This Week

From the Pastor's Desk

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dear Friends:

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. The word is derived from the Latin word Adventus, meaning “coming” which is a translation of the Greek word “Parousia.” Advent was at first a season of preparation for the baptism of new Christians at the January feast of Epiphany, the celebration of God’s incarnation represented by the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus (Mt.12:10, his baptism in the Jordan River by John (Jn1:29), and his first miracle at Cana (Jn2:1). During this season of preparation, Christians would spend 40 days in penance, prayer, fasting to prepare for this celebration.

Later around the 6th century, Roman Christians had tied Advent to the Second Coming of Christ as the judge at the end of time. It was until the middle ages that the Advent season was explicitly linked to Christ’s coming at Christmas. Today, the season of Advent lasts four Sundays leading to Christmas. It is a precious time that the Church offers us to spiritually renew ourselves and prepare for the celebration of our Lord coming into the world many centuries ago. As Israel was waiting with patience and hope for the coming of the Messiah, today Christians are also yearning for the coming of Christ into their hearts this Christmas. Therefore, you are invited to prepare the way for the Lord by freeing your hearts from all sins and making place for Jesus Christ to be born into your hearts in a new way this Christmas.

So, Advent is a period of deeper conversion, which requires spending more time in prayer, penance, fasting and sharing time and gifts with family, friends and the less fortunate. The season of Advent is also a time of reflection on the violence and evil in the world that causes us to cry out to God to make things right and to transform the hearts of people. In that sense, you are invited to join us for an Advent evening of reflection with Fr. David G. Caron on Tuesday December 7 at 5:30 pm. Priests will be available for confessions.

Let us be thankful to God for the progress made by our government with the cooperation of medical scientists in having a better control of the Covid-19 virus this Christmas. Let us pray and hope that at Christmas each one of us may experience the joy and peace of the New Born King of Bethlehem into our hearts.

Come Lord Jesus and renew the face of the earth! Happy Advent!

- Fr. Jean Jadotte

Friendship Sunday

Monday, October 18, 2021

Friendship Sunday is on Nov 28th, after the 11:00 am Mass.

Please be sure bring your favorite dish to share with at least 10 people for the Thanksgiving menu potluck. You may also select from the suggested needed items on the sign up sheet.

If you’re celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary, please call the office so that you can be honored in a special blessing during each Mass at the end of the month and at the Friendship Sunday gathering.

Devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is on Friday, Dec 3rd.

Please join us during the 8:30 am Mass and/or 5:30 pm Mass.

Donation envelopes are available on the tables at the entrances of the Church. All are welcome!

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sincerest congratulations to Carol Sadlek , who celebrated her 87th birthday and Michael Matos (73) , who also celebrated his birthday in November. May God grant them continued long life and good health.

Avent Day of Reflection

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Tuesday, Dec 7th - Avent Day of Reflection with Fr. David G. Caron.

We’ll 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 Obligation.

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.

As in the past, unwrapped toys, winter jackets, hoodies or sweatshirts will be collected for the children of migrant farm workers. If shopping is difficult for you, a check made payable to St. Pius X Church will be used to shop for you and delivered along with our collection.

Also, all Christmas items we have on stock will be available for purchasing on that day. 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.

www.eventbrite.com

Christmas Concert with John Thomas

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Sunday, Dec 19th - Christmas Concert with John Thomas and other professional musicians.

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 (office@stpiusxfl.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: office@stpiusxfl.org; Or drop off at the church during mass times.

Thank you.
St. Pius X Synod Committee

Questions

  • 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?

More Info » Online Questionnaire »

Prayer Request

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 Fleckenstein.

Sanctuary Lamp

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.

Food Bank

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.
  • 2 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:

Living Troops:

  • David Auman
  • Brad Andre
  • Timothy
  • Donahue
  • William Demison
  • Joseph Cornely
  • Matthew Swiergosz
  • Mark R. Martino

Deceased Troops:

  • Jonathan Schmidt
  • Donald
  • Colburn
  • Robert Herlihy
  • Andrew Stevens
  • Ronald Popick

Friday, October 29, 2021