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LAGNIAPPE Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 15, 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

Academic Excellence in a Community of Faith

Prospective Student Open House Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10 am - 1 pm

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.

Meet and Greet in Library with Faculty and Administrators Student-Guided Tours of the Campus    

Strong Catholic Formation Emphasizing Sacraments and Prayer Challenging K— 8 Program Full Sports and Club Offering Extended Day Program Available

16266 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. 225.751.1831 www.stjeanvianneyschool.org Wendy Gilmore, Principal Qualified students admitted regardless of race, gender or nationality.


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, It does not seem that we have had much winter. I hope by saying that I don’t bring down the gods of weather upon us with snow and sleet. However, while I know some of you don’t like winter, I do, at least as a change of season. It should be summer soon. If you have been noticing in the previous Bulletins, we are into the time of talking about financial stewardship. January is our yearly focus on this aspect of Catholic living. Financial stewardship, as given in the Sunday collection, is the way in which the parish operates. All the ministries of the parish are funded through this source. We have a good tradition of financial stewardship, and I am grateful that so many are faithful. I hope you will be able to reflect your relationship of gratitude to God through your Financial stewardship effort. Be on the lookout for a letter from me soon regarding your Financial stewardship. One area I seldom talk about is remembering St. Jean Vianney Parish in your will. I am often surprised to see that a parishioner who dies leaves a legacy to other medical, educational or spiritual institutions and the parish Church is not a part of that legacy. When the Church parish has been an important component in one’s life, and the ministries of the Church have complimented the spiritual journey in faith, considering St. Jean Vianney in your will can be a wonderful way to help the parish continue so that others may benefit as well. If you would like to talk with me about SJV and your will, please call me at the parish office. This Sunday afternoon, I will be going to Houston, Texas until Thursday afternoon for a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. While I am away, if you have any pastoral needs, please call the parish office and one of the parish staff will assist you. I hope you have a really fine week ahead. Please pray for the parish. Love,

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

 To the family of June Watkins.  To the family of Jennie Jewell.  David and Lisa Seeds on the death of his father, Richard Boudreaux.

ANNUAL CHARITABLE DONATION LETTERS This year the Parish will mail 2011 Charitable Donation letters by request only. If you would like to receive a statement of your 2011 Stewardship to St. Jean Vianney Church, please call the parish office at 753.7950 or email your request to mmarchiafava@stjeanvianney.org. Statements will be emailed or mailed out weekly. 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) 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. JEAN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL The preschool will begin accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year beginning Monday, January 23, 2012. We will offers classes 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 Please call the office at 752.5356 for more information.

ADORATION

Giving Is Free We encourage everyone to consider meaningful support of this parish and know that your generosity embodies a free exercise of the will. Giving is neither conditional, nor should it be coerced by the influence of others. Consider what you believe the Lord would have you do, prayerfully and freely.

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.

MOVING? CHANGE OF ADDRESS? If you are moving out of the parish or have a change of address and wish to remain in the parish, PLEASE NOTIFY THE PARISH OFFICE. Every week, envelopes are returned to us and the parish has to pay the postage due. It can get quite costly. The post office will not forward envelopes to a new address even if you have filled out a mail forwarding form. If you let us know your plans soon enough, your envelope service can continue uninterrupted. 2012 - 25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration on March 4, 2012 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, 2012.

Youth Ministry January 15th - Potluck (All) January 22nd - Parent Meeting (All) January 29th - Jr. High - Who Am I? High - Created for Love

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2011 to January 8, 2012 Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

701,943.00

692,466.00

Weekly Offertory

24,731.00

21,098.36

Knights of Columbus Member: Catholic men’s fraternal organization, focused on service, charity, prayer. Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30pm. Andrew found his brother Simon and brought him to Jesus (John 1:35-42).

DOING GOOD WORK Congratulations to Chase Krause and Logan Patty for being selected to play with the Black Knights in the U. S. Army Red Stick Bow. Chase was chosen for the 2011 All-Academic Composite Football Team and Logan was selected as First Team All-District Team. Eric Held was the head coach of the winning Black Knights.

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.


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRIES Holiday Programs, Huge Success! We wish to express our appreciation to the many volunteers who assisted in our holiday programs this year, including Thanksgiving food distribution, the Giving Tree, and Christmas family adoptions. The gifts of your compassion towards others and your generosity have touched the lives of many families in our community in a way that you may never imagine. The families we have served truly know the peace and love of Christ’s coming at Christmas thanks to each of you. Together B.R. Launches Strategy for Better Public Education, Ten Parishioners Needed If you care about public education in our community, then you will want to be a part of Together Baton Rouge’s citywide meeting on Public Education, Thursday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Drive. This meeting will launch TBR’s 2012 strategy of community visits to 20-25 public schools in the Baton Rouge area. In our parish area, visits will be made at River Oaks Elementary (Jan. 24) and Sherwood Middle Magnet (Jan. 31) schools. We need ten parishioners with an interest in public education and who are willing to be part of a team that will gather information from the above mentioned schools during school hours (8:30 a.m.-noon). If you would like more information about the citywide meeting, or to participate in the Education Action Team visits to the schools, please contact SJV members Cindy Tracy, 752.6232 or Vicki Dauterive, 756.4796.

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

1 Sm 15:16-23; Mk 2:18-22 1 Sm 16:1-13; Mk 2:23-28 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51; Mk 3:1-6 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7; Mk 3:7-12 1 Sm 24:3-21; Mk 3:13-19 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27; . Mk 3:20-21 Jon 3:1-5, 10; Ps 25; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The parish office will be closed Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King holiday.

TOGETHER BATON ROUGE MOVING ON TRANSIT ISSUE As you may have seen in news media, the city’s public transit system is in a crisis situation right now. It is quite possible that without dedicated funding sources it may have to discontinue services this summer. Together Baton Rouge(TBR) has been researching this issue and our parish TBR Target Group members have been active in learning more about this very important issue for our community. TBR is organizing three Civic Education Sessions around the city, each hosted by a cluster of congregations that are interested in improving public transportation. Our parish will be clustered with St. George and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic, Star Hill Baptist, and others. We will all gather together on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 3912 Gus Young Avenue. We would like to have a delegation of about 30 people from SJV to represent our parish. It is important that we participate fully, as one of the options for improving the bus system includes a route on O’Neal Lane. This would be a significant impact economically for our community. If you are interested in participating as a delegate, please contact Lori at 753-7950, or laucoin@stjeanvianney.org.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S YOU WILL SEE In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist watches Jesus go by, and announces that Jesus is the promised Lamb of God. Andrew and another man follow Jesus, who asks what they are looking for. Their answer is strange: they want to know where he lives. Jesus replies, “Come, and you will see.” The next day Andrew takes his brother, Simon, to meet the Messiah—the Anointed One. Jesus looks hard at Simon and, from what he perceives, renames him Peter (“the rock”). The two encounters are ordinary and yet life-changing. Jesus walks past John, and then offers Andrew and his friend hospitality and companionship. Jesus meets Peter, looks at him, assesses his character, and accepts him as a friend. The simplicity of Jesus’ manner demonstrates his willingness to receive people “as they are” but also to see their potential. He does not offer explanations of who he is, but takes people to his home and lets them see for themselves. Copyright © 2011, World Library Publications. All rights reserved


SJV CALENDAR Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Day Parish office closed 7:00pm CDA Meeting Tuesday, January 17 6:30pm Parish Finance 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, January 18 Bulletin Articles due for Jan. 28th & 29th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, January 19 Friday, January 20

Saturday, January 21 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 10:00am First Reconciliation Sunday, January 22 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:30am Children Church 6:45pm High School Religious Ed. 6:45pm Life Teen Parent Mtg. Monday, January 23 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, January 16 8:30am Tuesday, January 17 6:15am Wednesday, January 18 6:15am 8:30am Thursday, January 19 6:15am Communion Service Friday, January 20 8:30am Thomas Worthinton Emile Jacquin

Saturday, January 21 4:00pm Jean Lassard Dudley Durocher Sunday, January 22 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Ruth Bourgeois 11:30am Charles Gourgues, Jr. 5:30pm

SANCTUARY LAMP Due to the BSC game, our next meeting will be January 16th. We will start by saying a rosary in Fr. Engels Hall at 6:30pm, with dinner and the meeting starting at 7:00pm. The Threads of Love ministry will be there. Anyone who is not already a member but would like to attend can call Kim at 755.6551 or 925.3544.

(01/16/–22/12) Irma Desselle

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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