Weekly Bulletin

 

      Volume XXII, No. 29                              July 20, 2014

 

 SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Monday, July 21:                     

 

12:05 p.m.        Walfred J. Pelto, Jr.

                          

 

Tuesday, July 22:          

 

12:05 p.m. Eugenia Mafouz

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 23:

 

12:05 p.m.        Grass & Price Families

 

 

 

Thursday, July 24:       

 

12:05 p.m. Nathan Hughey

 

 

 

Friday, July 25:                       

 

12:05 p.m. Elsie L. Poche

 

 

 

Saturday, July 26:                       

 

4:00 p.m.        Weston Charles Johnson, Jr., Mitzie Rougeou Perry, Joseph B. Wolf, Jr., Mary Claire Upton (living), Joan Davis, Bernice Elias

 

           

 

Sunday, July 27:          Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary                                   Time

 

9:00 a.m. Gordon S. Ducote, Carl A. Jeansonne, Sr., Grass & Price Families, Peter Lorio III, Susan R. Chadwick

 

11:00 a.m.         People of St. Francis Xavier                                          Cathedral Parish

 

5:30 p.m.          Aleda Marien DeKeyzer

 

 

 

SANCTUARY LIGHT

 

The Sanctuary Light will burn for Galardo & LaCroix Families. Please remember them in your prayers.

 

 

 

WEEKEND COLLECTION

 

Weekly Budget                                      $  8,000.00

 

Last Weekend’s Collection                     $  7,763.41

 

Over or (Short)                                      $   (236.59)

 

Permanent Diaconate Program               $    692.00

 

 

 

“FORWARD IN FAITH”

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TO RENOVATE XAVIER HALL

 

 

 

Campaign Goal: $1,000,000.00

 

Amount Pledged: $791, 424.24

 

Cash Amount Received to Date: $758,523.97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MERTON STUDY GROUP – JULY 21    

 

The Thomas Merton study group will meet Monday, July 21 from 6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. in the convent building.  Following upon the study of the life and spiritual development of Thomas Merton, the study group now begins a study of the Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life (Ignatian {Jesuit) spirituality) video series.

 

 

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND -

 

CHURCH IN AFRICA 

 

Next weekend there will be a special collection for the Church in Africa. The Catholic Missions of Africa, Inc. is commissioned to partner with local Catholic dioceses in Africa to assist small rural communities in the development and implementation of sustainable programs aimed at the education, health and financial livelihood of the people, always maintaining and upholding the social teachings, values and service of the Catholic faith. Please be generous next Sunday with the Church in Africa collection.

 

 

 

KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER NATIONAL CONVENTION – JULY 25-29

 

The 99th annual national convention of the Knights of Peter Claver and the 84th annual national convention of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary will be held July 25-29 in Mobile, Alabama.

 

 

 

CATECHIST TRAINING – AUG. 2 & SEPT. 13   

 

A training workshop in teaching skills for all catechists will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the large conference room at the Diocese of Alexandria Office (4400 Coliseum Blvd. – Hwy. 28 West).  The cost is $10.00, including lunch.  Registration is required by July 30.  To register, email emccullough@diocesealex.org or

 

Leave a message at 318-445-6424 ext. 251.

 

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH GOD EVENT – AUG. 5          

 

A night to kick of the school year for all youth groups will be held on Tuesday, August 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor’s Divine Providence Center (2120 Elliott St., Alexandria,) featuring Josh Blakesley Band and Paul Hood including time for prayer, music, testimony and Adoration..  Cost: Free.  Parish registration form and flyers available at www.diocesealex.org/youthministry.  You may call Luc Noel for more information at 318-445-6424 Ext. # 207.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINARS ON CHRISTIAN HEALING – AUGUST 9-10  

 

Christos Encounter: Seminars on Christian Healing prayer, will be offered this summer at Maryhill Renewal Center, by Jim and Dr. Christy Gootee and the Two Hearts Team.  The class brings you much healing and teaches you to pray for others as well.  The course will be held, August 9-10.  The hours are from 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.  Each weekend costs $100.00, which includes course manual and teaching material. Overnight stay is available for $40.00 extra per night. For more information or to register you may call 318-641-6745 or email jcgootee@gmail/.com..

 

 

 

BRUNCH WORKSHOP ON “THE SACRAMENTS”         

 

The St. Rita Spiritual Formation Commission will sponsor the annual Brunch Workshop Aug. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Holy Family Center.  Fr. Hector Medina, from the Diocese of Fort Worth, will present Sacraments: The Language We Speak.  Fr. Medina has worked with divorce ministry studies, Canon Law at Catholic University, and worked in the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth.  He has also served as a chaplain to Beginning Experience retreat and is the author of December Roses: Pastoral Reflections on Divorce.  For more information call 318-448-3333.

 

 

 

HOST A CHRISTIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT     

 

Christian volunteers, with or without children at home, are needed to host Christian international high school students for 2014 – 2015 school year.  The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance, have spending money for their personal expenses, and hope to arrive in AUGUST for enrollment in their new high school.  For more information, please contact Yvette at SHARE! by telephone 800-941-3738,    email info@sharesouthwest.org, or you may visit  the website at sharesouthwest.org.

 

 

 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE – NOV. 1-11

 

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, Southeastern Lieutenancy, is offering a pilgrimage to the Holy Land Nov. 1 – 11, 2014 at a cost of $3,735.00 per person, double occupancy.  The trip departs Newark, non-stop to Tel Aviv and includes first class hotels, private motor coach transportation, breakfast and dinner and all fees and taxes.  Fr. Peter Vasko, O.F.M., and president of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy land will be the spiritual leader throughout the trip.  Fr. Peter has lived in Jerusalem for the past 27 years and is internationally known for his work in the Holy Land.  For more information, contact Pierre or RozAllemond, co-masters of pilgrimages at 318-452-6443 or 318-452-6442.

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

Leo Aragon, Eric Ashworth, Brittnie Chenevert, Donald Deville, Lucille Ducote, Janet Marcantel, Stephen St. Pierre, Betty Veillon, Zona Nicholas, and Rev. Taylor Reynolds, July 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NECROLOGY
    Rev. Vernon Bordelon                       +July 23, 1991
Rev. Thomas Connors                       +July 25, 1962

 

FOR OUR MILITARY    

 

If members of your family have been called to active military duty, or are already on active duty, please let us know, and we will place their names for prayer in the church bulletin.  Please call the church secretary at telephone 445-1451, ext. 14, or you may email her at aryder@parish.diocesealex.org.  Known military are: Brent Marcus Barbour, Byron P. Barbour, Wesley A. Bonner, Chad Bordelon, Quincy Bordelon, Andrew Hill, Jeffrey Kelso, Timothy McGlothlin, Brandon Paul McNamara, Michael Tyler Mitchell, Gregory B. Perkins, Keith Reeves, and Kevin Raines.

 

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS

 

Joseph Desimone, Derek Ducote, and Justin Ward.

 

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DEACON ASPIRANT

 

Luke White

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK       

 

Nell Atwood, Donnie Bowers, Patti Brevelle, Robert Carter, Linda Cazes, Donald Coco, Mary Emma Coutee, JoAnn Cumella, Stephen J. D’Angelo, Darrell Dunlap, Chuck Haise, Monica Chang – Hunt,  Eva Marie Lacour, Martha & Huey Lawson, Dee Dee Mayeux, Beverly Moreau, Brett Eric Papillion, Nicholas Parrino, Mary J. Reed, Vianna Theresa Sonnier, Jerri Stiller,  Veronica Wright.

 

We encourage our parishioners to call with the name of family members who are ill and wish to be remembered in prayer in the weekly church bulletin weeks.  Their names will remain on the list for approximately two weeks. Please notify the church secretary by Wednesday at 318-445-1451 x 14 so they can be included for the upcoming weekly church bulletin. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that your family member may be taken off the list.

 

Before someone’s name is placed in prayer, be sure to have permission from that person to publicize his or her name in the bulletin.

 

 

 

ADVERTISER FOR THE WEEK

 

 Kramer Funeral Home

Alexandria, Louisiana

 

 

 

       

 

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