LAGNIAPPE Third Sunday of Easter, April 22, 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
PARISH OFFICE Phone Fax Website E-Mail
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 email@example.com
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We would like to congratulate our second graders who will make their First Eucharist in May.
Braeden Abboud Corbin Achord Colin Beasley Joi Brown London Brown Brady Burns Katherine Carpenter Caden Crewell Brayden Dougherty Seth Dozier Katelyn Fontenot Sophia Fontenot Matthew Freeman Sam Giarrusso Joshua Girod Marcus Glaze Charles Grey Luke Guidry Tyler Guidry Elisabeth Hader Madison Heath Gavin Hebert Henlee Hoffer Sophia Huffine Lindsey Hunt Jordan Jonason Taylor Jowers Ava Kadi
Joseph Kayuha, Jr. John Everett Klock Gillian LaFleur Alyssa LeBlanc Brendan LeBlanc Austin Maggio Nicholas Mannina Jill Matthews Abigail McLeod Alivia Montgomery Camille Morrison Hayden Musso Taylor Ngo Aiden Nguyen Christine Nguyen Lilyanne Paquot Margaret Perrien Nghi Phan Haley Quigley William Reeves Matthew Reinholtz Catherine Rodriguez Grace Rose Carlos Suadi Windsor Verret Kathryn Vignes Trinity Wawak Tyler Womack
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends,
We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:
Debbie Daigle on the death of her father, Randy
During the Easter season the parish celebrates two of the initiation sacraments, Confirmation and First Communion. This weekend, we will present the First Communion candidates at all the Masses. This presentation takes its cue from the adult Rite of Christian Initiation, at which time the community is made aware of those preparing for the Easter sacraments. In a similar way, we present these children to you who are on the pathway to full Initiation in the Catholic Church. Next Saturday, the 28th of April, is the Dads and Daughters Spring Fling Dance, 7:30pm in Fr. Engels Hall. The dance is for Dads and Daughters of all ages, so ya’ll come. We have a new DJ this year, food and drinks. Make a memorable evening with your dad or daughter. Tickets are on sale this weekend after Masses. Annually the parish looks for an opportunity to say “Thanks” to all who in any way have been involved in ministry in the parish. On May 5th we will do just that, hosting for parish ministers an appreciation dinner. Parish ministers and their families will be welcome to good food and drink as we say thank you for your generosity. We will be in the parish hall and in the parking lot next door. I hear crawfish is on the menu…… I have planted tomatoes and peppers. So far I have blossoms on both. I may start a truck farm…… Have a good week. Love,
VOCATION What could convince someone to turn to God? The story that God became human? The story that Jesus cured the sick? The story that Jesus forgave sin? The story that Jesus rose from the dead? Or, perhaps, the story of the witness of your own life! If you have the continuing inclination that God is calling you to be His priest or religious, call or email Father Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, email@example.com, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.
Eric & Sheri Schoonmaker on the death of her father, Raiv Weixel, Jr.
HOMEBOUND If you are homebound or know of anyone who is, and would like to receive communion each week, we ask that you please call the parish office at 753.7950.
BAPTISMS We welcome the following children to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism: Gabriella Nicole Badulescu daughter of Valentin and Marisa Badulescu. Valentin Badulescu son of Valentin and Marisa Badulescu. Shahn Nawin Spearman son of Brett and Khemsuda Spearman.
RETREAT OFFERING FOR YOU FOR MEN: Manresa House of Retreats offers retreats for men every weekend of the year. For information, call the Manresa Office in Convent, La, 225.562.3596 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. FOR WOMEN: The Cenacle Retreat House offers retreats for women during the year. For information call the Retreat House in New Orleans, La, 504.887.1420 or email at www.cenaclesisters.org/metarie.htm. FOR MARRIED COUPLES: Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House offers married couples retreats periodically during the year. For information call the Retreat House in Grand Coteau, La, 337.662.5410 or www.ourladyoftheoaks.com ; The Abbey Christian Life Center offers similar couples retreats during the year. Contact the Abbey of St. Joseph in Covington, La, 985.892.3473. FOR DIRECTED RETREATS: A retreat given by a director in a one-on-one setting is offered during the year in these centers: Jesuit Spirituality Center, Grand Coteau, La: 337.662.5251 or http://home.centurytel.net/spiritualitycenter/ St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Chatawah, Mississippi, 601.783.3494; St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 383.3349.
Easter at St. Jean Vianney Celebration of Confirmation –Tuesday, May 1st 7:00pm Celebration of First Eucharist -Sunday, May 6th 2:00pm
DOUBLE NICKELS Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2011 to April 15, 2012
Double Nickels meeting for May has been changed to May 6th at 2:00pm in the multi-purpose room. Guest speaker will be Dr. Brooks from Oschner. Anyone interested in joining please call Libby Pate at 273.6880.
Oils from the Diocesan Chrism Mass Brought to Parish Bobby and Barbara Williams attended the annual Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral on Wednesday, April 4th. They received from Bishop Muench, our parish supply of the Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens and Chrism Oil which will be used which will be used to celebrate the sacraments throughout the coming year.
Year to date Offertory
5:30pm Life Teen Band and Singers: Providing support for the Assembly’s singing on Sundays of the year at 5:30pm Mass. [Rehearsal once a month on Thursday, 6:00pm, Audition required.] Jesus stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you” (Luke 24:35-48).
Middle and High School Youth “Peace be with you.”
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. SJV SCHOOL The faculty, staff and student body of St. Jean Vianney School would like to thank the Men’s Club for their help on Saturday, March 31st. The Men’s Club, specifically Ronnie Hoffer, Ted Magee, Jeff Brown, Bill Simpson, Bill Woodard, Kelly Serio, Richie Weaver, Greg Gish, and Jimmy Goudeau, repaired and painted the skirting on the t-buildings as well as painted four square and hopscotch lines for the children to enjoy at recess. This project is much appreciated and really makes the school’s appearance better.
The next three sessions will start off with a game, followed by activities centered on how to live out the Peace Jesus offers us. Meet in the Parish Hall @ 6:45pm. Dinner will be provided April 29 – Kickball and Peace in our families May 6 – Ultimate Frisbee and Peace in our communities May 20 – Dodge Ball and Peace in our world Come to find out about a summer camping retreat. High School Summer Softball Any students in grades 9-just graduated next year are invited to play in our summer softball league. Games are Monday nights June 4 – July 30. Signup here: http://bit.ly/sjv-softball.
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. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRIES HABITAT HOUSE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Won’t you consider coming out to lend a hand and help us build a Habitat for Humanity home for a needy family? Your help is critical to make this build a success. We will be working on our house Saturday, April 28th and Wednesday, May 2nd, and we need volunteers of all kinds, including meal preparation for other volunteers. Call our parish Habitat representative, Tooley Towns at 751-3935 to offer your gift of time. Maps of the home location are available in the parish office. Our Habitat volunteers have the most fun! Come see!!
PARENT’S NIGHT OUT Parents with special needs children are invited to have a worry-free night out, while their children enjoy pizza, fun activities and friendship. Adult and youth volunteers will care for children with special needs and their siblings to create a fun night for them. A medical professional will be available to assist children with their special needs. Parents’ Night Out will be held on the Fridays listed below from 6:30 – 9:30 PM in Fr. Engels Hall at St. Jean Vianney. We serve children ages 2–12 and a five-dollar donation per family is suggested. Please contact Kristen Thompson at 756.9231 or email@example.com for more information or to register for one of the following dates: 27-Apr-2012 1-June-2012 6-July-2012
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.
CHRISTIAN INITIATION If you are an unbaptized adult or child over the age of seven who is desiring baptism into Christ; an adult or child over the age of seven already baptized as a Christian and would like to become a Catholic; or an adult or child over the age of seven already baptized as a Catholic but have never received First Communion, we can help you. The process is called RCIA [Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults], or the Catechumenate. If you would like to pursue this in any way, call the Parish Office at 753.7950.
MASS TIMES ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES If you are traveling, there is a website to get the name of a church and mass times— www.masstimes.org
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Acts 6:8-15; Jn 6:22-29 Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Jn 6:30-35 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Mk 16:15-20 Acts 8:26-40; Jn 6:44-51 Acts 9:1-20; Jn 6:52-59 Acts 9:31-42; Jn 6:60-69 Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18
A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL HE IS REAL It is clear in today’s Gospel that the risen Jesus is not a ghost or an illusion. Jesus proves this by inviting the disciples to touch his hands and feet and by eating a piece of fish. Then he gives them a task: to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins “to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Acts 24:49). This is not “Give a few hours of your time, and you’re done,” but a life-long task. They were his chosen followers, but they are now apostles, sent out on a mission. Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, we are offered the love of God through word and sacrament. We are reminded of God’s saving deeds and wonderful promises, and we are given food for the journey. Finally, we are urged to go forth to love and serve the Lord. What mission is Christ calling you to fulfill, that only you can do? Copyright © 2011, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.
“Lord, this week help me to……….”
SJV CALENDAR Monday, April 23 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed. Tuesday, April 24 6:30pm Parish Finance 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Men 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, April 25 Bulletin Articles due for May 5th and 6th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, April 26 6:30pm Pack 490
Friday, April 27 6:30pm Parent’s Night Out Saturday, April 28 4th Sunday of Easter Father Daughter Dance 8:00am Mat Class Sunday, April 29 4th Sunday of Easter 6:45pm Confirmation Practice 6:45pm Life Teen/Youth Group Monday, April 30 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed.
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, April 23 8:30am Tuesday, April 24 6:15am Wednesday, April 25 6:15am Molly Langlois Clair Goudeau 8:30 Thursday, April 26 6:15 Communion Service Friday, April 27 8:30am Emile Jacquin
Saturday, April 28 4:00pm June Watkins John & Barbara Lewis Richard Tilley Ron Henzen Sunday, April 29 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Louise Bourgeois 11:30am Jeff Nola 5:30pm Gail Poche
SANCTUARY LAMP (04/23–29/12) Richard O’Mar
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)
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.