Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Scripture Readings Isaiah 25: 6-10a Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20 Matthew 22: 1-14 Music 9:30 am, 11:00 am, & 7:30 pm Gathering #839 We Gather At Your Table Psalm Response “I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” Gifts Preparation #712 The King of Love My Shepherd Is Communion #910 Shepherd of Souls Processional #616 Praise to the Lord, The Almighty The texts of the Mass responses, Gloria and Creed can be found in the front covers of the worship aids in the pews. The texts for Sunday evening Benediction can be found in the Gather hymnal: #139 (O Salutaris), #137 (Tantum Ergo), and #615 (Holy God, We Praise Thy Name). October 12, 2014 OUR NEW ORLEANS ARCHDIOCESE FAMILY PRAYER Loving and Faithful God, through the years the people of our archdiocese have appreciated the prayers and love of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in times of war, disaster, epidemic and illness. We come to you, Father, with Mary our Mother, and ask you to help us in the battle of today against violence, murder and racism. We implore you to give us your wisdom that we may build a community founded on the values of Jesus, which gives respect to the life and dignity of all people. Bless parents that they may form their children in faith. Bless and protect our youth that they may be peacemakers of our time. Give consolation to those who have lost loved ones through violence. Hear our prayer and give us the perseverance to be a voice for life and human dignity in our community. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. Mother Henriette Delille, pray for us that we may be a holy family. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church 130 Baronne Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 529-1477 / fax: (504) 524-0155 www.jesuitchurch.net STAFF Rev. Frank Reale, S.J., Pastor (ext. 243) ([email protected]) Rev. Daniel J. Tesvich, S.J. Parochial Vicar (ext. 222) ([email protected]) Cathy Brown, Executive Assistant (ext. 223) Julie Vanderbrook, Wedding Coordinator Paul Wattigny, Organist & Choirmaster JESUITS IN RESIDENCE Rev. Michael Dooley, S.J. Bro. Larry Huck, S.J. Mr. Jason LaLonde, S.J. Rev. Mark A. Lewis, S.J. INFORMATION CONTACTS Religious Education & Faith Formation: 529-1477 x 224 Baptisms & Funerals: 529-1477 x 224 Weddings: Julie Vanderbrook 504-442-2622 MASSES Monday-Friday: 7:30 am, Noon Saturday: 8:00 am, 4:00 pm (Sunday Vigil) Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 7:30 pm CONFESSIONS Monday-Friday: Saturday: Sunday: DEVOTIONS Tuesday: Friday: First Friday: Sunday: CHURCH TOURS 11:00-11:50 am 3:15-3:50 pm 7:00-7:25 pm at Masses at Masses 12:30 pm 12:40 pm Perpetual Help Novena Sacred Heart Novena Benediction Stations of the Cross & Rosary 8-11:45 am Adoration & Benediction at Masses Sacred Heart Novena 12:30 pm Stations of the Cross & Rosary 9:00 am Rosary 7:00 pm Adoration, Rosary, & Benediction 3:15 pm Saturdays NEW ORLEANS, LA WEEKLY REFLECTION th 28 Sunday in Ordinary Time “Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” These simple words of the priest at every Mass before the distribution of Holy Communion are meant to remind us what the Eucharist is all about. In each Eucharist we once again reenter into the one sacrifice of Christ for us on the Cross and thus celebrate it as the wedding feast of the Lord in which heaven and earth, humanity and divinity are united in the person of Jesus and then received by his followers. And this wedding feast liturgy is but a foretaste of the eternal liturgy of heaven. It is an awesome privilege to be invited to such a great occasion but also a great responsibility. As we see in this week’s parable, there are two grave dangers when considering this invitation. The first grave danger is to reject the invitation. The people in today’s parable were all doing good things: there is nothing wrong with tending a farm or building a business. The problem comes when we refuse to see the good things in our lives not as ends in themselves but as gifts of God that are meant to bring us closer to God. When that happens, we become like the people in the parable who attack the messengers sent by the king. We also will attack the prophets in our midst, or attack our own consciences, when we attempt to live our lives outside of God’s great purposes for us. The second grave danger we face is symbolized at the end of the parable when the king notices someone who, though he has said yes to the invitation to the banquet, is inappropriately attired since he does not have on his wedding garment. Just as being properly attired at a solemn event shows our respect and acceptance, so in this parable the wedding garment symbolizes that we not only have accepted God’s reign in our lives with our lips but also by sincere repentance leading to conversion in life. In the Baptismal liturgy of the Church the priest or deacon points to the white garment and admonishes the newly baptized “you have become a new creation, and have clothed yourself in Christ. See in this white garment the outward sign of your Christian dignity…bring that dignity unstained into the everlasting life of heaven.” So this would be a good time for us all to reflect on our own baptismal life in Christ: how is our ‘wedding garment’ holding up? Fr. Danny Tesvich, S.J. TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME PRAYING THE ROSARY One traditional and beautiful form of Catholic prayer is the Rosary, during which we reflect on the central mysteries of our faith while entrusting our petitions to God through the intercession of Mary. At Immaculate Conception, there are three opportunities each week to pray the Rosary with others: Fridays after Noon Mass and Stations; Sundays at 9:00 a.m.; and, Sundays at 7:00 p.m. as part of evening Adoration and Benediction, prior to the 7:30 p.m. Mass. A SPECIAL WELCOME We welcome to today’s 8 a.m. Mass Mrs. Carrie Finley Voinche who is celebrating her 90th birthday. The flowers which adorn the altar are a gift in her honor from her family who also join us on this happy occasion. Richest blessings! IT’S NOT TOO LATE… TO CONSIDER JOINING... Scripture Study: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. (Please note change in meeting time.) Young Adult Reading Group: every two or three weeks on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Contemporary Issues Study Group: every three or four weeks on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. RCIA (for adults interested in learning about, and perhaps joining, the Catholic Church; also for adult Catholics who seek the sacrament of Confirmation): Sundays at 5:30 p.m. PSR (Catholic formation for students in non-Catholic grammar and high schools): Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Questions?: Contact either Fr. Reale or Fr. Tesvich. BEGINNING EXPERIENCE RETREAT The Beginning Experience Retreat, being offered October 17-19 by the Archdiocese, is designed for those who have suffered the loss of a spouse through death or separation/divorce. For more information on what has proven to be a powerful experience of healing, phone Toni (985-789-8666) or Rose (504-455-8920). RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT If you or someone you love is struggling with emotional or spiritual pain arising from the experience of abortion, please consider the Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat which is being held Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2 at the Archdiocesan Retreat Center (formerly, “The Cenacle”) in Metairie. For more information, contact Melanie at (504) 889-2431. OCTOBER 12, 2014 CHURCH TOURS Docent-led visits of our beautiful church now take place every Saturday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. Learn more about the church’s history, art and architecture during these 30-minute tours which include the opportunity to view the church from the choir loft and see the balcony windows of the saints. DATES TO KEEP IN MIND… October 14 Tuesday October 16 Thursday Young Adult Reading Group 7:00 pm / Lenes Hall Scripture Study Group 6:00 pm / Parish Rectory October 19 World Mission Sunday October 23 Altar Society Church Cleaning Thursday October 23 Thursday October 28 Tuesday October 30 Thursday 6:00 pm / Parish Rectory Young Adult Reading Group 7:00 pm / Lenes Hall Scripture Study Group 6:00 pm / Parish Rectory Mass at 8:00 am November 2 Bach Recital Sunday Scripture Study Group November 1 Feast of All Saints (not a holy day of obligation this year) Saturday 8 am - 10 am 3:00 pm / Church November 2 Contemporary Issues Study Group Sunday 4:00 pm / Lenes Hall WORLD YOUTH DAY IN NEW ORLEANS The Archdiocese is sponsoring a World Youth Day on Sunday, October 26 at Morial Convention Center for those in grades 6 through 12. WYDNO will feature inspirational speakers, opportunities for prayer and discussion, as well as Mass with Archbishop Aymond. FIRST COMMUNION / CONFIRMATION Each spring, our parish sponsors programs to prepare students to make their First Communion or Confirmation. (You do not need to be a parishioner to participate.) Information about these can be found on the parish website under the tab “How.” FYI, our Confirmation ceremony is scheduled to take place Tuesday evening, April 14, 2015. First Communion will take place at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 3, 2015. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH NEW ORLEANS, LA A PRAYER LIST Your prayers are asked for the following individuals who are facing illness or other life challenges. EACH MASS IS OFFERED FOR THE INTENTIONS OF ALL PRESENT & FOR THE FOLLOWING: Saturday, October 11 Francoise Benton Ronald Bourg Musette M. Buckley Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. Wayne Freeman John Garrity Gina Gauthreaux Beverly George James Geraghty Philip Henriquez Reagan Hill Margie Jones Judge Pat McCabe Kody McCord Matt Lejeune Darlene Peters Desmond Peters Maureen Poche Shelly Raynal Don Rowan Sean Samuel Shirley Schnyder Anita Spahr Danny Spahr Ann Connick Stansbury Charles Sumrall, Sr. Olivia Sumrall Tom Tobin Jayden Williams Gerald A. Wilson Names appear on the prayer list for three months unless otherwise requested. Please phone 529-1477 to request that a name be included. IN MEMORY May the souls of the faithful departed, through God’s mercy, rest in peace. Norma Bair † Kenneth Barnes † Millie Benit † Lois Bienvenu † Mildred & Warren Brick † William W. Brink, Jr. † Norman Burak † Jack A. Chaney † Nick Cimo † James Cottrell † Alfonso Delgado-Caldera † Aaron Debarbieris † Dr. Marcus Lucas DiLeo † Billy Dwyer † Glen Derbes Eagan † Hallie Espenan † Darian Feltman † Amelia Degan Formigue † Celo Belou Geheeb † Patricia Grass † Thelma Grass † Betty Ridley Hammer † Fr. Donald Hawkins, S.J. † Kay Homsy † Michael “Mikey” Jacobs † Kelly Family † William George Kelly † David L. Luteman, Sr. † Joseph Michael Marques † Thomas Redmon † Sr. Eva Regina Martin SSF † Rita Cruthirds McCue † Salvador Miceli, Jr. † Toddy Nathansen † Lynn Ott † Adelaid Peterson † Kaitlyn Pittfield † Richard Reale † Thomas Redmon † Carmella Fernandez Robert † Joseph Roper † Lauren Saubat † James Schiro † Joseph Schmidt † Anne Sullivan † Marie Jaubert Villere † Lincoln Walker † Allen Webre † Patsy Werling † Names appear on the list of deceased for twelve months. Please phone 529-1477 to request that a name be included. WEDDING BANNS Please keep in your prayers those who in the coming weeks will be united in the Sacrament of Matrimony at Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church. October 18, 2014 Maci Muscarello & Brian Rossi Mia Meche & Jared Blanchard October 24/25, 2014 Lauren Gaspard & Michael Hennessy Candice Sanders & Troy Pittman Emily Estapa & Chad C. Stiverson Kristen Mason & Bradley Klamer Elizabeth Ward & Jeffrey Wilke November 1, 2014 Kaitlin Occhipinti & Brian Koch 8:00 am 4:00 pm Sean Samuel Joe Matranga † Lynn Ott † Cosimo Matassa † Sunday, October 12 8:00 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 7:30 pm Carrie Finley Yoinche Intention of Celebrating Priest Mass for the People Anna & Harrison Doré † Evelyn Pizero Browder † Monday, October 13 7:30 am Noon Jack Anthony Chaney † Tuesday, October 14 7:30 am Noon Bernadette Murphy † Wednesday, October 15 7:30 am Noon Thursday, October 16 7:30 am Noon Jack Anthony Chaney † Friday, October 17 7:30 am Noon Bernadette Murphy † Catherine Scleismann † Saturday, October 18 8:00 am 4:00 pm It is an important ministry of our parishioners to place before God those who are in need of prayer. HOLY FATHER’S SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST … for the Synod of Bishops, now underway in Rome, as it addresses the “the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.” HOLY FATHER’S OCTOBER PRAYER INTENTIONS Peace That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence. World Mission Day That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world. PRAYER DURING HURRICANE SEASON Our Father in Heaven, through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, spare us during this hurricane season from all harm. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. This we ask through Christ, our Lord. Amen. TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME COLLECTIONS (September 29 - October 5, 2014) Sunday: $ 10,673.00 2nd Collection (Good Shepherd School): $ 2,999.00 Weekdays: $ 605.00 Total Money Collected (as of 10/5/2014): $ 2,485,398.17 We thank all those who have fulfilled their Legacy Campaign pledges, as well as those who continue to fulfill their Legacy commitment by making their outstanding pledge payments. ONLINE PARISHIONER REGISTRATION & GIVING We invite you to register as a member of our parish family. To do so, log on to www.jesuitchurch.net and click the “I’m New” and “To the Parish” tabs, or contact the parish office. Also, follow Immaculate Conception Parish on Facebook by logging onto www.facebook.com and entering Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church and “Like” us. In reflecting upon your support of the parish, please consider online giving, a quick and easy way to do your part to foster the life and ministry of Immaculate Conception. OCTOBER 12, 2014 $2 PARKING at 220 O’Keefe Parking at a reduced fee of $2.00 for a 3-hour period is available in the CENTRAL PARKING GARAGE at 220 O’Keefe, next to the Quality Inn, near the corner of O’Keefe and Common. The garage is open to parishioners on Sunday mornings beginning around 7 o’clock, and then again beginning around 6 p.m. To get the reduced rate, you must use a magnetic voucher card available for purchase in the parish office, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To take advantage of the reduced rate, enter the garage from O’Keefe, and take a ticket from the auto attendant. KEEP YOUR TICKET. When you exit the garage, you will need to insert both that ticket and the voucher. Difficulties? The Central Parking emergency number is 504-655-3204. Questions? Please contact Cathy Brown at 529-1477, ext. 223 or Father Reale at ext. 243.
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