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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

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 26, 2012

CALENDAR 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 Mass - For the People Monday, August 27 No Mass Tuesday, August 28 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Wednesday, August 29 7:00 am Mass - Our nation

NOVENA PRAYER FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP Immaculate Heart of Mary, help us to conquer the menace of evil, which so easily takes root in the hearts of the people of today, and whose immeasurable effects already weigh down upon our modern world and seem to block the paths toward the future.

Thursday, August 30 7:00 am Mass - Andy Robbins + 5:30-6:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

From famine and war, deliver us.

Friday, August 31 7:00 am Mass - Frank Cortello

From sins against human life from its very beginning, deliver us.

Saturday, September 1 9:00 am Mass in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary 4:00 pm Mass - Mark Gagnard + Sunday, September 2 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Raymond Leotta + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Theresa C. Smith CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 2012 Total collected to date $84,000 in cash $41,000 in pledges TOTAL: $125,000

From nuclear war, from incalculable self-destruction, from every kind of war, deliver us.

From hatred and from the demeaning of the dignity of the children of God, deliver us. From every kind of injustice in the life of society, both national and international, deliver us. From readiness to trample on the commandments of God, deliver us. From the loss of awareness of good and evil, deliver us. From sins against the Holy Spirit, deliver us. Accept, O Mother of Christ, this cry laden with the sufferings of all individual human beings, laden with the sufferings of whole societies. Help us with the power of the Holy Spirit to conquer all sin: individual sin and the “sin of the world,� sin in all its manifestations. Let there be revealed once more in the history of the world the infinite saving power of the redemption: the power of merciful love. May it put a stop to evil. May it transform consciences. May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all the light of hope. Amen. (Source: - search for Novena for Faithful Citizenship for prayers for the entire 9 days.) CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 12 BILLING For parishioners who have opted to be billed monthly for their Capital Campaign pledges, the first bills will be mailed next week.

REGULAR COLLECTION 08/19/2012 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Collection Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/12)

$2,846.00 $2,583.00 $2,670.00

Thank you for your generosity! READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Dt 4: 1-2, 6-8; Jas 1: 17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 BEGINNING EXPERIENCE Widowed, separated or divorced? Don’t know where to turn? Struggling with grief or loss? Beginning Experience is registering now for a weekend away toward a lifetime of change at Maryhill Renewal Center in Pineville the weekend of September 14-16. The program helps grieving single-again persons emerge from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning, and move into the future with renewed hope. Cost is $185 which includes two nights’ lodging and meals. To register or for more information, call Anna at 452-2678 or Rose at (504) 920-0770. 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, Susan McKinney, 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.)

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 . COLLECTION FOR CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, located in Washington, DC. It provides an academically rigorous education guided by Catholic intellectual tradition to 6,000 students every year. Next week is the national collection for the Catholic University of America. Every dollar we give directly supports financial aid for students from dioceses across the country, including the Diocese of Alexandria. Please be generous. Take in one hand a sponge saturated with water, and in the other a stone. Press them equally; nothing will come out of the stone, but out of the sponge you will force water in abundance. The sponge is the soul, filled with the Holy Spirit; the stone is the heart, cold and flinty, where the Holy Ghost dwelleth not. St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars 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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