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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,

Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1, 2011

CALENDAR Saturday, April 30 4:00 pm Mass - Irene V. St. Clergy + Sunday, May 1 8:00 am Mass - Joseph Andre Busch, Sr. + 2:30-3:00 pm - Confessions 3:00 pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3:30 pm - Mass of Divine Mercy 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, May 2 No Mass 6:00-7:00 pm - Cub Scout Meeting - Hall Tuesday, May 3 7:00 am Mass - Mark Gagnard + Wednesday, May 4 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Thursday, May 5 7:00 am Mass - Janice Lohman + Friday, May 6 7:00 am Mass - Anita Guillot + Saturday, May 7 9:00 am Mass - In honor of the Blessed Mother 4:00 pm Mass - Marie Gauthier + Sunday, May 8 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

Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Mark Gagnard MAY 1 - DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY 2:30-3:00 pm Confessions 3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3:30 pm Mass of Divine Mercy

“Jesus, I trust in You!” This prayer, dear to so many of the devout, clearly expresses the attitude with which we too would like to abandon ourselves trustfully in Your hands, O Lord, our only Savior. You are burning with the desire to be loved and those in tune with the sentiments of Your Heart learn how to build the new civilization of love. A simple act of abandonment is enough to overcome the barriers of darkness and sorrow, of doubt and desperation. The rays of Your Divine Mercy restore hope, in a special way, to those who feel overwhelmed by the burden of sin. Mary, Mother of Mercy, help us always to have this trust in your Son, our Redeemer. Help us too, St. Faustina, whom we remember today with special affection. Fixing our weak gaze on the divine Savior’s face, we would like to repeat with you: “Jesus, I trust in You!” Now and for ever. Amen. From Pope John Paul II’s Homily on the first universal celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, 2001

OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK Thursday and Friday only 8:00 am to noon

THANK YOU We are truly grateful to everyone who assisted in preparations for the Holy Week services, including Pat Brister for the beautiful flower arrangements, Gary Delaney for supplying the cut palms, Priscilla Gadel and Deanna Brister for the beautiful music, and all those who read and served when needed. - Father John

CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL REGULAR COLLECTION 04/24/2011 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr $2,846.00 Last Weekend’s Collection $2,108.00 Holy Land - Good Friday Collection $359.00 Infirm Priests Collection $550.00 Easter Flowers (cumulative total) $641.00 CRS Rice Bowl $175.55 Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/10) $22,358.20 Thank you for your generosity!

There are many diocese right here in the United States whose parishes struggle to keep their doors open. These dioceses are classified as home missions and cannot maintain pastoral programs like catechesis, youth ministry, and seminary formation on their own. The Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports these dioceses by funding essential ministries, including aid to vulnerable parishes. Please be generous in this Appeal this weekend and help strengthen the Church at home. EWTN COVERAGE OF THE BEATIFICATION OF POPE JOHN PAUL II Saturday, April 30, 12:30 pm Vigil in Honor of the Benediction of Pope John Paul II

MARY, QUEEN OF MERCY SUNDAY May 8 Maryhill Renewal Center

Sunday, May 1, 1:30 am Beatification of Pope John Paul II Monday, May 2, 3:30 am Mass of Thanksgiving in Honor of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II

2:00 pm Confessions 2:30 pm Rosary and Chaplets 3:15 pm Sunday Mass


MAY BREAKFAST We need volunteers to prepare the May Breakfast which will be held on Sunday, May 15. If interested, please notify Father or Laura. There are no breakfasts in the summer. next one will be in September.


Acts 2: 14, 22-33; 1 Pt 1: 17-21; Lk 24: 13-35

And He departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed and, behold, He is here. St. Augustine

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, Juanita Busch, Kevin Busch, Thomas Busch, Ed Carroll, George Coker, Betty Daigle, Andre Dupre, Patsy Fremin, Virgie Fulmer, Robert Hall, Linder Holland, Brenda Holloway, Richard Kelly, Sean Lemoine, Boo Maddox, Merlyn 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.)

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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