Second Sunday of Lent
Word From the Pastor
A Lenten Thought
Each year on the Second Sunday of Lent the Church puts before us the Transfiguration of Jesus. “His face shone and His clothes became dazzlingly white.” We, too, need Transfiguration.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross are prayed each Friday after the 8:30 am Mass.
St. Pius Music Ministry Concert #4
Sunday March 16th at 4 pm
We will be featuring the Trinity Trio, a flute, viola, and guitar ensemble.
Lenten Fish Fry
On Friday, March 21, 2014 6 pm to 8 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3999 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park.
Please join the Knights of Columbus for a Fundraising Fish Dinner! Let us fast together and help those in our community in need. Take-out available. RSVP to Scott Knight, 954-683-5610.
Sunday March 22nd-23rd. We will have a Baby Bottle Campaign for the benefit of Respect Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami. Respect Life Ministry helps women with unplanned pregnancies to choose life for their babies instead of abortion.
We have five centers in Dade and Broward Counties. Two of our centers have ultrasound equipment and all centers provide pregnancy testing and other services completely free of charge.
Please help us to continue to offer help to women and their babies. We will distribute Baby Bottles on Saturday, March 22nd after the 4:30 pm Mass and Sunday, March 23 after each Mass.
Please take a bottle or two and fill them with coins, bills, or checks (made out to “Respect Life”) and return on Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th.
Movie “The Son of God”
Plan on attending the beautiful move on the life of Christ at many local theaters.
Parish Stewardship Program
The Parish invites financial professionals with experience in wills and trusts to participate in our Development and Planned Giving Initiative. Activity will include outreach for and preparation of funds, trusts, wills and financial products in support of Saint Pius X’s long term mission.
Please email or telephone the parish office to inform us of your interest to serve the parish. Please be prepared to provide a current resume of work experience. Thank you for your attention and interest.
All are welcome to attend the Episcopal Ordination of our New Auxiliary Bishop, Peter Baldacchino, on Wednesday, March 19th at 2pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 7525 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami.
Bingo Every Thursday Night!
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Early bird starts at 6:30 pm with regular bingo to follow after a short intermission. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
In the Parish Chapel, Thursdays after the 8:30 am Mass This is a time of prayer and meditation until 9 pm. All are welcome.
Please remember Our Lord, The Blessed Sacrament, should never be left alone.
Please Join Us.
St. Pius X Intercessory Prayer Group
We would like to invite you to join the St. Pius X Intercessory Prayer Group who gathers every morning after 8:30 am. Mass to pray for the Intentions of the Mission "For the Love of God Worldwide" and for the Intentions of the Archdiocese of Miami.
Contact : Belen Infante Annehed at (954)586-7151.
We pray for the living and deceased members of our armed forces:
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.
Like the story of Jesus’ baptism, the transfiguration is an epiphany story. Both stories are manifestations of Jesus as he is, or as he will be. In both there is a voice, and the voice says the same words. A mountain is a place of divine manifestation. The cloud is a sign of the presence of God. Moses and Elijah stand for the Law and the Prophets.
It is no longer possible to say what happened on the mountain. Was it a vision? Was it a profound religious experience? There has been a tendency to see the Transfiguration simply as a stage in the education of apostles. But its first and chief significance was for Jesus himself. It was meant to confirm him in the course he had taken.
But, of course, it also benefited the apostles. And it’s this that Matthew emphasizes. In the transfigured Jesus they got a glimpse of the glory of the risen Lord. Even so, they would not understand until Jesus had risen from the dead.
In the First Reading we see the obedience of Abraham, an obedience which brought blessings to many. It also points to the obedience of Jesus (an obedience which took him to death on a cross) and to the blessings that would flow to the world as a result.
Busy Hands Ministry
Busy Hands is a group of ladies who meet every Thursday morning in our Parish Hall to crochet and knit various items to be donated to the Wounded Warriors at the Veteran’s Hospital in Palm Beach. [Last year over 110 items were donated to St. John’s Nursing Home] If you would like to join our group, come to the Parish Hall any Thursday morning at 9:30am. They are also looking for donated yarn.
If you can help, leave full skeins or useable left-overs at the food baskets at the Church entrances. They look forward to meeting some new crafters.
ABCD-The 2014 Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive
This year's ABCD Drive begins the weekend of January 18th -19th. Our goal this year is $86,000.00. You will be receiving information in the mail. I thank you for your past support. The Archbishop thanks you for your support which makes the ministries and charities of the Catholic Church possible in South Florida.
Readings for the Week of March 16, 2014