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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

The Most Holy Trinity, June 15, 2014

CALENDAR Saturday, June 14 4:00 pm Mass - Sandra Maltese + Sunday, June 15 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Ben Miller + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, June 16 7:00 am Mass - Voorhies Gauthier + 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday, June 17 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Wednesday, June 18 7:00 am Mass - Sandra Maltese + Thursday, June 19 7:00 am Mass - Carson Glasscock Friday, June 20 NO MASS Saturday, June 21 4:00 pm Mass - Mat & Janice Lohman + Sunday, June 22 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People

Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Ben Miller ORDINATION OF DEACON TAYLOR REYNOLDS TO THE PRIESTHOOD Deacon Taylor Reynolds, a student at the North American Pontifical College in Rome, will be ordained a priest on Saturday, June 28 at 10 am at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria. The public is invited. READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Dt 8:2-3,14b-16a; 1 Cor 10:16-17; Jn 6:51-58 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Dear Parishioners, If we really understood how much Jesus loves us then we would also understand how little we love ourselves. Jesus demonstrated for us the deepest meaning of love by dying on the cross for us. If we could completely accept ourselves as we are the way Jesus accepts us then we would experience true freedom and happiness in a way that would surprise us. Flowing out of his saving death and resurrection are the sacraments of the Church. These are seven grace filled encounters with the risen Lord. But the power of each sacrament radiates from the paschal mystery. The sacraments then are seven specific expressions of that one saving event that is an act of love. One can not celebrate a sacrament without also celebrating Christ’s love and receiving his love. In fact the more we are open to and sometimes aware of this love, the more a sacrament “does” for us. It would seem to me that an avoidance of any sacrament might be an avoidance of the love contained within it. What amazes me is how few people within our parish approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Don’t we want the love? Are we just too embarrassed to confess our sins? Have we convinced ourselves that we just don’t need this sacrament? Why would you restrain yourself from confessing to someone who really loves you and has your welfare at heart? God is all good. And he only wants our good. So he gave us reconciliation for his goodness to heal us. Someone please explain something to me. If we don’t need this sacrament, then why would Jesus provide it for us? Why would God provide something for us that we don’t need? Personally, I love going to confession. It is painful and embarrassing to confess my sins. But the encounter with Christ is so awesome! No one, not even my parents have ever loved me that much! I feel so relieved when I hear the priest say to me, “I absolve you from your sins, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen. Wow, what a release! Knowing that I have been restored to the Grace of my Baptism makes me happy and I feel truly free! Please brothers and sisters don’t miss the opportunity. Confess your sins, return to God. Experience the Love of Jesus in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sincerely Yours, Father John Pardue


COLLECTION 06/08/2014 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Regular Collection Collections Month to Date Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/13)

$2,846.00 $3,155.00 $5,938.49 $1,077.00

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

Pledged $124,760.00

Cash Received $140,472.01

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, 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.)

Catholic dioceses and parishes across the United States are once again encouraged to raise awareness for domestic and international religious freedom concerns during the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21-July 4. The two-week celebration will focus on the theme, “Freedom to Serve,” emphasizing the link between religious liberty and service to the poor and vulnerable. The USCCB has prepared materials to help dioceses and parishes participate in the Fortnight. These materials and more information can be found online at Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me. - Saint Clare of Assisi VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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. 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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