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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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SEPTEMBER 25,  2011              



Vol. XVI  No.  44


OCTOBER ‘DATE NIGHT’: Join us on Saturday, Oct. 1 for our October Marriage Ministry “Date Night” in Olinger Hall. This night is open to all married couples of Our Lady of Prompt Succor parish. Marriage enrichment is from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. with babysitting continuing until 8:00 P.M. to allow couples time for a “date.” Please reply by this Wednesday, Sept. 28 if you will need babysitting so appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Paul Hood at for reservations or questions. Future Date Nights are Saturdays, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10. 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, same price as last year. 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. Sept. 28 Menu: Pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans 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 (318) 4456868. 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. Please join us for an information and registration meeting this Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 P.M. in the Life House. For further information please contact Renee' Aldridge at 542-1966 or Carol Hirchak at 7302336.

WEEKLY PARISH EVENT CALENDAR Monday, Sept. 26 10:00 A.M. Outreach Prayer Group (L) 6:00 P.M. Rosary (Church) 6:00 P.M. Our Lady’s Manor Board (L) Tuesday, Sept. 27 3:00 P.M. St. Cecilia Choir (Music Room) 5:00 P.M. Community Services Commission (F) 6:00 P.M. Education and Spirituality Commission (F) 6:30 P.M. RCIA Pre-catechumenate (Life House) 7:00 P.M. Adult Choir (Music Room) Wednesday, Sept. 28 12:00 P.M. School Council (School) 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, Sept. 29 10:00 A.M. Rosary (Church) 5:30 P.M. Tiger Cub Scouts (MR) 6:00 P.M. Pastoral Council (Rectory) Friday, Sept. 30 9:00 A.M. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Church) Saturday, Oct. 1 8:30 A.M. Parish Donut Social sponsored by ACTS (L) Sunday, Oct. 2 8:00 A.M. LifeShare Blood Drive in church parking lot 8:00 A.M. Coffee and Donuts (MR) 9:15 A.M. ‘Sunday Morning Lagniappe’ (M, F, L) 10:30 A.M. Children’s Liturgy (L) 11:30 A.M. Coffee and Sandwiches (MR) 2:30 P.M. Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary (Church) 4:15 P.M. NO ‘Sunday Morning Lagniappe’ (L) 4:30 P.M. LifeShare Blood Drive in church parking lot 5:30 P.M. Children’s Liturgy (L) 6:30 P.M. Sandwich Social (MR) 7:00 P.M. High School Youth OH)

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

THE FLOWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE TABERNACLE for this weekend are given in loving memory of JOAN AND PHILIP JACOBS by Kelly Shannon. THE FLOWERS BY OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR are given this week in loving memory of MERLE SCHOUEST, mother of Eric Schouest.

OLPS SCHOOL BULLDOG BYTES OLPS Fall Festival The Fall Festival 2011, “God’s Gifts from Heaven” took place Saturday on the OLPS playground. Thank you to everyone who participated through sponsorship, planning and/or participation. More information on the fair’s success will be coming your way soon, so keep watching the Bulldog Bytes for updates. Thank you to all Fall Festival 2011 Corporate Sponsors: Platinum Sponsors Gilchrist Construction Company Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Gold Sponsors Alexandria Animal Clinic Upton, Draughon & Bollinger, LLC Silver Sponsors Rhodes Pediatric Clinic; Hesser Law; Spirits Food & Friends; Matthew T. Whitehead, DDS; Simpson Security Systems, Inc.; Montgomery Animal Hospital; Sabine State Bank; Visual Concepts & Designs; Bart Jones/Central LA Rehabilitation Specialist; Antoon Hospitality Group; CLECO; Dr. Norbert Urbanski, MD/Red River Cardiology; Alexandria Pediatric Dentistry; Alexandria Women’s Center; Beef O’Brady’s Restaurant; CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital; Deep South Chemical; Griffin Family Medicine; HCOA a Hospice Provider; Leglue Physical Medicine Clinic; Mid-State Orthopedics; Phillips Signs; Rapides Regional Medical Center; Red River Bank; Tri’s A/C Lights, Camera, Action… OLPS School will embark 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 to produce the play. A workshop for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty will be held on Monday, Oct. 3 with auditions taking place on Saturday, Oct. 8. All those who participate in the workshop and the audition will be cast in a role. Disney’s Sleeping Beauty audition forms will go home this Wednesday and may also be obtained at our website, under the “Forms and Letters” link. So mark your calendars for January 14 and 15, 2012 and join us at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

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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.


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 will happen after the texts are used in liturgical celebrations? A: The long-term goal of the new translation is to foster a deeper awareness and appreciation of the mysteries being celebrated in the Liturgy. The axiom lex orandi, lex credendi – “what we pray is what we believe” – suggests that there is a direct relationship between the content of our prayers and the substance of our faith. It is hoped that writers will start to provide materials reflecting on the rich content of the text. These contributions might encourage priests to use the content of the prayers as a basis for their homilies or to supplement their homilies on Sundays.


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. 2: 10:30 A.M. Mass: Meg Morrison READINGS FOR OCT. 2: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 SUNDAY MORNING LAGNIAPPE TOPIC ON OCT. 2: Lourdes Room, 9:15 A.M. – Fathers of the Church Lourdes Room, 4:15 P.M. – Not meeting currently

IN MEMORY: HUBERT GREMILLION; JAMES ROBERT NELSON Please pray for Mr. Gremillion (grandfather of Mr. Chad and Mr. Blake Gremillion); Mr. Nelson (father of Mrs. Tracy Simpson); and those of our parish who have recently died and for the consolation of their families. PLEASE PRAY   FOR   THE   SICK:   Agnes Abraham; John Aymond; Nancy Benjamin; Ruth Bergeron; Beverly Bohrer; Edd Bordelon; Michael Briggs; Debbie Butler; Maci Ann Callahan; Verna Carbo; Dylan Cashio; Theresa Cataldie; John Finley; Chuck Hardy; Kim Herrington; Bruce LaBorde; Linda LaCaze; Aubrey Logan; Robert Maddox V; Linda Pratt; Willard Price; Geneva Scarbrock; Eason Searcy; Jo Tassin; Shirley Vansickle; Barbra Vincent; Scott Weisler; Bobby Whalen; Father Bernard Zagst; and all the shut-ins of our parish.

MASSES OF THE WEEK SUN., SEPT. 25: 7:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M.

Pat and Malcolm Hebert Deacon Charles Jones; Dudley Joseph LeBlanc Jr. (anniv.); Tony Fiorenza; Bob Foster; Anthony Cayer; Kenneth W. Heldt, Mary E. Heldt, Patricia A. Heldt; John McCann; Al Beach; Intention of Cindy Peaslee Chris Duplechain Our Parish Family

10:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M. MON., SEPT. 26: 6:30 A.M. Rodolfo Poblete 5:30 P.M. Intention of Priscilla Babin TUES., SEPT. 27: 6:30 A.M. Intention of Father Martin Laird 5:30 P.M. Intention of Jim Curley WED., SEPT. 28: 6:30 A.M. David Ezernack 5:30 P.M. Peter Lorio THURS., SEPT. 29: 6:30 A.M. Leonard and Louise Paul 8:00 A.M. Ashby Stevens 5:30 P.M. William Fielding James Sr. FRI., SEPT. 30: 6:30 A.M. Cleveland and Alma McCauley (anniv.) 8:00 A.M. Femy van Dillen 5:30 P.M. Irene St. Clergy SAT., OCT 1: 8:00 A.M. Dena Flynn 4:00 P.M. John Cangelosi Jr.; Dena Flynn; Virgie Aymond; Pat Hebert; Hilman Matherne; Margaret Brasher; Tony Fiorenza; Leonardo Amigo; Intention of Robert ‘Little Boo’ Maddox V; Joseph J. Bellais, Eastlyn Bellais McGinnis, James McGinnis SUN., OCT. 2: 7:00 A.M. In Honor of Helen Vanderlick 9:00 A.M. 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 10:30 A.M. Mary Jane Osterberger 5:30 P.M. 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 38,491.00 Gifts given last weekend 14,670.00 Amount still needed for September 16,839.00 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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Our Lady of Prompt Succor Bulletin 9-25-11  

Our Lady of Prompt Succor church bulletin