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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 2,  2011              



Vol. XVI  No.  45


WELCOMING THE ROMAN MISSAL: Sr. Marilyn Vassallo, C.S.J., of the Diocese of Shreveport gave our parish an excellent presentation two weeks ago on the why and how of the new translation of the Roman Missal, which takes effect in November. If you missed it, you can hear the audio of the talks and view the PowerPoint slides on our Web site, Simply click on the “Welcoming the Roman Missal” icon and it will take you to the page with the audio and visual links. WWWWWWW 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. 5 Menu: Baked chicken, rice dressing, cole slaw, bread, and dessert RAPIDES RIGHT TO LIFE is sponsoring the seventh annual Pro-Life Prayer Chain at the Jackson Street bridge in downtown Alexandria on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. with free hot dogs starting at 1:00 P.M. For more info, go to RRTL website: or call 445-6868. FALL ‘MARIATHON’: Radio Maria will hold its semiannual “Mariathon” telephone fundraiser Monday thru Thursday, Oct. 3-6, from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., and on Friday, Oct. 7, from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., at 580 on the AM dial. Call toll free 888-408-0201 to pledge your support for Radio Maria, your Catholic radio station. Call Shellie at 561-6145 if you can volunteer to answer the phones anytime during the pledge drive. Jambalaya dinners will be sold on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and gumbo dinners will be sold on Thursday, Oct 6 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. for $6.00 a plate. Call ahead (447-4837 or 561-6145) to pick up at curbside service at Radio Maria’s studio (601 Washington St.). The staff of Radio Maria USA thanks you in advance for your support.

WEEKLY PARISH EVENT CALENDAR Monday, Oct. 3 10:00 A.M. Outreach Prayer Group (L) 6:00 P.M. Rosary (Church) Tuesday, Oct. 4 2:30 P.M. Mass at Rapides Detention Center 3 3:00 P.M. St. Cecilia Choir (Music Room) 3:00 P.M. Brownie Girl Scouts (MR) 6:30 P.M. RCIA Pre-catechumenate (Life House) 7:00 P.M. Adult Choir (Music Room) Wednesday, Oct. 5 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. 6 10:00 A.M. Rosary (Church) 4:00 P.M. Bear Cub Scouts (OH) Friday, Oct. 7 9:00 A.M. Altar Society (L) 9:00 A.M. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Church) 3:00 P.M. Children’s Holy Hour (Church) Saturday, Oct. 8 5:00 P.M. OLPS Marriage Ministry ‘Date Night’ (OH) Sunday, Oct. 9 9:00 A.M. Joyful Noise Choir sings at Mass (Church) 9:15 A.M. ‘Sunday Morning Lagniappe’ (M, F, L) 10:30 A.M. Children’s Liturgy (L) 2:30 P.M. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary (Church) 4:15 P.M. NO ‘Sunday Morning Lagniappe’ (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) 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.

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.

OLPS SCHOOL BULLDOG BYTES Lights, Camera, Action… OLPS School is embarking upon its fifth annual play production, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Once again, we’ll partner with Family Playhouse under the direction of Catherine Pears and Tina Smith. The play workshop for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty will be held on Monday, Oct. 3 at Family Playhouse from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. for all students interested in participating, with a parent meeting from 5:30 to 6:00 P.M. Auditions will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Olinger Hall from 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 noon (Gr. K-2) and 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. (Gr. 3-6). All those who participate in the workshop and the audition will be cast in a role. Mark your calendars for Jan. 14 and 15, 2012 and join us at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy dinner at Beef O’Brady’s on Coliseum Blvd. this Thursday, Oct. 6 and OLPS will receive 15 percent of all the proceeds.

THE FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE TABERNACLE for this weekend are given in loving memory of JEAN AND ALLAN VENABLE by Lisa Manuel and Family. THE FLOWERS BY OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR are given this week in loving memory of THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE MELANCON FAMILY by Wallace and Fannie Miguez. THE ALTAR CANDLES will burn this week in loving memory of CHRIS DUPLECHAIN by his family. THE SANCTUARY CANDLE will burn this week in loving memory of CHRIS DUPLECHAIN by his family. 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( Perhaps the most common dialogue in the Liturgy of the Roman Rite consists of the greeting: 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: Why has the response et cum spiritu tuo been translation as and with your spirit? A: The retranslation was necessary because it is a more correct rendering of et cum spiritu tuo. Recent scholarship has recognized the need for a more precise translation of the Latin.

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, October 7 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. HUNTER’S HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY: Clean out the freezer and pantry to benefit the Manna House on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Manna House is accepting donations of canned or boxed food, rice, cooking oil, seasoning, wrapped and frozen meats, vegetables, and paper goods. The Manna

House is located at 2655 Lee St. and drive through service will be available for your donations. PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE: We ask God’s help through the intercession of His Blessed Mother. That’s why the 2011 Public Square Rosary Crusade is being launched. This crusade will be Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 12:00 noon at 3808 Vermont St. in Alexandria and also on the grounds of CHRISTUS Cabrini Hospital Surgery Center.

Please pray for Mrs. Blount (mother of Mr. Rob Nichols), Mrs. Smith (sister of Mr. Helen Feduccia) and 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; Maci Ann Callahan; 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; Barabra Vincent; 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.  


MASSES OF THE WEEK SUN., OCT. 2: 7:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

10:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M. MON., OCT. 3: 6:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M. TUES., OCT. 4: 6:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M. WED., OCT. 5: 6:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M. THURS., OCT. 6: 6:30 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 5:30 P.M. FRI., OCT. 7: 6:30 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 5:30 P.M. SAT., OCT 8: 8:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M.

SUN., OCT. 9: 7:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

READINGS FOR OCT. 9: Isaiah 25:6-10a; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 SUNDAY MORNING LAGNIAPPE TOPIC ON OCT. 9: Lourdes Room, 9:15 A.M. – Fathers of the Church Lourdes Room, 4:15 P.M. – Not meeting currently IN MEMORY: RUTH BLOUNT; SUZANNE SMITH

10:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M.

In Honor of Helen Vanderlick David Ezernack; Emily Carbo; Judge Alfred and Mary Jo Mansour; James Peter Bryan; Bob Foster; Femy van Dillen; Paddy Champagne; Kenneth W. Heldt, Mary E. Heldt, Patricia A. Heldt; Howard B.Gist Jr; Al Beach; Living/deceased members of the Gueringer/Gagnard Families; James Nelson; Special Intention Mary Jane Osterberger Our Parish Family James Steven Hellweg Intention of Jim Curley Annie Planas Joey Giordano (anniv.) Sam Campo Mary Ferguson Curley (anniv.) Chris Duplechain Femy van Dillen Linda Hebert Charles A. Bush Ryan Johnson Leroy and Rose Couvillion Dena Flynn Margaret Brasher; Anthony Cayer; Frank Ramirez; Joseph J. Bellais, Eastlyn Bellais McGinnis, James McGinnis; In thanksgiving for favors answered; Gordon Ducote; Leo Joseph Flynn, Sr.; Edna Broussard; Intention of Margaret Upton 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

OLPS M INISTRY COM M ISSION OPPORTUNITIES BUILDINGS/MAINTENANCE: Chair – Steve Gauthier, 487-0309. COMMUNICATIONS: Chair – Katie Flynn Vanderlick, 792-1939.

COMMUNITY SERVICES: Chair – Jennifer Stevens, 445-9071. HOSPITALITY: Chair – Jenny Tassin 792-3953. LITURGY: Chair – Chris Armstrong, 641-9916. PARISH AND FAMILY LIFE: Chair – Stacey Besselman, 794-5807. SPIRITUALITY/EDUCATION: Chair – Paul Mathews, 619-9406. STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE: Michael Young, 308-3004. GIFTS  REPORT  –  CHURCH  SUPPORT   Income needed for Sept. (four Sundays) 70,000.00 Gifts on previous weekends in September 53,161.00 Gifts given last weekend 18,389.00 Amount OVER for September 1,550.00 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 1,600,213.00

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