Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Word From the Pastor
Dear Parishioners,World Mission Sunday
Today is World Mission Sunday. Your prayers and generous financial support are needed to help meet the needs of more than 1,150 mission dioceses of the developing world.
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.
Catholic High Schools – Open Houses
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
Date : October 19th at 11:00
Locaton : 2801 SW 12th St. 33312
Phone : (954) 581-0700
Website : www.aquinas-sta.org
Date : October 26th from 1:00 – 3:00
Locaton : 2900 NE 47th St. 33308
Phone : (954) 491-2900
Website : www.cghsfl.org
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. Be sure to check storage lockers and bins for hardlyused treasures.
Deposit items in the food baskets in the Church or leave them in the garage beneath the Church.
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.
World Mission Sunday
Today is World Mission Sunday. Your prayers and generous financial support are needed to help meet the needs of more than 1,150 mission dioceses of the developing world. Your offering in today’s 2nd Collection will help support the priests, religious and lay missionary groups of the young mission churches throughout the world. Thank you for your generosity.
The Oktoberfest was a great success! Thank you to our Parish Council and our Social Committee, under the direction of Eileen Helfer, and to all of the volunteers who made the event so much fun. Your organizing with planning, promoting, decorating, entertaining, and feeding nearly 200 guests is much appreciated. Anyone interested in volunteering for future parties, contact Eileen (954-761-7241).
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 (Is 45:1, 4-6).
The return of the people from exile a return made possible by King Cyrus is seen as a sign of God’s love for his people, Israel, and his lordship over all peoples.
Second Reading (1 Thess 1:1-5).
Here we see Paul’s concern for the Christians at Thessalonika.
Gospel (Mt 22:15-21).
This is the story of an effort by the enemies of Jesus to trap him into saying something incriminating. The question put to Jesus was a test question to see whether he would declare himself on the side of those who opposed paying taxes to the Romans (e.g. the Pharisees), or on the side of those who collaborated with the Romans (e.g. the Herodians).
If he said Yes, he would lose the esteem of the people, and would be regarded as a traitor to the Jewish cause and the Jewish religion. If he said No, he would be denounced as fomenting rebellion against Rome. In his answer Jesus recognizes that the State has a role, but its power is limited and does not supplant God
Readings for the Week of October 19, 2014