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LAGNIAPPE Third Sunday of Lent, March 11, 2012 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road  PARISH STAFF

Pastor 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

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Rev. Tom Ranzino Rev. Mr. Brent Duplessis Rev. Mr. Dan Borne 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 Mrs. Linda Tate 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

St. Jean Vianney Parish Education Commission Presents

Strong Catholic Families: Strong Catholic Youth For more information go to: www.stjeanvianney.org The research on faith and family cannot be clearer: Parents matter… a lot! As parents, what can we do to lead our children toward a vibrant faith that embraces discipleship and forms faith in our families? Join us as we explore these issues and share resources and information for parents in their journey of educating their children in faith.

MASS TIMES Saturday Sunday

4:00 PM Vigil 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM & 5:30 PM Weekdays Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:15 AM  SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Monday & Friday 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.

Diocesan Presenter: Chris Redden Location: Father Engel’s Hall Registration: Choice of 2 Presentation Dates: Weeknight Presentation: March 13, 2012 Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm Wine and Cheese Provided Weekend Presentation: Sunday, April 22, 2012 Time: 6:30pm (after 5:30pm mass) Pizza & drinks provided ***Registration Form can be found at www.stjeanvianney.org


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, Thanks to those who took part in the second Fishing with Mom and Dad on Saturday. There were many, many who signed up which was good to see. The Community Life Commission works during the year to create opportunities for parishioners to get together to build community. Ideally, we would be looking for one person or family who might like to coordinate just this one event for next year. Would you be interested, and if so would you talk with me about it? Over the next three Sundays, we will move to using the readings from the Cycle A series of the Gospel of St. John, The Woman at the Well, the Man Born Blind, and the Raising of Lazarus, which are designed to give the baptized and unbaptized a gradual uncovering of images of sin: unchecked longings or thirsts, darkness and blindness, and death. Within the stories these Gospels also celebrate the power of the risen Christ over our human thirst as living water, over darkness and blindness as the Light of the World, and over death as the Resurrection and the life. These next three Sunday’s signal to us the urgency of the Lenten season, and our own call to conversion to Christ over and over again. If you are reading this on Saturday evening, don’t forget clocks spring forward tonight. We lose an hour of sleep somewhere in the nighttime…… ☺ This coming Tuesday evening, our parish will Present Strong Catholic Families - an approach to helping parents and grandparents in the raising in faith of their children and grandchildren. I very much believe that there is wisdom which the Church has about catechizing in faith which will be shared on this evening. I encourage parents and grandparents to attend. This presentation will be repeated later in the Spring. Next Saturday, is the annual Lenten Parish Retreat Back to the Garden: Cultivating Holiness in the City. The day will give you a chance to stop and rest with the Lord, while you reflect on your life journey and the invitation to grow in holiness and intimacy with the Lord. Give yourself this gift. Now, Holy Week is coming fast. I urge you and your loved ones to be a part of Holy Week at St. Jean Vianney. Remember that how we keep Holy Week in

Church is helped by how we keep Holy Week at home. These special days are important reflections of our Christian life and faith. Be a part of it here. Have a good week ahead. Love,

MENS’ CRHP RETREATANTS RALLY What: CRHP Men’s Jambalaya Dinner and Social When: Wednesday, March 14th, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Father Engels’ Hall Mark this date on your calendar now. Enjoy a Reunion of past CRHP retreatants while socializing and eating a free dinner. Father Matt Lorrain will be our guest speaker. Don’t miss this fun gathering, sharing and discussing our August 2012 men’s retreat. Please come if you can. RSVP to Roger Mayes at rmayes@louisiananursery.com or mmayes.home@gmail.com .

St. Michael the Archangel High School presents an Evening of Sacred Chamber Music. Sunday, March 11, at 7:00 PM. Join us as we present sacred music from Renaissance masters such as Tallis, Gabrielli, and more in an intimate setting. Awakening Faith/Catholics Come Home If someone you care about is interested in returning to the Catholic faith, let them know there is nothing to fear, and that there is a community and fellowship waiting to welcome them home. The LORD promised that HE will always love and remember them. It only takes an open heart, prayer, and some encouragement to take that first step back home. Contacts; Jim at: jfl06@cox.net, Kris at keykeybraud@yahoo.com., Cathy at cathy@cpgrace.com, or Janet at: harkness1606@bellsouth.net.


Keeping Lent/Easter at St. Jean Vianney Daily Mass: Monday-8:30 AM Tuesday-6:15 AM Wednesday-6:15 AM and 8:30 AM Thursday- 6:15 AM Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Friday-8:30 AM

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2011 to March 4, 2012

Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent, 6:00 PM – March 16th, 23rd, & 30th The Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

904,793.00

910,167.00

Weekly Offertory

26,285.00

39,356.48

Daily before Mass (see Mass schedule above) Saturdays - 2:45-3:30pm Monday Nights of Lent at St. Jean Vianney – March 12, 19th, 26th - 6:00-7:00pm April 2nd - 5:00-6:15pm Wednesday Nights of Lent – “The Light is on for you” in our Deanery region at: Our Lady of Mercy, St. Aloysius, St. George, Immaculate Conception, Christ the King, and St. Thomas More - March 14th, 21st, 28th, & April 4th 6:008:00pm Parish Lenten Retreat Day: Back to the Garden: Cultivating Holiness in the City - Saturday, March 17th, 9:00am - 3:30pm

Parent’s Night Out Program for Special Needs Children: For parents of special needs children, providing one Friday evening semi-monthly. Many began to believe in Jesus’ name when they saw the signs he was doing (John 2:13-15).

Lenten Dinners: Fr. Engels Hall, 5:30 -7:30 PM - March 16th, 23rd and 30th Holy Week Schedule: April 1st - Palm Sunday of The Passion of the Lord April 4th - Diocesan Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral 10:30am The Sacred Paschal Triduum April 5th - Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 PM with Eucharist, Washing of Feet, Prayer before Blessed Sacrament until 11:00pm. April 6th - Good Friday of the passion of the Lord 3:00pm with The Passion of St. John, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion, Prayer before the Cross until 9:00pm April 7th – The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night - 8:00pm with Blessing of New Fire, Liturgy of the Word, Christian Initiation, and Eucharist. April 8th - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection at Mass during the day - 7:30pm, 9:30pm, 11:30pm. NO 5:30pm MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY Celebration of Confirmation –Tuesday, May 1st 7:00pm Celebration of First Eucharist -Sunday, May 6th 2:00pm

PLEASE PRAY FOR UNBAPTIZED ELECT AND OUR BAPTIZED CANDIDATES During this Lenten season, we ask your prayers for the unbaptized Elect and the baptized Candidates who are enrolled in the RCIA process of our parish. These individuals have been involved in this process for several months and are now entering into an intense period of reflection and prayer. In the entrance of our church you will see a display with the names and photographs of the Elect and Candidates who are requesting Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist through the RCIA process. When you see these adults and children at Mass, please introduce yourself and let them know that you are praying for them. Through your prayers and words of encouragement, those who seek to know Him in the Catholic faith, will feel the genuine love and support of the community of St. Jean Vianney.


READINGS FOR THE WEEK LENTEN DINNERS Boy Scouts March 16th Home and School March 23rd Knights of Columbus March 30th All dinners are $7 dollars.

The next CDA meeting is Monday, March 12th We will start by saying a rosary in Fr. Engels Hall at 6:30pm, with dinner and the meeting starting at 7:00pm. Anyone who is not already a member but would like to attend can call Kim at 755.6551 or 925.3544.

DOUBLE NICKELS TRIP Double Nickels will be going to Coushatta Casino on April 15th. Cost will be $5 per person. Please sign up in back of church. Bus will depart form Wal-Mart on O'Neal Lane at 8:30am. Please arrive by 8:00am.

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Lk 4:24-30 Dn 3:25, 34-43; Mt 18:21-35 Dt 4:1, 5-9; Mt 5:17-19 Jer 7:23-28; Lk 11:14-23 Hos 14:2-10; Mk 12:28-34 Hos 6:1-6; Lk 18:9-14 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21 Alternate readings (Year A): 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38]

ST. JEAN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL The preschool will continue to accept applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Classes are being offered for two, three and four year old students. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office Monday through Friday 8:00am until 3:30pm, or download from the preschool website. www.stjeanvianneypreschool.org Please call the office at 752.5356 for more information.

ADORATION Join Deacon Brent Duplessis every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm for Eucharistic Adoration. Taking special time with our Lord is a great way to grow closer to Him.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL NUMBER 9 In 1984 Dr. Greer was a young resident in a Miami Hospital. The police brought in a homeless man with such advanced tuberculosis that he was unable to speak. He was identified only by the “Number 9” at the end of his bed. There were no relatives or friends to comfort the man, who soon died alone. Patient Number 9 left his mark on Dr. Pedro José Greer, who realized that every patient has a story and a soul. Soon afterward, Dr. Greer opened Camillus Health Concern in Miami, which now serves ten thousand homeless people annually. Greer’s Saint John Bosco Clinic treats six thousand immigrants every year in a sympathetic setting. For Greer, diagnosis and treatment must be matched with compassion. He has won three presidential awards, two papal awards, and the MacArthur Foundation Genius Fellowship, yet his mission remains the same. Patient Number 9 is never forgotten. Everyone has a name. Everyone is treated with care and kindness. Copyright © 2011, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.

“Lord, this week help me to……….”


SJV CALENDAR Monday, March 12 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Education 6:00pm Lent Confession 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Tuesday, March 13 6:30pm Strong Catholic Families 6:30p TBR 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, March 14 Bulletin Articles due for March 24th and 25th 6:30pm Christ Renews His Parish Men’s Retreat Team 7:00pm RCIA

7:30pm Choir Thursday, March 15 6:30pm Pack 490 Friday, March 16 5:30pm Lent Dinner 6:00pm Way of the Cross Saturday, March 17 4th Sunday of Lent Parish Retreat Day Sunday, March 18 4th Sunday of Lent 6:45pm High School Religious Ed. Monday, March 19 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed. 6:00pm Lent Confession

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, March 12 8:30am Darrel Ledoux Tuesday, March 13 6:15am Ash Wednesday, March 14 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30 Dr. Robert Branstetter, III (For Good Health) Thursday, March 15 6:15am Communion Service Friday, March 16 8:30am Emile Jacquin Jean Lassard

Saturday, March 17 4:00pm Fr. Howard Hall Dudley Durocher June Watkins Louise Serio Ron Henzen Sunday, March 18 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am 11:30am Gordon Walls 5:30pm

SANCTUARY LAMP (03/12–18/12) For the Parish

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



March 11, 2012