MAINTENANCE SHOP & KC MEETING ROOM
following 9:30 AM Mass this Sunday, March 1
BLESSING OF DIVINE MERCY IMAGE
IN CHURCH FOYER
following 11:00 AM Mass this Sunday, March 1
KC FISH FRY – FRIDAY, MARCH 6,
(Take Outs Only)
5:00 - 7:00 Holy Family Center
ATTENTION MEN OF THE PARISH!
SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR
LENTEN DAY RETREAT,
SATURDAY, MARCH 14.
Call 445-7141, ext. 214
Saturday, February 28
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Theresa Alwell, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Carl Bordelon, Bruce Dekeyzer, Marvin Finney, Jack Haller, Sr., Tamara Osborne, Geraldine Verzwyvelt
5:30 - Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
Sunday, March 1
8:00 -Mass for Brandon Laborde
9:30 -Mass for Julius Michiels
-Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
1:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
-Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
12:30 -Spanish Mass for John Ramos
6:00 -Mass for Henry Ardoin
Monday, March 2
8:00 -Mass for Wanda Burrows
12:00 -Stewardship and Pastoral Council Meeting (Moreau Room)
6:00 -Women of Grace Meeting (HFC)
Tuesday, March 3
8:00 -Mass for Nelda Fontenot
10:00 -Mass at Lexington House for Annette Merritt
Wednesday, March 4
8:00 -Mass for Julius Michiels
4:45 -Wednesday Evening Meal (HFC)
6:00 -CCD Classes
6:00 -9th Grade Youth Program (Youth Room)
6:00 -1st Year Confirmation Class (KC Room)
Thursday, March 5
8:00 -Mass for Barbara Jeansonne
1:00 -Wise Crackers (Martin dePorres room)
6:30 -KC 1134 Meeting (KC Room)
Friday, March 6
8:00 -Mass for Dena Flynn, Jack Haller, Sr., Sid Rud
2:00 -Way of the Cross (Church)
5:00 -Fish Fry sponsored by KC Council #1134 (HFC)
5:30 -Way of the Cross (Church)
Saturday, March 7
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Carl Bordelon, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Sam & Myrtle Debona, Jack Dekeyzer, Luke Difulco, Geraldine Verzwyvelt, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
5:30 -Mass for Ruth Albritton
Sunday, March 8
8:00 -Mass for Billy Geisel
9:30 -Mass for Mary Alice Weston
-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 Pauline Crawford
6:00 -Mass for Brandon Glaze
ALTAR FLOWERS are not allowed during lent. If you are interested in donating fresh flowers for the altar after Easter call the church office at 445-7141 ext 214. Flowers are $75 for both arrangements.
ALTAR SANCTUARY LAMP was provided in loving memory of George Rabalais by his family; and Gervis and Ian Tyler by Floyd and Cleo Tyler. 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 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 Ps 19:8-11 1 Cor 1:22-25 Jn 2:13-25 Catechism 583-586 or 797-798
WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL 4:30 - 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Center, this week’s menu: Beef Tips, Rice and Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Roll, Dessert, and Tea. Cost is $5.00 for dine in or take out. Workers this week are Sue Douglas, Melba Dutton, Frances Johnson, Ann Masden, Phyllis Vilar. For more information call 445-7141 ext 214. Please join us for delicious food and fellowship!
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $21,552.76
Gifts for the week of February 22 $20,599.13
Short for the week of February 22 $953.63
Lent Weekday Collection $555.51
Ash Wednesday Collection
Central & Eastern Europe $3,186.35
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC Note 02/04/2015 $586,255.57
Collected on Pledges Month of Feb $18,207.71
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. St. Paul reminds us that God Himself “did not spare His own Son.” Jesus’ death was God’s greatest gift to us. He gave his only Son so we may have eternal life!
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Helen Barth, Mary Pawloske
OUR SICK: Anna Basco, Sally Credeur, Michael Dwyer, Perry Grivette, Willis Rabalais, Audrine Riche, David Tran, Margaret Wells, Frank Zangla
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan Andries, Mary Jane Britt, Matthew Caine, Bralynn Cooke, Gayle Dubea, Deacon Ray Gibson, Fr. Vivian Joffrion, George Krosfield, Tina LaBorde, Leah Leonard, Ressie Lemoine, Peggy Marcotte, Millie Navarro, Baby Sydney Rud, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Kenneth Trahan, Ronnie VanGossen, Henry Vanderlick, Sonya Vaughn, Al Velotta, Jean Wehrle, Lorraine Wright, John Whittington, Patsy Wilmore
OUR SHUT- INS: Harry Armand, Virgie Armand, Eudore Arsenault, Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Belton Beaubouef, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Nellie Bordelon, Shirley Bost, Florence 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, Thelma Elie, Grace Ellis, Elsie Farman, Gerald Flynn, Aline Garon, Loyd Gaspar, Mary Gaspard, Lois Gauthier, Eula George, Jeanette Gilmore, Doris Greene, Jessie Griffin, Ruby Guilbeaux, Anita Guillory, Dorothy Harmeier, Rose Harmon, Claire Hebert, J.R. Herrin, Bertha Hopewell, Virginia Jackson, Anne Jones, Mary Jones, Victoria Lacour, Patricia Lamkin, Josephine Marcotte, Alice Mathews, Marjorie Mathews, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, Clemmie Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Grace Metoyer, Ovada Morgan, Hilda Naquin, Connie Nasello, Kitty Nassif, Jacqueline O’Neal, Billie Penny, Yvonne Perrin, Hazel Phillips, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Joyce Scallan, Acadia St.Dozier, Ina Steiner, Jane Thiels, Lloyd Trahan, Catherine Turner, Michael Turner, Susan Turner, Frances Vance, Leala Vercher, Virginia Verzwyvelt, Willie Voorhies, Ruby Williams, 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, 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, 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 email@example.com. Please remember to keep all our military and their families in your prayers.
STEWARDSHIP & PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING on Monday, March 2 at 12:00 noon in the Moreau Room.
Notes from the Pastor......
ATTENTION MEN OF THE PARISH! SIGN UP NOW FOR OUR MEN’S LENTEN RETREAT: All men of the parish (18 and above) are invited to join us for MEN OF GOD, CALLED TO HOLINESS on Saturday, March 14, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM in the Holy Family Center.
Our day will center around the lives of male Saints of the Church, and we will view two movies: “St. Guissepe Moscati: Doctor To The Poor” and “For Greater Glory,” the story of the 20th century Mexican martyrs. We will have presentations to offer practical ways that we as men can live out our call to holiness. Our time will include prayer, reflection and discussion.
We will serve breakfast and lunch, and invite all attendees to celebrate the 4:00 PM Mass as a group. Please call 445-7141, ext. 214 to register or for more information, contact Fr. Taylor at 445-7141, ext. 211.
Our Parish Penance Service for Lent is scheduled for Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 PM in the Church. Several priests will be on hand for individual confessions. –Fr. Scott
DO YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE? You can now access our website and OnLine giving with your smart phone with the QR Code located in the heading of our bulletin. It’s simple and easy! Just download a QR Reader app to your smart phone, then scan the QR Code from the bulletin for access to our OnLine giving and Website. If you have any questions, call Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210.
IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER IS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL please let us know! Due to the Privacy Act now in place at all the hospitals, we are no longer able to get a list of patients from the hospitals. During office hours you may call 445-7120. If you are admitted to the hospital after office hours or on the weekend, please call 445-7141 ext 4. – Fr. Scott
LENTEN WEEKDAY COLLECTION: Our lenten weekday collection this year will be for the The Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition. The coalition has recently purchased a building to be renovated and used as a Housing Resource Center. This is the realization of a long-time dream! Your contributions will go directly to this project. –Fr. Scott
ATTENTION ALL EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: If you are a Eucharistic Minister, please pick up your Commissioning Certificate. It is located in alphabetical order in the file box on the side altar. If your certificate is not in the box, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141 ext 215.
EASTER FLOWER FUND: Remember your loved ones by donating to the Easter flower fund. A list of the donors and names of those to be remembered will be published the Sunday after Easter. Easter flowers are $15; make checks payable to St. Rita Altar and Rosary Society. You may use the Easter Flower Offering envelope in your monthly packet or an Easter Flower envelope located in the hymnal racks in the pews and drop it in the collection basket.
– Altar and Rosary Society
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Our annual St. Joseph’s Altar will be on Wednesday, March 18, and we will honor St. Joseph and St. Patrick! As a part of this celebration, our Wednesday Evening Meal will be a free spaghetti dinner (no take-outs!) Please note that we will begin serving at 4:30 PM. (We will not serve any meals after 5:45.) The Blessing of the Altar will be at 5:00 PM after which you are welcome to enjoy the goodies that will grace the altar!
In the tradition of the St. Joseph Altar, we will accept monetary donations for Manna House. Any parishioner that would like to make a donation of baked goods for the altar, please contact Debbie Brown at 445-7141 ext 214. –Fr. Scott
ST. RITA 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.
KC FISH FRY: KC Council #1134 is sponsoring a Fish Fry on Friday, March 6, TAKE OUTS ONLY in the Holy Family Center. Menu: Fried Fish, French Fries, Hush Puppies, Coleslaw. Cost $7.00 per plate.
DID YOU ORDER GIRL SCOUT COOKIES?? If you placed an order for Girl Scout Cookies from Brownie Troop 1025, they will have the cookies available for pickup after all Masses this weekend.