LIFE TOUCH PARISH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY
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Saturday, May 30
4:00 -Mass for all Thelma & Patty Allen, Sam and Myrtle Debona, Luke Difulco, Sr., Mary Matassa, James Mayeaux, Lena Medica, Elaine “Smokie” Michiels, Julius Michiels, Al and Kitty Nassif, Ruby and Kenneth Trahan
5:30 -Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
Sunday, May 31
8:00 -Mass for Helen Barth
9:30 -Mass for John and Faye Pontif
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Mary Weston
6:00 -Mass for Julius Michiels
Monday, June 1
8:00 -Mass for Harry Gainer
Tuesday, June 2
8:00 -Mass for Chuck Saucier
10:00 -Mass at Lexington House for Sydney Adams
Wednesday, June 3
8:00 -Mass for Luke Difulco, Sr.
Thursday, June 4
8:00 -Mass for Emile Belgard
1:00 -Wise Crackers (Martin de Porres Room)
2:00-9:00 -Lifetouch Pictures (HFC)
5:00 -KC Council Meeting 1134 (KC meeting room)
Friday, June 5
8:00 -Mass for John Day, Dena Flynn, Doris Messina, Millie Navarro, John and Lena Rini, Sid Rud, Frank and Celestine Zangla
2:00-9:00 -Lifetouch Pictures (HFC)
Saturday, June 6
12:00-5:00 -Lifetouch Pictures (HFC)
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Helen Barth, Toney and Marie Carcara, John Day, Sam & Myrtle Debona, Bruce Dekeyzer, Carl Merrick, Doris Messina, Elaine “Smokie” Michiels, Al & Kitty Nassif, Joe Scarbrock, Phyllis St. Romain, Tony Ticheli
5:30 -Mass for Jeanette Rivers
Sunday, June 7
8:00 -Mass for Kevin Thiels
9:00-2:00 -Lifetouch Pictures (HFC)
9:30 -Mass for Kitty Nassif
-Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
11:00 -Mass for all people of the parish
-Children’s Church (5-10 yrs old)
12:30 -Spanish Mass for George Rabalais
6:00 -Mass for Luke Difulco, Sr.
ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in honor of Larry and Marguerite Robin on their 61st wedding anniversary. 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 Mary Polach by Anita Wooley. 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 24:3-8 Ps 116:12-13, 15-18 Heb 9:11-15 Mk 14:12-16, 22-26Catechism 1333-1336
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $21,552.76
Gifts for the week of May 24 $20,046.65
Short for the week of May 24 $1,506.11
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC Note 04/03/2015 $549,996.74
Monthly Note on HFC $15,000.00
Collected HFC Note Month of May $21,040.33
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Today’s Psalm reminds us that we have been crowned with glory and honor and given rule over the works of God’s hands. But we must be good stewards, for the Lord will surely hold us accountable for the use of those gifts!
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Lynn Conn, Rita Cormier, Andrew Henry
OUR SICK: Janette Andrus, Baby Carly Ann Atwood, Yvonne Bolton,Christopher Morgan, Jacqueline O’Neal, Frank Zangla
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan Andries, Anna Angel, Harry Armand, Clifton Babineaux, Earl Basco, Mary Jane Britt, Colinda Brynes, Bralynn Cooke, Frank Crooks, Sarah Crooks, Gayle Dubea, Deacon Ray Gibson, Martha Kay Gleeson, Tina LaBorde, Ressie Lemoine, Leah Leonard, Peggy Marcotte, Amy Marks, Ronald Moreau, Baby Sydney Rud, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Kathy Fryer Thomas, David Tran, Ronnie VanGossen, Al Velotta, Jean Wehrle, John Whittington, Patsy Wilmore, Tracy Wiltse, David Winn
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, USCG-BM1 Todd Crooks, Lieutenant Brian Dendy, Sgt. Rachael Ducote, Col. Richard Fenoli, Captain Christina Frazier, Captain Mike Frazier, Sgt. Matthew Gallagher, EricJeansonne, 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 keep all our military and their families in your prayers.
CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION COLLECTION: The Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) focuses on finding new ways to bring the gospel message to you by working to be wherever the faithful and those seeking the faith are. CCC provides content the way you need it—on the Internet to strengthen marriage, in podcasts for daily readings, on television for Christmas Mass, and on Facebook for news, discussions, and sharing of the faith. Please be generous in the Collection and support this important work. CCC is how the Good News gets around to you. You may use the envelope in your monthly packet or a pew envelope clearly marked and simply drop it in the collection basket.
MASS INTENTIONS: At this time, we have an abundance of Mass Intention requests with the exception of our two multi-intention Masses. However, there are many parishes in our Diocese that have a grave lack of Mass Intentions. If you would like to request a Mass, and are open to having that Mass forwarded to another parish, please call us at 445-7141, ext. 20. We appreciate your help and understanding!
– Fr. Scott
Notes from the Pastor......
Pope Francis has observed that "religion [cannot] be relegated to the inner sanctum of personal life, without influence on societal and national life." Evangelii Gaudium. . . , no. 183. In insisting that our liberties as Americans be respected, Pope Benedict XVI said that this work belongs to "an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense vis-à-vis the dominant culture."
Therefore, catechesis on religious liberty is not the work of priests alone. If religious liberty is not properly understood, all people suffer and are deprived of the essential contribution to the common good, be it in education, health care, feeding the hungry, civil rights, and social services that individuals make every day, both here at home and overseas.
Once again, the Bishops of the United States have asked us to observe a Fortnight For Freedom. More information will be shared in upcoming bulletins. To find out more, you may visit usccb.org or fortnight4freedom.org –Fr. Scott
NEW SHUT-INS: In the past we have found people who were in the hospital, who should have been on our shut-ins list. If you know someone who is Catholic, belongs to St. Rita Parish and cannot come to Mass because of medical reasons, please contact Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210. We have Eucharistic servers who bring communion to all our shut-ins at least once a week. Our priests visit shut-ins regularly. Please be aware of your neighbors.
ARE YOU A CHARTER MEMBER OF ST RITA PARISH? We are looking for parishioners who have belonged to St. Rita Parish for 50 or more years. If you are a Charter Member who was here when the church was founded in 1940, or have been here for 50 or more years, please call Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210. You will be recognized at our 75th Anniversary Celebration, September 13 at the 11:00 Mass and in the Lifetouch Picture Directory.
LIFETOUCH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY: Please schedule your appointment and participate in our new parish directory! We have 208 families already signed up!! You may schedule your portrait session online by going to www.strita.org and clicking on the “Portrait Sign Up Button” located above the Contact Information or by calling the church office at 445-7120. The dates for the portrait sessions are as follows: June 4 - June 7 and June 25 - 28. For more information call 445-7141 ext 210.
DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING TO AVERT STORMS: Bishop Herzog has announced that Friday, June 5 has been designated by the bishops of the state as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for deliverance from storms and violent weather during the coming hurricane season. On Thursday, June 4, we will offer the Mass to Avert Storms at our 8:00 AM Mass. On Friday, June 5, Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral will begin Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11:00 AM with Benediction at 11:50 AM. Bishop Herzog will celebrate Mass at 12:05 PM. –Fr. Scott
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held the week of July 13 - 17, 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM for students in grades Pre - K through 6 (2015-16) at the Holy Family Center. There will be no charge for registered parishioners; cost for all others is $25 per family. Registration will be held after all Masses , June 13 - 14. This will be a fun week. – Sr. Nell Murray
PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court Desmond. You can pick up a prayer blanket from the church office during normal business hours. For more information contact, Mrs. Ona Wilson, 640-2159, Mrs. Sherry Hebert, 484-4797 or the church office 445-7120.
2016 TRIP TO SPAIN & PORTUGAL sponsored by Travel & Cruise with Me. The trip includes a visit to Fatima! Date of trip TBA. Cost for the trip with group discount is $1,961.75. If paid by August 30 the cost would be reduced to $1,806.88. Deposit is $200.00 per person non refundable. Insurance is available in case you have to cancel the trip. Gratuities can be paid up front. For more information contact Marie Michael at 449-9746.
NATIONWIDE MASS TIME AND LOCATIONS: If you are traveling in the United States and wish to know about the Mass schedule and the locations of the Catholic churches in your destination area, please call toll free 1-800-627-7846 or visit www.masstimes.org