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Mary, Mother of Jesus Catholic Church

9323 Highway 165 South, Woodworth, Louisiana

Rev. John Pardue, Pastor Church Mailing Address: P. O. Box 408
2120 Coulee Crossing, Woodworth, LA 71485 Church Office Hours: TWTh 8:00-noon (318) 487-9894 or 767-6508
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 408 Secretary/Bookkeeper: Laura Callico,
Telephone: (318) 445-7554 Cantor/Music Director: Priscilla Gadel,

Third Sunday in Lent, March 27, 2011


Saturday, March 26 POPE BENEDICT XVI
4:00 pm Mass - Walter J. Deptula, Jr. FOR LENT 2011
Sunday, March 27 Dear Brothers and Sisters, through the
8:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + personal encounter with our Redeemer
2:00-4:00 pm - Boy Scout Meeting - Hall and through fasting, almsgiving and
5:30 pm Mass - For the People prayer, the journey of conversion to-
Monday, March 28 wards Easter leads us to rediscover our
No Mass Baptism. This Lent, let us renew our
acceptance of the Grace that God be-
Tuesday, March 29 stowed upon us at that moment, so
NO 7:00 am Mass that it may illuminate and guide all of our actions. What the
5:30 pm Mass - Janice Lohman + Sacrament signifies and realizes, we are called to experience
Wednesday, March 30 every day by following Christ in an ever more generous and
7:00 am Mass - Cameron Brown authentic manner. In this our itinerary, let us entrust our-
6:00 pm - CCD classes - Hall selves to the Virgin Mary, who generated the Word of God in
faith and in the flesh, so that we may immerse ourselves - just
Thursday, March 31 as she did - in the death and resurrection of her Son Jesus, and
7:00 am Mass - Anita Guillot + possess eternal life. Source:
5:30 pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 pm - Book Discussion Club
Friday, April 1
7:00 am Mass - Carl Bess, Jr. + Sunday, April 3, after 5:30 Mass
6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross Mary, Mother of Jesus will host a spaghetti sup-
Saturday, April 2 per after the 5:30 Mass Sunday, April 3, in
4:00 pm Mass - Mark Gagnard + Cumella Hall. Since this will be our first Parish Supper, we
need to know in advance how many people to prepare for. Let
Sunday, April 3 us know how many in your family will attend by:
8:00 am Mass - Janice Lohman +
5:30 pm Mass - For the People signing up on the sign-up sheet in the vestibule; or
calling Laura at 487-9894; leave a message if after hours; or
emailing Laura at .
Sanctuary Candle Please respond no later than this Friday, April 1.
burns in memory of
Col. Goldie Ladner Please bring a dessert that would be enough to feed your
family. (That way we won’t be inundated with desserts.)


Jesus didn’t do it alone. He called disciples to as-
Bishop Herzog has author- sist him in his mission. Jesus challenged and
ized a special collection, to be supported his disciples - at times gently chiding
taken up next weekend, to them, or reaching out a hand to help, and at times
help in the relief efforts in demanding a lot from them. Our Lord walks with
Japan. There will be special us but he also challenges us to be good disciples by supporting
pew envelopes for this pur- the universal Church. The Annual Diocesan Appeal pro-
pose next weekend. vides us that opportunity.
REGULAR COLLECTION 03/20/2011 Sondra Abrahams will speak
Average Weekly Expenses Last Qtr $2,846.00 Friday and Saturday, April 8
Last Weekend’s Collection $1,845.00 and 9 at 6:00 pm at St.
Easter Flowers $176.00 Juliana Catholic Church in
Building Fund (gifts since 7/1/10) $21,913.20 Alexandria. More than 30
years ago, Sondra had a near-
Thank you for your generosity! death experience after having a
reaction to medicine following
minor surgery. Her near-death experience went beyond
MENARD THEATRE ARTS the black tunnel and the bright light. She says she saw
the boundaries of heaven, the levels of purgatory, and
Holy Savior Menard Theatre Arts, the fiery pits of hell and was told by Jesus that she
under the direction of Cherise would remember all she saw. Hear the entire story
Rino, will present The Wizard of April 8 and 9.
Oz March 31 through April 2 at
the Coughlin Saunders Per- LENTEN MISSION IN FIFTH WARD
forming Arts Center. Perform-
ances Thursday and Friday will be Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Fifth
at 7:00 pm, with two performances, at 2:00 pm and 7:00 Ward will host a Lenten Mission from
pm, on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased Tuesday, April 12 through Thurs-
at Kirby’s Pharmacy, All About Parties, First Federal day, April 14 at 6:30 pm. Fr. Chad
Bank locations, Susan V. Belgard, CPA, Mary’s Heart Partain, chancellor and pastor of St.
Catholic Bookstore, Holy Savior Menard High School, Paul Church in Mansura, will talk
and at the door 30 minutes before curtain. For more about Experiencing the Transforming
information, call 445-8233. and Healing Power of the Sacraments.

We must meditate before, during

READINGS FOR NEXT WEEKEND and after everything we do. The
prophet says, “I will pray, and then
1 Sm 16: 1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Eph 5: 8-14; Jn 9: 1-41 or 9: 1,
I will understand.” This is the way
6-9, 13-17, 34-38
we can easily overcome the count-
less difficulties we have to face day
after day, which, after all, are part
WE PRAY FOR THOSE AMONG US ... of our work. In meditation we find
the strength to bring Christ to
ACUTELY ILL: Beverly Aleshire, Lovie Bennett, birth in ourselves and in others.
Marie Busch, Frances deLaunay, Walter - Saint Charles Borromeo
Deptula, Judy John, Donald Parker, Sean
Redmond, Caroline Roy, Chuck Saucier,
Coralie Tano, Connie Ray Teutsch, Gary
Treme, Menard “Buddy” Wise. WEEKEND MASSES: Saturday 4:00 pm. Sunday 8:00 am & 5:30 pm
WEEKDAY MASSES: 7:00 am Tuesday thru Friday.
SICK OR RECOVERING: Patricia Arnold, Pat HOLY DAY MASSES: as announced.
FIRST SATURDAY MASS: 9 am in Honor of the Blessed Mother.
Boudreaux, Andre Busch, Anna M. Busch, Barbara
BAPTISM PREPARATION: e-mail or call pastor to schedule.
Busch, Joseph T. A. Busch, Juanita Busch, Kevin MARRIAGE PREPARATION: e-mail or call pastor to schedule first
Busch, Thomas Busch, Linda Butler, Ed Carroll, appointment at least six (6) months in advance.
George Coker, Betty Daigle, Butch Doiron, Andre FUNERAL SERVICES: only the funeral home may schedule. When
making arrangements, have director call pastor personally.
Dupre, Patsy Fremin, Virgie Fulmer, Robert Hall,
CONFESSION: 30 mins before weekend Masses; any time on request
Linder Holland, Brenda Holloway, Richard Kelly, Sean ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Upon request.
Lemoine, Boo Maddox, Merlyn Maillian, Sr. Regis HOSPITALIZATION: e-mail or call pastor at any time, give pa-
Maillian, Clementine Matherne, Michael McGuire, tient’s name, hospital and room number.
SERIOUS ILLNESS, DEATH, DYING: call pastor at any time.
Michelle McGuire, Yessica McGuire, LaVern Moser,
Gayle Odum, James Odum, Dana Parker, Karen OF COUNSEL TO OUR PASTOR
Rambo Roberts, Francis Snoddy.
HOMEBOUND: Jane and Michael Juneau. Brad Gadel, Priscilla Gadel, Runnie Hunter, Rodney Lamkin,
(Use a pew envelope to add or remove names or call Bobbie Long, Grant Ogaard
Laura at 487-9894 or 767-6508.) FINANCE COUNCIL: Ed Carroll; Chuck Reich, Trustee;
Pat Brister; Gary Delaney, Trustee