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LAGNIAPPE Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19, 2010 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816  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 Learning & Growth Asst. Dir. of Learning & Growth

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

Annual St. Jean Vianney Choir Christmas Concert Featuring our Christmas Brass Quartet

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  LEARNING & GROWTH CENTER 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.

December 24th, 11:30 PM Please join us before Midnight Mass for beautiful Christmas music, including traditional favorites and wonderful modern compositions. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - J. Berthier, arr. K. Ullo Three Pieces for Ceremony, 1. Fanfare - M. McCabe Silent Night/ Night of Silence - J. Mohr/ D. Kantor The Beautiful Mother - J. Foley Mary, Did You Know - B. Greene & M. Locory The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy - traditional Puer Natus Est - C. Morales Gloria in Excelsis Deo - S. Albrecht

Come celebrate the birth of the Savior with us!

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, The final week of Advent unfolds in its own quiet manner, moving us closer to the birth of Jesus Christ. The final opportunity here for the Sacrament of Confession will be this Monday, December 20th, 6:00-7:00pm. There will be one further opportunity at these area churches who are offering the sacrament Wednesday evening, 6:30-8:00pm: St. Aloysius, St. George, and Our Lady of Mercy. Like we did in Lent, the priests of our deanery will be at these churches on this final night to offer the sacrament to any in the deanery who seek it. The results of the recent Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation effort by our Elementary School and our diocesan schools was very positive. I sat in on a number of meetings with parents, teachers and representatives of SACS and heard many positive elements of our school’s curriculum, faculty and administration. This is truly a blessing for our parish and school. Under the direction of our Principal, Ms. Wendy Gilmore and her Staff, the plan for continuous improvement, which is part of SACS accreditation, will be implemented in the months ahead. Academic Excellence in a community of faith, which is the School’s Mission Statement, expresses very well the mission of our School in our parish and for our educational ministries. I recently met with Mrs. Lori Aucoin and Mr. Brod Baggert about our parish’s participation in “Together Baton Rouge.” Mr. Baggert is one of the leaders for TBR who is working with numerous churches in Baton Rouge on this project. At that same meeting were a number of interested parishioners who will help lead this effort in our parish. TBR intends to build trust and relationships across lines that usually divide us; identify and train community leaders so that problems can be solved from the inside out not outside in, and build a lasting organization. Our Parish is involved with TBR because our faith looks to Scriptures for issues of social responsibility and human dignity; and, because our parish has a long standing commitment to be faithful citizens in caring for Baton Rouge. We will be holding “house meetings” in the near future, inviting parishioners to tell their stories about what is important to them as regards our ability to live in Baton Rouge. Recently the Learning and Growth Center applied for licensing from the State. This will bring our Pre-School benefits in being a licensed Pre-School

as well as compliance with licensing procedures. Looking far ahead, we will welcome Sr. Lucy Silvio csj, January 15th, who will offer a day of prayer, centered around “Praying From Our ExperienceNoticing and Responding to God in Daily Life.” 9:30am-2:00pm. Christmas is just a few days away. Plan on coming to the Christmas masses at St. Jean Vianney. Bring your children and your families to celebrate the gift of God’s Son and the message he brings. I hope this week is not too filled with busy-ness as to miss the pleasure of these remaining Advent days. Pray for one another and the parish. Love,

Recent KC Charity Calendar winners from SJV or sold by a SJV Knight are James Riente, Ethel Llamas, Joe Wiltz, Mark Cheairs, Carol Wiltz, and Margaret Leming. If you haven't purchased your 2011 KC Charity Calendar yet, please contact any KC member or pick one up at Ahead Above Barber Shop on Coursey (Emile Sirchia) or at O'Neal Car Care (Vince Whittington). You can also call Vince at 8920162 or David Himel at 755-3709. The KC's will also be selling them after all Masses on December 18th and 19th. Remember that they make an excellent Christmas gift, the gift that keeps giving all year. Thanks for your support.

BAPTISMS We welcome the following child to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

 Vivienne Frances Noto daughter of Henry and Jene’ Noto.

 Andrew James Reviere son of Ryan and Toni Reviere.

Advent-Christmas Season at St. Jean Vianney Church Christmas Eve Vigil The Nativity of Our Lord Masses December 24th 4:00 & 7:00pm Christmas Day Choir Christmas Concert December 24th 11:30pm The Nativity of Our Lord Masses December 25th Midnight, 8:00 & 10:00am THERE IS NO 4:00PM SATURDAY VIGIL MASS FOR THE HOLY FAMILY ON DECEMBER 25TH. (CHRISTMAS DAY) Feast of the Holy Family December 26th 7:30, 9:30, 11:30am & 5:30pm New Year’s Day Solemnity of Mary Mother of God (Not a Holy Day of obligation this year) January 1, 2010 8:30am Solemnity of the Epiphany January 1st – 2nd 4:00pm Saturday 7:30, 9:30, 11:30am & 5:30pm Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord January 8th -9th Called By Name National Vocations Awareness Week January 9th thru 15th Season of Ordinary Time Begins January 10th

St. Jean Vianney School will not have bus service on January 4th, 5th, or 6th, 2011. Regular bus service will resume on Friday, January 7th. Please allow extra time for carpool and traffic. Carpool starts at 7:55 am with the gate closing at 8:12 am. Afternoon carpool begins at 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm.

A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith When he discovered that Mary was with child, Joseph resolved to end their engagement with as little disgrace as possible. But obedient to the voice of God, he changed those plans and became instead the protector of the child Jesus and His mother, Mary. God grant that I maybe as open to the leading of the Holy Spirit!

CHRISTMAS SEASON Collection December 11th and 12th: Identified $20,530.50 Unidentified $ 768.00 Average Weekly Operational Expenses: $23,181.32

“Double Nickels” Senior Ministry: for parishioners 55yrs and older; fellowship, travel, food, friendship, activities; periodic meetings Sunday afternoons.

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.

Will meet this Friday, December 24th at 3:00 PM for a bell choir rehearsal at the church. Children in 1st grade and up are invited to play. The Christmas concert is at 3:30 PM.

Youth Ministry Request for Help If you are interested in helping provide dinner/food for the high school or middle school events, please call or email Craig - (817)727-0639 or

PARISH OFFICE HOURS The office hours for Christmas is as follows: December 20th-23rd - 8:30am - 4:00pm December 24th - Closed December 27th and December 28th - Closed December 29th and 30th - 8:30am - 4:00pm December 31st - Closed January 3rd - Closed

Go to to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living.

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.

REMINDER A reminder to parents that the cutoff date for tithing to the church parish is Dec. 31. Registered members of St. Jean Vianney Parish should pay a minimum of $250 in the calendar year to be identified as a contributor.

2010 - 25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration on February 13, 2011 at 3:00pm. Bishop Robert Muench will celebrate a liturgy at Sacred Heart Church honoring couples on their 25th, 50th and 65th or longer wedding anniversary. The families of the honored couples are also invited to attend the liturgy and reception afterward in the Sacred Heart Gym. Couples contact your parish office for the registration form. Deadline for registration is Monday, February 1, 2011.


Is 7:10-14; Lk 1:26-38 Sg 2:8-14 or Zeph 3:14-18a; Lk 1:39-45 Wednesday: 1 Sm 1:24-28; Lk 1:46-56 Thursday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-24; Lk 1:57-66 Friday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Lk 1:67-79 Saturday: Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 [18-25] Midnight: Is 9:1-6; Ps 96; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14 Dawn: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20 Day: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 [1-5, 9-14] Sunday: Sir 3:2-7, 12-14; Ps 128; Col 3:12-21 [12-17]; Mt 2:13-15, 19-23

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES TRUST IN GOD On this final Sunday of Advent our scriptures focus on the historical birth of Jesus, who is son of David and Son of God, child and king, Jesus and Emmanuel. Isaiah the prophet begs Ahaz to ask for a sign, to allow God to offer him reassurance of the survival of the Davidic dynasty. The king hypocritically refuses to “tempt the LORD” in that way (Isaiah 7:12), but the prophet foretells the birth of a son, an heir to the throne, who will prove the Lord’s enduring protection of God’s chosen lineage on the throne of David. The child will be called Emmanuel. Matthew’s reference to this history in his description of the birth of Jesus highlights the contrast between the faithless refusal of trust shown by Ahaz, and the complete trust in God shown by Mary and Joseph in bringing about the birth of Jesus Christ. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

VOCATIONS God sent His Son Jesus to teach people of the Father’s love and plan for salvation. Jesus continues to send priests, sisters, deacons and brothers to the world to continue His work of salvation. If you think God is calling you to do this, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778,, or visit,

SJV CALENDAR Monday, December 20 6:00pm Elem/Jr. High Religious Ed. Tuesday, December 21 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, December 22 6:30pm Brass Practice 7:00pm Choir 7:00pm RCIA Thursday, December 23

Friday, December 24 Christmas Eve No 8:30am Mass Parish Office Closed Saturday, December 25 Christmas Day Sunday, December 26 Monday, December 27 No 8:30am Mass Parish Office Closed

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.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, December 20 8:30am Darrell Ledoux Tuesday, December 21 6:15am Wednesday, December 22 6:15am Molly Langlois Claire Goudeau 8:30am Thursday, December 23 6:15am Communion Service Friday, December 24 4:00pm Jack Mano Fly Joseph Campagna Fly George Campagna Sr.

Joey Campagna Langlois 7:00pm Viry J. Fontenot Gary Jaffrion Saturday, December 25 Midnight Charles Jumonville, III 8:00am 10:00am Sunday, December 26 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Jadine Brown 11:30 am Quennie Hebert 5:30pm

SANCTUARY LAMP (12/20-12/126/10) Arthur Boudreaux

MASS There will be no 8:30am Mass on Friday, December 24th and no 4:00pm Mass on Christmas Day. There will be no 8:30am Mass on Monday, December 27th.


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