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LAGNIAPPE Baptism of the Lord, January 9, 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.

On this feast of the Baptism of the Lord we begin National Vocation Awareness Week. Renew your baptismal commitment as you consider your call to serve God in your particular vocation. Hopefully some of you will hear a call to priesthood, diaconate or religious life and will be open to that possibility. If you would like assistance, please contact Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778,, or visit,

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, This weekend marks the ending of the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary [ordinal] time. The recovery of Baptism’s importance in the forming of disciples of Christ was one of the accomplishments of the Second Vatican Council. With the reform and renewal of the ritual of baptism, Church baptismal fonts began to change so that many churches built baptismal fonts similar to the one we have in our church. Our font was designed to resemble a “tomb” so that a person walks in from the north side, down the steps into and under the waters of the font, and them emerges on the south end, up the stairs, walking towards the table of the Eucharist. The font is also strategically placed with the Reconciliation Room nearby, sending a person from the door of the Reconciliation Room a few steps back to the font, from which flows the sacramental life. Reconciliation has been called our “repeatable” baptism, as we are brought back to our original innocence. From the font, it is an extraordinary “short” journey that distills within these steps the movement of Christian life, from the font to the Table. We are blessed to have such a font in our Church, for this is the spring of life that waters the whole world. Next Saturday, Sr. Lucy Silvio csj, will offer a morning of reflection form 9:00am-2:00pm, beginning in the Library: “Praying from Our Experience: Noticing God in Life and Responding.” Have you ever wondered what is God’s will for my life and how do I know this? What does it mean to “listen to God?” ….. to “talk to God?” Sr. Lucy will bring years of experience as a trained spiritual director to this prayer day. This is part of our parish adult faith formation program. Please bring your own lunch, and a Bible. Financial stewardship is a focus in the month of January. Each week we publish the weekly financial stewardship collection indicating what the weekly budgeted collection should be based on the parish budget. Please consider your financial stewardship and how you can support the work and ministry of the parish which is here for you. I hope you will have a good week. Pray for one another and the parish. Love,

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

 Carl and Brenda Gebhart on the death of her mother, Leona Shirley.

 To the family of Marie Sinitiere.  Melba Henzen and Jamie on the death of Melba’s husband and Jamie’s father, Ron. A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES Baptism of the Lord Isa. 42:1-4, 6-7, Ps. 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 Acts 10:34-38, Matt. 3:13-17 Reflection By: Denise Louviere Today’s readings help us understand the significance of the sacrament of Baptism for all Christians. Hence, the Baptism of Jesus continues the theme of Jesus’ humanity, which is apparent throughout the Christmas season. Today’s celebration of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season. Jesus now begins his public ministry. As Catholic Christians, we are joined to Jesus Christ and the Church through our Baptism. We become members of the Body of Christ and we share in the mission of Jesus. In Baptism, we began a new life that continues to be lived in the Spirit. Also, we are charged with the responsibility to carry on the mission of Jesus Christ and to participate in the Church’s mission of spreading Christ’s message of forgiveness and love to those we come in contact with daily. How does your Baptism join you to Christ? How does your Baptism join you to the Church? How does your Baptism help you spread Christ’s message of love and forgiveness to others?

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.

Go to to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living.

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. Statements will be mailed out weekly. PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The Parish office will be closed on Monday, January 17th.

Praying From Our Experience: Noticing God in Life and Responding A Workshop/Prayer-Day with Sr. Lucy Silvio csj Saturday, January 15th, 9:00am- 2:00pm Library You make decisions in life- not just minor ones, but really important ones. How do you know what God wants for you, from you? How do you know what will be good for you? What does God think of you? Recognizing God’s action in your life is a learned prayer skill. Sr. Lucy will teach you how to pray from your experience and discern better how God is acting in your life. Come and learn something new about prayer……. Sr. Lucy is a Sister of St. Joseph, Assistant Vocations Director for the Diocese, Spiritual Director and Retreat-giver.

The KC's will be selling Accompano Raffle Tickets to benefit our Louisiana Seminarians after all Masses next weekend, Jan. 15 and 16.This program helps defray the travel costs of LA Seminarians attending a mission in Nicaragua. The raffle tickets are $5 each and the ten prizes include a cruise, a TV, and a laptop computer. Also next weekend after all Masses, the KC's will be collecting personal items for our Louisiana Seminarians. The list of items they can use are toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, deodorant, razors and blades, shave prep, and laundry related items. Please support your future Priests!

A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith In virtually every significant endeavor in life, planning ahead is important. That is certainly true in regard to our finances. We’d like you to have the opportunity to prayerfully consider your involvement in this important effort—well ahead of time. Wise giving is planned. In the course of a challenging conversation on the subject of discipleship and commitment, Jesus asked, “Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?” Large investments of time and effort require advance planning. It is simple wisdom to think about the subject of giving in the same way. Those who laid the foundation in building this Diocese had to, and we wisely follow their example. Regular financial support of the work and ministry of the Church can be deliberate and, therefore, much more meaningful. Purposeful giving is planned giving. The best of intentions are just that—thoughtful decisions made in advance. Offering donations can and should be planned. Please prayerfully consider what you might give. Planning for tomorrow’s needs is, simply put, part of today’s business. Collection December 26th: $24.029.00 Average Weekly Operational Expenses: $23,181.32 Total Stewardship and Development Commission Member: This group assists in the planning and evaluation of parish stewardship and development. [Periodic meetings during the year.] Our Baptism, like the Lord’s, is a consecration to service. The bishops’ pastoral on stewardship reminds us that “. . . there is a fundamental obligation arising from the Sacrament of Baptism that people place their gifts, their resources — their selves — at God’s service in and through the Church.”

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, St. Jean Vianney School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin.

ST. JEAN VIANNEY CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS 2010 CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA MEMORIAL DONATIONS In Memory of: Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Abadie Mr. $ Mrs. Edwin M. Roy Ed Bartholomew James Bello, Jr. Clifford Bickeford Leora Savoie Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Bergeron John and JoAnn Rush Theresa Ann Rush

Donation by: Jeannette Abadie Family Pat Bartholomew Jim & Christina Bello Mr. & Mrs.Guy Bergeron & Children Mr. & Mrs. Leonce Borne, Jr. & Taylor & Philip Boudreaux

Fred Lemoine Glenn Lemoine Sonja Reeder Nell L. Budwine Edwin, Sophie & Ted Matuszewski Carol M. Chaplin Ryan Miller Tim & Anne Cummings Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Leggio Dr. Anthony B. Leggio Mr. & Mrs. Michel DeLouise Mr. & Mrs. Lucien DeLouise Amy & Ivy Bihm Cindy & Danny Dupre’ Ruth Smith Marie Toups Horace Durel The Durels Ruth Smith Carol Durand Robert Escude’ Michael Escude’ The Escude’ Family Jacqueline Lauret & Sam Digirolamo Viry J. Fontenot Joan D. Fontenot John Joseph Ganley Mason Wood Lessley The Ganley Family Mr. & Mrs. Nolan Gill, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. Sidney McCullough Mr. Robby Gill Kathi & Nolan Gill Alberta Gilmore Lynn Gilmore Claire Renee Goudeau Kelly and Myrtle Goudeau Ellabeth Abercrombie Lucy & Leon Burcalon Jimmy, Susan & Kelly Goudeau John & Lucille Chemin Melba & Ron Henzen & Jami Parrino Charles R. Hicks, Sr. Shirley B. Hicks Anna and Roy Comeaux Helena and Bradford LaBauve James Dale LaBauve II Betty & Guy LaBauve Mozelle Caillouet Eldred Caillouet James Dale LaBauve, II Nancy & Jim LaBauve Henry Lacinak, Sr. Shirley St. Pierre Henry & Adele Lacinak Mr. & Mrs. Billy J. Laird, Sr. Gerald & Terri Laird Eugene &Vivian Alexander Lawrence & Alice Lessard Larry & Jeanie Lessard Alden & Mercye Gremillion Mike & Anna Lukacin Mike & Sandy Lukacin Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Motto Elaine M. Mann Lucy M. Sparacino Mickie Marchiafava Patrick McCoy Mary B. McCoy Josephine Porta Buddy Porta Harold “Hoppy” Morris Daniel & Yvonne Pritchard All Deceased Parishioners Fr. Tom Ranzino

Andrew Rider Anthony Smazenka Jean Sandifer Ethan Rider John Riordan Joe & Gen Svancarek Ignace & Anna Svancarek Gene & Anna Riordan Richard Green Fred and Mary Ann Lupien Mike & Sue Riordan Jonathan Roberts Mona Roberts Ward Savoie Warren Greely Wayne & Camille Savoie Templet Family Patrick Templet & Louise Naylor Claude Templet Jean & Linda Templet Anna Elizabeth Thoms Elizabeth Thoms Margaret H. Blanchard Frank A. Tomancik Pat Tomancik Robby M. Torregano Esther Torregano Charles Ray & Lonia Mae Efferson Jessie and Jacquie Allen Ralph & Irma Trouard Ralph & Marion Trouard Donald Arceneaux David Walls Gordon Walls James & Virlie M. Walls Etna DeArmond Morris DeArmond Mack Watkins June Watkins Eugene Broussard William, Lisa & Eli Weathers Mike McIntosh Warren and Lorena Petty Rhonda Williams Bobby & Barbara Williams Neck and Vivian Zimmer Dale & Ginger Zimmer TRIBUTE TO OUR TROOPS In Tribute to: Donation by: All Our Troops Jim & Christina Bello All Our Troops Emelise Cormier Zach Jimenez & All Our Troops Tim & Anne Cummings All Our Troops Mr. & Mrs. Russell Dietrich All Our Troops Stephanie Grayson All Our Troops Mr. & Mrs. David E. Himel Sgt. Mark A. Carboni, Jr., Air Force Lena M. Langlois All Our Troops Larry & Jeanie Lessard 1st Sgt. Austin Kowitz Sgt. Timothy Perry Elaine Mann All Our Troops Tom & Patty Miremont All Our Troops Wayne & Camille Savoie Major Tommy Schilling, USAF Major Dyann Schilling, USAF Bob & Pat Schilling All Our Troops David & Anna Vanhaverbeke All Our Troops James & Virlie Walls Corey Broussard Ronald Weathers William, Lisa & Eli Weathers


SJV CALENDAR Monday, January 10 6:00pm Elem/Jr. High Religious Ed. 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Tuesday, January 11 7:00pm 1st Communion Parent Meeting 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, January 12 6:30pm Parish Finance Mtg. 7:00pm High School Life Night

7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, January 13 6:30pm KC Mtg. Friday, January 14 Saturday, January 15 Sunday, January 16 9:30am Children’s Church Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King Day Parish Office Closed

SECOND GRADE PARENTS MEETING FOR FIRST RECONCILIATION We would like to remind you that there will be a parents meeting for First Reconciliation on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 7:00PM. First time parents will meet in the Parish Hall and previously parents will meet in the School Library. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 10:00AM.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, January 10 8:30am Darrell Ledoux Tuesday, January 11 6:15am Wednesday, January 12 6:15am 8:30am Thursday, January 13 6:15am Communion Service

Friday, January 14 8:30am Claire Renee Goudeau Saturday, January 15 4:00pm Dr. Etta Finn Sunday, January 16 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am 11:30 am 5:30pm

SANCTUARY LAMP (01/10-1/16/11) Dr. Etta Finn

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

Heb 1:1-6; Mk 1:14-20 Heb 2:5-12; Mk 1:21-28 Heb 2:14-18; Mk 1:29-39 Heb 3:7-14; Mk 1:40-45 Heb 4:1-5, 11; Mk 2:1-12 Heb 4:12-16; Mk 2:13-17 Is 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34