Upcoming Liturgies, Evening Prayer & Penance

March 1st – Ash Wednesday

  • Mass – 7am, 9:30am, Noon, & 7:30pm

Stations of the Cross

  • Fridays during Lent – 2:15pm with School (Mar 10 thru Apr 7 ONLY)  &  7pm (Every Friday during Lent)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation(Confession):

(In addition to the regular times)

  • Fridays during Lent – 6pm – 6:45pm
  • Wed. Mar 22nd, Mar. 29th & Apr 5th @ 5pm – 6:30pm

Evening Prayer & Benediction

  • Thurs Mar 2nd, Tues Mar 14th, Tues Mar 21st, Tues Mar 28th, Tues Apr 4th

Holy Week Schedule

  • Sat, Apr 8th – 4pm Vigil w/Blessing of Palms
  • Sun, Apr 9th – Palm Sunday – Masses @ 7:30am, 9:30 am, 11:30am & 7:30pm
  • Mon, Apr 10th – Mass at 7am & 8:30am; Holy Hour w/Evening Prayer & Benediction @ 6pm
  • Tues, Apr 11th – Mass at 7am & 8:30am; Holy Hour w/Evening Prayer & Benediction @ 6pm
  • Wed, Apr 12th – Mass at 7am & 8:30am; Holy Hour w/Evening Prayer & Benediction @ 6pm
  • Thurs, Apr 13th - Holy Thursday – NO MORNING MASS; Morning Prayer @ 7am & 8:30am; Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 7pm
  • Fri, Apr 14th – Good Friday – NO MORNING MASS; Morning Prayer at 7am & 8:30am; Celebration of the Lord’s Passion @ 3pm; Confessions 6pm – 6:45pm; Stations of the Cross @ 7pm
  • Sat, Apr 15th – Holy Saturday – NO MORNING MASS; Morning Prayer at 8:30am; Confessions 3pm – 4pm; Easter Vigil Mass @ 8pm
  • Sun, Apr 16th – Easter Sunday –  Masses @ 7:30am, 9:30 am, 11:30am & 7:30pm

What can I give up for Lent?

Rather than give up some trivial pleasure like candy or beer…. What about giving up 15 minutes each day to do something very meaningful toward making true repentance in our hearts and minds; something we’ve always SAID we have wanted to do but never actually do, like reading Scripture or familiarizing ourselves with the Catechism of the Catholic Church; something concrete that will help us understand the path of life that leads to ETERNAL HAPPINESS WITH GOD???

Can we give up just 15 minutes per day of social media, video games, or watching the political posturing on news channels?

Now, I understand that we probably wouldn’t be able to read the Bible or the entire Catechism during this Lenten season, but there are certain sections of the Catechism and Books of the Bible that we are certainly capable of reading in bite-sized quantities in just 15 minutes per day.

Option 1 – Suggestion for Lent

  • Read both Gospels of Luke and John. (They are both Gospels but written very differently).  The Gospel of Luke contains 24 chapters while John contains 21 chapters for a total of 45 chapters.  Guess what??? From Ash Wednesday to Good Friday there are 45 days.  That equates to only 1 chapter per day, which certainly can be read in less than 15 minutes.

Option 2 – Suggestion for Lent

  •  Read Part 3 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which addresses our Life in Christ.

Section 1 in that Part explains Man’s Vocation.  This is a great start to understanding the very purpose of our lives.  Its is 75 pages short.  That equates to 1 1/2 pages per day or 9 paragraphs per day.

Section 2 in that Part delves into the Ten Commandments.  There’s a lot more to these commandments of God than just the surface.  This section is a little longer at 113 pages, but that’s still less than 2 pages per day!!

Option 3- Suggestion for Lent

  • Read Part 4 of the Catechism, which addresses the power of Prayer.  It is also 75 pages, but fewer paragraphs, only 8 paragraphs per day will get you through the entire Part 4 on Prayer.

Option 4 – Suggestion for Lent

  •  Read just the Passion Narratives from each Gospel accounts. Below is a breakdown of the verses.  The breakdown amounts to less than 45 verses per day, which certainly can be read in less than 15 minutes.

The Passion Narratives

1st Week

  • Mon.  MT 26:1 – 46
  • Tues.  MT 26: 47 – 75
  • Wed.  MT 27: 1 – 31
  • Thurs. MT 27: 31 – 66
  • Fri.  MT 28: 1 – 20

2nd Week

  • Mon.  MK 14: 1 – 42
  • Tues.  MK 14: 43 – 72
  • Wed.  MK 15: 1 – 32
  • Thurs. MK 15: 33 – 47
  • Fri.  MK 16: 1 – 20

3rd Week

  • Mon.  LK 22: 1 – 38
  • Tues.  LK 22: 39 – 71
  • Wed.  LK 23: 1 – 43
  • Thurs. LK 23: 44 – LK 24: 12
  • Fri.  LK 24: 13 – 53

4th Week

  • Mon.  JN 12: 1 – 50
  • Tues.  JN 13: 1 – 38
  • Wed.  JN 14: 1 – JN 15: 17
  • Thurs. JN 15: 18 – JN 16: 33
  • Fri.  JN 17: 1 – 26

5th Week

  • Mon.  JN 18: 1 – 32
  • Tues.  JN 18: 33 – JN 19: 16
  • Wed.  JN 19: 17 – 42
  • Thurs. JN 20: 1 – 31
  • Fri.  JN 21: 1 – 25

 

Fr. Steve Bruno

Dads’ Club Fish Fry

March Fish Fry 2017

Health Scan Jan. 17th & 18th

Do you have: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, a family history of stroke, heart attack, or aortic aneurysm?

Are you: A smoker, diabetic, overweight, or physically inactive?

Stroke Scan Plus will be in the parish on January 17th & 18th to provide health scans.  Please call 1-866-935-7226 to schedule your appointment.  Don’t miss this opportunity for early detection and prevention!

For more details please click the link below:

Stoke Scan Plus Details

 

Schedule for Upcoming Holy Days & Special Feasts

Holy Days of Obligation and Special Feasts coming up (changes from past in bold):

All Saints Day

Oct 31 – 6:00 Vigil

Nov 1 – 7:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

12 Noon

7:30 p.m.

 

Thanksgiving

Nov 24 – NO 7:00 a.m. Mass

9:00 a.m. Mass ONLY

 

Immaculate Conception

Dec 7 – 7:00 Vigil, in conjunction with the Advent Mission

Dec 8 – 7:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

12 Noon

7:30 p.m.

 

Christmas

Dec 24 – 4:00 Vigil

6:00 Vigil

Dec 25 – 12:00 Midnight Mass

7:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

NO 7:30 p.m. Mass

 

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Dec 31 – 4:00 Vigil

Jan 1 -  12:00 Midnight Mass

7:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

Pecan Festival

The 2016 Pecan Festival is November 11, 12 & 13

Please make plans to come.

Good Food, Good Rides, Good Bands, Good Fun.  You don’t want to miss it.

Band Schedule:

Chee Weez – Friday. 7:30 -10:30pm

Top Cats – Saturday 7:30 – 10:30pm

Cowboy Mouth – Sunday. 6:30 – 8:00pm

Raffle tickets available in church, school and Church Office.

Spaghetti Dinner in Cafeteria Sunday starting at 10:30am

Check us out online at www.stritapecanfestival.com & Friend us on Facebook!!!

RCIA

Do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming  a Catholic?  The RCIA process at St. Rita is open to any adult who has an interest in joining the Catholic Church and Catholics who would like to learn more about their faith or receive the sacrament of 1st Eucharist or Confirmation.  RCIA registration form can be downloaded from below.  Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office.  Please call the church office for more information @ 737-2915 or call Ray Augustin at (504) 251-3107. RCIA registration form

Confirmation 2016-2017

Attention all High School Juniors and Parents! There will be an informational meeting regarding the Sacrament of Confirmation on Monday, August 29th at 7 PM in the Community Room.  Registration Forms can be found on the website www.stritaharahan.com, in the back of church, and in the church office. Please bring the registration form, fees, and a copy of the student’s baptismal certificate to the meeting. All details of Confirmation will be discussed at this time.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Thursday,  April 27, 2017 at 7:00pm.
God Bless!
Erin Maffe
Youth Coordinator/CRE
St Rita Of Cascia Parish

Registration form (Confirmation)

CCD REGISTRATION 2016 – 2017

Does your child attend a public or private school in Kindergarten through 12th grade?  We assist in preparing your child for the vital sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. CCD classes for Kindergarten through 7th grade will begin on September 10th and will go thru May.  Classes are on Saturday mornings in the school from 9:00am – 10:30am.  Please contact Erin Maffe at the church office at 737-2915 (ext. 1206) if you have any questions and for more information on CCD for grades 8th through 12th. Parents of CCD children - The CCD Registration Form for 2016-17  can be downloaded from below.  Fill it out, and mail or bring to the church office. REGISTRATION FORM

Altar Server Summer Activity

Spend an evening getting to know Fr. Steve and Fr. Ken while enjoying food and bowling at Colonial Bowling Lanes on Tuesday July 12th from 5 till 7.  Don’t forget to RSVP by July 8th and turn in your permission slips!