PLEASE PRAY FOR THE 42 STUDENTS FROM ST RITA
attending the Steubenville Youth Conference this weekend!!
CENLA HOMELESS COALITION
selling raffle tickets after all Masses this weekend
Saturday, June 25
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Toney & Marie Carcara, Anna Cooper, Bruce Dekeyzer, Lucille Dunn, Mary Margaret Matassa, Jack North, George & Edna Rabalais, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, David Tran, Living & deceased members of the Brydels, Turner & Verzwyvelt Families
5:30 -Mass for Peggy Marcotte
Sunday, June 26
8:00 -Mass for H.A. Thiels
9:30 -Mass for Mary Margaret Matassa
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for Wanda Burrows
6:00 -Mass for Dena Flynn
Monday, June 27
8:00 -Mass for Julius Michiels
Tuesday, June 28
8:00 -Mass for Daniel Juneau Sr.
8:00 -High School Youth Mass & Fellowship (HFC)
10:00 -Mass at Lexington Nursing Home for Fred Geisel
Wednesday, June 29
8:00 -Mass for Alfred and Rhonda Bordelon
Thursday, June 30
8:00 -Mass for Aunt Janie
1:00 -Wise Crackers (HFC Martin de Porres room)
3:00 -High School Youth Group (HFC Foyer)
Friday, July 1
8:00 -Mass for Mary Margaret Matassa, Patricia O’Neill, Angie Roberts, Eleanor Roberts, Sid Rud
Saturday, July 2
4:00 -Mass for Thelma and Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Anna Cooper, Bruce Dekeyzer, Lucille Dunn, Marvin Finney, W.C. Johnson, Jr., Mary Margaret Matassa, Betty Mathews, Paris and Ann Murchison, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, David Tran, In Thanksgiving
5:30 -Mass for Joe Serio
Sunday, July 3
8:00 -Mass for Brenda Seiler
9:30 -Mass for Bart and Eric Wilmore
11:00 -Mass for all people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for John Crawford
6:00 -Mass for the Intention of Margarite Robin
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 by Peggy Guillory in honor of what would have been hers and Lannie’s 42nd Wedding Anniversary. 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.
READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND: Is 66:10-14c Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20 Gal 6:14-18 Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9 Catechism 293-301
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of June 19 $ 25,373.40
Over for the week of June 19 $ 3,820.64
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC note 06/03/16 $ 311,820.25
Monthly note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected on HFC month of June $ 6,791.50
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
In today’s second reading, St Paul provides a wonderful one-sentence summary of Christian stewardship: “Out of love, place yourselves at one another’s service.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: Willena Normand, John “Brad” White
OUR SICK: Delores Brown, Brenda Rodgers, Erlinda Scadlock, Braxton Willis, Frank Zangla
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: John Adams, Shirley Agliano, Joan Andries, Ed Ball, Deacon Ray Gibson, Joy Hodges, Lisa Lachney, Ressie Lemoine, Amy Marks, Otis Monroe, Nita Parker, Terry Parker, Rickey Sayes, Nancy Thiels Smith, Erica Stewart, Ilene VanGossen, Jean Wehrle
OUR SHUT- INS: Jacqueline Barthel, Minnie Basco, Margaret Beaubouef, Lizzie Belgard, Maretta Benoit, Nellie Bordelon, Shirley Bost, Florence Broussard, Ray Broussard, Marcelle Campo, Joyce Carmouche, Alfred Cook, Sr., Nancy Cook, Carmen Costa, Rebecca Curcio, Myrtis Daigre, Bennye David, Yvonne Dubroc, Houston Dunn, Michael Dwyer, Elsie Farman, Aline Garon, Mary Gaspard, Mary Gauthier, Jeanette Gilmore, Jessie Griffin, Ruby Guilbeaux, Anita Guillory, Dorothy Harmeier, Claire Hebert, J.R. Herrin, Bertha Hopewell, Virginia Jackson, Audrey Jusselin, Carol Jusselin, Molly Kopycinski, Joyce Laborde, Victoria Lacour, Patricia Lamkin, Peggy Lamkin, Ruth Lejeune, Mary Lena, Josephine Marcotte, Eula Maumphrey, Dorothy McGee, Eliska Michel, Clemmie Michiels, Eliska Michiels, Lettie Michiels, Ann Miller, Ovada Morgan, Patsy Myers, Hilda Naquin, Jane Ormsby, Yvonne Perrin, Mary Perschy, June Peterson, Rose Ponthieux, Phyllis Potts, Jocelyn Prescott, Willis Rabalais, Shirley Rini, Arispa Rue, Ava Salih, Joyce Scallan, Pat Schneider, Jeannette Smith, Mary Snow, Ina Steiner, Jane Thiels, Lloyd Trahan, Catherine Turner, Michael Turner, Susan Turner, Leala Vercher, Virginia Verzwyvelt, Willie Voorhies, Gloria White, Anita Wooley, 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, Captain Christina Frazier, Captain Mike Frazier, Sgt. Matthew Gallagher, Carl Greene, SFC Steven C. Looney, HA Jacob A. Orlando, HN Christian Perkins, Greg Perkins, 2nd Lt. Rachel Salpietra, PVT Morley Setliff, PFC Michael Smilie, 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.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION provides the Holy Father with the funds he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression and natural disasters. Through your generosity, we can cast the peace of Christ upon the world. You may use the envelope in your monthly packet or a clearly marked pew envelope and drop it in the collection basket.
CATHOLIC INQUIRY (RCIA)–If you are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, please call Sr. Nell Murray at 445-7141 ext. 215. We are glad to work within your schedule and help you in any way to become a Catholic. Come and talk to us.
–Sr. Nell Murray
ATTENTION 10TH GRADERS who are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Letters and registration forms were mailed out last week to all 10th graders registered at St. Rita Church. If you are interested, please fill out the registration form and return as soon as possible. Confirmation preparation, a two-year program, begins in the Sophomore year and ends with the Sacrament of Confirmation during Spring 2018. Classes begin in September. If you do not receive a letter and would like to register, contact Ms. Christine Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 216.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: If you are celebrating a 25, 40, 50, 60, 65 or 70th wedding anniversary in 2016, we would like to honor you on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the 11:00 Mass and present you with a Papal Blessing in honor of your marriage from the Holy Father, Pope Francis. If you would like to participate, please call 445-7141 ext 214. Deadline for calling is September 1, 2016.
ST. RITA HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH grades 9 - 12 meet on Tuesday with 8:00 AM Mass until 11:00 AM and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Holy Family Center Foyer. All high school youth in the parish are invited!! –Mr. James Opdenhoff
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL HOMELESS HOUSING RESOURCE CENTER.
Raffle Tickets on sale in Holy Family Center after all Masses this weekend.
A good way to help the homeless in our area is to support the renovation of the building at 1515 Jackson Street -- the future site of the Virginia Soprano Housing Resource Center. When renovations are complete, homeless will be able to take showers, wash clothes, receive mail, make telephone calls, and receive case management or other support services all at this one location.
Support the Housing Resource Center throughout June by:
● Eating at Wildwood Pizza on the corner of Jackson St. and Texas Ave. in Alexandria on Tuesdays in June. Owner Gary Perkins has generously pledged to give 10% of the profits on those days toward the renovation.
● Buying chances on an I-Pad Mini to be given anyone holding a ticket whose numbers match the last three picked in the Louisiana lottery each Wednesday night from July 13 through Sept. 28. That's 12 chances to win per ticket! (The CENLA Homeless Coalition will keep track of the winning numbers and tickets just in case you miss you big night!)
Tickets are $25/each and can be purchased by calling John Amos at 318-451-8042 or email@example.com.
DIOCESAN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION for married couples celebrating a 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 anniversary in 2016 on Sunday, July 31, 2:00 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Call 445-6424 ext 213 for more information.
PILGRIMAGE TO ROME JUNE 2017: Fr. Taylor will be leading a pilgrimage to Rome in early June of 2017. An informational meeting with Fr. Taylor and the Tour company is Tuesday, August 2 at 6:00 PM in the foyer of the Holy Family Center. For more information call, Fr. Taylor at 445-7141 ext 211.
USCCB FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM. Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. Please pray for peace and religious freedom in our nation. Daily reflections are available at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/fortnight-for -freedome-reflections.cfm
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Rekindle your love for another on a get-away weekend. What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on each other and your marriage? Consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend to renew those feelings you had during your first few years together. The next two weekends are July 22-24 and Oct 14-15 at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center in Baton Rouge. You can get more information or register online at LAMS-wwme.org or by calling 470-297-8560
MENARD EAGLES BASKETBALL SKILLS NIGHTS: Keep your kids active this summer with Holy Savior Menard's basketball team. Each Wednesday from June 22 through July 27, kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in a special basketball clinic that will include skills sessions, player evaluations, 5 on 5 games and basketball contests. The cost to participate is $20 per child per session. For more information, contact Brian Terwillinger at 860-485-5347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENARD EAGLETTES SUMMER DANCE CAMP: Young dancers, entering Kindergarten through 6th grade, are invited to attend a Summer Dance Camp July 25-29 at Holy Savior Menard, sponsored by the Golden Eaglettes and Emerald Eaglettes dancelines. The camp will be held from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM daily, with a final dance performance for parents on July 29 at 1:00 PM. Extended daycare is available until 4:00 PM for only $25 per day. Cost is $85. For more information or to register, email Sandy Oestriecher at email@example.com.
MENARD EAGLES BASKETBALL CAMP: Sharpen your basketball skills before school is back in session! Holy Savior Menard's basketball team is hosting its annual basketball camp Aug. 1-5 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Learn from coach Brian Terwilliger, staff and varsity basketball players as you improve your game! Campers will work on dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding -- all the essentials of the game! The cost is $100 per child. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-13. For more information, contact, Brian Terwillinger at 860-485-5347 or firstname.lastname@example.org.