LAGNIAPPE Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 17, 2011 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 Ms. Dana Murray 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.
GET INVOLVED WITH OUR 2011 HABITAT HOUSE Our parish will again join other parishes of the Catholic Coalition to build a new Habitat home this spring. The home site is located in the Habitat Subdivision called Rosewood off of Burbank Drive. Maps of the home site will be available in the parish office April 9th. Volunteer church crews will work on Saturdays and Wednesdays over an eight week period during the month of April and May. Our work dates will be Saturday, May 7th & Wednesday, May 11th. The work day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. We will also need volunteers, or service organizations, to prepare and serve lunch on our work days. Helpful tools for volunteers to bring will be hammers, nail aprons, tape measure, pencils, rags, and gloves. There will be extra tools available for those needing them. We welcome all volunteers. Regardless of your skill level - this is an opportunity not only to share your skills but learn new ones as well. St. Jean youth may participate if over 14 years old and accompanied by an adult. This is an excellent project for those needing service hours. Our St. Jean Habitat coordinator is Tooley Towns. If you missed the volunteer sign-up on April 9/10, you may reach Tooley at 751.3935. We need many volunteers, and encourage our wonderful veteran habitat volunteers to participate again this year. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fellowship with parishioners from our parish and others, and have some fun doing God’s work. For those who would like to support this very special ministry, but are not able to work on the site, we would appreciate your prayers for the successful build of this home. We will also be accepting financial donations to help defray our parish’s cost to build the house. Checks may be made payable to St. Jean Vianney Social Responsibility Ministry and clearly marked “Habitat House”.
This project is sponsored by St. Jean’s Social Responsibility Ministry.
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, We are at the doors of Holy Week beginning this weekend with Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. At all the Masses we will share the Gospel from Matthew, with the Passion account. We do this long Gospel each year on Passion Sunday so that we might again become acquainted with the events of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So this Passion Sunday is the beginning of a special week for the Church and our parish. Please check the parish website for all the details of the special days we will gather in Church to remember. You may want to make these special days, called the Triduum [Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday Vigil, Easter Sunday] a Lenten retreat. There are many Biblical stories to hear and pray with, actions that inspire such as the washing of the feet, the veneration of the Cross, the procession in Church with the Blessed Sacrament, the procession into Church with the new Easter fire, baptismal washing in the font, Holy Eucharist—so many deeds and actions that teach, and bless us. When the Triduum begins on Holy Thursday night, Lent ends. It does not mean that our Lenten Penances are finished, but rather we have entered a more deeper part of the Lenten experience. We are to “drop out” from the normal culture for these special days, so as to be more available to God in Christ. We clear the decks, as it were, to make room in our lives for the Christ. So, come to St. Jean Vianney for this special week and be blessed. All the details about Holy Week can be found on the parish website, on the large poster board in Church and in the parish bulletin. Again, bring your children and grandchildren.
Pray for one another and the Church. Love,
We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:
Chris Redden on the death of his grandfather, Leonard Redden.
SJV Men’s Club Annual Crawfish Boil Tuesday May 3, 2011 @ 6:30p Father Engel’s Hall All men 21 and older are welcome, whether you are a member or not. Join us for fellowship & crawfish. Please call Jeff Brown with any questions 225.937.7806.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS The parish office will close at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 21st and reopen on Wednesday, April 27th. VOCATION
I see that the School play will be this weekend. Details about the play are available at the parish school. From what I’ve seen in Fr. Engels Hall, it has something to do with the ocean and ships!!! On Wednesday of this coming week, Bishop Muench will join most of the priests and deacons of the diocese to celebrate the Diocesan Chrism Mass, during which the oils for the sick, for the anointing of catechumens [unbaptized] and the oil of Chrism [used for baptisms, confirmations and ordination to priesthood] are blessed. The Mass is Wednesday, April 20th, 10:30am at the Cathedral. You are invited to attend. I look forward to sharing Holy Week with you.
Blest are they who come in the Name of the Lord! Are you being called to proclaim Jesus as a priest, brother or sister? If so, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, email@example.com, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.
The Catholic Daughters will have their annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 17th. Registration is not required.
Keeping Lent/Easter at St. Jean Vianney Daily Mass: Monday-8:30am Tuesday-6:15am Wednesday-6:15am and 8:30am Thursday- 6:15am Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Friday-8:30am Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent, 6:00pm The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Monday Nights of Lent at St. Jean Vianney – April 18th 5:30-6:30pm Daily before Mass Saturdays 2:45-3:30pm 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 6:00-8:00pm April 20th Holy Week Schedule: April 17th - Passion (Palm) Sunday April 20th - Diocesan Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral 10:00am Triduum April 21st - Holy Thursday - 7:00pm with Eucharist, Washing of Feet, Prayer before Blessed Sacrament until Midnight. April 22nd - Good Friday - 3:00pm with The Passion of St. John, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion, Prayer before the Cross until 9:00pm April 23rd - Easter Vigil - 8:00pm with Blessing of New Fire, Liturgy of the Word, Christian Initiation, and Eucharist. April 24th - Easter Sunday - 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am. Celebration of Confirmation - Monday, May 9th, 7:00pm Celebration of First Eucharist - Sunday, May 15th, 2:00pm
The St. Jean Vianney Catholic Preschool has openings in the three year old program for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 2:30pm. Should you need further information, or if you would like a tour please contact the preschool office at 752.5356
A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2010 to April 3, 2011 Goal
Year to date Offertory
Junior High Religious Education Teacher: 6th-8th- Catechist for classroom setting; September-May; Mondays 6:00pm7:15pm. Ongoing formation offered. “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” shout the crowds in today’s Gospel. May we be always ready to share our blessings when we are sent in His name!
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.
DOING GOOD WORK Congratulations to the following parishioners who were honored at St. Michael High school winter sports convocation in soccer: Haley Johnson - 1st Team All-District Emily Ferrara - Academic All-State, 1st Team AllDistrict, 2nd Team All-Metro Rebecca Indest - Academic All-State, 1st Team AllDistrict, District Defensive MVP Holly Farrow - 2nd Team All-District Sydney Sanders - 2nd Team All-District
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 Blood Drive Coordinators Needed Blood supply in our community is a very important resource to the medical services provided by our area hospitals and to our parishioners. Our parish has been committed for more than 15 years to assisting in blood replacement through hosting three blood drives annually, in the fall, early spring, and mid- summer. We presently are in need of a few people to help with coordinating these drives which occur on Sundays between 6:45am and 2:00pm. It’s a commitment of three Sundays a year, with some preparation time on the front end of each drive. Our next drive is for OLOL Hospital in July. If you think you may be interested in helping with this very important ministry and would like more information, please call Lori at 753.7950.
CATHOLICS COME HOME This week we celebrate Palm Sunday, when Jesus triumphantly entered into Jerusalem and endured the passion for our sake. We hear the account of the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist, when Christ: the sacrificial lamb gives us his Body and Blood so that we might participate in the “new and everlasting covenant.” How doses the Eucharist strengthen the community: What do Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection mean for me? It is possible to read more information about the Eucharist and the Paschal Mystery in Chapters 8 and 17 of the US Catholic Catechism for Adults.
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. St. Jean Vianney Extended Care Help Needed Looking for mature dependable people to work part-time with St. Jean Vianney Extended Care. Moms are welcome and may bring their children. Extended Care hours are from 3pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. Care givers are usually scheduled to work 3 or 4 afternoons a week, however it is possible to work fewer days or to be available as an ‘on call’ substitute. Duties consist of preparing snacks, calling roll, supervising home work, and supervising play. Interested persons may contact Charlyn Bliss at (work) 753.7644, or pick up an employment application from the Preschool office or Extended Office.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday:
Is 42:1-7; Jn 12:1-11 Is 49:1-6; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38 Is 50:4-9a; Mt 26:14-25 Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9; Ps 89; Rv 1:5-8; Lk 4:16-21 Lord’s Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15 Is 52:13 — 53:12; Ps 31; Heb 4:14-1 6; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1 — 19:42 a) Gn 1:1 — 2:2 [1:1, 26-31a]; b) Gn 22:1-18 [1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18]; c) Ex 14:15 — 15:1; d) Is 54:5-14; e) Is 55:1-11; f) Bar 3:9-15, 32 — 4:4; g) Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28; h) Rom 6:3-11; i) Mt 28:1-10 Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10 or (at an afternoon or evening Mass) Lk 24:13-35
Fr. Tom to Lead Trip to Italy in Fall Returning to Roots-Rome and Sicily September 7th-20th, 2011 Fr. Tom, along with Dr. Marchita Mauck, art historian from LSU and Fr. Don Neumann, priest of Houston, Texas, will lead a 13 - day trip to Rome, southern Italy and Sicily, September 7th-20th. For information check the bookrack in Church, or the Parish Office, or call Fr. Tom at 753.7950.
SCHOOL APPLICATIONS Applications for prospective students for the 2011-2012 school year are being accepted in the school office. They are also available on our website, www.stjeanvianneyschool.org. St. Jean Vianney School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin.
TOGETHER BATON ROUGE HOUSE MEETINGS – HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Together Baton Rouge gathering on April 3rd. More than 140 community minded individuals representing six churches in the Baton Rouge area met to share their stories – stories that bind us together, that challenge us, and humble us. Our parish’s TBR Target Group will evaluate and invite new members to look at possible issues we may want to address in our community. We are grateful for the generous support of our parish’s Men’s Club, Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Daughters for providing a delicious meal for everyone to enjoy.
SJV CALENDAR Monday, April 18 5:30pm Confessions 6:30pm Practice for Holy Thursday and Good Friday Tuesday, April 19 6:30pm Practice for Holy Saturday Wednesday, April 20 Bulletin Article due for April 30th day May 1st. 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, April 21 Holy Thursday
12:00 noon Parish Office Closed 7:00pm Holy Thursday Mass Friday, April 22 Good Friday Parish Office Closed 3:00pm Good Friday Service Saturday, April 23 Holy Saturday 8:00pm Easter Vigil Sunday, April 24 Easter Sunday Baptism Weekend Monday, April 25 No 8:30am Mass Parish Office Closed
No 8:30am Mass Monday, April 25th. GENTLEMEN, IT'S TIME TO STEP UPâ€Ś The 9:30am choir needs you desperately! No training or experience necessary. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Call Karen, 246.8349.
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, April 18 8:30am Leopoldo Giuillioli Tuesday, April 19 6:15am Wednesday, April 20 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Thursday, April 21 Holy Thrusday 7:00pm Friday, April 22 Good Friday Saturday, April 23 Easter Vigil
8:00pm Maria DeLouise Lee Bartholomae Sunday, April 24 Easter Sunday 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Charles Jumonville, III 11:30am George Campagna, Sr. Joey Campagna Langolis Joseph Campagna Fly Jack Manno Fly 5:30pm No Mass
SANCTUARY LAMP (04/18-24/11) Arthur Boudreaux, Jr.
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.