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Mary, Mother of Jesus Catholic Church 9323 Highway 165 South, Woodworth, Louisiana

Rev. John Pardue, Pastor

Church Mailing Address: P. O. Box 408

2120 Coulee Crossing, Woodworth, LA

Office Hours: TWTh 8:00-noon (318) 487-9894 or 767-6508 Secretary/Bookkeeper: Laura Callico, Cantor/Music Director: Priscilla Gadel,

Rev. Blake Deshautelle, In Residence Mailing Address: P.O. Box 408, Woodworth, LA 71485 Telephone: (318) 445-7554

Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 18, 2012

CALENDAR Saturday, March 17 4:00 pm Mass - William W. Floyd, Sr. + Sunday, March 18 7:30 am Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Nancy Weidner + 10:00 am - Healing Mass 2:00-4:00 pm - Boy Scout Meeting - Hall 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, March 19 No Mass 6:00-7:00 pm - Cub Scout Meeting - Hall Tuesday, March 20 7:00 am Mass - Murriel H. Jones, Sr. + Wednesday, March 21 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 6:00 pm - CCD Classes - Hall Thursday, March 22 6:30 am - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 6:00 pm Mass - Terry Moore 7:00-8:00 pm - Catholicism DVD - Hall Friday, March 23 7:00 am Mass - William W. Floyd, Sr. + 6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross Saturday, March 24 4:00 pm Mass - Walter J. Deptula, Jr. Sunday, March 25 7:30 am Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Susie E. Jones + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People

ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL IN-PEW SOLICITATION NEXT WEEKEND All that we have and all that we are comes from the Lord. “We are truly his handiwork,” says St. Paul in the second reading, “created in Christ Jesus to lead a life of good deeds which God prepared for us in advance.” Next weekend, in every parish throughout the Diocese of Alexandria, Catholics who have not done so already will be asked to support the 2012 Annual Diocesan Appeal. Our local Diocesan Church is comprised of 50 parishes and 22 missions and serves over 43,000 Catholics from all walks of life. Each year, every Catholic family throughout our local Church is asked to participate in the ADA. This is a vital sign of our unity in Christ as we reach out in faith and love to one another constantly in Jesus’ name. Supporting this Appeal is also a very meaningful way of expressing our gratitude to God for his many blessings. MORTGAGE BURNING PARTY Mortgage Burning Party and gumbo supper Sunday, March 25 in Cumella Hall after the 5:30 pm Mass. Please sign up in the vestibule.

Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Mark Gagnard

Envelopes for Easter flower memorials are available in the pews.

Lenten Penance Service Friday, March 30 at 6:30 pm after Stations of the Cross Office Hours this week will be Wednesday and Thursday only. Laura will attend a Diocesan workshop Tuesday.

REGULAR COLLECTION 03/11/2012 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Collection Easter flowers (total) Rice Bowl (total) Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/11)

$2,846.00 $3,169.00 $277.00 $40.00 $1,300.00

Thank you for your generosity! OPERATION RICE BOWL In today’s scriptures, we hear how the Israelites repeatedly break their covenant with God, and yet God continues to respond with merciful and abiding love. Our response to God’s grace must be apparent in our works. This week through Operation Rice Bowl, we learn about our brothers and sisters in Zambia, who are unable to enter the marketplace and earn a living. We pray for all who struggle to find work, and we fast for those who cannot afford to feed their families. We give so that CRS can help marginalized people obtain loans in order to save money, start small businesses and work toward a brighter future. READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Jer 31: 31-34; Heb 5: 7-9; Jn 12: 20-33 Fifth Sunday of Lent WE PRAY FOR THOSE AMONG US ... ACUTELY ILL: Beverly Aleshire, Darren Aleshire, Lovie Bennett, Jane Blaney, Deanna Brister, Cameron Brown, Marie Busch, Frances deLaunay, Walter, Jr. and Jackie Deptula, Judy John, Richard Kelly, Elsie Marcon, Donald Parker, Linda Pearson, Sean Redmond, Elaine Roy, Ronnie Spurlock, Sr., T.J. Swain, Connie Ray Teutsch. SICK OR RECOVERING: Patricia Arnold, Pat Boudreaux, Joann Brock, Andre Busch, Anna M. Busch, Barbara Busch, Juanita Busch, Kevin Busch, Thomas Busch, Ed Carroll, George Coker, Betty Daigle, Patsy Fremin, Robert Hall, Brenda Holloway, Bruce Laborde, Mary Anne Lard, Steve Mathews, Merlyn Maillian, Clementine Matherne, Michael McGuire, Michelle McGuire, Yessica McGuire, LaVern Moser, Gayle Odum, James Odum, Dana Parker, Karen Rambo Roberts, Francis Snoddy, Ann Williamson. HOMEBOUND: Beverly Aleshire, Joan Alpha, Marty Doiron. (Use a pew envelope to add or remove names or call Laura at 487-9894 or 767-6508.)

CABRINI MAGIC SHOW AND DINNER St. Frances Cabrini School will present a Magic Show and Dinner on Friday, April 13 at 6:00 pm in the school Activities Building. Join in for some Friday the 13th fun, family style. Call 448-3333 for more information. CRS COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me” (Mt 25:35). Today, we are reminded of Jesus’ call to see him in all those we encounter. The Catholic Relief Services Collection sees Jesus in displaced families, those who seek to change unjust laws, and those who need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance around the globe. How will you help Jesus in disguise? Please be generous in today’s collection. PILGRIMAGE TO ROME There are 10 spots left on an 8-day pilgrimage to Rome being led by Father Ken Michiels of St. Michael Church in Leesville, November 512, 2012. The trip will include a general audience with Pope Benedict XVI, as well as visits to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and other major churches and sights in Rome. An optional excursion to Assisi is available. Deadline to pay the $350 deposit is May 4; final payment is due July 27. Cost of the trip is $2,435 + $495 departure taxes and fuel surcharges. Call Bobbi de Perrodil at 337-239-2656. CHURCH INFORMATION WEEKEND MASSES: Saturday 4:00 pm. Sunday 8:00 am & 5:30 pm WEEKDAY MASSES: 7:00 am Tuesday thru Friday. HOLY DAY MASSES: as announced. FIRST SATURDAY MASS: 9 am in Honor of the Blessed Mother. BAPTISM PREPARATION: e-mail or call pastor to schedule. MARRIAGE PREPARATION: e-mail or call pastor to schedule first appointment at least six (6) months in advance. FUNERAL SERVICES: only the funeral home may schedule. When making arrangements, have director call pastor personally. CONFESSION: 30 mins before weekend Masses; any time on request ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Upon request. HOSPITALIZATION: e-mail or call pastor at any time, give patient’s name, hospital and room number. SERIOUS ILLNESS, DEATH, DYING: call pastor at any time. OF COUNSEL TO OUR PASTOR PASTORAL COUNCIL: Butch Doiron, Brad Gadel, Priscilla Gadel, Runnie Hunter, Rodney Lamkin, Bobbie Long, Grant Ogaard FINANCE COUNCIL: Ed Carroll; Pat Brister, Trustee; Chuck Reich; Gary Delaney, Trustee

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