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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, 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 frjpardue@parish.diocesealex.org

Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 21, 2013 Dear Friends,

CALENDAR Saturday, April 20 4:00 pm Mass - Murriel H. Jones, Sr. + Sunday, April 21 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Mark Gagnard + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, April 22 No Mass Tuesday, April 23 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Wednesday, April 24 7:00 am Mass - William W. Floyd, Sr. + 6:00 pm - CCD Class - Hall Thursday, April 25 7:00 am Mass - William W. Floyd, Jr. + 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday, April 26 7:00 am Mass - Danny Eason +

Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Mrs. L. J. Rolfes SPECIAL COLLECTION (Weekend of April 27-28) The Catholic Home Missions Appeal works to support home mission diocese in the United States by supporting seminarian formation in poor dioceses. Often home mission priests and lay ministers require special training . Your support is necessary for the success of this project. Please help through your generosity to this Appeal.

What place do we give to the practice of our Holy Faith? The practice of our Holy faith is the most important part of our lives. It is the center of our existence. And yet all too often God is shoved to the background till we are ready to deal with him. God made us for himself. Think about that. All the other creatures exist for us. That is why the Lord gave man the task of giving each creature its name. But Man is the only creature made in his image and likeness. Moreover, it is only man that was made with an immortal soul, the only creature that exists both in the physical and spiritual worlds. We were made so that we could enjoy the presence of God forever and ever. We were made so that we could see his face. We were made so that he could love us. And sometimes we say “no� to that love. That is foolish. It is foolish because without that love we cannot be whole, we cannot be normal. In fact to put creatures ahead of the creator leads to disorientation. Man without God is a hopeless mess. Man without God is hell! Thankfully, we are never without God in this life. Dear brothers and sisters let us give ourselves to God! Let us open ourselves completely to the Lord. He longs to do very much for us, but he wants us to trust him. The more we trust, the more we give him our hearts, the more he can do for us. Sincerely yours, Father John Thank you to Brad & Priscilla Gadel and their grandsons, Tucker & Dillan; Keith & Beth Chapman; Carl & Deborah Bess for the delicious breakfast last Sunday. The meal was as wonderful as the turnout and everyone in attendance appreciated the effort. READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Acts 14:21-27; Rv 21:1-5a; Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35 Fifth Sunday of Easter


COLLECTION 04/14/2013 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Regular Collection Collections Month to Date Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/12)

John Paul II Exhibit $2,846.00 $1,789.00 $5,340.00 $3,200.00

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

Pledged

Cash Received

$124,760.00

$108,745.72

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.

SACRED HEART GOLF TOURNAMENT Sacred Heart School in Moreauville will host its 2nd annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 4 at Tamaka Trails Golf Club in Marksville. The cost for the 4-man scramble is $100 per person. For more information, call 318-985-2772 or email Karen at karenmoreau@kricket.net. All proceeds will go to future plans to build junior high classrooms and a Library/ Media Center. Mass Intentions $5.00

1st MONDAY SUPPER IN MAY The first Monday supper will be on May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The menu is Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn Casserole, Salad and Bread. The cost is $7.00 per plate. Dine in or take out is available. Bring a Friend; Call your Neighbors; Just come Hungry!

Sanctuary Candle $3.00 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,Katie Smith, Ronnie Spurlock, Sr., T.J. Swain, Connie Ray Teutsch, Lynn Tompkins, Mary Virginia Young. SICK OR RECOVERING: Pat Boudreaux, Joann Fuqua Brock, 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, Sharie Hakeman, 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 cenlaacts.org 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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