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St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph, Recently, Fr. Karl Daigle announced that effective July 1, 2014 he is to become the new Pastor of Christ the King in Bossier City and that Fr. Thomas Elavunkal, CMI, who has been at St. Joseph almost 4 years, will be leaving St. Joseph to become the pastor at St. John the Baptist Parish, Many, LA and St. Terence Church, Toledo Bend. Blake Bruchhaus, Director of Liturgy and Music, has been accepted to Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana to continue his liturgical and musical studies. A farewell reception will be held in the St. Joseph Activity Center (SJAC) for Fr. Karl, Fr. Thomas and Blake on Sunday, June 29th following the noon Mass. Please join us. Please join us in welcoming Fr. Mark Franklin who has been assigned pastor of St. Joseph and Fr. Michael Thang’wa, FMH, who has been assigned Parochial Vicar. Fr. Mark is coming from St. Paul’s in Minden, LA and Fr. Michael Thang’wa from St. Mary of the Pines both will begin the service of our parish family on July 1. Please continue to keep all our priests in your prayers.

There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.

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Bread for the Journey Fr. Karl Daigle

The Ascension of Jesus into heaven marked the end of his earthly existence. His Ascension reminds us of both the exciting and sometimes frightening reality that at some time in the unknown future, our earthly existence will come to an end. The stark truth that our earthly existence will eventually come to an end reminds us of the eternal importance of this life. The end of our earthly lives is not the end. When we die a physical death, we do not cease to exist. When we die, we begin our eternal destiny either in the presence of God or forever outside the presence of God, based on our decision to live for God or not to live for God, during our earthly lives. Since our earthly lives have such eternal significance, we are called to continually seek out, embrace and live out the values that will carry us into eternal life with God. Faith, hope and love are the values that are meant to be the reference point of our lives, not the earthly values of power, success, popularity and pleasure. The value of FAITH helps us to recognize our daily need and dependency on God. Faith enables us to trust that God is for us; God is with us; and that God is within us. Faith enables us to seek out, recognize and celebrate the providential care and protection of God. It helps us to see that we need God to be whole and holy. The value of HOPE helps us to see that God is faithful not only in times of joy and prosperity, but also in sorrow and deprivation, and that God is committed to bringing good out of even the most painful and seemingly absurd

moments of our lives. It provides us with a spirit of courage and perseverance in the midst of temptation, moral failure, rejection and persecution, especially when we seek to be a person of faithfulness and integrity for the sake of Christ and the glory of God. The value of LOVE helps us to recognize that every person has the dignity of a beloved son and daughter of God. This inspires us to treat each person with honor and respect, to serve them in their various forms of need, and to make people and relationships, not tasks and material things, the priority of our lives. Even though faith and hope will no longer be needed once we enter into the glorious presence of Christ, they both bring about a love for God and others that enables us to get into heaven. We will carry this love into eternity and it will reach its full perfection in communion with all of our brothers and sisters, as we worship and adore our Triune God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ~ Fr. Karl

Vol. 65 No. 22

Seventh Sunday of Easter—Feast of the Ascension

For the Ride Home Deacon Bill Roche

What is the Easter Duty? Does is still apply? When I was growing up before the Second Vatican Council people spoke of the “Easter Duty” which meant that a Catholic was obligated to confess their sins at least once a year and receive the Eucharist at least once during the Easter Season which stretched from Easter Sunday to Trinity Sunday. This obligation was part of what were termed the Commandments of the Church. These Commandments may never actually have been officially approved by the Church. Following the Second Vatican Council, with a renewed emphasis on Baptism, personal responsibility, and participation in the Church, there was an increased emphasis on receiving the Eucharist as part of participation in the Mass. The revised Code of Canon Law issued in 1983 defined the Easter Season as the period from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. There is no actual rule or commandment that requires an individual to confess their sins every year. However, it is and has been a good practice to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly. Sacramental Confession is required of a person before the reception of Holy Communion if he or she is aware of having committed serious sin. Peace, Deacon Bill

St. Joseph Guild St. Joseph Guild will meet for Mass at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, followed by a farewell lunch for Fr. Karl and Fr. Thomas in the Family Life Center. Please RSVP by Friday, June 13th. For more information about joining the St. Joseph Guild please contact the Church Office at 865-3581.

June 1, 2014

Parish Contact 211 Atlantic Avenue Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 865-3581 8:30am - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)

Parish Team Fr. Karl Daigle Pastor (ext. 8200)

Fr. Richard Lombard Associate Pastor (ext. 8201)

VBS Registration!

Fr. Thomas Elavunkal Parochial Vicar (ext. 8202)

Deacon Bruce Pistorius Deacon (865-3581)

Registration for VBS 2014 has started! Registration forms may be found in the Gathering Space or on the Church website:

Deacon Bill Roche Faith Formation & DRE (ext. 8203)

Mary Arcement Middle School Youth (ext. 8205)

Blake Bruchhaus Dir. Liturgy and Music (ext. 8207)

Roxanne Chumley

Dates: Monday, July 7 thru Friday, July 11th Times: 8:30am to 12:00noon Ages: 4 years old to 5th grade Theme: Wilderness Escape!

High School Youth and Young Adults (ext. 8214)

Loralee Culbert Associate Dir. Of Liturgy & Music (ext. 8209)

Elizabeth Cruz Housekeeping

Volunteers needed! Adult and Middle School/ High School volunteers welcome! Registration fee waived for those parents who volunteer for VBS! Contact Jennie Murphy for more details by calling 841-8215 or by emailing!


Luisa LeMoine Business Administrator (ext. 8212)

Jennie Murphy Asst. DRE, Bulletin & Web (ext. 8215)

Ka’Lani O’Shea Receptionist (ext. 3581)

Sommer Anderson - Picou Middle School Youth (ext. 8205)

Susan Prest

Mon., June 2 SVdP (B) 6:30pm

Event & Nursery Coordinator (ext. 8213)

Pentecost Concert

Cheryl Raney MDO & TADS Coordinator (ext. 3233)

Tues., June 3 Boy Scouts (Caf) 6:30pm MOMs (A) 6:30pm VITA (B) 6:30pm Wed., June 4 Men’s Fellowship (FLC) 12noon Baptismal Seminar (SR) 6:30pm MALE (A) 7:00pm Sun., June 8 ACTS Spring Fling (FLC) 1:00pm Pentecost Concert (St. Jude) 4:00pm

St. Jude Catholic Church will be hosting a Pentecost Choir Festival on Sunday, June 8th, at 4:00 p.m. There will be an Open House the same afternoon from 2:00-4:00. Stop in for refreshments and a tour of the new church, then stay for the choir concert. St. Jude’s choir will be joined by the choirs from St. John Berchmans Cathedral and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shreveport. Join us for a musical celebration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Kathy Schimschock Pastoral Secretary (ext. 8210)

Amy Schimschock Part-time Receptionist (ext. 2101)

Jane Snyder Outreach (ext. 8204)

Dotye Sue Stanford Family Life (ext. 8208)

Romeo Vargas Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds

Parish Leadership Diane Hudson Pastoral Council Chair

Tom Simms Finance Council Chair

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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Jacob’s Well New Location!

Janet & Jim Hollier ~

Today as we celebrate the feast of the Ascension we are reminded that Christ's saving work on earth continues through his disciples....and now through us. When we give to the poor, God indeed pours his love, peace and joy into our hearts, into our lives and into the hearts of those who are poor. If you want to know more about St. Vincent de Paul, please contact us. We need volunteers who are interested in working the hotline. Thanks!

Catholic Gift Shop Has Moved! Jacob’s Well has relocated to 3950 Youree Drive, Suite 150. Hours 9:00am to 5:30pm, Monday – Friday & 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday Phone number: 524-2443

Parish Business Administrator Luisa LeMoine ~


Thank you for your generosity!

Mon, Jun 2 Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68; Jn 16:29-33

May 24/25



Shortages/ Overages

8:15 am +Albert Feldt 5:45 pm Angie Boden (SI)

Parish Support:




Tue, Jun 3

Building Fund:




Acts 20:17-27; Ps 68; Jn 17:1-11a

Retired Priest

8:15 am Joe and Ann Cush (SI) 5:45 pm +Betsy Trusty

May 17/18

Wed, Jun 4 Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68; Jn 17:11b-19

8:15 am +Pearl Gullo 5:45 pm +Abe Cowan

Mass Schedule Thu, Jun 5 - Saint Boniface


Parish Support:




Building Fund:




Loan Balance: $986,447.00

St. Joseph Prayer List

Acts 22:30, 23:6-11; Ps 16; Jn 17:20-26

Sat, Oct 19 Sat, 7 8:15 Jun am +Christy Gallegos Acts 30-31; Ps 11; Jn 21:20-25 5:00 28:16-20, pm +Albert Stentz +DeWitt Methvin 8:15 am +Cynthia Farrer +Ferminia Teresa Mancini+DeWitt Methvin 5:00 pm +A.B. Collinsworth +FrancesMethvin Gibson Pena +Lallah +Lanore Mee King +Jimmy Kenney Mac Raburn +Marita +Mercedes Colon +Lallah Methvin +Norman Zaffater, Sr. Beverly Cush (SI) +Lanore Mee King Colon Sun, Jun+Mercedes 8 - Pentecost Sunday +Mr.& Mrs. Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104; 1 Maranto Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 +Theresa Ducharme 8:00 am +Tena Distefano Mr. Lewis 9:30 am +Rita ScottProvenza(SI) Sun, 20 6:00 Oct pm +Norman Zaffater, Sr. 8:00 am +Frank Lex 9:30 am +Rita Scott The Sanctuary Light burns 12:00In pmLoving Parishioners of St. Parish Memory ofJoseph Frances and (SI) Tony DeFatta 6:00 pm +Debbie Vaughn for the week of June 2-8, 2014

Shortages/ Overages


& Intentions

Dailyam Masses (8:15am & 5:45pm) 8:15 +Ku Ong and Ong Ang Ko at St. Joseph Catholic Church during Fekany the week of Monday, October 14, 2013 5:45 pm +Daisy through Friday, October 18, 2013 have been canceled due Fri, JunDiocese 6 - Saint of Norbert to the Shreveport Priest Retreat in Lake Acts 25:13b-21; Charles, LA. Ps 103; Jn 21:15-19 8:15 am +Henry Marak +Jack Eichler +Jack Touchstone (SI) Daily Masses will resume at Chavarria St. JosephFamily on Saturday, Looney Mary Rounds (SI) October+Jean 19, 2013 at 8:15am. 5:45 pm +Debra Vaughan

12:00 pm +Primo P. Principe


Joe S. Cush

Marguerite Swannon

Richard Estess Sr.

Ann LeBlanc

Briley Lynn Adams

Donna Lahner

Willie Procell

Dorothy Pedro

Alicia Calantone

James Roblow

Sally Bruno

Lu Lamendola

Joan Cascio Varner

Jerald W. Jones

Bob Sibley

Judy Looney

Camille Cascio Matassa

Pat Mondello

June LeVasseur

Elizabeth Davis

Norman Zaffater, Jr.

Donna Cacurak

Michael Miller

Susan McNeill

Penny Beck

Louise Campbell

Andrea Vogt

John Restovich

Donna Howard

Bobbie Sue Gullo

Maddox Sasser

Enora Manuel

Val Fernandez

Haley Hooker

Tina Feldt

Stuti Jahawar

Mary Van Tassel

Fluvia Horellana

John Lafeber

Kevin Cleaarkin

Ruth McClusky

Dwayne Free

Sonja Burnett

Ed Sanders

David DeFatta

Elizabeth Cook

Evelyn Gremillion

Matthew Nettleton*

Matthew Wimple*

Eugene Cazedessus IV*

Zachary Bass*

Vince Shoeniger*

Gabriel Cantu*

Zach Wentz*

If you or a loved one are in the hospital, and would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Church Office. Names periodically rotate off of the prayer list—usually every 3 months. * Denotes Military Serving Overseas

Vol. 65 No. 22

Seventh Sunday of Easter—Feast of the Ascension

KofC Upcoming Events! Knights of Columbus Council #3407 Schedule of upcoming events: Thursday, June 5, 7:30 pm, business meeting; Rosary at 7:15pm. Thursday, June 19, 6:00 pm; Social. Saturday, June 21, 2:00 pm, Cook-Out (hamburgers) at Holy Angels. For more information about the Knights of Columbus Broadmoor Council #3407, please contact the St. Joseph Church Office at 865-3581.

Outreach Ministry Jane Snyder ~

VETERANS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING The weekend of June 1, Beyond JustFaith will be collecting for Veterans in the VOA Transitional Housing Facility which the parishioners of St Joseph helped renovate 5 years ago. They need help restocking the pantry for their kitchen where 56 men and women eat daily. Cake mixes Coffee Sweeteners Creamer Foam Cups

Catsup Mustard Foil Clear Plastic Napkins

Brownie Mix Rice Oatmeal Macaroni & Cheese Spaghetti Sauce

Or any non-perishable items for their pantry

Please consider adding a few of these items to your shopping list and bring them to Mass on June 1. Many thanks for your generosity to these men and women who have given so much to our country.

High School Ensemble Workshop Loralee Culbert ~

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians Shreveport Chapter presents High School Youth Ensemble Workshop. Dates are July 30th, 31st and August 1st from 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Jude Catholic Church - 4700 Palmetto Rd, Benton, Louisiana 71106. Experienced musicians are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Focus will be on gaining practical skills for playing and leading music for liturgy. The cost is 75.00. This includes lunches and tee-shirt. Registration forms are in the St. Joseph Church Office or on the Church website ( and are due by Tuesday, July 1st. Checks are to be made payable to: Shreveport NPM Chapter and sent with registration to St. Joseph Catholic Church, attention Loralee Culbert, 211 Atlantic Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71105.

June 1, 2014

We are updating our Adoration Schedule and determining open hours. Please help us out by completing this form and returning it in the mail or Sunday collection basket: I would like to become an adorer. I would like my day to be ______________and my hour to be______________. Name:


Address: ______________________________________ Email Address: _________________________________ Phone:


Please drop in the collection basket on Sunday or return to us in the mail at your earliest convenience! Thank you! Note: If you have already replied no need to do it again.

MSYG Sommer Picou ~ Mary Arcement ~ This Week: Hope everyone is enjoying the start to their summer. Upcoming Events: SAVE THE DATE!!! Where In The World Is God? MSYG Summer Camp Monday, July 14 - Thursday, July 17 Registration forms are located in the church office and the gathering space. ASSISTANCE NEEDED: Need service hours? High school to young adult volunteers are needed to assist with this year's MSYG camp. Please contact either Mary or Sommer if you are available to help.

Catholic Women’s League The ladies of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shreveport, will host the luncheon/meeting of the Catholic Women’s League on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Registration will start at 9:30am and the meeting will start promptly at 10:30am. It will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Family Life Center. Cost of the luncheon is $6.00. This luncheon is open to all ladies of the Diocese of Shreveport. Those wishing to attend from St. Joseph must RSVP to Ruth Payne at 868-1340 by June 6th.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Saint Joseph School 1210 Anniston Ave. Phone: ~ 865-3585

Nia Mitchell Principal

Kevin Nolten School Operations Admin.

Our vision is to provide a religious and academic education that prepares students to become responsible members of family, Church and community.

St. Joseph School has a long tradition of presenting a framed pencil sketch of the school to the faculty and staff who will not be returning as a token of appreciation and love for what he/she has done for St. Joseph Church and School. Today we presented Fr. Karl with one of these sketches. We wish him many blessings as he transitions to become Pastor of Christ the King in Bossier City. Happy Summer! It is our prayer that each and every child and their family are off to a wonderful and rest-filled summer break. This is probably the last thing you want to hear but do not forget your Summer Reading Lists! August will be here before you know it! As a reminder, here are our summer office hours.

Summer Hours The school office will be closed from June 2-13. We will have Summer hours (Mon-Thurs 8-12) from June 16 through July 25. We will resume normal hours on July 28.

2014/2015 Employment Opportunity! St. Joseph Catholic School seeks qualified applicants for the following position for the 2014/2015 academic year: 1) 8th Grade ELA Teacher (Part-Time) (Certification Required)

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Faith Formation Deacon Bill Roche ~ Jennie Murphy ~

PSR (Parish School of Religion) The PSR schedule has not yet been established for the 2014-2015 school year. We are tentatively planning to begin classes on Sunday, August 17. We are still in need of some volunteers willing to help in the individual classrooms as either Catechists or Classroom Assistants. SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION St. Joseph Parish will begin the proximate preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation when school resumes in August. Preparation for these Sacraments has been on-going throughout the lives of the children who will receive these Sacraments in the spring of 2015. The parents have been the primary teachers in the way of faith, as well as in how these children encounter the world. In PSR classes we will concentrate on the theology and faith community aspects of these Sacraments. Every Sacrament is an encounter with Jesus Christ. What the PSR instructors teach will more likely take root if the parents, and family as a whole, are actively engaged in the practice of their faith. We encourage every family to attend Mass every Sunday either before or after the PSR class. We encourage the parents and siblings to participate in the life of the parish by attending Mass, taking advantage of faith enrichment opportunities, and looking for ways to live out our Baptismal call to service. Although the Summer is a time off from school, it is not a time off from parish activities. During the summer we will be planning a new year of instruction. We hope that your children will be with us for Vacation Bible School and/or MSYG Summer camp. See you in church! RCIA If you know someone who may be interested to know more about becoming Catholic, this is a good time to pursue that interest. A new series of RCIA sessions will begin on Tuesday evening, August 19, at 6:45 pm in the Family Life Center. As a first step in the process of RCIA I would like to meet with everyone individually who is interested in being a part of the next series of RCIA sessions. This is not an obligation, but it is a good way to get acquainted and to explain the process. You may suggest to a friend or relative that you are willing to accompany them as they begin to explore the RCIA process. Please call the church office at 865-3581, or my direct line, 841-8203, so that we can set up a time to meet that is mutually convenient. I can also be reached via the email address at the top of this column. Please allow 30 – 40 minutes for that meeting.

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