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LAGNIAPPE The Most Holy Trinity, June 3, 2012 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 Mrs. Cherie Robinson Mrs. Linda Tate Mrs. Amie Williams Mrs. Dana Sunseri

753.7950 753.7965 www.stjeanvianney.org churchinfo@stjeanvianney.org

Hours

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 sjvprayerline@aol.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 20, 2012 in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7:00 P.M.


LIFE TOGETHER

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRIES June Food Drive

Dear Friends, Having observed Memorial Day this past Monday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting all Catholics to observe a Fortnight for Freedom, June 21-July 4, highlighting the gift of religious freedom in our country. It will be a special time of prayer, education and public witness for our most cherished right. In our diocese and parish we will be observing these special two weeks in a variety of ways. Please note the link on our Parish Website and watch for more details to come. As the Bishops’ own statement “Faithful Citizenship says: “ Responsible citizenship is a duty and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”

The long hot summer months are approaching and our parish food pantry will feel the heat, too! Please help us to be prepared to meet the extra demands placed upon families during the summer when their children are out of school and not receiving the meals provided at their schools. We will be collecting the following non-perishable food items at all the Masses the weekend of June 9th & 10th. Please bring your donations to church this weekend, and place them in the designated area near the front doors of church.

The Feast of the Blessed Trinity is a unique time for us to consider how God’s relationship within the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, represents the quality of relationship we owe one another. It is the love within the Trinity that is shared towards us all, embodying the faithfulness of God in our daily lives. By the grace given to us in the sacrament of Baptism, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in us and invites us to participate in their Trinitarian life and love. Every year this feast day suggests summertime to me, a turning of the page towards the middle of the year.

Spaghetti sauce grits breakfast cereal rice & flour sweet peas can chicken stuffing mix mayonnaise bath soap

This weekend, after the Masses, there will be present in the Church plaza representatives of the Association of the Holy Land who will offer olive wood pieces for sale. The sales will be given to the support of the Churches in the Holy Land. This coming Monday, June 4th, the Staff will spend the day doing the yearly calendar. On this calendar we will put our liturgical, catechetical, sacramental, academic and parish life calendar together. As you can imagine creating this calendar is not easy but it is a fruitful endeavor. Later in June the Staff will do our annual Staff Planning for two days. By now you have heard that seminarian Brad Doyle will be with us for the next 8 weeks. Brad has stayed in the parish rectory for the past year, while taking a pastoral year break from the seminary to teach at St. Michael High School. Having completed that assignment, Brad will now concentrate on experiencing parish life here. Please continue to pray for Brad and all those who are in formation for the priesthood from our diocese. I hope you are having a good beginning of summer! Love,

tomato sauce pancake mix dried red beans carrots can tomatoes mac ‘n cheese corn muffin mix cooking oil toothpaste

oatmeal can fruit yams sugar jelly ketchup mustard

Items to be frozen, such as ground beef, bacon, sausage, sandwich meats, or fish 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!

DOING GOOD WORK Congratulations to the following parishioners who graduated with honors from high school: Jenna Anders Megan Bernard Caitlin Bueche Emily Frederickson Chase Krause (Salutatorian) Meghan Woodard (Valedictorian) Patrick McLean Morgan Clement Emily Guarisco

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


GRADUATES ATTENDING SOUTHEASTERN If you will be attending Southeastern Louisiana University 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 on the campus at 409 W. Dakota Street. Let us be “your home away form home” while you are at Southeastern! See our website for more information, to join Southeastern’s Catholic Student Association, or to contact us: www.stalbertselu.org.

FAMILY CHOICES: FINDING THE BLANCE IN DEMENTIA CARE Presented by the Diocese of Baton Rouge Saturday, August 4th 8:00am-4:00pm Registration begins at 7:30am Catholic Life Center 1800 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808 Featuring Key Note Speaker Jo Huey Author of “Alzheimer’s Disease:10 Simple Solutions for Caregivers” Cost $10/Walk-ins $15 Lunch provided Register online at www.brfamilychoices.org of call the Office of Marriage & Family Life at 225.242.0323.

ST. JEAN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL The preschool is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Our program is in operation Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm.Classes are being offered for two, three, and four year old students. Parents also have an option of “Preschool Plus”, an extended day program. Preschool Plus is available mornings from 8:00am to 9:00am and afternoons from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office or downloaded from the preschool website. www.stjeanvianneypreschool.org. For more information call the office at 752-5356.

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2011 to May 21, 2012 Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

1,186,866.00

1,158,073.00

Weekly Offertory

23,520.00

17,621.30

RCIA Catechist: Assists in the catechetical formation of adults who seek Christian initiation. [Some Wednesday evening weekly sessions, member of team, formation offered and required.] I am with you always, until the end of the age (Matthew 28:16-20).

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

2 Pt 1:2-7; Mk 12:1-12 2 Pt 3:12-15a, 17-18; Mk 12:13-17 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12; Mk 12:18-27 2 Tm 2:8-15; Mk 12:28-34 2 Tm 3:10-17; Mk 12:35-37 2 Tm 4:1-8; Mk 12:38-44 Ex 24:3-8; Ps 116; Heb 9:11-15; Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

Middle and High School Youth “Peace be with you.” High School Summer Softball Any students in grades 9-just graduated next year are invited to play in our summer softball league. Games are Monday nights June 4 – July 30. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/sjv-softball.


tWHY CONSCIENCE IS IMPORTANT During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Americans shone the light of the Gospel on a dark history of slavery, segregation, and racial bigotry. The civil rights movement was an essentially religious movement, a call to awaken consciences. In his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. boldly said, “The goal of America is freedom.” As a Christian pastor, he argued that to call America to the full measure of that freedom was the specific contribution Christians are obliged to make. He rooted his legal and constitutional arguments about justice in the long Christian tradition: “I would agree with Saint Augustine that ‘An unjust law is no law at all.’… A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” Some unjust laws impose such injustices on individuals and organizations that disobeying the laws may be justified. Every effort must be made to repeal them. When fundamental human goods, such as the right of conscience, are at stake, we may need to witness to the truth by resisting the law and incurring its penalties. The church does not ask for special treatment, simply the rights of religious freedom for all citizens. Rev. King also explained that the church is neither the master nor the servant of the state, but its conscience, guide, and critic. Catholics and many other Americans have strongly criticized the recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring almost all private health plans to cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. For the first time in our history, the federal government will force religious institutions to fund and facilitate coverage of a drug or procedure contrary to their moral teaching, and purport to define which religious institutions are “religious enough” to merit an exemption. This is a matter of whether religious people and institutions may be forced by the government to provide such coverage even when it violates our consciences. What we ask is nothing more than the right to follow our consciences as we live out our teaching. This right is not only about our ability to go to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at home. It is about whether we can make our contribution to the common good of all Americans. Can we do the good works our faith calls us to do, without having to compromise that very same faith? Without religious liberty properly understood, all Americans suffer, deprived of the essential contribution in education, health care, feeding the hungry, civil rights, and social services that religious Americans make every day. What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free, creative, and robust civil society—or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good, and how they get to do it.


SJV CALENDAR Monday, June 4 Calendar Day for Parish Staff Parish Office Closes @ 12 noon Tuesday, June 5 6:30pm Men’s Club 7:00pm Baptism Seminar 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Men Wednesday, June 6 Bulletin Articles Due for June 16 & 17 6:30pm Disaster Relief Meeting 7:00pm RCIA

Thursday, June 7 6:30pm KC Officer Mtg. Friday, June 8 Saturday, June 9 The Holy Body and Blood of Christ Baptism Weekend Food Pantry Drive Sunday, June 10 The Holy Body and Blood of Christ Baptism Weekend Food Pantry Drive Monday, June 11 7:00pm Catholic Daughters

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, June 4 8:30am Tuesday, June 5 6:15am All Souls Wednesday, June 6 6:15am Molly Langlois Rose Mary Many 8:30am Thursday, June7 6:15 Communion Service Friday, June 8 8:30am Emile Jacquin Claire Goudeau

Saturday, June 9 4:00pm June Watkins Vincent Campagna Lorraine Ashbaugh Ron Henzen Milchel Brun Sunday, June 10 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Richard Tilley 11:30am Josephine Campagna 5:30pm Ruth Allen

SANCTUARY LAMP 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)

(06/04–10/12) Mr. and Mrs. Marion Deancausse

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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