• Sunday Bulletin, August 24, 2014
      10th GRADE CONFIRMATION
      REGISTRATION DUE NOW!!  
      For more information call 445-7141 ext 213

      10th & 11TH GRADE CONFIRMATION STUDENTS & PARENTS
      Meeting on Wednesday, August 27
      at 6:30 PM in the Holy Family Center

       
      PARISH CALENDAR

      Saturday, August 23    
      4:00    -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Joseph and Zola Brouillette, Susan Chadwick, Carmel Glorioso, Delphine Johnson, Lawrence and Rosia Mathews, Melvin & Delores Perkins, Kevin Sanchez, Grady Sayes, Earline Stroud, Ruby Trahan, Harry Trainer
      5:30    -Mass for Julius Michiels

      Sunday, August 24
      8:00    -Mass for Glen Scarborough
      9:30    -Mass for John & Faye Pontif
      11:00    -Mass for the people of the parish
      12:30    -Spanish Mass for Wanda Burrows
      6:00    -Mass for Laura Longo

      Monday, August 25
      8:00    -Mass for E. J. Champagne

      Tuesday, August 26
      8:00    -Mass for Strut and Sue Vanderlick
      10:00    -Mass at Lexington House Nursing Home for Fred Geisel

      Wednesday, August 27
      8:00    -Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams

      Thursday, August 28
      8:00    -Mass for Billy Norris

      Friday, August 29
      8:00    -Mass for Dena Flynn, Lydiana Lachney, Sid Rud, Chuck Saucier, Intention of Frank & Marie Crooks

      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
      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

      ALTAR FLOWERS: 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 E.J. Champagne by Mary Ann Price; 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. $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: Jer 20:7-9 Ps 63:2-6, 8-9 Rom 12:1-2 Mt 16:21-27 Catechism 2084-2094

      OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS

      Regular Collection    
      Average expenses for week                          $21,552.76
      Gifts for the week of August 17                     $23,556.22
      Over for the week of August 17                      $2,003.46
      Holy Day Collection for Assumption               $2,776.00
      Holy Family Center    
      Balance on HFC Note 08/04/2014                $714,818.66
      Collected on Pledges Month of August       $12,350.10
      Balance on School Loan 08/04/2014           $84,762.06

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

          In today’s readings, St. Paul reminds the Romans and us that all things come from God. For from Him and through Him and for Him all things are . Good stewards understand that all is gift and share generously the gifts of time, talent, and treasure with which they’ve been blessed.

      FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Larry Cancienne    

      OUR SICK: Dorothy Barrios, David Brandow, Diane Brown, Marie Crooks, Yvonne Dubroc, Sharon Guillory, Jack Haller, Ann LaHood, Marvin Miller, Josephine Richardson, Tommy Simpson, Bryan Thevanote, Catherine Turner

      RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan  Andries, Linda Barbe, Mary Jane Britt, Bralynn Cooke, Pat Curcio, Gayle Dubea,  Gayle Dubea, Phillip Dufour, Fr. George Krosfield, Tina LaBorde, Ressie Lemoine, Peggy Marcotte, Marie Micheal, Liane Pike, Cindy Pinkerton, Landon Pyburn, Leroy Robin, Erica Stewart, Melvalynn Terrell, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Jean Wehrle, John Whittington, Donald Young

      OUR SHUT- INS: Elsie Ducote Allen, 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, Eleanor Bynum, Marcelle Campo, Larry Cancienne, Madeline Cancienne, 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, Dorothy Harmeier, Claire Hebert, Bertha Hopewell, Mary Jones, Tess Kirkwood, Patricia Lamkin, Alice LeJeune, Josephine Marcotte, Alice Mathews, Marjorie Mathews, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, Annette Merritt, Clemmie Michiels, Elaine “Smokie” Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Bernice Moore, Ovada Morgan, Hilda Naquin, Connie Nasello, Kitty Nassif, Jacqueline O’Neal, Billie Penny, Yvonne Perrin, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Josie Richardson, Lucille Robinette, Peggy Rock, Theresa Rudisill, Joyce Scallan, Acadia St.Dozier, Ina Steiner, Enola Stewart, Marie Swido, 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.

      PLEASE DO NOT display any yard signs of any kind on church property.  Political signs are forbidden by Diocesan law, as the church is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization as defined by the IRS. Any yard signs will be taken up and discarded.    – Fr. Scott

      CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA): If you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141 ext 215.

      CCD REGISTRATION: If you did not register your child last Wednesday, you may do so by filling out the insert registration form found in the bulletin. You may fill out the registration form and drop it in the collection basket with your registration fee or drop it off to the parish office. You can also mail it to 3822 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303. The registration form is also available on our website at www.strita.org by clicking Religious Ed; CCD Formation Form. 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.
          
      ANNUAL DIOCESE APPEAL.  It’s not too late to give to the ADA which supports the work and ministry of our Diocese.  We are only $7,700 short of our parish goal of $88,000. Please consider a gift to the ADA today!                                                                         –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

      Pastor’s Notes...

        Have you ever considered serving the community as a Lector or Eucharistic Server?  Now is the time!

        We need Lectors and Eucharistic Servers for all the weekend Masses, but especially the 5:30 PM on Saturday and the 6:00 PM on Sunday.  Please consider these ministries of service to God and your fellow parishioners!  If you are interested or have questions, please call Courtney Brinkman at 445-7141, ext. 217.
                  
        We will have an important Meeting of All Current and New Lectors and Eucharistic Servers after all Masses the weekend of September 13 &14.

          We are also in need of help with Wednesday evening meals, and could especially use a few good men!  If interested or if you have questions, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141, ext. 215.                      –Fr. Scott

      ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS: We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:00 PM in the Youth Room. Plan to join us and see all the new and exciting things we have planned for the year. If you have not yet registered, call Ms. Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 213.

      ATTENTION 10TH GRADERS: CONFIRMATION CLASS 2016: A letter and registration form was mailed to students entering 10th Grade last week asking that they fill it out and return it if they were interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2016. If you are interested, please fill out the registration form and return it as soon as possible. Confirmation preparation will begin September 10th. If you did not receive a letter and would like to register for Confirmation, call Christine Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 213.

      IF YOU ARE SICK OR CONVALESCING AT HOME and unable to attend Mass, please let us know and we will arrange for someone to bring you Communion. Thank you.      – Fr. Scott

      HEART OF LOUISIANA CREDIT UNION: If you or any member of your family are parishioners of St. Rita Church, you are eligible to join Heart of Louisiana Credit Union. By joining you begin a lifetime of benefits.  Your savings deposited earn dividends and loans can be made for any purpose. All deposits are insured  up to $100,000.  Stop by any of our locations or call 473-4562 for more information.

      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.
       
      ST. VINCENT de PAUL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO WORK IN THE STORE! Just a few hours a month would be a great help! The store is open Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. For more information or to volunteer, call Mrs. Jeri Brittain at 473-0887.