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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, mmjwoodworth@att.net Cantor/Music Director: Priscilla Gadel, priscilla.s@prodigy.net

2120 Coulee Crossing, Woodworth, LA Telephone: (318) 445-7554 frjpardue@parish.diocesealex.org

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 4, 2013

CALENDAR Saturday, August 3 9:00 am Mass - In Honor of the Blessed Mother 4:00 pm Mass - Gena Tucker + Sunday, August 4 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Mat & Janice Lohman + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, August 5 7:00 am Mass - Andy Brown + 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday, August 6 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Wednesday, August 7 7:00 am Mass - Mavis Tucker + Thursday, August 8 7:00 am Mass - Joseph Andre Busch, Sr. + Friday, August 9 No Mass Saturday, August 10 4:00 pm Mass - Mat & Janice Lohman + Sunday, August 11 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Clayton Normand + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Mat & Janice Lohman DON’T FORGET!!! MMJ FIRST MONDAY SUPER Monday, August 5th 5:00-7:00 pm in Cumella Hall Dine in or take out - $7 per plate Beef Tips, Rice & Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Corn Salad and Bread Benefits the Capital Campaign

DON’T LET STUFF GET IN THE WAY BY DIANE M. HOUDEK We recognize extreme forms of hoarding as a psychological disorder, but we don’t realize that the lines between accumulating stuff and hoarding aren’t always clear. Nor are the lines between greed and financial prudence. The parable Jesus tells in today’s Gospel may come from a rural culture, but its message still speaks to us today. The man in his story is doing so well that he pulls down his existing barns and builds new ones. The implication here is that it never occurred to him to share his surplus with his neighbors instead. But as soon as the barns are finished and filled, the man dies. Jesus tells the parable in the context of two brothers arguing over their shares of the inheritance they were to receive from their father. Again, the underlying reality is clear: This wasn’t anything they had earned. It was essentially a gift from their father. Too often we lay claim to things that we think we need and then, once we have them, we cling to them and refuse to share, to the detriment of the relationships in our lives. We do this as individuals, we do this as nations. We take for granted, or even forget, that the most important things we have are free gifts from our heavenly Father: our families and friends, our faith, our life itself. We can lose sight of this in our quest for material things. It’s easy to feel threatened by today’s Gospel. Nagging feeling of insecurity prod us to save what we have against some future famine, real or metaphorical. We lose sight of the fact that while we worry about the future, people all around us are going without today. The lectionary readings today urge us to reach beyond this fear to embrace the things that matter most of God: life, love, generosity, faith. Secure in those gifts, we can let go of some of our possessions. Then we will have true treasure in heaven.


COLLECTION 07/28/2013 Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr Last Weekend’s Regular Collection Collections Month to Date Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/13)

LADIES PRAYER GROUP $2,846.00 $2,084.00 $8,275.00 $165.00

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

Pledged $124,760.00

A ladies prayer group will be meeting every Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm. Anyone interested in forming a prayer group in the morning time or for more information please contact Priscilla Gadel at 318-442-2245 or 318-446-5502.

Cash Received $123,169.04 MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

The Diocesan Policy for the Protection of Minors and The Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct for Priests, Deacons, Pastoral Ministers, Administrators, Staff, and Volunteers can be accessed under Downloadable Documents in the Safe Environment section of the Diocesan website: www.diocesealex.org or a copy may be requested from the Safe Environment Office.

Fr. Remy, pastor of St. Juliana Church will be here at the 5:30 pm mass Sunday November 3rd to pray with us for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

TASTE OF FAITH READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12; Lk 12:32-48 or 12:35-40 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time WE PRAY FOR THOSE AMONG US ... ACUTELY ILL: Darren Aleshire, Lovie Bennett, Marie Boyd, Cameron Brown, Markay Brown, Nick Campbell, Betty Daigle, Dr. James David, Frances deLaunay, Walter, Jr. and Jackie Deptula, Judy John, Richard Kelly, Paul Lauve, Matthew Leotta, Sandra Maltese, William McGraw, Susan McKinney, Sam Meadows, Sherrie Miller, Sybil Moore, Sean Redmond, Elaine Roy, 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, Edwin Mathews, 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. 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.)

Mark your calendars now for the annual Taste of Faith dinner which will be held Thursday, Aug 8 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the St. Rita Holy Family Center. This seminarian benefit dinner is prepared by Bishop Ronald Herzog and assisted by the seminarians. All you can eat dishes are free, but donations are welcome. To make reservations, please call Sandi @ 318-4456424 x 209 or online at diocesealex.org Mass Intentions $5.00 Sanctuary Candle $3.00 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, Grant Ogaard FINANCE COUNCIL: Ed Carroll; Pat Brister, Trustee; Gary Delaney, Trustee; Dr. Bernard Patty; Chuck Reich

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