10TH & 11TH GRADE
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS & PARENTS
CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION MEETING
Wednesday, August 24
in the Holy Family Center
5 :30 PM – Holy Savior Menard Students
6:30 PM – Public & Non Catholic Private School Students
FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, August 23, 12:00 noon
STEWARDSHIP & PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, August 25, 12:00 noon
Saturday, August 20
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Christain Bohrer, Jack Dekeyzer, Lucille Dunn, Robert Herbert, Mary Margaret Matassa, Patricia O’Neill, John and Lena Rini, Howard Shores, Victor John Tolito, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Julie Dekeyzer Williams, Living and deceased members of the Louis and Girlie Mathews family
5:30 -Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer
Sunday, August 21
8:00 -Mass for Alice Mathews
9:30 -Mass for John and Faye Pontif
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Mary Weston
6:00 -Mass for Brenda Seiler
Monday, August 22
8:00 -Mass for the intention of the Cheek Family
Tuesday, August 23
8:00 -Mass for Patricia O’Neill
10:00 -Mass at Lexington Nursing Home for Fred Geisel
12:00 -Finance Council Meeting (BBM room)
Wednesday, August 24
8:00 -Mass for Julius Michiels
6:30 -Confirmation Orientation for all 10th graders (HFC)
Thursday, August 25
8:00 -Mass for John Day
12:00 -Stewardship & Pastoral Council Meeting (BBM room)
Friday, August 26
8:00 -Mass for Joyce Adams, Dena Flynn, Mary Margaret Matassa, Dick Mathews, Sid Rud, Joe Serio, Kevin Thiels
Saturday, August 27
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Alfred and Rhonda Bordelon, Toney & Marie Carrara, Carolyn Gibson, W.C. Johnson, Mary Margaret Matassa, Patricia O’Neill, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Living & deceased members of the Louis and Girlie Mathews Families, Intention of Myrtis Daigre Family
5:30 -Mass for Jules Lacour
Sunday, August 28
8:00 -Mass for Elda Hess
9:30 -Mass for Lorraine Doucette
11:00 -Mass for all people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for George Rabalais
6:00 -Mass for the intention of Mary Jane Britt
ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in loving memory of Howard Shores by Sadie Shores, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 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 Toni Lynn Hogue by Jorge and Phyllis Vilar. 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: Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Ps 68:4-7, 10-11 Heb12:18-19, 22-24a Lk 14:1, 7, 14 Catechism 2443-2449
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of August 14 $ 16,233.55
Short for the week of August 14 $ 5,319.21
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC note 08/01/16 $ 273,700.04
Monthly note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected on HFC month of August $ 6,802.33
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Today’s reading from Isaiah describes the Isralites bringing their offering to the Lord “in clean vessels.” The gift of myself–my patient endurance and fidelity to the will of God–is as important as the monetary gift I offer.
OUR SICK: Shirley Agliano, Barbara Ducote, Stacy Johnson, Caroline Lemoine, Ronald Mayeaux, Jr. Cynthia Parker, Charles Roberts, Floyd Tyler, Darrel Vandersypen, Linda Vandersypen, Sharon Yarbrough
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: John Adams, Joan Andries, Alice Anger, Jennifer Auzenne, Ed Ball, Mable Dutton, Deacon Ray Gibson, Joy Hodges, Jim Hollier, Ressie Lemoine, Charlene Luno, Amy Marks, Otis Monroe, Augustine Normand, Nita Parker, Terry Parker, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Linda Vandersypen, Ilene VanGossen, Eric Watkins, Frank Zangla
OUR SHUT- INS: Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Margaret Beaubouef, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Nellie Bordelon, Shirley Bost, Florence Broussard, Ray Broussard, Marcelle Campo, Joyce Carmouche, Alfred Cook, Sr., Nancy Cook, Carmen Costa, Rebecca Curcio, Myrtis Daigre, Bennye David, Edith Dixon, Yvonne Dubroc, Houston Dunn, Michael Dwyer, Elsie Farman, Aline Garon, Mary Gaspard, Mary Gauthier, Jeanette Gilmore, Jessie Griffin, Ruby Guilbeaux, Anita Guillory, Dorothy Harmeier, Claire Hebert, J.R. Herrin, Bertha Hopewell, Virginia Jackson, Audrey Jusselin, Caroll Jusselin, Molly Kopycinski, Joyce Laborde, Victoria Lacour, Patricia Lamkin, Peggy Lamkin, Ruth Lejeune, Mary Lena, Josephine Marcotte, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, Eliska Michel, Clemmie Michiels, Eliska Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Ovada Morgan, Patsy Myers, Hilda Naquin, Jane Ormsby, Yvonne Perrin, Mary Perschy, June Peterson, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Jocelyn Prescott, Willis Rabalais, Shirley Rini, Arispa Rue, Ava Salih, Joyce Scallan, Pat Schneider, Jeannette Smith, Mary Snow, Ina Steiner, Jane Thiels, Lloyd Trahan, Catherine Turner, Michael Turner, Susan Turner, Leala Vercher, Virginia Verzwyvelt, Willie Voorhies, Gloria White, Anita Wooley, 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, 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, Captain Christina Frazier, Captain Mike Frazier, Sgt. Matthew Gallagher, Carl Greene, SFC Steven C. Looney, HM3 Jacob A. Orlando, HN Christian Perkins, Greg Perkins, 2nd Lt. Rachel Salpietra, PVT Morley Setliff, PFC Michael Smilie, 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.
Notes from the Pastor...
Welcome Home! We are all so glad to be back in our Church, and I hope that you find the renovations beautiful! I am very pleased with how the Stations of the Cross, the Statues, and the Altar all stand out as beautiful focal points.
Only a few minor details are unfinished. The back wall is awaiting new acoustic materials that should be hung within the next few weeks. And the cushion for the handicapped pew is not yet ready. Other than that, what you will see is the final beauty of our Church for many years to come!
Please join me in thanking our interior designer/contractor, Jacqueline Whittle, and the committee with which she worked: Patti Williams, Veronica Duncan, Lil Villemez, Sr. Nell Murray, and myself. A job well done!
Attention: 10th & 11th Grade Confirmation Candidates and Parents
Holy Savior Menard Orientation Meeting
August 24, 2016
5:30 - 6:00 PM Holy Family Center
Public School , Non Catholic Private School Orientation Meeting
August 24, 2016
6:30 - 7:30 PM Holy Family Center
Contact: Janet Opdenhoff, 445-7141 ext 213
COLLECTION FOR LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS. Please continue to pray for all those impacted by the flooding in Louisiana, many of whom are our relatives and friends. This weekend, I invite you to make a donation using a pew envelope clearly marked “Disaster Relief,” or write “Disaster Relief” in the memo line of your check. These will be taken with the regular offertory. These monies will be sent to the Diocese of Baton Rouge for distribution among the Church parishes and people who have been affected. Thank you for your generosity. –Fr. Scott
CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA)–If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell Murray at 445-7141 ext. 215. We are glad to work within your schedule and help you in any way to become a Catholic. Come and talk to us.
–Sr. Nell Murray
RELIGION INSTRUCTION CLASSES (CCD) for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:15 PM. Classes will be held in the Holy Family Center beginning on September 14 for grades Pre-K thru 8. If you were not able to attend the registration meeting last Wednesday night, you can register your child online. Go to www.strita.org Religious Education, CCD Online registration form. Fill out the form and pay registration by clicking the pay button at the bottom of the form.
–Sr. Nell Murray
LADIES DAY RETREAT, Saturday September 17, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Holy Family Center. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court Desmond and Woman on Grace. For more information contact, Ona Wilson at 640-2159 and Desi Martin at 277-5015.
ALL HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
Back to School Youth Night & Cookout
Sunday, August 21
after the 6:00 PM Mass
7:00 - 8:45 PM
behind the Holy Family Center
Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel,
we will have a water slide & water games !!
Come have some fun and bring a friend.
ST. RITA YOUTH GROUP is collecting items for the flood victims in Baton Rouge. Items needed are twin size bed sheets, blankets, diapers, cleaning supplies, supplies to make bag lunches (such as ZipLoc bags, brown sandwich bags, packets of condiments, small bags of chips), first aid supplies, and Visa or Mastercard gift cards. Items can be dropped off after Mass in the Sacristy or at the parish office. For more information, contact James Opdenhoff at 419-4409. Thank you for your continued support!