LAGNIAPPE Pentecost Sunday, June 12, 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 Preschool Asst. Dir. of Preschool
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
Pentecost –an Ending and a Beginning Considered the ending of the Easter season, Pentecost comes in celebrations for a Vigil and the Day. Pentecost became a time , like Easter, for baptism. As such, in preparation for baptism, people would keep watch through the night in prayer and singing psalms. The Vigil of Pentecost is ancient in heritage, with special Scriptures only for the Vigil. We recall the Covenant God made with Moses on Mount Sinai: God appearing in fire, wind, sound and wonders. On Pentecost Eve the Church makes ready for the Holy Spirit. One of the biblical names for Pentecost is the festival of first fruits. A “first fruit” is the first of a crop to ripen, offered to God in thanksgiving for the harvest. We usually don’t think of this time of the year as harvest time. Yet, in mild climates, like the lands around the Mediterranean Sea, harvest time was now. Winter’s fast became springtime’s feast. In the reading for Pentecost Day, St. Paul uses the imagery of Pentecost to speak of the resurrection of Jesus: “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. All will be made alive in Christ, but each in proper order: First Christ, then all who belong to Christ.” On Pentecost, Christians celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It sets the seal on the 50 days of Easter time. This is the great finale. Pentecost is made new again at every Baptism, every Eucharist, every time two or more gather in Jesus’ name. Happy Feast Day Church!
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, The recent Summer Dance sponsored by the Community Life Commission was postponed till later in the summer, closer to when School begins. It was not for want of interest. Many couples were going to be away on the originally scheduled weekend. So, thanks to the Commission for being flexible. A new date will be advertized soon. Keep your tiki tiki lights handy…… I am grateful to the parishioners who took part in the recent financial feasibility interviews conducted by ISPD [Institute of School and Parish Development], our partners in the Master Plan project. During the interviews, many comments were received about the parish and the project which will be very helpful to ISPD and to us in making the decision on whether a capital campaign is in our future. Some have questioned over the past months this seemingly slow approach when their interest and expectations might have been for more swift action. I want to make sure that the project has the support of the parish and thus, checking both attitudinal and financial support was imperative. This is Pentecost weekend, which brings to an end the Easter season. We move liturgically into the season of Ordinary or Ordinal [numbered] Sundays which will help us gain insight into the mission and ministry of Christ Sunday by Sunday. Before we enter that season formally, we will pass through some Solemnity Feasts-Holy Trinity, Body and Blood of the Lord. These root us in the larger assertions of our faith life-that we share life in community with the Trinity-love of the Father, Son and Spirit, which shows us how to be in community; and that the repeatable sacrament of Eucharist is our Commitment to living the Christian life, becoming like the “one whom we eat”. As part of the diocesan training, I will offer one of the Workshops on the revised translation of the Roman Missal here at St. Jean Vianney on Tuesday and Wednesday July 12-13, from 6:00pm- 8:30pm, in the Parish Hall. When a person attends this workshop, s/he will receive clarity about what is changing regarding the prayers of the Mass, and also a good grounding in the principles of Catholic worship that are not changing. This workshop is one of 15 or so which has been held across the diocese. There is no charge to attend or for the materials. Registration information is forthcoming as registration is required so adequate materials can be
prepared. This weekend our diocese has ordained three men to Diaconate on their way to priesthood. One is Mr. AL Davidson whom you might remember spent a summer internship here. All the best to Deacon Al Davidson as he continues his vocational journey. Hope you are having a safe and lovely summer. Pray for the parish and one another. Love,
We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:
David and Pat Senn on the death of her mother, Sylvia Chachere
DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels will meet on Sunday, June 12th at 2:00pm Please call Libby Pate at 273.6880 for more information.
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.
Youth Ministry High School Softball All high school students, if you are interested in playing softball this summer (every Monday evening) contact Craig @ 504.383.3130. Summer Schedule - Middle and High School June 5 - July 24 Every Sunday after 5:30pm mass
A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD: Born in the Spirit of Faith Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2010 to June 5, 2011 Last week we heard about the Constitution on the Sacred liturgy, the first document to come out of the Second Vatican Council, which was called by Pope John the 23rd to bring about a renewal in the Church. Remember that this document contains some basic principles about Catholic worship, and though the Roman Missal translation is changing, these basic principles will remain. The first of these principles is that Christ is present in the liturgy. This may sound obvious to you, but for some, meeting Christ in the Liturgy is not the primary reason for attending Mass. People may go for a wedding or a graduation, but find it more difficult to attend mass just to attend Mass. Every single Mass, regardless of what celebrations we attach to it, is about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. So a wedding Mass, a funeral Mass, a graduation Mass—all of these are about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Unless we have celebrated, thought about, spoken about, and sung about life, death, and the resurrection of Jesus, we have not participated in Catholic Worship. This is the first basic principle of Catholic worship. Christ is present in the liturgy. Christ is present in the person of the priest; Christ is present in the Eucharistic elements (the Body and Blood of Christ); Christ is present in the Sacraments, in the words of Scripture and as Jesus tells us in St Matthew’s Gospel, in the people gathered for prayer. “Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them”
Year to date Offertory
5:30pm Life Teen Band and Singers: Providing support for the Assembly’s singing on Sundays of the year at 5:30pm Mass. [Audition required.] In the second reading today, St. Paul reminds the Corinthians, “There are different gifts, but the same Spirit; there are different ministries, but the same Lord.” How am I using my gifts for the common good? See 1 Corinthians 12:
Head Coach for 5th-6th Grade Football Team St. Jean Vianney Catholic School is looking for a head coach for its 5th-6th grade football team during the 2011 season. The football season runs from August-November. Candidates must be available for:
Participating in the planning and coaching of the July 18-21 summer football camp Planning and coaching practices three to four days per week on weeknights and Saturday mornings
Coaching Catholic School Athletic League games on Sunday afternoons
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)
The ideal candidate will have experience playing football at the collegiate and/or high school levels and coaching youth sports. Must be a practicing Catholic, able to pass a thorough background check, and complete child safety training. If interested, email the SJV School Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR HELP NEED Training will begin in August of 2011. Looking for mature dependable person to work part-time with St. Jean Vianney Extended Care. Moms are welcome and may bring their children. Extended Care hours are from 3pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. Care givers are usually scheduled to work 3 or 4 afternoons a week, however it is possible to work fewer days or to be available as an ‘on call’ substitute. Duties consist of preparing snacks, calling roll, supervising home work, and supervising play. Interested persons may contact Charlyn Bliss at 753.7644, or 752.2458 as well as pick up an employment application from the Learning & Growth Preschool office. We will begin interviewing June 30, 2011.
Together Baton Rouge Public Assembly A Great Success Story! We are excited to share the great news that 29 delegates from our parish were part of the more than 1100 people, representing more than 86 congregations and organizations, at the May 26th Together Baton Rouge Public Assembly at Shiloh Baptist Church. All of these individuals came together across the lines of race, denomination, economics, and geography, to pledge their commitment to work together on issues affecting our community of Baton Rouge. Our TBR parish Target Group was well represented in the Logistics planning of this meeting, as well as on the Agenda Team. We have a lot to be proud of as a parish community. The next steps will be to look at training for research on issues which have been identified: public transit, violent crime & neighborhood safety, public education, and city cemeteries in disrepair. Please watch this summer for information about training opportunities and future events. The next noon TBR organization lunch meeting will be on Tuesday, July 12th.
MASS TIMES ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES If you are traveling, there is a website to get the name of a church and mass times— www.masstimes.org
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.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
2 Cor 6:1-10; Mt 5:38-42 2 Cor 8:1-9; Mt 5:43-48 2 Cor 9:6-11; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 2 Cor 11:1-11; Mt 6:7-15 2 Cor 11:18, 21-30; Mt 6:19-23 2 Cor 12:1-10; Mt 6:24-34 Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9; Dn 3; 2 Cor 13:11-13; Jn 3:16-18
A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES Betty Wright, Religious Education Assistant Most Holy Trinity John 3:16-18 Many Christians can recite the first verse of today’s gospel. Still the notion of God loving—not condemning—our world is a mystery we can hardly fathom. Maybe that is because WE don’t have the eyes and hearts for it, so we continue selecting facets of our culture and people that please us. Ours is a much more discriminate relationship to the world than God’s full love for it. Our creed names God as Trinity, a community of three persons who live in loving communion. It is a community where mutuality, give-and-take, and equality are enjoyed with no limits on time. This notion is so far from our experience, we call it a mystery. Our loves, after all, struggle to be mutual; our relationships are seldom equal; and we never seem to have enough time. Today we are reminded that God the Father who loves the world and all its peoples gave his only Son so that we could come to believe. And this belief leads to the God-life that knows no limits. Like a good parent who offers options and prays a child will choose the good, our heavenly Father offers us eternal life through faith in Jesus. Eternal life can begin now. We have a lifetime to ponder the mystery. Our question for today: Have you ever been amazed, even baffled, by the deep love someone has for you? How did you respond? Lord this week let me…….
SJV CALENDAR Monday, June 13 VBS Starts Tuesday, June 14 6:30pm Council Mtg. 6:30pm Parish Finance 7:00pm CRHP Men’s Retreat Mtg. 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, June 15 Bulletin Article Due for June 25th & 26th 7:30pm RCIA
Thursday, June 16 6:30pm KC Mtg. Friday, June 17 Saturday, June 18 Holy Trinity Sunday, June 19 Holy Trinity Father’s Day Monday, June 20 Staff Planning
The St. Jean Vianney Catholic Preschool has openings in the three year old program for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office Tuesday through Thursday between the hours of 8:30am and 12:00 noon. Should you need further information, or if you would like a tour please contact the preschool office at 752.5356
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, June 13 8:30am Mayme Manno Tuesday, June 14 6:15am Wednesday, June 15 6:15am Molly Langlois Claire Goudeau 8:30am Thursday, June 16 6:15am Communion Service Friday, June 17 8:30am
Saturday, June 18 4:00pm Ron Henzen Marie Sinitiere George Campagna, Sr. Jack Manno, Sr. Joseph Campagna, Sr. Sunday, June 19 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Lee Bartholomae Howard Comeaux 11:30am Irma Desselle 5:30pm Bernice Romero
SANCTUARY LAMP (06/13– 19/11) Arthur Boudreaux, II and Arthur Boudreaux, III
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.