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LAGNIAPPE Twenty-eight Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 14, 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

MASS TIMES Saturday Sunday

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

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 One: Finding God What people, places, and/or events have shown me that God is present in my life? And how have I been changed by this experience and knowledge of God?

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support regarding the Capital Campaign A Time to Pray A Time to Give. Again this weekend, we are asking parishioners who have not yet received their Capital Campaign packet of information and personal letter from me to go to one of the assigned tables after Masses and do so. Our intention is to contact every registered parishioner/family. I would ask you to be an ambassador for the Campaign, and please pray for this effort. The results we get depend on the good work and will of us all. This past week, I attended the national meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions in San Jose, California. It is my one time to network with other Diocesan Directors of Worship from across the country. This annual meeting focused on the multicultural aspects of worship. In some Dioceses in the US, Sunday Mass is celebrated in 20 or more languages. Along with the difference in language comes differences in clothing, gesture, posture, food, music. Underneath every ethnic culture are assumptions about the way the world is, one’s place in the world, one’s approach to God, and understanding of God in the world. Cultural issues are complex. In the best sense, culture influences our Catholic worship [Yes, all of us worship out of our own particular cultural assumptions and heritages] and Catholic worship influences the culture{s}. This weekend, the KCs are taking orders for the BBQ dinners on Sunday, October 28th, the annual Family Fest Weekend, with Mass outside on the lawn at 10:30am. Get your dinners ordered this weekend. Thanks to the Parish Family Life Commission and KC’s for supervising this day. The 40 Days for Life national initiative is intended to raise awareness of the principle that all human life is sacred. Please pray that this awareness deepens among all parts of our society. Recently the daily Mass schedule for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays was changed to allow for Friday Mass attendance by the School children. It was moved to 8:15am, along with Monday and Wednesday. However, because of the need to provide a certain amount of class instruction time, there is need to move the Friday morning Mass to 8:00am. SO, beginning October 19th, morning Mass on Fridays will be 8:00am. I will then also move the

Masses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15am to 8:30am beginning on October 22nd. 6:15am Mass on Tuesday and Wednesdays will remain the same. Confused yet???? ☺ Hope you are having a good beginning to a new week! Love,

Halloween Costume Contest! Sunday, October 28th at 1pm during SJV family picnic wear your costume to 10:30AM MASS than come join IN the fun! GREAT prizes for all ages!

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



Thank You for Your Continued Support Bishop Robert W. Muench would like to thank the parishioners from St Jean Vianney Parish for their continued support for the Bishop's Annual Appeal. This year, the Bishop's Annual Appeal has raised $866,070.00 to date, with a total of 139 families from St Jean Vianney Parish contributing $26,457.00 to this important appeal. Your support for the Bishop's Annual Appeal makes possible many programs and projects that simply would not be possible without the generous support of parishioners from St Jean Vianney Parish, and parishioners from throughout the Diocese. This year, your support for the Bishop's Annual Appeal will assist our Emergency Assistance for the Needy, our Catholic Television Ministry, the Catholic School Emergency Assistance Fund, Church Parish Emergency Fund and, and much more.

Youth Ministry Update High School - Sundays 6:45-8:30pm October 28th November 25th Middle School - Fridays 6-8pm October 19th November 2nd All Youth (Middle and High) Diocesan Celebration of World Youth Day October 28th from 1:30-6pm @ Sacred Heart Details & Signup:

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.] Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2012 to October 7, 2012 Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory



Weekly Offertory



September Special Collections: Religious Ed & Youth Ministry Catholic University Capital Campaign Building & Improvement Fund

$ 1,944.42 $ 583.00 $54,478.00 $10,637.66

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God (Mark 10:17-30 [17-24]).


DOING GOOD WORK Parishioner Dr. Ron Funes, long time Pediatrician in the Baton Rouge area, who recently retired after 30+ years of service. Parishioner Mr. Eddie Wright who recently was received into candidacy as a lay Franciscan.

Between October, 2012 and November, 2013 the Catholic Church will be celebrating The Year of Faith, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During the upcoming parish retreat we will explore simple and concrete tools and practices that can help us, pilgrims on the way, to unwrap the precious gift of faith. Our hope is that we become creative artists of the Good News in a seemingly “bad news” world.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS Elizabeth Ministry Rosebud Program Last year our parish’s Elizabeth Ministry expanded to include the Rosebud Program, a unique way to show dignity and worth for all life. During the month of October, Respect Life Month, in Mary’s Chapel, you will find our display with instructions about how the program works. It will help us to identify, 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 rose 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.

SJV Men’s Club We are a social ministry, and we assist the Parish and School with miscellaneous small projects and functions throughout the year. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month in Father Engels Hall. All men 21 and older are welcome. Come join us for fellowship & a great meal, and get to know us. Please contact Jeff Brown at or 225.937.7806 with any questions.


We invite you to Make A Difference! Attend this one hour informational gathering and find out how you can make a difference for a family in crisis by volunteering with Safe Families for Children™. Barbara Thompson from Catholic Charities will be presenting. WHEN: Sunday, October 21st TIME: 2:30-3:30pm WHERE: Fr. Engels Hall More information: (click on the Safe Families photo) or call Melissa Fitch – 803.0787, Janet Harkness – 753.5711, Kelly Maddox – 773.5690

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:17-30 Reflection By: Denise Louviere, DRE “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” This is the question presented by the rich man in today’s Gospel. He wanted to follow Jesus; yet, his wealth held him back! Jesus, knowing that he was held hostage by his possessions, offered him freedom. But the man rejected Jesus’ offer. We all have things that keep us from following Jesus more closely. For some of us, it may be possessions. We can easily become possessed by what we own. Or, perhaps, it is revenge. Get even is what many of us learn. Anger sears the hearts of those of us who cannot forgive.


Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 — 5:1; Lk 11:29-32 Tuesday: Gal 5:1-6; Lk 11:37-41 Wednesday: Gal 5:18-25; Lk 11:42-46 Thursday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b; Lk 10:1-9 Friday: Eph 1:11-14; Lk 12:1-7 Saturday: Eph 1:15-23; Lk 12:8-12 Sunday: Is 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 [42-45]

Then there is pride. Some of us are taught not to exhibit weakness. But, people who never show weakness are phony; those who never apologize end up lonely! Look honestly at the “baggage” you may be carrying. Jesus constantly offers us help in letting go. He offers us strength through prayer, the sacraments, and guidance through scripture and others who are willing to help us. How would you finish this sentence if Jesus said to you: “Come follow me. You will have treasure in heaven if you go and ……”

SJV CALENDAR Monday, October 15 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed. Tuesday, October 16 6:30pm Parish Council 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Women Wednesday, October 17 Bulletin Articles Due for Oct. 27 & 28 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir Thursday, October 18

Friday, October 19 6:30pm Middle School Youth Night Saturday, October 20 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time Baptism Weekend Sunday, October 21 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time Baptism Weekend 9:30am Children’s Church 6:45pm High School Religious Ed. Monday, October 22 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, October 15 8:15am Darrel Ledoux Tuesday, October 16 6:15am All Souls Wednesday, October 17 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:15am Virginia Pereira Thursday, October 18 6:15 Communion Service Friday, October 19 8:00am Emile Jacquin Jean Lessard

Saturday, October 20 4:00pm Evan Mills Claudine Polito Fredda & Victor Debetaz Ron Henzen Sunday, October 21 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Earline Savage 11:30am Jerry McKernan 5:30pm Ruth Allen


(10/15–21/2012) Ronald LeBlanc

AUTOMATIC BANK DRAFT 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)

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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