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LAGNIAPPE Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2012 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 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 Mrs. Cherie Robinson Ms. Theresa Cannon Mrs. Amie Williams Mrs. Dana Sunseri

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

753.7950 753.7965 www.stjeanvianney.org churchinfo@stjeanvianney.org

Hours

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 sjvprayerline@aol.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.

Come join our choir for the annual Christmas Eve Concert before midnight mass! This year’s program includes a collection of traditional carols plus two stunning modern compositions. The beautiful voices of St. Jean Vianney will be joined by brass quartet, drums, flute, violin, and guitar. December 24, 11:30pm Angels We Have Heard on High – French carol Gesu Bambino – Pietro A. Yon I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – J.B. Calkin, arr. K. Ullo, lyrics H.W. Longfellow The Angel Gabriel – Basque carol, arr. K. Ullo Stille Nacht/ Silent Night – F. Gruber, lyrics J. Mohr, additional music D. Kantor Gloria in Excelsis Deo – Sally K. Albrecht Fall on Your Knees – Pepper Choplin

Come celebrate the birth of the Savior with us!


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, It was a little over one year ago that the Church introduced a new translation of the prayers used for Mass with a revised Roman Missal. This is the book used by the priest when he presides at Mass. Recently the Center for Applied Research of the Catholic University of America released the results of a national survey of US adult self-identified Catholics. That survey revealed that seven in ten Catholics [70%] agree that the new translation of the prayers for mass “is a good thing”. Nearly a quarter disagree [30%] with this statement: Overall, I think the new translation of the Mass is a good thing. Looking further into the survey, Respondents were asked during an average Mass, would you say that you have noticed that the language of the prayers that are said during Mass have 1. Remained about the same, 2. Changed to a small extent, 3. Changed to a moderate extent, or 4. Changed to a great extent? Four in ten Respondents [40%] said they had noticed the language of these prayers had changed to a small extent, and 23% said these had changed to a moderate extent. Only 6% said they noticed changes to a great extent and 31% said that the language of these prayers had remained about the same as far as they noticed. Those who have perceived less change are those most likely to agree that the new translation is a good thing. Among those who feel the language has changed to a great extent, a majority disagree that the new translation is a good thing [65%]. So what does all this mean? I think further polling will give a clearer picture. As Catholics get use to the language sound and feel, they may become more comfortable and accepting. Language evokes response on many levels and how that plays out over time will be discovered. Many priests will say that our experience of the new translation is multi-leveled in getting use to new rhythms, words and sentence constructions. In some ways we are leading prayer in a language construction which mind-set is different than what we know and speak today. I hope that you are planning on being with the parish for the Christmas Masses. I know the music will be quite good, particularly with the choir concert Christmas eve11:30pm in Church. All are welcome, and I hope you can extend an invitation to persons in your life who may be searching for a Church home or Catholics who would like to come back home. During these last few days before Christmas, may Advent continue to bless you deeply with God’s peace. Love,

MORNING OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION January 12, 2013 from 9:00am until Noon Library and Church DOES GOD HAVE A PLAN FOR MY LIFE????? Led by Fr. Jerry Burns The parish will host a morning of prayer and reflection on the second theme of the Year of Faith, Does God Have a Plan For My Life? Led by Fr. Jerry Burns. Utilizing the second DVD of the seven part series, as well as insights from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, Fr. Burns will lead the participants to consider God’s plan and how it may unfold.

Evening of Spiritual Formation for Liturgical Ministers #2 Tuesday, January 22, 7:00-8:30pm Fr. Engels Hall Does God Have a Plan for My Life [and how do I know it???] Exploring the Year of Faith continues for all Liturgical Ministers. With the second of seven presentations on Does God Have a Plan For My Life??? All of us would want life to be not just a spin on the wheel of chance, but that there be meaning and purpose. Come explore this question, to discover your answer.

Will meet 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. (Children will sit with their parents during Mass.)


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 Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil December 31st

4:00pm

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God New Year’s Day January 1, 2013 7:30 & 9:30am Solemnity of the Epiphany Vigil January 5th 4:00pm Solemnity of the Epiphany January 6th 7:30 & 9:30, 11:30am & 5:30pm Called By Name National Vocations Awareness Week January 13th thru 19th Season of Ordinary Time Begins January 14th We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:

 Heinz and Penny Litty on the death of her mother, Leone.

BISHOP’S RESPECT LIFE RALLY The Bishop’s Respect Life Rally will take place on January 6, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Bishop Tracy Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge. Come celebrate life with the Diocese! Dr. Theresa Notare, from the USCCB Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, will be the keynote speaker. We will also have a Living Rosary for Life with the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard and a variety of information booths from local & regional organizations. Childcare will be available for children 7 years and younger during the keynote speech. Contact Danielle Van Haute at the Marriage and Family Life Office 225-242-0164 or dvanhaute@diobr.org for more information.

TOTAL STEWARDSHIP BE GENEROUS, READY TO SHARE The Five Giving Principles In the coming weeks, as part of our ongoing Total Stewardship program, we will discuss the significance of the Ministry of Finance. Five elements of spiritual giving—the Five Giving Principles—help us express our generosity and share in the work of ministry and service. The five established principles include the following: 1 Giving is planned. It is intentional and involves decisions made thoughtfully, in advance. 2 Giving is proportionate, a select percentage of a person’s income, no matter how substantial or how modest. 3 Giving is sacrificial. Modeled on the example of Jesus, it summons our best—not after expenses, savings or investments, but first, right off the top. 4 Giving is a free expression from the heart, neither coerced nor conditional. 5 Giving is an act of prayer, offered in thanksgiving from a heart of gratitude. Beginning next week, we will focus on each of these principles in turn and consider our financial commitments to the valuable work God provides through the ministries of our parish. Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2012 - December 16, 2012 Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

592,726.00

602,503.00

Weekly Offertory

30,226.00

24,068.05

Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken by the Lord would be fulfilled (Luke 1:39-45). Elizabeth Ministry [Assisting New Mothers]: Parish home visit outreach to women during child-bearing years. [As needed.]


2013 – 25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:00pm An SJV tradition in memory of Claire Goudeau

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (2250 Main Street, Baton Rouge 70802)

Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:30-11:30am in Fr. Engels Hall

Bishop Robert W. Muench, Celebrant of the Mass, honoring couples on their 25th, 50th, and 65th or greater wedding anniversary. The families of the honored couples are also invited to attend the liturgy and the Reception afterward in the Sacred Heart School Gym.

More information to come!!!!!

END OF YEAR GIVING OPPORTUNITIES AT ST JEAN VIANNEY This is a special time of the year for the Church-with Advent and the Christmas season approaching. The Parish is excited about the success thus far of the ongoing Capital Campaign, “A Time to Pray, A Time to Give.” With 2012 coming to a close, you have the opportunity to give a gift to the parish on-or before December 31rst. There are tax benefits for you and for the parish. If you have already given a gift to the Campaign, and wish to give again, this is welcomed. If you have yet to give to the Campaign, this is a chance to be a part of this parish effort. Call Debbie Daigle at 753.7950 for any information about these opportunities.

Couples should contact their parish office and let them know they wish to attend.

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

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, December 24th, thru Thursday, December 27th for the Christmas Holiday. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday:

2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Lk 1:67-79 Tuesday: Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 [18-25] Night: Is 9:1-6; Ps 96:1-3, 1113; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14 Dawn: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20 Day: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98:1-6; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 [1-5, 9-14] Wednesday: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 8ab, 16bc, 17; Mt 10:17-22 Thursday: 1 Jn 1:1-4; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12; Jn 20:1a, 2-8 Friday: 1 Jn 1:5 — 2:2; Ps 124:2-5, 7b-8; Mt 2:13-18 Saturday: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35 Sunday: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 or 1 Sm 1:20-22, 24-28; Ps 128:1-5 or Ps 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10; Col 3:12-21 [12-17] or 1 Jn 3:1-2, 21-24; Lk 2:41-52


SJV CALENDAR Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve 4:00pm Mass 7:00pm Mass Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day Midnight Mass 8:00am Mass 10:00am Mass Wednesday, December 26 Parish Office Closed Preschool Closed School Closed Thursday, December 27 Parish Office Closed Preschool Closed

School Closed Friday, December 28 Preschool Closed School Closed Saturday, December 29 The Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph Sunday, December 30 The Holy Family Jesus, Mary and Joseph Monday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Parish Office Closed 4:00pm Mass

TRUMPET PLAYER NEEDED We are looking to hire a trumpet player to play with the choir at Easter. Musicians from other parishes or other faiths are welcome. If you know someone, please contact Karen Ullo, (225) 246.8349.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, December 24 4:00pm Joseph Campagna Fly Jack Mano Fly George Campagna, Sr. Joey Campagna Langlois 7:00pm Kelly Coghlan Tuesday, December 25 Midnight Charles Jumonville, III 8:00am Lee Bartholomae 10:00am Pablo Rangel Wednesday, December 26 No Masses Thursday, December 27 6:15am Communion Service Friday, December 28 8:00am Emile Jacquin

Olga Hubble Saturday, December 29 4:00pm June Watkins Crystal Fountain Ron Henzen Gary Joffrion John Dore’ Lyman Carlock Sunday, December 30 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Claudine Polito 11:30am Philip Boudreaux 5:30pm Mary Jerome

SANCTUARY LAMP (12/24–30/2012) Art and Arthur Jay Boudreaux

No Morning Masses on Wednesday, December 26th.


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