• Sunday Bulletin, November 2, 2014

      Daylight Savings Time
      ends this weekend


      Saturday, November 1, All Saints Day (NOT a Holy Day)
      4:00        -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Denise Bankovic, Marvin Finney, Dotti Hagan, Johnny Hesni, Toni Lynn Hogue, Annette Merritt, Sim Noah, Pat Rabalais, Ervin Riche, Chuck Saucier, Ruby Trahan, Frank & Celestine Zangla
      5:30    -Mass for Harry Gainer, Mary Etta Tatum, Steve Tatum

      Sunday, November 2
      8:00    -Mass for Dianne Blanche, Mildred Romar
      9:30    -Mass for Bart & Eric Wilmore
                  -Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
      11:00    -Mass for the people of the parish
                  -Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
      12:30    -Spanish Mass for Laura Longo
      6:00    -Mass for Norman Crawford

      Monday, November 3
      8:00    -Mass for Annette Merritt

      Tuesday, November 4
      8:00    -Mass for Rosalie Mathews
      10:00    -Mass at Lexington House Nursing Home for Mary Weston 
      6:30    –RCIA (Moreau Room)

      Wednesday, November 5
      8:00    -Mass for Kevin Thiels
      4:30    -Wednesday Evening Meal (HFC)
      6:00    -CCD Religious Formation
      6:00    -9th Grade Youth Program (Youth Room)
      6:00    -1st Year Confirmation (KC Meeting Room)

      Thursday, November 6
      8:00    -Mass for Julius Michiels

      Friday, November 7
      8:00    -Mass for Dena Flynn, Ethel Miller, Michael Redman
                   Sid Rud 
      Saturday, November 8
      4:00    -Mass for Thelma & Patti Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Jack Dekeyzer, Johnny Hesni, Murrell Hilton, Toni Lynn Hogue, Ethel Miller, Sim Noah, Pat Rabalais, Ervin Riche, Chuck Saucier, Ruby Trahan, Rowena Vidrine, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
      5:30    - Mass for Margie Braud

      Sunday, November 9
      8:00    -Mass for Alfred Bordelon, Sr., Rhonda Bordelon
      9:30    -Mass for John & Lena Rini
                  -Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
      11:00    -Mass for the people of the parish
                  -Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
      12:30    -Spanish Mass for Jesus Gracia Rubio, Garcia Rubio, Pech-Guerrero
      6:00    -Mass for Peter Lorio

      ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in loving memory of Christopher Stewart by Jim, Kathy and Abigail Stewart. If you are interested in donating fresh flowers for the altar call the church office at 445-7141 ext 214. Flowers are $75 for both arrangements.

      ALTAR SANCTUARY LAMPS were provided in loving memory of Chad DeRamus by Mr. and Mrs. Troy DeRamus. If you are interested in having a loved one remembered by providing the sanctuary lamps, call the church office at 445-7141 ext 214. Cost is $7.50 per candle.

      ADORATION CHAPEL: The Blessed Sacrament is reserved for adoration by all the faithful in the St. Pius X Chapel located in the rear of the Church building. To obtain the combination for the chapel  stop by the church office at 3822 Bayou Rapides Road, during office hours. We remind you to not give the code to anyone, and please do not open the door for anyone.

      READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9, 1 Cor 3-9c-11, 16-17 Jn 2:13-22

      WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL: 4:45 - 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Center, this week’s menu: Chicken Fried Steak, Potatoes with Parsley, Corn, Roll, Dessert, Tea. Workers this week are Sue Douglas, Melba Dutton, Frances Johnson, Ann Masden, Phyllis Vilar and the weekly regulars. Cost is $5.00 for dine in or take out. For more information call 445-7141 ext 20. Please join us for delicious food and fellowship!


      Regular Collection    
      Average expenses for week                                $21,552.76
      Gifts for the week of October 26                         $17,217.45
      Short for the week of October 26                          $3,475.31
      Holy Family Center    
      Balance on HFC Note 10/03/2014                    $677,622.85
      Collected on Pledges Month of Oct                    $17,798.99
      Balance on School Loan 10/03/2014                  $65,301.75


          The greatest among you will be the one who serves the rest. Jesus says in today’s Gospel. What wonderful good news for those who give of their time in service to others!

      FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Mary Funk, Tess Kirkwood, Alice LeJeaune, Marie Swido

      OUR SICK: Terrence Bruff, Charlotte DeRosa, Jack Haller, Dusty Nassif, Baby Sydney Rud, Al Velotta, Ray Whatley, Frank Zangla

      RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan  Andries, Mary Jane Britt,  Bralynn Cooke, Pat Curcio, Gayle Dubea, Venita Enzanbaucher, Mary Ford, Sharon Henry, Fr. George Krosfield, Tina LaBorde, Peggy Lamkin, Ressie Lemoine, Peggy Marcotte, Francis Michiesl, Landon Pyburn, Erica Stewart, Kathy Fryer Thomas,  Jean Wehrle,  John Whittington, Donald Young

      OUR SHUT- INS: Harry Armand, Virgie Armand, Alice Arsenault, Eudore Arsenault, Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Belton Beaubouef, J. Emile Belgard, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Nellie Bordelon, Shirley Bost, Daniel Brooks, Florence Broussard, Eleanor Bynum, Marcelle Campo, Madeline Cancienne, Joyce Carmouche, Alfred Cook, Rita Cormier, Carmen Costa, Rebecca Curcio, Myrtis Daigre, Eileen Drerup, Yvonne Dubroc, Michael Dwyer, Thelma Elie, Grace Ellis, Elsie Farman, Gerald Flynn, Mary Funk, Aline Garon, Loyd Gaspar, Mary Gaspard, Lois Gauthier, Eula George, Jeanette Gilmore, Doris Greene, Jessie Griffin, Ruby Guilbeaux, Anita Guillory, Jack Haller, Dorothy Harmeier, Rose Harmon, Claire Hebert, Bertha Hopewell, Virginia Jackson, Mary Jones, Patricia Lamkin, Josephine Marcotte, Bessie Martin, Alice Mathews, Marjorie Mathews, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, Clemmie Michiels, Elaine “Smokie” Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Bernice Moore,  Ovada Morgan, Hilda Naquin, Connie Nasello, Kitty Nassif, Jacqueline O’Neal, Billie Penny, Yvonne Perrin, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Lucille Robinette, Theresa Rudisill, Joyce Scallan, Acadia St.Dozier, Phyllis St. Romain, Ina Steiner, Enola Stewart, Jane Thiels, Lloyd Trahan, Catherine Turner, Michael Turner, Susan Turner, Frances Vance, Cornelia Vanlangendonck, Leala Vercher, Mary Verzwyvelt, Virginia Verzwyvelt, Willie Voorhies, Elcho Young

      PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY: Captain Greg Abide, Ariail Andries, Cpt. Donald R. Bolton, Jr., SSgt Chad Bordelon, ASAR Quincy Bordelon, Lt. Luke Borrel, Chaplain Captain John Brocato, SSgt. Mike Carlin, Sgt. Brad Cavrak, 1st Lt. Brian Clayton, E4 Cruz Cline, Spc. Robert Crawford, USCG-BM1 Todd Crooks, Lieutenant Brian Dendy, Sgt. Rachael Ducote, Col. Richard Fenoli, Captain Christina Frazier, Captain Mike Frazier, Sgt. Matthew Gallagher, Eric Jeansonne, SSgt. Bryan Lachney, SSgt. Danielle Lachney, SFC Steven C. Looney, HA Jacob A. Orlando, HN Christian Perkins, Greg Perkins, AO1 Jacob Spangler, Sgt. Mallory Swinnen, SSgt. Mark Swinnen, 2nd Lt. Francis Jerome Vanderlick, Lt. Claire M. Vidrine. If you have members of your family who have been called to active military duty, or are already on active duty, please call 445-7141 ext 214 or e-mail us at dbrown@strita.org.  Please remember to keep all our military and their families in your prayers.

      RETIRED PRIESTS COLLECTION is for our priests who have reached retirement age after years of faithful and dedicated service to the Diocese.  With costs continually escalating, the monthly retirement benefit for our 17 retirees must be adjusted periodically as well. I appreciate your generosity in helping to assure that the needs of our retired priests will continue to be met, and I ask that you also keep them in your prayers. You may use the envelope in your monthly packet or a pew envelope clearly marked and simply drop it in the collection basket.    –Bishop Herzog

      2015 NEW LECTOR WORKBOOKS for weekend readers are now available.  Please stop in the sacristy before or after Mass and pick up your book.
          –Sr. Nell Murray

      THE ST. RITA BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE is available at the sanctuary by the side entrance for you to record the names of your beloved deceased.  These will be remembered at our All Souls’ Day Masses and included in our prayers of the faithful throughout the month of November. You may also use the All Souls envelopes found in the hymnal racks to record the names of those you would like remembered in prayer. As members of the Communion of Saints, we intercede for those who have gone before us, and ask them to intercede for us!      –Fr. Scott

      PARISH OFFICE will be closed Tuesday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 5.  We will be attending a workshop in the Holy Family Center for our Census Software.  If you have an emergency and need a priest, you may reach one at 445-7141 ext 4.

      Notes from the Pastor......

       National Vocation Awareness Week is  celebrated in our country this week,  November 2-8, 2014. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women.  

         It is important to remember that no vocation is born alone.  Please encourage your sons and daughters, family and friends to consider priesthood, permanent diaconate, or religious life as an option! Let us pray for all those, who are known to us and those who are unknown, who are discerning a religious vocation.  May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation!
      God our Father, we thank you for        
      calling men and women to serve in your
      Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and
      consecrated persons. Send your Holy
      Spirit to help others to respond generously
      and courageously to your call. May our
      community of faith support vocations of
      sacrificial love in our youth and young adults.
      Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives
      and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy
      Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
          –Fr. Scott
      ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE FOR THE POOR on Thanksgiving Day at the 8:00 AM Mass. There will be a collection of non-perishable foods and monetary gifts for the poor during the offertory. For monetary gifts you may use the poor box envelope in your monthly packet or a clearly marked pew envelope and drop in the collection basket at any time during the month of November. Baskets for food donations will be placed near the Book of Remembrance and in the foyer of the Church the weekend before Thanksgiving.
          – Sr. Nell Murray

      OUR FALL FAIR WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! To date we have grossed $25,203.69 and expect to clear  $18,000.00!  Many thanks to all who donated  attended and supported our Fair! A special thanks to the Parish Ministries Commission, the Parish Staff, St. Rita Cake Bakers, Altar & Rosary Society, Amicus Club, Catholic Daughters, KC Council #1134, High School Students, and the many, many volunteers who made our Fair both successful and fun.     – Fr. Scott

      FAIR RAFFLE WINNERS: 1st place, $500; Bettye DeKeyzer: 2nd place, $300; Lori Bordelon: 3rd place, $200; Cotton Bryant. Thanks to all who supported our raffle.

      QUARTERLY CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS were mailed and emailed this past week.  If you did not receive your statement for the 3rd quarter, please call Mrs. Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210.
      ANTI-BULLYING SPEAKER, Jodee Blanco is coming to Alexandria and will have a public meeting at Holy Savior Menard Central High School on Tuesday, November 4, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the school gym. Please join us to experience the dynamic and informative message from Ms. Blanco.  She will also be available after her presentation to sign copies of her NY Times best seller, Please, Stop Laughing at Me and the sequel, Please, Stop Laughing at Us (both will be available for purchase $15 each).  Don’t miss this important message to help your own child, friends and the local community.  Let us take this important step to end the plague of bulling!! Ms. Blanco will also be speaking to students at Cabrini School, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Alexandria Country Day School and Holy Savior Menard Central High School.

      “Citizens cannot be indifferent to politics:
      None of us can say, “I have nothing to do with this, they govern.” 
      No, No, I am responsible for their governance.
      I have to do the best so that they govern well, I have to do my best by participating in politics according to my ability.  I cannot wash my hands, eh?  We all have to give something!”
          – Pope Francis
          Pope Francis homily in Rome, September 16, 2013
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