• Sunday Bulletin, September 28, 2014
      VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
      THIS SUNDAY
      12 Noon, Holy Family Center...
      all parish volunteers are invited!

      RITE OF ACCEPTANCE 1ST YEAR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
      6:00 Mass this Sunday

      BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS,
      NEXT SUNDAY OCTOBER 5, 4:00 PM
      Bring your pets for a special blessing
      for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi!


      PARISH CALENDAR

      Saturday, September 27
      4:00    -Mass for Joyce Adams, Thelma & Patti Allen, Denise Gremillion Bankovic, Larry Cancienne, Sam & Myrtle Debona, Bruce Dekeyzer, Lannie Guillory, Sal & John Manichia, Annette Merritt, Ervin Riche, Kevin Sanchez, Ruby Trahan, Frank & Celestine Zangla
      5:30    - Mass for Barbara Jeansonne

      Sunday, September 28
      8:00    -Mass for Glen Scarborough
      9:30    -Mass for James Ochsenfield
                  -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 Mary Lee Foreman
      6:00    -Mass for Brandon LaBorde

      Monday, September 29
      8:00    -Mass for Annette Merritt

      Tuesday, September 30
      8:00    -Mass for Henry Ardoin
      10:00    -Mass at Lexington House Nursing Home for Pauline Crawford
      6:30        –RCIA (Moreau Room)

      Wednesday, October 1
      8:00    -Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
      4:30    -Wednesday Evening Meal (HFC)
      6:00    -CCD & 9th Grade Program (HFC)

      Thursday, October 2
      8:00    -Mass for Julius Michiels
      6:30    -KC 1134 Meeting (HFC Foyer)

      Friday, October 3
      8:00    -Mass for Dena Flynn, Sid Rud

      Saturday, October 4
      4:00        -Mass for Joyce Adams, Thelma & Patty Allen, Larry Cancienne, John Day, Sam & Myrtle Debona, Bruce Dekeyzer, Marvin Finney, Lannie Guillory, Toni Lynn Hogue, Annette Merritt, Ervin Riche, Kevin Sanchez, Ruby Trahan, Living & deceased members of the Messina family
      5:30        -Mass for Denise Gremillion Bankovic

      Sunday, September 28
      8:00    -Mass for John & Lena Rini
      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 George Rabalais
      6:00    -Mass for Peter Lorio

      ALTAR FLOWERS were donated in memory of Jack Dekeyzer and Julie Dekeyzer Williams by Bettye Dekeyzer. 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 Irma VanGossen by Jean Hollier. 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 5:1-7 Ps 80:9, 12-16, 19-20 Phil 4:6-9 Mt 21:33-43Catechism 2816-2821

      WEDNESDAY EVENING MEAL: 4:30 - 6:00 PM in the Holy Family Center, this week’s menu: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Crackers, Dessert, Tea. Cost is $5.00. Workers this week are Cindy Campbell, Larry Robin, Margarite Robin, Myrtis Peychaud, Leonard Wilson, Ona Wilson and the weekly regulars.

      OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS

      Regular Collection    
      Average expenses for week                $21,552.76
      Gifts for the week of September 21     $20,017.78
      Short for the week of September 21    $1,534.98
      Holy Family Center    
      Balance on HFC Note 09/04/2014         $690,545.21
      Collected on Pledges Month of Sept     $12,095.77
      Balance on School Loan 09/04/2014     $75,051.87

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

          The first son in today’s Gospel said he would do his father’s bidding, but did not. The second son balked at first, but then repented and did as he was asked. What service is God calling me to do? Which son am I more like?

      OUR SICK: Daniel Crooks, Belva Evans, Mary Funk, Jack Haller, Bertha Paul, Josephine Richardson, Ralph Verzwyvelt

      RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan  Andries, Mary Jane Britt, Bralynn Cooke, Pat Curcio, Gayle Dubea, Diane Geisel, Sharon Henry, Fr. George Krosfield, Tina LaBorde, Landon Pyburn, Erica Stewart, Mike Tassin, 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, Doris Greene, Jessie Griffin, Anita Guillory, Jack Haller, Dorothy Harmeier, Rose Harmon, Claire Hebert, Bertha Hopewell, Virginia Jackson, Mary Jones, Tess Kirkwood, Patricia Lamkin, Alice LeJeune, Ressie Lemoine, Josephine Marcotte, Bessie Martin, Alice Mathews, Marjorie Mathews, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, 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,  Theresa Rudisill, Joyce Scallan, Acadia St.Dozier, Phyllis St. Romain, 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, 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.

      RITE OF ACCEPTANCE for 1st year confirmation candidates this 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

      ATTENTION NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: There will be training immediately after the 8:00 and 9:30 Masses next Sunday for all NEW Eucharistic Ministers.

      MISSALETTE ADS: If you have a business, and would like to advertise in our Missalette, please call Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210. Ads are located on the front cover of the hymnals. Small ads are $150 and large ads are $275. Ads are reworked and redone in October. The new ads will be replaced on the first Sunday of Advent.    – Mrs. Etta Ohrt


      Notes from the Pastor......

       Next weekend, October 4 and 5, we celebrate as a Church Respect Life Sunday. This year’s theme, Each Of Us Is A Masterpiece of God’s Creation, reflects the mission of our Holy Father, Pope Francis.     

       Pope Francis, who has captivated the world with his humility and compassion, shows through his actions the words he spoke in 2013: “Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.”
       
        Please pray for an end to abortion, euthanasia, and all acts, systems and ideologies that do not support the dignity of life.
                      
         In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, (October 4) the patron of animals and the environment, we will have a special Blessing of  the Animals for your pets next Sunday, October 5!

         We ask that you bring your pets to the Courtyard of the Holy Family Center at 4:00 PM.  (Dogs should be leashed or crated, and cats should be crated!)  You can bring your birds, your fish or your large animals in a trailer!
           
         Please join us with your families as we celebrate God’s creation on the Feast of St. Francis!    –Fr. Scott

      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 de Porres Room at the Holy Family Center. For more information call Sr. Hannah at 445-7141 ext 216.
          
      HALLOWEEN CANDY & PECAN DONATIONS NEEDED: Donations of Halloween Candy and Pecans are needed for the Fall Festival.  You can drop off your donations in the Sacristy before or after any Mass or at the Parish Office during business hours. Thank you for your continued support!

      KC COUNCIL #1134 will meet on Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 PM in the Holy Family Center Foyer. All men of the parish are invited to join us.

       
      FALL FESTIVAL 2014
      October 25 & 26

      Items needed for Auction
      Furniture, Antiques, Large Pictures, Collectibles,
      Outside Items, Planters, etc.........

      Items Needed for Country Store
      Jams, Jellies, Canned Figs, Canned Fruit, Handmade Crafts, Wreaths, etc.........

      Items needed for White Elephant
      Dishes, Nic Nacs, Books, Toys,
      Household items, etc......
      NO CLOTHING ITEMS

      Halloween Candy & Pecans
      needed for the Carnival

      Raffle Tickets available at church office
      1ST prize: $500
      2nd prize: $300
      3rd prize: $200

      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 - 2:00 PM
      PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANY ITEMS
      ON THE WEEKEND

      For more information call
      Debbie Brown at 445-7141 ext 214 or
      Etta Ohrt at 445-7141 ext 210