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LAGNIAPPE Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time September 2, 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 www.stjeanvianney.org churchinfo@stjeanvianney.org

Hours

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 sjvprayerline@aol.com 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.

Labor Day is a holiday honoring working men and women. It is observed on the first Monday in September. The United States, Puerto Rico and Canada all observe the first Monday of September as Labor Day. Australia celebrates the Eight Hour Day commemorating their successful struggle for a shorter work day and Europe celebrates Labor Day on May 1. The first observance of this holiday in the United States came in September of 1882 when a Labor Day Parade was held by the Knights of Labor in New York City. Matthew M. Maguire and Peter J. McGuire contributed greatly to this event and are credited as the founders of this holiday observance, as they were the first to suggest there be a day of observance honoring working people here in the United States. Peter J. McGuire, a New York City carpenter, helped found the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Two years later, in 1884 the group held a parade on the first Monday of September and a resolution was adopted to hold all future parades on that day and to designate the day, Labor Day. In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day a legal holiday. In 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday. The day is usually observed with cookouts, weekend trips, fun events or just plain relaxation. Some labor organizations and businesses hold gatherings for their members and workers to celebrate the day together.


LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, As I write this Hurricane Isaac is still stirring around in the Gulf of Mexico trying to make up it’s mind about where to land. I’m hopeful that it decided to spontaneously disintegrate or fly to Mars. We’ll see…… Welcome to Labor Day weekend. This Labor Day is perhaps a bit more poignant than usual due to the state of the economy. Keeping those among us who are unemployed is an important prayer intention to keep. This weekend, I am providing the sacraments for the women at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. These women are led by Sr. Linda Songy and her crew of volunteers. The women meet each Saturday morning for the Liturgy and prayer time. It is the highpoint of their week. When one’s world has been diminished, it’s interesting to note what takes prominence. The spiritual life can grow and deepen through suffering. Please pray for these women. I have been meeting with a committee of Staff who are working on the Strong Catholic Families project. Our intention is to develop new ways in which the home faith can be supported by Church faith. One of the surprising statistics revealed by the national Catholic Youth Ministry is that the strongest Determinant of the faith life of a young person lies in the demonstrable faith of the father and mother. I want to enhance that possibility by doing what is necessary to affect the faith-role of parents in sacramental preparation and in Catholic religious education. I am praying that this week’s weather has not caused significant damage to you or to those you love. God bless in the week ahead. Love,

RETREAT OFFERING FOR YOU FOR MEN: Manresa House of Retreats offers retreats for men every weekend of the year. For information, call the Manresa Office in Convent, La, 225.562.3596 or email at ostini@jesuits.net. FOR WOMEN: The Cenacle Retreat House offers retreats for women during the year. For information call the Retreat House in New Orleans, La, 504.887.1420 or email at www.cenaclesisters.org/metarie.htm. FOR MARRIED COUPLES: Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House offers married couples retreats periodically during the year. For information call the Retreat House in Grand Coteau, La, 337.662.5410 or www.ourladyoftheoaks.com ; The Abbey Christian Life Center offers similar couples retreats during the year. Contact the Abbey of St. Joseph in Covington, La, 985.892.3473. FOR DIRECTED RETREATS: A retreat given by a director in a one-on-one setting is offered during the year in these centers: Jesuit Spirituality Center, Grand Coteau, La: 337.662.5251 or http://home.centurytel.net/spiritualitycenter/ St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, Chatawah, Mississippi, 601.783.3494; St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 383.3349.

NEW WEEKDAY MASS TIMES Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15am Tuesday and Wednesday 6:15am

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. www.stjeanvianneypreschool.org. For more information call the office at 752-5356.


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

 Sophia Louise Voltz daughter of John and Shelly Voltz.

 Rory Joseph Morgan son of Todd and Elizabeth Morgan.  Tanner John Spinosa son of Travis and Michelle Spinosa, I  Alexa Catherine Briggs daughter of Richard Briggs and Catherine Ciaccio.

Arimathean: Parishioners serve as ministers of hospitality to individual and families who are attending a Funeral Wake and Funeral Mass at St. Jean Vianney. They also are trained to be adult servers for the Funeral Mass. [Ministry times vary according to scheduled funerals. Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2012 to August 26, 2012

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. Rel. Ed. Teacher Meetings: Children’s Church Teachers: Tues., Sept. 4th @ 7 PM Parish Office Elem. /Jr. High Teachers: Mon., Sept. 10th @ 7 PM School Library

Go to www.stewardshiptoday.org to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living. ADORATION “NOT JUST ANOTHER MEETING” 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.

Goal

Amt. Rec’d

Year to date Offertory

217,532.00

220,913.00

Weekly Offertory

24,720.34

20,720.34

This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts (Mark 7:18, 14-15, 21-23).

MOVING? CHANGE OF ADDRESS? If you are moving out of the parish or have a change of address and wish to remain in the parish, PLEASE NOTIFY THE PARISH OFFICE. Every week, envelopes are returned to us and the parish has to pay the postage due. It can get quite costly. The post office will not forward envelopes to a new address even if you have filled out a mail forwarding form. If you let us know your plans soon enough, your envelope service can continue uninterrupted.

“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.

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.


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS September 8 & 9 Food Drive School’s back in session! Parents are trying to catch up on expenses with school supplies, uniforms, etc. The next few months are especially difficult for low income families with children. Please help us help them by bringing the following non-perishable food items to Mass with you the weekend of September 8th & 9th: spaghetti sugar stuffing mix oatmeal jelly tomato paste & sauce pork ‘n beans flour breakfast cereals rice yams canned fruit oatmeal toilet tissue mayonnaise biscuit mix dried beans spaghetti sauces peanut butter Items to be frozen, such as ground beef, chicken, bacon, sausage, sandwich meats, fish, and other fresh items may be brought to the parish office during the week only, during office hours. Please do not bring these items to the church with you. As always, we appreciate your generous support. 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 has 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.

DOUBLE NICKELS Double Nickels next meeting will be September 9th at 2:00pm in Fr. Engels Hall. Anyone interested in joining please call Libby Pate at 273.6880.

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.

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT 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 kthompsn@papersoft.com for more information or to register for one of the following dates: 2012 September 7 October 12 November 9 December 7 2013 January 11 February 1 April 12 June 21 *Multi-purpose room

*March 8 July 12

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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 kthompsn@papersoft.com to be sure that volunteers are needed on any of the above dates.

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

1 Cor 2:1-5; Lk 4:16-30 1 Cor 2:10b-16; Lk 4:31-37 1 Cor 3:1-9; Lk 4:38-44 1 Cor 3:18-23; Lk 5:1-11 1 Cor 4:1-5; Lk 5:33-39 Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30; Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 [18-23] Is 35:4-7a; Ps 146; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED The parish office will be closed Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.


SJV CALENDAR Monday, September 3 Labor Day Parish Office Closed Pre school and School Closed Tuesday, September 4 6:30pm Men’s Club 7:00pm Baptism 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Women 7:00pm Children’s Church Teacher Meeting Wednesday, September 5 Bulletin Articles Due for Sept. 15 & 16 7:00pm RCIA

7:30pm Choir Thursday, September 6 6:30pm KC Office Meeting Friday, September 7 6:30pm Parents Night Out Saturday, September 8 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Food Drive Sunday, September 9 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time 2:00pm Double Nickels Monday, September 10 7:00pm Elem./Jr. Religious Ed. Teacher Meeting 7:00pm Catholic Daughters Meeting

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, September 3 8:15am Fred Wagner Tuesday, September 4 6:15am All Souls Wednesday, September 5 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:15am Thursday, September 6 6:15 Communion Service Friday, September 7 8:15am Emile Jacquin Claire Goudeau

Saturday, September 8 4:00pm Rose & Kathy Attardo Rebecca Byrum Louise Serio Evan Mills Sunday, September 9 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Leroy Pritchard 11:30am Philip Boudreaux 5:30pm

SANCTUARY LAMP (09/03–03/2012) Mario Armanini, Jr.

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)

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.



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