Youth Group: Flea Market May 3rd

April 15, 2014 by  
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YOUTH GROUP FLEA MARKET
Saturday, May 3rd at 8am
Sell your treasure’s
Keep the money you make
Vendor spaces $15 each 2 for $25
additional spaces $10
Rent tables for $10
Reserve your space on the deck
after Mass or in the Office

BROWARD ORGANIZED LEADERS DOING JUSTICE NEHEMIAH ACTION

March 28, 2014 by  
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BOLD JUSTICE IS AN ORGANIZATION MADE UP OF 15 DIFFERENT CHURCHES THAT ARE COMMITTED TO TACKLING INJUSTICES IN BROWARD COUNTY. ST. MAURICE IS ONE OF THOSE CHURCHES.
THIS YEAR WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS:

1: 44% OF CHILDREN IN THE 3RD GRADE IN BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CANNOT READ AT GRADE LEVEL. MANY OF THESE STUDENTS WILL NOT GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND RUN A GREATER RISK OF ENDING UP IN JAIL.

2: THERE ARE 67,000 PEOPLE IN BROWARD COUNTY WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED. WE WANT THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS TO PASS AN ORDINANCE THAT WILL ENCOURAGE LOCAL HIRING.

3: IN 2012, THE STATE OF FLORIDA ARRESTED 78, 195 YOUNG PEOPLE AND
73,371 OF THEM WERE FOR NON-VIOLENT OFFENSES. ONE CHILD WAS ARRESTED FOR REPEATEDLY “PASSING GAS”. WE WANT TO REDUCE THE ARRESTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

EACH YEAR AT THIS TIME, BOLD JUSTICE HAS WHAT WE CALL A NEHEMIAH ACTION IN WHICH WE INVITE CIVIL OFFICIALS TO COME TO A MEETING AT WHICH WE BRING 1,500 BOLD JUSTICE MEMBERS AND ASK THEM , THE CIVIL OFFICIALS , TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE ISSUES. OUR POWER IS IN NUMBERS. WE ARE HOPING THAT ST. MAURICE WILL HAVE 200 PEOPLE AT THE NEHEMIAH ACTION.

THE NEHEMIAH ACTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 3RD AT ST. MARK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5601 SOUTH FLAMINGO ROAD, FORT LAUDERDALE, AT 7:15 PM. WE HAVE RENTED 2 BUSES THAT WILL TAKE PEOPLE FROM OUR PARISH TO ST. MARK’S CHURCH. NO COST TO THOSE WHO USE THE BUSES. THE BUSES WILL LEAVE OUR PARKING LOT AT 6:00 PM.

PLEASE COME AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF SO MANY PEOPLE WHO NEED OUR HELP!

TENTH ANNUAL FAMILY SOUP AND STATIONS

March 28, 2014 by  
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As our Lenten tradition continues we will be offering Stations of the Cross followed by our Family Soup Hour. Fridays and every Friday thru April 11th. Moving Stations will begin in the Chapel at 5:30 pm and move throughout our property followed by our Family Soup Hour at 6:30 pm with delicious homemade soups, bread and beverage. If you would like to make your favorite soup for our parish family, please call Ray Archbold at 954-894-8863 to schedule your Friday Soup Day. All are welcome. Thank you and God Bless You.

Friday-April 18, 2014 – Good Friday

March 28, 2014 by  
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Friday-April 18, 2014 – Good Friday
The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ
As we continue with the relocation efforts, we are reminded that this will be the final Good Friday celebrated at the Stable; you all are invited to participate as we conclude our Lenten journey. We are in need of “crowd rabble” – Apostles, and lots of helping hands behind the scenes. We will meet every Sunday, in the church for rehearsals following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
For further information please contact Cecile at 754-246-8413. Looking forward to seeing you, God bless and thank you!

Holy Week Schedule

March 17, 2014 by  
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St. Maurice Catholic Church
2851 Stirling Road

HOLY THURSDAY
April 17
The Lord’s Supper
7:00 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY
THE PASSION AND
DEATH OF THE LORD
April 18
3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

HOLY SATURDAY, EASTER VIGIL
April 19
8:00 p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY
April 20
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. English
12:30 p.m. Spanish

Archbishop Oscar Romero Commemoration March 21-23

March 15, 2014 by  
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Archbishop Oscar Romero Commemoration
March 21-23
Friday, March 21 at 7:30pm in the Social Hall
We will show the film:
Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero
All March 22 & 23 masses will be dedicated to him
On March 24 1980, Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of El Salvador, was assassinated while celebrating mass at a small chapel in the hospital, La Divina Providencia. This coming weekend will mark the 34 anniversary of his death. Last April 22, Pope Francis removed the block on the investigation to his eventual Beatification. As Cardinal, Pope Francis let it be known that he was very much in favor of Romero Sainthood.
This coming weekend, March 21-23, we at Saint Maurice will honor Archbishop Romero at all 4 masses. We will also show the new documentary: Monsignor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero, on Friday Evening at 7:30pm in the social hall. Please join us for this important and spiritual event. Throughout Latin America Archbishop Romero has been an inspiration to the oppressed, and the poor; he is known as the Voice of the Voiceless to them. Below is a brief biography of the Archbishop.
Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980) was a prominent Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador during the 1960s and 1970s becoming Archbishop of San Salvador in 1977. After witnessing numerous violations of human rights, he began to speak out on behalf of the poor and the victims of repression. This led to numerous conflicts, both with the government in El Salvador and within the Catholic Church. After speaking out against U.S. military support for the government of El Salvador, and calling for soldiers to disobey orders to fire on innocent civilians, Archbishop Romero was shot dead while celebrating Mass at the small chapel of the cancer hospital where he lived. It is believed that those who organized his assassination were members of Salvadoran death squads, including two graduates of the School of the Americas.

We’re movin’ on and help is needed

February 24, 2014 by  
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Family, we invite everyone to participate on out relocation efforts and we need everyone! We have a crew of Team Leaders in place and on March 2, 2014 we will have a “volunteer job fair.” This will take place on the deck after each Mass. Please sign up as a volunteer to work together, as we begin the relocation tasks! Thank you and God bless.

Saint Maurice Annual Fashion Fun Luncheon

February 24, 2014 by  
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Saint Maurice Annual
Fashion Fun Luncheon
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Doors open at 11:30 am
Lunch Served at 12:30 pm
Donation $20.00

Annual Fashion Fun Luncheon

February 7, 2014 by  
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Annual Fashion Fun Luncheon
MARDI GRAS
Saturday, March 1—Doors Open at 11:30 am
$20.00 per person
Tickets on sale after Masses or Parish Office!

From the Pastor’s Desk 2-9-14

February 7, 2014 by  
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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As most of you know by now, we, the people of St. Maurice Parish, are going to relocate to what used to be Resurrection Church in Dania Beach. And as most of you know the reasons why Archbishop Wenski made this decision was because our church, our buildings and our property had deteriorated so much over the years and we simply did not have the money to bring our church, buildings and property up to code. Furthermore there are a number of unsafe areas in our property and people could be injured. I personally believe that in the not too distant future our parish would have been closed and that would have been the end of St. Maurice Parish. But thanks to the foresight and the generosity of Archbishop Wenski, our parish is going to continue and we, the Body of Christ, are going to relocate to a new home—what used to be Resurrection Church. WE ARE NOT CLOSING! WE ARE RELOCATING! Our Parish is going to continue and we are going to have a new beginning.
Let me tell you a few things about our new home— Resurrection Church. The Parish of Resurrection was created in 1958. The first pastor was Father Cogan, a priest in the Archdiocese of Miami. In 1961, the Order of Saint Augustine (Augustinians) started to manage the new parish. In the beginning the people of Resurrection Parish celebrated Masses at various places—Dania Bank, the Olsen School and Dania Jai Alia. Groundbreaking for the new church took place in May 1962. Archbishop Coleman Carroll dedicated the new church on Palm Sunday 1963. On October 01, 2009, the parish was closed and the people of Resurrection were merged with St. Maurice Church.
And now, in the near future, we the people of St. Maurice Church are going to go there, to our home. Some, I hope many; of the people of Resurrection will return to the church, the friary and the social hall they built. Together with them, one family, we will celebrate the sacraments, take care of the sick and the poor, and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is a most beautiful church and it is ONLY 3.3 miles from here. Check it out. In the future we will give guided tours and show you a video of our new home.
I am full of gratitude to God and to Archbishop Wenski for this wonderful gift to the people of St. Maurice and the people of what used to be Resurrection Church. It is truly a blessing.

Peace and All Goodness
Father roger
Pastor

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