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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: Kathy Rachall, Cantor/Music Director: Priscilla Gadel,

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

Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 10, 2013

CALENDAR Saturday, March 9 4:00 pm Mass - Mark Gagnard + Sunday, March 10 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Danny Eason + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Tuesday, March 12 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 6:30-7:30 pm - “The Light is on for You” Wednesday, March 13 7:00 am Mass - Nick & Ruby Campbell + 6:00 pm - CCD Class - Hall Thursday, March 14 7:00 am Mass - Joseph T. A. Busch + 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday, March 15 7:00 am Mass - Marcelle P. Busch + 6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross Saturday, March 16 4:00 pm Mass - William W. Floyd, Jr. + Sunday, March 17 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Mrs. L. J. Rolfes + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Mark Gagnard CHRISM MASS Bishop Ronald Herzog and all priests of the diocese will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass on Tuesday, March 26 at 11 am at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. During the Mass, the bishop will bless the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and the Sacred Chrism. The first is used for adult catechumens and infants, the second or anointing the sick, and the sacred oil of chrism for baptism, confirmation, the ordination of priests, and the consecration of altars.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL IN-PEW SOLICITATION NEXT WEEKEND In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus Christ gives us His great commandment and his great commission: which is simply: “Go … and make disciples”. Next weekend, in every parish throughout the Diocese of Alexandria, Catholics who have not done so already will be asked to support the 2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal. Our local Diocesan Church is comprised of 50 parishes and 20 missions and serves more than 43,000 Catholics from all walks of life. Each year, every Catholic family throughout our local Church is asked to participate in the Annual Appeal. This is a vital sign of our unity in Christ as we reach out in faith and love to one another constantly in Jesus’ name. Supporting the Appeal is also a very meaningful way of expressing our gratitude to God for his many blessings. PARISH LENTEN MISSION - SAVE THE DATES Father Remi Pastor of St. James and St. Juliana Parishes in Alexandria will preach a Lenten Mission for us. 7:00 pm on March 17, 2013 and 6:00 pm on March 18 & 19, 2013. SPECIAL COLLECTION The Catholic Relief Services READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Is 43:16-21; Phil 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11 Fifth Sunday of Lent


COLLECTION 03/03/2013 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Regular Collection Collections Month to Date Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/12)

$2,846.00 $2,795.00 $2,795.00 $3,120.00

Thank you for your generosity! CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Goal $170,000.00


Cash Received



The response to the Gumbo Supper was so overwhelming that we ran out of food. We will try not to let that happen again. Please help us by putting your name on the sign up sheet in the vestibule to get an estimate of how much food to prepare. Any and all suggestions or comments are welcome. The April 1st Monday menu is Spaghetti. Thanks again for your response.

CROSSROADS YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE EASTER FLOWER FUND Remember your loved ones by donating to the Easter flower fund. You may use the Easter Flower Offering envelope in your monthly packet or an Easter Flower Envelope located in the pews and drop it in the collection basket.

Calling all young adults to come join us this year at the annual young adult conference, March 15-17, 2013 at Maryhill Renewal Center. Our theme is “GONE” featuring Jim Murphy, Paul Hood, and Grae McCullough. Cost: $65/person. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Formation and Training. For more info, call 1-8066-447 -7088 Ext. 221, or

Mass Intentions $5.00 Sanctuary Candle $3.00


Call or email Kathy or use a pew envelope.

CRS Rice Bowl invites us to learn about the Dominican Republic this week, where CRS helps women form savings and lending communities that help them save money and access small loans for new businesses. Pray for these women who have the courage to start their own businesses, and make a contribution to your Rice Bow to support people working to provide a better livelihood for their families.

WE PRAY FOR THOSE AMONG US ... ACUTELY ILL: Darren Aleshire, Denise Bankovic, Lovie Bennett, Jane Blaney, Stefanie Boswell, Cameron Brown, Nick Campbell, Betty Daigle, Dr. James David, Frances deLaunay, Walter, Jr. and Jackie Deptula, Louise Gagnard, Murlene Gallant, Linder Holland, Judy John, Richard Kelly, Paul Lauve, Shelly Long, Sandra Maltese, Matthew Leotta, Susan McKinney, Sam Meadows, Sherrie Miller, Sybil Moore, Della Perkins, Sean Redmond, Elaine Roy, Michael Smilie, 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, George Coker, Amy Ladner Davis, Nicholas Fremin, Patrick Fremin, Patsy Fremin, Brenda Holloway, Jacob Jones, Daniel Jones, Elsie Marcon, Steve Mathews, Michael McGuire, Michelle McGuire, Yessica McGuire, LaVern Moser, Gayle Odum, James Odum, Bobby Odum, Jr., Dana Parker, Ray Reich, Karen Rambo Roberts, Francis Snoddy. HOMEBOUND: Joan Alpha, Marty Doiron. (Use a pew envelope to add or remove names or call Kathy 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: 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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