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LAGNIAPPE Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 9, 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.

The St. Jean Vianney Catholic Preschool is proud to announce that we have received our state license. Having a state license allows our program to offer exciting, new opportunities. On October 3rd, we began an extended care program for our registered preschool students. Parents will have an option for an extended morning from 8:00am until 9:00 am with the use of the elementary carpool drop off, as well as an option for an extended afternoon from 2:00pm until 3:30pm. The preschool will continue to operate from 9:00am until 2:00pm Monday through Friday. For more information on our preschool program here at St. Jean Vianney, check out our website at, or drop by for a tour. We look forward to working with you and your children.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults !!!!We’re having an Open House!!!! Ever wonder what RCIA is all about?

As many of you know for the last two years the parish has been exploring creating a Master Plan [see in church] . Recently, our partners, Institute of School and Parish Development [ISPD] conducted feasibility interviews with nearly 100 parishioner families about this Master Plan. As a result of this work and the previous two years of Master Plan hearing sessions and study, it is the belief of ISPD that a Capital Campaign at SJV will be successful at raising between $2.3 and $2.7 million over a three year period. With this information, the Master Plan Committee recommended to me that we begin organizing a Capital Campaign to raise $3 million over three years to accomplish the following three main projects: finish paying the current parish debt; build a parish gymnasium; build a covered walkway/ drop off for Church. The organizational phase of this project has begun. These are exciting times for us. This coming week, I will be attending for the Diocese the national meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. This grassroots organization operates in service of the US Bishops and played a key role in the preparations to implement the new translation of the Roman Missal. Keep in mind the upcoming parish events: Christ Renews His Parish Women’s retreat is next weekend; at the end of the month, Friday, October 28th, Gator Fest; Saturday, October 29th, Parish Dance; Sunday, October 30th, Parish Family Fest Picnic. Watch for details. Have a happy week ahead! Love,

Are you looking for a way to share your Catholic faith? Are you a non-Catholic interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Were you baptized in the Catholic Faith but never received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation? Would you like to? If you answered yes to any of these questions or know someone who will, come join us at our OPEN HOUSE. Meet our RCIA Team and participants. No commitment, no pressure. Get answers to your questions; enjoy some good food and good company. Join us Wednesday Evening, October 19, 2011 in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7:00 P.M.

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) in during the next few Sunday evenings from 6:45-8:30pm in Fr. Engels hall. October 16th - Everything Changes. This session examines how we deal with change and reminds us of the constancy of an unchanging God. October 23rd - Words, Words, and The Word. This session looks at the importance of words in our culture and compares our words to the power of the Word of God, Jesus Christ.

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

Rom 1:1-7; Lk 11:29-32 Rom 1:16-25; Lk 11:37-41 Rom 2:1-11; Lk 11:42-46 Rom 3:21-30; Lk 11:47-54 Rom 4:1-8; Lk 12:1-7 Rom 4:13, 16-18; Lk 12:8-12 Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt 22:15-21

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.

BAPTISMS We welcome the following children to our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

 Carson Dale Herring son of John and Jennifer Herring.

 Connor Francis Matens son of Sean Matens and Kayla Ballard.

 Preston Drew Cahill son of Ryan and Brittany Cahill.

A CALL TO THE SERVANTS OF GOD: Born in the Spirit of Faith Stewardship Committee [PrayerFinance- Ministry]: Assists the pastor and staff in the preparation of and evaluation of all three phases of Catholic Stewardship. [Stewardship is done three times a year; meetings held in preparation for each phase.]

 Sydney Grace Melancon daughter of Alton and

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July1, 2011 to October 2, 2011

Kathryn Melancon.

COMING FOR OCTOBER 28-29-30 at ST. JEAN VIANNEY !!!! GATOR FEST: Friday night, October 28th. Games, Food, Inflatables and more. Details coming soon. PARISH HALLOWEEN DANCE: Saturday night, October 29th. Fr. Engels Hall. Fun for adults, dancing, food. Details coming soon. PARISH FAMILY FEST PICNIC: Sunday, October 30th, 10:30am Outdoor Mass, BBQ dinners, games, Bingo, music, Jambalaya Cook-off and more. Details coming soon.

NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTER TRAINING There will be a training held for all New Eucharistic Minister on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in the church at 6:00pm.

Together Baton Rouge Gathering October 9th – This Sunday! This is your last call to come and learn more about what Together Baton Rouge is accomplishing in our community and how Catholic Social Teachings connect us to this type of community involvement. Deacon Dan Borne will be our featured speaker. We will meet this Sunday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m. in Fr. Engels Hall. You will also have an opportunity to hear about the five issues identified across our city and what is being planned to address these. This is your opportunity to speak up about how the issues of public education, crime, public transportation, food access, and healthcare affect you and your family. We hope you’ll join us! Please RSVP your participation to ,, or call 753.7950.


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Year to date Offertory



Weekly Offertory



I have prepared my banquet, and everything is ready. Come to the feast! (Matthew 22:1-14 [1-10]).

AWAKENING FAITH Representatives from Awakening Faith/Catholics Come Home at SJV Outdoor Mass—October 30th People have a need to talk about their faith with other people. Making connections with other Catholics is one of the goals of SJV’s Awakening Faith Ministry, an extension of Catholics Come Home Program. The ministry seeks to provide a casual, nonjudgmental setting where Catholics who have been away from the practice of their faith can share, listen, and learn from one another. We meet every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at CC’s on Coursey Blvd. If you know some family members, friends, and neighbors who could benefit from reconnecting with the Catholic faith, INVITE them to the SJV Picnic and Family Fest on October 30th. ENCOURAGE them to come with you to the outdoor mass. LEAD them to the tables to get a name tag and pick up a reminder of Awakening Faith opportunities. OFFER to come with them to CC’s. HELP renew someone’s faith.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS Elizabeth Ministry Rosebud Program Our parish’s Elizabeth Ministry is expanding 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 CROP Hunger Walk – October 16th , 2:30 p.m. The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness and funds to make a difference in the lives of hungry and impoverished people locally and around the world. The walk starts at Catholic Charities, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, and travels towards Catholic High. Walkers are encouraged to bring canned goods and make a donation to help others in need. T-shirts are available for walkers that make a minimum donation of $10.00. 25% of the funds donated will stay here in Baton Rouge, and the remainder will help globally. For more info, see Youth may obtain service hours for the event. Contact Cindy Murphy at 603.5853, or If you want to walk, meet us at Catholic Charities and sign-up on the SJV registration sheet. Come, and enjoy the music, food, and fellowship!

Catholic High School Information Night and Open House Young men in the 8th grade and their parents are invited to attend an Information Night at Catholic High School on either October 16th or October 23rd from 7 to 9 p.m. Young men in grades 6-8 and their parents are invited to the Open House at Catholic High on November 10th. Tours begin at 6 p.m. For additional information contact CHS Admissions Director Sherie LeBlanc at or 225.383.0397.

WOMEN’S RETREAT OCTOBER 15-16, 2011 Come join us for a two day weekend that will strengthen your bond with God and your fellow parishioners. The renewal weekend is given for parishioners by parishioners. It is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. It emphasizes continue growth in Christian life and in our daily contacts with others. The weekend is an opportunity to hear and discuss how we live as Catholics in our modern complex society. For information, please call Brigid Durel at 752.1648 or Lisa Weathers at 751.6727. Registration is available online as well as after masses in the coming weeks. Facebook: groups/126749734017/

Go to to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living. A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 22:1-14 Over and over again in the Gospel of Matthew, we are given a warning. Even though the reign of God is meant to include us, if we do not shape up and embrace the message of Jesus, we will be dropped from the guest list! Who is calling you? This text from Matthew makes it clear that, indeed, the king has sent servants to summon you. By baptism you have been initiated, and are a member of the Church. But now the burden is on you to listen to the king’s servants, to respond to their call, and to come to the feast. Now is the time to join the celebration! How do I hear God’s invitation to the wedding feast? Who is calling me? How will I respond? How can we as a community echo the teaching of Jesus in this parable? Lord this week let me…….

SJV CALENDAR Monday, October 10 6:00pm Rel. Ed Elem./Jr. High 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Mtg. Tuesday, October 11 7:00pm CRHP Women’s Retreat Mtg. 7:00pm Adoration Wednesday, October 12 Bulletin Article Due for Oct. 23rd & 24th 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir

Thursday, October 13 6:30pm KC Mtg. Friday, October 14 Saturday, October 15 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Christ Renews His Parish Retreat Women Sunday, October 16 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Christ Renews His Parish Retreat Women 6:45pm Life Teen Monday, October 17

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, October 10 8:30am Communion Service Tuesday, October 11 6:15am Communion Service Wednesday, October 12 6:15am Communion Service 8:30am Communion Service Thursday, October 13 6:15am Communion Service Friday, October 14 8:30am David Walls Jean Gantt Celestin

Saturday, October 15 4:00pm Keith Landry John Valentine Edward Wartelle Elizabeth Kohlmeier Sunday, October 16 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Rose Attardo 11:30am Marin Bau 5:30pm Marcille Thibodeaux

SANCTUARY LAMP PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY CRUSADE Please come join us to say THE HOLY ROSARY, at Hi Nabor - 5383 Jones Creek Road, on October 15th at NOON. We will be praying for our Country. For more information you may contact Charlyn or Doug Bliss at 225.752.2458.

(10/10–16/11) Mr. Amadeo Dugas

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.