• Sunday Bulletin, August 17, 2014
      10th GRADE CONFIRMATION
      REGISTRATION DUE NOW!!  
      For more information call 445-7141 ext 213

      CCD grades PreK - 8th GRADE REGISTRATION
      9th GRADE PROGRAM REGISTRATION
      Wednesday, August 20, 6:00 PM
      in Holy Family Center

      PARISH CALENDAR

      Saturday, August 16
      4:00    -Mass for Thelma & Patti Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Noah Bohrer, Bruce Dekeyzer, Carmel Glorioso, W.C. Johnson, Michael LaCombe, Jules LaCour, Marie Norcio, Natalie Ornega, Grady Sayes, Ruby Trahan, J.J. & Una Wilson, Living and deceased members of the Brydels, Turner, & Verzwyvelt Families
      5:30    - Mass for Nina Claire Mathews

      Sunday, August 17
      8:00    -Mass for Dena Flynn
      9:30    -Mass for Jan Tolito
      11:00    -Mass for the people of the parish
      12:30    -Spanish Mass for Fred Geisel
      6:00    -Mass for Pauline Crawford

      Monday, August 18
      8:00    -Mass for Al Schexnaider

      Tuesday, August 19
      8:00    -Mass for Victor John Tolito
      10:00    -Mass at Lexington House Nursing Home for Mary Weston

      Wednesday, August 20
      8:00    -Mass for Katherine “Kitty” Gallagher
      12:00    -Finance Council Meeting (Moreau Room)

      Thursday, August 21
      8:00    -Mass for Kevin Thiels

      Friday, August 22
      8:00    -Mass for James Ochsenfield, Sid Rud, Intention of Frank & Marie Crooks

      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

      ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in loving memory of Christopher Stewart by Jim and Kathy Stewart. 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 Shaheen and Michael Families of Louisiana and Tillie Abide Shibley by Ed and Marie Michael; and Christopher Stewart by Abigail Stewart. 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 do not open the door for anyone who knocks as she/he does have not the code.
                                                          
      READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND: Is 22:19-23 Ps 138:1-3, 6-8 Rom 11:33-36 Mt 16:13-20 Catechism 172-175

      OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS

      Regular Collection    
      Average expenses for week                         $21,552.76
      Gifts for the week of August 10                    $24,413.97
      Over for the week of August 10                     $4,747.21
      Holy Family Center    
      Balance on HFC Note 08/04/2014               $714,818.66
      Collected on Pledges Month of August        $9,949.43
      Balance on School Loan 08/04/2014            $84,762.06

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

          In today’s second reading, St. Paul tells the Romans, “God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.” To what is God calling me today? What gifts are mine to share?

      FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Rowena Vidrine    

      OUR SICK: Eileen Drerup, Yvonne Dubroc,  Rocque Grieff, Jack Haller, Ann LaHood, Marvin Miller, Liane Pike

      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, 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.

      FINANCE COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, August 20 at 12:00 noon in the Moreau Room.

      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.

      RELIGION INSTRUCTION CLASSES (CCD) 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. We will have registration  in the Holy Family Center on Wednesday, August 20 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Please register your child/ren at this time. Thank you!     – Sr. Nell Murray

      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

      OFFERTORY PROCESSION: If you would like to participate in the offertory procession by bringing up the gifts of bread and wine at Mass, then let an usher know before Mass! Our ushers don’t always know who would be willing to participate in this way, so volunteer!
          – Fr. Scott

      Pastor’s Notes...

        As the school year begins, it’s time to begin thinking about Religious Education: CCD for Pre-K through 8th Grades, a brand new 9th Grade Program, and Confirmation preparation for 10th and 11th Graders!
          
        All programs will begin on Wednesday, September 10.  Registration for CCD (Pre-K - 8th Grades) and 9th Graders will be held in the Holy Family Center on Wednesday, August 20 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

          All 10th and 11th Graders have been sent a letter concerning Confirmation Preparation. (10th Graders beginning Confirmation Preparation are asked to return the registration form included in their letter).  There will be an important Informational Meeting in the Holy Family Center on Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 PM  for ALL 10th and 11th Graders AND parents. The meeting is for all students who will begin or continue Confirmation preparation, whether in public school, private school, or Holy Savior Menard.
          
         We are looking forward to a wonderful year of faith formation for all our young people!        –Fr. Scott
      ATTENTION ALL PRESENT
      AND NEW ALTAR SERVERS:
       
      “BACK TO SCHOOL BASH”
      Saturday, August 23
      12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

      Four Seasons Bowling Alley
      3510 North Blvd

      For all who are presently serving and for 4th, 5th & 6th  graders who would like to become an Altar Server.

      BOWLING, LUNCH & PRIZES!!

      Come join us for lots of fun!

      Please call  Courtney Brinkman, 445-7141 x 217
      to let us know if you can attend.

       
      SEMINARIAN ADDRESS.  After August 25, our seminarian Austin Burns can be reached at: Pontifical College-Josephinum, 7625 North High Street, Columbus, OH, 43235-1498    –Fr. Scott

      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 in September for 10th Graders. If you did not receive a letter and would like to register for Confirmation, call Christine Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 213.

      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.