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 firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or questions. Future Date Nights are Saturdays, Nov. 5 and Dec. 10. WWWWWWW 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 www.olpschurch.org 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: www.rapidesrighttolife.com 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, www.promptsuccor.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘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.
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(www.usccb.org/romanmissal). 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.
OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR
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