwide and for the Archdiocese. Contact Belen Infante Annehed (954) 586-7151 with questions.
- Religious Education Classes
Religious Education Classes for Youth, CCD, is held Sunday mornings at 10:30. Contact the Office to register.
- Scripture Study
Our Scripture Study meets on Saturdays at noon, until 1:30. This year's program: "Enjoying the Old Testament."
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is open to all. Become Catholic, be Baptized, receive First Communion, and/or be Confirmed. Contact the Office.
- Parish Choir
The Parish Choir rehearses on Thursdays evenings at 6:00, and sings at the 11:00 Mass on Sundays. Contact Dave Rossow (561) 239-4376.
Bingo is played every Thursday night. Doors open at 5:30. Early Bird begins at 6:30. Regular Play starts at 7:00.
- Busy Hands
Busy Hands knits and crochets Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30, creating lap robes for Wounded Warriors at Palm Beach Veterans Hospital for Christmas.
- Food Bank
Our local St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank is in need of non-perishable foods to serve the hungry. Bring items to the baskets in church.
Volunteers To Be A Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Usher, Or Altar Server Should Call The Office.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
We are collecting funds for a full course dinner to be distributed in the local community thru the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
$30 will provide an 8-10 lb.Turkey with all the Trimmings.
Please place your donation in an envelope labeled Thanksgiving Meal, and place in the collection basket at Mass.
We are asking for cans of food, non-perishables, toiletries, baby food, and diapers during the month of November. Place your donations in the basket at the entrance of the church. Thanks to all of the parishioners of St. Pius X who have supported the parish’s outreach to the poor and needy families of our community.
Annual Garage Sale
On November 29th & 30th
Your donations of knick-knacks, small appliances, linens, kitchen wares, silver, pictures, and jewelry will help make our sale profitable for our Parish. Costume jewelry sells well. No computers, large furniture, or clothing.
Deposit items in the food baskets in the Church or leave them in the garage beneath the Church (near the kitchen). Proceeds of the sale will benefit the parish maintenance program.
Call Joan Balogh : (954) 565-9935 for additional information.
Renew All Things in Christ Campaign
In anticipation of parish growth and needs all parishioners are invited to attend one of our upcoming campaign receptions. We ask everyone to respond with the provided reply card as soon as possible so we may prepare for your visit. With your help we will address topics ranging from spiritual development to air conditioning upgrades.
Please join us. We look forward to seeing you. Contact the office for more information.
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.
We pray for the living and deceased members of our armed forces:
First Reading (Wisdom 3:1-9).
To all appearances, death can seem the absolute end of life, beyond which there is nothing more, as the first lines of this reading suggest. How far from the truth this is as the author of the Book of Wisdom realized. There is hope of immortality and everlasting blessing.
Responsorial Psalm 23 is a much-loved prayer of confidence whose image of the dark valley represents all our fears and unknowns regarding death. But there is no need to fear, we are led by the Lord to a place of rest and joyful fullness of life in the House of the Lord.
Second Reading (Romans 6:3-9).
St. Paul explains that what happened to Christ happens to all who are baptized in Him. Christ died; we die. Christ rose; we rise. We were “buried” in the waters of baptism so that just as Christ was raised by the “glory of the Father” we too might be raised to new life.
Gospel (John 6:37-40). Embedded in this short text are three key ideas: a call to faith in Jesus, that is, faith in him, his teachings, and his miraculous signs; the great mystery of the resurrection of all believers, a resurrection of which we acquire a foretaste here on earth but which we will experience fully only in the Kingdom; and Jesus’ hope-filled assertion that God desires all human beings to come to eternal salvation.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th.
Readings for the Week of November 2, 2014