Life Issues Seminar
From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Bonaventure Church
St. Andrew’s youth and young adults: a legacy of faith
A first time pilgrim recalls journey to see Pope Francis in DC
The word made film
Archdiocesan university explores its Havana roots
Miami Catholic sees sharp rise in poverty in Havana
U.S. diplomat tells Catholics they can help normalize relations with Cuba
A visit with ‘grandpa’
Faithful venerate Padre Pio relic, receive anointing
As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,knelt down before him, and asked him,"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.You know the commandments: You shall not kill;you shall not commit adultery;you shall not steal;you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud;honor your father and your mother." He replied and said to him,"Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,"You are lacking in one thing.Go, sell what you have, and give to the poorand you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." At that statement his face fell,and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,"How hard it is for those who have wealthto enter the kingdom of God!"
The disciples were amazed at his words.So Jesus again said to them in reply,"Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needlethan for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,"Then who can be saved?"Jesus looked at them and said,"For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God." Peter began to say to him,"We have given up everything and followed you." Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you,there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sistersor mother or father or children or landsfor my sake and for the sake of the gospelwho will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:houses and brothers and sistersand mothers and children and lands,with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come."
My dear friends,
I've been here for about a month and have had the opportunity to listen to the community and learn the needs of our parish. It is very clear that there is a lot of love and passion for this parish. Many people are working together to make St. Pius X a nice place for people to worship and gather as a family.
You may have noticed there are new lights in the parking lot. The inspectors are coming to look at them by the end of the month and then they will be in full use. Some of you may be wondering why this is a priority when there are other needs that have to be addressed. The city of Fort Lauderdale has actually required us to put them up or face paying a large fine every day until the parking lot is up to the city's code. The decision was made before I got here to bring the parking lot up to code, so that fines would not be imposed on us.
Since I have been here, two needs that have been identified and I think everyone can agree on, are to take care of the air conditioning and improve our sound system. Our mission is to preach the Gospel and when the air conditioning is not working at its capacity and the sound system is not functioning the way it should, how the Gospel is heard can be affected. I have been working on this with our finance committee, pastoral council and the archdiocesan pastoral center to figure out ways we can fix these issues in our parish. We are seeking the guidance of the archdiocese and following their recommendations. The archdiocese helps guide St. Pius X, as well as other churches to make it a better place for us to worship. However, this is our parish and we have to be the ones that take care of the needs of it. We cannot expect anyone else but ourselves to care for our parish needs. Please pray, asking how the Lord is calling you to help get our parish to preach the gospel more effectively.
Yours in Christ,
10. I do not want to write this Encyclical without turning to that attractive and compelling figure, whose name I took as my guide and inspiration when I was elected Bishop of Rome. I believe that Saint Francis is the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically. He is the patron saint of all who study and work in the area of ecology, and he is also much loved by non-Christians. He was particularly concerned for God’s creation and for the poor and outcast. He loved, and was deeply loved for his joy, his generous self-giving, his openheartedness. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who lived in simplicity and in wonderful harmony with God, with others, with nature and with himself. He shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace.
Source: Laudato Si'
From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Bonaventure Church
@ 10:00 AM
C.B. Smith Park (The Concert Green)
@ 7:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Church
@ 6:00 PM
San Pedro Center
@ 7:00 AM
From 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Cinepolis Coconut Grove
From 12:15 PM to 2:00 PM