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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, mmjwoodworth@att.net Cantor/Music Director: Priscilla Gadel, priscilla.s@prodigy.net

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

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 19, 2012

CALENDAR Saturday, August 18 4:00 pm Mass - Kyle Ogaard + Sunday, August 19 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 5:30 Mass - For the People Monday, August 20 No Mass Tuesday, August 21 7:00 am Mass - Kathy Rogers Wednesday, August 22 7:00 am Mass - Rex and Marilyn Ragland Thursday, August 23 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 5:30-6:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday, August 24 7:00 am Mass - MMJ sick and homebound Saturday, August 25 4:00 pm Mass - Dianne Beauregard + Sunday, August 26 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - J. W. Roshto + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Kyle Ogaard

Dear Parishioners, There are some fellow parishioners who receive communion and then keep walking right out the doors of the church. Were they dismissed by the priest? No! Did they fulfill their obligation to attend Mass on Sunday? No! That is, of course, not unless they had a serious reason for leaving early. There could, for example, be someone sick that they need to get home quickly to manage their care. Valid reasons do not include rushing home to watch television. It is also safe to say that a valid reason for leaving Mass early would not happen every week of the year. Clearly, if you have not attended Mass from the beginning to the end you have not fulfilled your obligation. And that is a mortal sin! I hope, however, that people have a deeper reason for attending the entire Mass besides avoiding mortal sin. Only one person left the Last Supper early, Judas Iscariot, and you know what happened to him. Let’s love the Lord in the way he needs to be loved. We are asked to spend one measly hour with him every week. What is the hurry? Yes, sometimes it is tedious waiting for the very end of Mass before leaving. But that is what love does. Do we love the Lord or not? Sincerely yours, Father John

THANK YOU … to Carl and Deborah Bess, Keith and Beth Chapman, Brad and Priscilla Gadel, GOOD LUCK … Mike and Dee Jeansonne, and David, Dylan and to students and teachers returning to Tucker Foshee for a wonschool this week. May your best efforts derful and delicious back-tobe rewarded with much success. school breakfast. What a great way to start off the school year and to resume our always popular monthly get-togethers.


REGULAR COLLECTION 08/12/2012 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Collection Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/12)

$2,846.00 $2,128.00 $2,670.00

Thank you for your generosity! KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE To commemorate the September 11 terrorist attack, the Knights of Columbus passed a resolution in 2004 to observe September 11 as a world day of prayer for peace. Observance of this special day seeks to unite Knights, Catholics and all people of good will regardless of their religious faith - in prayer for peace. For more information, go to www.kofc.org .

READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Jos 24: 1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Eph 5: 21-32; Jn 23: 13-22 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

WE PRAY FOR THOSE AMONG US ... ACUTELY ILL: Darren Aleshire, Lovie Bennett, Jane Blaney, Cameron Brown, Betty Daigle, Dr. James David, Amy Ladner Davis, Frances deLaunay, Walter, Jr. and Jackie Deptula, Linder Holland, 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: Pat Boudreaux, Andre Busch, Anna M. Busch, Barbara Busch, Juanita Busch, Kevin Busch, Marie Busch, Thomas Busch, Ed Carroll, George Coker, Butch Doiron, Patsy Fremin, Robert Hall, Brenda Holloway, Steve Mathews, Michael McGuire, Michelle McGuire, Yessica McGuire, LaVern Moser, Jillian Newsom, Gayle Odum, James Odum, Bobby Odum, Jr., Dana Parker, Karen Rambo Roberts, Milton Sasser, Francis Snoddy. HOMEBOUND: Joan Alpha, Marty Doiron. (Use a pew envelope to add or remove names or call Laura at 487-9894 or 767-6508.)

THE JOY OF TECHNOLOGY!! We installed Windows 7 on my office computer last week (from XP) and unfortunately I lost all my email contacts in Outlook. If you are a parishioner with whom I often or even sometimes communicate via email, please send me a hello so I can get you back into my Contacts. I backed up everything before the changeover - except my Contacts. Thank you! Laura SEPTEMBER 26 NOVEMBER 4 40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. Even if there is not a 40 Days for Life campaign in your area, anyone can participate by praying and/or fasting on your own. Pray for an end to abortion. Pray for those involved in prayer vigils and pro-life action around the country. And consider fasting or doing without a favorite activity, like video games, TV or the Internet. Beginning September 26, there will be daily devotions online at www.40daysforlife.com . As often as, for love of Me, you suffer reproach, so often will I strengthen you and bear you up, so that nothing may be an obstacle between your soul and Me. And I will add to your merit what the person admonished would have gained by submitting humbly to your advice. The Lord, to St. Gertrude the Great 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: Deborah Bess, Butch Doiron, Brad Gadel, Priscilla Gadel, Runnie Hunter, Rodney Lamkin, Bobbie Long, Grant Ogaard FINANCE COUNCIL: Ed Carroll; Pat Brister, Trustee; Gary Delaney, Trustee; Dr. Bernard Patty; Chuck Reich

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