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LAGNIAPPE Second Sunday of Easter, April 15, 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 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 Drama Club Presents

The Nifty Fifties Play Performances in Fr. Engels Hall April 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm Reservations: $8 per person for reservations or ad info, call Mrs. Gavin at 751-1831 or tgavin@stjeanvianneyschool.org

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.

Produced by Special Arrangement With PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, INC. Denver, Colorado


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, Leaving behind the Triduum we launch into the Easter season which will hold for us the celebrations of Confirmation and First Communion. Of course, we will keep the Easter season with Easter Sundays in which the Gospels will focus on what living a Eucharistic life means. The Gospels will consider how worship and daily living are of one piece. We don’t do things in church with no relationship to what we do in life. So, the liturgy becomes our school of instruction Sunday by Sunday. In the upcoming weeks we will be presenting our Candidates for First Communion; and interviews for Confirmation candidates will be held. I’d ask your prayers for all our candidates. We have a Dads and Daughters Spring Fling Dance on Saturday April 28th, 7:30-10:00pm in Fr. Engels Hall. The theme will be the “magic of the movies” and there will be an exceptional DJ, food, drink and dance for only $6.00 per person. So, Dad’s grab your Daughter; Daughters, take your Dad out for the night. Tickets on sale at Church the weekends of April 14-15 and 21-22. The second presentation of Strong Catholic Families Strong Catholic Youth will be on Sunday, April 22nd in Fr. Engels hall. I was very impressed during the first presentation of the quality of the information given. If you are a parent or grandparent, I urge you to attend. You will learn something. Its free and there will be babysitting provided.

KEEPING UP WITH SJV SCHOOL This year to celebrate the Lenten Season students and parents of SJV participated in a variety of activities. Third grade built and decorated crosses that were then placed around the school grounds as daily reminders. Fourth and fifth grade held their retreats during this special time of year. The 4th grade retreat was held at the beginning of the season; during the retreat they built and celebrated St. Joseph’s Altar. Every week during the Season, every class spent at least 10 minutes in adoration, attended mass, and readings of the way of the cross. The eighth graders practiced and then performed the Living Way of the Cross for the school community just before the Easter Break. Parents were involved in this year’s Lenten activities as well. A new tradition was begun this season with the Rosary Box. Families in our school signed up to receive the box for one week. Inside the box were rosaries, a CD of the rosary and other items for the family to use while praying during the week. During this season our parents joined the established Preschool parent group, Parent’s in Prayer. Parents, grandparents and friends of SJV were invited to gather once a month to pray for specific and general intention of the student community. Another benefit to this group was in providing an opportunity for parents to get to know each other in an informal setting. Though we strive every day to instill the strong moral values of our Catholic faith, Lent gives us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Christ in some very special ways.

Have a good Springtime week. Love,

Ask a Lawyer If you need free legal advice, then go to a Catholic Charities “Ask a Lawyer” session staffed by B.R. Bar association member attorneys. Set for Wednesday, February 16th from 9:00am – 11:30am, this is offered on the third Wednesday of every month at the Catholic Life Center Annex, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway. No fees are charged and you don’t need an appointment. Come talk with a lawyer who can help you determine your next move. For more details call Catholic Charities at 336.8700.

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.


Easter at St. Jean Vianney Celebration of Confirmation –Tuesday, May 1st 7:00pm Celebration of First Eucharist -Sunday, May 6th 2:00pm

Public Transit Reform Info Session April 17th As you’ve heard before, the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) has suffered for the past several years with under funding and overall lack of support in its efforts to provide adequate transportation for our growing community. CATS is in danger of ceasing operation by this summer if a dedicated revenue source is not provided. By not having a dedicated revenue source they miss out on matching federal funds, and our city misses out on that advantage. In response to this much talked about issue, our parish will host for our parishioners a TRANIST REFORM INFO SESSION on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Fr. Engels Hall. This is an issue that affects us all in one way or another. On April 21st there will be a city-wide vote on a dedicated tax to fund and improve CATS. Voters residing within the city limits will be asked to vote on this issue to add a 10.6 mil tax to their annual property taxes. Join us on April 17th. Be informed. Ask questions, and get answers. Then, vote!

VOCATION Easter! Resurrection and new life; a new life shared from an earthen tomb. This has been the meaning of life for Christian people for two thousand years. There is nothing more secure, nothing more lasting. Come and share the thrill of proclaiming this truth through your life as a priest or as a religious. Call or email Father Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, mlorrain@diobr.org, or visit, www.diobr.org/ vocations 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.

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2011 to April 1, 2012 Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

1,010,180.00

1,014,486.00

Weekly Offertory

26,532.00

40,265.45

Due to Easter, your stewardship will be in next weeks bulletin. Elizabeth Ministry [Assisting New Mothers]: Parish home visit outreach to women during child-bearing years. [As needed.] The risen Christ comes to his disciples with peace and the spirit. (John 20:19-31).


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

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Acts 4:23-31; Jn 3:1-8 Acts 4:32-37; Jn 3:7b-15 Acts 5:17-26; Jn 3:16-21 Acts 5:27-33; Jn 3:31-36 Acts 5:34-42; Jn 6:1-15 Acts 6:1-7; Jn 6:16-21 Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48

Please call the office at 752.5356 for more information.

LIMEX INFORMATION MEETING An information session concerning the Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX) program of Loyola University New Orleans is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th, 6:00pm in the Tracy Center Library of the Catholic Life Center. Those interested in an onsite, part-time, graduate-level, ministry formation program from a Catholic university are encouraged to attend the information session to learn about the program and application procedures. Loyola University New Orleans offers a master’s degree or certificate in religious education or pastoral studies with focus areas in Christian spirituality for pastoral ministers, pastoral life and administration, youth ministry, Hispanic ministry, religion and ecology, marketplace ministry, and small Christian community formation. Loyola’s Institute for Ministry Extension (LIMEX) is here to help you grow in leadership and faith. For additional information, contact Rick Beben at 241.7981 or email at rick.beben@gmail.com.

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.

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.

MOVING? CHANGE OF ADDRESS? If you are moving out of the parish or have a change of address and wish to remain in the parish, PLEASE NOTIFY THE PARISH OFFICE. Every week, envelopes are returned to us and the parish has to pay the postage due. It can get quite costly. The post office will not forward envelopes to a new address even if you have filled out a mail forwarding form. If you let us know your plans soon enough, your envelope service can continue uninterrupted.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL THE ENDLESS TASK In today’s first reading the early Christians are described as having “no needy person among them” (Acts 4:34). This worked because the wealthy shared with the poorer members whom they knew and with whom they worshiped. In churches today people only know some of their fellow parishioners, and may be unaware of people’s job loss, medical bills, home foreclosure, or other crisis. Some of us have “compassion fatigue.” The problems reported in the media overwhelm us, so we withdraw. The cure for compassion fatigue is to commit ourselves to serve in any way we can. Thousands of people today are serving, caring for, and comforting “the needy among them.” Natural disasters, economic downturns, and personal suffering are inevitable. Jesus expects us to commit our time, abilities, and financial resources to the continuing, unglamorous, sometimes thankless task of serving others as if we were serving him. On the Last Day, that is all he will ask us about (Matthew 25:31–46). Copyright © 2011, World Library Publications. All rights reserved. “Lord, this week help me to……….”


SJV CALENDAR Monday, April 16 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed. Tuesday, April 17 6:30pm Parish Council 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, April 18 Bulletin Articles due for March 28th and April 29th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, April 19 Friday, April 20

Saturday, April 21 3rd Sunday of Easter 8:30am 1st Eucharistic Retreat Sunday, April 22 3rd Sunday of Easter 6:45pm High School Religious Ed. 6:45pm Strong Catholic Families Monday, April 23 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, April 16 8:30am Darrel Ledoux Tuesday, April 17 6:15am Adley Landry Wednesday, April 18 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30 John & Barbra Lewis Thursday, April 19 6:15 Communion Service Friday, April 20 8:30am Emile Jacquin Jean Lessard Mary Ray

Saturday, April 21 4:00pm June Watkins Louise Serio Richard Tilley Ella Plaisance Ron Henzen Sunday, April 22 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Lucy Sparacino 11:30am Irma Desselle 5:30pm Mary Seyer

SANCTUARY LAMP 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)

(04/16–22/12) Irma Desselle

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.


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