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LAGNIAPPE Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 12, 2012 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road  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 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  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, 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.

Batahola Mission Guests Arriving in April For the past ten years our parish has helped to financially support the Mission of Batahola Norte in Nicaragua. Our special collection for the support of this Mission will be at all of the Masses this weekend. The Mission serves as an oasis for vulnerable women and children, offering an art-integrated and family focused learning environment. The Center teaches skills such as cooking, sewing, and computer use to enable better employment opportunities, with a student enrollment of more than 1000 this year. Their library serves the children and teens of their community with reading enrichment activities, instilling a deep appreciation of reading. The Mission has recently taken an active role in preparing men, women and children to respond to the alarming levels of violence against women and children in their community. The weekend of April 28th & 29th, at the 4:00pm and 5:30pm Masses, members of the Mission staff will be in Baton Rouge to visit with us and offer their appreciation of our continued prayers and support. Please join us in welcoming them and the local Friends of Batahola members to our parish family that weekend. In the past we have supported the Mission only financially; we are now asking that you consider taking a more active role in the physical needs of the Mission. A Batahola Mission Committee has been formed in our parish to address these needs. If you are interested in personally welcoming our visitors in April or in learning more, please contact our Committee representative, Tooley Towns, at 751.3935.


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, The Diocese said goodbye to two priests these past few days: Fr. Howard Hall and Fr. Jerome Dugas, both classmates, ordained in the same year almost 50 years ago. Both were exceptional priests and pastors who served a variety of communities from the founding of the Diocese. Each in his own way touched deeply people, and like their mentor Christ, gave them Good News and offered them love beyond their own hearts. The combined service of Howard and Jerome in our diocese was over 100 years. May they rest in peace.

February 22. We will offer the distribution of Ashes at 6:15am, 8:30am, Noon, and 6:30pm. Think about what Lent will mean to you and yours this season.

This weekend I, along with some special catechists, will offer for all fifth graders in the parish with their parents, Catholic Sexual Moral Education. We will offer this because the Church has some definite teachings about the gift of human sexuality. I am offering it also to assist parents in their role as first teachers of their children. It is my hope that these few hours will support the good work that parents provide in assisting their children to grow to be good and holy people, aware of the many gifts we receive from the Lord God.

Awakening Faith/Catholics Come Home

This coming Wednesday, evening is another OPEN HOUSE for those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. This interest is held my many different kinds of folks: some are unbaptized; some are baptized in another Christian religion and who are looking for a new Church home; some are baptized Roman Catholic but who received little or no formal religious formation or education. Our parish process of initiation, called the Catechumenate, is designed to meet people where they are and lead them in the pathway that we trust God is inviting them to explore. So, if you know of someone who may have such an interest, please invite them to come this Wednesday, 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room, which is near Fr. Engels Hall. Folks who work in this ministry will be on the look out! I am grateful to those who have responded thus far to the 2012 Financial Stewardship effort. If you have not yet responded, commitment forms are in church and you may fill one out, return to the parish office. I look forward to sharing in this financial commitment with you. Did you notice how close Mardi Gras and Lent are???? So, how will you keep Lent this coming year???? Looking ahead, Ash Wednesday is

I hope you have a good week ahead. Love,

If someone you care about is interested in returning to the Catholic faith, let them know there is nothing to fear, and that there is a community and fellowship waiting to welcome them home. The LORD promised that HE will always love and remember them. It only takes an open heart, prayer, and some encouragement to take that first step back home. Contacts; Jim at: jfl06@cox.net, Kris at keykeybraud@yahoo.com., Cathy at:cathy@cpgrace.com, or Janet at: harkness1606@bellsouth.net,,

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.

HELP The Preschool is in need of Mardi Gras Beads for their upcoming parade. Please bring to the Parish or Preschool office.


ST. JEAN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL The preschool will continue to accept applications for the 2012-2013 school year . Classes are being offered for two, three and four year old students. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office Monday through Friday 8:00am until 3:30pm, or download from the preschool website. www.stjeanvianneypreschool.org

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2011 to February 5, 2012

Please call the office at 752.5356 for more information.

Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

801,729.00

796,992

Weekly Offertory

25,593.00

38,006.00

Church Environment Committee: Responsible for the seasonal liturgical environments in Church. [six times a year at specific dates and times in church.] The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean (Mark 1:40-45) MARRIAGE AND PARENTING WORKSHOP

DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels will meet on February 12th at 2:00pm in Fr. Engels Hall. Anyone interested in joining please call Libby Pate at 273.6880. 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.

St. Thomas More Catholic Church is pleased to be hosting a marriage and parenting workshop. All are invited to attend. For your convenience, free babysitting and refreshments will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. You may attend one or both presentations. Monday, March 26, 2012 Marriage Workshop: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Parenting Workshop: 8:00pm-9:00pm Saint Thomas More Activity Center This invitation is being extended to ALL Catholic Churches and Schools and their parents, so we are expecting a great turnout! Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! For more information call Aimee Marlborough at 275-5306 or Kathy Guidry at 275-7861.


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRIES Elizabeth Ministry Rosebuds Return The Elizabeth Ministry Rosebud Program has returned to Mary’s Chapel and will remain there until the beginning of Lent. It was brought back at the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to confirm our commitment to honor and protect all life from conception to natural death. We will pray for and support those who are pregnant, celebrating birth and adoption, grieving miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infant/child death or those wanting to conceive or adopt. If you have one of these special needs, please select the appropriate color-coded silk roses and place in the vase provided. Each week, we will pray for one of the needs according to the color of a live rose, which will be in a separate vase near the display.

Save the Date – February 13th 7:00 PM; Fr. Engels Hall The Catholic Daughters invite you to attend their February 13th meeting. Our parish recently helped purchase a mobile ultrasound machine to assist the Care Pregnancy Clinic. The clinic will be sending a guest speaker to our meeting to talk with us about the work they do and how they support young women with unplanned pregnancies and discourage abortions. Come show your support for this ministry!

ADULT CONFIRMATION If you are over the age of 18 years, have never been confirmed in the Catholic Faith and would like to make that commitment, we ask you to call our Rel. Ed. Office (751.2926) to begin the process.

VOCATION Today's Gospel says, "Jesus was moved with pity when He saw a leper." Are you moved with love and compassion when you see the outcast of today's society? Today Jesus continues to call forward men and women to minister as He did. If you think God is calling you to a Church vocation, call or email Father Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, mlorrain@diobr.org, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Jas 1:1-11; Mk 8:11-13 Jas 1:12-18; Mk 8:14-21 Jas 1:19-27; Mk 8:22-26 Jas 2:1-9; Mk 8:27-33 Jas 2:14-24, 26; Mk 8:34 — 9:1 Jas 3:1-10; Mk 9:2-13 Is 43:18-19, 21-22, 24b-25; Ps 41; 2 Cor 1:18-22; Mk 2:1-12

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.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S Question and reflection by Mickie Marchiafava Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle B February 12, 2012 Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 Psalm 32 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 Mark 1:40-45 We see “lepers” that God talks about in the Gospel every day. They sit alone at lunch tables, or in the corners of rooms. Kids look at them as weird or as losers. Community makes them feel like “outsiders”. That is, few popular people notice them or talk to them, unless it’s to make fun of them. Rarely do you see them with friends at social gatherings. They live the same fate as the lepers in Jesus time. These people in Jesus’ day were required to live away from their families and village. But Jesus, moved by compassion, touched the leper and made him well and that welcomed him back into society. This week think about the “lepers” you pass—the people that our society avoids and treats as unclean, and remember to ask for God’s wisdom to know how you can bring them compassion and friendship like He would. “Lord, this week help me to……….”


SJV CALENDAR Monday, February 13 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed. 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Mtg. Tuesday, February 14 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, February 15 Bulletin Articles due for Feb. 25th & 26th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir

Thursday, February 16 Friday, February 17 Saturday, February 18 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, February 19 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time U.B.S. Blood Dr. 6:45pm Life Teen/Youth Group Monday, February 20 Parish Office Closed for Mardi Gras

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, February 13 8:30am Tuesday, February 14 6:15am Francis D’ Cruz Wednesday, February 15 6:15am Molly Langlois Claire Goudeau 8:30am M/M John Lewis Thursday, February 16 6:15am Communion Service Friday, February 17 8:30am Emile Jacquin Mozelle Caillouet

Helen LaBauve Jean Lassard Saturday, February 18 4:00pm Louise Serio Virginia Pereira Dudley Durocher June Watkins Sunday, February 19 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am 11:30am 5:30pm

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The parish office will be closed Monday, February 20th and Tuesday the 21st.

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)

SANCTUARY LAMP (02/13–19/12) Jean Lassard

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.


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