Please pray for all deceased of our parish who are
being remembered at the Memorial Mass
Saturday, July 25
4:00 -Mass for all Emile Belgard, Bruce Dekeyzer, Andrew Henry, Majorie Mathews, Julius Michiels, Al & Kitty Nassif, Michael Redman, Grady Sayes, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Rowena Vidrine, living and deceased members of the Louis & Girlie Mathews family
5:30 -Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
Sunday, July 26
8:00 -Mass for Daniel J. Bouligny
9:30 -Mass for Jules Lacour
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Mary Lee Foreman
6:00 -Mass for Kitty Nassif
Monday, July 27
8:00 -Mass for Elaine “Smokie” Michiels
Tuesday, July 28
8:00 -Mass for Oceana Geisel
10:00-Mass at Lexington House for Pauline Crawford
Wednesday, July 29
8:00 -Mass for Kevin Thiels
Thursday, July 30
8:00 -Mass for Julius Michiels
1:00 -Wise Crackers (Martin de Porres Room)
Friday, July 31
8:00 -Mass for Moise Brignac, Jr., Rita Cormier, Dena Flynn, Alice Holmquist, Millie Navarro, Sid Rud
Saturday, August 1
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Bruce Dekeyzer, Andrew Henry, Marjorie Mathews, Grady Sayes, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Rowena Vidrine
5:30 -Mass for Ruth Albritton
Sunday, August 2
8:00 -Mass for Alfred Bordelon, Sr.
9:30 -Mass for Kitty Nassif
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for George Rabalais
6:00 -Mass for De’Ione Chambers
ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in loving memory of Marvin Finney and Ben, Elder and Buddy Domico by Frances Finney and family. 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 Michael Polach by Anita Wooley. 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 not to give the code to anyone, and please do not open the door for anyone.
READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 Ps 78:3-4, 23-25, 54 Eph 4:17, 20-24 Jn 6:24-35 Catechism 1524-1525
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of July 19 $ 23,095.50
Over for the week of July 19 $ 1,542.74
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC Note 07/03/2015 $ 486,287.39
Monthly Note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected HFC Note Month of July $ 7,212.33
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
“The hand of the Lord feeds us,” says the Psalmist, “he answers all our needs.” Both Elisha’s servant in the first reading and the disciples in the Gospel story who witnessed the feeding of the five thousand who saw this happen and knew it to be true.
OUR SICK: Gary Baillio, Joycelyn Bubreuil, Michael Chustz, Debra Clifton, Ronnie Firmin, Anita Guillory, Harvey Norman, Elbin Thomas, Catherine Turner, Johnny Williams
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan Andries, Harry Armand, Kaci Aymond, Mary Jane Britt, Colinda Byrnes, Bralynn Cooke, Gayle Dubea, Deacon Ray Gibson, Theresa Guillot, Tina LaBorde, Ressie Lemoine, Leah Leonard, Peggy Marcotte, Amy Marks, Brandon Mathews, Johnny Mathews, Vernon G. Mathews, Ronald Moreau, Baby Sydney Rud, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Linda Storer, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Ronnie VanGossen, Al Velotta, Jean Wehrle, Margaret Wells, John Whittington, Patsy Wilmore, Tracy Wiltse, Frank Zangla
OUR SHUT- INS: George Allen, Jr., Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Belton Beaubouef, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Nellie Bordelon, Shirley Bost, Laura Briggs, Florence Broussard, Ray Broussard, Marcelle Campo, Madeline Cancienne, Joyce Carmouche, Alfred Cook, Sr., Nancy Cook, Rita Cormier, Carmen Costa, Pat Curcio, Rebecca Curcio, Myrtis Daigre, Eileen Drerup, Yvonne Dubroc, Michael Dwyer, Grace Ellis, Elsie Farman, Gerald Flynn, Aline Garon, Loyd Gaspar, Mary Gaspard, Eula George, Jeanette Gilmore, Doris Greene, Jessie Griffin, Ruby Guilbeaux, Anita Guillory, Dorothy Harmeier, Rose Harmon, Claire Hebert, J.R. Herrin, Bertha Hopewell, Robert Jackson, Virginia Jackson, Mary Jones, Molly Kopycinski, Victoria Lacour, Patricia Lamkin, Mary Lena, Josephine Marcotte, Alice Mathews, Marjorie Mathews, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, Grace Metoyer, Clemmie Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Ovada Morgan, Hilda Naquin, Jacqueline O’Neill, Jane Ormsby, Billie Penny, Yvonne Perrin, Mary Perschy, Hazel Phillips, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Theresa Rudisell, Joyce Scallan, Howard Shores, Ina Steiner, Jane Thiels, Lloyd Trahan, Catherine Turner, Michael Turner, Susan Turner, Frances Vance, Leala Vercher, Virginia Verzwyvelt, Willie Voorhies, June Whatley, 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, Sr. Airman Stewart 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, 2nd Lt. Rachel Salpietra, AO1 Jacob Spangler, Sgt. Mallory Swinnen, SSgt. Mark Swinnen, Captain Sean P.Turner, 2nd Lt. Timothy C. Turner, 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 email@example.com. Please keep all our military and their families in your prayers.
FINANCE COUNCIL & STEWARDSHIP & PASTORAL COUNCIL will have a joint meeting on Wednesday, August 19 at 12:00 noon in the Moreau Room.
CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA): If you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141 ext 215.
WE LIVE IN CASUAL TIMES, and in the heat of the summer, we are often “dressed down”! However, I ask everyone to be conscious of their dress when attending Mass. Thank you! –Fr. Scott
NEW PARISH APP COMING SOON!! On the weekend of August 8 & 9 we will launch our own App for the iPhone, iPad and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. The App is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more.
4th QUARTER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS were mailed or emailed to all parishioners last week. If you did not receive your statement, please call Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: If you are celebrating a 25, 40, 50, 60, 65 or 70th wedding anniversary in 2015, we would like to honor you on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the 11:00 Mass and present you with a Papal Blessing in honor of your marriage from the Holy Father, Pope Francis. If you would like to participate, please call the Church Office at 445-7141 ext 214. Deadline is September 1, 2015.
Notes from the Pastor......
Next weekend we will welcome Fr. Louis Sklar who will be with us at all the Masses to speak about Vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Fr. Sklar, a former associate pastor of St. Rita (2001 - 2003) has recently been appointed as Vocations Director and Director of Seminarians for the Diocese of Alexandra. Welcome, Fr. Sklar!
Our Annual Brunch Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 15. We will begin our day with a special 8:00 AM Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary (NOT a holy day of obligation this year). Our presenter will be Msgr. Daniel Torres of the Diocese of Lake Charles, and his topic will be Mary, Our Mother. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and we will dismiss by 12:30 PM. Please call the 445-7141, ext. 214 to register!
Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the dedication of our present Church. I am pleased to announce that we are planning an“interior update” of the church to coincide with this anniversary. We are very much still in the preliminary planning phase of this project, but it will be necessary for the Church to be unoccupied during June, July and August of 2016. During that time we will celebrate Masses in the Holy Family Center. More information will be shared with you as it becomes available! –Fr. Scott
MEMORIAL MASS will be celebrated at the 5:30 Mass this weekend for all the members of St. Rita Church who have died from January 1, to June 30, 2015. Those to be remembered are Deborah Alise Aaron, Sydney Rebecca Arbour, Eudora Joseph Arsenault, Helen Barth, Elizabeth Boone, James Brocato, Gloria Faye Brooks, De’Ione Chambers, Rita Cormier, Luke Difulco, Sr., Jack Haller, Andrew Henry, Edwina Sue Manuel, Mary Matassa, Marjorie Cook Mathews, Frances Michiels, Michael Murphy, Kitty Nassif, Mildred Navarro, Lucille Robinette, Neola Deville Stewart, Mary Verzwyvelt, Leroy Villard, Henry Louis Villemarette, Gary Wehrle. Sponsored by the bereavement ministry of the parish.
WEDNESDAY EVENING MEALS: Will be served in the HOLY FAMILY CENTER beginning on September 16. They will be served from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM each Wednesday. We need many volunteers to prepare, serve and especially to clean up afterwards. Please call 445-7141 ext. 215, if you feel you can help. – Sr. Nell Murray
ATTENTION ALL ST. RITA
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
Tuesday, August 4
“Clothed and Unafraid”
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All day hiking trip to Hodges Gardens in Leesville. Breakfast served before departing as well as a picnic lunch and an outdoor Mass are all scheduled.
For more information, contact Fr. Taylor at 445-7141ext 211 or Mrs. Janet Opdenhoff at 623-0439. BBQ ½ CHICKEN FUND RAISER sponsored by the KC Council #1134 to benefit St. Mary’s Training School on Sunday, August 2 beginning at 10:00 AM until they run out, in the Holy Family Center. Dinners are $8.00, eat in or take out. Please help support this
ATTENTION ALL PRESENT
AND NEW ALTAR SERVERS
IN GRADES 4 AND ABOVE:
3rd Annual Altar Server Get Together
Saturday, August 22
11:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Four Seasons Bowling Alley
3510 North Blvd
BOWLING, LUNCH & PRIZES!!
Come join us for lots of fun!
Please call Courtney Brinkman, 445-7141 x 217 to let us know if you can attend.