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OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR CATHOLIC CHURCH 2120 Elliott Street, Alexandria, Louisiana Tel: (318) 445-3693 Fax (318) 445-8471

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OCTOBER 9,  2011              



Vol. XVI  No.  46


PROMPT SUCCOR MINISTRY FAIR Come see how you can serve others or be served by the many ministries of our parish family at the OLPS Ministry Fair next weekend, October 15-16, after ALL the Masses in the Madonna Complex. There are nearly fifty (50) ministries offered by OLPS, and each of them will have a display set up and an opportunity for you to sign up and do your part! Refreshments will be served. Come to see the many opportunities your parish family has to offer and give your service in one of those areas. I look forward to seeing you there. – Father Dan COME SEE THE GREAT NEWS CONCERNING THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN! WWWWWWW SUNDAY EVENING LAGNIAPPE: Our Sunday afternoon Bible study resumes this Sunday at 4:15 P.M. in the Lourdes Room. The study, which will begin with the Acts of the Apostles, meets every week and ends by 5:15 P.M., in time for 5:30 P.M. Mass. Anyone may come at any time; you don’t have to attend every session to be welcome and to grow in your knowledge of Sacred Scripture. Sunday Morning Lagniappe continues to meet from 9:15 to 10:15 on Sunday mornings. – Steve Gauthier, coordinator OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR SCHOOL has opened its waiting list for the 2012-2013 school year. Parents who do not have any children at OLPS School and who wish to enroll their child(ren) for the next school year may call the school office at 487-1862. A pre-school student must be three years old by the first day of school to be eligible to attend. A prekindergarten student must be four years old by September 30 to be eligible to attend.

WEEKLY PARISH EVENT CALENDAR Monday, Oct. 10 10:00 A.M. Outreach Prayer Group (L) 6:00 P.M. Rosary (Church) 6:30 P.M. Catholic Daughters (MR) Tuesday, Oct. 11 1:00 P.M. Living Rosary for OLPS School grades 2-6 3:00 P.M. St. Cecilia Choir (Music Room) 5:30 P.M. Wolf Cub Scouts (MR) 6:30 P.M. RCIA Pre-catechumenate (Life House) 7:00 P.M. Adult Choir (Music Room) Wednesday, Oct. 12 4:00 P.M. Youth Band (ND) 5:00 P.M. Parish Supper (OH) 5:45 P.M. Joyful Noise Choir (Music Room) 6:30 P.M. Junior High (Life House) 6:30 P.M. CCD (School) Thursday, Oct. 13 10:00 A.M. Rosary (Church) 6:00 P.M. Our Lady’s Manor Board (L) Friday, Oct. 14 9:00 A.M. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Church) 10:00 A.M. Mass at Kingsley Place Saturday, Oct. 15 10:00 A.M. Mass at Matthews Memorial 5:00 P.M. OLPS Ministry Fair after Mass (MR) Sunday, Oct. 16 8:00 A.M. OLPS Ministry Fair after all Masses (MR) 9:15 A.M. ‘Sunday Morning Lagniappe’ Bible Study (L) 10:30 A.M. Children’s Liturgy (L) 2:30 P.M. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary (Church) 4:15 P.M. ‘Sunday Evening Lagniappe’ Bible Study (L) 5:30 P.M. Children’s Liturgy (L) 7:00 P.M. High School Youth OH)

Madonna Room (MR) Lourdes (L) Fatima (F) Olinger Hall (OH) Notre Dame (ND)

OLPS FLOWER MEMORIAL DRIVE: Thank you to all who have participated in the Flower Memorial Drive. We have a few additional dates that may be of interest to someone. Please call Lea Miguez at 443-7392 if you are interested. June 4, July 2, and Sept. 12, 2012 are available for the Tabernacle. June 17 and July 8, 2012 are available for the Blessed Mother Flowers.

COURT NOTRE DAME, CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS, will meet on Monday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 P.M. in the Madonna Room. For more information call Donna at 4730444.

ALL PARISHIONERS are invited to pray the rosary every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15 P.M. during the month of October in the newly refurbished Rosary Garden at Maryhill.

WOMEN’S ACTS is holding a bake sale next Sunday, Oct. 16 after the 9:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M. and the 5:30 P.M. Masses. All

baked items will be donated by the Women’s ACTS Team and proceeds will go to help with expenses on the upcoming retreat.

OLPS SCHOOL BULLDOG BYTES OLPS LIVING ROSARY: OLPS School will celebrate the tradition of The Living Rosary on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 P.M. OLPS students and faculty (grades 2-6) will gather in front of OLPS School and pray the rosary while walking down 21st Street and into OLPS church. Exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will follow. All are invited to attend. OLPS DINNER NITE: Dine-in or out at Texas Roadhouse this Tuesday, Oct. 11 and OLPS School will receive 20 percent of the proceeds. Texas Roadhouse Dinner Nite flyers are available at under the Forms and Letters link. Make sure to give the flyer to your server. OLPS FALL FESTIVAL UPDATE: The OLPS Home & School Association is very pleased to announce that, once again, the OLPS FALL FESTIVAL was a huge success! Under the leadership of our Fall Festival Chairs, Valerie Daigle and Renee Hicks, and with the help of their planning committee, room mothers, parents, faculty, staff and students, the festival brought in over $60,000.00. The funds raised will be used to purchase new textbooks, technology for our classrooms, continuing education for our teachers and many more educational materials for our school. THANK YOU!!

THE FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE TABERNACLE for this weekend are given in loving memory of DEACON RAY DUNN by the Joey Descant Family. THE FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE TABERNACLE for the weekdays are given in loving memory of DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE TUMMINELLO AND BAXLEY FAMILIES by Scotty and Jennifer Stevens. THE FLOWERS BY OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR are given this week FOR THE INTERCESSION OF THE BLESSED MOTHER FOR ALL PEOPLE TO LIVE IN PEACE by Cindy Hawthorne. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

WELCOMING THE ROMAN MISSAL, THIRD EDITION Deepen, Nurture, Celebrate Based upon Roman Missal Formational Materials provided by the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, copyright 2010( Latin Text 1970 Translation

Dominus vobiscum. The Lord be with you. Et cum spiritu tuo. And also with you. New Tranlsation The Lord be with you. And with your spirit. Q: What does the priest mean when he says “The Lord be with you?” A: By greeting the people with the words “The Lord be with you,” the priest expresses his desire that the dynamic activity of God’s spirit be given to the people of God, enabling them to do the work of transforming the world that God has entrusted to them.

OLPS YOUTH HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH BAND rehearses on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. The band is open to anyone in ninth through twelfth grades. Come join us in the Lourdes Room. JUNIOR HIGH: Our Junior High group (seventh and eighth graders from all schools) meets on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Life House. For more information, contact Kristine Antoon at 445-8473 or

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NEW S YOUTH GROUP: High School youth meet after the 5:30 P.M. Mass this Sunday. Contact John Lyons at 445-8473, ext. 213 or ‘CHILDREN OF HOPE’: The next First Friday holy hour will be Friday, November 4 from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. in church. The program includes Eucharistic Adoration, prayers, music, rosary and meditations for children especially in grades two through six. OUR SEMINARIANS: Brian Seiler, Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH; Dutch Voltz, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA OUR CANDIDATES FOR THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: Benny Broussard, Todd Marye, Mike Young PLEASE PRAY for all our service men and women serving in Afghanistan and other parts of the world, and here at home, among them Peyton Abbott, Bill Aldridge, Paul Arbour, Chris Armstrong, Jesse Barth, Chad Bordelon, Beau Bradford, Chaplain Father John Brocato, Shawn D. Bryant, Gregory Carbo II, Orlando Carnales, Ray Constantino, Thomas Cooper, John V. Daigle, Mike Deville, Scott Deville, Dirk Erickson, David Fields, Chaplain Father John Gabriel, Christian Griffiths, Joseph Anthony Gonzales, Jr., Jesse Karinsny, Derrick Kozielski, Stephen Lee, Brandon McNamara, Christopher Nuss, Ledena Piper, Seth Sibley and Jared Slay. If you know someone serving whose name is not on our list, please contact the church office. OLPS PARISH SUPPERS are held every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. in Olinger Hall. The Knights of Columbus Council 8029 hosts and prepares the suppers. Meals are $4.00

per plate. Eat in or take out; you are encouraged to stay and eat in the Hall and visit with other members of our church family. You may check the bulletin online at for weekly updates on the parish supper. Oct. 12 Menu: Beef tips and gravy, rice, salad, and dessert. REGISTRATION FOR CATHOLIC HEART WORK CAMP (June 30-July 7, 2012) is now open for junior high and high school students. The high school camp, in Knoxville, TN, is open to students currently in eighth through twelfth grades. The junior high camp is in Charlotte, NC and is open to those currently in sixth and seventh grades. For further information please contact Renee' Aldridge at 542-1966 or Carol Hirchak at 730-2336.

IN MEMORY: Please pray for those of our parish who have recently died and for the consolation of their families. PLEASE PRAY   FOR   THE   SICK:   Agnes Abraham; Owen Anderson; John Aymond; Ruth Bergeron; Beverly Bohrer; Edd Bordelon; Debbie Butler; Thomas Cain; Verna Carbo; Theresa Cataldie; Brennan Chenevert; John Finley; Chuck Hardy; Kim Herrington; Bruce LaBorde; Aubrey Logan; Robert Maddox V; Maxine Meadows; Linda Pratt; Willard Price; Geneva Scarbrock; Eason Searcy; Jo Tassin; Shirley Vansickle; Barbra Vincent; Ruth Wallace; Scott Weisler; Bobby Whalen; Father Bernard Zagst; and all the shut-ins of our parish.


Mailing Address:  401  21st  Street,  Alexandria,  La.    71301   Church  Office/Rectory  Telephone:  445-­‐3693   Choir  Director/Organist  Telephone:  487-­‐8528   Life  House  Telephone:  445-­‐8473   Fr.  Daniel  P.  O’Connor,  V.F.,  Pastor   Fr.  Emmanuel  Chinaka,  Associate  Pastor   Fr.  Chris  Nayak,  In  Residence   Mary  Floyd,  Parish  Manager   Annette  Curley,  Accountant/Margaret  Shiver,  Receptionist   Sr.  Virginia  Lee  Vanderlick,  C.D.P.,  President  of  OLPS  School   Jo  Tassin,  Principal  of  OLPS  School   Sr.  JoAnn  DeLoach,  M.S.C.,  Pastoral  Associate   Paul  Hood,  Director  of  Religious  Education   Linda  Perot,  Director  of  Music  Ministry   Josh  Blakesley,  Associate  Director  of  Music  Ministry   John  Lyons,  Coordinator  of  High  School  Ministry   Kristine  Antoon,  Coordinator  of  Junior  High  Ministry   Sarah  Duncan  Mealer,  Church  Nursery  Coordinator   Brandon  Callahan,  Maintenance  Supervisor    Jack  Brame,  Finance  Council  Chair  +  Bill  Aldridge,  Pastoral  Council  Chair   Mark  Lemaire,  School  Council  Chair   SACRAMENTS/LITURGY/DEVOTIONS   Mass:  Saturday  4  PM   Sunday  7,  9  &  10:30  AM;  5:30  PM     (Nursery  Available  for  9,  10:30  AM  &  5:30  PM  for  Newborns  through  3  yrs.)   Weekdays:  6:30  AM  &  5:30  PM   Holy  Day  of  Obligation:  Vigil  -­‐  5:30  PM   Holy  Day:  6:30  AM;  12:05  P.M.  &  5:30  PM   Children’s  Liturgy  of  the  Word  (For  ages  4  -­‐  8  yrs.)   Sundays  at  10:30  AM     Sacrament  of  Penance:  Saturdays  3:00  -­‐  3:50  PM  and  Weekdays  before  Mass   Sacrament  of  Matrimony:  Please  contact  the  Priest  no  less  than  four  months  in  advance   in  order  for  marriage  preparation  to  begin.   Sacrament  of  Baptism:  Baptismal  Preparation  Class  quarterly.   Register  in  advance  by  calling  the  Church  Office  (445-­‐3693).   Baptisms  are  ministered  by  appointment.   Sacrament  of  Holy  Eucharist:  For  the  sick  and  homebound.   Contact  Sister  JoAnn  DeLoach,  M.S.C.  at  445-­‐3693.   Anointing  of  the  Sick:  Please  contact  our  Parish  Priests  at  445-­‐3693.   Adoration  of  the  Blessed  Sacrament:  The  Blessed  Sacrament  is  exposed  from  9:00  AM  -­‐   5:00  PM  every  Friday  in  the  Church.   RELIGIOUS  FORMATION  PROGRAMS                           CCD  -­‐  Wednesdays  during  the  School  year,    6:30  -­‐  7:30  PM   Junior  High  -­‐  Wednesdays  during  the  School  year,    6:15  -­‐7:30  P.M.  

VOLUNTEER NURSERY SCHEDULE FOR OCT. 16: 10:30 A.M. Mass: Lindsay Moran READINGS FOR OCT. 16: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21 SUNDAY LAGNIAPPE TOPICS ON OCT. 16: Lourdes Room, 9:15 A.M. – Father of the Church Lourdes Room, 4:15 P.M. – Acts of the Apostles

MASSES OF THE WEEK SUN., OCT. 9: 7:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

Joseph Marien, Jr. Kirby Moras, Sr.; Living/deceased members of the Clarence Flynn Family; Tony Fiorenza; Kenneth W. Heldt, Mary E. Heldt, Patricia A. Heldt; John McCann; Mary Susan Hurley, 1st Lt. Dimitri Del Castillo, Dr. James McNulty, David White, Dr. and Mrs. Dimitri Filastrat, Sr.; Living/deceased members of the Gueringer/Gagnard Families; Bob Foster; James Nelson; Al Beach; John J. Wasson Jay Herrington Our Parish Family

10:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M. MON., OCT. 10: 6:30 A.M. Cecilia Chen-Wu Hart 5:30 P.M. Intention of Mary Bush TUES., OCT. 11: 6:30 A.M. Deceased members of the Fiorenza/Sotile families 5:30 P.M. Antonio Solon WED., OCT. 12: 6:30 A.M. David Ezernack 5:30 P.M. Peter Lorio THURS., OCT. 13: 6:30 A.M. Jesse Hyde, Sr., Mae Hyde, William Hyde, Sr. 8:00 A.M. Gordon Porterie 5:30 P.M. Ensign Keith N. Bonnette FRI., OCT. 14: 6:30 A.M. V. A. Lomonte, Sr. (anniv.), deceased members of the Lomonte family 8:00 A.M. Claude Kerry (anniv.) 5:30 P.M. Ernest Knobloch (anniv.) SAT., OCT 15: 8:00 A.M. Dena Flynn 4:00 P.M. Barbara Ward Whittle, Julia Ward Stanford, Kathy Ward Bennette; Chris Duplechain; Al Beach; Tony Fiorenza; Margaret Brasher; Constance Batiller; In honor of Luke Vanderlick; Ed Cruse/Cruse Family; C. L. Michiels, Virgie/ Cornelius Michiels, James Robert Nelson; Alma/Cleveland McCauley; Joseph J. Bellais, Eastlyn Bellais McGinnis, James McGinnis SUN., OCT. 16: 7:00 A.M. Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Vanderlick 9:00 A.M. Leslie DeSelle; David Ezernack; Anthony Cayer; Frank Ramirez; Kenneth W. Heldt, Mary E.Heldt, Patricia A. Heldt; Living/deceased members of The Gueringer/Gagnard Families; Bob Foster; Lull Broussard (anniv.); James Nelson; Al Beach; Living/deceased members of Court Notre Dame (CDA) 10:30 A.M. Mike Hussey

5:30 P.M.

Our Parish Family

GIFTS  REPORT  –  CHURCH  SUPPORT   Income needed for Oct. (five Sundays) 87,500.00 Gifts on previous weekends in September .00 Gifts given last weekend 17,745.00 Amount still needed for October 69,755.00 THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY ‘WHERE  WE  BELONG’  CAPITAL  CAMPAIGN   Campaign Goal 5,300,000.00 Pledged to Date 3,381,690.00 Collected to Date 1,601,828.00

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Bulletin 10-9-11  

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria

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