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LAGNIAPPE Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 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

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  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 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.

Retirement Fund for Religious December 11th & 12th So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 Despite the unparalleled generosity of Catholics to the Retirement Fund for Religious, many religious communities continue to lack resources sufficient to support retirement and elderly care. Donations to the RFR help bridge the retirement funding gap by providing critical financial assistance for the current and future needs of senior religious. Contributions also underwrite services that assist religious in developing long-range retirement strategies. Your gift next weekend will make a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests. Please give generously!


LIFE TOGETHER Dear friends, The First Sunday of Advent was the one year countdown for the reception of the revised Roman Missal which will begin use in all Catholic churches Advent of 2011. What’s a Roman Missal? The Roman Missal contains the prayers of the Mass. Like every other liturgical book used in the Catholic Church, the Roman Missal is first published in Latin. For centuries, Latin had been the preferred language, not only of the church but also in scholarship, politics, philosophy, science and the arts. The Second Vatican Council maintained the church’s preference for the Latin language, but also allowed for “a more extended use of the mother tongue within the Mass.” The results of this have been overwhelmingly positive. The use of the vernacular, the common language of the people, has helped us to pray with more understanding, and to deepen spiritual con-connections between the liturgy and everyday life. Is the Mass going to change? No, the way we celebrate Mass and the structures of the Mass itself are not changing. What will be different are some of the prayers and responses during Mass for both the priest and the liturgical assembly. There will be some text changes for priests in the prayers they use at Mass, like the Eucharistic prayer, and priests will also notice a different cadence or rhythm to a few prayers. Over the year until next Advent, our parish will be slowly introducing you to these changes. The changes in wording may be uncomfortable at first, since the current words come so automatically to our lips. But with use, we will become accustomed to the new words and phrases and in so doing, we will come to a deeper appreciation of what the church intends to say by them. We will come to a fuller participation in the mystery of the Eucharist we celebrate. This weekend, our parish celebrates the Rite of Acceptance into the Catechumenate for the unbaptized and the Rite of Welcome into Candidacy for those already baptized. The process of Christian Initiation evolves with ritual stages that mark the progress of a person who is being initiated into the faith. Participants this weekend will be both adults and children. This Tuesday our parish will welcome the SACS [Southern Association of Colleges and Schools] who will visit our elementary School as part of the diocesan accreditation process. For the past year, our school, as every other Catholic School in the diocese, has been working on a process of

evaluation and planning for the SACS accreditation. Our students and faculty will be ready with a welcome as we do our part for the diocesan effort. This Monday, is our parish Advent Penance Service, 7:00pm. We will welcome a number of priests who will be available for the sacrament. In addition, every Monday of Advent, from 6:00-7:00pm, I will be offering Confession in Church. Please take these opportunities to celebrate the sacrament during Advent. December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and a holy day of obligation. The Mass schedule is 6:15am, 8:30am, 6:30pm. This feast holds that Mary was exempt from all stain of original sin at the first moment of her animation, and sanctifying grace was given to her before sin could take effect on her soul. In the end we honor Mary’s role in God’s plan of salvation for all humankind. Be aware of the Christmas liturgies schedule which is posted in the large sign in Church, in the Bulletin and on the parish website. On January 15th, Sr. Lucy Silvio csj, will offer a Parish Day of Prayer on Praying From Experience: Noticing and Responding to God in Daily Life. More to come. Have a blessed Advent. Love,

We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:

 To the family of Ruth Smith.  Lucien and Gertrude Delouise on the death of her sister, Maira Toups.

 Ed Tylenda on the death of his wife, Donnis.  Charles and Ramona Eberly on the death of his mother, Anne Eberly.

 Tommy and Pam Doran, on the death of her mother, Emily Blanchard.


Advent-Christmas Season at St. Jean Vianney Church Parish Advent Reconciliation Service 7:00pm December 6th Monday Nights of Advent Reconciliation December 6th, 13th & 20th 6:00-7:00pm Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Masses December 8th 6:15, 8:30am & 6:30pm Retirement Fund for Religious Collection at all Masses December 11th - 12th 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

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.

A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith God’s 3 answers to your prayers: 1. Yes. 2. Not yet. 3. I have something better in mine. Collection November 20th and 21st: Identified $17,885.50 Unidentified $ 844.00 Collection November 27th and 28th: Identified $20,145.50 Unidentified $ 1,295.00 Average Weekly Operational Expenses: $23,181.32

Physical Plant Committee : This group assists the Maintenance Supervisor and Pastor in good stewardship of parish facilities and grounds [Three to four meetings a year]

DOING GOOD WORK Congratulation to Matt Rice son of Andy and Theresa Rice; he won the state championship in Natchitoches for cross country. Congratulation to Grant Dietrich son of Chris and Patty Dietrich; he won 2nd place in the state 4A cross country championship race. Christopher Simoneaux, son of Angie and Scott Simoneaux, received the Legislative Youth Advisory 2010 Leadership Award from Congressional District 6. This is the first time this award has been presented by the Legislative Youth Council and only 6 high school students received this award. This award was giving because of Christopher’s exemplary leadership, service and commitment to inspiring Civic Engagement and Responsibility among young people in Louisiana. Christopher is a 2010 graduate from St. Michael the Archangel High School and now attends Southeastern University in Hammond, LA.

DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels will have their Christmas lunch on December 12th, 11:30am at Drusilla Seafood . Please call Libby Pate at 273.6880 to RSVP.


MAT CLASS St. Jean Vianney Men’s Club 4th Annual Christmas Dance Father Engels Hall Saturday, December 11, 2010 7pm—12am $50 per person Dressy Casual Attire Live Music by The Groove Unit Band Heavy hors d’oeuvres Assortment of Beer, Wine, and Setups Included Please make checks payable to SJV Men’s Club For tickets contact: Ronnie Hoffer 921.8833 or ronniehoffer@bellsouth.net Ted Magee 756.5519 or tedmagee@cox.net

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.

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.

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: December 11th January 29th March 26th April 9th May 7th Ten hours of Intermediate Credit will be given for those seeking MAT hours.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Is 35:1-10; Lk 5:17-26 Tuesday: Is 40:1-11; Mt 18:12-14 Wednesday: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38 Thursday: Is 41:13-20; Mt 11:11-15 Friday: Is 48:17-19; Mt 11:16-19 Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Mt 17:9a, 10-13 Sunday: Is 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES THE LONG-AWAITED ONE As the Sundays of Advent unfold the scriptures shift focus from the final coming of the Lord to his historical birth. Today’s scriptures blend the two. Isaiah’s disillusionment with the kings of his own day led him to envision an ideal king who would rule with divine approval and be led by divine wisdom. For centuries the Jewish people anticipated the arrival of that Messiah, who would usher in a blessed age when the whole world would finally dwell in justice and peace. After centuries of such growing expectation, the preaching of John the Baptist about the imminent arrival of the Messiah could not help but provoke intense interest. The Baptist’s message about preparation for “the one who is coming” (Matthew 3:11) makes clear that Jesus is, in fact, the longawaited one who is ushering in the new age foretold by Isaiah and all the prophets. © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.


SJV CALENDAR Monday, December 6 6:00pm Elem/Jr. High Religious Ed. 7:00pm Advent Penance Service Tuesday, December 7 6:30pm Men’s Club 7:00pm Baptism Seminar 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, December 8 Bulletin Articles Due for Dec. 18th and 19th 7:00pm Choir 7:00pm RCIA Thursday, December 9 6:30pm KC Mtg.

Friday, December 10 Saturday, December 11 Baptism Weekend Men’s Club Christmas Dance 10:30am Prophets of Scripture (Mat Class) Sunday, December 12 3rd Sunday of Advent Baptism Weekend Monday, December 13 6:00pm Elem/Jr. High Religious Ed. 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Mtg.

VOCATIONS John the Baptist was called to prepare the way of the Lord. Is God calling you to be a priest, brother or sister to do the same? If you think God is calling you, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, mlorrain@diobr.org, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, December 6 8:30am Darrell Ledoux Tuesday, December 7 6:15am Burchman Hymel Wednesday, December 8 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Alberta Gilmore 6:30pm Thursday, December 9 6:15am Communion Service

Friday, December 10 8:30am Maria del Pilar Veve Byrne Saturday, December 11 4:00pm Sunday, December 12 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Jadine Brown 11:30 am Antoninette Gery 5:30pm

SANCTUARY LAMP (12/6-12/12/10) Manuel Guielyardo

High School Youth Group Wednesday Nights 7-9pm - Food, Games, Discussion.

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.


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