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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

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 11, 2013

CALENDAR Saturday, August 10 4:00 pm Mass - Mat and Janice Lohman + Sunday, August 11 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Clayton Normand + 5:30 pm Mass - For the People Monday, August 12 7:00 am Mass - Justin Troy Gadel Sanders + 5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday, August 13 7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Wednesday, August 14 7:00 am - NO MASS 6:00 pm Mass - Joseph T. A. Busch + Thursday, August 15 7:00 am Mass - Marcelle P. Busch + 6:00 pm Mass - For the People Friday, August 16 No Mass Saturday, August 17 4:00 pm Mass - Elizabeth Parker + Sunday, August 18 7:30 am - Rosary 8:00 am Mass - Rowena DeLoach + Sanctuary Candle burns in memory of Rena Truxillo ST. RITA CHURCH BRUNCH WORKSHOP The St. Rita Spiritual Formation Commission will present their annual brunch workshop on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at The St. Rita Holy Family Center. Sr. Sandra DeMasi, SSJ, from the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, will present The Liturgy of Our Church: What’s In It for Me? To register, please call 318-445-7141, ext 20.

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE BY DIANE M. HOUDEK We need to look at the activities we spend our time on and ask not necessarily whether these produce something useful but whether they transform our souls and bring us into a closer relationship with God and with those we love. The next time you find yourself stuck somewhere that you hadn’t expected, forget your other plans and ask God to let you know what you might take away from the unexpected situation instead. You might be surprised by a result you never imagined, an opportunity you couldn’t have created on your own. The Gospel readings this month spend a great deal of time talking about how we spend our money. In today’s passage, Jesus tells his listeners, “Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out.” He wasn’t talking about steelreinforced, fireproof, waterproof safes. He was telling them that there’s more to this world than this world. The Scriptures remind us that we can’t predict the future, and being ready for it doesn’t mean storing up supplies against the Coming Zombie Apocalypse. Rather, we need to trust that God will lead us where we need to go and walk with us on the journey. The Scriptures tell us the big stories of salvation: the covenant with Abraham; the exodus; the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. But Luke’s Gospel also reminds us that in the little things of life, we discover that God graciously gives us the kingdom of heaven. We need to be open to making room for that gift in our lives. In small things, no less than in the great life-changing events, we can discover where our treasure lies. CCD CLASSES CCD classes will begin on Wednesday September 11th at 6:00 pm. Registration forms are located in the back of the church. Please fill it out and mail it back or drop it in the collection basket.


COLLECTION 08/04/2013 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 $3,153.00 $3,153.00 $165.00

Thank you for your generosity!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

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 contact Priscilla Gadel at 3442-2245 or 446-5502.

Cash Received $123,349.04

************************************ 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. *************************************** READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53 Twentieth 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.)

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. DON’T FORGET!!! MMJ FIRST MONDAY SUPPER Monday, September 2nd, 5:00-7:00 pm in Cumella Hall. Dine in or take out - $7 per plate. Chicken Spaghetti, Green Beans with New Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole and Bread Benefits the Capital Campaign BASIC TRAINING FOR ALL CATECHISTS The Office of Religious Formation and Training is offering training in Basic Teaching Skills for all catechists, especially new ones. The training will be offered on Sept. 21, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Diocese of Alexandria office on Hwy 28 West. The cost is $10, including lunch. Advance registration is required. To register, email emccullough@diocesealex.org or leave a message at 318-445-6424 x 251. 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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