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LAGNIAPPE Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 30, 2011 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 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


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 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.

Celebrating 25 years of Academic Excellence in a Community of Faith.

Catholic Schools Week January 31 - February 4 , 2011 Schedule of Events: Tuesday, February 1: Open House for Prospective K-8 grade students 10 am – 1 pm in the Library Friday, February 4: Diocesan Catholic Schools Mass

10 am at St. Jean Vianney Church 16266 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70816 225.751.1831 Applications are now available on our website

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, We begin Catholic Schools week this week being one of the parishes with a School to give parents a choice in how they would want their child educated and religiously educated. Our School has been a part of our parish mission for 25 years. Over those years the School has contributed to the formation of so many children who have gone on in their educational and career endeavors with a sure foundation. So, we have lots to be grateful for such a ministry effort. On February 1st, there will be an Open House for prospective students. Go to for more details. I appreciated your attentiveness this past weekend as I offered you my financial stewardship encouragement. This weekend is the time to make the financial commitment to support the parish ministries. I am grateful to you for your consideration and urge you to help our parish thrive to do the mission of Christ. Recently parishioners who are working on the Together Baton Rouge effort met with Mrs. Lori Aucoin to work on our parish participation in this city-wide effort. More to come. Last weekend, our second graders shared in the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. They are in the process for their first Communion after Easter. Confirmation candidates are also in process with their retreat on February 5th. On February 19th, Praying With the Scriptures will be offered from 9:00am-Noon in the Library. This will be a Study morning-Prayer morning introducing a person to the ways in which Scripture can be used for prayer. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 6th, the Sunday evening Mass, will be at 4:00pm instead of 5:30pm. No matter who you are for, this gives folks a chance to attend Mass and still attend to the other business of watching the game.☺ I hope your week is a blessing. Love,

St. Michael High School Warrior Club Fund Raiser $6 Jambalaya Dinners Saturday, February 19, 2011 11:00am - 1:00pm St. Michael High School For Brenna Huckaby Brenna Huckaby, is a St. Michael student and a gymnast. She has been battling cancer in her knee and recently had to have her leg amputated. We have been inspired by her courage and determination to beat this illness. She will have a lifelong challenge of utilizing a prosthetic leg in her day to day life and dreams of being a competitor again someday. Tickets my be purchased in the parish office or call Gabe Rincon at 225.445.4402.

ANNUAL CHARITABLE DONATION LETTERS This year the Parish will mail 2010 Charitable Donation letters by request only. If you would like to receive a statement of your 2010 Stewardship to St. Jean Vianney Church, please call the parish office at 753.7950 or email your request to Statements will be mailed out weekly.

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CLC Announces Valentine Event So what happens when you have a successful event? You do a repeat performance. Due to the great participation and wonderful comments concerning last year’s successful Dads and Daughters Sweetheart Dance, the SJV Community Life Commission is pleased to announce an encore. It will take place in Father Engels Hall on Saturday, February 12th, from 7:30pm until 9:30pm. This year’s dance is open to all ages so if you are old, young, or somewhere in the middle, please join us with your Dad or Granddad. Also, the attire for this year’s dance is dressy casual which is a slight change from last year. There will be food and drink and a DJ will be playing a mix of classic songs and brand new favorites. Parishioner Melissa Foshee will be there to offer portrait packages for this memorable event. Tickets will be sold at all weekend Masses or in the Parish Office for $6 and they will be $8 at the door. Come pass a good time!

Our next meeting is February 14th. We will start by saying a rosary in Fr. Engels Hall at 6:30pm, with dinner and the meeting starting at 7:00pm. Anyone who is not already a member but would like to attend can call Kim at 755.6551 or 925.3544. Great Senior Citizen bus trip to Washington, DC (March 30 to April 7). Only 15 seats left. Cost of $775 includes transportation, 14 meals, plus many tours including George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Garden. For more information, call St. Aloysius Parishioner, Leslie Tassin at 769.5872.

VOCATION How blest with happiness are those who know they need God. Blest too are those who respond to God’s invitation to announce His Good News as a priest, brother or sister. If you think God is calling you, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778,, or visit,

A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith This week, you will receive material inviting your involvement in the Stewardship of Finance phase of our Total Stewardship program. When you open your packet, please take note of the enclosed Commitment card. We encourage everyone to consider a financial commitment to God’s work through the ministries and programs of our Parish church. Remember that generosity is meant to embody free acts, neither conditional nor coerced by anyone else. After you’ve indicated your planned commitment, please bring your card with you next week and celebrate God’s goodness to us in our Stewardship Sunday service. To the First Century church at Corinth, St. Paul shared his perspective on the subject of giving: “Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” An eagerness to give is like a willingness to serve. A good attitude is critically important. And, for giving to feel truly ‘free,’ generous acts must be unadorned by unnecessary expectation; they must feel unconditionally presented. Freely offered, both regular and special gifts must never seem to have been coerced by anyone—no undue pressure applied. Think of God’s willing-ness to send his Son, and ask how you might give freely and generously from his blessings to you. Collection for January 15th & 16th: Identified $23,751.00 Unidentified $ 1,070.25 Collection for January 22nd & 23rd Identified $16,889.00 Unidentified $ 1,228.36 Average Weekly Operational Expenses: $23,181.32 Knights of Columbus: Catholic men’s fraternal organization, focused on service, charity, prayer. The 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30pm.

The blind man was willing to let Jesus minister to him and willingly did all Jesus asked of him. The Pharisees were more resistant to His message, spending their time and energy to disprove the miracle. Which am I more like, the man born blind or the Pharisees?




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 for more information or to register for one of the following dates:

Our chapter is seeking volunteers for this sewing ministry to meet the needs of newborns and premature infants and their families. Our Mission is to show parents the love of Christ especially at a time when their personal pain is hard to endure and to let them know God is faithful. Our chapter supports the neonatal units of Ochsner Hospital, O’Neal Lane and East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie, La. We welcome anyone interested in joining us for fun, fellowship and this special sewing ministry and encourage you to join us at your convenience, anytime during workshop hours. We hold monthly sewing workshops on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9:30am until 3:00pm at: Jones Creek Library 6222 Jones Creek Rd Baton Rouge, La. 70817 For more information, please contact: Cely Debetaz 225.752.7603 Linda Walsh 225.751.6996 Beverly Aucoin 225.272.3276

4-Feb-2011 4-Mar-2011 3-Jun-2011 8-Jul-2011 *Multi-purpose room


DOUBLE NICKELS Fund raising trip to Paragon Casino will be on March 6th. Open to anyone 21 and older. The bus fee is $5.00. We will depart from the Wal-Mart on O’Neal Lane at 8:30am. Fellowship and lots of fun. For more information call Libby at 273.6880.

DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels will meet on Sunday, February 13th at 2:00pm Please call Libby Pate at 273.6880 for more information.

Youth Ministry Wednesdays @ 7pm in Fr. Engels Hall Feb 2 - Word Became Flesh: The Purpose of the Incarnation

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.

Confirmation Workshops Reminder: Confirmation Candidates will gather on Sunday, January 30th, at 6:45pm in Fr. Engels Hall for their first workshop. Remaining classes are: Sunday Feb. 20th with parents Sunday March 13th candidates only Sunday April 10th with sponsors ** Retreat – Saturday, Feb. 5th 8:30am ending with 4pm Liturgy Please contact our office of Religious Education (751.2926) if you have questions.

SJV CALENDAR Monday, January 31 Tuesday, February 1 6:30pm Men’s Club 7:00pm Baptism Seminar 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, February 2 7:00pm High School Life Night 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, February 3

6:30pm KC Office Mtg. Friday, February 4 6:30pm Parents Night Out Saturday, February 5 Food Drive 8:30am Confirmation Retreat Sunday, February 6 Food Drive 9:30am Children Church Monday, February 7 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Heb 11:32-40; Mk 5:1-20 Tuesday: Heb 12:1-4; Mk 5:21-43 Wednesday: Mal 3:1-4; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 [22-32] Thursday: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Mk 6:7-13 Friday: Heb 13:1-8; Mk 6:14-29 Saturday: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Mk 6:30-34 Sunday: Is 58:7-10; Ps 112; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, January 31 8:30am Darrell Ledoux Tuesday, February 1 6:15am Wednesday, February 2 6:15am Lee Bartholomae (special intention) 8:30am Manuel Guileyardo Thursday, February 3 6:15am Communion Service Friday, February 4 8:30am

Saturday, February 5 4:00pm Joey Langlois Campagna George Campagna, Sr. Jack Manno Fly Joseph Campagna Fly Ron Henzen Sunday, February 6 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Maria Leggio Toups 11:30 am Allen & Martha Cooper 5:30pm Soul of Maria

SANCTUARY LAMP (01/31-2/06/11) Irma Desselle

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.