HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY LABOR DAY!
Please pray for all workers and those who are unemployed...
CCD REGISTRATION DUE NOW!
call 445-7141 ext 217 to register!!
OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE MASS
next weekend at 11:00 AM
PARISH PICNIC following
11:00 AM MASS next weekend
see back of bulletin for details
Saturday, September 5
4:00 -Mass for all Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, John Day, Nelda Fontenot, Harry Gamble, Joe Grabowski, Earline Leavines, Julius Michiels, Kitty Nassif, Hamp Reed, Grady Sayes, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Special Intention
5:30 -Mass for Loretta Bohrer
Sunday, September 6
8:00 -Mass for Kevin Thiels
9:30 -Mass for Toney and Marie Carcara
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Helen Barth
6:00 -Mass for Mancel and Ura Brouillette
Monday, September 7
8:00 -Mass for Kitty Nassif
Tuesday, September 8
8:00 -Mass for Elizabeth Boone
10:00-Mass at Lexington House for Annette Merritt
12:00-Women of Grace
Wednesday, September 9
8:00 -Mass for Nina Claire Mathews
Thursday, September 10
8:00 -Mass for Mary Alice Weston
1:00 -Wise Crackers (Martin de Porres Room)
5:30 -Altar and Rosary (HFC foyer)
Friday, September 11
8:00 -Mass for Emile Belgard, Dena Flynn, John and Faye Pontif, Sid Rud, Sylvia Tumminello
Saturday, September 12
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Rita Cormier, Sam and Myrtle Debona, Bruce Dekeyzer, Harry Gainer, Harry Gamble, Bob Leavines, Julius Michiels, John and Lena Rini, Steve Tatum, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Louis and Girlie Mathews family
5:30 -Mass for Daniel Juneau. Sr.
Sunday, September 13
8:00 -Mass for Alfred Bordelon, Sr.
9:30 -Mass for Emile Belgard
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Edna Rabalais
6:00 -Mass for Luke Dufulco, Sr.
ALTAR FLOWERS: Flowers are $75 for both arrangements. Call 445-7141 ext 214 to order.
ALTAR SANCTUARY LAMPS were provided in loving memory of Grady Sayes by Van and Jackey Tassin; and Howard Shores by Gene and Jenny Cicardo, Jr. 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: Is 50:5-9a Ps 116:1-6, 8-9 Jas 2:14-18 Mk 8:27-35 Catechism 599-605
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS Regular Collection
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of August 30 $ 24,474.35
Over for the week of August 30 $ 2,921.59
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC Note 08/04/2015 $ 472,115.90
Monthly Note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected HFC Note Month of August $ 12,084.00
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
The good steward must not show favoritism. The rich may have many material gifts to share, but St. James reminds us in the second reading that God has chosen the world’s poor to be rich in faith and inheritors of God’ kingdom.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: George Henkel, Veronica Jacobs
OUR SICK: Mary Jane Andrews, Gary Baillio, Jerri Brittain, Jacques Crochet, Lester Gremillion, Peggy Marcotte, Charles Medica, Sophie Nassif, Michael Perry, Shirley Rini, Rickey Sayes, Vic Tolito
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan Andries, Harry Armand, Jennifer Auzenne, Mary Jane Britt, Colinda Byrnes, Helen Candiloro, Bralynn Cooke, Gayle Dubea, Tina LaBorde, Ressie Lemoine, Leah Leonard, Amy Marks, Ronald Moreau, Baby Sydney Rud, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Linda Storer, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Darrell Vandersypen, Ronnie VanGossen, Al Velotta, Jean Wehrle, John Whittington, Patsy Wilmore, Tracy Wiltse, Frank Zangla
OUR SHUT- INS: Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Belton Beaubouef, Margaret Beaubouef, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Yvonne Bolton, Nellie Bordelon, Shirley Bost, Laura Briggs, Florence Broussard, Ray Broussard, Marcelle Campo, Madeline Cancienne, Joyce Carmouche, Alfred Cook, Sr., Nancy Cook, 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, Lois Gauthier, Jeanette Gilmore, Doris Greene, Jessie Griffin, Ruby Guilbeaux, Anita Guillory, Dorothy Harmeier, 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, Eula Maumphrey, Altha Mayeux, Dorothy McGee, Clemmie Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Ovada Morgan, Hilda Naquin, Sophie Nassif, Jacqueline O’Neill, Jane Ormsby, Billie Penny, Yvonne Perrin, Michael Perry, Mary Perschy, June Peterson, Hazel Phillips, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Willis Rabalais, Theresa Rudisell, Ava Salih, Joyce Scallan, Ina Steiner, Jane Thiels, Lloyd Trahan, Catherine Turner, Michael Turner, Susan Turner, Frances Vance, Leala Vercher, Virginia Verzwyvelt, Willie Voorhies, June Whatley, Gloria White, John White, Elcho Young
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY: Captain Greg Abide, Arail 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.
PARISH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED for the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 7.
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLLECTION: The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, located in Washington, D.C. It provides an academically rigorous education guided by Catholic intellectual tradition to 6,000 students every year. Next week is the national collection for the Catholic University of America. Every dollar we give, directly supports financial aid for students from dioceses across the country, including the Diocese of Alexandria. Please be generous to this collection.
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW PARISH APP!! Our new St. Rita App is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Our App allows us to send you useful and important messages throughout the week regarding our parish life and events, and allow you to reply to messages or RSVP for events!
So be sure to download the App by visiting myparishapp.com or searching for myparish on your phone’s App store.
Notes from the Pastor...
Next weekend we will welcome Bishop Ronald Herzog to celebrate our Diamond Jubilee Mass at 11:00 AM! I am also pleased to welcome our “native sons” who will concelebrate: Fr. Jim Ferguson, Fr. Kenneth Michiels, Fr. Vic Veade, Fr. Paul LaPalme, and Fr. Rickey Gremillion; and our immediate former pastor, Fr. Bruce Miller. Please join us for this 75th Anniversary celebration and afterwards at our Diamond Jubilee Parish Picnic! –Fr. Scott
CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA): If you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141 ext 215. Sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 PM in the Holy Family Center.
ATTENTION MEN OF THE PARISH! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We are pleased to offer our second Men’s Day of Reflection entitled MEN OF GOD, CALLED TO PRAYER on Saturday, October 10, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM, in the Holy Family Center. Our day will center on prayer, particularly the prayer of the Holy Rosary. We will view a film about the apparitions of our Lady of Fatima entitled The 13th Day, and there will be time for discussion and reflection. Lunch will be served. Our day will conclude with a “Public Square Rosary” at 2:00 PM, to which ALL will be invited. More details will be forthcoming! Plan to join us!
– Fr. Scott & Fr. Taylor
YOUTH CHOIRS: Participation in a musical group has long-reaching benefits. We offer several opportunities for our parishioners, beginning with the Choristers for those in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades; Youth Choir for those in 6th - 12th grades. There are brochures in the church foyer, or you can contact Melva Villard, firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-442-3428 for further information. Come and sing with us; you will be blessed. First practice is Wednesday, September 16, 4:00 PM. – Mrs. Melva Villard
ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY will meet on Thursday, September 10 at 5:30 PM in the Holy Family Center Foyer. All ladies of the parish are invited to join us. –Mrs. Jean Hollier, President
WISE CRACKERS are senior ladies who meet once a week for fellowship and quilting. Can’t sew, no problem there is plenty of cutting, piecing together and fun for all. They meet on Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the St. Martin Room at the Holy Family Center. For more information call 445-7120.
ST. RITA PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
CCD (Pre K - 8th Grade) begins Wednesday,
September 16 (6:00 - 7:15 PM)
9th Grade Bible Study begins Wednesday,
September 16 (6:00 - 7:15 PM)
1st Year Confirmation Preparation begins Wednesday,
September 16 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)
2nd Year Confirmation Preparation begins Wednesday,
September 23 (6:00 - 7:30 PM)
For more information or to register, call the parish office at 445-7120
ST. VINCENT de PAUL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO WORK IN THE STORE! Just a few hours a month would be a great help! The store is open Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. For more information or to volunteer, call 473-0887.
ST. RITA MINI FALL FESTIVAL
October 24, 2015
This year we are doing a scaled down version of our prior Fall Festivals.
Fair will be held on Saturday,
October 24 from 4:00 - 8:30 PM.
“St. Rita” Chicken & Sausage Gumbo beginning at 4:00 PM, $6.00 a bowl.
For the Children: Costume Contest at 5:00 PM and Carnival from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Trunk or Treat sponsored by St. Rita Youth!
BINGO from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
We ARE NOT doing a White Elephant or Silent Auction this year.
Donations will be accepted for the Country Store and the Sweet Shop ONLY!!!