Weekly Bulletin

 

                

     Volume XXII, No. 31                              August 3, 2014

 

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

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INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

 

Monday, August 4:                  

12:05 p.m.        Mikey Doty

                                   

Tuesday, August 5:       

12:05 p.m. Pauline Johnson

 

Wednesday, August 6: Transfiguration of the Lord

12:05 p.m.        Grass & Price Families

 

Thursday, August 7:    

12:05 p.m. Venix Bordelon

 

Friday, August 8:                     

12:05 p.m. Ruby Lee

 

Saturday, August 9:     
4:00 p.m.         Sam & Velma Galardo, John Swart, Aleda Marien DeKeyzer, E. V. Tiny Moore, Joan Davis, Walter Pearson

           

Sunday, August 10:      Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary                                      Time

9:00 a.m.     Joseph T. Simms, Jr. & John Gregory Simms, Grass & Price Families, Peter Lorio III, Susan R. Chadwick, Juanita Perkins

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

5:30 p.m.          Selma Sayer

 

SANCTUARY LIGHT

The Sanctuary Light will burn for Carl Jeansonne Family. Please remember them in your prayers.

 

WEEKEND COLLECTION

Weekly Budget                                      $  8,000.00

Last Weekend’s Collection                     $  7,001.00

Over or (Short)                                      $   (999.00)

 

 

“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: $758,848.97

 

MERTON STUDY GROUP – AUGUST 4

The Thomas Merton study group will meet Monday, August 4 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 – RESTORATION FUND 

The monthly collection for the Restoration Fund is being taken up this weekend. Your continued support and generosity is deeply appreciated.

 

COFFEE AND DONUT SOCIAL – AUGUST 3

The Coffee and Donut Social, hosted by the Altar Society, is this week, August 3, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in Xavier Hall.  All are invited and welcome.

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – AUGUST 15

The Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be offered at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14. Masses on Friday, August 15 will be offered at 12:05 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  The Solemnity is a Holy Day of Obligation. Envelopes are included in your monthly packet for the Assumption of Mary Offering.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH GOD EVENT – AUG. 5         

A night to kick off 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” -

AUGUST 16     

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.

Workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: 445-7141, ext. 214.

 

RADIO MARIA SWEEPSTAKES – AUGUST 20  

August 20 is the last day to enter the Radio Maria Queenship of Mary Sweepstakes. You could win the $5,000 Grand Prize!  To enter, you must fill out an official entry form, available at Radio Maria at 601 Washington Street in Alexandria, or by calling 318-561-6145.  Entry forms are also available at the St. Joseph Catholic Center in Alexandria.  A $10.00 donation is recommended, but not required.  All entries must be received by Wednesday, Aug. 20.  Winners will be drawn and announced on the air, on the web, and Facebook on the Feast of the Queenship of Mary on Aug. 22.

 

AN EVENING WITH DAVID MAGEE – AUGUST 23        

You are invited to attend An Evening with David Magee on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville. Acclaimed as one of America’s top sleight of hand artists and manipulator of the human mind, David Magee has generously offered to hold his third annual benefit show, with all proceeds benefitting St. Mary’s School.  Tickets are $75.00 per person and includes a buffet dinner.  To purchase tickets, or submit an item for the silent auction or to become a sponsor, please call Megan Vets at 318-445-6443 ext. 2313.

 

CATECHIST TRAINING – SEPTEMBER 13       

The office of Religious Education and Training is hosting a training workshop in Teaching Skills for all catechists. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the large Conference room at the Diocese of Alexandria Office at 4400 Coliseum Blvd. – Hwy 28 W. The purpose is to help Catechism teachers become more effective. (This is the same training that was held last year.)  The catechist workshop will cover subjects such as: Classroom Management, Rule for effective Discipline, Lesson Planning, Teaching Techniques, Understanding Students at Different Age Levels and with Different Learning Styles, Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities and other Disabilities, and Resources for Catechist. The cost is $10.00, including lunch. Registration is required by Sept. 10.  To register, email emccullough@diocesealex.org or leave a message

at 318-445-6424 ext. 251.

 

NECROLOGY
    Rev. Belton Scallan               +August 7, 1996

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Jimmy Doyle Birdsall,  Mark Dotson, Karen Gauthier, Edmund Gonzales, Miranda Jeansonne, David LaCaze, Paul LeBlanc, Katie Nation, Will Passman, Ross Rivet, Chris Roshto, Geneie Rousseau, Mary Ann Simms, Sally Vandersypen, Rev. Irion St. Romain, Aug. 8

 

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, Will Atwood,  Donnie Bowers, Patti Brevelle, Robert Carter, Linda Caozes, Donald Coco, Mary Emma Coutee, JoAnn Cumella, Stephen J. D’Angelo, Darrell Dunlap, Shirley Flavin, 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, Jerome Bieczad.

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.

 

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     Volume XXII, No. 30                              July 27, 2014

 

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

www.sfxcathedral.org

 

 

 

 

INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

 

Monday, July 28:                     

            12:05 p.m.        Eugenia Mafouz

                                   

Tuesday, July 29:         

        12:05 p.m. Nathan Hughey

 

Wednesday, July 30:

12:05 p.m.        Grass & Price Families

 

Thursday, July 31:       

        12:05 p.m. Mikey Doty 

 

Friday, August 1:          First Friday     

        12:05 p.m. Lucille S. Domingue

 

Saturday, August 2:      First Saturday
9
:00 a.m.         Walter Pierson

             4:00 p.m.        Galardo & LaCroix Families, Ena F.. D’Angelo, Hope Farrar Kramer, Aleda Marien DeKeyzer, Joan Davis, Paulette Gallagher, Tom Gallagher (living)

           

Sunday, August 3:       Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary                                       Time

        9:00 a.m.     Carl A. Jeansonne, Sr. & Family, Deceased members of the Altar Society, Grass & Price Families, Peter Lorio III, Susan R. Chadwick, Juanita Perkins

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

            5:30 p.m.          Adam Daivs

 

SANCTUARY LIGHT

The Sanctuary Light will burn for Aleda Marien DeKeyzer. Please remember her in your prayers.

 

WEEKEND COLLECTION

Weekly Budget                                      $  8,000.00

Last Weekend’s Collection                     $  8683.23

Over or (Short)                                      $   683.23

 

 

“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: $758,848.97

 

 

MERTON STUDY GROUP – JULY 28    

            The Thomas Merton study group will meet Monday, July 28 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 – SOLIDARITY FUND FOR THE CHURCH IN AFRICA 

            The Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa supports the growth of the Church in Africa.  These projects include teaching catechism classes, building new churches, and offering retreats to weary church personnel in conflict areas.  This Collection is a way for us to express solidarity with our African brothers and sisters and to work for their spiritual and material development.  Please be generous in this Collection.

 

FIRST FRIDAY – AUGUST 2

           11:00 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

            11:30 a.m. Confessions

            11:45 a.m. First Friday Devotions
11:50 a.m. Benediction    

            12:05 p.m. Holy Mass

FIRST SATURDAY – AUGUST3

           8:15 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                     First Saturday Devotions

            8:30 a.m. Rosary for Life

                          Confessions

            9:00 a.m. Holy Mass

 

COFFEE AND DONUT SOCIAL – AUGUST 3

            The monthly coffee and donut social, hosted by the Altar Society, will be held next week, August 3, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in Xavier Hall.  All are invited and welcome.

 

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, emailemccullough@diocesealex.orgor

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 atwww.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 emailjcgootee@gmail/.com..

 

BRUNCH WORKSHOP ON “THE SACRAMENTS” –

AUGUST 16     

            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.

 

AN EVENING WITH DAVID MAGEE – AUG 23  

            You are invited to attend An Evening with David Magee on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville. Acclaimed as one of America’s top sleight of hand artists and manipulator of the human mind, David Magee has generously offered to hold his third annual benefit show, with all proceeds benefitting St. Mary’s School.  Tickets are $75.00 per person and includes a buffet dinner.  To purchase tickets, or submit an item for the silent auction or to become a sponsor, please call Megan Vets at 318-445-6443 ext. 2313.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION NEXT WEEK – RESTORATION FUND 

            The monthly collection for the Restoration Fund is being taken up next weekend. Your continued support and generosity is deeply appreciated.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

            Coralie Cook, Neal Dauzat, Angelica Gauthier, Brigitte Kelso, Patricia Little, Herman Martinez, Karlye Mathews, Debra Paul, Louis Pringle, Laurina Sweeney, Vicki Velotta, Rev. David Braquet, July 29, Rev. Charles Morgan, July 29, Rev. Scott Chemino, August 1

NECROLOGY
    Rev. Yves Robitaille,                         +July 27, 1998

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 ataryder@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, Shirley Flavin, 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.  

 

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