This Week

Thursday, May 19, 2022

“You cannot serve at the same time God and mammon” (Lk16:1-13)

Dear friends:

This Sunday’s readings warn us against selfish and extravagant use of God’s blessings, like wealth, without sharing them with the poor and the needy. Self-centeredness and greed is a serious sin that deserve eternal punishment. Today’s reading emphasizes the Covenant responsibility of the rich for the poor, reminding us of the truth that wealth without active mercy for the poor is great wickedness. The readings remind us that money is a means, but not the goal of our existence.

In the first reading, Prophet Amos issues a strong warning to those who seek wealth at the expense of the poor and who spend their time and their money on themselves alone. No one has the right to use others for their own profit. That is why, Amos prophesies that those rich and self -indulgent people will be punished by God with exile because they don’t care for the poor and their suffering brothers. In the same context, Paul, in the second reading, exhorts us to pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness, noble goals in an age of disillusionment. Jesus, in today’s gospel, gives us a strong warning, pointing to the destiny of the rich man who neglected his duty to show mercy to poor Lazarus. The rich man was punished, not for having riches, but for neglecting the Scriptures and being indifferent to the suffering of the poor Lazarus.

We are all rich enough to share our blessings with others. God has blessed each one of us with wealth or health or special talents or social power and political influence. Some of us have a combination of many blessings. The parable invites us to share what we have been given with others in various ways instead of using everything exclusively for selfish gains. Therefore, our choices here determine the kind of eternity we will have.

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Jean Jadotte

Blessing of Animals

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Save the date for Tuesday, October 4th.

As St. Francis did, We the St. Pius community, love, care, and celebrate creation with the blessing of Animals.

We will be honored to bless and pray for your beloved pets, at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm in front of the Parish Hall.

Please Mark your Calendar

Thursday, September 22, 2022

March 21st - 30th, 2023.

Fr. Jean Jadotte: Lenten Holy Land Journey with Unitours, inc.

Price $4,599 including airfare, lodging, tickets for sightseeing, breakfasts, and dinners.

Prayer Request

Friday, January 14, 2022

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, Linda Jackson, Shane O’Connell, Brenda Reilly, Theresa Benditt, Dawn & Kaitlin Ward, Kevin P. Carney, Bill Fleckerstein, Michelle Morris, Joseph Nespole, Stephen & Leo Ortner, Dalberto Tedesco, Marina Pirolli, Emily A. Slaughter, Kevin Santos, Christopher Coleman, The Cummings Family, Guido Sica, Clare Hart and Barbara Ringenberger, Joe Taravella.

Sanctuary Lamp

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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 Parish Community.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

St. Pius X Church Activities Schedule
Centering Prayer Program (Healing) 6:00 PM Every Wed. Parish Hall
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:15 AM – 6:00 PM Every Thur. Main Church
Busy Hands 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Every Thur. Parish Hall
Woman's Club 9:30 AM Every 2nd Mon. Parish Hall
Knights of Columbus Council 3080 6:00 PM Every 2nd Tues. 3999 N. Dixie Highway
Friendship Sunday Potluck After the 11:00 AM Mass Every last Sun. Main Church

Remember Your Offering

Friday, January 14, 2022

September 10 & 11, 2022

  • 1st Collection: $2,647.63
  • 2 nd Collection: $873.75
  • Votive Candles: $198.50
  • Online Giving: $425.00

A special offering: St. Pius X Brick Garden

Friday, January 28, 2022

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.

Respect Life Office

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The respect Life Office is in need of 12-18 months baby clothes, disposable diapers 3-5, and items new or gently used. You may also call for pick-up at (954-527- 0810.)

Thank you for your support.

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank

Friday, January 14, 2022

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.

Patriot Corner

Friday, January 28, 2022

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
  • Nelson Fuentes
  • Ronald Popick