LAGNIAPPE Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 12, 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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“The Parable of the River Children” One summer in the village, the people gathered for a picnic. As they leisurely shared food and conversation, someone noticed a child in the river, struggling and crying out for help. The child was going to drown! Someone rushed to save the child. Then, they noticed another crying child in the river, and they pulled that child out. Soon, more children were seen drowning in the river, and the towns people were pulling them out as fast as they could. It took great effort, and they began to organize their activities to save the children as they come down the river. While everyone else was busy in the rescue efforts, two townspeople started to run away along the shore.
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 Ms. Theresa Cannon 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 8:15 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:15 AM SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Monday & Friday 8:00 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.
Why Participate? To gain a better understanding of the Church’s social mission from Scripture, the Church’s historical witness, and Catholic social teaching To integrate personal spirituality and parish social ministry.
Who Should Participate? People who want to learn more about the Church’s social Mission. Social Responsibility Ministry volunteers. People who are looking for spiritual growth People who want to experience their faith in community People who can offer the gift of diversity through their own culture, ethnicity, or race. YOU! What is involved? Weekly 2 ½ hour meetings Retreats in the Fall and the Spring Meetings begin in October 2012 and end in May 2013. Three unique poverty awareness experiences About 2 hours of reading weekly How Do I Get More Information? Come to an information session at: The Parish Office on August 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm or Sign up at Masses August 11/12 and August 18/19 Contact: Vicki Brooks, 756-0941, or Vicki Dauterive, 756-4796.
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, As the long hot days of summer continue to stretch on despite the fact that our PSR, preschool, and school students will soon be returning to the classroom, our parish is continuing to look for ways to supply the members of our community diverse opportunities to further open the door to faith in our lives. There will more to come on specific programs and opportunities, as our Adult Faith Formation committee and our PSR and school programs have been busy working all summer planning and brainstorming. As anyone who has ever been in relationship with another human being, we all know that communication is a key component. This is not just a useless platitude, nor is it cliché. It is simply, truth. Communication is the manner in which we express our desire to be in relationship with one another and God, as well as one of the ways that this desire is manifested. That is why prayer and socialization are such integral parts of relationships. This means we must engage God and each other about our faith. We must question what we don’t understand, seek what we do not know, and talk about the things that challenge us in our faith. It is also important to remember that integration also plays a pivotal role in the ways we are formed and the ways we form our children as Catholics. We send our kids for education in our faith daily or weekly; we ourselves come to mass for education and inspiration just as often, but how much do we attempt to integrate our faith in our daily lives? Do we ever stop to think about how our faith life is affected by world events? Do we connect our fears and joys with the cross and resurrection of Jesus? Do we have conversations with our children or spouse or parents or siblings that attempt to flesh out some of the more complicated issues of our lives? The bigger question for us all in this society motivated more by a secular idea of success is “How do we make being Catholic not just something that we do on Sundays, but something that fuels our every action—something that informs our every decision and is the basis for our every thought?” We are people of God. We are the strong Catholic families and individuals of St Jean Vianney Catholic Church community. How do we live our lives as such? I know in my own life, I constantly make decisions that reflect less of that idea and more of a
self-centered approach to life. It is by communicating with God through prayer and the people in my life who love me—people who know how to be critical without judgment, people who know how to love without expectation—and by integrating the experiences and knowledge I gain by living my life with purpose and an orientation toward goodness that I can begin to live more as a child of God and less as a child of the world! Faith is a constant struggle for many people—I dare even say that faith is a struggle at some point for everyone. Let us pray for each other with purpose and dedication as we continue to live and learn how to be the people, both individually and collectively that God has in mind for us to be. God Bless, Chris Redden
We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:
To the Borne and Boudreaux families on the death of their loved one, Philip.
To the Armanini family on the death of their loved one, Mario.
To the Head family on the death of their loved one, Catherine.
ST. JEAN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL The preschool is accepting applications for the 2012 -2013 school year. Our program is in operation Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm.Classes are being offered for two, three, and four year old students. Parents also have an option of “Preschool Plus”, an extended day program. Preschool Plus is available mornings from 7:25am to 9:00am and afternoons from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office or downloaded from the preschool website. www.stjeanvianneypreschool.org. For more information call the office at 752-5356.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Religious Education Registrations: Please remember to register your child/children in our Rel. Ed. classes if you have not done so for the 2012-13 school year. We do not automatically register your child if they attended classes last year. For more info, call 751.2926. Class schedules for the school year are posted on the church web site. Rel. Ed. Teacher Meetings: Children’s Church Teachers: Tues., Sept. 4th @ 7 PM Parish Office Elem. /Jr. High Teachers: Mon., Sept. 10th @ 7 PM School Library High School/ Confirmation Team: Sun., Aug. 26th @ 6:45 PM Parish Office *** Confirmation Registration *** All 11th grade students of the parish (Catholic, Public & Private schools) must be registered in the parish Confirmation program in order to be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in April. Parents of these students are required to attend a Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 29th @ 7 PM in the parish hall. Please contact the Office of Rel. Ed at 751.2926 for further information. Please note: All 9th graders who are enrolled in a catholic high school should register now to be enrolled in the parish Confirmation program. Registration forms are available in the parish office or by calling 751.2926.
Earthly Ministry Reaps Eternal Reward Our Total Stewardship campaign is a wonderful opportunity to focus talents and interests on ministry opportunities within our parish. In this Stewardship of Ministry effort, we invite you to pray and think about the ways you might become even more involved. Each need you address, every life you touch, every opportunity you take to honor God through ministry is service on behalf of Christ and ministry on behalf of other people, many whom you know well and many who serve you. To pursue generosity and to share the load is to “sow for the Spirit” and “reap eternal life from the Spirit.” Your ministry efforts bear fruit today and foster eternal rewards for many. Plan now to take part. . Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2012 to August 5, 2012 Goal
Year to date Offertory
Jesus said, “I am the living bread; whoever eats this bread will live forever” (John 6:41-51).
ADORATION “NOT JUST ANOTHER MEETING” All are invited on Tuesdays to continue their worship and love of God at adoration. It is a visit, not a meeting. A visit of ‘love to love’. Bring whatever is in your heart and soul and leave it at the feet of the Lord for HE will be at yours. “Adoration for the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth”. -Mother Theresa Join us every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm for Eucharistic Adoration. Taking special time with our Lord is a great way to grow closer to Him.
NEW WEEKDAY MASS TIMES Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15am Tuesday and Wednesday 6:15am
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.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS Parent’s Night Out Seeking Leadership Volunteers Parent’s Night Out is a rewarding ministry that provides (one Friday a month) pizza, fun activities and friendship to children with special needs and their siblings while their parents enjoy a night out. We are looking for one or more people with fresh ideas, who are interested in taking a leadership role in this ministry. Experience with special needs children is not required. Training and mentoring is provided. The only requirements are compassion for the children and parents in this ministry and a willingness to continue providing these families with the gift of a night out. It is a blessing to spend time with the children, parents and volunteers of this ministry. They are truly inspiring. Remember, God doesn’t always call those who are able; but, He enables those He calls. If you think God may be calling you to find out more about our Parent’s Night Out ministry, please contact Kristen Thompson, at 756-9231 or email at email@example.com.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Ez 1:2-5, 24-28c; Mt 17:22-27 Tuesday: Ez 2:8 — 3:4; Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 Wednesday: Vigil: 1 Chr 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2; Ps 132; 1 Cor 15:54b-57; Lk 11:27-28 Day: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56 Thursday: Ez 12:1-12; Mt 18:21 — 19:1 Friday: Ez 16:1-15, 60, 63 [59-63]; Mt 19:3-12 Saturday: Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32; Mt 19:13-15 Sunday: Prv 9:1-6; Ps 34; Eph 5:15-20; Jn 6:51-58
Double Nickels Casino Trip The Double Nickels will take a trip to Paragon Casino on October 14th. Please sing up before September 23rd in the back of church. Call Libby Pate at 273.6880 for more information.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The parish office will be closed on Wednesday, August 15th for The Assumption of Mary holy day.
UPCOMING TRIP TO SCOTLAND AND IRELAND Fr. Tom will be helping to lead a trip to Scotland and Ireland September 5-16, 2012, along with Art History Professor Dr. Marchita Mauck and Fr. Don Neumann, chaplain at Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. The trip will include visiting Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Newgrange, Knowth, Kildare, Kilkenny, the Cliffs of Moher. For complete travel information see the brochures on the bookrack in Church, at the Parish website, or call Fr. Tom at the Parish Office.
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 Men’s Retreat August 18th and 19th Parish Hall Do you feel that your spirit is in need of renewal and are searching for a way to recharge it? Maybe, you are looking for a way to make a deeper connection to the church community around you. Many of your friends and neighbors in our parish have found renewal and spiritual refreshment and a closer sharing in our community at the SJV Men’s Retreat and you are invited to experience it too. The Christ Renews His Parish retreat program has been providing spiritual renewal for over 40 years in parish communities all over the world. It is a two day overnight retreat given by your fellow parishioners just for you. It requires only your presence yet provides benefits that last a lifetime. For more information and to sign up pick up a form from church or at the parish office. You may also sign up at the parish website at www.stjeanvianney.org.
SJV CALENDAR Monday, August 13 1st Day of Preschool Tuesday, August 14 6:30pm TBR 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Men Wednesday, August 15 Bulletin Articles Due for June Aug. 25 & 26 Assumption for Mary Holy Day Masses 6:15, 8:15am and 6:30pm 7:00pm RCIA Thursday, August 16 Friday, August 17
Saturday, August 18 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Christ Renews His Parish Men’s Retreat Baptism Weekend Just Faith Sign Up Sunday, August 19 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time Christ Renews His Parish Men’s Retreat Baptism Weekend Just Faith Sign Up Monday, August 20 6:30pm Parish Council
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, August 13 8:15am Tuesday, August 14 6:15am All Souls Wednesday, August 15 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:15am Yvonne Kirn Thursday, August 16 6:15 Communion Service Friday, August 17 8:15am Emile Jacquin
Jean Lassard Saturday, August 18 4:00pm Ron Henzen Sunday, August 19 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Earline Savage 11:30am Jerry McKernan 5:30pm
SANCTUARY LAMP (08/13–19/2012) For Parish
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.