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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

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 2, 2012

CALENDAR Saturday, September 1 4:00 pm Mass - Mark Gagnard + Sunday, September 2 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Raymond Leotta + 5:30 Mass - For the People Monday, September 3 No Mass Tuesday, September 4 7:00 am Mass - Russell Edwards, Jr. Wednesday, September 5 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Thursday, September 6 7:00 am Mass - Mrs. L. J. Rolfes + 5:30-6:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday, September 7 7:00 am Mass - William W. Floyd, Sr. + Saturday, September 8 4:00 pm Mass - Joseph Andre Busch, Sr. + Sunday, September 9 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Mat and Janice Lohman + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People

Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Joseph Andre Busch, Sr. CAPITAL CAMPAIGN 2012 Total collected to date $84,000 in cash $43,000 in pledges TOTAL: $128,000

Dear Parishioners, This past Wednesday, we celebrated the feast of the death of St. John the Baptist, who died for telling the truth. That is why he is a prophet; he spoke the truth about God. Herod, the King, had married his brother’s wife while his brother was still alive. That is adultery! John pointed that out loud and clear for the sake of Herod’s soul, and the king executed John. John died for the truth, and in dying for the truth, he died for Christ. He suffered a martyr’s death. What does the truth mean to you? Are you willing to stand for it? What if someone threatened you with your life, would you still stand for it? Or would you then decide that the truth is relative? When I was a boy, my father had a chat with me about the importance of speaking the truth. I have never forgotten that conversation and the importance of always telling the truth. It has stayed with me my whole life. John the Baptist has been set before us as an example to follow. May the truth be something we treasure all the days of our life. Sincerely yours, Father John

COLLECTION FOR CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY THIS WEEKEND 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. This weekend 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.


REGULAR COLLECTION 08/26/2012 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Collection Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/12)

$2,846.00 $1,945.00 $2,675.00

Thank you for your generosity! READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Is 35: 4-7a; Jas 2: 1-5; Mk 7: 31-37 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time BISHOP’S GOLF TOURNAMENT The 2012 Bishop’s Invitational Golf Tournament will be held October 8 at the Oak Wing Golf Course. Lunch begins at 11:00 am followed by tee-off time at noon. The cost for the four-person scramble is $135 per person ($540 per team) and includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and refreshments. Sponsorships are available at $100 for Hole sponsor; $250 for Silver sponsor; $540 for Team sponsor; $1,000 for Gold Chalice sponsor; and $2,500 for Platinum Chalice sponsor. To register or to be a sponsor, call 445-6424, ext 209. 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.)

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT NEEDED Radio Maria is seeking a full-time paid production assistant to help with various aspects of broadcasting. Radio experience is not necessary but helpful. Computer skills are necessary. Flexible schedule with some weekends. Contact Radio Maria at 561-6145 or 1-888-4080201 for information. RADIO MARIA MARI-A-THON Radio Maria will host its Fall Mari-A-Thon September 17-20 from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and September 21 from 6:00 am to noon. During this time, the Catholic radio station asks its listeners to call in a pledge or donation to help support its ministry. Radio Maria is a global Catholic station that relies 100% on volunteers and donations to stay on the air. To make a tax-deductible pledge, call 561-6145 or 1 -888-408-0201. COOKING FOR THE KING DINNER St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport will host the annual Cooking for the King dinner on Saturday, September 29 beginning with a 6:00 pm floral design exhibit and a silent auction, followed by the dinner at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information and for tickets, contact Cindy at 337-2579992 or Adrienne at 318-3055820. 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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