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LAGNIAPPE The Ascension of the Lord, May 20, 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


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 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.

VBS At Sky VBS, kids imagine what it would be like to bounce among the clouds, soar with eagles, and reach for the stars. The Bible comes to life in new and powerful ways as kids explore why nothing is impossible with God. Through every experience, kids find that they can trust God. Start soaring now-register to be a part of this SKY VBS! St. Jean Vianney VBS June 11-15 from 8:30 - 12:00. Please register as a volunteer or participant on church Both Participants and Volunteers experience God's Love through this wonderful week! Come join the fun. Additional questions can be directed to Cecile Martin at or Michelle Landry at

Registration Deadline is May 20th.


On Saturday April 28th members of the Parish Cub Scout Pack 490 took part in the annual Pine Wood Derby held in Fr. Engels parish hall.

This weekend, there is a second collection for our sister community in Batahola, Nicaragua. We experienced a visit from some who live and work there a few weeks ago. They put a face on what can seem like a far away place. Please remember them as you consider financially supporting the Center in Batahola with the second collection this weekend. Congratulations to those who are graduating this weekend. May your future be filled with blessings . Next weekend, will be the ordination to priesthood for three men for our diocese: Deacon Matthew McCaughey, Deacon Al Davidson, and Deacon Peter Dang. You may remember Al Davidson who spent a summer here a few years ago. Having these three men join the ranks of the diocesan presbyterate will be a help to our numbers. Keep in mind though that there still remains a shortage of priests to cover all the diocesan needs. Praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life continues to be a necessity. This week the school communities will be completing their year. This means summer is officially here! The campus will be quieter, even with the summer activities that will come and go. We are coming to the end of the Easter season with the celebration of Pentecost next weekend. From Easter Vigil until Pentecost the church is celebrating the joy in Christ Jesus’ victory over sin and death through the resurrection. Before we enter what is called Ordinal or Ordinary Time, we will depart from Easter through the Feasts of the Holy Trinity, and the Body and Blood of Jesus over the next few weekends. Its as if the Church wants to clearly say that the experience of the love of the Trinity and the nourishment of the Body and Blood of Jesus will accompany us through the next weeks and months of the liturgical year. I hope you will be blessed this week. Love,

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL Summer at CHS will offer courses in Academics, Arts and Athletics. New to our summer program will be Adult Leisure courses. Summer courses at Catholic High will run from June 4 – July 20, 2012. Activities are offered for students as young as eight-years-old. Course times and exact dates can be found in the 2012 Summer at CHS brochure which can be picked up in the CHS main office or viewed on the CHS Web site at Please contact Mrs. Sherie LeBlanc or Ms. Nancy Patout (225) 383-0397 or for questions regarding program activities or registration.

DOING GOOD WORK Congratulations to Matthew Rice on winning the 2A LHSAA state outdoor track and field championship in the 1600 meter run and 800 meter run.

VOCATION After the Risen Lord ascended into heaven, his disciples continued his work on earth. Blest are the ones found working when he returns. If you feel a call to a Church vocation, call or email Father Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778,, or visit,

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.

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2011 to May 13, 2012

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. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRIES Elizabeth Ministry Rosebuds Return Our Elizabeth Ministry Rosebud Program will return to Mary’s Chapel on May 6th and remain until the end of May. We are bringing it back in honor of Mary and Mother’s Day. We will pray for and support those who are pregnant, celebrating birth and adoption, grieving miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infant/child death or those wanting to conceive or adopt. If you have one of these special needs, please select the appropriate color-coded silk roses and place in the vase provided. Each week, we will pray for one of the needs according to the color of a live rose, which will be in a separate vase near the display.


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Year to date Offertory



Weekly Offertory



Hospital Visitor: Visitor to patients in Ochsner Hospital offering spiritual support outside of Mass. (Schedule developed based on need.) The Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven (Mark 16:15-20).

SJV GUIDEBOOK AND DIRECTORY If your parish record [name, address, telephone #, etc.] has changed, please call Belinda in the parish office at 753.7950 or email her at Updates must be received no later than June 1, 2012 to ensure inclusion in the Guidebook.

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. For more information call the office at 752-5356.

Middle and High School Youth “Peace be with you.” The next session will start off with a game, followed by activities centered on how to live out the Peace Jesus offers us. Meet in Fr. Engels Hall @ 6:45pm. Dinner will be provided. May 20th – Dodge Ball and Peace in our world Come to find out about a summer camping retreat. 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:

Holy Land Gifts- Olive Wood Carvings for sale after Masses Saida and George Rashmawi, volunteers from the Roman Catholic Church in Bethlehem in the Holy Land are visiting our parish the weekend of June 23.They will speak to us about the Christian struggle in the Holy Land. They also have some beautiful Olive Wood carvings which are all handmade by the Christian people over there. This is a Church mission to maintain the existence of the catholic people in the Holy Land. Catholic used to be the majority in that land but the percentage has now dropped to less than 1.5%. Please take time to look at the carvings, make a purchase and help this worthy cause.

CAMP ABBEY – CAMPER TALKING POINTS Camp Abbey began in 1960 as a joint project between the Knights of Columbus and the monks of St. Joseph Abbey in Covington. After more than 40 years of service the camp closed in 2006 due to rising insurance costs. Last year, the Archdiocese of New Orleans leased the property from the monks and dedicated more than 3 million dollars to a renovation project. The Camp opens this summer for the first time in six years. It is an overnight camp for children who have completed the second through eighth grade. The Boys Camp is in June and Girls Camp is in July. Each week, Camp begins on Sunday afternoon and ends on Saturday morning. The cost, including all meals and other costs is $395 per week. Partial scholarships are available. Camp Abbey is run by the Archdiocese’s CYO Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry.

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

Acts 19:1-8; Jn 16:29-33 Acts 20:17-27; Jn 17:1-11a Acts 20:28-38; Jn 17:11b-19 Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; Jn 17:20-26 Acts 25:13b-21; Jn 21:15-19 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Jn 21:20-25 Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5; Ps 104; Rom 8:22-27; Jn 7:37-39 Day: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25; Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15

CHRISTIAN INITIATION If you are an unbaptized adult or child over the age of seven who is desiring baptism into Christ; an adult or child over the age of seven already baptized as a Christian and would like to become a Catholic; or an adult or child over the age of seven already baptized as a Catholic but have never received First Communion, we can help you. The process is called RCIA [Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults], or the Catechumenate. If you would like to pursue this in any way, call the Parish Office at 753.7950.

The Camp can accommodate up to 180 campers and is staffed by a young men and women in the education field, college-aged Counselors and High School-aged Junior Counselors. For roughly every five campers, there is a paid staff member. At Camp Abbey, young people will find: new friends from all over southern Louisiana, fun games, arts and crafts, hikes in the woods, boating, swimming in an Olympic sized pool, skit night, an experience of the outdoors with many of the comforts of home, opportunities to pray and discuss their Catholic faith, opportunities for Adoration & confession, Mass with Archbishop Aymond each week and so much more. Camper Applications are at

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The parish office will close on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.

PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS Beginning May 29th the Parish Office hours will be Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm. We are closed from 12 noon until 1:00pm for lunch.

SJV CALENDAR Monday, May 21 Tuesday, May 22 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Men Wednesday, May 23 Bulletin Articles Due for June 2&3 7:00pm RCIA Thursday, May 24 Friday, May 25 Last Day of School

Saturday, May 26 Pentecost Sunday Priesthood Ordination Sunday, May 27 Pentecost Sunday 6:45pm Life Teen/Youth Group Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Parish Office Closed

Go to to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living. 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, May 21 8:30am Huey Brown Tuesday, May 22 6:15am Joe Nquyen Wednesday, May 23 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Thursday, May 24 6:15 Communion Service Friday, May 25 8:30am Emile Jacquin Randy Cumming

Saturday, May 26 4:00pm June Watkins Dr. Etta Finn Lorraine Ashbaugh Sunday, May 27 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Joann LoCicero Everett Waguespack 11:30am Ronald LeBlanc 5:30pm Gloria Gavion

SANCTUARY LAMP (05/21–27/12) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilmore, I

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.