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LAGNIAPPE Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 25, 2013 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816  PARISH STAFF Pastor Deacon Deacon Deacon Director of Religious Education Religious Education Assistant Director of Youth Ministry Receptionists/Secretaries Director of Social Responsibility Facilities Manager Music Director SJV School Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Director of Preschool Asst. Dir. of Preschool

PARISH OFFICE Phone Fax Website E-Mail

Rev. Tom Ranzino Rev. Mr. Brent Duplessis Rev. Mr. Dan Borne Rev. Mr. Jeff Easley Mrs. Denise Louviere Mrs. Betty Wright Mr. Craig Baker Ms. Belinda Smith Mrs. Mickie Marchiafava Mrs. Lori Aucoin Mr. Terry Blackwell Mrs. Karen Ullo Ms. Wendy Gilmore Mrs. Cherie Robinson Ms. Theresa Cannon Mrs. Amie Williams Mrs. Dana Sunseri

753.7950 753.7965 www.stjeanvianney.org churchinfo@stjeanvianney.org

Hours

Monday thru Thursday 8:30 AM—6:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM—4:00 PM  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE Phone 751. 2926 Hours Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM—4:00 PM  SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OFFICE Phone 751. 0502 Hours Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM—4:00 PM  SJV PAROCHIAL SCHOOL Phone 751.1831 Hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM—4:00 PM  PRESCHOOL Phone 752.5356 Hours Monday thru Friday 9:15 AM—2:00 PM

MASS TIMES Saturday Sunday

4:00 PM Vigil 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM & 5:30 PM Weekdays Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 AM Friday 8:00 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:15 AM  SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Monday & Wednesday 8:15 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00 AM Saturdays 2:45 PM—3:30 PM All others times by appointment only.  BAPTISMS Please call the parish office in the early months of pregnancy.  WEDDINGS Contact parish priest at least six months prior to anticipated date of wedding.  CARE OF THE SICK Notify the parish office of homebound and hospitalized.  PRAYER REQUESTS Contact Mrs. Theresa Himel at 755.3709 or email at sjvprayerline@aol.com PARISH MISSION STATEMENT Our mission as the Body of Christ in the parish of St. Jean Vianney is to model the love of Jesus by discerning and doing God’s will, consciously Sharing the Word and Eucharist at worship, educating in faith all ages, evangelizing our parishioners for Christ’s mission, and serving justly God’s people, our sisters and brothers within our parish boundaries, our larger Baton Rouge community, and into the world.

The Sacrament of Confirmation As a Sacrament of Initiation, Confirmation is intimately related to Baptism and Eucharist. Christians are reborn in Baptism, strengthened by Confirmation, and sustained by Eucharist. In Confirmation, they are signed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and become more perfect to images of their Lord. Confirmation renews and strengthens the Christian’s Baptismal call to bear witness to Christ before the world and work eagerly for the building of community. Confirmation emphasizes the transformation of life by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in His fullness. Confirmed Christians claim, as fully, their own new life into which they were first initiated at Baptism. The Church Community expresses its continued support and concern for the spiritual growth of those confirmed, while the confirmed promises to help others grow and mature in the Christian life. (NCD 118) A Confirmation Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, August 26th at 7:00 pm in Fr. Engels Hall. All parents of 11th grade students (public, Catholic & private schools) who plan to be confirmed in May, 2014 are required to attend. Feel free to contact our Religious Education Office with any further questions you may have (751.2926).


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, I am aware that so much has been happening in or around Sunday Masses these past weekends. It’s never my intention to have “too many things” to choose from on a weekend, but sometimes the “eye of the needle” happens, and late summer- early fall is usually one of those times. We have ministries that want to get their work and word out. So, thank you for your patience! And, if you don’t have the patience, bear with us—it’s not on every Sunday of the year this happens. It was my pleasure last weekend to accompany the men on the Christ Renews His Parish Retreat. I am very grateful to them all, the retreatants, the team, the support team, those who cooked, those who set up and took down; everyone who prayed. Thank you, thank you, thank you. God did good work among us all. This weekend, you are asked to complete your Ministry Stewardship Commitment form during Mass. I’d really like to see everyone who can be a part of ministry either in the church community or in the larger “marketplace” through your Catholic identity. I find that ministry helps invest a person in the faith, and gives meaning and purpose for Christian life. We certainly are blessed in this parish with the wide variety of ministries that really want to join you. So, thank you for your generosity. This weekend, there will be gathering of parishioners from Star Hill Baptist Church and St Jean Vianney who, as a part of Together Baton Rouge, will focus our two church’s mission statements and what we share in common. If we have time, we will also brainstorm about the blessings and challenges we have encountered in our work in Together Baton Rouge. When you come into church this weekend you will see our GROWING TREE. I will tell you about it then. 

We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:  To the Ted Magee family on the death of his

mother, Barbara.

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR HELP NEED St. Jean Vianney Extended Care Help Looking for mature dependable people 21 years and older to work part-time with St. Jean Vianney Extended Care. Moms are welcome and may bring their children. Extended Care hours of operations are from 2:15pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. It is also possible to work as an ‘on call’ substitute. The Duties consist of preparing snacks, calling roll, supervising homework, and supervising play. I nterested persons may contact Charlyn Bliss at 753.7644, or pick up an employment application from the St. Jean Vianney Preschool office. Please send completed employment applications to Extended Care at 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, 70816.

St. Patrick Golden Shamrocks present October’s History and Harrah’s Day Trip Date: October 10th Attractions: · New Orleans World War II Museum exhibits, featuring the “Bob Hope: An American Treasure” exhibit with admission to see the Tom Hanks movie “Beyond All Boundaries.” · Lunch on your own at either Harrah’s Casino Buffet ($15.99—NO INCLUDED with trip cost) or at a nearby restaurant. Afternoon leisure time allotted for gambling/shopping/ social.

Have a blessed and happy week. Love,

Depart from St. Patrick’s at 8 AM and return by 5:45 PM. To reserve a seat or for more information or to submit your $45.00 trip fee, call Yvette at the St. Patrick Church office (753.5750) by September 12th .


Important Religious Education Dates Opening Dates: Grades 1 - 8 6:00 pm Monday, Sept. 23rd Grades 9 – 11 6:45 pm Sunday, Sept. 15th High School Catechist Meeting: Sun., Aug. 25th @ 6:45 pm Shared Commitments Bless Entire Communities

Elementary Catechist Meeting: Mon., Sept. 9th @ 7:00 pm Both of the above meetings will take place in the parish office. Children’s Church In October we will resume our Children’s Church for grades Kindergarten through 4th, twice a month. This provides an opportunity for the little ones to experience the Sunday readings age appropriately. We are in need of two more teachers. All materials and instructions are supplied. If interested, please call Denise or Betty at 751.2926. Confirmation Parent Meeting Parents of all 11th grade students who expect to be confirmed in May are required to attend the meeting scheduled for Monday, August 26th at 7pm in Fr. Engels Hall. Please call 751.2926 with any questions you may have.

ST JEAN VIANNEY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN “Our Time to Pray, Our Time to Give” A MATCHING GIFT There are parishioners who work for businesses which will sometimes MATCH a charitable donation to a Church or School. Is your employer one of those people? If so, your gift to the Capital Campaign could be matched. Sometimes, the employer will match a gift to a SCHOOL but not a CHURCH. Regardless of the case, we can help you find out if your employer will match your gift. Talk to Fr. Tom or Debbie Daigle at the parish office, 753.7950 so we can help you help us.

This Sunday, we celebrate our Stewardship of Ministry service, an appropriate way to honor God by sharing our desire to participate in the ministries of this parish. We close the Ministry portion of our Total Stewardship program, inviting you to return a completed Stewardship of Ministry commitment card with the offertory collection. Every ministry responsibility is an opportunity to serve the Lord who has called us in his name, and each commitment is a testimony of faithfulness—a work of faith and a labor of love. We honor God with ministry in the name of Christ Jesus in our parish, and this entire community is blessed as a consequence of those commitments. Again, please take this opportunity to commit the spiritual gifts, interests, talents and abilities God has granted you. Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2013–August 18, 2013

Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

184,501.00

176,536.00

Weekly Offertory

27,094.00

20,243.99

People from east and west, north and south recline at table in the kingdom of God (Luke 13:22-30).

Go to www.stewardshiptoday.org to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living.


St. Jean Vianney Social Responsibility News September 7th & 8th Food Drive School’s back in session! Parents are trying to catch up on expenses with school supplies, uniforms, etc. The next few months are especially difficult for low income families with children. Please help us help them by bringing the following non-perishable food items to Mass with you the weekend of September 7th & 8th: spaghetti oatmeal jelly rice pop tarts dried beans peanut butter

sugar stuffing mix tomato paste tomato sauce pork ‘n beans flour canned fruit yams mayonnaise biscuit mix spaghetti sauces breakfast cereals

Items to be frozen, such as ground beef, chicken, bacon, sausage, sandwich meats, fish, and other fresh items may be brought to the parish office during the week only, during office hours. Please do not bring these items to the church with you. As always, we appreciate your generous support.

Our parish Disaster Relief Ministry reminds you to be prepared this hurricane season. Go to www.getagameplan.org for some good emergency preparedness information.

Hope in a Time of Poverty The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has developed some reflections of the present economic crisis. The following excerpt is meant to be a sign of our union with those who are suffering, as strong message of hope and a challenge to us all to look for solutions. “We are called to stand with the poor in this difficult moment. Together, we must work to build a just society. The call to do good, make justice your aim, redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea and defend the widow is addressed to all. We need everyone’s wisdom, reflection and action to match the magnitude of today’s poverty. We also need leadership worthy of the challenge of the present crisis, a ‘new generation of committed lay Christians’ to search for new solutions. And, our new Pope Francis said during his homily on July 8, 2013, “In this globalized world, we have fallen into globalized indifference. We have become used to the suffering of others: it doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t concern me; it’s none of my business. This crisis requires us to look at our world with fresh eyes, with a renewed respect for the dignity of the human person and the sacredness of life. I wish to extend an invitation to solidarity to everyone…this means caring for the dignity of the person; but above all I would say, do not lose hope.”

Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are available on the preschool website (www.stjeanvianneypreschool.org) and in the Preschool Office.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday:

DOING GOOD WORK We wish to acknowledge the compassionate care that the following JustFaith program graduates are offering to the Catholic inmates at Angola Prison through a greeting card outreach program: Carmen Smith, Vicki Brooks, Karolyn Gibbs, and Grace Frantz. Thanks to each of you for your fine work on behalf of our parish community. Thank you to Joe Gavin for working tirelessly to install monitor speakers for the choir!

1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Mt 23:13-22 Tuesday: 1 Thes 2:1-8; Ps 139:1-6; Mt 23:23-26 Wednesday: 1 Thes 2:9-13; Ps 139:7-12ab; Mt 23:27-32 Thursday: 1 Thes 3:7-13; Ps 71:1-4a, 5-6ab, 15ab, 17; Mk 6:17-29 Friday: 1 Thes 4:1-8; Ps 97:1, 2b, 5-6, 10-12; Mt 25:1-13 Saturday: 1 Thes 4:9-11; Ps 98:1, 7-9; Mt 25:14-30 Sunday: Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Ps 68:4-7, 10-11; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a; Lk 14:1, 7-14


SJV CALENDAR Monday, August 26 7:00pm Confirmation Parent Meeting Tuesday, August 27 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Troop 490 Wednesday, August 28 Bulletin Articles due for Sept. 8th/9th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir

Thursday, August 29 Friday, August 30 Saturday, September 1 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, September 2 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday, September 3 Labor Day Parish Office Closed Schools Out

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, August 26 8:30am Tuesday, August 27 6:15am John Bourseois Wednesday, August 28 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Narcelle Thibodeaux Thursday, August 29 6:15am Communion Service

Friday, August 30 8:00am Emile Jacquin Saturday, September 1 4:00pm Ron Henzen Sunday, September 2 7:30am For Parishioner of SJV 9:30am Bobby Landry 11:30am Raymond Albrecht 5:30pm Fred Wagner

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.

REMEMBER ST. JEAN VIANNEY PARISH IN YOUR WILL If this parish has meaning to you and your family, then please consider remembering St. Jean Vianney Parish in your will. Call Fr. Tom for information. (753.7950)

SANCTUARY LAMP (08/26-9/2/13) Barry Switzer

AUTOMATIC BANK DRAFT Automatic Bank Draft is available as an option for your weekly or monthly tithing and capital campaign contribution. Please call 753.7950, or come by the parish office for more information.


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