This Week

Thursday, May 19, 2022

“Gaudete in Domino Semper”

“Rejoice in the Lord always”

Dear family,

The Entrance Antiphon for this Third Sunday of Advent begins with the following words: “Gaudete in Domino Semper, which is translated in English: “Rejoice in the Lord always.” Many of us might want to ask this question: Can we always rejoice? When we look at our world so ravaged by war, in Ukraine, in many African nations and in Asia.

Can we look at our world so wounded in many areas by individualism, selfishness, and riddled by drugs, alcohol, all manner of addictions, and say, Rejoice always? When we look at our economy, we see inflation, the increase of the cost of living in United States and other countries, especially in the poorest countries in the world, the rising prices essential commodities such as gasoline, food, drugs etc., and say rejoice always? When we look at our political discourse and debate, we see polarization and division, extremism, lies, etc., and say, Rejoice always? When we look at the Church, we see tension and division between conservative and progressive bishops, those who support Pope Francis agenda and those who disagree with him or even publicly criticize him, how can we pray this when we see the Church suffering so much from her own, so beleaguered by the pride of those who should be her most faithful members? How can we sing this? When we look at our own personal lives and see many things that are not cause for joy, can we say rejoice always? We might rather want to echo the words of John the Baptist in today’s gospel.

When John heard that Jesus was eating and drinking with people, especially with sinners. He had a little doubt about the behavior of the one who should be the Messiah. He dispatched his disciples to Jesus with this question: Are you the one is who is to come or should we look for another one?

Like a patient farmer who was awaiting the precious fruit of the earth, John the Baptist lived with great expectation from the messiah. From the midst of the “hardship and patience” that he suffers in prison for being a prophet “who spoke in the name of the Lord,” John’s heart bears only one question: “Are you the one who is to come?” John’s longing for Christ keeps him full of hope in the midst of suffering. That is why Jesus’ response aligned the works of the Messiah instead the titles of the Messiah as he said to John’s disciples: “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.” Yes, I am doing the works of the Messiah who came to save us; I revealed that God is with us, the kingdom of God is near. God, our Father is just, compassionate and merciful. By saying that, Jesus reassured John the Baptist and encouraged him to keep being faithful and hopeful in the midst of suffering.

On this Third Sunday of Advent, as we continue our Advent journey, we are invited to “rejoice in the Lord always.” We rejoice not because everything is well, but because we have faith in the One who has conquered the world, darkness and sins. We rejoice because Jesus, God is with us (Emmanuel) is coming in our lives in a new way this Christmas. We rejoice in Jesus who is the resurrection and the life. He is within us. We rejoice in the Lord because of the works of the Church, of Christians, and people of good will who continue to make a difference in the world by caring for the poor, the blind and the sick. We rejoice in the Lord because people like you who continue to support our parish in so many ways. Therefore, we are invited to keep the faith, to hope against all hopes, and witness to charity. We need to continue patiently and faithfully doing goods in the world despite the challenges, difficulties and suffering we might encounter in the world. The Cross is our unique hope (Spes Unica). As Jesus said: If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Jesus died to self, knowing that it was the key to joy. He rejoice in serving others. Christ gave his time on earth to pour out himself for others, down to the last drop of his blood. He did it so that we may have eternal life!

Happy Advent!

Fr. Jean Jadotte

Advent Program

Friday, October 28, 2022

As we preparing for the coming of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Please join our ADVENT PROGRAM.

Presented By Fr. Joseph Sanches

  • 3rd week Monday December 12th at 5:00 pm.
  • 4th week Monday December 19th at 5:00 pm.

Location St. Pius Parish Hall.

Christmas Toy Drive

Thursday, December 1, 2022

All members and visitors of St. Pius X are invited to participate in our annual Christmas Toy Drive our mission this year is to provide toys and gifts of Our lady Queen of Heaven Orphanage located in Haiti.

Please place a new, unwrapped toy or sweater for a child, up to age of 12 in the baskets at the church entrances.

Donation by check payable to St. Pius X Catholic Church is also accepted.

Christ Child Tea

Thursday, November 24, 2022

We are back!

The Woman’s club will host a Christ Child Tea on Monday December 12th, at 1:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Tea, snacks and music is our plan for an enjoyable social gathering before the Christmas Holidays.

Please RSVP to office (954-564-1763) or send an email to office@stpiusxfl.org.

Christmas Concert by The Tones of Enchantment

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Sunday December 18th, 5:30 pm.

  • Wine and Cheese Reception
  • Featuring Piano Superstar Leonard Reina and the Angelic voices of the St. PiusX Choir
  • Special Guest: Singer Emilia Cucalon
  • Tickets: $40

Hosted by St. PiusX Catholic Church

(954) 564-1763 Rectory Office 2500 NE 33rd Ave Ft Laud, FL 33305.

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 the Emily & Dominick Ida and in the Chapel for the intention of the Parish Community.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

St. Pius X Church Activities Schedule
Centering Prayer Program (Healing) 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Every Wed. Parish Hall
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:15 AM – 6:00 PM Every Thur. Chapel
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. Parish Hall
Devotion of The Sacred Heart of Jesus 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM Every 1st Friday Chapel
Healing Mass 11:00 AM Every 1st Friday Church

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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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, 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,Lionel Ison & Sister Frances Vass OSC.

Lenten Holy Land Pilgrimage

Thursday, September 22, 2022

March 21st - 30th, 2023 (10 days)


Lenten Holy Land Journey with Unitours, inc.

$ 4,599 from Miami.

Join Fr. Jadotte on a pilgrimage an follow in the footsteps of the Lord in the Land where Our Savior Jesus Christ with the Prophets of our Faith walked and sowed the seed of our faith.

We invite you to a Lenten journey of a lifetime in a hallowed ground where the Bible comes alive in you. Make contact with the divine presence in the sacred places where Jesus and prophets ministered. From the excitement of Jerusalem to the tranquility of the Galilean hills, the pilgrim experiences the scenes and atmosphere where Scripture come alive.

For information & reservations, contact:
Father Jean Jadotte, St. Pius X Catholic Church
2500 NE 33rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Tel: 954-564-1763
Email: frjadotte@stpiusxfl.org

Have other questions about this pilgrimage?
Visit www.Unitours.com/questions

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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.

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

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.

Remember Your Offering

Friday, January 14, 2022

Thank you for your Contributions

December 3 & 4 Collections

  • 1st Collection: $3,964.85.
  • 2 nd Collection: $1,020.45.
  • Votive Candles: $251.00.
  • Online Giving: $831.00.

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.