LAGNIAPPE Second Sunday of Lent, March 20, 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Fill a Prescription for the Needy March 26th and 27th The St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy has demonstrated excellence in providing prescription medications to individuals in the 12 civil parishes of our Diocese since opening in 1995. Last year, they filled more than 33,000 prescriptions valued at more than $2.2 million, but could not fill all the prescriptions that people in our community so desperately needed. Through the community pharmacy, our Diocese is improving the quality of life for many of the needy by filling life-sustaining prescriptions for illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. This year the Fill a Prescription for the Needy effort is geared to helping the pharmacy secure the funding it needs to provide the many life sustaining prescriptions we are currently unable to fill. You can make a significant difference in someone’s life by supporting this effort the weekend of March 26th and 27th. You can participate by removing the label from an empty prescription bottle at home and bringing it to church with a financial gift inside. This bottle can be placed in the Fill a Prescription for the Needy container at the entrance of the church. Empty bottles will be available next to the display. We ask for your support this Lenten season - through prayer, volunteering and financial support, if possible. We thank you in advance for helping our Church to make such a remarkable impact in the lives of the poorest of our Diocese. Together we are truly filling this critical community gap in our local healthcare delivery system.
LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, Our Lenten Retreat day will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, beginning at 9:00-3:30pm in the Library. The Retreat Day will focus on Becoming Unbound: Freedom in Christ, and will examine the ways in which we are bound by our sins, habits, desires and how healing and grace from Christ actually works. Fr. Henry Gautreau, noted spiritual director, will lead the day, and introduce concepts developed by spiritual writer Neil Lozano. This special day is free and open to all. Bring your own bag lunch and Bible. March 19th is a marker-day for the Diocesan 50th Anniversary. We honor St. Joseph, patron our Diocese and our Cathedral. Not too early to be thinking about your attending Holy Week, April 17th-24th……… The School Auction and $10,000 Raffle is coming up Saturday March 26th in the Hall!
Together Baton Rouge, City-wide “House Meetings” Begin April 3rd, 12:45 - 3:00 pm Fr. Engels Hall Our participation in the TBR city-wide campaign to listen to the stories of others in our community has begun. Church communities all over Baton Rouge are gathering across racial, economic, religious, and geographical lines to build relationships that will foster trust and surface issues that we can work collaboratively on to affect change. Our parish will be hosting such a gathering, called a “house meeting” on April 3rd at 12:45 pm in Fr. Engels Hall. We will share a meal and meet people from other congregations across our city who want to build relationships with us. This is an open invitation to anyone age 16 years and over who is interested in this opportunity to meet others who share a common desire to make Baton Rouge a better environment in which to raise our families. You will have a chance at all Masses the weekend of March 27th to sign-up to participate in the April 3rd gathering. For more information, please call Lori at 753.7950.
Remember Lenten Dinners each Friday night of Lent, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Hall and Confessions each Monday night of Lent, 6:00-7:00pm in Church. Sounds like a winning combination to me. Have a good Lenten week.
BAPTISMS We welcome the following children to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Kayleigh Beth Cormier daughter of Trevor and Carrie Cormier.
Jonathan James Shreve, Jr. son of Jonathan and JoLynne Shreve, Sr.
Blaise Anthony Ullo son of Michael and Karen Ullo. Save the Date - Come See Our Future You are invited to attend a Listening Session for the Master Plan proposal of the St. Jean Vianney facilities. These sessions will be held in Fr. Engels Hall on Tues., April 5th @ 7 pm; Wed., April 6th @ 7pm and Sun., April 10th at 2 pm or 3:30 pm. Please give us an hour of your time; this is our future!
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.
DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels will meet on Sunday, April 10th at 2:00pm Please call Libby Pate at 273.6880 for more information.
CATHOLICS COME HOME This week we hear the account of the transfiguration of Jesus. While on the mountain with our Lord, Peter, James, and John saw a glimpse of Jesus’ future glory. But it was only a passing moment. We see glimpses of God in an answered prayer, a child’s smile, a tender moment or a beautiful sunset. As Catholics we celebrate those glimpses in a very real way when God’s grace enters our lives through the sacraments. The US Catholic Catechism for Adults, in chapter 14, gives more information on God’s grace freely given through the sacraments.
Keeping Lent/Easter at St. Jean Vianney Daily Mass: Monday-8:30am Tuesday-6:15am Wednesday-6:15am and 8:30am Thursday- 6:15am Liturgy of the Word and Holy Communion Friday-8:30am Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent, 6:00pm The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Monday Nights of Lent at St. Jean Vianney – 6:00-7:00pm March 21st, 28th, April 4th, 11th April 18th 5:30-6:30pm Daily before Mass Saturdays 2:45-3:30pm Wednesday Nights of Lent – “The Light is on for you” in our Deanery region at: Our Lady of Mercy, St. Aloysius, St. George, Immaculate Conception, Christ the King, and St. Thomas More -March 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th , and 20th 6:00-8:00pm Parish Lenten Retreat Day: Saturday, April 2nd, 9:00am - 3:30pm Led by Fr. Henry Gautreau “Becoming Unbound: Freedom in Christ” Lenten Conference: “The Change That Changes Everything” Fr. Richard Rohr, April 8th – 9th First United Methodist Church, www.firstmethodist.org Lenten Dinners: Fr. Engels Hall, 5:30 -7:30pm March 25th, April 1st, 8th, and 15th Holy Week Schedule: April 17th - Passion (Palm) Sunday April 20th - Diocesan Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral 10:00am Triduum April 21st - Holy Thursday - 7:00pm with Eucharist, Washing of Feet, Prayer before Blessed Sacrament until Midnight. April 22nd - Good Friday - 3:00pm with The Passion of St. John, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion, Prayer before the Cross until 9:00pm April 23rd - Easter Vigil - 8:00pm with Blessing of New Fire, Liturgy of the Word, Christian Initiation, and Eucharist. April 24th - Easter Sunday - 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am. Celebration of Confirmation - Monday, May 9th, 7:00pm Celebration of First Eucharist - Sunday, May 15th, 2:00pm
A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD : Born in the Spirit of Faith Collection March 5th and 6th: Identified $34,568.60 Unidentified $ 692.43 Collection March 12th and 13th Identified $25,272.79 Unidentified $ 1,070.69 Building and Improvement Fund $13,029.66 Nicaragua Mission $ 3,691.19 Eastern Europe $ 1,157.00 Expenses: $23,181.32 Disaster Relief Team Member: Linked to Catholic Charities and Red Cross, this group creates a comprehensive disaster response plan: cleanup, transportation, meals, financial aid, housing and shelter management. [As needed] “Rise, and do not be afraid.” Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus spoke these words to Peter, James and John who were freighted when they saw Jesus transfigured and conversing with Moses and Elijah. Tradition holds that the Transfiguration occurred atop Mt. Tabor, a cone shaped, craggy, mountain that juts up from the floor of the Jezreel Valley and overlooks Armageddon, the place of the final battle between good and evil. Lest we be too harsh on the three disciples for their fear and misinterpretation of the event, let us confess that we would probably have been half way down that craggy mountain before Peter spoke his first word. That whole event on Mt. Tabor is a reminder to us that we are constantly engaged in our own Armageddon - our personal struggle between good and evil, trying to fulfill our responsibility to be all that God created us to be and to do all that God gave us the talents, abilities and gifts to do. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we fail. But when we lay prostrate before Jesus, filled with fear and anxiety, we hope to hear him say, “Rise and do not be afraid.” And then, “Good and faithful steward, come into my kingdom.”
Adult Confirmation If you are over the age of 18 years, have never been confirmed in the Catholic Faith and would like to make that commitment, we ask you to call our Rel. Ed. Office (751.2926) to begin the process.
Father/Daughter Dance Pictures You may pick up your dance pictures in the Parish Office. VOCATION As Peter, James, and John had a ‘mountaintop experience’ with Jesus, so too do those who are faithful to Jesus, experiencing His marvelous presence as they follow in His footsteps as a priest, brother or sister. If you think God is calling you, call Fr. Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, email@example.com, or visit, www.diobr.org/vocations.
High School Youth Ministry Sunday, March 27th after 5:30 Mass.
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. 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 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. Should you need further information, or if you would like a tour please contact the preschool office at 752.5356
St. Jean Vianney Extended Care Help Needed 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 (work) 753.7644, or pick up an employment application from the Preschool office or Extended Office.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Dn 9:4b-10; Lk 6:36-38 Is 1:10, 16-20; Mt 23:1-12 Jer 18:18-20; Mt 20:17-28 Jer 17:5-10; Lk 16:19-31 Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Ex 17:3-7; Ps 95; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42]
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, www.stjeanvianneyschool.org. St. Jean Vianney School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin. A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES Mickie Marchiafava Second Sunday of Lent Exodus 17:3-7 Psalm95 Romans5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15,4*b-26, 39a, 40-42 One way to deepen our faith and come to know Jesus better is by spending more time with him as a friend. Lent is an opportune time to become more attentive to Jesus’ presence especially in prayer and encounter him as One who loves us, teaches us and gives us life-giving water. Another way is to enumerate the blessings God has already given us and remember that these truly are gifts from God. Yet another way to deepen our faith and come to know Jesus better is to increase our selfunderstanding as Body of Christ and make concrete efforts to act like Christ’s Body. Things like saying thank you and smiling at another who looks sad or depressed are simple acts, but they remind us of who we are: Christ for others. These kinds of everyday acts remind us that, like the Samaritan woman, we proclaim Jesus’ presence by the truth of our own lives. Our question for today: When do you have good opportunities to share with others what your faith means to you and how you live it? Lord this week help to …………..
SJV CALENDAR Monday, March 21 6:00pm Confessions 6:00pm Religious Ed. Tuesday, March 22 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Deacon Dan Praying the Psalms Wednesday, March 23 6:30pm Disaster Relief Mtg. 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, March 24
Friday, March 25 6:00pm Station of the Cross 6:00pm Lent Dinner Saturday, March 26 3rd Sunday of Lent Gator Soiree Sunday, March 27 3rd Sunday of Lent 6:45pm Life Teen Monday, March 28 6:00pm Confessions 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed.
MASS INTENTIONS Monday, March 21 8:30am Tuesday, March 22 6:15am Wednesday, March 23 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Thursday, March 24 6:15am Communion Service Friday, March 25 8:30am Leopoldo Guillioli
Saturday, March 26 4:00pm Margaret Schlier Anna Mong Patsy Bardley Sunday, March 27 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Emily Blanchard 11:30am Irma Desselle 5:30pm Kathy Attardo
SANCTUARY LAMP (03/28-04/03/11) For Parish
Awakening Faith Our parish will offer a program, Awakening Faith, on Sundays during Lent; this program provides basic elements of our Catholic Faith with opportunities for conversation and sharing. We especially invite anyone who has a desire to reconnect more deeply with the Catholic Church. Join us on any Sunday during Lent from 10:45 am â€“ 11:45 am in the school library.
DOING GOOD WORK Congratulations to Brock Portier for winning the individual State Championship in the145 weight class in wrestling. Prophets class scheduled for March 26th in the library has been cancelled. Will look at rescheduling the class when we meet on April 9th.