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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

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 408, Woodworth, LA 71485

Office Hours: TWTh 8:00-noon (318) 487-9894 or 767-6508 Secretary/Bookkeeper: Kathy Rachall, Cantor/Music Director: Priscilla Gadel,

2120 Coulee Crossing, Woodworth, LA Telephone: (318) 445-7554

Ascension of the Lord, June 1, 2014

CALENDAR Saturday, May 31 4:00 pm Mass - Mat & Janice Lohman + Sunday, June 1 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, June 2 7:00 am Mass - Blane Normand + 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday, June 3 7:00 am Mass - Kathleen Gremillion + Wednesday, June 4 7:00 am Mass - Sandra Maltese + Thursday, June 5 7:00 am Mass - Charles Buhot + Friday, June 6 NO MASS Saturday, June 7 9:00 am Mass - In Honor of the Blessed Mother 4:00 pm Mass - Bob Reich + Sunday, June 8 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Blane Normand

Dear Parishioners, I know that we normally think of praying as asking God for something, and this is a good approach, but I would like to suggest another. Given that we believe in God then how would it be if we actually treated him as if we thought he existed when we prayed? Do we look at ourselves as friends of God when we pray? And more importantly, do we trust him. That is the key issue. Do we trust that he is going to show up? What would happen if I presented myself to God in a quiet place and said, “Speak Lord, I am listening?” Or what if we said, “Lord I make myself available at this moment to encounter you and I want to tell you how much I love you,” and then we simply just rested in the quiet? Would one be disarmed if God actually responded? Because that is a goal a person should hope for, a loving and joyful encounter with God. God is definitely real. But it is up to us to give ourselves time to allow him to meet us. I firmly believe that with determination we will be pleasantly surprised to encounter God in a very meaningful and loving way. Sincerely Yours, Father John Pardue

SAVE THE DATE! The farewell party for Father John will be after the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday, June 14. There is a sign -up sheet in the vestibule.

DON’T FORGET!!! MMJ FIRST MONDAY SUPPER Monday, June 2, 5:00-7:00 pm In Cumella Hall. Dine In or Take Out $7 per plate

READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 Pentecost Sunday

Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Maque Choux (Cold), Salad & Bread Benefits the Capital Campaign


COLLECTION 05/25/2014 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Regular Collection Collections Month to Date Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/13)

$2,846.00 $1,363.00 $9,142.00 $987.00

Thank you for your generosity!


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Goal $170,000.00

Pledged $124,760.00

Holy Savior Menard will host a community garage sale Saturday, June 7, to help raise money for the school. Donations for the sale are being accepted at the school at this time. Please think about us as you do your spring cleaning!

Cash Received $135,622.01

HOST A CHRISTIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT Christian volunteers, with or without children at home, are needed to host Christian international high school students for 2014-2015 school year. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance, have spending money for their personal expenses, and hope to arrive in August for enrollment in their new high school. For more info, please contact Yvette at SHARE! At 800-941-3738, or visit WE PRAY FOR THOSE AMONG US ... ACUTELY ILL: Darren Aleshire, Paul Beltz, Lovie Bennett, Cameron Brown, Betty Daigle, Frances deLaunay, Walter, Jr. and Jackie Deptula, Amanda Durand, Hillary Fremin, Carson Glasscock, Richard Kelly, Paul Lauve, Matthew Leotta, Susan McKinney, Leigh Anne Mulvey, Sean Redmond, Edna Robbins, Debra Rowell, Elaine Roy, T.J. Swain, Connie Ray Teutsch, Mary Virginia Young, Woodrow E. Young. SICK OR RECOVERING: Rick Beck, Rhonda Bolen, Pat Boudreaux, Andre Busch, Anna M. Busch, Barbara Busch, Juanita Busch, Kevin Busch, Marie Busch, Thomas Busch, George Coker, Amy Ladner Davis, Jack Ellington, Nicholas Fremin, Patrick Fremin, Patsy Fremin, Charie Hakeman, Bishop Ronald Herzog, Brenda Holloway, Elsie Marcon, Steve Mathews, John McCall, Michael McGuire, Michelle McGuire, Yessica McGuire, LaVern Moser, Gayle Odum, James Odum, Bobby Odum, Jr., Dana Parker, Raymond Rachall, Ray Reich, Karen Rambo Roberts, Francis Snoddy, Caleb Thompson. HOMEBOUND: Joan Alpha, Marty Doiron, Daphne Land, Fleta Waits. (Use a pew envelope to add or remove names or call Kathy at 487-9894 or 767-6508.)

Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Auxiliary is recruiting new and energetic volunteers of all ages. Volunteers are needed to provide assistance in areas such as the information desks, surgery waiting area, gift shops, emergency room, intensive care and critical care units, and many other locations. There is a multitude of opportunities. Find your niche. Call 318-448-6736. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS July 7-11 & July 14-18...St. Frances Cabrini School, Alexandria, 8 am-5 pm, Pre-K-6th grade. Cost is $125 per child for two weeks. Register at For more info call 318-448-3333. July 14-18...St. Rita Family Life Center, Alexandria, 8 am-12:15 pm, Pre-K-5th grade. Free for parishioners; $25 for non-parishioners. Register at For more info call 318-445-7120. Mass Intentions $5.00 Sanctuary Candle $4.00 Call or email Kathy or use a pew envelope. CHURCH INFORMATION WEEKEND MASSES: Saturday 4:00 pm. Sunday 8:00 am & 5:30 pm WEEKDAY MASSES: 7:00 am Monday thru Thursday. 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, Ed Carroll, Grant Ogaard FINANCE COUNCIL: Ed Carroll; Pat Brister, Trustee; Gary Delaney, Trustee; Dr. Bernard Patty; Chuck Reich

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