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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 23,  2011              



Vol. XVI  No.  48


TRUNK OR TREAT: Join the OLPS Parish and Family Life Commission for an afternoon of safe and fun trick or treating. “Trunk or Treat” is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. in the church parking lot. There will be hot dogs, music, face painting, and more! Bring a carved or decorated pumpkin and enter in the contest to win a prize. A prize will also be given for the best decorated vehicle trunk. All families participating in the event should have their vehicle parked and be ready to distribute candy/treats by 2:30 P.M. If you would like to distribute candy from the trunk of your car, please contact Stacey Besselman at WWWWWWW 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. ALL SOULS MEMORIAL: The names of our deceased loved ones will be placed on the altar to be remembered at all Masses during the month of November. There are envelopes placed at each entrance to the church for your convenience. Please place them in the collection basket or return them to the church office. PARISH MEMORIAL MASS: A parish Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4:00 P.M. for all members of our parish family who have died since November 2010. All those who have had a family member die within the last year are especially invited. We encourage all parishioners to attend and remember our deceased loved ones. NEW ROMAN MISSAL: OLPS Spirituality and Education Commission is sponsoring a seminar on Wednesday. Nov. 2 concerning the changes in the prayers of the Mass which will take place beginning Nov. 27 with the use of the new translation of the Roman Missal. The session will begin at 6:30 P.M. in the church and feature some of the PowerPoint slides used by Sister Marilyn Vessallo, CSJ, when she presented to our parish last month. Commission member Robbie LaBorde will walk us through the slides and help us understand the reasons for and impact of these changes. The seminar will be finished by 7:30 P.M. in time for students to be picked up from CCD and Junior High Youth Group. – Father Dan

WEEKLY PARISH EVENT CALENDAR Monday, Oct. 24 10:00 A.M. Outreach Prayer Group (L) 6:00 P.M. Rosary (Church) Tuesday, Oct. 25 3:00 P.M. St. Cecilia Choir (Music Room) 6:00 P.M. Spirituality and Education Commission (F) 6:30 P.M. RCIA Pre-catechumenate (Life House) 7:00 P.M. Adult Choir (Music Room) Wednesday, Oct. 26 4:00 P.M. Youth Band (ND) 5:00 P.M. Parish Supper (OH) 5:45 P.M. Joyful Noise Choir (Music Room) 6:00 P.M. Small Faith Group (L) 6:30 P.M. Junior High (Life House) 6:30 P.M. CCD (School) Thursday, Oct. 27 8:00 A.M. Fourth grade Parade of Saints at School Mass 10:00 A.M. Rosary (Church) 12:00 P.M. Central Louisiana Interfaith (MR) 6:00 P.M. Pastoral Council (Rectory) Friday, Oct. 28 7:00 A.M. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Church) 8:00 A.M. NO SCHOOL MASS/PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES 10:00 A.M. Mass at Canterbury House Sunday, Oct. 30 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) 3:00 P.M. ‘Trunk or Treat’ (Church Parking Lot) 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) DEAR OLPS COOKS: It is time to start cooking and freezing for the Altar Society’s Nov. 16 “Meals From The Heart” sale. Some popular food items include: soups, gumbo, chicken enchiladas, vegetable and breakfast casseroles and desserts. If your able to cook and freeze a dish, or would like more information, contact Wendy Carbo at 442-6579 or Susie Maxey Beebe at 641-3236. ALEXANDRIA MEMORIAL GARDENS will hold its annual All Saints Day Mass on Monday, Oct. 31 at 4:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome to attend.

OLPS SCHOOL BULLDOG BYTES THIRD GRADE PUMPKINS: On Wednesday, Oct. 26, OLPS third grade students will display hand-crafted, decorative pumpkins and narrative stories to accompany the pumpkins as part of their Language Arts lessons. The pumpkins can be painted, constructed, and embellished but not carved and will be judged in several categories such as sports, look-a-likes, scariest, best Halloween character, and most original pumpkins. The Decorative Pumpkin contest is a long-standing tradition that the third grade class looks forward to each year. It brings the Halloween spirit and smiles to OLPS just in time for All Hallows Eve. PARADE OF SAINTS: The annual OLPS fourth grade Parade of Saints will process into church the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27. All fourth grade students have chosen saints to research for a report. The students began reading short biographies of their Saints over the school’s intercom system during morning announcements the week of October 10. During the Parade of Saints, they will come to church dressed as their Saints. After Mass, the Saints will parade down the OLPS Pre-K/Kindergarten hall for all “little eyes” to enjoy. Family, friends and parishioners are welcome to join the celebration. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: There will be NO school and NO 8:00 A.M. Mass this Friday, Oct. 28, due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Your child’s teacher will be in touch to schedule an appointment.

Based upon Roman Missal Formational Materials provided by the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, copyright 2010( Q: What does the decision regarding the translation of pro multis mean? A: After having consulted with Conferences of Bishops throughout the world, Pope Benedict XVI determined that the translation of qui pro vobis et pro multis effundétur in remissiónem peccatórum, presently translated “which will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be given,” will be changed in the new edition of the Roman Missal to “which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (See explanation beginning in next week’s bulletin.)

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, Nov. 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

THE FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE TABERNACLE for this weekend are in HONOR OF THE DAIY AND SANSING FAMILIES by Dr. and Mrs. William Sansing. THE FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE TABERNACLE for the weekdays are given in loving memory of ROY CRAFT by the Craft Family. THE FLOWERS BY OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR are given this week in loving memory of A. C. BUSH SR. the Norem Family. THE SANCTUARY LIGHT will burn this week in loving memory of GERRY YOUNG by Mike and Donna Young and Brayden. 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


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. 26 Menu: Pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert. THANKS TO YOU the Cenla ACTS bake sale for the upcoming women’s retreat was huge success. The money will help with scholarships for women who could not otherwise affrord the retreat. THE ‘PRAYER WHEEL’ for the retreat is in the foyer of the church. Please sign up to pray for one or more hours for the success of the weekend. If you would like a text reminder of your time to pray, put your cell phone number beside your name.


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; Virginia Brasseaux; Debbie Butler; Thomas Cain; Verna Carbo; Theresa Cataldie; Brennan Chenevert; Michael Chestovich; John Finley; Chuck Hardy; Kim Herrington; Bruce LaBorde; Levi Locicero; Aubrey Logan; Robert Maddox V; Maxine Meadows; Jerry Moreau; Frank Pacholik; Linda Pratt; Willard Price; Geneva Scarbrock; Eason Searcy; Jo Tassin; Jo Ann Hebert Taylor; Barbra Vincent; Ruth Wallace; Scott Weisler; Bobby Whalen; Father Bernard Zagst; and all the shutins 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. 30: 10:30 A.M. Mass: No Volunteer Scheduled READINGS FOR OCT. 30: Malachi 1:14b, 2:2b, 8-10; Psalm 131; 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13; Matthew 23:1-12 SUNDAY LAGNIAPPE TOPICS ON OCT. 30: 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. 23: 7:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

Frank and Frances (anniv.) Constantino Tony Fiorenza; Ed Cruse and Cruse Family; James Nelson; Howard B. Gist, Jr.; Kenneth W. Heldt, Al Beach; Mary E. Heldt, Patricia A. Heldt; John McCain; Dena Flynn; Bob Foster; Living/deceased members of the Gueringer/Gagnard Families Our Parish Family Chris Duplechain

10:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M. MON., OCT. 24: 6:30 A.M. Deceased members of the Rine family 5:30 P.M. Paddy Champagne TUES., OCT. 25: 6:30 A.M. Deacon Charles Jones 5:30 P.M. Peter Lorio WED., OCT. 26: 6:30 A.M. Maria Batiller 5:30 P.M. Bill Sansing THURS., OCT. 27: 6:30 A.M. David Ezernack 8:00 A.M. Femy van Dillen 5:30 P.M. Joan, Lem, Harry and Agnes Hardy FRI., OCT. 28: 6:30 A.M. Cecilia Chen-Wu Hart 8:00 A.M. NO SCHOOL MASS 5:30 P.M. Intention of Donald Baker SAT., OCT 29: 8:00 A.M. Clement Ardoin, Jr. 4:00 P.M. Margaret Brasher; Tony Fiorenza; Joe K. McGinty Sr. (anniv.); Joseph J. Bellais, Eastlyn Bellais McGinnis, James McGinnis; Hubert Gremillion; Leo Joseph Flynn, Sr.; Living/deceased members of the Abe LaHood Family SUN., OCT. 30: 7:00 A.M. Lee and Inez Jeansonne Jr. 9:00 A.M. David Ezernack; Archie Brodnax; Steven Carbo; James Nelson; Kenneth W. Heldt, Mary E. Heldt, Patricia A. Heldt; Al Beach; Dena Flynn; Bob Foster; Living/deceased members of the Gueringer/Gagnard Families 10:30 A.M. Our Parish Family 5:30 P.M. Ruth and Seymour Joseph

OLPS M INISTRY COM M ISSION OPPORTUNITIES BUILDINGS/MAINTENANCE: Chair – Steve Gauthier, 487-0309. COMMUNICATIONS: Chair – Katie Flynn Vanderlick, 792-1939. COMMUNITY SERVICES: Chair – Susan Harrison, 201-1177. 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 Oct. (five Sundays) 87,500.00 Gifts on previous weekends in October 36,289.00 Gifts given last weekend 14,624.00 Amount still needed for October 36,587.00 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 1,614,017.00

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Bulletin 10-23-11  

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