From the Pastor's Desk
Thursday, October 7, 2021
“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”
Last Sunday, we started the new liturgical year by displaying the symbols of Advent
such as dressing the altar with violet tablecloth, blessing and lighting the Advent
wreath. The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes
eternity of God, the immortality of the soul, and the everlasting life we find in
Christ. Hence, we enter this new season of penance and preparation for the
celebration of the incarnation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the light of the
world. Our hearts are longing for encounter with Jesus in a new way this
As the light is progressively invading the Church as we lit the second
candle of Advent this Sunday, our hearts are yearning for Jesus, for his love, his
mercy, his peace and his joy. In other words, the true desire of our hearts is to
encounter Jesus in a new way this Christmas. Are you ready to respond to the
invitation of John the Baptism in this Sunday’s gospel to prepare the way of the
Lord. As the gospel says: “A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the
way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every
mountain and hill shall be made low.”(Lk3:4-5).
Therefore, we are invited to enter into a personal journey with the Lord
during this Advent season. Each one of us is called to look into his heart to see
what are the mountain and hills that need to be levelled. In other words, what are
the passions and false desires that prevent Jesus to make his way into your heart.
Are you humble enough to turn to Jesus and beg for his forgiveness and his healing
grace through the sacrament of the reconciliation this Advent. As Saint Augustin
wrote in his book ”the Confessions of St. Augustine:” Our hearts were made for
thee oh Lord and they are restless until they rest in thee” We hope and pray that
your heart may find its joy in the New Born King of Bethlehem this Christmas for
He is Emmanuel. Have a blessed Sunday!
- Fr. Jean Jadotte
Avent Day of Reflection
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Tuesday, Dec 7th - Avent Day of Reflection with Fr. David G. Caron.
offer confessions at 5:30pm and a presentation at 6:00pm. The theme will
be “The Visitation of Mary and her cousin Elizabeth: Encountering Jesus,
Witnessing with Joy. “ This down-to-earth reflection will bring the insights
from prayer, scripture, song and silence into everyday life in a thought
provoking and lasting way. Please come! Everyone is welcome.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Wednesday, Dec 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception; a Holy Day of
We’ll we offer 2 Masses (8:30 am & 5:30 pm) with a procession
to the Grotto with flowers. Please bring your own flowers to bless and to
place at the top of the Grotto. Thank you for your participation.
Christ Child Tea Party - December 13th
Thursday, October 21, 2021
The Woman’s Club will host “Christ Child Tea” at
12:00pm (Noon) in the Parish Hall.
We hope you will be able to attend the
luncheon and help us get back on track with activities planned for our
Church. Thank you.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
19th December, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
St. PiusX Roman Catholic Church, Fort Laudadale.
- Admission: General Admission $35.00.
- Open Seating Plan.
Limited Seat Available
(All COVID19 Protocols will be Strictly Observed).
For Bookings and Tickets visit our website or the Parish Office Mon. - Fri. between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Call: 954-584-1763.
Christmas Concert with John Thomas
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Sunday, Dec 19th - Christmas Concert with John Thomas and other
The cost of the tickets are $35 p/p www.eventbrite.com,or you may call the rectory.
Please be sure to check out the flyers posted at
the entrances of the church for more information on this fun event.
Thank you for your collaboration and cooperation.
Join us and be part of the Synodal Process!
Friday, November 12, 2021
All are invited to attend a Synod consultive “listening” session at St. Pius X Church. You Do not need to be a parishioner to attend. Please sign-up for a session at the Church after each Mass or RSVP the Parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (954-564-1763).
The sessions dates are:
- Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am.
- Thursday, Dec 2, 2021, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and.
- Saturday, Dec 4, 2021, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am.
No sessions on Thanksgiving week.
XVI Synod of Bishops
Consultive Questionnaire - Individual Responses.
Please provide responses no later than December 15, 2021.
Recently, Pope Francis announced that there would be a worldwide synod exploring ways in which the universal church can improve its ability to listen to the faithful. The theme for the synod is, “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.” The Holy Spirit continues to guide the church as he has guided her in the upper room at Pentecost. Pope Francis reminds us that we must continue to reflect on our life and mission so to better impact the world and increase our ability to encounter Christ. Your participation and input are a necessary and vital piece to this process.
Throughout the Archdiocese of Miami, people will be asked to respond to certain questions which are meant to help us discern as a local Church God’s will and to pursue the pathways to deeper communion, fuller participation, and greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. We are looking for feedback from as many people possible. This includes former and non-active Catholics.
Attached are those questions. Please take some time fill out this questionnaire. Feel free to make copies and share with friends and family. You can return these questionnaires 3 ways. In-Person or By regular mail to the Parish Office 2500 NE 33rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305; By Email to: email@example.com; Or drop off at the church during mass times.
St. Pius X Synod Committee
- What fills you with joy about the Catholic Church? What causes you concern about the Catholic Church?
- Are you encouraged to speak up courageously and responsibly about challenges and concerns? Do you feel heard? Do you listen to the voices of others? How can we create greater opportunities for people to be heard in Church and in the public square?
- What type of support do you need to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus and His Church? What type of support do you need to help others to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus and His Church? How can the Catholic Church accompany and support you with these?
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Mike Atto, Steven Whalen, Maureen Stout, Rosa
Maria Santos, Angela Hoey, Joseph Montemarano,
Carol Neag, Valeria Catrambo, Benjamin Grudzien,
Kate Long, Quinn Fonzo, Brook Nickerson, Frances Custer, Nancy
Jimenez, Kenny Suppa, Nick Williams, Patsy Hofer, Linda Jackson,
Shane O’Connell, Brenda Reilly, Theresa Benditt, Jose Uña, Dawn &
Kaitlin Ward, Kevin P. Carney, Emily A. Slaughter and Bill
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
You may have the sanctuary lamp memorialized for either a sick person, a deceased loved one, or a special intention for a weekly donation of $10.00.
Please visit the office to reserve a special date. Thank you for your support.
The Sanctuary Lamp will burn this week in the Church for the intention of Parish
Community and in the Chapel for the intention of the Parish Community.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
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 the church.
Remember Your Offering
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
November 20-21, 2021
- 1st Collection: $3,828.00.
nd Collection: $ 989.00.
- Online Giving: $ 615.00.
- Votive Candles: $ 221.89.
Brick Garden News
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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.
Please note: brick order forms are now available
online as well as in the office.
For more information, please call Barbara Scerbo at (954) 563-3735.
Click here to download the form >>
Thanks for the support.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
We pray for the living and deceased members of our armed forces:
- David Auman
- Brad Andre
- William Demison
- Joseph Cornely
- Matthew Swiergosz
- Mark R. Martino
- Jonathan Schmidt
- Robert Herlihy
- Andrew Stevens
- Ronald Popick
Friday, October 29, 2021