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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

Sunday of the Divine Mercy, April 7, 2013 Dear Parishioners,

CALENDAR Saturday, April 6 9:00 am - In Honor of the Blessed Mother 4:00 pm - Russel Edwards + Sunday, April 7 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Mat & Janice Lohman + 2:00-2:50 pm - Confessions 3:00 pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, April 8 No Mass Tuesday, April 9 7:00 am Mass - Joseph Andre Busch, Sr. + Wednesday, April 10 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 6:00 pm - CCD Class - Hall Thursday, April 11 7:00 am Mass - Mark Gagnard + Friday, April 12 7:00 am Mass - C. J. Dupont +

Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Mat & Janice Lohman


How long has it been since you have been to confession? In the Gospel for this Sunday, Jesus says to his apostles, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” He gave the leaders of the church the ability to forgive sins. Divine power is given to men. It seems strange that some individuals would decide that they don’t need to go to confession. Why would our Lord give the power of absolution to men if it were not necessary? He wouldn’t. Then we must not decide that we don’t need to go to confession. During this Easter Season, let us examine ourselves and our need to confess our sins to a priest. Sincerely yours, Father John

“Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel. For those who have not seen to believe, however, we must be good stewards of our faith, living it joyfully and sharing it generously. Then, in our time too, “men and women in great numbers” will be “added to the Lord.” We too can share in the kingdom by our support of Bishop Ronald Herzog’s many ministries and programs that are made possible through funding from the Annual Diocesan Appeal.

2:00-2:50 pm Confessions 3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy

READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Acts 5:27-32, 40B-41; Rv 5:11-14; Jn 21:1-19 or 1-14 Third Sunday of Easter


COLLECTION 03/31/2013 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Regular Collection Collections Month to Date Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/12)

$2,846.00 $2,346.00 $11,709.00 $3,170.00

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


Cash Received



Thank you to Pat Brister, Donna Bordelon, Bobbie Long, Betty Morris, Gaynell Patty, Linda Amberg, Runnie Hunter, John Hunter, Deborah Bess and Carl Bess for devoting their time and help with the delicious Monday night spaghetti supper. The next supper will be on Monday May 6th. Please support your parish by participating. Mass Intentions $5.00 Sanctuary Candle $3.00

Holy Savior Menard Theatre Arts will present Godspell April 18-20 at the Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center, under the direction of Cherise Rino. The Performance begins at 7 pm on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, April 20, there will be two performances: at 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $10. For more info, call 318-445-8233. John Paul II Exhibit St. Rita parish in Alexandria is sponsoring a one-day trip to New Orleans June 8th to visit the John Paul II Exhibit. $50 per person includes admission to the exhibit and the bus ride (all meals on your own). Bus will leave St. Rita Church at 7 am, exhibit at 11 am, 15 pm on your own in the French Quarter, and 5 pm a Mass at St. Louis Cathedral. The deadline to register is May 15. Non-refundable fee is due upon registration. SECOND SUNDAY BREAKFAST Sunday April 14th breakfast will be served in the hall immediately following the 8:00 am mass.

Call or email Kathy or use a pew envelope. 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, Linder Holland, Judy John, Richard Kelly, Paul Lauve, Matthew Leotta, Sandra Maltese, William McGraw Susan McKinney, Sam Meadows, Sherrie Miller, Sybil Moore, Sean Redmond, Elaine Roy, Michael Smilie, Ronnie Spurlock, Sr., T.J. Swain, Connie Ray Teutsch, Mary Virginia Young. 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, Murlene Gallant, 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.)

WOMEN’S ACTS RETREAT Women’s ACTS Retreat is scheduled for June 6-9, 2013. Applications will be in the front of the church beginning this weekend. Applications will be accepted from March 17th through April 21st. You may also go online to to download the application beginning on March 17th. 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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