LAGNIAPPE The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 26, 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
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 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.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults !!!!We’re Having an Open House!!!! Ever wonder what RCIA is all about? Are you looking for a way to share your Catholic faith? Are you a non-Catholic interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Were you baptized in the Catholic Faith but never received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation? Would you like to? If you answered yes to any of these questions or know someone who will, come join us at our OPEN HOUSE. Meet our RCIA Team and participants. No commitment, no pressure. Get answers to your questions; enjoy some good food and good company. Join us Wednesday Evening June 29, 2011 in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7:00 P.M.
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, This past week the parish staff spent two days preparing for the upcoming year. It’s one of those “cycles” within the calendar year. For the staff, the new year basically begins June 1st, with planning for the Fall and Spring done as summertime begins. We go through each area of parish ministry life, looking at what worked and what did not, what is needed for the next year’s parish life. I appreciate so much the dedicated work of the parish staff who collaborate with so many of you. We have returned to Ordinary time in the liturgical year gradually with the feasts of the Trinity and the Body and Blood of Jesus moving us into the 15th Sunday of the Church year, which is next year. This weekend’s Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus blends two strains of thought and practice about the Eucharist-reverencing the real Presence, and the action of eating and drinking the Body and Blood of the Lord. Recently in the local Advocate there have been some letters about the status of the Industrial Areas Foundation and its association with Together Baton Rouge, of which our parish is a participating member. I find that letters in the newspaper seldom give much room for nuance or dialogue as possibly sincere as those letter may be. The status of Mr. Saul Alinsky, the founder of IAF, is complicated in the history of social justice in America. He was someone passionate about the issues of injustice he perceived to be operative in society during his lifetime. His background was not orthodox Christian, as he was Jewish in heritage. A person’s life can be examined with flaws and failures made obvious; and, it appears that Mr. Alinsky has comments, writing and areas of life which could be criticized. However, it is also true that he and the IAF, which specialized in community organizing, collaborated closely with the Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Church parishes in Chicago for many years, working on common issues of social justice, particularly for the poor and the disenfranchised. Over the decades since his death, IAF has participated in collaboration with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in areas across the country. I am aware that CCHD has for the last decades come under some intense criticism from some parts of the Catholic Church for appearing to fund or otherwise support organizations on the local level which address social problems but which do not seem to be orthodox or consistent with Catholic teachings in the view of the one criticizing. While
such criticism is listened to by the Bishops, their commitment to CCHD has not changed. Since, 1969, CCHD has worked to provide funding for groups of poor and low income people who are empowered to address the root causes of poverty in their communities. CCHD has worked with organizations which have associated with IAF. In 1999, in the US Bishop’s Pastoral Letter, In All Things Charity, the Bishops said that the strong and effective thirty year history of the CCHD convinces us that community organizing, community-based economic development and education for social change must be integral components of a wider range of Catholic social ministries. The “cries of those who are poor” in our society demand new and renewed commitment to systemic social change through organizing, community outreach, legislative networks, racial reconciliation, social policy development, coalition building, and public and private sector partnerships for economic development. Provisions for social services alone cannot affect the permanent, broad and deep changes in society that are rightfully wanted and needed by those who are living in poverty; these changes are needed so that the poor might achieve the freedom and dignity consistent with Gospel love. Together Baton Rouge has used IAF as an organizing resource. In all my meetings with those involved in TBR, in all the communications I have read, in all the conversations I have had with Mrs. Lori Aucoin and parishioners participating in TBR events and ecumenical gatherings, never once was any hint of communism, immoral, sinful comments or behaviors raised, discussed or advocated. While not exclusive to any Church, the majority of participatory members of TBR represent the Christian Communities of Baton Rouge. The lead organizer, Mr. Brod Baggert, is a practicing Catholic. I am aware that some would feel threatened by inviting a closer look at not only social services but the underlying reasons why poverty, crime and other social ills exist and how to solve such problems. Yet, I believe that being guided by our rich Catholic Church heritage in social justice teachings and action, and the prudent and deliberative work involved in our parish’s responsible participation in TBR, our contribution can make a difference for the common good of all. I hope you have a good week ahead. God bless. Love,
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 19, 2011
Our first three principles, as documented in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, that will remain unchanged when the Roman Missal translations take effect are that Christ is present in the Liturgy, the earthly liturgy is a foretaste of the heavenly liturgy, and the liturgy is the source and summit of the Church’s activity and power. The document lists a fourth basic principle of Catholic worship…that the church earnestly desires that all the faithful be led to that full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy. The church recognizes that in order for worship to be best expressed, the worshippers themselves must understand what and why we do what we do. This is best achieved by our engagement and participation in the liturgy. Each person who attends or presides, or participates in the celebration of the Liturgy has a role. If that role isn’t fulfilled, the full potential of the power of the liturgy is not reached. Remember it is through the gathered community at the liturgy that we praise God, achieve holiness, and understand a little better what heaven is like. There are different kinds of participation and each has its appropriate time in the context of the Mass. There is outward participation, inward participation and even a place for silence. We will look more closely at these next week.
Year to date Offertory
Religious Education Teacher’s Assistance: [all grade levels]: Assists catechist in classroom sessions; at the time program offered. Ongoing formation offered. Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the living bread; whoever eats this bread will live forever” (John 6:51-58).
New Translation of the Mass Workshop To Be Held at St. Jean Vianney Parish Fr. Tom will offer a two consecutive evening workshop for anyone interested on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 12-13, 6:00-8:30pm in the Fr. Engels Hall. The Workshop will focus on the reasons for the change to some of the words for Mass, the principles of Catholic worship which will not change, a consideration of how we pray the liturgy of the Church, and a review of the actual changes to all the Mass texts that will begin the first Sunday of Advent this year. There is NO CHARGE for this workshop, but you MUST REGISTER at www.diobr.org and click on the red Roman Missal bar which will take you to the registration form. Or, you may call the parish office at 753.7950. Registration is required so that the printed materials may be prepared.
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.
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.
Should you need further information, or if you would like a tour please contact the preschool office at 752.5356
PARISH OFFICE HOURS The parish office will be closed on Monday, July 4th.
2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR HELP NEED
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
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 Preschool office. We will begin interviewing June 30, 2011.
Monday: Gn 18:16-33; Mt 8:18-22 Tuesday: Gn 19:15-29; Mt 8:23-27 Wednesday: Vigil: Acts 3:1-10; Gal 1:11-20; Jn 21:15-19 Day: Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 Thursday: Gn 22:1b-19; Mt 9:1-8 Friday: Dt 7:6-11; 1 Jn 4:7-16; Mt 11:25-30 Saturday: Gn 27:1-5, 15-29; Lk 2:41-51 Sunday: Zec 9:9-10; Ps 145; Rom 8:9, 11-13; Mt 11:25-30
JustFaith Retreat Opportunity St. Aloysius and St. George are sponsoring a JustFaith retreat on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at St. George Catholic Church from 9am-3:30pm. The day will illuminate the themes, Flow and Feel of Engaging Spirituality. Participants will immerse in contemplative practices that deepen their connection to the wounds and wonders of this world and the crises of our times. Fees $35. Brown bag lunch and drinks will be provided. Space is limited, so register early. For registration form and additional information see the following websites: www.st-george.org, www.Aloysius.org or www.just faith.org/programs/ engagingspirituality.html or email Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org, Verna at email@example.com, or contact Kristel at 293-2212.
VOCATION As Jesus poured out His life for us, He could be inviting you to consider doing the same for Him. If you think God is calling you to be a priest, a sister or brother, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.
Religious Education Classes (2011-12) “Let us respond to God’s call by educating our youth with the message of Jesus Christ.” If you are interested in volunteering to teach in our parish school of religion we would welcome an opportunity to meet with you. At present we have limited teacher openings in our lower elementary classes. Teacher assistants are needed in grades 1st – 8th. Please call Denise or Betty at 751.2926.
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 email@example.com.
SJV CALENDAR Monday, June 27 Tuesday, June 28 7:00pm CRHP Men’s Retreat Mtg. 7:00pm CRHP Women’s Retreat Mtg. 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, June 29 Bulletin Article Due for July 8th & 9th 6:30pm Disaster Relief Mtg.
7:30pm RCIA Thursday, June 30 Friday, July 1 Saturday, July 2 Men’s Prayer Breakfast Sunday, July 3 6:45pm Life Teen Monday, July 4 6:00pm Youth Softball
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.
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, June 27 8:30am Darrell Ledoux Tuesday, June 28 6:15am Wednesday, June 29 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Viry Fontenot Thursday, June 30 6:15am Communion Service Friday, July 1 8:30am Lepolodo Guillioli Saturday, July 2 4:00pm George Campagna, Sr.
Joey Campagna Langlois Jack Manno, Fly Joseph Campagna, Fly Marie Sinitiere Ronald LeBlanc Sunday, July 3 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Rose Attardo 11:30am Irma Desselle 5:30pm Margaret Schlier
SANCTUARY LAMP (06/27– 07/03/11) Ruby Boudain
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.