Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, March 25, 2018
Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!
- Saturday, March 24th at 4:00 pm
- Sunday, March 25th at 9:00 am
- March 29th - The Last Supper at 6:30 pm followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the repository Altar in the Parish Hall.
- March 30th - Liturgy of the Passion and veneration of the Holy Cross at 6:00pm followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
- March 31st - Easter Vigil at 8:00 pm (bilingual).
- April 1st - Holy Mass at 9:00 am.
Our Gift Shop will have a special sale on Sunday, March 25 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Discounts on Everything!
Tax Easy Free
If you need help filling out your Income Tax Forms, we will be giving free tax preparation to be held on Friday, April 6th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
Donations for the Easter Lilies
The Ushers will give you the envelopes as you leave the Church.
The Knights of Columbus (KofC) is a Catholic fraternal order whose main purpose is to support the Church, provide for families and the needy, and provide an atmosphere of spiritual growth within our community.
Our Order achieves its mission by focusing in six key areas; Church, Council, Family, Community, Culture of life, Priestly and Religious Vocations, and Youth.
I invite you to a meeting on Wednesday, March 21st in the Chapel at 7:30 pm.
We will be holding the First Degree initiation ceremony for some of our members. Please don’t miss it. If you haven't signed up yet and would like to join the Knights, or are curious about what the Knights do, you may also attend the meeting. Thank you and may God bless you all!
Grand Knight Erick J. Frederick
Fish Fry Hosted by Life Teen
Delicious dinner of fried fish and a variety of accompaniments each Friday night during Lent, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
Everyone is invited. Bring your family and friends.
* There will be no sale on Good Friday.
Fasting and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are mandatory days of fasting and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat. Fasting applies for those between the ages of 18 to 59 years.
During the fast, you are allowed to eat a full meal and two additional smaller meals, but they are not to be equivalent to a full meal. In the United States, abstinence from meat is obligatory for those over 14 years old.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:30 pm - 12:30 am (Free Entrance!)
Do You Have a First Communion Dress That Won’t Be Used Anymore?
Make a little girl happy. Please donate the dress to San Isidro. The dresses should be in good condition and dry cleaned if possible. Bring them any time to the main office.
March 17/18, 2018
Since the bulletin was due to be submitted before the weekend count of funds, no information is available this week. It will appear in next week’s bulletin.
Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage
9 days – June 12 to 20, 2018
San Isidro Catholic Church
2310 Martin Luther King BLVD, Pompano Beach Florida
Now is your time to walk where jesus walked!
Join us in this once in a lifetime opportunity to go back in time to visit the birthplace of Jesus and Christianity! We will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Judean Desert, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and Galilee, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Experience a true spiritual journey with your fellow congregants in this guided Pilgrimage with a priest and including first class hotels, daily Masses, full Israeli breakfast, daily dinner, and airfare from Miami!
Don’t miss the chance to join in an unforgettable spiritual Catholic Pilgrimage.
SPACE IS LIMITED, so call ALTURA TOURS at 1-800-242-4122 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot!
For more information, please come to our Orientation Meeting on Sunday, February 25th at 10:30 am in the Saint Maria de La Cabeza Hall.
The contrast between the processional reading in today’s liturgy and the proclamation of the Passion is striking. We are given a glimpse of how profoundly the word of God is fulfilled in Jesus.
First he must be hailed as the Messiah, the One who is to come. He must be acknowledged by all, though they do not know what they are saying. They think he is the promised king, a worldly king of the Jews who will free them from the Roman occupation. They do not yet understand, even the disciples, exactly where this triumphal procession is leading. In our lives, we too do not know where we are going. It is in faith that we can follow Christ wherever he may lead us, trusting that death is not the end, nor evil the victor.
With Friends Like These...
This year, we hear the Passion from the gospel of Mark. One thing unique about this reading is the emphasis on Jesus being abandoned by his disciples. First, the leaders of the disciples, Peter, James, and John, cannot even support Jesus in his agony in the garden: They fall asleep, three times. Then there is Judas, who seeks out the chief priests to make a deal with them, Peter, who denies Jesus three times, and the disciples who flee when he is arrested. The crowds who cried, "Hosanna!" a few days before, now call for him to be crucified. Even Simon the Cyrenian had to be forced to help carry the cross.
- What does this tell us?
- With friends like these, who needs enemies?
No, the point is that Jesus died specifically for these people, not because they were once friends, but because they were sinners, who needed Jesus. All but one of them ended up as saints. And the one who didn't was Judas, who gave up on Jesus, instead of coming back to him for forgiveness. When we find ourselves in sin, when we think that everything we do is wrong, or when we think we can't possibly deserve to be loved by God--that is when God can help us, if we just stop hating ourselves and start loving and trusting the Lord. It is not the time to pretend we have avoided the big sins, or to brag about some of the good we may have done. Instead of trying to convince God that we deserve his mercy, simply agree that you need his help. God loves sinners who know they need his forgiveness and don't deserve it.
But maybe you have already been forgiven and wonder what's next. Remember the ones you would not expect to support Jesus: The centurion supervising his crucifixion proclaims him Son of God. A member of the Sanhedrin gives Jesus a burial place. The women who were there to the end. These were people who did not claim to be worthy, just did what they could to show their love. Ask Jesus each morning when you wake up, "What can I do for you today?" and do what you can.
Grand Opening of San Isidro Cafeteria/ Gift Shop Successful!
We are pleased to inform the parish community that San Isidro Cafeteria/Gift Shop was a smashing success on its opening day, Sunday, March 11th. Father Wilfredo blessed the Café/Gift Shop just after the English 9:00 am Mass as the community gathered for hot breakfast and once again after the Spanish 11:30 am Mass. With a large crowd in attendance, parishioners were able to purchase pupuzas, tacos, chicken soup, dessert, and soft drink at cheap prices.
It is estimated that we served over 275 parishioners! The community meanwhile had live, Christian entertainment by the newly formed Men's Emaus choir. Parishioners can expect varying menu's each week for breakfast and lunch after the Sunday morning Masses. We thank Damian Lora, Carmelo Marotta, and team for making this grand opening a success!
Pope Francis’ Intentions for the month of March 2018
March — Formation in Spiritual Discernment:
That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.
A message from the Archdiocese
- Through your contribution to ABCD, you give hope to those who are most in need.
- A living will can ensure that your healthcare wishes will be carried out. Contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110 for information.
- Mark your calendars for the First ADOM Stewardship Day! Join us for a day filled with informative sessions by captivating speakers, share practical information and experiences that have proven successful, listen to an inspiring liturgy by Archbishop Wenski and enjoy a networking lunch.
- Come and be part of this exciting inaugural event. Invite your development and stewardship leaders, pastoral and finance councils, parish and school leaders, office staff and head of ministries. Be part of your Parish’s future!
To register, please visit: www.adomdevelopment.org/stewardshipday/
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