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LAGNIAPPE Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 29, 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.

Elizabeth Ministry’s Blessing Bouquet” Returns During the month of October our parish’s Elizabeth Ministry will again offer the “Blessing Bouquet” in observance of Respect Life month. The “Blessing Bouquet” helps us to identify, pray for, and support those in our parish family who are pregnant, celebrating birth or adoption, grieving miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infant or child death, or wanting to become pregnant or adopt. In Mary’s Chapel you will find the bouquet with instructions on how to select the appropriate rose from the basket and participate in this very unique and compassionate prayer ministry. Elizabeth Ministry members and parishioners will make a promise during the month of October to pray for all of the families the rosebuds represent. For more information about the Rosebud Program, or to talk with one of our Elizabeth Ministry representatives, contact Eliska Dumas at 766.5017 or Karolyn Gibbs at 752.1263.


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, Pope Francis recently gave an interview which ranged across many topics. While the report about the interview were many and varied, what struck me was the consistency in which the Pope spoke, referring back to Jesus as the model and to the Church as a living community. I think his remarks revealed his general vision for being Pope and for leading the Church. I have been impressed with comments from people about how this Pope seems to be able to connect with their daily lives, which at times are quite messy. In their need, they look for someone to help them find the way, with Christ as a companion. In a time when people are often inundated with words out of so many mouths, listening to what a Pope says is extraordinary. I hope you have had a chance to read his interview. The Capital Campaign moves along. We have crossed over $2.4 million in pledges and crossed over $1 million in cash. As of this writing I am still waiting on the architect to call back together the Building Committee so we can look at some designs for both projects. I recently met with the Finance Committee of the Parish to look at how our finances will be able to flow during the actual building phases. I intend on being careful so that our cash flow for operations will not be affected by the construction-expenses. This is always a delicate balance, because there are rules which have to be followed from the Diocese for any construction Projects. The Adult Faith Formation Committee will meet next week to work on various projects. Financial Peace University continues and the Bible Timeline will begin soon in the parish. Last week I attended the Statewide Priest Convention. 355 priests from around the state gathered for 2 ½ days. It was fruitful and good for our spirits to be together. I hope your time is going well. Have a good week ahead. Love,

SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES QUEST: Helping folks make a difference in each other’s lives and faith. QUEST is a seasonal Sunday, scripture-based reflection booklet for those who gather in Small Christian Communities. Each weekly unit offers the elements for a complete small community session: • • • • • •

Suggestions for creating a reflective environment Opening and closing prayer Focus questions relating everyday life to scripture Commentary on the Sunday lectionary readings Experience-based faith sharing questions Ideas for individual/group response in action

If this is a way you would like to continue to explore and learn about your faith, call us at the parish office so that we can place you in a SCC (751.2926). Sign up forms are also available in the church. If you are already in a SCC, it is not necessary to re-register; just contact your group leader to let them know you will be participating this season.

BAPTISMS We welcome the following children to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

† Benjamin Bernard Breland son of Bradley and Sarah Breland. † Baylee Jordan Stockinger daughter of Jacob Stockinger and Heather Johnson. † Noah Daniel Deroche son of Matthew and Jennifer Deroche. Youth Ministry Update Middle School meets the 2nd Sunday of the Month 4pm till Mass with dinner following Mass in Fr. Engels Hall October 13th High School YM meets Wednesdays 7pm in Fr. Engels Hall


MARRIED AND IN LOVE… MOST OF THE TIME! WHO: For married couples of all ages, sponsored by Fr. Tom and the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community. Please turn in your stewardship of Ministry cards if you have not done so. Thank you.

WHAT: A one-day, parish based marriage enrichment program in a format of positive reinforcement that fosters a passionate, sacramental lifestyle. Topics include communicating in the safe zone, couple decision-making, increased marital passion, win-win confrontation, couple prayer, and service in the Church as a couple.

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2013–September 22, 2013

WHY: This enrichment is an opportunity for couples to learn practical ways to enhance their communication, family life, and friendships with other Catholic couples. WHERE: SJV Fr. Engels Hall. WHEN: Sunday, October 6, 2013. Time: 1-5:30pm Note: Babysitting is available. Please note on registration. Registration & Materials: $35 / Couple Contact Jason and Stacy Verret if you have any questions. 225.752. 5084 or j_verret@bellsouth.net

Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

314,468.00

292,742.00

Weekly Offertory

25,718.00

18,103.56

Lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31).

Pick up registration form in parish office.

Come join us for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) Important Religious Education Dates

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. The course is just as FUN as it is practical! It incorporates small group discussions that help encourage accountability and discipleship. Go to the following link to register. http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/ org/46971/class/239420

First Grade Parents If your child is enrolled in a private or public school now is the time to register him/her for preparation for First Eucharist! The Diocese of Baton Rouge requires that children be enrolled in a religious education program one year prior to 2nd grade before a child can receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Please call the parish office (751.2926) now so that we can begin the registration process.

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.

Registrations for Religious Education classes are still being accepted for any child attending private or catholic schools. Please contact the Office of Religious Education if we can assist you in this process.


St. Jean Vianney Social Responsibility News O’Neal Lane Bus Route – CATS Citywide Meeting October 1st Parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend the Capital Area Transportation System (CATS) citywide meeting to be held October 1st at Forest Park Community Center, 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will offer us all an opportunity to hear directly from Mr. Bob Mirabito, CATS Interim Director, about the current progress and future expansion routes of the bus system. The expansion route is to include a new route on O’Neal Lane, which will provide an economic and service impact to our area. Jon others, and be informed! th

October 5 & 6

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- Food Drive

Each week we provide food to families living within our parish’s boundaries. These are single parent families, elderly, and families on fixed incomes. They are sometime waiting for food stamps to come, or in-between jobs. They come to us as a last resort in many instances. Our pantry must be ready and full to serve them, and our parishioners who may be in need also. We are in need of the following nonperishable food items this month. Please bring them to Mass with you the weekend of October 5th / 6th: helper dinners yams tuna fish instant potatoes dry red beans BBQ sauce granola bars

spaghetti sauce brown sugar dirty rice mix syrup rice cooking oil

St. Joseph’s Academy Girls in grades 6-8 and their parents are cordially invited to Open House 2013 at St. Joseph’s Academy. Join us on Thursday, October 17th, any time between 4:30 and 7pm meet our students, faculty, staff, alumnae and parents. Tours are provided throughout the evening. Admissions information will be available for 8th grade students. Tours begin in Mother Alice Hall (3080 Kleinert Avenue). Visit www.sjabr.org to learn more about SJA.

Catholic High School Information Night and Open House

Young men in the 8th grade and their parents are invited to attend an Information Night at Catholic High School on either October 20th or October 27th from 7 to 9 p.m. Young men in grades 6-8 and their parents are invited to the Open House at Catholic High School on November 14th. Tours begin at 5 p.m. For additional information, regarding these events or the admissions process, please visit the Catholic High School website at www.catholichigh.org.

fruit snacks can fruit jelly pancake mix dry white beans mayonnaise

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.

AMERICAN FLAG RETIREMENT Boy Scout Troop 490 will be holding an American flag retirement ceremony on November 11, 2013. Please place all flags that need to be retired in the box located in church by November 3, 2013. Thank you for your support and donations.

ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGLE St. Michael High School invites all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls to an Open House on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Come experience all that being a part of the Warrior family has to offer.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday:

Zec 8:1-8; Ps 102:16-21, 29, 22-23; Lk 9:46-50 Tuesday: Zec 8:20-23; Ps 87:1b-7; Lk 9:51-56 Wednesday: Neh 2:1-8; Ps 91:1-6, 10-11; Mt 18:1-5, 10 Thursday: Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12; Ps 19:8-11; Lk 10:1-12 Friday: Bar 1:15-22; Ps 79:1b-5, 8-9; Lk 10:13-16 Saturday: Bar 4:5-12, 27-29; Ps 69:33-37; Lk 10:17-24 Sunday: Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14; Lk 17:5-10


SJV CALENDAR Monday, September 30 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed 6:00PM Adult Altar Server Training Tuesday, October 1 6:30pm Men’s Club 7:00pm Baptism Seminar 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Troop 490 Wednesday, October 2 Bulletin Articles due for Oct. 12th/13th Anointing of the Sick 7:00pm RCIA 7:00pm High School Youth Group

7:30pm Choir Thursday, October 3 6:30pm Financial Peace University 6:30pm KC Office Mtg. Friday, October 4 Saturday, October 5 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Food Drive Weekend Sunday, October 6 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Food Drive Weekend 6:30pm High School Religious Ed Monday, October 7 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed.

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)

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, September 30 8:30am Rosemary Bowler Tuesday, October 1 6:15am Bobby Landry Wednesday, October 2 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Austin Kinchen Thursday, October 3 6:15am Communion Service Friday, October 4 8:00am Emile Jacquin Mary Huber Starr Murray Brian Davis

Saturday, October 5 4:00pm Claudine Polito Jack Manno, Fly. Joseph Campagna, Fly. George Campagna, Sr. Joey Campagna Langlois Deacon Tommy St. Pierre Sunday, October 6 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Howard Comeaux 11:30am A. C. & Alice Dugas 5:30pm Elna Bergeron

SANCTUARY LAMP (09/30-10/6/13) Marion & Marion Deancausse

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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