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

Rev. John Pardue, Pastor

2120 Coulee Crossing, Woodworth, LA 71485 Mailing Address: P. O. Box 408 Telephone: (318) 445-7554

Church Mailing Address: P. O. Box 408

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

Third Sunday in Lent, March 27, 2011

CALENDAR Saturday, March 26 4:00 pm Mass - Walter J. Deptula, Jr. Sunday, March 27 8:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 2:00-4:00 pm - Boy Scout Meeting - Hall 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, March 28 No Mass Tuesday, March 29 NO 7:00 am Mass 5:30 pm Mass - Janice Lohman + Wednesday, March 30 7:00 am Mass - Cameron Brown 6:00 pm - CCD classes - Hall Thursday, March 31 7:00 am Mass - Anita Guillot + 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 7:00 pm - Book Discussion Club Friday, April 1 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross Saturday, April 2 4:00 pm Mass - Mark Gagnard + Sunday, April 3 8:00 am Mass - Janice Lohman + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Col. Goldie Ladner SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR JAPAN NEXT WEEKEND Bishop Herzog has authorized a special collection, to be taken up next weekend, to help in the relief efforts in Japan. There will be special pew envelopes for this purpose next weekend.

FROM MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS, POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR LENT 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, through the personal encounter with our Redeemer and through fasting, almsgiving and prayer, the journey of conversion towards Easter leads us to rediscover our Baptism. This Lent, let us renew our acceptance of the Grace that God bestowed upon us at that moment, so that it may illuminate and guide all of our actions. What the Sacrament signifies and realizes, we are called to experience every day by following Christ in an ever more generous and authentic manner. In this our itinerary, let us entrust ourselves to the Virgin Mary, who generated the Word of God in faith and in the flesh, so that we may immerse ourselves - just as she did - in the death and resurrection of her Son Jesus, and possess eternal life. Source: PARISH SUPPER Sunday, April 3, after 5:30 Mass Mary, Mother of Jesus will host a spaghetti supper after the 5:30 Mass Sunday, April 3, in Cumella Hall. Since this will be our first Parish Supper, we need to know in advance how many people to prepare for. Let us know how many in your family will attend by: signing up on the sign-up sheet in the vestibule; or calling Laura at 487-9894; leave a message if after hours; or emailing Laura at . Please respond no later than this Friday, April 1. Please bring a dessert that would be enough to feed your family. (That way we won’t be inundated with desserts.) ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL 2011 Jesus didn’t do it alone. He called disciples to assist him in his mission. Jesus challenged and supported his disciples - at times gently chiding them, or reaching out a hand to help, and at times demanding a lot from them. Our Lord walks with us but he also challenges us to be good disciples by supporting the universal Church. The Annual Diocesan Appeal provides us that opportunity.

SONDRA ABRAHAMS TO SPEAK REGULAR COLLECTION 03/20/2011 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Collection Easter Flowers Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/10)

$2,846.00 $1,845.00 $176.00 $21,913.20

Thank you for your generosity!

MENARD THEATRE ARTS Holy Savior Menard Theatre Arts, under the direction of Cherise Rino, will present The Wizard of Oz March 31 through April 2 at the Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center. Performances Thursday and Friday will be at 7:00 pm, with two performances, at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Kirby’s Pharmacy, All About Parties, First Federal Bank locations, Susan V. Belgard, CPA, Mary’s Heart Catholic Bookstore, Holy Savior Menard High School, and at the door 30 minutes before curtain. For more information, call 445-8233. READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND 1 Sm 16: 1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Eph 5: 8-14; Jn 9: 1-41 or 9: 1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

WE PRAY FOR THOSE AMONG US ... ACUTELY ILL: Beverly Aleshire, Lovie Bennett, Marie Busch, Frances deLaunay, Walter Deptula, Judy John, Donald Parker, Sean Redmond, Caroline Roy, Chuck Saucier, Coralie Tano, Connie Ray Teutsch, Gary Treme, Menard “Buddy” Wise. SICK OR RECOVERING: Patricia Arnold, Pat Boudreaux, Andre Busch, Anna M. Busch, Barbara Busch, Joseph T. A. Busch, Juanita Busch, Kevin Busch, Thomas Busch, Linda Butler, Ed Carroll, George Coker, Betty Daigle, Butch Doiron, Andre Dupre, Patsy Fremin, Virgie Fulmer, Robert Hall, Linder Holland, Brenda Holloway, Richard Kelly, Sean Lemoine, Boo Maddox, Merlyn Maillian, Sr. Regis Maillian, Clementine Matherne, Michael McGuire, Michelle McGuire, Yessica McGuire, LaVern Moser, Gayle Odum, James Odum, Dana Parker, Karen Rambo Roberts, Francis Snoddy. HOMEBOUND: Jane and Michael Juneau. (Use a pew envelope to add or remove names or call Laura at 487-9894 or 767-6508.)

Sondra Abrahams will speak Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at 6:00 pm at St. Juliana Catholic Church in Alexandria. More than 30 years ago, Sondra had a neardeath experience after having a reaction to medicine following minor surgery. Her near-death experience went beyond the black tunnel and the bright light. She says she saw the boundaries of heaven, the levels of purgatory, and the fiery pits of hell and was told by Jesus that she would remember all she saw. Hear the entire story April 8 and 9. LENTEN MISSION IN FIFTH WARD Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Fifth Ward will host a Lenten Mission from Tuesday, April 12 through Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 pm. Fr. Chad Partain, chancellor and pastor of St. Paul Church in Mansura, will talk about Experiencing the Transforming and Healing Power of the Sacraments. We must meditate before, during and after everything we do. The prophet says, “I will pray, and then I will understand.” This is the way we can easily overcome the countless difficulties we have to face day after day, which, after all, are part of our work. In meditation we find the strength to bring Christ to birth in ourselves and in others. - Saint Charles Borromeo 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; Chuck Reich, Trustee; Pat Brister; Gary Delaney, Trustee



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