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LAGNIAPPE Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 16, 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

Join SJV in Opening the door of FAITH 2012-13

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.

On October 11, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith to begin on October 11, 2012 and run through November 24, 2013. St. Jean Vianney Parish Community will celebrate this year of faith in many different ways through all of our various ministries. Please join us in prayer and any of the activities scheduled throughout the year! Watch the bulletin, ministry newsletters, and come to mass often for more information on this year-long celebration of our Catholic faith. For more information on the Pope’s declaration of this year visit the

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends: Our campus is back in full swing with many activities going on! Our preschoolers have adapted well to their new schedule. I heard many of the children saying how much they “missed” preschool while being out for the hurricane. The students at SJV are busy with cheer practice, drama club and all the extra activities that incorporate their talents! Teachers are back to their routine of preparing lessons and correcting papers! Our Religious Education program kicks off this weekend and those that attend public or private schools will gather to learn more about their faith and how to apply what they learn in their everyday lives. Our youth groups, both middle and high school, gear up to meet with old and new friends as they share their faith in unconventional ways. Next Saturday, our scouts have an exciting day planned as they launch rockets while gathering as a Pack in Fr. Engel’s Hall! Wow, what an enthusiastic and energetic community we have! This weekend, we also celebrate Catechetical Sunday. We are blessed at SJV to have so many people who are willing to come forward and share their faith with others. Catechists not only teach the Catholic faith, they help others develop their faith and deepen their relationship with God, our Father. Thank you for answering the call to pass on your faith to others in our parish! In today’s gospel, Jesus teaches us that the Son of Man must suffer and die. He goes on to say that if we wish to follow him we too must deny ourselves and take up the cross. Today’s society teaches us to value so many things that are not really necessary. I think we all should take a few moments this week to reflect on this scripture and identify ways we could build up the kingdom of God by letting some of these things go. Continue to pray for our parish community and know that we, as a parish staff, remember you in our prayers also. God Bless all of you and your families. Peace, Denise Louviere, D.R.E.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS Longing to Lead an Extraordinary Life? The JustFaith program asks you to consider the question, “Do you long to lead an extraordinary life of compassion with a small group of your fellow parishioners as you journey through the scriptures and the Catholic tradition of loving and serving our neighbors?” We will start our next JustFaith program in early October, meeting on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. There are only a few openings left for participants to be included in this year’s program. Yes, it is 30 weeks of learning, experiencing, and growing in faith and compassion – a lively and challenging encounter that can change your life. Contact Lori, 753.7950, to participate. Catholic Community Radio Benefit You are invited to a Dialogue with U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry on “Creating a Culture of Religious Freedom: Making Faith Count” on Sunday, September 23rd 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Parish Activity Center. It will begin with a wine and cheese social and the presentation will start at 5:00 p.m. Congressman Fortenberry is a graduate of Catholic High School and L.S.U. currently serving Nebraska’s First District. The dialogue will be focused on the current healthcare issue relative to the Catholic Church. This is a fund raising event for our local Catholic Community Radio station 1380 AM/wpyr. For more information, contact Louis Prejean, 448.3754.

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 7:25am to 9:00am and afternoons from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office or downloaded from the preschool website. For more information call the office at 752-5356.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Religious Education Registrations: Please remember to register your child/children in our Rel. Ed. classes if you have not done so for the 2012-13 school year. We do not automatically register your child if they attended classes last year. For more info, call 751.2926. Class schedules for the school year are posted on the church web site.

Children’s Church Leader: Adults assist in presenting God’s Word to children K-4, at 9:30am Sunday Mass, twice a month. October through May.


Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1,2012 to September 9, 2012

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


Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory



Weekly Offertory



Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you day that I am?” (Mark 8:27-35).

The SJV Jr. Beta Club is hosting a car wash to raise funds for the club on September 22nd from 9:00am-12:00pm. The cost is $5 per vehicle.

Go to to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living.

2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR HELP NEED St. Jean Vianney Extended Care Help Needed Looking for mature dependable people (college student or older), to work part-time with St. Jean Vianney Extended Care. Moms are welcome and may bring their children. Extended Care hours are 2:15pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. We have a Tuesday and Thursday position presently open, however it is possible to work as an ‘on call’ substitute. Duties consist of preparing snacks, calling roll, supervising homework, and supervising play. Interested persons may contact Charlyn Bliss at (work) 753-7644, or pick up an employment application from the St. Jean Vianney Preschool office.

Youth Ministry Update


What is it? Do you have it? Do you want YoFaith? Come find out! High School September 23 @ 6:45-8:30pm Parish Hall

AWAKENING FAITH—SPAGHETTI DINNER SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 following 5:30 mass “No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.” John 15: 4 It is not unusual that as our professional life takes off and crowds our time for developing a loving relationship with God. The Awaken Faith ministry at St. Jean Vianney helps remind us of God’s desire to have a loving relationship with each of us. Have you been away from the practice of the Catholic Faith? Come visit with us over coffee at CC’s on Coursey Blvd., 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Better yet, come for a fun evening of food and fellowship planned for September 23, 2012 at the Fr. Engels Hall following 5:30 mass. Do you know of a family member, friend, or neighbor who might like to reconnect with their Catholic roots? Speak up, get the word out to them! ….and pray for the ministry that we “consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing. But let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:14-15 For information and RSVP for September 23, 2012, contact Jim at, Cathy at, Kris at, Earl at, Gus & Janet at

Double Nickels Casino Trip The Double Nickels will take a trip to Paragon Casino on October 14th. Please sing up before September 23rd in the back of church. Call Libby Pate at 273.6880 for more information.

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

1 Cor 11:17-26, 33; Lk 7:1-10 1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a; Lk 7:11-17 1 Cor 12:31 — 13:13; Lk 7:31-35 1 Cor 15:1-11; Luke 7:36-50 Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; Mt 9:9-13 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49; Lk 8:4-15 Wis 2:12, 17-20; Ps 54; Jas 3:16 — 4:3; Mk 9:30-37

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.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S READINGS FAITH TO DEEDS In today’s second reading James compares two kinds of faith, a dead faith and a faith that is alive and active. As he makes perfectly clear, if we come across people who are starving and cold it is simply not enough to wish them well and go on our way. Mark and Isabel decided to teach their children that the only way to respond to need is to do small things consistently. The children were 7, 10, and 13, so they were old enough to understand when the family sat down to talk things through. Isabel said, “We go to Mass every Sunday, we pray together at home, and we do things in our parish, but what else can we do to show Jesus how much we love him?” The younger son suggested, “Do our chores on time!” “That’s good,” said Mark, “but what can we do for other people?” “You mean people who are sick or hungry?” asked their daughter. “Yes,” said Isabel, “or people who have no job or no home.” After a lot of talking, the children decided they would save half of their pocket money and the parents would equal that amount. At the end of the month they would decide what to do with it. After searching on the computer for ideas, they decided to help a shelter for homeless families trying to regain independence. The whole family went to give their gift to the director. She thanked them and asked, “Would you like to meet some of our residents?” It was just after dinner so children were doing homework while parents chatted about their job searches. On the way home the younger son said, “They were really nice people. Can we go on helping them?” “Yes,” said Isabel. “We’ve only just begun.” Copyright © 2011, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.

“Lord, this week help me to…”

SJV CALENDAR Monday, September 17 6:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed. Tuesday, September 18 6:30pm TBR 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Women Wednesday, September 19 Bulletin Articles Due for Sept. 29 & 30 7:00pm RCIA 7:30pm Choir .Thursday, September 20 6:30pm Pack 490

Friday, September 21 Saturday, September 22 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Baptism Weekend Cub Scouts Rocket Launch Beta Car Wash Sunday, September 23 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Baptism Weekend 6:30pm Awaken Faith Dinner Monday, September 24 6:00pm Elem./Jr. High Religious Ed.

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, September 17 8:15am Darrel Ledoux Tuesday, September 18 6:15am Wednesday, September 19 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:15am Sam Polle, III Thursday, September 20 6:15 Communion Service Friday, September 21 8:15am Emile Jacquin

Jean Lassard ` Saturday, September 22 4:00pm Lon Rahn Sunday, September 23 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Earline Savage 11:30am Jerry McKernan 5:30pm Louise Serio

SANCTUARY LAMP (09/17–23/2012) June Watkins

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)

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