• Sunday Bulletin, September 21, 2014
      CATECHETICAL SUNDAY:
      Teaching about God’s
      Gift of Forgiveness
      Commissioning of All Catechists
      at the 9:30 AM Mass

      SUNDAY BREAKFAST
      sponsored by the KC Council #1134
      after 8:00 & 9:30 Mass
      in the Holy Family Center

      VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
      LUNCHEON NEXT SUNDAY
      12 Noon, Holy Family Center...
      all parish volunteers are invited!

      PARISH CALENDAR

      Saturday, September 20

      4:00        -Mass for Joyce Adams, Thelma & Patty Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Larry Cancienne, John Day, Bruce Dekeyzer, Jack Dekeyzer, W.C. Johnson, Ervin Riche, Kevin Sanchez, Grady Sayes, Ruby Trahan,  Julie Dekeyzer Williams
      5:30        -Mass for Laura Longo

      Sunday, September 21
      8:00    -Mass for John and Faye Pontif
      9:30    -Mass for Jules LaCour
                  -NO Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
      11:00    -Mass for the people of the parish
                  -NO Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
      12:30    -Spanish Mass for Sue Neal
      6:00    -Mass for Stanley Hanhart

      Monday, September 22
      8:00    -Mass for Barbara Laborde
      6:30    -First Reconciliation Parents Meeting (HFC)

      Tuesday, September 23
      8:00    -Mass for Wanda Burrows
      10:00    -Mass at Lexington House Nursing Home for Alma, Anna Mae, Dan and Gibbon Mayeux  

      Wednesday, September 24
      8:00    -Mass for Kevin Thiels
      4:30    -Wednesday Evening Meal (HFC)
      6:00    -CCD & 9th Grade Program (HFC

      Thursday, September 25
      8:00    -Mass for Julius Michiels
      5:00    -Catholic Daughters (HFC Foyer)

      Friday, September 26
      8:00    -Mass for Dena Flynn, Sid Rud, Strut and Sue Vanderlick

      Saturday, September 27
      4:00    -Mass for Joyce Adams, Thelma & Patti Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Larry Cancienne, Sam and Myrtle Debona, Bruce Dekeyzer, Lannie Guillory, Sal and John Manichia, Annette Merritt, Ervin Riche, Kevin Sanchez, Ruby Trahan, Frank and Celestine Zangla
      5:30    - Mass for Barbara Jeansonne

      Sunday, September 28
      8:00    -Mass for Glen Scarborough
      9:30    -Mass for James Ochsenfield
                  -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 Mary Lee Foreman
      6:00    -Mass for Brandon LaBorde

      ALTAR FLOWERS were donated in memory of Dorothy Hagan by Gordon Hagan and Mary Snow. 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 Grady Sayes by Shirley Sayes and family. If you are interested in having a loved one remembered by providing the sanctuary lamps, call the church office at 445-7141 ext 214. $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 18:25-28 Ps 125:4-9 Phl 2:1-11 or 2:1-5 Mt 21:28-32 Catechism 2006-2011

      WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL: 4:30 - 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Center, this week’s menu: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, Dessert, Tea. Cost is $5.00. Workers this week are the Altar and Rosary Society members and the weekly regulars. For more information call 445-7141 ext 214. Please join us for delicious food and fellowship!

      OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS

      Regular Collection    
      Average expenses for week                                   $21,552.76
      Gifts for the week of September 14                        $21,612.21
      Over for the week of September 14                              $59.45
      Holy Family Center    
      Balance on HFC Note 09/04/2014                       $690,545.21
      Collected on Pledges Month of Sept                        $7,003.99
      Balance on School Loan 09/04/2014                     $75,051.87

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

          In today’s Gospel, the vineyard owner says. “I am free to do as I please with my money, am I not?” We are likewise free. Is a generous return to the Lord in thanksgiving for His many blessings among the choices we have made?

      OUR SICK: Kimberly Ashwood, Jennifer Auzenne, Charles Ballsworth, Jack Haller, Donna LaCaze, Johnnie Morino, Bertha Paul, Amanda Perrotti, Josephine Richardson, Tammie Swafford, Hoyle Stockman, Afton Sylvester, Joshua Wells

      RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan  Andries, Mary Jane Britt, Dub Carruth, Bralynn Cooke, Pat Curcio,Debra Davidson,  Gayle Dubea, Diane Geisel, Sharon Henry, Patricia Glorioso, Fr. George Krosfield, Tina LaBorde, Donna LaCaze, Ressie Lemoine, Landon Pyburn, Erica Stewart, Mike Tassin, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Jean Wehrle, John Whittington, Donald Young, Frank Zangla

      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, Margie Braud, 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, Anita Guillory, Jack Haller, Dorothy Harmeier, Rose Harmon, Claire Hebert, Bertha Hopewell, Virginia Jackson, Mary Jones, Tess Kirkwood, Patricia Lamkin, Alice LeJeune, 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, Josie Richardson, Lucille Robinette,  Theresa Rudisill, Joyce Scallan, Acadia St.Dozier, Phyllis St. Romain, Ina Steiner, Enola Stewart, Marie Swido, Jane Thiels, 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, PFC 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, Maddie Runyan, 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.

      CATECHIST COMMISSIONING: This Sunday, September 21st  at the 9:30 Mass, we will celebrate  Catechetical Sunday, a time when we honor all of those who are involved in any educational ministries in our parish. The theme this year is Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness. This includes CCD Teachers, Aides, Children’s Liturgy volunteers, Confirmation and RCIA team.    –Sr. Nell Murray

      RITE OF ACCEPTANCE for 1st year confirmation candidates next Sunday, September 28 at the 6:00 Mass.  All 1st year confirmation candidates and sponsors are  asked to meet in the church foyer no later than 5:40 PM.    
                                                      – Ms. Christine Gormsen

      Pastor’s Notes... 

       Our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for all parish volunteers is set for next Sunday, September 28 at 12 Noon in the Holy Family Center.   This is our way of saying thank you to all who give of their time and talent in a wide variety of ministries to the parish!  All volunteers are asked to join us. 

          If you are a Eucharistic Server or a Lector, and were unable to attend the meeting after all Masses last weekend, please call Mrs. Courtney Brinkman at 445-7141, extension 217.  We want to keep our lists current.  We will have a commissioning of all Eucharistic Servers and Lectors at Masses the weekend of January 10 and 11, 2015.    
                                                                                    –Fr. Scott

      1st RECONCILIATION MEETING for all 2nd grade parents on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 PM in the Holy Family Center. This meeting is for parents only, no children please.     – Sr. Nell Murray

      MISSALETTE ADS: If you have a business, and would like to advertise in our Missalette, please call Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210. Ads are located on the front cover of the hymnals. Small ads are $150 and large ads are $275. Ads are reworked and redone in October. The new ads will be replaced on the first Sunday of Advent.    – Mrs. Etta Ohrt

      WISE CRACKERS are senior ladies who meet once a week for fellowship. They meet on Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the St. Martin de Porres Room at the Holy Family Center. For more information call Sr. Hannah at 445-7141 ext 216. 

      FALL FESTIVAL RAFFLE: Raffle tickets for the Fall Festival are ready to sell!!!  If you would like to sell some tickets for us, you can pick up the tickets at the parish office during normal office hours.  The prizes are 1st prize; $500, 2nd prize; $300 and 3rd prize is $200.  The drawing is Sunday, October 26 at 3:00 PM.

      CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS COURT BISHOP DESMOND will meet on Thursday, September 25 at 5:00 PM in the Holy Family Center Foyer.  All ladies of the parish are invited to join us!    –Mrs. Ona Wilson

      LADIES DAY RETREAT sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Desmond #1459 on Saturday, September 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Holy Family Center. Closing with 4:00 PM Mass. There is no cost for this retreat. Lunch will be provided. Please join us for a day of Spiritual Enrichment and see what we are all about.  All ladies of the parish are invited to join us. For more information, call Ona Wilson at 640-2159 or 880-5245.

       
      ST. RITA FALL FESTIVAL 2014

      We are asking for Silent Auction, 
      Country Store and White Elephant items for this year's
       Fall Festival, October 25 & 26.

      Furniture, Antiques, Collectables, Nic Nacks, Dishes, Homemade Crafts, Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Crocheted or Cross Stitched etc... 

      WE ARE COLLECTING ITEMS FOR WHITE ELEPHANT!!!  
      PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY CLOTHES.


      Your donations may be dropped off in the back of  the Holy Family Center  by the wall of glass windows, between the hours of 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 
      PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANYTHING ON THE WEEKEND. 

      Contact Debbie Brown, 445-7141 ext 214 or Etta Ohrt, 445-7141 ext 210 
      for further information.

      MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT: The Office of Religious Formation and Training is hosting a Married Couples Retreat for all married couples with Chris O’Neill, a professor and currently a teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hammond. The retreat begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday and ends at noon on Sunday. It will be held at Maryhill Renewal Center - Ducote Hall. The cost is 120/couple and includes one night stay with meals.  To register on-line or for more information, call 318-445-6424 ext 221 or www.diocesealex.org/youngadultministry