LAGNIAPPE The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, December 26, 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
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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 Ms. Dana Murray Mrs. Linda Tate 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 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 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.
With the New Year of 2011, we enter our parish’s 35th year and our Diocese’s 50th year. We bring to conclusion one of the “cycles” through which the parish moves. We keep the annual cycle, while revolving within the larger schooling cycle, the financial cycle and the liturgical cycle. It can make for intense times of activity, always with God at the center. Looking back over the past year of 2010, we have welcomed into the faith of the Church through Baptism 29 infants and fully initiated 2 adults and 2 children of catechetical age; 5 people made Professions of Faith; 62 young people were confirmed in faith; 9 couples celebrated the Sacrament of Matrimony; 36 lives were remembered through the Order of Christian Funerals; hundreds were consoled through the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Two on-campus retreats were held through Christ Renews His Parish retreat program. Our parish focuses in 2010 on “Praying For Our Lives” as the Adult Faith Formation focus, welcoming Fr. Philip Chircop SJ for our annual Parish Mission, and Sr. Janet Schaeffler OP. Two days of prayer were held at St. Jean Vianney during Lent. Bulletin inserts and articles expanded our study of prayer today. Sacramental preparation was offered to parents who sought baptism, parents and children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and parents and young people for Confirmation; Marriage preparation was offered to the engaged. Certification courses were offered on campus to benefit our catechists/ teachers in Religious Education, our Parish School and Learning and Growth. Our School was one of the Diocesan Schools gaining accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A successful Auction and Raffle were held by Home and School as well as Pancakes for Claire and the annual Family Fest Parish Picnic. A Father Daughter Valentines Dance was sponsored by the Community Life Commission as well as Fishing With Mom and Dad in July. “Being Neighbor”, the Social Responsibility Newsletter, continues to be published. A second JUSTFAITH group of parishioners began studying Catholic social justice teachings. Our Parish joined with other Churches and civic institutions to form Together Baton Rouge, which is an advocacy group seeking a better Baton Rouge. Musicians offered their skills and other liturgical ministers served daily and weekly all through the liturgical year. Direct services were offered to the needy. The Master Plan Committee worked on creating clarity about the new facilities we need for our future. Prayers were offered at all hours of the day and night through the Parish Prayer Line. We survived another year of road construction and thankfully no hurricanes….What lies ahead? No one can predict, except to rely on the faithfulness of God, come what may. Happy and Blest New Year 2011
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, We have been celebrating these Christmas days in a rather intense way since Friday. We have moved from Christmas Vigil Mass to Midnight Mass to Dawn and Day Masses. Then, here we are with the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. This is where putting on our worship “boots” is important! Its demanding to be faithful this way. While Christmas gets the appropriate focus of Jesus’ birth and the details of that saving event, the adult Christ is never far from our view. The announcement to the Shepherds of the Savior’s birth sets up conflict; Emperor Augustus Caesar’s desire to “enroll the entire world in a census” conflicts with the child’s destiny to “save the world.” The wood of the manger will become the wood of the cross. Then, the Holy Family tells of the flight into Egypt for the family to escape the first attack on the new child’s life. So, much like a family who tells of the events of a new infant’s birth we are telling our history with this child, soon to be an adult, who will save us from sin’s power. With this in mind, I hope you will join us for the one Mass on January 1, New Year’s day, 8:30am. This year because New Years falls on a Saturday it is a holy day but not a holy day of obligation. We will gather to thank God for the year that has passed and ask grace for the year ahead. Begin the New Year at Mass. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas time. On behalf of the Parish Staff thanks to all who helped us with the Masses at Christmas, particularly all who were here to worship; our liturgical ministers; our environment committee; our musicians, singers and choirs. “Find him at Bethlehem laid in a manger: Christ our Redeemer asleep in the hay. God incarnate and hope of salvation: a child with his mother that first Christmas day.” Blessed Christmas week. Love,
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: January 29th March 26th April 9th May 7th Ten hours of Intermediate Credit will be given for those seeking MAT hours.
PARENT’S 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 email@example.com for more information or to register for one of the following dates: 7-Jan-2011 4-Feb-2011 4-Mar-2011 8-Apr-2011* 3-Jun-2011 8-Jul-2011 *Multi-purpose room
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. FEMALE SINGERS NEEDED
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.
Our Life Teen Band, Refuge, is seeking female singers to join us at the 5:30 pm Mass each Sunday. For more information, talk to the band after Mass, or call Karen, 246.8349.
Advent-Christmas Season at St. Jean Vianney Church 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
CATHOLIC ALCOHOLICS –CALIX CHAPTER A new chapter of international association of Catholic alcoholics, called CALIX, has been formed in Baton Rouge. The chapter is composed of men and women who have maintained their sobriety through affiliation and participation in a 12 step alcohol recovery program. The meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month at St. Thomas More, at 8:45 am. For more information call 225.313.6081 or e-mail at TIGEBAITSPORTS@YAHOO.COM.
A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith Joseph’s obedience to God was not a one-time thing. His attention to the angel’s warning kept Jesus from being murdered by Herod and led to the fulfillment of the prophecy that the Messiah would be a Nazorean. Fidelity to God’s will assures the best use of my talents, too!
Collection December 18th and 19th: Due to Christmas the collection will be in next week bulletin. November Collections: Building and Improvement Fund $11,385.66 All Saints Day $3,302.01 Catholic Campaign Human Development $2,160.00 Nicaragua Mission $3,716.00 Thanksgiving Day $ 388.00 Average Weekly Operational Expenses: $23,181.32
Baton Rouge Sponsoring Committee: Committee member willing to work ecumenically to create a more just, safe and unified Baton Rouge [Periodic meetings and events throughout the year]
PARISH OFFICE HOURS The office hours for Christmas is as follows: December 27th and December 28th - Closed December 29th and 30th - 8:30am - 4:00pm December 31st - Closed January 3rd - Closed 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
RETREAT OFFERING FOR YOU FOR MEN: Manresa House of Retreats offers retreats for men every weekend of the year. For information, call the Manresa Office in Convent, La, 225.562.3596 or email at email@example.com. FOR WOMEN: The Cenacle Retreat House offers retreats for women during the year. For information call the Retreat House in New Orleans, La, 504.887.1420 or email at www.cenaclesisters.org/metarie.htm. FOR MARRIED COUPLES: Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House offers married couples retreats periodically during the year. For information call the Retreat House in Grand Coteau, La, 337.662.5410 or www.ourladyoftheoaks.com ; The Abbey Christian Life Center offers similar couples retreats during the year. Contact the Abbey of St. Joseph in Covington, La, 985.892.3473. FOR DIRECTED RETREATS: A retreat given by a director in a one-on-one setting is offered during the year in these centers: Jesuit Spirituality Center, Grand Coteau, La: 337.662.5251 or http://home.centurytel.net/spiritualitycenter/ St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Chatawah, Mississippi, 601.783.3494; St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 383.3349.
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.
1 Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:1a, 2-8 1 Jn 1:5 — 2:2; Mt 2:13-18 1 Jn 2:3-11; Lk 2:22-35 1 Jn 2:12-17; Lk 2:36-40 1 Jn 2:18-21; Jn 1:1-18 Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 Is 60:1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
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.
A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES SALVATION IN DAILY LIFE This Sunday is the feast of the Holy Family, which comes on the first Sunday after Christmas Day. Today’s feast celebrates how the humanity of Jesus (including his entire family life) has brought saving significance into the daily rhythms of our human family life. The scriptures offer instruction and encouragement on how to share—within our families, parish families, and the wider human family—the love that God shares with us in Jesus. Selections from Sirach, Psalm 128, and Colossians encourage us to reflect divine love and thus find holiness in all our human relationships. The reading from Matthew’s Gospel offers a living example of love in the actions Joseph took to protect his young family from danger and to nurture them within the larger family of faith of their time. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.
VOCATIONS By baptism we are God’s family today. Priests, sisters and brothers are called by God to minister in a special way to His holy family. If you think God is calling you to a Church vocation, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.
SJV CALENDAR Monday, December 27 No 8:30am Mass Parish Office Closed Tuesday, December 28 Parish Office Closed 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, December 2 7:00pm RCIA Thursday, December 30
Friday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Parish Office Closed Saturday, January 1 New Year’s Day 8:30am Mass Sunday, January 2 Epiphany Monday, January 3 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 27 8:30am No Mass Tuesday, December 28 6:15am Mary Kron Wednesday, December 29 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Thursday, December 30 6:15am Communion Service Friday, December 31 8:30am
Saturday, January 1 4:00pm Jack Mano Fly Joseph Campagna Fly George Campagna Sr. Joey Campagna Langlois Jenise Joy D’eruz Sunday, January 2 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am 11:30 am 5:30pm
SANCTUARY LAMP (12/27/10-1/02/11) For the Parish
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.
MASS There will be no 8:30 Mass on Monday, December 27th.