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LAGNIAPPE Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 13, 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 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.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE One of Catholic Daughters’ major fundraisers is to sell beautiful Christmas Poinsettias. These poinsettias make wonderful gifts, great decorations for your home or can be purchased as memorial donations to help decorate the church for Christmas. We are also offering poinsettias as a Tribute to our Troops again this year. The plants will be used to decorate the church and the names of the servicemen will appear in the bulletin, just as the memorial donations do. What a wonderful way to honor these dedicated and courageous men and women! Order forms may be picked up in the back of church and mailed in, requested via email to, or available online on the SJV website. Our deadline for orders is Monday, November 21st, and the pick-up date will be Saturday, December 3rd. Watch the bulletin for reminders.

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, It was wonderful seeing so many parishioners at the 50th Anniversary Mass at the River Center last Sunday. Our Parish banner, created by Cecila Debetaz, Judy Rozas, Denise Normand and Linda Walsh, carried by Sylvia Ledoux, Joy D’Cruz, Cecial Debetaz, Brigid Durel, Lauren Laird our children in both our Elementary School and Parish School of Religion all marched in to the cheers and clapping of the thousands who were present at the River Center. I’ve said that its difficult to celebrate a corporateidentity like a Diocese-but I think we did just that. There was an infectious spirit that grew and deepened as we began Mass, so that, at the end, when the Deacon sent us with the words “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord with your life”, there was a sense of let’s do this for the next fifty years and beyond. If some of you noticed some items that looked familiar during Mass, it was because some of our Church items were used, along with items from many churches. Finally, if you were there and heard the music, you also noticed that some of our parish choir members added their voices to the 200 member Diocesan choir who made some glorious music. Was a great day. Happy Anniversary Church! This past week was a fine week with Fr. RB Williams and the Parish Mission. Our spiritual lives are enriched by the nourishment we provide through events like personal prayer, retreats and parish missions. Once a year the parish provides such nourishment. I am grateful to Fr. RB and to those of you who were able to make all or part of the Mission. I trust that the fruits of this experience will be with you in the months ahead. This weekend we welcome Abbot Justin Brown, OSB from St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary in Covington, La who will speak about the mission of the Abbey and Seminary, and seek your financial support for this good work. Many of you recently attended the Abbey annual fundraising event, Deo Gratias. There is the annual “Pancakes for Claire” breakfast in the Hall this Sunday morning. All the proceeds will go to support the School Library and the Parish Religious Library. Hope you enjoy the pancakes and thanks for your support in person and in spirit. We are moving toward Advent which this year will have a special focus in the new translation of some

of the Mass parts which you and I will pray. We’ve been practicing with you for many months so I think we will be ready to pray. Last week I mentioned that our parish is partnering with the local KC’s to purchase together a ultrasound machine which can be used in a mobile van which will be made available for use near abortion provider centers. Next week I will provide for you how we will pay for this effort. Our parish can join three other parishes in the diocese who have made this commitment. I hope you will have a blessed week. Love,

St. Jean Vianney Men’s Club 5th Annual Christmas Dance Father Engels Hall Saturday, December 10, 2011 7 pm—12 Midnight $50 per person Dressy Casual Attire Live Music by The Groove Unit Band Heavy hors d’oeuvres Assortment of Beer, Wine, and Setups Included Please make checks payable to SJV Men’s Club For tickets contact: Ronnie Hoffer 921-8833 or Ted Magee 756-5519 or

ST JEAN VIANNEY PRESCHOOL is collecting coats for the 23rd annual Pat’s Coats for kids New & used coats as well as monetary donations may be brought to the office. $20.00 buys a new coat.

4th Degree Sixth Annual Turkey Fry

Prayer at Mealtime In just two weeks, we’ll continue our Stewardship of Prayer effort by distributing instructional brochures. You will have the opportunity to commit to pray in a variety of ways, choosing those that represent your preferred personal prayer intentions. Many parishioners choose to begin a habit guaranteed to present itself multiple times every day. Whether those prayers are silent or spoken, they simply begin to pray at mealtime. Everyone takes breaks during the day to eat, perhaps around a family dining table, maybe even in a cubicle at work. Each time, the Lord welcomes a sensitive statement of gratitude, thanking him for the sustenance many take for granted. Perhaps this is a commitment you’d choose to make in your life Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July1, 2011 to November 6, 2011

Leave the fuss and mess to us. We will deep fry your turkey and supply delicious homemade giblet gravy. For more information call 892.0162. Orders must be placed before November 18th.


Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory



Weekly Offertory



Special Collections for October:


1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63; Lk 18:35-43 Tuesday: 2 Mc 6:18-31; Lk 19:1-10 Wednesday: 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31; Lk 19:11-28 Thursday: 1 Mc 2:15-29; Lk 19:41-44 Friday: 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59; Lk 19:45-48 or (for the memorial of the Dedication) Acts 28:11-16, 30-31; Mt 14:22-23 Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13; Lk 20:27-40 Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23; 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46

HOMEBOUND If you are homebound or know of anyone who is, and would like to receive communion each week, we ask that you please call the parish office at 753.7950.

World Mission $ 1,784.00 Building and Maintenance Fund $12,613.48 Christ Renews His Parish Retreats Men and Women: A retreat movement centered in the parish, for Men and for Women. Participants can take part in a yearly retreat for men in August and women in October. [Formation required.]

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—

12th ANNUAL CATHOLIC HIGH ALUMI TASTE FAIR   Where can you go to taste gourmet foods from 29 of Baton Rouge’s premier restaurants and sample wonderful wines all in the same room? Yes…at the Twelfth Annual Catholic High Alumni Taste Fair! Don’t miss the exciting lineup of restaurants at the Taste Fair on Sunday, November 13th from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Catholic High School gymnasium. Tickets are $35 per person and are available now for purchase in the CHS alumni office or on-line at 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.

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.

Youth Ministry SJV Youth Ministry will be hosting four evenings of faith sharing surrounding the new translation of the Roman Missal for the whole parish (youth and adults) during the next few Sunday evenings from 6:45-8:30pm in Fr. Engels Hall. November 13th - New Words, Same Mass. This session ties together the first two sessions and unpacks the specifics of the new Roman Missal and what will be changing in the Mass.

November 20th - MASSive Transformation. This final session empowers the young people and adults to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the celebration of Mass.

BASS PLAYER NEEDED We need a bass player for the 5:30 pm Mass. Rehearsals are once a month on Thursdays and before Mass. Please call Karen, 246.8349.

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 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. Should you need further information, or if you would like a tour please contact the preschool office at 752.5356.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S Question and reflection by Mickie Marchiafava November 13, 2011 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Psalm 128 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-16, 19-21 In this week’s Gospel we hear the parable that two of the three servants invested wisely, while the third buried his coins in the ground. Why did he do so? He tells us directly, “My Lord, I was afraid of you”. Remember the church was begun with the enthusiasm of the apostles; it was built up over centuries of enthusiasm and heroism of countless saints and martyrs. Today, too, there are many who live fruitful and generous lives of faith. The call of the gospel is clear. Divest fear. Invest in trust. We are each graced with a unique and special capacity to fulfill God’s will. This week think about this question: With which servant do you identify these days and why? “Lord, this week help me to……….”

SJV CALENDAR Monday, November 14 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed. 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Mts. Tuesday, November 15 6:30om TBR Meeting 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, November 16 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir

Thursday, November 17 6:30pm Pack 490 Friday, November 18 Saturday, November 19 Our Lord Jesus Christ The King Sunday, November 20 Our Lord Jesus Christ The King 6:45pm Life Teen Monday, November 21 Parish office hours this week 8:30am-4:00pm

PARISH OFFICE HOURS The week of November 21st - 25th: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - 8:30am - 4:pm. Closed Thursday and Friday. DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels will be going to Sno’s on November 16th for a Thanksgiving luncheon. Please call Libby Pate at 273.6880 to RSVP. You must RSVP to attend. Please meet in the church parking lot at 11:00am for car pool.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, November 14 8:30am Leopoldo Guillioli Tuesday, November 15 6:15am Frances Ducote Wednesday, November 16 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am All Souls Thursday, November 17 6:15am Communion Service Friday, November 18 8:30am Claire Goudeau Jean Lassard Emile Jacquin All Souls

Saturday, November 19 4:00pm Keith Landry David Walls Edward Wartelle Ida Labbe Emily Blancard Sunday, November 20 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Manuel Guileyardo 11:30am Sherome Hqoc 5:30pm Ruth Allen

SANCTUARY LAMP (11/14–20/11) Jean Lassard

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.