INDEPENDENCE DAY MASS, 8:00 AM, Saturday, July 4th!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JULY 13 - 17
Registration online at www.strita.org
under Religious Formation tab
Saturday, June 27
4:00 -Mass for all Thelma & Patty Allen, Helen Barth, De’ione Chambers, Harry Gainer, Lena Medica, Elaine “Smokie” Michiels, Julius Michiels, Al & Kitty Nassif, Steve Tatum, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, deceased members of the DeRamus, Gallien, Haley, & Moreau families
5:30 -Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
Sunday, June 28
8:00 -Mass for George and Edna Rabalais
9:30 -Mass for Daniel Juneau
11:00-Mass for the people of the parish
12:30-Spanish Mass for Michael Ramos
6:00 -Mass for Laura Longo
Monday, June 29
8:00 -Mass in thanksgiving for Jerry Leglue and his family for sharing his knowledge
Tuesday, June 30
8:00 -Mass for Eleanor C. Roberts
10:00-Mass at Lexington House for Joseph Locker
Wednesday, July 1
8:00 -Mass for Luke Difulco
11:00-July 4th Sr. Party (HFC)
Thursday, July 2
8:00 -Mass for Linda Locker
1:00 -NO Wise Crackers (Martin de Porres Room)
Friday, July 3
8:00 -Mass for Rita Cormier, Dena Flynn, Majorie Mathews, Millie Navarro, Sid Rud, Cornelia Vanlengandonck
Saturday, July 4
8:00 -Mass for Freedom to Bear Witness
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Helen Barth, De’ione Chambers, John Day, Bruce Dekeyzer, Harry Gainer, Elaine “Smokie” Michiels, Julius Michiels, Al and Kitty Nassif, Steve Tatum, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Frank and Celestine Zangla, Living and deceased members of the Louis and Girlie Mathews family
5:30 -Mass for Ruth Albritton
Sunday, July 5
8:00 -Mass for Helen Barth
9:30 -Mass for Nelda Fontenot
11:00-Mass for all living and deceased fathers of the parish
12:30-Spanish Mass for Edna Rabalais
6:00 -Mass for Luke Difulco, Sr.
ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in loving memory of Kitty Nassif by her 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 Sonny Fetsko by Anita Wooley; and Grady Sayes by Van and Jackey Tassin. 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: Ez 2, 2-5 Ps 122 (123), 1-2, 3-4, 2, Cor 12, 7-10 Mk 6, 1-6Catechism 153-165
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of June 21 $ 26,731.66
Over for the week of June 21 $ 5,178.90
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC Note 06/04/2015 $ 510,062.93
Monthly Note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected HFC Note Month of June $ 7,338.51
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Today’s reading from St. Paul explains the “divine economy” of stewardship- “The relief of others ought not to impoverish you; there should be a certain equality. Your plenty at the present time should supply their need so that their surplus may in turn one day supply your need.”
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Majorie Mathews, Leroy Villard, Gary Wehrle
OUR SICK: Yvonne Bolton, Denise Breaux, Ann Marie Bruner, Sherril Clifton, Michael Dwyer, Charles Feduccia, Harry Gamble, Anita Guillory, Katie Hiland, Caroline Meyer, Patricia Mitchell, Ronald Moreau, Harry Normand, Linda Storer, Louis Villmarette, Frank Zangla
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan Andries, Harry Armand, Jennifer Auzenne, Mary Jane Britt, Colinda Byrnes, Joan Chambers, Bralynn Cooke, Gayle Dubea, William Fontenot, Deacon Ray Gibson, Patricia Glorosio, Tina LaBorde, Ressie Lemoine, Leah Leonard, Peggy Marcotte, Amy Marks, Gussie Robin, Baby Sydney Rud, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Betty Tassin, Byron Thevenote, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Ronnie VanGossen, Al Velotta, Jean Wehrle, John Whittington, Johnny Williams, Patsy Wilmore, Tracy Wiltse
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, 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.
PARISH OFFICES will be closed on Thursday, July 2nd and Friday July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL STORE will be closed Friday July 3rd.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION is taken up worldwide to support the most disadvantaged; victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters and others in need of emergency assistance. Pope Benedict XVI has said, “It is necessary above all that every person be motivated by the authentic spirit of peace” (Homily, January 1, 2011). Cast the peace of Christ upon the world–please be generous to this collection.
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 Seminarian Derek Ducote for the remainder of the summer! Derek will be entering his second year of theological studies at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans this fall.
Derek taught Religion at Holy Savior Menard for five years before returning to seminary two years ago. He is a native of Alexandria and the son of Kelly and Chris Ducote. His home parish is St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Please join me in welcoming Derek Ducote to St. Rita!
Please join us as we conclude the Fortnight For Freedom on Saturday, July 4 at a special 8:00 AM Mass for Independence Day. – Fr. Scott
ATTENTION 10TH GRADERS who are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2017. Confirmation preparation will begin in September for 10th Graders. If you would like to register for Confirmation, call Christine Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 216. –Ms. Christine Gormsen
ST. RITA VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held on Monday-Friday, July 13-17 8:00 AM-12:15 PM in the Holy Family Center for grades PK-6. Online registration is now available on our website! VBS is free of charge for parishioners (donations accepted) and if you are not a parishioner the charge is $25.00 per family. You may drop your payment off at the church office or in the offering basket at mass.
4TH OF JULY SENIORS POTLUCK on Wednesday, July 1, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Holy Family Center. The parish will provide the meat and drinks. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite pot luck dish. Join us for fellowship and Bingo!! To RSVP call 445-7141 ext 214. All Seniors of the parish are invited to attend.
76th ANNUAL TEKAKWITHA CONFERENCE will be held July 22-26 at the Riverfront Center in Alexandria. Volunteers are needed to work with the youth. For more information contact Mary Ann Reddoch at (318) 277-0545 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUS TRAINING SESSIONS
Tuesday, June 23rd – 6:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Center
Tuesday, August 4th – 1:30 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Center
Every adult who works/volunteers with children/youth in the Diocese of Alexandria’s churches/schools must attend the VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children sexual abuse awareness training. You must pre-register by going to www.virtus.org and click on Registration (on left side of screen) to begin the process
ATTENTION ALL ST. RITA
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
Mark your Calendars for these summer events!!
Sunday, July 5
A night of food, friends and frisbee!
Youth are invited to come to the 6:00 PM Mass and immediately after Mass go to the Holy Family Center for the events. Youth are also asked to wear comfortable bright colors!!
Sunday, July 19
Youth are invited to come to the 6:00 PM Mass and immediately after Mass go to the Holy Family Center for a night where youth will a have a chance to hear a talk given by Sr. Trone du Roi SSVM on the call of faith in our modern world as well and an “open panel” for the youth to ask questions to Sister and Fr. Taylor followed by praise and worship.
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.