ANOINTING OF THE SICK AT ALL MASSES
“AND THE WORD BECOME FLESH” ADVENT PARISH MISSION
Wednesday, December 7, 8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
(after the 8:00 Mass) or
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (after the 5:30 Mass)
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION, NEXT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
Vigil Masses Wednesday, 4:00 & 5:30 Masses Thursday 7:15, 8:00, 12:05 & 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 3
4:00 -Mass for Joyce Adams, Jack Dekeyzer, Marvin Finney, Carolyn Gibson, Mary Margaret Matassa, Paris and Ann Murchison, Patricia O’Neill, Joe Serio, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Julie Dekeyzer Williams, J.J. & Una Wilson
5:30 -Mass for Bruce Dekeyzer
Sunday, December 4
8:00 -Mass for Kevin Thiels
9:30 -Mass for Bart & Eric Wilmore -Children’s Church (ages 5 -10)
11:00 -Mass for all people of the parish -Children’s Church (ages 5 -10)
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Annette Merritt
6:00 -Mass for Jean Wehrle 7:00 -Sr. High Youth Group (HFC)
Monday, December 5
8:00 -Mass for Julie Dekeyzer Williams
Tuesday, December 6
8:00 -Mass for Julius Michiels
10:00 -Mass at Lexington for Mary Weston
3:00 -Sr. High Youth Group Meeting (Youth Room)
Wednesday, December 7
8:00 -Mass for Beverly Bohrer
8:45 -Parish Mission “And the Word Became Flesh”
4:00 -Mass for Annette Merritt
5:30 -Mass for Ethel Glass
6:30 -Parish Mission “And the Word Became Flesh”
Thursday, December 8, Holy Day of Obligation
7:15 -Mass for Joyce Adams, Joe Serio
8:00 -Mass for Edwin A. Mathews
12:05 -Mass for Bruce Dekeyzer
1:00 -Wise Cracker Meeting (Martin de Porres room)
3:00 -Sr. High Youth Group (Youth Room)
6:00 -Mass for Mary Jane Britt
Friday, December 9
8:00 -Mass for Dena Flynn, Virginia Jackson, Henrietta Johnston, Mary Margaret Matessa, Sid Rud
Saturday, December 10
4:00 -Mass for Alfred & Rhonda Bordelon, Jack Dekeyzer, Luke Difulco, Sr., Carolyn Gibson, W.C. Johnson, Jr., Mary Margaret Matassa, Betty Mathews, Patricia O’Neill, Michael Perry, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Julie Dekeyzer Williams, I.W. & Maurice Woodington
5:30 -Mass for Fred & Oceana Geisel
Sunday, December 11
8:00 -Mass for Alfred & Rhonda Bordelon
9:30 -Mass for John and Faye Pontif -Children’s Church (ages 5 -10)
11:00 -Mass for all people of the parish -Children’s Church (ages 5 -10) 12:30 -Spanish Mass for Joey Smith
6:00 -Mass for Eric Watkins
7:00 -Sr. High Youth Group (HFC)
ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in memory of Toni Lynn Hogue by Jorge and Phyllis Vilar. 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 Murrell Gonzaque by Irma Gonzaque; and 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: Is 35:1-6a, 10 Ps 146:6-10 Jas 5:7-10 Mt 11:2-11 456-460 or 547-550 Catechism 1739-1742
NO WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL this week due to the Parish Mission. Next meal will be held on December 14th.
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of November 27 $ 20,698.71
Short for the week of November 27 $ 261.05
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC note 11/04/16 $ 229,192.96
Monthly note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected HFC month of November $ 18,196.33
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
At hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come, says today’s Gospel. Good stewards know that they are accountable to God for all they have and are and strive to live in readiness for His coming.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Jackie Castille, Joy Hodges, Georgiana Barefield, Jeanette Gilmore, Marie Riley Sipes OUR SICK: Lois Brister, Ives Cargle, Barbara Fruge, Deacon Ray Gibson, Robert Mahfouz, Elaine Mathews, Sandra Mathews, Natalie Mendel, Terry Parker, Mary Searcy, Baby Hunter Thomas, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Mark Vandersypen, William Volman
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: John Adams, Shirley Agliano, Joan Andries, Alice Anger, Jennifer Auzenne, Jim Hollier, Stacy Johnson, Ressie Lemoine, Amy Marks, Sonya McLendon, Otis Monroe, Cynthia Parker, Nita Parker, Charles Roberts, Benjamin Rougeau, Heather Seals, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Ilene VanGossen, Rickey Vercher, Frank Zangla
OUR SHUT- INS: Ed Ball, Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Margaret Beaubouef, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Nellie Bordelon, Shirley Bost, Florence Broussard, Ray Broussard, Marcelle Campo, Joyce Carmouche, Nancy Cook, Carmen Costa, Rebecca Curcio, Bennye David, Edith Dixon, Yvonne Dubroc, Michael Dwyer, Elsie Farman, Bernadine Forest, Aline Garon, Mary Gaspard, Mary Gauthier, Jessie Griffin, Ruby Guilbeaux, Anita Guillory, Dorothy Harmeier, Claire Hebert, J.R. Herrin, Bertha Hopewell, Audrey Jusselin, Molly Kopycinski, Joyce Laborde, Victoria Lacour, Patricia Lamkin, Peggy Lamkin, Ruth Lejeune, Mary Lena, Josephine Marcotte, Eula Maumphrey, 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, 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, Captain 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep all military and their families in your prayers.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY, HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION, DECEMBER 8. Vigil Masses will be on Wednesday, December 7, at 4:00 and 5:30 PM (followed by Advent Mission); and on Thursday, December 8 at 7:15 and 8 AM; and 12:05 and 6 PM.
ADVENT MORNING PRAYER is celebrated Monday-Friday at 7:45 AM during the season of advent. Please come and join us. – Sr. Nell
ADVENT HOMILIES: at weekend Masses in Advent, we will be giving short homilies, followed by a few minutes of reflection. We pray that it will provide an opportunity for us all to take a break from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of the season and help to ‘quiet our spirits’! – Fr. Scott
ANOINTING OF THE SICK AFTER ALL MASSES THIS WEEKEND: The law of the Church regarding eligibility is as follows: “The anointing of the sick may be administered to the faithful who have the use of reason (age 7 and above) and begin to fall into danger as a result of illness or old age...among those who may be anointed, the Ritual mentions in particular: those undergoing surgery whenever a serious illness is the reason for the surgery; elderlypeople who have become notably weakened even though no serious illness is present; sick children if they have sufficient use of reason to be strengthened by this sacrament.” –Fr. Scott
MANY THANKS to all who made donations of food and money to our Thanksgiving Drive for the poor. We collected $1,565 in monetary donations. We will be able to help many families who are in need. All food items were donated to the Manna House. Your generosity is amazing! – Fr. Scott
ADOPTED FAMILIES FOR CHRISTMAS: The parish has adopted 5 families for Christmas. We will be purchasing gifts and food for each family. There are a total of 10 children. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with these purchases, please put your donation in a pew envelope and mark it Christmas Families and drop it in the collection basket. Thank you for your continued support.
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWER FUND: Remember your loved ones by donating to the Christmas flower fund. A list of the donors and the names of those being remembered will be published in the January 11 bulletin. Donations for the decorating fund is $15. Make checks payable to the St. Rita Altar and Rosary Society, and please include the name(s) of those to be remembered. Money collected in the flower envelopes at Christmas and Easter is used to decorate the church at Christmas and Easter and also for flowers on the altar throughout the year. Thank you for your support!
POINSETTIA’S FOR OUR SHUT-INS: This year we will again be collecting monetary donations to purchase poinsettia’s for our 80 shut-ins. The poinsettia’s will be delivered to the shut-ins on Tuesday, December 20, by Fr. Scott, Fr. Taylor, Fr. David, Fr. John and Sr. Nell. If you would like to make a donation, please use a pew envelope, mark it Shut-Ins and drop it in the collection basket. Thanks for your continued support.
ST. RITA SENIORS CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held on Tuesday, December 13 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Holy Family Center. Bring your favorite covered dish and a $5 wrapped Christmas Ornament. All Seniors are invited to attend. To RSVP call Debbie at 445-7141 ext 214.
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS COURT DESMOND CHRISTMAS PARTY on Saturday, December 17, 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the home of Mrs. Ona Wilson, 116 Woodridge Circle, Pineville. For more information call Mrs. Wilson at 640-2159.