LAGNIAPPE Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 4, 2013 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816 PARISH STAFF Pastor Deacon 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 Rev. Mr. Jeff Easley 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, 8:30 AM Friday 8:00 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:15 AM SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Monday & Wednesday 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.
St. Jean Vianney Feast Day – August 4th Generally known as the Cure’ of Ars, John Vianney was born at Dardilly, France in 1786. Able to overcome many difficulties with his studies, he was ordained to the priesthood and appointed pastor of the tiny village of Ars. Without prayer, penance, sermons, teaching classes and indefatigable hours spent hearing confessions, the holy Cure’ transformed his parish into a haven of holiness. His reputation spread throughout France, and Ars became a place of pilgrimage. They had to build a railroad to Ars to accommodate all the penitents who flocked to this holy priest. He died in 1859 and was canonized in 1925. Let us humbly try to know and love God with all of our hearts, and let us not be afraid to spread that love to all we meet, as our parish patron did! St. Jean Vianney, pray for us.
LIFE TOGETHER August – A Saint-full and Saint-sational End to Summer Those lazy, hazy days of summer need not be drudgery for Catholics who love to study and emulate the lives of Saints. In fact, the month is chockablock full of feasts and memorials for some our faith’s most famous saints and includes other days that are either solemnities or are very special to our theology and our tradition. With August being dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the month has three feasts directly linked to Our Lady. The first is, of course, the Assumption (August 15th), a Holy Day of Obligation, and the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 22nd). Prior to both of these we find the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major (August 5th), one of the four (sometimes we count five) great basilicas located in Rome. We are ushered into the month on its eve when we celebrate St. Ignatius of Loyola (July 31st), founder of the Jesuits and the Ignatian form of discernment and spirituality. We then celebrate in August founders of two other orders of clergy -- St. Alphonsus Liguori of the Redemptorists (August 1st), St. Dominic, the Order of Preachers, Dominicans (August 8th). The Jesuits and the Dominicans have always enjoyed a healthy rivalry, perhaps laid to rest for a while with the election of a Pope from the Society of Jesus, the more formal name for the Jesuits! But these three are just a small sampling of saints we honor in August. There are the martyrs, St. Lawrence, (August 10th) and St. Jane Francis de Chantal (August 12th), the dear friend of St. Francis de Sales. We also find two great saints who died defending the faith in Nazi concentration camps: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a convert from Judaism and Carmelite nun, whose given name was Edith Stein (August 9th); and St. Maximilian Kolbe, the priest who offered his own life in exchange for a fellow prisoner (August 14th). If you ever wondered how St. Bernard Parish got its name, you can read up on its patron (August 20th), or if you are a praying mother who longs for the conversion of her children be sure to celebrate with St. Monica (August 27th). And if you are one of those strays from the faith who has returned to your senses, honor her son, St. Augustine, by attending Mass the next day (August 28th). The prayers of
mothers are powerful! Are you interested in popes who have become saints, like the soon-to-be canonized Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II? Well, August has a couple for you: Pope St. Sixtus II (August 7th) and Pope St. Pius X (August 21st). Does South America interest you because Pope Francis is an Argentine? Then check out St. Rose of Lima (August 23rd). Need an apostle? How about St. Bartholomew (August 24th)? We also find in August, almost as bookends to this marvelously rich month, the major feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (August 6th) and the memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist (August 29th). Finally, and very importantly, we also celebrate the memorial of our patron, St. Jean Vianney during this month (August 4th), but because his day falls on a Sunday, The Lord’s Day trumps him! We should keep his memorial in mind, however, as we pray the Eucharist this weekend. Ditto for St. Clare (Sunday, August 11th), friend of St. Francis Assisi, and St. Helena (Sunday, August 18th), empress mother of Constantine the Great. There are even more saints we celebrate in August, but we are out of room! Have a wonderful, saint-full and saint-sational month. Their examples can help us in our daily walks with God. Deacon Dan and Lisette
ST JEAN VIANNEY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN “Our Time to Pray, Our Time to Give” A MATCHING GIFT There are parishioners who work for businesses which will sometimes MATCH a charitable donation to a Church or School. Is your employer one of those people? If so, your gift to the Capital Campaign could be matched. Sometimes, the employer will match a gift to a SCHOOL but not a CHURCH. Regardless of the case, we can help you find out if your employer will match your gift. Talk to Fr. Tom or Debbie Daigle at the parish office, 753.7950 so we can help you help us.
BAPTISMS We welcome the following child to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism: † Ryan Joseph Poston son of David and Carrie Poston. We Serve, Looking Out, with an External Focus
2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR HELP NEED St. Jean Vianney Extended Care Help Looking for mature dependable people 21 years and older to work part-time with St. Jean Vianney Extended Care. Moms are welcome and may bring their children. Extended Care hours of operations are from 2:15pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. It is also possible to work as an ‘on call’ substitute. The position will begin on August 5, 2013 and end in May, 2014. Duties consist of preparing snacks, calling roll, supervising homework, and supervising play. Interested persons may contact Charlyn Bliss at (work) 753.7644, or pick up an employment application from the St. Jean Vianney Preschool office. Please send completed employment applications to Extended Care at 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, 70816. We will begin interviewing June 27, 2013.
As we enter into the Stewardship of Ministry phase of our Total Stewardship program, you will receive a brochure providing information that details the importance of this aspect of spiritual stewardship. Please indicate your ministry preferences, and be generous when you consider sharing your time and your talents in service opportunities here. We share the load of ministry, each one doing his or her part, and model the example of Christ, the disciples and their concern for others around them. As we rely inwardly on the work of the Spirit, we look beyond, in an era of new evangelization, with an external focus, mindful that others need Jesus and the blessing of his Church.
Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2013–July 28, 2013
Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are available on the preschool website (www.stjeanvianneypreschool.org) and in the Preschool Office.
Its been a long, hot, and hopefully fun summer home with your preschooler! SJV Preschool is hosting an Open House for new and existing students to transition back into the school year. Come let them play with their friends and see their teachers-and you can socialize and meet other parents! Fun for all! August 9th 9am until noon
Year to date Offertory
For though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possession (Luke 12:13-21).
We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:
= To the Pate family on the death of their loved one,
St. Jean Vianney Social Responsibility News JustFaith to Start 6th Year Program When was the last time you had an experience that was “soul satisfying”? If you are looking to encounter your faith in a way that challenges you and how you are to live as a Christian in today’s world, then JustFaith may be the program you are looking for. In 4 six-week sessions you will journey with other seekers using books, videos, conversation, and encounters with those who live at the margins of society. The program will run from October 2013 to April 2014. For more information please join us for an informational gathering on August 22nd at 6:30pm in the parish office, or call Maria Parks, 751.5133 or Patti Clement, 936.4914, as well as, www.justfaith.org. Volunteers Needed for Summer Mobile Food Pantries Together Baton Rouge has identified several areas in our city that are "food deserts," meaning residents have to travel more than a mile to reach the nearest grocery store. Many of these residents also lack transportation, so getting fresh, healthy food is a struggle. To help, TBR has formed a partnership with the Greater B. R. Food Bank to hold mobile food pantries regularly in Scotlandville, our city’s largest food desert. While this effort is important all year, the summer months are especially critical for food access. Children are out of school, and those who get free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the academic year are not guaranteed those meals. For senior citizens, the heat makes walking to or waiting at a bus stop to travel to the nearest grocery store very difficult. The next mobile food pantry dates are on Saturdays, August, 17 & 31. Volunteers will be needed to make it a success! Volunteers do tasks including sorting and bagging produce, distributing food to residents and assisting with carrying items. Each pantry needs about 40 volunteers, who are asked to arrive at 8am and plan to stay until 1 p.m. (or whenever the food has been distributed, which usually happens sooner). The SJV volunteers who regularly attend can organize a carpool from church to the mobile food pantry with others who wish to volunteer. Contact the parish office, 753.7950, for carpool information. If you would like to volunteer at any of the dates, please email Edgar Cage at email@example.com.
Our parish Disaster Relief Ministry reminds you to be prepared this hurricane season. Go to www.getagameplan.org for some good emergency preparedness information.
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. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday:
Nm 11:4b-15; Ps 81:12-17; Mt 14:13-21 Tuesday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Lk 9:28b-36 Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2, 25 — 14:1, 26-29a, 3435; Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-23; Mt 15:21-28 Thursday: Nm 20:1-13; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Mt 16:13-23 Friday: Dt 4:32-40; Ps 77:12-16, 21; Mt 16:24-28 Saturday: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Ps 112:1-2, 5-9; Jn 12:24-26 Sunday: Wis 18:6-9; Ps 33:1, 12, 18-22; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 [1-2, 8-12]; Lk 12:32-48 [35-40]
VOCATION Grow rich in the sight of the Lord. Pray to know God’s Will, especially if you think He’s calling you to a Church vocation. If God is calling you to a Church vocation, call or email Fr. Matt Dupre at 225.336.8778, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.
PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS The Parish Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm during the summer. We are closed from 12 noon until 1:00pm for lunch.
SINGERS NEEDED We are looking for additional female singers to join our Life Teen Band at the 5:30pm Mass. Please contact Karen at 246.8349.
SJV CALENDAR Monday, August 5 Staff Retreat Day Tuesday, August 6 7:00pm Baptism Seminar 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm CHRP Men 7:00pm Troop 490 Wednesday, August 7 Bulletin Articles due for Aug. 17th/18th 6:30pm Disaster Relief Mtg. 7:00pm RCIA Thursday, August 8 1st Day of School 6:30pm KC Meeting
Friday, August 9 Preschool Open House Saturday, August 10 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Just Faith Sign Up Sunday, August 11 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Just Faith Sign Up 7:00pm Partners on the Journey Monday, August 12 1st Day of Preschool 6:30pm Catholic Daughters Mtg.
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, August 5 8:30am Shirley Chauvin Tuesday, August 6 6:15am Bobby Landry Wednesday, August 7 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Austin Kinchen Thursday, August 8 6:15am Communion Service Friday, August 9 8:00am Emile Jacquin Ava & Jacob Saucier Saturday, August 10 4:00pm Claudine Polito
Nancy Williamson Donald Halbert Helena Bonnette Nancy Hollingshead Ray Budwine Sunday, August 11 7:30am For Parishioner of SJV 9:30am Howard & Alice Comeaux 11:30am Deacon Tommy St. Pierre 5:30pm Rebecca Byrum
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)
(08/05-11/13) Philip Boudreaux
AUTOMATIC BANK DRAFT Automatic Bank Draft is available as an option for your weekly or monthly tithing and capital campaign contribution. Please call 753.7950, or come by the parish office for more information.