• Sunday Bulletin, September 14, 2014
      LECTOR & EUCHARISTIC
      SERVER TRAINING
      for all current and new ministers
      after all Masses 

      VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
      LUNCHEON
      Sunday, September 28,
      12:00 noon

      PARISH CALENDAR

      Saturday, September 13

      4:00    -Mass for Joyce Adams, Thelma & Patti Allen, Larry Cancienne, John Day, C.L. & Vergie Michiels, Justin Picont, Kevin Sanchez, Grady Sayes, Earline Stroud, Ruby Trahan, Julian Kenneth Turner, Intention of Emily, Preston & Ryan Bullock, Intention of Jacob, Mary & Robert Wilmore
      5:30    - Mass for Denise Gremillion Bankovic

      Sunday, September 14
      8:00    -Mass for Dena Flynn
      9:30    -Mass for Bart & Eric Wilmore
                  -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 Edna Rabalais
      6:00    -Mass for Peter Lorio

      Monday, September 15
      8:00    -Mass for Paul Lohman, Betty Mathews

      Tuesday, September 16
      8:00    -Mass for Alma, Anna Mae, Dan and Gibbon Mayeux
      10:00    -Mass at Lexington House Nursing Home for George Rabalais

      Wednesday, September 17
      8:00    -Mass for Julius Michiels
      4:30    -Wednesday Evening Meal (HFC)
      6:00    -CCD & 9th Grade Program (HFC

      Thursday, September 18
      8:00    -Mass for Al Schexnaider

      Friday, September 19
      8:00    -Mass for Sid Rud

      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
                  -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 Sue Neal
      6:00    -Mass for Stanley Hanhart

      ALTAR FLOWERS were donated in memory of Aleda Dekeyzer by James and Louise Shahan. 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 Sybil Daw by Bertha Vallery; and Robbie Williams by Dennie Williams. 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: Is 55:6-9 Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Phil 1:20c-24, 27a Mt 20:1-16a Catechism 1996-2005

      WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL: 4:30 - 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Center, this week’s menu: Meat Balls and Spaghetti, Green Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Tea. Cost is $5.00. Workers this week are Phyllis Gibson, Chris Everett, Nelda Lavespere, Melanie Vandersypen, Linda Vidrine, Marie Pizzo 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                     $28,021.78
      Over for the week of September 14                      $6,469.02
      Holy Family Center    
      Balance on HFC Note 09/04/2014                    $690,545.21
      Collected on Pledges Month of Sept                    $4,282.10
      Balance on School Loan 09/04/2014                  $75,051.87

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

          Stewardship is not optional! “None of us live as his own master and none of us die as his own master,” says St. Paul. “While we live we are responsible to the Lord, and when we die we die as his servants.”

      FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Bob Upton
          

      OUR SICK: Dub Carruth, Diane Geisel, Patricia Glorioso, Pat Hobbs, Donna LaCaze, Linda Lemoine, Tammie Swafford, Mike Tassin

      RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan  Andries, Mary Jane Britt, Bralynn Cooke, Pat Curcio, Gayle Dubea, Fr. George Krosfield, Tina LaBorde,  Landon Pyburn, Baby Sydney Rud, Erica Stewart, 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, 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, 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.

      CATECHIST COMMISSIONING: 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

      CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA): If you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141 ext 215. RCIA sessions will begin on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 PM at the Holy Family Center.

      RITE OF ACCEPTANCE for 1st year confirmation candidates on 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

      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

      Pastor’s Notes... 

       I am pleased to announce that, due to your generosity, our church debt continues to decrease rapidly!

         The current balance owed on the Holy Family Center and Foyer addition is $677,500, which is $111,200 ahead of original budget!

         The School Loan is currently at $65,300, with projected payoff in April, 2015!

         I am also very pleased to announce that we will incur NO DEBT from the construction of our Maintenance Building/KC Meeting Room!  As you will remember, our Knights of Columbus Council #1134 made a generous donation of $150,000 before construction began.  Due to another private donation, the building will be completely paid for upon completion of final inspection (hopefully within the next 10 days.)

          May God bless you for your generosity!
                                                                               –Fr. Scott

      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

      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 Room at the Holy Family Center. For more information call Sr. Hannah at 445-7141 ext 216. 

      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 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.     BEGINNING EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 19TH THRU 21 for widowed, separated or divorced? Don’t know where to turn? Struggling with grief of loss? Beginning Experience is registering now for a weekend away toward a lifetime of change at Maryhill Renewal Center in Pineville, LA for September 19-21. Program helps grieving single again persons emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning, and move into the future with renewed hope. Cost is $185, which includes two nights, lodging and meals. To register, or for more information call Martha at (985) 226-6458 or Ann at (318) 452-2678.

      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.