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129 2nd Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 Pastor & Director, Fr. Jason Gootee Assistant Campus Minister, Tommy Myrick Secretary, Lisa Powell

Bringing Christ to People and People to Christ Since 1909 Northwestern State University

Church Office: (318)352-2615 Fax: (318)352-8989 Fr. Jason’s Cell Phone: 318-447-4149 (for emergency only) Fr. Jason’s Email: Church Office Email: Office Hours: 8:30—3:-00 Catholic Websites Links:

Mass Schedule Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday

Sacrament of Baptism By Appointment Sacrament of Matrimony At least 4 months in advance

Sacrament of Confession Saturday 3:00 pm—3:45 pm And by appointment

5:30 pm 5:30 pm 8:30 am 4:00 pm 11:00 am 5:00 pm

Anointing of the Sick By Appointment

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Wis 6:12-16 / 1 Thes 4:13-18 / Mt 25:1-13

NOVEMBER 6, 2011


My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Stewardship: Time, Talent & Treasure Nov. 5 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Henry Tauzin, Jean Gill, Dorothy Coutee Lector: Angela Rachal Nov. 6 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Mike Chatelain, Diane Chatelain, Gladys Monette Lector: Susie Brooks 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Don Barker, Mark Adkins, Cheryl Stoker Lector: Patrick Coco

Nov. 26 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Rose Tauzin, Cheryl Chambers, Henry Tauzin Lector: John Durham Nov. 27 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Theresa Vallien, John Denny, Gladys Monette Lector: Susie Brooks 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Mark Adkins, Don Barker, Melanie McCain Lector: Renee Rivers

Nov. 12 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Rose Tauzin , Dorothy Coutee, Cheryl Chambers Lector: Wendy Llorens Nov. 13 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Harriet Guyott, Mike Friday, Gladys Monette Lector: Theresa Vallien 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Mark Adkins, Patrick Coco, Melanie McCain Lector : Renee Rivers

Dec. 3 Dec. 4 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Harriet Guyott, Mike Friday, Gladys Monette 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Don Barker, Cheryl Stoker, Mark Adkins

Nov. 19 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Dorothy Coutee, Henry Tauzin, Jean Gill Nov, 20 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Harriet Guyott, Mike Friday, John Denny 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Patrick Coco, Mark Adkins, Cheryl Stoker

Dec. 10 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Dorothy Coutee, Cheryl Chambers, Henry Tauzin Lector: Angela Rachal Dec. 11 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Mike Chatelain, Diane Chatelain, Gladys Monette Lector: Kristi Ware 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Mark Adkins, Melanie McCain, Cheryl Stoker Lector : Renee Rivers

Lector: Madeline Meziere Lector: Kristi Ware Lector: Melanie McCain

Lector: Theresa Vallien Lector: Melanie McCain

Lectors please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass to properly prepare for weekend Masses. Also we are in NEED of more Extraordinary Ministers.

Collection October 30, 2011 Gratitude & Generosity are Hallmark Christian Virtues!


“…but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps.” - Matthew 25:4 We might think that the wise virgins are selfish for not sharing their oil. Yet, the wise were the ones who brought all they had for the Lord. They did not keep anything back, like the foolish virgins who only brought the least that they could. Reflecting on these virgins we must ask ourselves if we are bringing God all that we can or are we holding things back from God, expecting others to cover for us?

4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. NO MASS 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. NO MASS 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.


Lou Begnaud Dustin Dauzat Don Barker Jackie Jacoby Fr. Jason Gootee John Denny Kathy Friday Selma Nelken 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 5 p.m.

Have you remembered Holy Cross Campus Ministry in your will?

Mass Intentions 11-05 Saturday 11-06 Sunday 11-06 Sunday 11-07 Monday 11-08 Tuesday 11-09 Wednesday 11-10 Thursday 11-11 Friday 11-12 Saturday 11-13 Sunday 11-13 Sunday

Altar Society Charismatic Prayer Group Wednesday Night Supper High School Confirmation RCIA Maintenance & Grounds Adoration Chapel

Our Parish Family

 Moneta Vallien-Mercadel Sadie Stroud No Mass No Mass

Monette & Barras Family Mary Brossett Ricky Prestenbach

***Charismatic Prayer Meeting*** Are you looking for a deeper conversion, a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and a growth in holiness? Would you like to know more about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how you can better serve the Lord and His people? If you are interested, please come to our Charismatic Prayer Meeting on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. held at Holy Cross Church.

Our Parish Family

Calendar 11-07 Monday • High School Confirmation Class: 4:30 p.m. • CCD: 6:00 p.m. 11-08 Tuesday • Charismatic Prayer Meeting: 6:15 p.m.—8 p.m. 11-09 Wednesday • Wednesday Night Supper: 6:30 p.m. 11-10 Thursday • Women’s Potluck Dinner & Rosary: 6:00 p.m. 11-12 Saturday • Men’s Brunch: 10:00 a.m.

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Parish Workday — November 12th Men of the parish...we need you!!! We have lots of work to do in the Via Dolorosa Prayer Garden. There was a lot of damage to the garden when the tree fell. We need help with the repairs of crosses, sprinkler system and fence. For more information or to help, please contact John Denny at 318-352-2615.

In Your Face 2011

Sondra Abrahams in Marksville On Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov 8-9, Mrs. Sondra Abrahams, international speaker, will give talks in church on “Her Life after Death.” Having died on the operating table, she saw fist-hand, Heaven, Hell & Purgatory. Jesus told her she would remember this; she revived & has given testimony around the world of what the Lord showed her. You’ll hear about Guardian Angels and encounters with deceased relatives and friends and gain insights about the realities of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. Her amazing testimony gives evidence that death is only the beginning. A love offering will be taken during the talks. Come join and bring a friend. St. Joseph’s Church, Marksville, LA Tues., Nov. 8 6:30 p.m. Rosary TALK for all ages Wed., Nov. 9 6:30 p.m. TALK for Youth (all are welcome)

St. Frances Cabrini Church will host In Your Face 2011 on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. for all high school youths. Come and relive the Steubenville South experience with us again this winter. Featuring Chris Padgett as the entertaining keynote speaker, Paul George as the host, Paul Hood as the music leader and Father Jose Robles-Sanchez as the Mass celebrant. Register by Nov. 25 and the cost is $20 per person; register after Nov. 25 Women’s Catholic Charismatic Conference and the cost is $25. For more information, call 318-445-4588 or email The Diocesan Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Alexandria is hosting a Women’s Catholic or go to ismatic conference on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Maryhill ReCatholic Classics Advent Series newal Center in Pineville, LA. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and The Office of Religious Formation and Training will present an Advent the conference will end with a vigil Mass at Maryhill at 5:00 pm. series made up of presentations on the faith by captivating Catholic Speakers are Fr. Harold Imamshah, Aggie Neck, and Leslie Bertucci. priests. The schedule includes: The day is filled with praise and worship music, talks, workshops, and Avoyelles Deanery: testimonies. The conference cost is $45.00 which includes registraSt. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura, 6 pm by Fr. Chad Partain tion, continental breakfast and lunch. Housing is available for $35.00 Advent Reflection Series on Friday night only. Please call Diane Ardoin at 318-419-1547 or • Nov. 30 Donna Swisher at 318-613-0202 for more information. • Dec. 14 / Dec. 21 Natural Family Planning Eastern Deanery: To help our married and engaged couples live out the teachings of St. Edward Church, Tallulah, 6 pm by Fr. Ferre D’Cruz the Church, we are pleased to offer Natural Family Planning courses Advent Reflections by The Couple to Couple League, a Catholic organization. The first • Nov. 30 / Dec. 7 class session starts in early November (tentative start date November • Dec 14 8). For more information, call Chris and Lisa Guillet (318-471-0902) Natchitoches Deanery: email them at, or visit Nativity of the BVM, Campti, 9:30 am by Fr. Ryan Humphries The Meaning of the Mass • Nov. 8 / Nov. 15 • Nov. 22 Men of Holy Cross

Women of Holy Cross

Parish Men’s Brunch

Pot Luck Dinner and Rosary

Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Words from Our Adoration Chapel • Just One Hour Can Change Our World "Jesus Veiled! let us kneel down before Him in adoring awe, while our Mother teaches us His beauty, and His sweetness, and His goodness, and His nearness. When we think we know Him we shall not know the half, and when we speak of Him we shall stammer as children do, and when our hearts are hot with love of Him, they will be cold in comparison of the love which is His due.. -- from The Blessed Sacrament, by Fr. Faber EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL SIGN-UP FORMS ARE LOCATED IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH AND IN THE CHAPEL OR PLEASE CALL KATHY FRIDAY AT 228-8559.

Neighborly Prayer Carrie Aaron, Deanna Allen, Judy Armstrong, Beth Atkins, Donald F. Barker, Sr., Theresa Bayonne, Buster Beaudion, Michael Beaudion, Denise Bessard, Marjorie Blackston, Lisa Boydstun, Olga Carnahan, James Carroll, Dwayne Carter, Nicholas Carter, Gertrude Chelette, Josephine Chelette, Jenny Choate, Peggy Clanton, Christopher Conant, Ralph Conant, Sr., Jeanie Cotton, Raamses Coutee, Ted Cross, Stoney Crow, Mary Darby, Betty Davenport, Sue Dearman, Terrel Delphin, John Denny, Donnie Desadier, Matthew Brian Dodson, Talia Epidendio, Janet Ernst, Tom Foshee, Sam Fowler, Angy Freyburg, Sonny Fuller, Joan Gahagan, Vickie Gahagan, Leroy, Gallien, Jean Garr, Jerry Garza, Kenneth Geaslin, Otis Ray Gilcrease, Kenny Goodwin, Jada Grace, Charles Hampton, Jr., Donald Harris, Carla Haworth, Sonia Hester, Sam Holden, Brenda Horn, Dwayne Horn, Emelle Howell, Jesse Jarvis, Emery Jones, Alice LaCour, Bobby Joe LaCour, Glenn LaCour, Aaron Michael LeBlanc, Willie Mae LeBrum,Rev. G. Stanley Lewis, Janice Licak, Ruby Lindley, Jean Llorence, Jayden E. Lodrigue, Jacie Logan, Pierce Longlois, Shirley MacLauren, Jeanett Manel, Bob MªGill, Randy Mayeaux, Dennis McClung, Carolyn Merrell, Thomas Metoyer, Owen Monette, Ernie Pichon, Renee Polk, Alton Rachal, Jr., Archie Rachal, Jr., Crystal Rachal, Felix Rachal, Sr., Felix Rachal, Jr., James R. Rachal, Sr., Norman Rachal, Holly Rafidi, Audrey Reaux, Greg Reed, Nick Remo, Edgar Rogé, Brenda Rose, Joe Sampite, Genevieve Santana, Tony Schneider, Arthur Sepulvado, John Shaw, David Simone, A. Sipes, Diane Snowden, Fraser Snowden, Leeroy Tobias, Elizabeth Trichel, Jenelle Van Calsem, Helen Walters, Frances Welch, Cynthia White, Alfred Wigely III, Johnny Williams & Wayne Williams. May God grant healing and comfort to the sick and purification through those who suffer for the sake of the Kingdom! Amen.

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