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May 13, 2012 Sixth Sunday of Easter Parish Bulletin Issue 20 Volume XLIV

2025 Stuart Avenue Baton Rouge, Louisiana70808-3979 (225) 343-6657 Fax (225) 344-6847 Website:

Ministry Handbook-Advertising Opportunity

We are in the process of updating our annual Ministry Handbook & Directory for the Church. This book will be the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of our Congregation. The book is being provided at no cost to our Church, including the mailing to each family, and again is being subsidized by local businesses that advertise in it. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please call Cathy Dardenne at 343-6657 ext. 3029 or email [email protected] . Recent survey results by Guide Book Publishing show that 92.1% of families would rather patronize a Ministry Handbook & Directory advertiser over a non-advertiser. It "will pay" to advertise in our new Ministry Handbook & Directory published by Guidebook Publishing.

Please Update Your Membership Information by May 22, 2012

Here is your chance to update YOUR record for our annual Guide Book & Directory. It is time for us to update our database with any changes, additions, or deletions that may have occurred in YOUR family over the past year. Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children still at home and are they all included in your membership record? DO YOU WANT YOUR RECORD PUBLISHED? If you have not already informed the Church Office about changes to your record, please let us know now so that the information in the Guide Book & Directory is correct. Please email Aline Landry at [email protected] or call 343-6657 ext 3020. Thank you for your help!

May 13, 2012

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6th Sunday of Easter


I'm sure you've noticed the new KC House on our property on Mimosa Street. Actually, the house isn't new; it just looks new thanks to the work of the Girl Scouts from St. Aloysius Troop 10176 a few weeks ago. More than just painting, they cleaned up the place, replaced several broken items, etc. They so transformed the house that I had to take a second look when I passed by, thinking that someone had come and built a house there overnight! Thanks, girls! Because of my constant coughing in the last several months, I've been to a number of doctors, trying to figure out what's causing all this fuss. One thing the last couple of doctors have told me to do is to give my voice a rest: keeping my homilies brief, not talking too much, not yelling or screaming, using sign language whenever possible, etc. I'm beginning to wonder if this is a conspiracy from people who got to my doctors to get me to talk less! Or perhaps this is a sign my vocation is taking a different turn: to become a Trappist monk instead of a parish priest! While I'm still trying to discern whether this is a call to a different vocation, I promise no longer to yell or scream at you, refrain from talking unnecessarily, use sign language when possible, and keep my homilies short. I trust you'll be happy with these resolutions! In order to explore the possibility of becoming a Trappist, I've asked Fr. Jamin to go and check out Gethsemane Abbey, made famous by the Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Actually, Fr. Jamin is trying to accumulate more frequent flier miles! After Spring Formation in Lafayette, he flies to Austin, TX for a wedding then comes back to Baton Rouge before going to Gethsemane Abbey for a retreat. He'll be back on the evening of Friday, 18 May. Please keep Fr. Jamin in your prayers during his retreat. An email was sent to you on Friday, asking you to complete an online survey to help the pastoral council's strategic planning committee gather the data and assess the needs of the parish so that it can set goals that would respond to these needs. If you haven't done so, please take a moment (it takes only a few minutes ­ 15 at most) to complete it. For those who are technologically challenged like me, you'll have the opportunity to do so after Masses the weekend of 19-20 May. Thank you in advance for your help. Last Sunday, the children choir sang for the last time this school year. Regretfully, it was also the last time Beth Bordelon served as the director of the children choir. Beth has been leading the choir for 23 years and decided it was time to step back, although she'll continue to work with the children at the school. We're grateful to Beth for her dedicated ministries in the parish for such a long time. Ken will begin the search for a new director so that our children can continue to share their musical gifts with the community. Speaking at a church in London a few weeks ago, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols warned that "unfriendly churches are causing Catholics to lapse from the faith," and that "people drift away or leave the Church `because of hurt or simply because of neglect,' and that those who leave `quite often' say that `nobody seemed to notice whether [they were] there or not.'" Archbishop Nichols validated my own experience as a priest. That's why I've tried to foster, wherever I'm assigned, a stronger focus on social, community-building events. Of course, we can't forget the spiritual dimension of our parish, but we can't get people into our church to pray unless they feel welcome in it. Jesus fed and healed people first before he taught them the truths of God.

April May 12-18, 2012 Mass Schedule

Saturday: Sunday: 8:00 am/Chapel 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 am and 5:30 pm Monday: 6:00 am/Chapel Tuesday: 8:00 am Wednesday: 6:00 am Thursday: 8:00 am Friday: 8:45 am

The Sacraments

RECONCILIATION Saturday at 3:30 pm and by appointment for private rite. FUNERALS Please contact the Parish Office prior to scheduling with the funeral home. If after hours, follow directions on voicemail. BAPTISM Please contact the parish Office during early months of pregnancy. Baptismal preparation is required. SPONSORS Baptism & Confirmation sponsors must be confirmed practicing Catholics in good standing in the Catholic Church, and if not St. Aloysius Parishioners, must provide a letter of good standing from the parish where they are registered. MARRIAGE Couples are asked to contact the priest at the beginning of the period of engagement at least six months prior to the projected date of the marriage. CARE OF THE SICK The Eucharist is brought to the sick weekly and hospital visits made weekly. Families of the sick are encouraged to notify the Parish


PARISH SCHOOL For information, phone 383-3871, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm CHILDCARE CENTER For information, phone 343-1338, 7:00 am -5:30 pm. Monday

6th Sunday of Easter


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Cont'd from Page 2 I've encouraged youth ministry and community life in this direction, and I now turn to making our church Eucharistic celebrations a welcoming event. We're already a welcoming parish, but wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be even more so?! I invite those who are currently serving as ushers, as well as anyone who is interested in the ministry of hospitality during Mass, to a meeting on Tuesday, 15 May, at 6:00 pm. A meal will be served, so please RSVP to Ken Thevenet to make sure we have adequate food for everyone. Peace!

Parish Staff

Parish Office: 343-6657 Fr. Than N. Vu, ext. 3023 Pastor [email protected] Fr. Jamin David, ext. 3025 Parochial Vicar [email protected] Deacon John Veron, ext. 3024 Director of Spiritual Growth [email protected] Cathy Dardenne, ext. 3029 Director of Administration [email protected] Tricia Greely, ext. 3026 Director of Family Ministries [email protected] Kenneth Thevenet, ext. 3030 Director of Liturgy & Music [email protected] MacDougall Womack, ext. 3027 Associate Director of Youth Ministry [email protected] Kim Lafleur, ext. 3022 Bookkeeper [email protected] Angela Falgoust, ext. 3031 Administration Secretary/ Social Responsibility Coordinator [email protected] Claire Grandy, ext. 3021 Ministry Secretary/ Community Life Coordinator [email protected] Aline Landry, ext. 3020 Receptionist/Secretary [email protected] Ross McCalip, ext. 3039 Maintenance Supervisor [email protected] Bonnie Hyfield, 343-1338 Director of Child Care Center [email protected] John Bennett, 383-3871 Principal of St. Aloysius [email protected] Deacon Jack Jung Emergency Assistance 381-9383

Confirmation Preparation

We are starting to prepare the current sophomore class for their confirmation in the fall of this year. If you have not received word regarding confirmation and think your teen is eligible, please contact MacDougall Womack in the parish office.

Summer Programming

-May 12tthSan Antonio JC Training -May 27-30th San Antonio trip -June 2-9tCatholic Leadership Institute -June 11-16thCovecrest Life Teen Camp th -July 11 Vacherie mission training -July 14-21th Vacherie mission

Summer softball every Monday Evening in June and July; schedule TBA.

Sisters of St. Joseph Need your Help

The Sisters of St. Joseph are looking for a house to live and create an intentional community with single women ages 18 - 35, who may be interested in discerning vocations to religious life and or Church ministry. The Sisters would like to rent a house with 4 or 5 bedrooms. If you know of an available place, please contact Sister Ileana 225.767.6878 or email her at [email protected]

Pastoral Council

Administration Bryan Greenwood, John Paul Funes Community Life Patrick Goldsmith, Dianna Odom Education Mimi Plauche Steve Brooksher Social Responsibility Art Adams Frank Endom Spiritual Growth Josh Zelden Worship Drew Lamonica Arms Cheryl Frost

Questions? Head to the youth group website:

or contact MacDougall Womack:

[email protected]

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6th Sunday of Easter


Join us for EngagingSpirituality, a prayerful small-group journey. We all hunger to live deep and meaningful lives. Here is the opportunity to practice living deeply and loving broadly. Attend a meeting to learn the details of this JustFaith sponsored program. Where: Library, St. Aloysius Church Office When: May 23, 2012, 6:00 p.m. Group size: 8 - 12 people Duration: 3 movements of 7, 2 ½ hr. sessions Cost: Books and Journal $80 to $90. For more information contact: Bradley Leger at 337-581-1266, or BradleyLé[email protected] , or Thomas Telhiard at 505-0482 or [email protected]

St. Aloysius Strategic Planning Survey

Dear Parishioners: In accordance with the Parish Assessment and Renewal process, the Pastoral Council has been working on reviewing the parish mission statement and goals, and has been discussing what direction the parish is heading. This process will aid in developing the framework to continue the good work of the parish staff, commissions, and ministries. With this in mind, the Pastoral Council has laid the groundwork to develop a strategic plan for the entire parish. The first phase of the process began two weeks ago when the Pastoral Council reviewed and updated the Parish Mission and Vision statement. The next phase of the process is to develop a framework for setting parish goals in the coming years. In order to do this, the Pastoral Council needs your assistance and input. The Council wants feedback from you, the parishioner, to determine how the parish is doing within each of the 6 commissions and their respective ministries. We ask that you take 15 minutes of your time to complete this 12 question anonymous online survey. Please click on the LINK below to complete the survey. The input you provide will help shape the goals and activities of our parish.

Vocations Corner

Yours in Christ,

Ascension of Our Lord

After the Risen Lord ascended into heaven, his disciples continued his work on earth. Blest are the ones found working when he returns. If you feel a call to a Church vocation, call or email Father Matt Lorrain at 225.336.8778, [email protected], or visit,

Fr. Than N. Vu

Strategic Planning Survey Need Assistance with the Online Survey? like doing online surveys

On May 19th and May 20th the St. Aloysius School Media Center (across from Parish Hall to the left of the Church) will be open after the 4:30 pm, 7:00 am, 9:00 am and 5:30 pm masses for any parishioners wanting to access the online survey. Volunteers will be available to assist with the process.

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6th Sunday of Easter

Mass Schedule May 19-20, 2012

5/19-20/2012 Celebrant Sat. 4:30 pm Fr. Than Sun. 7:00 AM Fr. Than Sun. 9:00 AM Fr. Jamin

Ascension of Our Lord

Sun. 11:00 AM Fr. Jamin Sun. 5:30 pm Fr. Jamin

Due to unforeseen circumstances, clergy assignments may change

Liturgical Minister's Schedule can be viewed at:

USHER/MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY GATHERING Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the Atrium of the Parish Administration Building

All who currently serve as Ushers and those who would like to participate in this ministry are invited to a dinner and brief meeting. Fr. Than will be with us as we discuss the Usher's roles and responsibilities at Mass and to hear your ideas for making our parish more welcoming and hospitable. Please RSVP by Monday, May 14, (so that we may have an idea how much food to prepare), contact Ken Thevenet [email protected] Phone 343-6657, ext. 3030.

Offering week of 5/6/2012 Identified Unidentified Total Offer Bank Dr Total Offertory Bldg Bldg Bank Dr Total Bldg $ Cath Home Missions Priest Ret Fund Commentator Special Colls Grand Total $ $ $ 26,717 2,649 29,366 31,243 $ 60,609 6,011 12,947 18,956 496 60 81 637 80,202

St. Aloysius Child Care Center

St. Aloysius Child Care Summer Camp will be held this summer in the St. Aloysius School's Primary Building. The Camp will run from June 4, 2012 - July 20, 2012. There will be no Camp the week of Vacation Bible School - June 11-14, 2012. Applications and additional information are available on St. Aloysius Child Care Center's website If you have additional questions, please contact the Child Care Center at 225-343-1338.

Our Weekly Offering


Please Pray for all those serving in the Military especially:

SPC Ben Alberty, PFC Matthew Aucoin, Matthew Baker, Colby Bahlinger, NSW P.O. 1st Class L CPL Charles Aaron Bergeron, CAPT Daniel Bolton, SGT Patrick B. Briody, CAPT Jason Patrick Brown, OFC Cory Burks, SSG Scott Carney, E5 Joshua Cambre, CPT Tyler N. Carruth, LT COL Jimmy Christmas, MAJ Robert Crockem, MAJ Shawn Coco, LT COL Jimmie Cole, CPL Charles Coulon, CW2 James Daum , L CPL John Dietz, LT Kathryn Dubuc, CPT Steve Dubuc, T SGT Brad Dunne, MAJ Aaron Duplechin, 1st LT Erin E. Robicheaux-Duplechin, SR Heather Earnhart, CPL Adam Elliot, PFC Dustin Englehart, SSGT Brent Eversole, PFC Adrian C. Fontenot, MAJ Doyle A. Fontenot, SGT Ryan Fontenot, PFC Eric J. Fremin, SPC Blake Ganaway, SPC Adam Garlington, CPL Nicholas Graff, CPL Travis Hebert, MSGT J. Scott Kelly, PO 3rd Class Matt Kuhn, LCPL Austin Kowitz, MAJ Tyronne Lastrapes, Jr., MAJ Richard Launey, MAJ Patrick Launey, Gy Sgt Albert Latour, Pvt. John Henry Laville, Jr., MAJ Bill LeJeune, PFC Stephenson Massengale, LT COL Cris Mandry, SGT Travis Mathis, 1st SGT (E7) Joshua Mayers, LT Michael Joseph Michelli, MAJ Zachary Miller, CAPT Jeff Musemeche, COL Noel Nicolle, MAJ William H Norris, PVT Brock Peterson, Airman 1st CL Jack Price, SSG Timothy R. Reed, SPC Stephen Dale Rogers, Jr, LT Stephen Ross, LT JG Zachary Roussel, LT COL Mark Russo, SGT 1st CL David Somers, SGT Justin Tassin, CPT Christopher M. Thomas, LTJG Blake Tribou, 1st LT Cal William Charles Toerner, ST SGT Timothy Toups, PFC Gregory "Hal" Town, MAJ Jeremy Turner, MAJ David Van De Car, MD, CAPT Tim Welborn, SGT Joshua Williams JAG, PFC Winfield G. Willis To have names added or deleted, please contact: Angela Falgoust, 343-6657, ex 3031 or email [email protected]

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6th Sunday of Easter


SAT 5/12 6th Sunday of Easter 8:00 am Mass (Chapel) Confessions, 3:30 pm Mass/Baptisms, 4:30 pm SUN 5/13 6th Sunday of Easter Mass, 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 5:30 pm Baptisms, 9:00 am & 11:00 am Mother's Day No Nursery or Sunday School Sunday Nursery, 9:00 & 11:00 am Coffee & Donuts, 10:00 am SMG, Team #1, 3:00 pm MON 5/14 Mass, 6:00 am (Chapel) Five-O Exercise, 8:30 am Music Makers, 10:00 am Adult Formation/Confirmation Classes, 7:00 pm Rosary Group, 7:00 pm TUES 5/15 Mass, 8:00 am Engaging Spirituality, 8:30 am Catholic Social Teachings, 6:00 pm Ushers Dinner, 6:00 pm Boy Scouts, 6:30 pm WED 5/16 Mass, 6:00 am SAS 8th Grade Breakfast Five-O-Exercise, 8:30 am Wednesday Morning Rosary Group, 8:45 am Rosary Group, 6:00 pm Adult Formation, 6:00 pm VBS Teacher's Mtg, 6:00 pm Chorale, 7:00 pm THUR 5/17 Mass, 8:00 am Wisdom Group, 9:00 am Prayer Shawl, 9:00 am Children's Choir, 3:30 pm Finance, 5:30 pm FRI 5/18 Men's Come Lord Jesus, 7:00 am Mass, 8:45 am Five-O Exercise, 8:30 am SAT 5/19 Ascension of Our Lord 8:00 am Mass (Chapel) Confessions, 3:30 pm Mass, 4:30 pm SUN 5/20 Ascension of Our Lord Mass, 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 5:30 pm RCIA, 9:00 am Sunday Nursery, 9:00 & 11:00 am Coffee & Donuts, 10:00 am Catholic Divorce Group, 1:00 pm SMG, Team #3, 3:00 pm Benedictine Oblate, 3:00 pm

Readings for May 14-20, 2012

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

6th Sunday of Easter

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Jn 15:9-17 Acts 16:22-34; Jn 16:5-11 Acts 17:15, 22 -- 18:1; Jn 16:12-15 Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23 or Eph 4:1-13 [1-7, 11-13]; Mk 16:15-20 Acts 18:9-18; Jn 16:20-23 Acts 18:23-28; Jn 16:23b-28 Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47; Eph 1:17-23 or Eph 4:1-13 [1-7, 11-13]; Mk 16:15-20

Gospel Mark 16:15-20 Ascension of Our Lord

Jesus said to his disciples: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages. They will pick up serpents with their hands, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.

Faith Sharing


What is it through your baptism are you called to do? In what ways have this been accomplished? How have you experienced the truth of God's promise to be with you always? In what ways have you answered the call to "go and make disciples", in your daily life?

Call Odette Collett 766-5470 or Adaire Yarbro 763-6915 9am ­ 5pm Mon. ­ Fri. except holidays. Or email your prayer request to [email protected]




Tess Rodriguez--Chairperson, Ethel Sexton, Helen Cole, Jo Ann Poche, Marie Montiforte, Gwen Emick Sacristans Needed: Contact Jan Shaw 205-1463 or [email protected]

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