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LAGNIAPPE Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 23, 2013 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816  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 Ms. Theresa Cannon 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  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, 8:30 AM Friday 8:00 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:15 AM  SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Monday & Wednesday 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.

June 24th is the birth of St. John the Baptist. This day is called Midsummer Day because we are halfway between the beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn. It is also sometimes called “Summer Christmas.” Six months ago we celebrated the birth of Christ. A half year has gone by, and now we celebrate another birth. John the Baptist said, “Christ must increase, but I must decrease.” What do you think John meant? Now that summer is here, the days begin to linger and the nights grow shorter. Like John the Baptist, night time is decreasing, so that the light of day may fully shine. Jesus is called the light, and John is called the lamp that holds the light. When we were baptized, we received the light of Jesus and became lamps! Long ago, nighttime bonfires in honor of St. John were set blazing. Even fireflies seem to be celebrating with their own little lamps. Maybe that is why fireworks are so popular this time of year! Some people set out luminarias (paper bags with sand in the bottom and a lit candle inside) to light a path to their front door to “prepare the way of the Lord.” Even if your “bonfire” is in a barbecue grill, bless it on St. John’s Day with these words: O God almighty, unfailing ray and source of all light, sanctify this fire that we have kindled in joy at the birth of John, the herald of your Son, and grant that, after the darkness of this life, we may come to you, who are light eternal, Amen.

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, This past week was our parish’s first Week of Directed Prayer. It’s my hope that this can become an annual event, alongside the other retreat and spiritual development offerings in the parish. This Week of Directed Prayer utilized a number of spiritual directors who gave participants a taste of what having a spiritual director on a regular basis might be like. Many Christians find having such direction a benefit for the spiritual life. I hope that this has been the case for our 14 participants. This past week also was wonderful Vacation Bible School week. Some spectacular décor, music, crafts, art, food, and games were offered to a full house of young folks. Thanks to all the great crew members who served at VBS this past week. I am happy to say that the new Knights of Columbus leadership was installed after the 4:00pm Mass this Saturday, June 22nd. Thanks to Mr. Bob Hand who served the Council for two years in leadership; and welcome to Mr. Floyd Sones who will serve along with the others in the Council. You will note that the new fencing around the elementary School is basically complete. Also, there is work being done to upgrade the football field surface. While the struggle for human freedoms continues across the world, one freedom we cherish in our country is freedom of religion. You may want to go to the USCCB website and take a look at the information on religious freedom offered by the Bishops of the United States. I would remind you also of the 4 DVD’s currently on the parish website for the Year of Faith offerings. These are excellent, brief teachings about particular “life questions”. I hope you are having a good, hot week. Its tomato picking time…. Love,

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

 To the Hartman family on the death of Cindy’s mother, Helen Autin.

 To the DeLouise family on the death of their loved one, Lucien.

 To the Cotton family on the death of Gewn’s sister and great nephew, Hollie Lilly and Braiden Manning.

ST JEAN VIANNEY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN “Our Time to Pray, Our Time to Give” A MATCHING GIFT There are parishioners who work for businesses which will sometimes MATCH a charitable donation to a Church or School. Is your employer one of those people? If so, your gift to the Capital Campaign could be matched. Sometimes, the employer will match a gift to a SCHOOL but not a CHURCH. Regardless of the case, we can help you find out if your employer will match your gift. Talk to Fr. Tom or Debbie Daigle at the parish office, 753.7950 so we can help you help us.

PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS The Parish Office hours will be Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm during the summer. We are closed from 12 noon until 1:00pm for lunch.

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR HELP NEED St. Jean Vianney Extended Care Help Looking for mature dependable people 21 years and older to work part-time with St. Jean Vianney Extended Care. Moms are welcome and may bring their children. Extended Care hours of operations are from 2:15pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. It is also possible to work as an ‘on call’ substitute. The position will begin on August 5, 2013 and end in May, 2014. Duties consist of preparing snacks, calling roll, supervising homework, and supervising play. Interested persons may contact Charlyn Bliss at (work) 753.7644, or pick up an employment application from the St. Jean Vianney Preschool office. Please send completed employment applications to Extended Care at 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, 70816. We will begin interviewing June 27, 2013.



We welcome the following children to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

 Silas Joseph Shreve, son of Logan and Nikole Shreve.

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2012 - June 16, 2013

 Cade Davis Windham, son of Joseph and Jacqueline Windham.  Grace Ann Aguillard. daughter of Kelly and Mindy Aguillard.

VOCATION “The Lord called me before I was born.” Do you pray to know your vocation which was given to you before you were born? Could it be as a priest, sister or brother? If God is calling you, call or email Fr. Matt Dupre at 225.336.8778,, or visit,

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ATTENDING SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY If you will be attending SLU in Hammond this fall, look for the tent of St. Albert Chapel & Catholic Student Center on campus at your summer orientation session this summer, and sign up to join Southeastern’s Catholic Student Association (CSA)! St. Albert Catholic Student Center is operated by the Diocese of Baton Rouge and is located on the southern perimeter of the campus at 409 W. Dakota St. Let us be “your home away from home” while you are at Southeastern! See our website for more information, to join Southeastern’s Catholic Student Association, or to contact us:

SJV Gator Football Field This summer there will be extensive work done to our football field so that it is ready to go for August. Please know that teams and/or individuals will not be allowed on the field this summer while this work is being done. For all intents and purposes, the field is “closed”. The field will NOT be available for baseball practice or any other sporting event until the work is completed.


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Year to date Offertory



Weekly Offertory



Peter proclaims Jesus as the Christ; Jesus speaks of his great suffering to come (Luke 9:18-24). Small Christian Community Member: Participant takes part in the faith sharing groups in the Advent and Lenten season each year. [Six weeks sessions.]

Ask a Lawyer If you need free legal advice, then go to a Catholic Charities “Ask a Lawyer” session staffed by B.R. Bar association member attorneys; offered on the third Wednesday of every month at the Catholic Life Center Annex, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway. No fees are charged and you don’t need an appointment. Come talk with a lawyer who can help you determine your next move. For more details call Catholic Charities at 336.8700.

Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are available on the preschool website ( and in the Preschool Office.

SINGERS NEEDED We are looking for additional female singers to join our Life Teen Band at the 5:30pm Mass. Please contact Karen at 246.8349.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS July 6th & 7th Food Drive Summer’s here! It’s HOT!!! And the children are at home! The summer months are especially difficult for low income families with children. Please help us help them by bringing the following non-perishable food items to Mass with you the weekend of July 6th & 7th. carrots beets yams field peas juice grits mayonnaise corn spaghetti sauces jambalaya mix jelly pancake mix instant potatoes kool aid mix oatmeal butter beans rice dinners pasta dinners bath soap shampoo toilette tissue fruit snacks tomato sauce peanut butter granola bars dry white beans canned chicken macaroni & cheese Items to be frozen, such as ground beef, chicken, bacon, sausage, sandwich meats, fish, and other fresh items may be brought to the parish office during the week only, during office hours. Please do not bring these items to the church with you. As always, we appreciate your generous support.

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

SJV Reward Programs Rewards Programs: Many of our area businesses give back to SJV through various programs. The following businesses give back to SJV through your purchases. My School Recycles with Office Depot: Send in used inkjet, laser cartridges, or cell phones for collection. The school then sends in the items to be recycled through Office Depot who then sends us gift cards to use towards school and office supplies. My Coke Rewards: Send in Coke Caps and these can be donated to the school where they will be used to purchase items for the school. Community Coffee Cash for Schools program, Box Tops for Education, and Campbell Soup Labels: Simply cut the labels and send them in to SJV. Monies earned help obtain added resources for the classrooms. Target Take Charge of Education: By simply

shopping with your Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card and designating our school, a percentage of the amount of each purchase you make is donated back to our school. If you're not already taking part, please consider doing so - grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors can help, too. To participate or to see how much has been contributed towards our next check, please visit or call 1.800.316.6142.


Vigil: Jer 1:4-10; Ps 71:1-6, 15, 17; 1 Pt 1:8-12; Lk 1:5-17 Day: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80 Tuesday: Gn 13:2, 5-18; Ps 15:2-4ab, 5; Mt 7:6, 12-14 Wednesday: Gn 15:1-12, 17-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mt 7:15-20 Thursday Gn 16:1-12, 15-16 [6b-12, 15-16]; Ps 106:1b-5; Mt 7:21-29 Friday: Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; Ps 128:1-5; Mt 8:1-4 Saturday: Vigil: Acts 3:1-10; Ps 19:2-5; Gal 1:11-20; Jn 21:15-19 Day: Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-9; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 Sunday: 1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-11; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62

ADORATION “NOT JUST ANOTHER MEETING” All are invited on Tuesdays to continue their worship and love of God at adoration. It is a visit, not a meeting. A visit of ‘love to love’. Bring whatever is in your heart and soul and leave it at the feet of the Lord for HE will be at yours. “Adoration for the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth”. -Mother Theresa Join us every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm for Eucharistic Adoration. Taking special time with our Lord is a great way to grow closer to Him.

SJV CALENDAR Monday, June 24 Tuesday, June 25 6:30pm Parish Finance Mtg. 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm CRHP Men’s Wednesday, June 26 Bulletin Articles due July 6th & 7th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Summer Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, June 27 Friday, June 28 Saturday, June 29 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:30am Used Uniform Sale Sunday, June 30 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Monday, July 1

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—

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)

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, June 24 8:30am Shirley Rodriquez Tuesday, June 25 6:15am Souls in Purgatory Wednesday, June 26 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Darrel Ledoux Thursday, June 27 6:15am Communion Service Friday, June 28 8:00am Emile Jacquin

Saturday, June 29 4:00pm Deacon Tommy St. Pierre Raymond Albrecht Jacques Domare Malcolm Caillier Sunday, June 30 7:30am For Parishioner of SJV 9:30am Bobby Landry 11:30am Hillar Moor, Jr. 5:30pm Elna Bergeron

SANCTUARY LAMP (06/24–30/13) Claudine Polito Deacon Tommy St. Pierre

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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