LAGNIAPPE Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 23, 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 www.stjeanvianney.org email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Academic Excellence in a Community of Faith
Prospective Student Open House Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10 am - 1 pm Meet and Greet in Library with Faculty and Administrators Student-Guided Tours of the Campus 16266 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. 225.751.1831 www.stjeanvianneyschool.org Wendy Gilmore, Principal Strong Catholic Formation Emphasizing Sacraments and Prayer Challenging K— 8 Program Full Sports and Club Offering Extended Day Program Available
Qualified students admitted regardless of race, gender or nationality.
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, Thank you for your consideration of your 2011 Financial stewardship. Parish life depends on the generosity of good people who want to express their faith through a particular faith community. Our parish has been a home place for so many over 35 years. Each one has added his/her part to who we are as a Catholic community. As you think about my request for your financial stewardship, consider everything our parish has which came to be as a result of someone’s stewardship. Please join me in providing ministry to our parish through your financial stewardship, consistent, identified and generous in response to God’s first loving you. We make our financial stewardship offering NEXT weekend at all the Masses. Next week begins Catholic Schools Week in our diocese and parish. Our School is in its twenty-fifth year of providing Catholic school education and religious education on campus. We are blessed to have a highly capable faculty and Administration. led by Ms. Wendy Gilmore who was named Distinguished Principal of this year. I would ask your prayers for all who are engaged in this special educational ministry in and for the parish. Next weekend, the Presentation of Confirmation candidates will occur at 5:30pm Mass. Based on the Rite of Acceptance into the Catechumenate, Confirmation candidates are acknowledged in the parish as “learners on the way of discipleship” and the parish is asked to keep them and their sponsors in prayer. Please do this for these young folks. Birthing is not an easy process- but it shows our parish as being alive with the Spirit. A few updates: You may have noticed that the metal gates in the Learning and Growth Parking lot area were moved. This was to accommodate the road construction on Harrells Ferry. The Adult Faith Formation Committee recently met and is working on next year’s adult learning focus. On February 19th, Mrs. Lisette Borne will offer a Prayer and Study morning on “Praying with Scriptures.” Lisette, Deacon Dan Borne’s wife, is a trained spiritual director and speaker. More to come. I hope you will be having a good week ahead. Pray for one another and the parish. Love,
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 12, 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!
Youth Ministry Wednesday's @ 7pm in Fr. Engle's Hall Jan 26 - No Matter How Small: A discussion on the value of life Feb 2 - Word Became Flesh: The Purpose of the Incarnation Open to Middle and High Schoolers Ice Skate Night - Jan 28 @ 7pm at Leo's Iceland. If you are interested in going call Craig @ 504.383.3130.
VOCATION Jesus proclaimed this theme: “Reform you lives!” Are you bold enough to reform your life and proclaim the Good News—perhaps as a priest, sister or brother? If so, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, email@example.com, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.
We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:
Kathy Armoney on the death of her son, Steven Corvers. Duane, Tatiana, Tony Desselle, on the death of Duane’s wife and their mother, Irma. Milton Rougon on the death of his daughter-inlaw, Irma Desselle. Mary Ann Sibley on the death of her daughter, Denise Morrison.
SCHOOL APPLICATIONS Applications for prospective students for the 2011-2012 school year are being accepted in the school office. They are also available on our website, www.stjeanvianneyschool.org. St. Jean Vianney School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin.
Informational Open House for Parents of Prospective Kindergartners Tuesday, January 25th 7:00pm St. Jean Vianney School Library 16266 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. 751.1831 www.stjeanvianneyschool.org
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.
A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES Jesus’ message to God’s people is a powerful one. He says that we should reform our lives, or repent, for “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Beginnings are hard. To repent means to begin again. When have you made a new beginning? How can you make a new beginning today in some area of your life?
A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith Giving Is Sacrificial We enter the Stewardship of Finance phase of our Total Stewardship program and invite you to give prayerful attention to the information you receive regarding this important aspect of spiritual stewardship. We encourage each parishioner to set aside a portion of God’s blessings for the work and ministry of this Parish church and to consider our Heavenly Father’s sacrificial example. God’s response to our need for forgiveness and salvation prompted him to give his very best, his own Son. Following the Lord’s example, giving is sacrificial. Hundreds of years ago, European Catholic missionaries left their homes and extended families, but they did it for our benefit, willing to sacrifice the familiar for the unknown to establish the Catholic Church in the territory we now call Louisiana. To a degree, everyone understands what sacrifice means. We willingly give of ourselves, our time, and our possessions on behalf of those we love. It is appropriate that we acknowledge our commitment to this stewardship effort should be, to some degree, sacrificial—a willingness to give beyond what is merely comfortable. As you think about your involvement, remember the sacrifice of Christ and our forebears, and prayerfully consider how you might make a sacrificial gift. Due to the holiday, you contributions will be in next week’s bulletin . Average Weekly Operational Expenses: $23,181.32 Children’s Church: Adults assist in presenting God’s Word to children K-4, at 9:30am Sunday Mass, twice a month. October through May.
The watch word today is “immediately.” Peter and Andrew, James and John all respond immediately to the call of Christ. May I be as open to God’s call and as ready to use my talents in His service as those first disciples were!
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS
THREADS OF LOVE (Littlest Angels) CHAPTER 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Statements will be mailed out weekly. 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.
DOING GOOD WORK Congratulations to the following members who were honored at St. Michael High School Fall Sports Convocation: Rachael Roussel - Volleyball All-Academic All-Metro Warrior Award 1st Team All District Captain Award Emily Ferrara - Volleyball Most Valuable Player All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year All-Academic All-State 1st Team All District Wendy’s Heisman Award
Grant Dietrich - Cross Country All-State Warrior Award 1st Team All District Wendy’s Heisman Award Captain Award
Collin Murphy– Football Captain Award Honorable Mention All District Defensive Lineman
SJV CALENDAR Monday, January 24 6:00pm Elem/Jr High Religious Ed. Tuesday, January 25 6:30pm Council Mtg. 7:00pm Kindergarten Parent Information Mtg. 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, January 26 7:00pm High School Life Night
7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, January 27 Friday, January 28 Saturday, January 29 10:30am Prophets of Scripture Sunday, January 30 6:45pm Confimation Workshop Monday, January 31
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, January 24 8:30am Darrell Ledoux Tuesday, January 25 6:15am Wednesday, January 26 6:15am 8:30am Joey Campagna Langlois Thursday, January 27 6:15am Communion Service
(01/24-1/30/11) Marie Sinitiere
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 â€“ Saturday, Feb. 5th 8:30am ending with 4pm Liturgy Please contact our office of Religious Education (751.2926) if you have questions.
Friday, January 28 8:30am Saturday, January 29 4:00pm Charles Jumonville, III George Campagna, Sr. Sunday, January 30 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Maria Leggio Toups 11:30 am 5:30pm
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday:
Heb 9:15, 24-28; Mk 3:22-30 Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22; Mk 16:15-18 Wednesday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5; Mk 4:1-20 Thursday: Heb 10:19-25; Mk 4:21-25 Friday: Heb 10:32-39; Mk 4:26-34 Saturday: Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Mk 4:35-41 Sunday: Zep 2:3; 3:12-13; Ps 146; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12a