• Sunday Bulletin, August 31, 2014
      HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY LABOR DAY!
      Please pray for all workers and
      those who are unemployed...

      9th GRADE PROGRAM
      REGISTRATIONS DUE NOW!!
      For more information,
      call 445-7141 ext 213

      CCD REGISTRATIONS DUE NOW!!
      For more information,
      call 445-7141 ext 217

      PARISH CALENDAR

      Saturday, August 30

      4:00    -Mass for Thelma & Patti Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Susan Chadwick, John Day, Jack Dekeyzer, Earline Leavines, Kevin Sanchez, Grady Sayes, Earline Stroud, Ruby Trahan, Harry Trainer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams, for the 45th Anniversary of Frank & Marie Crooks
      5:30    - Mass for Dotti Hagan

      Sunday, August 31
      8:00    -Mass for Alfred Bordelon, Sr., Rhonda Bordelon
      9:30    -Mass for Dr. Joseph Belgard
      11:00    -Mass for the people of the parish
      12:30    -Spanish Mass for Normand Crawford
      6:00    -Mass for Stanley Hanhart

      Monday, September 1
      8:00    -Mass for Lawrence Paul Tolito

      Tuesday, September 2
      8:00    -Mass for Laura Longo
      10:00    -Mass at Lexington House Nursing Home for Edna Rabalais

      Wednesday, September 3
      8:00    -Mass for Billy Norris

      Thursday, September 4
      8:00    -Mass for Kevin Thiels

      Friday, September 5
      8:00    -Mass for Loretta Bohrer, Dena Flynn, Sid Rud, Intention of Frank & Marie Crooks

      Saturday, September 6    
      4:00    -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, John Day, Marvin Finney, Dotti Hagan, Earline Leavines, Justin Picont, Grady Sayes, Earline Stroud, Ruby Trahan,  J. J. & Una Wilson, for the intention fo Ryan, Emily & Preston Bullock, for the intention of Mary, Robert & Jacob Wilmore
      5:30    -Mass for Denise Gremillion Bankovic

      Sunday, September 7
      8:00    -Mass for Glen Scarborough
      9:30    -Mass for John & Lena Rini
      11:00    -Mass for the people of the parish
      12:30    -Spanish Mass for Fred & Oceana Geisel
      6:00    -Mass for Mary Etta Tatum, Steve Tatum & Harry Gainer

      ALTAR FLOWERS were donated in memory of all deceased members of the Altar & Rosary Society. 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. Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament is strongly encouraged as the Eucharist is the ‘source and summit’ of our spiritual lives. Adorers can attest to the many favors received through this devout practice. 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 33:7-9  Ps 95:1-2, 6-9 Rom 13:8-10 Mt 18:15-20 Catechism 2084-2094

      OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS

      Regular Collection    
      Average expenses for week                         $21,552.76
      Gifts for the week of August 24                    $19,340.89
      Short for the week of August 24                    $-2,211.87
      Holy Family Center    
      Balance on HFC Note 08/04/2014                $714,818.66
      Collected on Pledges Month of August       $14,897.10
      Balance on School Loan 08/04/2014             $84,762.06

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

          In today’s second reading, St. Paul exhorts the Romans to total stewardship. Brothers and sisters, he urges, “....offer your bodies as a living sacrifice holy and pleasing to God.”

      FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Ervin Riche    
          
      OUR SICK
      : Dorothy Barrios, Cheryl Clifton, Marie Crooks, Marvin Miller, Jessica Rud & Baby

      RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan  Andries, David Brandow, Mary Jane Britt, Dianne Brown, Bralynn Cooke, Pat Curcio, Gayle Dubea, Pamela Hammod, Fr. George Krosfield, Tina LaBorde,  Marie Micheal, Landon Pyburn, Leroy Robin, Erica Stewart, Bryan Thevenote, 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, 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, Jeanette Gilmore, Gloria Gonzales, Mercier Grant, Doris Greene, Jessie Griffin, Anita Guillory, Jack Haller, Dorothy Harmeier, Rose Harmon, Claire Hebert, Bertha Hopewell, Mary Jones, Tess Kirkwood, Patricia Lamkin, Alice LeJeune, Josephine Marcotte, Bessie Martin, Alice Mathews, Marjorie Mathews, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, Annette Merritt, Clemmie Michiels, Elaine “Smokie” Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Bernice Moore, John Moreau, 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, 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.

      PARISH OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED for the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, September 1.

      CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA): If you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141 ext 215.
          
      CCD TEACHERS MEETING on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Center.  All CCD teachers are encouraged to attend. Light dinner will be provided.    –Sr. Nell Murray

      CCD REGISTRATION: If you did not register your child, you may do so by filling out the  registration form found on our website. Fill out the form and drop it in the collection basket with your registration fee or drop it off to the parish office. The registration form is available on our website at www.strita.org by clicking Religious Ed; CCD Formation Form; Documents. CCD classes for the 2014-2015 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 10 for grades Pre-K thru 8. For more information, call Sr. Nell Murray at 445-7141 ext 215.

      Pastor’s Notes...

        As we celebrate Labor Day as a nation, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on  the nature of work and the human person.  St. Pope John Paul II said that “work has dignity because the worker, as a human person, has dignity.” And, “work expresses  man’s dignity and increases it.”

         From the Holy Father’s words, and those of many other popes since the industrial revolution, we draw a true theology of work.  We recognize that through work, no matter how large or small a task, no matter if it is for pay or recreation, we participate in transforming the world.  This also leads us to be advocates for just wages, workers’ right, and safe and healthy working environments.

         “Lord give success to the work of our hands.”  Have a safe and happy Labor Day!    –Fr. Scott

      WEDNESDAY EVENING MEALS: Will be served in the HOLY FAMILY CENTER beginning on September 10. They will be served from 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM each Wednesday. We need many volunteers to prepare, serve and especially to clean up afterwards. Please call 445-7141 ext. 215, if you feel you can help.
          – Sr. Nell Murray

      ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS: We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:00 PM in the Youth Room. The registration form is found on the back of the bulletin, if you have not yet registered. For more information, call Ms. Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 213. All private and public school students are invited!!

      ATTENTION 10TH GRADERS: CONFIRMATION CLASS 2016: Confirmation preparation will begin September 10th. If you have not registered, call Ms. Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 213.

      ATTENTION ALL LADIES OF THE PARISH: The Catholic Daughters, Court Bishop Desmond #1459 is hosting a ladies retreat on Saturday, September 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Holy Family Center.  Fr. Robert Young from Radio Maria will be the keynote speaker.  We welcome all the ladies of the parish to join us. For more information call Ona Wilson at 640-2159.
          –Mrs. Ona Wilson, Regent

      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, melvavillard@aol.com or 318-442-3428 for further information. Come and sing with us; you will be blessed.    – Mrs. Melva Villard

      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.

      FALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS: If you own a business and would like to be one of our Fair Sponsors, please call 445-7141 ext 210.  Sponsorships cost $100 and are very important to the success of our Fall Festival, helping to defray costs. With a sponsorship, your business name will be printed on our Fall Festival Banner which will be displayed at the fair for the entire weekend.  After the fair, the banner will be displayed in the church foyer for the month of November.  Your business will also be printed on flyers distributed for the fair and listed in our parish bulletin. Thanking you in advance for your continued support.