LAGNIAPPE Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 14, 2011 JustFaith
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 Mrs. Cheri Robinson Mrs. Linda Tate Mrs. Amie Williams Mrs. Dana Sunseri
753.7950 753.7965 www.stjeanvianney.org firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
“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 townspeople 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. “Where are you going?”, shouted one of the rescuers. “We need you here to help us save these children!” “We are going upstream,” they shouted back, “to stop whoever is throwing them in!”
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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 2011 and end in May 2012. 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 25, 2011 at 6:30pm or sign up at Masses August 13/14 and August 20/21. Contact: Pat Callies, 362.2816 or Cindy Tracy, 752.6232
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, For those of you with children or young adults, this time of year evokes the beginning of school. New schedules, homework and all the other things that go along with the school year come roaring back [or in, if for the first time]. I hope these past opening days of school have gone well for you who have this experience. Patience and a bit of humor are probably the best virtues to acquire. Recently, the Master Plan Committee met with your parish partner representative from the Institute of School and Parish Development, Mr. Bernard DuMond, who shared with us the results of the feasibility assessment regarding the master plan and any future capital campaign. The results were encouraging. I am meeting with the master plan committee again next week to consider the recommendations about how to proceed. I will report to you soon about the results. You may notice that some new work has been done on campus: in front of the Church, the addition to the plaza area. The new paver area and planters were designed to create a focal point for the new walkway which now intersects with the walkway which leads from the side door of Church. The original plans for the Church included such a walkway connection. The planters include an automatic watering system so the plans now have a chance to grow and flourish. There has also been a watering system installed in the new plantings in the School Courtyard. Hopefully, these new plants and trees will grow tall. This weekend is the sign up for the new season of Just Faith. Just Faith is designed to provide a foundation for understanding our catholic heritage regarding social justice teachings. The course is a thorough introduction to this great heritage. Sometimes we may wonder why are there poor people to begin with???? What is their world like? Where is God in all these issues of life that affect people’s human dignity??? Why do Catholics believe what we do about things like poverty, hunger, abortion, immigration, food, water…..? If you would like to explore these and other issues, come be a part of this special offering. Next weekend is our Men’s Christ Renews’ His Parish Retreat. There is still time to register by calling the parish office. Here is a prime opportunity for the men of the parish to grow spiritually as men
with Christ. This Monday, August 15th is the feast of the Assumption of Mary and usually a holy day of obligation. However, in the US, when a Holy Day falls on a Monday, it remains a Holy Day but not one of obligation. SO I encourage you to come to mass on Monday, Aug 15th, 8:30 and we will remember Mary’s Assumption into heaven. Ministry is one aspect of Parish stewardship life which we annually consider in August. Over the past weeks information about ministry stewardship has been given to you through the Bulletin. A special mail out is being sent to each registered family home asking your consideration of ministry in the parish. I urge you to consider one ministry in which you will focus this year in parish ministry. Sometimes our desire to be generous can cause us to take on too much at a time. Considering your other obligations, one ministry for most people is plenty. Please be generous for your own relationship with God-your give-back because of how God’s love for you is so faithful. But, don’t loose yourself in the effort. Ask the Lord to guide your choice. Have a good week ahead. Love,
Introductory Rites For the last two months, we have been preparing for the upcoming changes in the language of the Mass, which will begin in Advent, by reviewing the liturgical principles that have guided those changes. We have seen that the new language is intended to be a more accurate translation of the Latin from the Roman Missal, offer a more noble tone to our worship and include more imagery and poetry from Scripture. For the next two months, each week we will review a part of the Mass to see what the textual changes will be and explain some of the reasons behind the change in wording. Today we begin with a review of the Introductory Rites.
The Introductory Rites include those elements of the Mass that happen before we sit for the First Scripture reading. Today we will examine the changes in these rites, except for the Gloria, which we will review next week. You can find these changes in the booklet in your pew entitled, “Mass of Renewal.” Please turn to page One of the booklet to follow along. After the opening hymn, the priest begins with the Sign of the Cross. The Sign of the Cross and our “AMEN” will not change. The priest will then choose from one of three formulas to greet the people. These greetings, found on page One of your booklet, are all taken from Scripture and alert us to the fact that we are entering a sacred realm in a spirit of prayer. Our response to the greeting will change. Instead of saying, “and also with you,” we will now respond, “AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT.” The greeting and response express the desire that the Holy Spirit be present to the entire community, both priest and people. Next is the Penitential Act. The priest’s introduction to the Penitential Act has changed slightly, as you can see on page One of your booklet. There are three options for the Penitential Act. The first option is found at the top of page Two in your booklet. It consists of the “Confiteor” or “I Confess.” Note that there are significant changes in the language, and the added gesture of striking one’s breast three times during the admission of “through my fault.” Let us read this revised prayer together on page Two. (Gesture for all to join in). “I CONFESS….” (etc.) The second option is the Penitential Dialogue, found at the bottom of page Two. The last line of the priest’s introduction says, “Have mercy on us, O Lord.” Our response is, “FOR WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST YOU.” Then the priest says, “Show us, O Lord, your mercy.” And we respond, “AND GRANT US YOUR SALVATION.” The third option is the traditional, “Lord, Have Mercy” or “Kyrie Eleison” which can either be sung or recited. Toward the end of the Introductory Rites, the Priest sums up our collective prayers in the “Collect” or “Opening Prayer.” All of these prayers have been retranslated and may sound a little different at first. As usual, we will continue to respond to the prayer with our “AMEN.”
A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD: Born in the Spirit of Faith Minister Here and Beyond This Parish This week, we direct additional attention to our important Stewardship of Ministry effort. Each individual parishioner and family will receive an instructional brochure and a Ministry Commitment card—a list of specific opportunities for service and ministry. Please make a prayerful commit-ment and indicate the areas of ministry in which you’d most like to be involved. Your completed card can be placed in the offertory collection next weekend. Our Parish is part of a regional commitment to ministry that stretches back hundreds of years and affects people around the world. Like those who prepared the way, you have been “born in the spirit of faith,” gifted to minister, and prepared to serve others on behalf of Christ. Please share your commitment. Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July1, 2011 to August 7, 2011 Goal
Year to date Offertory
Recognizing the Canaanite woman’s great faith, Jesus told her, “It shall be done as you wish” (Matthew 15:21-28).
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.
Youth Ministry All Parents of Youth Following all the masses on August 13-14, youth ministry will be having a short meeting for parents of youth in the Library to discuss the upcoming year. Come to find out what is planned and to voice your thoughts. Sunday night youth gatherings will start up again on August 28th.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday:
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 Tuesday: Jgs 6:11-24a; Mt 19:23-30 Wednesday: Jgs 9:6-15; Mt 20:1-16 Thursday: Jgs 11:29-39a; Mt 22:1-14 Friday: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Mt 22:34-40 Saturday: Ru 2:1-3, 8-11; 4:13-17; Mt 23:1-12 Sunday: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20
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. The school children donated used uniforms to the students at the Batahola Center of our adopted mission in Nicaragua. July Blood Drive Results Thanks to all of you for your prayers and donor support of our blood drive in July. We are proud to say that of the 43 parishioners who attempted to donate that 41 donors were successful. The staff of the OLOL Blood Bank also appreciate your generous support toward their efforts to meet the blood supply demands in our community.
Religious Education News We currently are looking for volunteers to work with our Children’s Church program on two Sundays mornings (9:30 Liturgy) per month. This would involve sharing the readings in age appropriate ways. Materials are provided. Please call Betty or Denise (751.2926) if you can help us. Registration: Now is the time to register your child for our parish school of religion classes. Schedules are posted on the parish website. All 11th grade students who plan to be confirmed in May (Catholic & Public schools students) must register now
CRHP Men’s Retreat Next Weekend in the Parish Hall What if….you knew of a place where people could experience God in a powerful way? What if your experience there helped to change your life for the better? What would you do? You would share what you have found with others and spread the word! The Christ Renews His Parish Men’s Retreat will be held in the Parish Hall next weekend. Come and experience spiritual renewal through fellowship with friends from your Christian community in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Come to the Christ Renews His Parish Men’s Retreat. It’s not too late to sign up! The Christ Renews His Parish retreat program has been helping people strengthen their relationship with God and others for over 40 years in parishes 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. Go to the parish website at www.stjvchurch.org to sign up and for more information. You may also contact Art Barrios (751-9238), Greg Hassenboehler (753-6569) or email
SJV CALENDAR Monday, August 15 1st Day of Preschool Tuesday, August 16 6:30pm Parish Council 7:00pm CRHP Men’s Retreat Mtg. 7:00pm CRHP Women’s Retreat Mtg. 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, August 17 Bulletin Article Due for Aug. 27th & 28th 7:30pm Choir 7:30pm RCIA
Thursday, August 18 6:30pm Home & School Mtg. Friday, August 19 Saturday, August 20 CRHP Men’s Retreat 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Just Faith Sign Up Weekend CRHP Men’s Retreat Sunday, August 21 CRHP Men’s Retreat 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Just Faith Sign Up Weekend CRHP Men’s Retreat Monday, August 22
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, August 15 8:30am Leopoldo Giullioli Tuesday, August 16 6:15am Wednesday, August 17 6:15am Molly Langlois Claire Renee Goudeau 8:30am All Souls Thursday, August 18 6:15am Communion Service Friday, August 19
8:30am Saturday, August 20 4:00pm Marie Sinitiere Doug Disher Sunday, August 21 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Norman LaBorde, Jr. 11:30am Ella Creoli 5:30pm Ronald LeBlanc
SANCTUARY LAMP 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 Should you need further information, or if you would like a tour please contact the preschool office at 752.5356
(08/15– 21/11) Jason Paul Duhon
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.