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: email@example.com Church Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: 8:30—3:-00 Catholic Websites Links: www.diocesealex.org www.masstimes.org www.catholic.org
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
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
RESPONSORIAL PSALM Ps 103:1-2,3-4, 9-10, 11-12
Sir 27:30-28:7 / Rom 14:7-9 / Mt 18:21-35
VOLUME XXV, ISSUE 38 The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
Stewardship: Time, Talent & Treasure Sept. 10 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Jean Gill, Dorothy Coutee, Rose Tauzin Sept. 11 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Harriet Guyott, Mike Friday, John Denny 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Don Barker, Cheryl Stoker, Mark Adkins Sept. 17 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Dorothy Coutee, Cheryl Chambers, Henry Tauzin Sept. 18 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Mike Friday, John Denny, Theresa Vallien 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Mark Adkins, Melanie McCain, Cheryl Stoker
Lector: Wendy Llorens Lector: Theresa Vallien Lector : Melanie McCain Lector: Madeline Meziere Lector: Krisiti Ware Lector : Renee Rivers
Sept. 24 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Henry Tauzin, Jean Gill, Dorothy Coutee Lector: Wendy Llorens Sept. 25 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
Oct. 1 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Rose Tauzin , Henry Tauzin, Dorothy Coutee Oct. 2 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: John Denny, Mike Friday, Gladys Monette 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Mark Adkins, Patrick Coco, Melanie McCain
Lector: Angela Rachal Lector: Theresa Vallien Lector : Renee Rivers
Oct. 8 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Dorothy Coutee, Henry Tauzin, Jean Gill Oct. 9 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Harriet Guyott, Mike Friday, John Denny 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Patrick Coco, Mark Adkins, Cheryl Stoker
Lector: Madeline Meziere Lector: Kristi Ware Lector: Melanie McCain
Oct. 15 4:00 p.m. E. Min.: Rose Tauzin, Cheryl Chambers, Henry Tauzin Lector: John Durham Oct. 16 11:00 a.m. E. Min.: Mike Chatelain, Diane Chatelain, Theresa Vallien Lector: Susie Brooks 5:00 p.m. E. Min.: Mark Adkins, Don Barker, Melanie McCain Lector: Renee Rivers
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 August 28, 2011 September 4, 2011 Gratitude & Generosity are Hallmark Christian Virtues!
None of us lives for oneself...whether we live or die, we are the Lord's." — Romans 14:7-8 Whatever we have in this life, we have because God gave it to us. We may think that we get all the credit for our success. However, the reality is that we are only working with the gifts that God gave us – including our family background, our natural abilities, our education and the opportunities that have crossed our paths. All of these are gifts from God. Our very lives are a gift from God and thus belong to Him. This is why we must take time every day to ask God how He wants us to use the life He has given 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.
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Mass Intentions 09-10 Saturday 09-11 Sunday 09-11 Sunday 09-12 Monday 09-13 Tuesday 09-14 Wednesday 09-15 Thursday 09-16 Friday 09-17 Saturday 09-18 Sunday 09-18 Sunday
Altar Society Charismatic Prayer Group Wednesday Night Supper High School Confirmation RCIA Maintenance & Grounds Adoration Chapel
Louis LaCour Moneta Vallien Mercadel Our Parish Family
Josephine Rachal McCoy
Phyllis Andry Moneta Vallien Mercadel
***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
Franciscan Healing Conference Calendar 09-12 Monday • High School Confirmation Class: 4:30 p.m. • CCD Registration and Parent Meeting: 6:00 p.m 09-13 Tuesday • Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Adoration— 6:15 p.m. 09-14 Wednesday • Wednesday Night Supper: 6:30 p.m.
Special Collections • •
Sept. 11 Catholic University of America Sept. 18 Building Fund
The annual Franciscan Healing Conference, sponsored by Two Hearts Gospel Ministry and Franciscan House of the Holy Spirit, will be held on Sept. 24, 2011 from 9 a.m.—8 p.m., at Maryhill Renewal Center in Pineville, LA. The theme of the conference is “The Miracle Power of Intercession.” We will look at ways we can strengthen our own intercessory prayer and we will spend time interceding together for all we hold in our hearts. Cost for the conference is $30. No meals provided. Rooms available for those in need ($34/night). Go to http://www.jimandchristygootee.com for more info. “The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.” (JAMES 5)
• Sept. 12—St. Mary’s School, Natchitoches, 6:00 p.m. • Sept. 13 – St. Joseph Catholic Center, Alexandria, 6:00 p.m.
Hope for a new beginning for divorced, widowed, or separated people. Register now for a weekend away toward a lifetime of change at Maryhill Renewal Center, Sept. 16- 18. Program helps grieving single -again persons emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning, and move into the future with renewed hope. Cost is $185 and includes two nights' lodging and meals. To register or for more information, call Anna at (318) 448-1990 or (318) 452-2678 or Rose at (504) 920-0770.
In Your Jr. High Face St. Frances Cabrini Church will host In Your Junior High Face 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. for all junior high students. We will help your junior high youth begin to experience the joy of worship and good Catholic values in a friendly manner. Featuring Steve Allgeyer as the entertaining keynote speaker, Kelly Lombardi as the music and worship leader, and Father Jose RoblesSanchez as the Mass celebrant. Register by Sept. 23 and the cost is $20 per person; register after Sept. 23 and the cost is $25. For more information, call 318-445-4588 or email email@example.com or go to www.cabrinichurch.com
Formation Night • September 13
The Office of Religious Formation and Training would like to invite all youth ministers, teachers, catechists, and DREs to attend a formation night Sept. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Center in Alexandria. The night’s topic will be “Solidarity & Social Justice” and our presenter will be Martha Gaynoe from Catholic Relief Services. Celebration of Life Gala The Women’s Resource Center, a pregnancy assistance medical Please RSVP by Sept. 8, by calling 318-445-6424 ext. 221 in order clinic, will host its annual Celebration of Life Gala on Thursday, Sept. for us to prepare accordingly. 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center in The Woman-to-Woman Catholic Conference Natchitoches. The guest speaker will be Blythe Newsome, a radio The Woman-to-Woman Catholic Conference will be held on Saturshow host, columnist, and single mother of six children. Within an day, October 15 at the Cajundome Convention Center, Lafayette, LA. 18-month period, Blythe and her children faced divorce, a death to Johnnette Benkovic, host of EWTN’s Women of Grace, will be the cancer, losing a home, and starting a new career. In 2008, her family featured speaker. Through a series of three talks, Benkovic will bring was featured on an episode of “Super Nanny.” Blythe offers insight, women to an understanding of the unique and important role they encouragement, and hope to young women. Tickets are $25 and play in their family, faith, and society. With compassion and guidance, Mrs. Benkovic helps women recognize that they are the moral may be purchased by calling 318-357-8888. Ten Year Anniversary of 911 Terrorist Attach leaders of society. The war on terrorism continues ten years after that fateful day in New Tickets can be purchase now through October 8. The cost is $40 per York on Sept. 11. Please pray for all of the men and women, the person and includes lunch. Tickets will not be sold at the door. children and the heroes who died that day; for all of the men and Women of all faiths are welcome to attend. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. women who have died since that day, fighting for our freedom; and and the conference begins at 9:00 a.m. The conference will conclude for all of those who have lost loved ones because of 911. with Holy Mass. The Catholic Church Remembers, a website to mark the tenth anni- For more information or to register, please visit versary of 9/11, will highlight people’s firsthand experiences of pain www.catholicwomensconference.org or call Michelle Roberts at 337and hope from the disaster. The site at http://www.usccb.org/issues- 356-6971. and-action/human-life-and-dignity/september-11/ includes six video Wayne Weible to Speak in Alexandria Diocese vignettes, including recollections of Cardinal Edward Egan, arch- Renowned author speaker on Medjugorje will be speaking at different bishop-emeritus of New York. He became intimately involved in the churches in the diocese Sept. 30-Oct. 3. He will be at St. Anthony’s tragedy moments after it happened – when New York Mayor Giuliani in Natchitoches on Sunday, October 2. For details, call the reccalled and asked him to head for St. Vincent’s Hospital. tory at 318-352-2559 .
Words from Our Adoration Chapel • Just One Hour Can Change Our World "The devotion which leads the faithful to visit the Blessed Sacrament draws them into an ever deeper participation of the Paschal Mystery. It leads them to respond gratefully to the gift of him who through his humanity constantly pours divine life into the members of his body. Dwelling with Christ our Lord, they enjoy his intimate friendship and pour out their hearts before him for themselves and for their dear ones, and pray for the peace and salvation of the world. They offer their entire lives with Christ to the Father in the Holy Spirit, and receive in this wonderful exchange an increase in faith, hope and charity. Thus they nourish those right dispositions which enable them with all true devotion to celebrate the memorial of the Lord and to receive frequently the bread given to us by the Father,"- from Vatican Council II- Mother Mary of Jesus, the Foundress of the Sisters of Marie Reparatrice 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, Buster Beaudion, Samaria Bellow, Denise Bessard, Marjorie Blackston, Lisa Boydstun, Selina N. Brooks, Olga Carnahan, James Carroll, Dwayne Carter, Michael Carter, Nicholas Carter, Gertrude Chelette, Josephine Chelette, Jenny Choate, Peggy Clanton, Christopher Conant, Jeanie Cotton, Raamses Coutee, Ted Cross, Stoney Crow, Mary Darby, Betty Davenport, Sue Dearman, Terrel Delphin, Donnie Desadier, Matthew Brian Dodson, Talia Epidendio, Janet Ernst, Tom Foshee, Sam Fowler, Angy Freyburg, Sonny Fuller, Joan Gahagan, Vickie Gahagan, Jerry Garza, Kenneth Geaslin, Otis Ray Gilcrease, Kenny Goodwin, Jada Grace, Charles Hampton, Jr., Donald Harris, Carla Haworth, Edward Hernandez, Sonia Hester, Sam Holden, Brenda Horn, Dwayne Horn, Emelle Howell, Jesse Jarvis, Emery Jones, 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, Renee Polk, Alton Rachal, Jr., Archie Rachal, Jr., Crystal Rachal, Denise Rachal, James R. Rachal, Sr., Michael Rachal, Norman Rachal, Thelma Rachal, Holly Rafidi, Audrey Reaux, Greg Reed, Nick Remo, Edgar Rogé, Brenda Rose, Joe Sampite, Tony Schneider, Arthur Sepulvado, John Shaw, David Simone, Diane Snowden, Fraser Snowden, Leeroy Tobias, Elizabeth Trichel, 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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