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LAGNIAPPE Our Lord Jesus Christ, The King, November 25, 2012 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816  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 Ms. Theresa Cannon 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

Year of Faith 2012-13 Open the door to faith by exploring your faith through journaling! As the Year of Faith progresses, we invite you to reflect with Catholics all over the diocese about your own personal journey. Keep a look out inside future bulle ns for journaling ques ons and topics.

Theme Two: God’s Plan

MASS TIMES Saturday Sunday

4:00 PM Vigil 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM & 5:30 PM Weekdays Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 AM Friday 8:00 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:15 AM  SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Monday & Wednesday 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.

Living a faith-filled life means seeking to discover our own unique gi s, talents, dreams, and desires that God has given each of us. What are the gi s that God has given me and in what ways have they helped me live a faithful life? How can I use them in a deeper way to bring others to a be er knowledge of God’s plan?



Having observed Thanksgiving Week and Day, we Catholics center our thanksgiving weekly at the Eucharistic Table. In our culture, “Thanksgiving” can be isolated to a once a year observance or public display. The needs for giving thanks are intimate and personal, as well as public. Catholic Christians won’t settle for once a year.

Reminder: Poinsettia orders may be picked up in Fr. Engels Hall on Saturday, December 1st between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Please note: orders for Memorials and/or the Tribute to our Troops will be delivered directly to the church for decorating for Christmas.

This weekend, is Christ the King, and is traditionally in our country the second collection for Campaign for Human Development. The US Bishop’s have supported and sponsored this Campaign each year to cement their commitment to not forget the poor, and to offer particular ways in which issues of poverty and Gospel justice can be connected. Isn’t it true that “somebody’s ox is always getting gored?” Helping the poor may threaten the status quo of a situation that others resist or resent. It is not easy to determine where true Gospel justice is to be applied. Thus, discernment takes time, dialogue, engagement, prayer, work, fairness, openness, and collaboration for the best processes to emerge. I urge you to be generous with this Second Collection this weekend.


This weekend, we are also opening up Stewardship of Prayer, the first aspect of living a Stewardship life. Prayer is the arrow always aimed at God. By that I mean when we pray, we are seeking the Lord first above all else. It is within our companionship with the Lord that our prayer needs ripen and bear fruit. You will be invited to consider how you will make your prayer stewardship for the coming year. Prayer is a personal act, as well as public. Our parish depends on your prayers to uphold us in life. Next weekend, is the first Sunday of Advent, and the beginning of Sunday Cycle C, the Gospel of St. Luke. For weekdays, we will begin the weekday readings Cycle I [for odd numbered years.] We enter a new Church year, looking forward in hope for the Lord’s coming in glory, and again, his coming at Bethlehem. Have a wonderful week ahead. Love,

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. “Adoration for the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth”. -Mother Theresa Join us 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 Update High School - Sunday 6:45-8:30pm November 25th Middle School Night Friday, November 30th @ 6:00-8:00pm in the Parish Hall A Night of Quidditch

SAVE THE DATE Christ Renews His Parish Women’s Retreat February 23-24, 2013

St. Jean Vianney Men’s Club 6th Annual Christmas Dance (membership is not required to attend) Father Engels Hall Saturday, December 15, 2012 7 pm—12 am $50 per person Dressy Casual Attire Live Music Heavy hors d’oeuvres Assortment of Beer, Wine, and Setups Included For tickets contact: Jeff Brown 937.7806 or Ted Magee 756.5519

ST. JEAN VIANNEY TOTE BAGS 14" x 16" with sturdy handles and zipper closure for carrying loads of anything! Great for kids' carrying PE clothes, Moms groceries, Dads anything Mom says to carry! Show your pride in SJV! Bags are only $6 each or 2 for $10! Look for them at the Parish Office for sale! All proceeds benefit the SJV Capital Campaign!


We Remain Persistent in Prayer Next week, you will be asked to fill out a Prayer Commitment Card. Whether prayers offered in silent meditation and reflection, or prayers said before meals or during Mass, each of us can pursue a life of meaningful prayer commitment. In many ways, we can choose to pray regularly. In faith, we trust God and his goodness, and remain persistent in prayer. In the Scriptures, we learn that God is attentive to the cries of his children. He truly listens. We also learn that, unlike men, God is always just and fair. For us, the biblical parable concerning a determined widow, a woman who targeted a dishonest judge and was relentless in her pursuit of fairness, illustrates the concept of persistence in prayer. The story reminds us of the “necessity for us to pray Always without becoming weary.” In faith, we remain persistent. Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, you stewardship will be in the next bulletin. 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.]

We love to hear from you… You would be amazed by the volume of information that flows through our parish records office each week! We appreciate everyone who updates records and lets us know when you move, get a new phone number, etc. All of this is very important for sacramental records and is essential for parish services. Quite often you might be “using up” old checks that don’t match our records. When this is the case, could you please note the situation on your check. Thanks for helping us keep our records up-to-date by: Informing the front office or Mickie Marchiafava of any address, phone number or membership changes. Identifying your tithing by check, cash in an envelope (with name and address) or simply use our visiting envelopes in the back of church. Confirming that you ARE registered in the parish. Parish registration forms are in the front of church. Thank you! Mickie Marchiafava

(225) 753.7950 or

2013 – 25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS THE GIVING TREE Our Advent Giving Tree is located in church near the Sacristy. Each family wanting to participate in this outreach ministry is asked to take an ornament from the Giving Tree and prepare their gift for the person described. It is important that the gifts be returned under the tree by December 9th. The ornaments will provide an opportunity for us to reach out to those persons facing the holidays with inadequate funds, those who are ill or homebound, and those preparing to receive the sacraments. Please offer your prayers for these individuals during this holiday season.

Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 3:00pm Sacred Heart of Jesus Church (2250 Main Street, Baton Rouge 70802) Bishop Robert W. Muench, Celebrant of the Mass, honoring couples on their 25th, 50th, and 65th or greater wedding anniversary. The families of the honored couples are also invited to attend the liturgy and the Reception afterward in the Sacred Heart School Gym. Couples should contact their parish office and let them know they wish to attend.

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT COME AND SEE WEEKEND November 30- December 2, 2012 St. Joseph Seminary College Covington, Louisiana Spend a weekend with the seminarians. See what day to day life is like at the seminary. The program is designed for men already graduated from high school, either currently attending college or working full time, who are interested in the priesthood and who would like to find out more about seminary life. There is no charge for the weekend, you must register a week prior to the event. For more information contact: Fr. Matt Dupre Vocations Director 225.336.8778

Parents with special needs children are invited to have a worry-free night out, while their children enjoy pizza, fun activities and friendship. Enthusiastic youth and adult volunteers will care for children with special needs and their siblings. Parent’s Night Out will be held on the Fridays listed below from 6:30 – 9:00 PM in Fr. Engels Hall. We serve children ages 2 – 12 and a five-dollar donation per family is suggested. Contact Kristen Thompson at 756.9231 or for more information or to register for one of the following dates: 2012

December 7

2013 January 11 February 1 April 12 June 21 *Multi-purpose room

*March 8 July 12


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

Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5; Lk 21:1-4 Rv 14:14-19; Lk 21:5-11 Rv 15:1-4; Lk 21:12-19 Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a; Lk 21:20-28 10:9-18; Mt 4:18-22 Rv 22:1-7; Lk 21:34-36 Jer 33:14-16; Ps 25; 1 Thes 3:12 — 4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36

Parent’s Night Out is a rewarding ministry, which provides pizza, fun activities and friendship to children with special needs and their siblings while their parents enjoy a night out. Enthusiastic youth and adult volunteers are needed to help take care of the children and create a fun night for them. Experience with special needs children is not required. Volunteers are needed from 6:20 – 9:15 in the parish hall on the Friday nights listed in this bulletin. Volunteers should register with Kristen Thompson at 756.9231 or to be sure that volunteers are needed on any of the above dates.

SJV CALENDAR Monday, November 26 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed. Tuesday, November 27 6:30pm Board of Ed 7:00pm Evening of Spiritual Formation 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm CRHP Women Wednesday, November 28 Bulletin Articles Due for Dec. 8th & 9th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, November 29

Friday, November 30 6:00pm Middle School Life Teen/Youth Night Saturday, December 1 1st Sunday of Advent 3:00pm Pick up CDA Poinsettia Sunday, December 2 1st Sunday of Advent 9:30am Children’s Church 6:45pm High Religious Ed. Monday, December 3 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed. 6:00pm Confession

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, November 26 8:30am Darrel Ledoux Tuesday, November 27 6:15am Don Barnes Wednesday, November 28 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Mary Jerome Thursday, November 29 6:15am Communion Service Friday, November 30 8:00am Emile Jacquin Charles Trascher, III Beatrice Miller

Saturday, December 1 4:00pm Joseph Campagna, Fly Jack Manno, Fly George Campagna, Sr. Joey Campagna Langlois Claudine Polito Sunday, December 2 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Claudine Polito 11:30am AJ Chiniche 5:30pm Fred Jarred

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)

(11/26–12/2/2012) Margaret Gilmore

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.