75TH ANNIVERSARY MASS
ON THE LAWN at
214 NORTH 17th!
Tuesday, September 1, 8:00 Mass,
Refreshements served after Mass
Saturday, August 29
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, De’Ione Chambers, Harry Gamble, Joe Grabowski, Andrew Henry, Majorie Mathews, Julius Michiels, Hamp Reed, Chuck Saucier, Grady Sayes, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Special Intention
5:30 -Mass for Lydiana Lachney
Sunday, August 30
8:00 -Mass for Gerald Flynn, Sr.
9:30 -Mass for Victor John Tolito
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Edna Rabalais
6:00 -Mass for Luke Dufulco, Sr.
Monday, August 31
8:00 -Mass for Elizabeth Boone
Tuesday, September 1
8:00 -Mass for Annette Merritt
10:00-Mass at Lexington House for Wanda Burrows
12:00-Women of Grace
Wednesday, September 2
8:00 -Mass for Lawrence Paul Tolito
Thursday, September 3
8:00 -Mass for Majorie Mathews
1:00 -Wise Crackers (Martin de Porres Room)
Friday, September 4
8:00 -Mass for Rita Cormier, Dena Flynn, Lannie Guillory, Sid Rud, Sylvia Tumminello
Saturday, September 5
4:00 -Mass for all Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, John Day, Nelda Fontenot, Harry Gamble, Joe Grabowski, Earline Leavines, Julius Michiels, Kitty Nassif, Hamp Reed, Grady Sayes, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Special Intention
5:30 -Mass for Loretta Bohrer
Sunday, September 6
8:00 -Mass for Kevin Thiels
9:30 -Mass for Toney and Marie Carcara
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Helen Barth
6:00 -Mass for Mancel and Ura Brouillette
ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in loving memory of the Haley family and the DeRamus family by Mr. and Mrs. Troy DeRamus. Flowers are $75 for both arrangements.
ALTAR SANCTUARY LAMPS were provided in loving memory of Rosemary Carmouche by Joyce Carmouche; and Chad Allen DeRamus by Mr. and Mrs. Troy DeRamus. 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 35:4-7a Ps 146:7-10 Jas 2:1-5 Mk 7:31-37 Catechism 2464-2474
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of August 23 $ 19,616.04
Short for the week of August 23 $ (1,936.72)
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC Note 08/04/2015 $ 472,115.90
Monthly Note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected HFC Note Month of August $ 5,686.00
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
“Every worthwhile gift, every genuine benefit comes from above,” says St. James in the second reading. But, he reminds us, true worship of God involves using those good gifts to benefit the less fortunate. Good stewardship is not opitonal; it is the hallmark of our faith!
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Grace Metoyer
OUR SICK: Mary Jane Andrews, Jennifer Auzenne, Zane Cooley, Dorothy Crump, Ruby Guilbeaux, Veronica Jacobs, Peggy Marcotte, Shirley Rini, Rickey Sayes, Darrell Vandersypen
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan Andries, Harry Armand, Mary Jane Britt, Colinda Byrnes, Helen Candiloro, Bralynn Cooke, Dale Delacerda, Gayle Dubea, George Fruge, Tina LaBorde, Ressie Lemoine, Leah Leonard, Amy Marks, Ronald Moreau, Sophie Nassif, Baby Sydney Rud, Shirley Sayes, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Linda Storer, Kathy Fryer Thomas, Ronnie VanGossen, Al Velotta, Jean Wehrle, John Whittington, Patsy Wilmore, Tracy Wiltse, Frank Zangla
OUR SHUT- INS: Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Belton Beaubouef, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Yvonne Bolton, 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, Clemmie Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Ovada Morgan, Hilda Naquin, Sophie Nassif, Jacqueline O’Neill, Jane Ormsby, Billie Penny, Yvonne Perrin, Mary Perschy, Hazel Phillips, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Theresa Rudisell, Joyce Scallan, Howard Shores, 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, Arail 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, Sr. Airman Stewart Crawford, USCG-BM1 Todd Crooks, Lieutenant Brian Dendy, Sgt. 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, 2nd Lt. Rachel Salpietra, 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep all our military and their families in your prayers.
DIOCESAN-WIDE PLANNING STUDY UPDATE: Do not forget to Respond On-Line! Time is running out to have your voice heard during the planning study. Thank you to everyone who already responded. We value your opinions. If you have not already filled out a survey, be sure to attend our last focus group meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6:30 PM at St. Mary Church, 1712 West St., Winnsboro. If you cannot attend this last meeting, you may go online to diocesealex.org/survey to learn more about the proposed plans and then fill out the online survey. The survey password is “Alexandria.”
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW PARISH APP!! Our new St. Rita App is now available to download for iPhone and Android smart phones. Our App allows us to send you useful and important messages throughout the week regarding our parish life and events, and allow you to reply to messages or RSVP for events!
So be sure to download the App by visiting myparishapp.com or searching for myparish on your phone’s App store.
If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210.
CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA): If you interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell at 445-7141 ext 215.
CCD TEACHERS MEETING on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Center. All CCD teachers are encouraged to attend. Light dinner will be provided. –Sr. Nell Murray
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CARE OF CREATION be observed at St. Rita on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday September 1, as requested by Pope Francis.
Notes from the Pastor......
Please join us as this Tuesday, September 1, as we commemorate the first Mass celebrated at St. Rita Church on September 1, 1940! This 75th Anniversary Mass will celebrated on the Lawn of the Rectory (214 North 17th Street), at site of the original Church.
Our main celebration will be at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday, September 13, followed by our Parish Picnic. Please see the back of the bulletin for more information! –Fr. Scott
CCD REGISTRATION and NINTH GRADE BIBLE STUDY REGISTRATION. Our year will begin on Wednesday, September 16. If you have not yet registered for CCD (Pre-K - 8th Grade) or the Ninth Grade Bible Study, please call Courtney Brinkman at 445-7141, ext.217.
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION. Classes for 1st year candidates enrolled in public or private schools will begin on Wednesday, September 16th and for 2nd year candidates enrolled in public or private schools will begin on Wednesday, September 23rd. If you are a public or private school student in Confirmation Preparation, for more information please contact Janet Opdenhoff (623-0439). HOLY SAVIOR MENARD STUDENTS in Confirmation Preparation will be given or mailed a list of their requirements. Menard Students who need to register, or need more information, please contact Christine Gormsen (445-7141, ext. 216).
WOMEN OF GRACE study program will begin on Tuesday, September 1, 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM!
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, email@example.com or 318-442-3428 for further information. Come and sing with us; you will be blessed. – Mrs. Melva Villard
SENIOR HIGH YOUTH – LABOR DAY FUN FEST on Monday, September 7, 3:00 - 6:00 at the Holy Family Center. Join us for food, fellowship and water fun!!!
Prayer To Care For Our Common Home
Father of all,
Creator and ruler of the universe,
You entrusted your world to us as a gift.
Help us to care for it and all people,
that we may live in right relationship--
with one another,
and with creation.
Christ our Lord,
both divine and human,
You lived among us and died for our sins.
Help us to imitate your love for the human family
by recognizing that we are all connected—
to our brothers and sisters around the world,
to those in poverty impacted by environmental devastation,
and to future generations.
giver of wisdom and love,
You breathe life in us and guide us.
Help us to live according to your vision,
stirring to action the hearts of all—
individuals and families,
communities of faith,
and civil and political leaders.
Triune God, help us to hear the cry of those in poverty, and the cry of the earth, so that we may together care for our common home.
ST. RITA MINI FALL FESTIVAL
October 24, 2015
This year we are doing a scaled down version of our prior Fall Festivals.
Fair will be held on Saturday,
October 24 from 4:00 - 8:30 PM.
“St. Rita” Chicken & Sausage Gumbo beginning at 4:00 PM, $6.00 a bowl.
For the Children: Costume Contest at 5:00 PM and Carnival from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Trunk or Treat sponsored by St. Rita Youth!
BINGO from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
We ARE NOT doing a White Elephant or Silent Auction this year.
Donations will be accepted for the Country Store and the Sweet Shop ONLY!!!