WELCOME FR. LOUIS SKLAR, DIOCESAN VOCATIONS DIRECTOR
WOMEN OF GRACE STUDY SIGN UP WEEKEND!
Sessions will be Tuesdays, 12 - 2 PM, beginning September 1
KC ½ CHICKEN FUNDRAISER AFTER 9:30 & 11 AM MASSES
$8 PER PLATE; TO BENEFIT ST. MARY’S TRAINING SCHOOL
Saturday, August 1
4:00 -Mass for Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Bruce Dekeyzer, Andrew Henry, Marjorie Mathews, Grady Sayes, Kenneth Trahan, Ruby Trahan, Rowena Vidrine
5:30 -Mass for Ruth Albritton
Sunday, August 2
8:00 -Mass for Alfred Bordelon, Sr.
9:30 -Mass for Kitty Nassif
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for George Rabalais
6:00 -Mass for De’Ione Chambers
Monday, August 3
8:00 -Mass for Daniel Juneau, Sr.
Tuesday, August 4
8:00 -Mass for Edna Rabalais
10:00-Mass at Lexington House for Majorie Mathews
Wednesday, August 5
8:00 -Mass for Chuck Saucier
Thursday, August 6
8:00 -Mass for all deceased members of the Mayeaux family
1:00 -Wise Crackers (Martin de Porres Room)
Friday, August 7
8:00 -Mass for Moise Brignac, Rita Cormier, Dena Flynn, Alice Holmquist, Millie Navarro, Sid Rud
Saturday, August 8
4:00 -Mass for all Thelma & Patty Allen, Emile Belgard, Nelda Fontenot, Carmel Glorioso, Andrew Henry, Julius Michiels, Kenneth Trahan, Grady Sayes, Ruby Trahan, Rowena Vidrine, J. J. & Una Wilson
5:30 -Mass for Jack Dekeyzer, Julie Dekeyzer Williams
Sunday, August 9
8:00 -Mass for Kevin Thiels
9:30 -Mass for John & Faye Pontif
11:00 -Mass for the people of the parish
12:30 -Spanish Mass for John Day
6:00 -Mass for Luke Difulco, Sr.
ALTAR FLOWERS were provided in loving memory of Carmel Glorioso by her children. 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 Nelda Fontenot by Judy Madden and family; and Irene Rubau by Anita Wooley. 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: Kgs 19:4-8 Ps 34:2-9 Eph 4:30-5:2 Jn 6:41-51 Catechism 1402-1405
OUR OFFERTORY GIFTS
Average expenses for week $ 21,552.76
Gifts for the week of July 26 $ 25,918.49
Over for the week of July 26 $ 4,365.73
Holy Family Center
Balance on HFC Note 07/03/2015 $ 486,287.39
Monthly Note on HFC $ 15,000.00
Collected HFC Note Month of July $ 9,302.33
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
The crowd in today’s Gospel demanded a sign of Jesus and wanted to know what “work” He did to inspire their faith. May our faithful stewardship be a sign to others that we, like the Ephesians in the second reading, have laid aside our former way of life and acquired a “fresh, spiritual way of thinking” in Christ.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED AND THE CONSOLATION OF THEIR FAMILIES: James Daryl St. Romain
OUR SICK: Gary Baillio, Helen Candiloro, Michael Chustz, Patricia Haftman, Silvia Martinez, Harvey Norman, Justin Roy, Catherine Turner, Robert Wilson
RECOVERING, CONVALESCING OR ONGOING TREATMENT: Joan Andries, Harry Armand, Mary Jane Britt, Colinda Byrnes, Bralynn Cooke, Gayle Dubea, Deacon Ray Gibson, Tina LaBorde, Ressie Lemoine, Leah Leonard, Peggy Marcotte, Amy Marks, Ronald Moreau, Baby Sydney Rud, 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: George Allen, Jr., 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, Grace Metoyer, 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 email@example.com. Please keep all our military and their families in your prayers.
FINANCE COUNCIL & STEWARDSHIP & PASTORAL COUNCIL will have a joint meeting on Wednesday, August 19 at 12:00 noon in the Moreau Room.
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 2015-2016 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 16 for grades Pre-K thru 8. We will have registration in the Holy Family Center on Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Please register your child/ren at this time. Thank you! – Sr. Nell Murray
ATTENTION ALL NINTH GRADERS! We are offering a 9th Grade program again on Wednesday nights! This program will be separate from CCD, but will follow the CCD Schedule, and will be taught by our Associate Director of Religious Education, Christine Gormsen. All St. Rita Church parishioners are invited! You are asked to register when CCD Registration is held on Wednesday, August 19th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Holy Family Center. For more information about this program, please call 445-7141 ext 216.
Notes from the Pastor......
We welcome Fr. Louis Sklar who will be with us at all the Masses to speak about Vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Fr. Sklar, a former associate pastor of St. Rita (2001 - 2003) has recently been appointed as Vocations Director and Director of Seminarians for the Diocese of Alexandra. Welcome, Fr. Sklar!
Our Annual Brunch Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, August 15. We will begin our day with a special 8:00 AM Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary (NOT a holy day of obligation this year). Our presenter will be Msgr. Daniel Torres of the Diocese of Lake Charles, and his topic will be Mary, Our Mother. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and we will dismiss by 12:30 PM. Please call the 445-7141, ext. 214 to register!
Next week Derek Ducote and the other seminarians of the Diocese will be on retreat in preparation of the upcoming academic year. Please keep our seminarians in your prayers. Derek will be with us until August 20.
ATTENTION ALL TENTH GRADERS! This is the year that you begin Confirmation preparation! Confirmation classes will be on Wednesday nights, taught by Janet Opdenhoff. All 10th Graders, whether public school, private school, or Holy Savior Menard students, are asked to register NOW. A letter and registration form was mailed to all 10th graders registered in the parish; if you did not receive a letter/registration form, please call 445-7141 ext 216.
CONFIRMATION INFORMATIONAL MEETING for all 1st and 2nd year confirmation candidates will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 PM in the Holy Family Center. For more information, call Ms. Gormsen at 445-7141 ext 216.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: If you are celebrating a 25, 40, 50, 60, 65 or 70th wedding anniversary in 2015, we would like to honor you on Sunday, February 14, 2016 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 the Church Office at 445-7141 ext 214. Deadline is September 1, 2015.
PRAYER BLANKET MINISTRY sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court Desmond.
The Prayer Blankets are given to:
●Any adult or child with a physical or emotional illness
●Individuals preparing for surgery or recovering from an acute illness
●Individuals living with chronic conditions or in treatment for a life threatening illness
●Anyone experiencing a crisis such as the loss of a loved one, loss of job, relationship crisis, etc......
●High risk pregnancy, miscarriage or neonatal crisis
You can pick up a prayer blanket from the church office during normal business hours. For more information contact, Mrs. Ona Wilson, 640-2159, Mrs. Sherry Hebert, 484-4797 or the church office 445-7120.
WEDNESDAY EVENING MEALS: Will be served in the HOLY FAMILY CENTER beginning on September 16. They will be served from 4:30 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
BBQ ½ CHICKEN FUND RAISER sponsored by the KC Council #1134 to benefit St. Mary’s Training School on Sunday, August 2 beginning at 10:00 AM until they run out, in the Holy Family Center. Dinners are $8.00, eat in or take out.
ATTENTION ALL PRESENT
AND NEW ALTAR SERVERS
IN GRADES 4 AND ABOVE:
3rd Annual Altar Server Get Together
Saturday, August 22
11:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Four Seasons Bowling Alley
3510 North Blvd
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.