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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 frjohnpardue@gmail.com

Church Mailing Address: P. O. Box 408

Church Office Hours: TWTh 8:00-noon (318) 487-9894 or 767-6508 Secretary/Bookkeeper: Laura Callico, mmjwoodworth@att.net Cantor/Music Director: Priscilla Gadel, priscilla.s@prodigy.net

Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 10, 2011

CALENDAR Saturday, April 9 4:00 pm Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Sunday, April 10 8:00 am Mass - Msgr. J. Guy Lemoine, Guy and Rosa Lemoine, Jack and Alma Lohman, Mat and Janice Lohman + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, April 11 No Mass Noon - St. Joseph Guild Lunch - Hall Tuesday, April 12 7:00 am Mass - Janice Lohman + Wednesday, April 13 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 6:00 pm - CCD classes - Hall Thursday, April 14 7:00 am Mass - Sr. Anne, OCD 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 7:00 pm - Book Discussion Club Friday, April 15 7:00 am Mass - Marcelle P. Busch + 6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross Saturday, April 16 4:00 pm Mass - Mark Gagnard +

Dear Parishioners, You may be wondering what happened to the home visitations. They did get sidetracked for a while, and since I am doing them alphabetically, I am still in the “C”s. I will tell you what this involves on a practical level so that you can be prepared. I will first call you and make an appointment that is mutually agreeable to both of us. I am having a problem in this area as some people might not be available for a phone conversation when I am able to call. We might have to work this out via email and regular mail. Also, I may have to scrap the alphabetical approach as your availability might call for a more random organizational style. I plan to have the actual visit include a blessing of your house. This is a very simple and short blessing in which I first bless some Holy Water that I will leave with you and a short blessing for your home. Easter is near and the church has a special blessing for homes during the Easter season. I look forward to visiting with you. Please know that you have not been left out and the process of home visitation is ongoing. Sincerely yours,

Sunday, April 17 8:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 2:00-4:00 pm - Boy Scout Meeting - Hall 5:30 pm Mass - For the People

Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Msgr. J. Guy Lemoine JAPAN COLLECTION Last weekend, we collected $1,783 for the Catholic Relief Services efforts in Japan. For a congregation the size of ours, that is an impressive and heartfelt gesture of compassion for our fellow man. - Fr. John

THANK YOU … to Pat Brister, Betty and Phillip Morris, Bobbie and Marshall Long, Priscilla Gadel, and Marcia and Mike Leleux who prepared, served and cleaned up after the wonderful Spaghetti Supper last weekend. The delicious meal and the excellent turnout made for a memorable first Parish Supper.


REGULAR COLLECTION 04/03/2011 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Collection Easter Flowers (cumulative total) Catholic Relief Services CRS Collection for Japan Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/10)

$2,846.00 $2,721.00 $316.00 $40.00 $1,783.00 $22,063.20

Thank you for your generosity! ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL 2011 When Jesus heard about the illness of His friend Lazarus, He responded, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Every aspect of our lives our sufferings as well as our gifts - can, if surrendered to Christ, lead to blessing for ourselves and others. Consider sharing your blessings with others by supporting the 2011 Annual Diocesan Appeal. ANSWERS TO WORLD AWARENESS QUIZ 1. (c) 18%. The majority of these people live in SubSaharan Africa, Oceania, and Southern Asia. 2. (a) That’s nearly one child every 5 seconds. 3. (c) Most people who battle hunger deal with chronic undernourishment and vitamin/mineral deficiencies, which result in stunted growth, weakness and susceptibility to illness. 4. (b) Malnutrition, poor sanitation, and disease all contribute to high rates of child mortality. 5. (a) More than half of these are girls. 6. (d) 7. (a) 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. (Use a pew envelope to add or remove names or call Laura at 487-9894 or 767-6508.)

OPERATION RICE BOWL WORLD AWARENESS QUIZ 1. Today, ____ of the world’s employed population is living on less than $1 per day. a. 5 percent b. 13 percent

c. 18 percent

2. Every day, almost _____ children die from hungerrelated causes. a. 16,000 b. 8,000 c. 2,000 3. More than ____ of chronically hungry people are women. a. 25% b. 40% c. 60% 4. For every 1,000 children born around the world, ____ do not live to reach the age of five. a. 5 children b. 67 children c. 18 children 5. _____ children of primary school age are not enrolled in school. a. 101 million b. 45 million c. 150 million 6. The immediate cause of food insecurity is: a. An insufficient availability of food b. A lack of physical and economic access to food c. A poor biological absorption (or use of) food d. All of the above. 7. CRS supports ____ active and integrated health programs around the world which bring food, clean water, health facilities, education and medical treatment to people who are most in need. a. 120 b. 65 c. 90 (Answers are to the left) 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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