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LAGNIAPPE Fourth Sunday of Lent, April 3, 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

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 Ms. Dana Murray Mrs. Linda Tate Mrs. Amie Williams Mrs. Dana Sunseri

753.7950 753.7965


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 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.

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, Here it is April again. It feels to me like these Spring months have been loaded towards May with Easter being so late in the calendar and now the weeks are rushing towards summer. One best get on the train…. A few of you have asked about the new rolling gates behind the Church building in the parking area in front of the football field. These are to give a bit more protection for the field and will be open/closed when the south back gates are open/closed. Next week is the week I am asking you to PICK TWO! This coming Sunday, from 1:00-3:20pm, the Together Baton Rouge House Session will meet. We join Star Hill Baptist Church in this effort to tell our stories about how living in Baton Rouge affects our lives and the lives of our families. Hopefully, from these stories, we can identify some of the concerns we may have that could be improved in the quality of living. Conversation that helps us reach our common humanity and thirsts can be an amazingly insightful event. I hope you will come. That same week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5th-6th, 7:00pm, and again on Sunday, April 10th, 2:00pm and 3:30pm, we will hold 4 listening sessions about our proposed Master Facility Plans. The Committee has been working on these proposals for two years. We’ll have some renderings, and descriptions for you to understand the proposals. We’d like to know what you think and what is your ability to support these proposals. These meetings will only be 1 hour long. Please come. No reservations needed. This coming September, I am joining with two other persons to lead a trip to Southern Italy and Sicily [Sept. 7th-20th]. Some brochures are available in the Church book rack for more information. People seem to cook well there… It is getting to be the time to think about your Holy Week schedule. Holy Week is April 17th-24th. We begin with Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, with solemn procession with palms before the 9:30am Sunday Mass; with Holy Thursday [April 21st] Mass at 7:00pm, followed by prayer before the Blessed Sacrament till 11:00pm; Good Friday, 3:00pm [April 22nd] with the proclamation of the Passion of St. John, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion, and then prayer before the Cross from 7:00pm-

9:00pm; Easter Vigil, [April 23rd] beginning at 8:00pm with the lighting of the New Fire, and Easter Vigil Mass with Christian Initiation; Easter Sunday [April 24th] Masses at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am with baptisms. These are our most holy and solemn days. Please come and bring your children and your grandchildren. Teach them our ways. Check the parish website for all the details. Lent continues for our salvation. I hope you will take advantage of the sacrament of Reconciliation each Monday of Lent, 6:00-7:00pm in Church. I’m waiting for you. Thanks to all who helped support the Annual Gala for our School ministries. I and all who serve in these ministries thank you so much. Have a good week. Love,

We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:

 Steve and Melanie Amond on the death of her father, Ardie Dauzet.

ST. MICHAEL HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT April 7, 2011 6:30pm St. Jean Vianney Church "Second Annual Lenten Chamber Recital," featuring sacred music from the Renaissance, provided by the St. Michael High School Band Program. Featured ensembles will include brass choir, clarinet ensemble, saxophone quintet, and marimba ensemble.

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.

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 – 6:00-7:00pm April 4th, 11th 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 -March 30th, April 6th, 13th , and 20th 6:00-8:00pm Lenten Conference: “The Change That Changes Everything” Fr. Richard Rohr, April 8th – 9th First United Methodist Church, Lenten Dinners: Fr. Engels Hall, 5:30 -7:30pm - April 8th, and 15th 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

DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels will meet on Sunday, April 10th at 2:00pm Please call Libby Pate at 273.6880 for more information.

A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith Collection March 26th and 27th: Identified $19,592.32 Unidentified $ 953.62 Expenses: $23,181.32 Planned Giving Committee: A committee to help guide a comprehensive program of planned giving for the future of the parish and schools [Periodic meetings during the year] The blind man was willing to let Jesus minister to him and willingly did all Jesus asked of him. The Pharisees were more resistant to His message, spending their time and energy to disprove the miracle. Which am I more like, the man born blind or the Pharisees.

MAT CLASS Ever wonder who the prophets were and what they were talking about? Did you know that the prophet Hosea had a wife named Gomer, who would likely have made Jezebel blush? Are you ever lost when the first reading at mass is from the "Prophet so and so?" If so, join Chris Redden as he explores the exciting world of the Prophets of Scripture in the school library 10:30am to Noon on the following Saturdays: April 9th, May 7th Ten hours of Intermediate Credit will be given for those seeking MAT hours.

Youth Ministry Middle School "Broken and Shared" - The Diocese of Baton Rouge will be having its annual Junior High Youth Rally (6th - 8th) on April 16th. Cost is $20 (including lunch). Register through the parish. Forms can be found at the Parish Office or at and are due April 6th.

GENTLEMEN, IT'S TIME TO STEP UP… The 9:30am choir needs you desperately! No training or experience necessary. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. Call Karen, 246.8349.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS HABITAT HOUSE VOLUNTEERS SIGN-UP APRIL 10TH 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 a success. We will be working on our house Saturday, May 7th and 11th (8:00am- 4:00pm), 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, or sign-up at any of the Masses the weekend of April 10th. This is a wonderful ministry group opportunity, or youth service project. Our Habitat volunteers have the most fun! Come see!

CATHOLICS COME HOME This week we hear the account of the Man Born Blind, the prophet Isaiah tells us that “people who walk in darkness will see a great light”. Jesus is the “light of the world”. We all suffer form some form of blindness, whether it is prejudice, ignorance, or indifference. We don’t always see the poor, the immigrant, the widow or the unborn in our lives. Christ our redeemer heals us as He healed the man born blind and opens our eyes to His love so that we might respond to the injustices in our world. Chapters 23 and 24 of the US Catholic Catechism for Adults provide more information on opening our eyes and responding to injustices.

PARENTS’ 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 – 9:30pm 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 for more information or to register for one of the following dates: 8-Apr-2011* 3-Jun-2011 8-Jul-2011 *Multi-purpose room

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

Is 65:17-21; Jn 4:43-54 Ez 47:1-9, 12; Jn 5:1-16 Is 49:8-15; Jn 5:17-30 Ex 32:7-14; Jn 5:31-47 Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Jer 11:18-20; Jn 7:40-53 Ez 37:12-14; Ps 130; Rom 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 [3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45]

DRAMA CLUB The St. Jean Vianney School Drama Club will be performing “Kokonut Island” for family and friends on April 16, 2011, in Fr. Engels Hall at 2pm and 6:30 pm. Reservations are $8 each and can be made by contacting Mrs. Gavin at 751.1831 or email at We are also offering ad space in the program. The cost for a business card size ad is $10, half page ad is $15, and a full page ad is $25. Monies raised will be used to enrich our Drama Club sound system.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES Reflection By: Denise Louviere 4th Sunday of Lent 1Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Eph 5:8-14 Jn 9:1-41 Talk about blindness! In the Gospel today, Jesus heals a blind man. But many of the people focus on trying to discredit his miracle rather then acknowledging that Jesus just made a blind man see! The blind man not only can see, but he also sees the importance of following Jesus, while the people with sight are totally blind to this. At Baptism, our spiritual eyes were opened. We could see the light of Christ. Because of this, let us focus on seeing the goodness and glory of God’s mercy and love in all things. Avoid spiritual blindness at all costs. Make a point this Lent to say and do what this blind man in today’s Gospel does. Use your spiritual eyes to affirm, “I do believe, Lord!” How would your life be different if you did not have spiritual eyesight? Lord this week help me to …………..

SJV CALENDAR Monday, April 4 6:00pm Confessions 6:00pm Religious Ed. Tuesday, April 5 7:00pm Master Plan Listening Session 7:00pm Baptism Seminar 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, April 6 7:00pm Master Plan Listening Session 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, April 7 6:30pm KC Officer Mtg. 6:30pm St. Michael High School Concert Friday, April 8 6:00pm Station of the Cross 6:00pm Lent Dinner 6:30pm Parents Night Out

Saturday, April 9 5th Sunday of Lent Sign Up for Habitat House 10:30am Prophets of Scripture Sunday, April 10 5th Sunday of Lent Sing Up for Habitat House 2:00pm Master Plan Listening Session 2:00pm Double Nickels 3:30pm Master Plan Listening Session 6:45pm Confirmation Work Shop Monday, April 11 6:00pm Confessions 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed. 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Mtg.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, April 4 8:30am Darrell Ledoux Tuesday, April 5 6:15am Norman LaBorde, Jr. Wednesday, April 6 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Thursday, April 7 6:15am Communion Service Friday, April 8 8:30am Manuel Guileyardo Saturday, April 9 4:00pm Anna Sao Rose Attardo

7:30am 9:30am 11:30am 5:30pm

Ida Labbe Marie Sinitiere Mr. Sept Aline Kasischke Baby Khole Smith Martha Dietrich Sunday, April 10 For Parishioners of SJV Viry Fontenot Soul of Maria & All Souls Irma Desselle

SANCTUARY LAMP (04/04-10/11) Lucy Sparacino

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.