LAGNIAPPE Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 This weekend we will have the annual second collection to help address the retirement shortfall being experienced by many religious communities. Funds collected help underwrite retirement and health-care options. Despite the generosity to the collection, numerous religious communities struggle to provide adequate care for their members. In the past, Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests served for small stipends that did not include retirement benefits. Their sacrifices now leave their communities without adequate savings for retirement. The rising cost of care compounds funding difficulties. Last year, the average annual cost for senior religious was over $38,000 per person, while skilled care averaged more than $57,000. The total cost of care for senior women and men religious was over $1.1 billion in 2012 alone. As the number of wage earning religious drops, so does their income. The purpose of this collection is to help religious communities prepare for the dramatic income reduction that will accompany this demographic shift. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide prescription medications, nursing care, and more. Please Be Generous!
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, This past week the Church celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Over the next weeks, we will be putting in the Bulletin excerpts of the Catholic Conference of Bishop’s reflections on the significance of this document and the liturgy and life of the Church. I hope you will find this enlightening to read and consider. Some have asked the three reminders for waking up during Advent which I spoke of on the First Sunday of Advent. First, when you wash your hands consciously think about receiving into your life the next person that you meet: receive them as a gift from God, with graciousness and love. Second, when you see a Christmas tree, remember that it was rooted in the earth and points to its creator. Rooted and aimed toward the one who created us all. Third, when you ask “what time is it?” remember that the moment has already passed. Stop and be grateful for the sounds, smells, sights you are seeing at that moment; brought to you by God. Be conscious of being aware that time is passing, that time is precious, and you want to be awake to thank the one who brings time to you and to me. Every Monday of Advent I will be waiting for you to come to confession. Take the opportunity before Christmas to get right with God. Also, remember that the “Light is On For You” offers confessions on Wednesday nights, at St. George and Our Lady of Mercy, 6:00-7:30pm. The complete listing is in the Bulletin and on the Advent Christmas board in Church. Thanks to all who made their prayer stewardship commitment. Your prayer is fruitful for us all. Have a wonderful Advent week ahead. Love,
We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one: To the Perry Tate family on the death of his
father, Hollis H. Tate, Jr.
BAPTISMS We welcome the following children to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
† Zoe Marie Cormier, daughter of Trevor and Carrie Cormier.
† Audriana Rene Porrazzo, daughter of Jason and Alexandra Porrazzo. † Isabel Georgia Calligas, daughter of Louis and Catherine Calligas. † Camille Adeline Fontenot, daughter of Lance and Heidi Fontenot.
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. 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. Enthusiastic youth and adult volunteers will care for children with special needs and their siblings. Parent’s Night Out will be held on the Fridays listed below from 6:30 – 9:00 PM in Fr. Engels Hall. We serve children ages 2 – 12 and a five-dollar donation per family is suggested. Contact Kristen Thompson at 756.9231 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register for one of the following dates December 13, 2013 February 21, 2014 *April 11, 2014 July 11, 2014
January 10, 2014 *March 21, 2014 June 6, 2014
*Multi purpose room
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Parent’s Night Out is a rewarding ministry, which provides pizza, fun activities and friendship to children with special needs and their siblings while their parents enjoy a night out. Enthusiastic youth and adult volunteers are needed to help take care of the children and create a fun night for them. Experience with special needs children is not required. Volunteers are needed from 6:20 – 9:15 in the parish hall on the Friday nights listed in this bulletin. Volunteers should register with Kristen Thompson at 756.9231 or email@example.com to be sure that volunteers are needed on any of the above dates.
Advent-Christmas Season at St. Jean Vianney Church Parish Deanery Advent Reconciliation Services Most Blessed Sacrament Church 7:00pm December 17th St. Aloysius Church December 19th 7:00pm Produce good fruit worthy of your baptism; repent, for the reign of God is near (Matthew 3:1-12).
Monday Nights of Advent Reconciliation St. Jean Vianney Church December 16th & 23rd 6:00-7:00pm The Light is on For You Reconciliation December 11th, & 18th 6:00-7:30pm Our Lady of Mercy, Immaculate Conception, & St. George
Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2013–November 10, 2013
Second Sunday of Advent Retirement Fund for Religious Collection Weekend December 7th - 8th
Year to date Offertory
Christmas Eve Vigil The Nativity of Our Lord Masses 4:00 & 7:00pm December 24th Christmas Day Choir Christmas Concert December 24th 11:30pm The Nativity of Our Lord Masses December 25th Midnight, 8:00 & 10:00am The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph December 28th & 29th Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Vigil December 31st 4:00pm
Marriage Preparation: Sponsor Couple: assists engaged couples in preparation for marriage using specific prep program. [Usually three to four sessions at home with engaged couple; two–three times a year; formation offered and required.]
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God January 1, 2013 7:30 & 9:30am
Solemnity of the Epiphany Vigil January 4th
Solemnity of the Epiphany January 5th 7:30 & 9:30, 11:30am & 5:30pm The Baptism of the Lord January 11th & 12th Season of Ordinary Time Begins Monday, January 13th DOING GOOD WORK Congratulations to Ashley Schoonmaker for being named a AP Scholar at St. Joseph’s Academy.
St. Jean Vianney School’s Grandparents & Grandfriends Day Friday, December 20, 2013 9:30 am in the church Join your grandchild(ren) for Christmas caroling in the church; 10:00 am – Visit your grandchild(ren)’s class, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in Fr. Engels Hall or courtyard, and if you wish, have your picture taken in either the library or Fr. Engels Hall. Coffee available in the Hall from 8:00 to 9:30 am.
50th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy As the Church marks the fiftieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium. . . ) at the Second Vatican Council, we members of the bishops' Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops wish to address particularly all who are involved in liturgical ministry and liturgical leadership in the United States. Without your continued cooperation and self-sacrificing ministry, the implementation of the reformed liturgical rites after Vatican II, which have proven to be such a grace for the Church, could never have been undertaken. We note in particular your ongoing work in the preparation and celebration of the Sacred Liturgy. We also recognize the expanded roles of professional and volunteer leadership to coordinate the process of adult initiation, sacramental preparation, and the day in, day out celebration of the Sacred Liturgy. We acknowledge all of your efforts with respect and deep gratitude. In addition, we want to recognize all those who comprise the gathered liturgical assemblies in the variety of liturgical contexts that make up the local Churches in the United States. It is our hope and prayer that you continue to find in the reformed Liturgy what the Constitution called the very "summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed" and "the fount from which all the Church's power flows" (no. 10). Is it any wonder that the same Constitution asserts that "no other action of the Church can equal its effectiveness" (no. 7)? The Sacred Liturgy is of utmost importance in the life of Catholics because in and through it we make present and participate in the Paschal Mystery of Christ, and in so doing we are incorporated into this "Mystery of Faith" for our redemption and the continued building up of the Church as "one body, one spirit in Christ (Eucharistic Prayer III). In two places in the First Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul refers to the important words "hand on" and "receive." In the first instance, he refers to handing on what he received concerning the Lord's Supper (1 Cor. 11:23-26) beginning with the words: "I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you." In the second instance, he speaks of the Gospel and of the Death and Resurrection of Christ. He states that this is what he "handed on" to them and what they "received" (1 Cor. 15:1-3), calling this of "first importance."
We use the words of St. Paulâ€”to receive and to hand onâ€”to characterize what we do as liturgical ministers, namely, to help the gathered assembly participate in Christ's Paschal Mystery in every liturgical celebration. We are privileged stewards (1 Cor. 4:1) insofar as our ministry is from the Lord "for our good and the good of all his holy Church" (Order of Mass, no. 29). Grateful for the catechetical work the Church in the English-speaking world has successfully undertaken for the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, we also wish to offer words of encouragement for the ongoing work of implementation and liturgical catechesis that lies ahead, especially as the Church calls for the reverent and proper celebration of the Sacred Liturgy as an intrinsic part of the New Evangelization. There are any number of things that could be said at this anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Among them, as an expression of our gratitude and encouragement, we wish to offer reflections on the following: Liturgical Reform and the Renewal of the Church Rereading Sacrosanctum Concilium in its Historical Context Fundamental and Foundational Principles Liturgy as an Art and a Craft Living What We Celebrate
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday:
Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38 Tuesday: Is 40:1-11; Ps 96:1-3, 10ac, 11-13; Mt 18:12-14 Wednesday: Is 40:25-31; Ps 103:1-4, 8, 10; Mt 11:28-30 Thursday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Jdt 13:18bcde, 19; Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47, or any readings from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, nos. 707-712 Friday: Is 48:17-19; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mt 11:16-19 Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Ps 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16, 18-19; Mt 17:9a, 10-13 Sunday: Is 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146:6-10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11
SJV CALENDAR Monday, December 9 Bulletin Articles due for Dec. 21st & 22nd 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Rel. Ed. 6:00pm Confessions Tuesday, December 10 7:00pm CRHP Women 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, December 11 Bulletin Articles due for Dec. 28th & 29th 7:00pm RCIA 7:00pm Choir Thursday, December 12 6:30pm Bible Study
6:30pm KC Mtg. Friday, December 13 6:30pm Parents Night Out Saturday, December 14 3rd Sunday of Advent Baptism Weekend Sunday, December 15 3rd Sunday of Advent Baptism Weekend 9:30am Childrenâ€™s Church 6:45pm High School Rel. Ed. Monday, December 16 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Rel. Ed. 6:00pm Confessions
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, December 9 8:30am Deacon Tommy St. Pierre Tuesday, December 10 6:15am Howard Dutko Wednesday, December 11 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Thursday, December 12 6:15am Communion Service Friday, December 13 8:00am Jean Lassard
Saturday, December 14 4:00pm Nancy Hollingshead Ray Budwine Cosby Joiner Ron Henzen Emile Noto Sunday, December 15 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Lucien DeLouise 11:30am James Bliss 5:30pm A. J. Barrios
SANCTUARY LAMP (12/9-15/13) Mr. & Mrs. Abel Pelaez
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)
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