Dear Parish Family,
Our parish calendar which we provide once a month looks amazing. No one can say there aren’t an abundance of ministries, activities, and services at St. Maurice at Resurrection Church. It simply now becomes incumbent upon Church-going-Catholics to find out what the parish does, and then to get involved and find blessing as the Spirit prompts us.
Many of you see what happens at one of our beautiful weekend liturgies. For many, the Sunday Mass may well be the sum total of their experience of the parish, perhaps even the sum total of their discipleship. People often come to Mass and then simply go home. Yet Mondays through Saturdays here are filled with activities, youth and ministry programs, and pastoral and social services. This is over and above the many weekly liturgies, funerals, weddings, baptisms, hospital visits, and Communion calls to our elderly and homebound parishioners. So much is done. And there is much to do.
As the pastor of this parish, I know the names of many of you who are active and involved in the life of our community. There are, however, many others who are as mysterious as strangers. If you are wondering why at some Masses we don’t seem to have enough ushers, why at some Masses we don’t have enough altar servers, why we don’t have more potluck dinners, dances, and social event to build friendships, why people don’t know what is happening in their parish, why some don’t know the names of fellow worshippers, it is because many of not yet taken their rightful place in the life of the parish.
Church is something communal. Everyone is needed. All links of the chain-link fence are important and of value. There’s not a category of parish life that doesn’t need the benefit of caring individuals to assist. Can you step forward and offer your gifts of time, talent, and treasure? All are invited. Be not afraid.
Peace and All Goodness,
Save the Date -
Country Fair Dates will be October 30-November 2
We need people to sponsor and/or make lunch for all our hungry, hardworking volunteers who come out on Saturday mornings to help build our Country Fair. If you are interested please call
Cheryl Arena at: 954-562-6800 or
COUNTRY FAIR CONSTRUCTION
Begins on Saturday, August 23rd
8:30 am @ 2851 Stirling Road
Come on out Saturdays (even if you can only work for one hour) any and all help is needed
to build the Fair. You’ll get a YUMMY lunch too!
1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same.”
2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” People need to be open and generous toward others, he said, because “if you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.”
3. “Proceed calmly” in life. “He says that in his youth he was a stream full of rocks that he carried with him; as an adult, a rushing river; and in old age, he was still moving, but slowly, like a pool” of water, the pope said. He said he likes this latter image of a pool of water — to have “the ability to move with kindness and humility, a calmness in life.”
4. “A healthy sense of leisure.” Even though many parents work long hours, they must set aside time to play with their children; work schedules make it “complicated, but you must do it,” he said.
Families must also turn off the TV when they sit down to eat because, even though television is useful for keeping up with the news, having it on during mealtime “doesn’t let you communicate” with each other, the pope said.
5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for family,” he said.
6. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people. “We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities they will get into drugs” and be more vulnerable to suicide, he said.
7. Respect and take care of nature. Environmental degradation “is one of the biggest challenges we have,” he said. “I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?’”
8. Stop being negative. “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down,’” the pope said. “Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.”
9. Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs.
10. Work for peace. “We are living in a time of many wars,” he said, and “the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive” and dynamic.
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
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!
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
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!
St. Maurice Catholic Church
2851 Stirling Road
The Lord’s Supper
THE PASSION AND
DEATH OF THE LORD
3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
HOLY SATURDAY, EASTER VIGIL
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. English
12:30 p.m. Spanish