PARISH DIRECTORY Pastor Rev. Eric Gyan: ext. 12 [email protected] Deacon Assistants Bill Blair: ext. 30 [email protected] Jodi Moscona: ext. 30 [email protected] Community Services would like to thank: * Megan Upperman from University High at LSU for hosting a food drive at her school. 633 lbs. of food was collected and donated to St. Theresa of Avila Community Services. Business Manager Heather Melancon: ext. 15 [email protected] * Galvez Middle School Beta Club sponsor, Susan Director of Christian Formation Alice Blair: ext. 11 [email protected] Lynn Dodge: ext. 20 [email protected] Ballard, and the Gonzales Middle Jr Beta Club . Their club held a food drive in October which collected 439 lbs. of food. * the Gonzales Rotary Club for hosting their annual Director of Community Services Anna Sparacino: ext. 13 (225) 647-4001 [email protected] Treat or Trick night. It was a raging SUCCESS! We collected 4,587 lbs (over 2 tons ) of food (Mr. Olin Berthelot collected 953 lbs of food in his truck alone). Administrative Assistant Cindy Richard: ext. 0 [email protected] This will surely help us to help others during the holiday season. Bookkeeper Janet Compton: ext. 22 [email protected] Custodians Marita Decuir D.J. Marchand Parish Data Facilitator Edith “Duke” Soulier: ext. 14 [email protected] Pictured above and right: STA Community Services volunteers work diligently to sort through nonperishable donations. Parish Office Hours Monday-Thursday 8:30 am -4:30 pm Friday 8:30am-12noon Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm Sunday: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30 am Tuesday , Wednesday & Friday: 6:30 am (Tuesday Novena following Mass) Thursday: 8:00 am Communion Service Monday: 6:30 am Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday: 2:45 - 3:30 pm Communal services during Advent and Lent. Priest available for private appointment by calling the Parish Office EA/EI Regional Catholic Schools St. John Primary (PK-3) Kim Naquin, Principal 37407 Duplessis Road Prairieville,LA (225) 647-2803 St. Theresa Middle (4-8) Chris Musso, Principal 212 East New River St. Gonzales, LA (225) 647-2803 PARISH REGISTRATION CHRISTIAN BURIAL Parish membership is open to all Catholics who reside within the territory of St. Theresa Church Parish and other Catholics with permission of their respective local pastor. Stop by the Parish Office to pick up a form or call Duke. The family should make arrangements with the Parish Priest. CHRISTIAN FORMATION For information on Baptism, First Eucharist, RCIA, Confirmation, or Parish School of Religion, call Alice Blair. MARRIAGE Engaged couples must contact Parish Priest at least six (6) months prior to anticipated wedding date. CARE OF THE SICK Emergency calls are immediate. Hospitals are visited weekly and by request. Holy Eucharist is taken to homebound parishioners weekly with arrangements made through the Community Services Office. Anointing can be arranged with the Parish Priest. BULLETIN/CALENDAR INFORMATION Information for our bulletin is due by Monday noon prior to the next weekend date. Questions? Contact Duke at the Parish Office. I Must Change 2014 VETERANS’ DAY ANNUAL PARADE By Blessed Cardinal Newman TODAY In Meditations and Devotions, “God Alone Unchangeable” Thou alone, O my God, are what Thou ever hast been! Man changes. Thou art unchangeable; nay, even as man Thou has ever been unchangeable, for Jesus is yesterday and today Himself, and forever. Man on the contrary is ever changing. Not a day passes but I am nearer the grave. Whatever be my age, whatever the number of my years, I am ever narrowing the interval between time and eternity. I am ever changing in myself. O my God, I am crumbling away, as I go on! I am already dissolving into my first elements. My soul indeed cannot die, for you have made it immortal; but my bodily frame is continually resolving into that dust out of which it was taken. All below heaven changes: spring, summer, autumn, each has its turn. The fortunes of the world change; what was high, lies low; what was low rises high. Riches take wings and flee away; bereavements happen. Friends become enemies, and enemies friends. Our wishes, aims, and plans change. There is nothing stable but Thou, o my God! And Thou are the center and life of all who change, who trust Thee as their Father, who look to Thee, and who are content to put themselves into Thy hands. I know, O my God, I must change, if I am to see Thy face! I must undergo the change of death. Body and soul must die to this world. My real self, my soul, must change by a true regeneration. None but the holy can see Thee. Oh, support me, as I proceed in this great, awful, happy change, with the grace of Thy unchangeableness. My unchangeableness here below is perseverance in changing. Let me day by day be molded upon Thee, and be changed from glory to glory, by ever looking towards Thee, and ever leaning on Thy arm. I know, O Lord, that I must go through trial, temptation, and much conflict, If I am to come to Thee. I know not what lies before me, but I know as much as this. I know, too, that if Thou art not with me, my change will be for the worse, not for the better. Whatever fortune I have, be I rich or poor, healthy or sick, with friends or without, all will turn to evil if I am not sustained by the Unchangeable; all will turn to good if I have Jesus with me, yesterday and today the same, and forever. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014 2pm The parade route will begin on Irma Blvd., proceed to Worthey then Cornerview and back to Irma. SUPPORT OUR VETERANS! Audio of Father Eric’s Fold of the Redeemer class available on our website! If you missed a session or would like to review one, go to: www.sttheresaofavila.org Click on Fold of the Redeemer. Classes are listed in chronological order. Keep Our Census Current Please be sure to notify Duke Soulier (ext. 14 or at [email protected]) at the Church Office in writing/email with a change of address, phone number, or family status. Gonzales Dental is having a food drive during the month of November. For every 5 non-perishable items donated you will be entered in a raffle to win a free ZOOM in office teeth whitening treatment! Donations are welcome from all members of the community. The drawing will be held December 1st. Help us give thanks by giving back to those in need. Thank you from all of us at Gonzales Dental! Dr. Joshua Girod, DDS 318 E. Cornerview St, Gonzales, La 70737 (225) 644-2183 Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm A look ahead... Parish events, saints & special observances Tis the Season! November 9-15, 2014 Starting last Sunday the Christmas envelopes were placed in the back of church. The Christmas Angel Tree will be set up the weekends of November 22/23 and November 29/30 to assist with Christmas gifts for the needy. (Gifts will need to be returned to church on Sunday, December 7th). We need: Christmas cards for the prison ministry. Location Legend: School Cafeteria (CAFE) Christian Formation Center (CFC) Convent Meeting Room (CMR) School Library (LIB) Youth House (YH) Parish Office (PO) Church (CH) Socks both male and female for the healthcare/retirement homes. Sunday, November 9th: The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica PSR Class grades 7-11, 10am with 11:30am Mass Your old wrapping paper. Call Anna Sparacino at the Parish Office with any questions. Confirmation Sponsor meeting 10am (Gym) Rite of Acceptance for Confirmation Candidates 11:30am Mass Monday, November 10th: St. Leo the Great Tuesday, November 11th: St. Martin of Tours Veterans Day Fold of the Redeemer Class 6:30pm (CH) Family of Faith 7pm (CH) 25th & 50th Anniversary Celebration On Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3pm at Our Lady of Mercy Church (445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge), Bishop Robert W. Muench will celebrate a liturgy honoring couples on their 25th, 50th and 65th or greater wedding anniversary . There will be a reception at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center following the mass. Couples reaching these anniversaries at any time during the year of 2015 are invited to the mass and reception as well as the families of the honored couples. Please contact Duke Soulier at the Parish Office to register. Born to Run Wednesday, November 12th: 5K Run / 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk Saturday, November 22, 2014 North Boulevard Town Square, Downtown Baton Rouge Thursday, November 13th The 2014 Born to Run 5K in Baton Rouge is a great opportunity for runners and walkers alike to take an active role in the Woman’s New Life Center mission. Woman’s New Life Center is a life-affirming counseling and medical center that serves women facing unplanned pregnancies in the Greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas. You can help us continue to save and change lives by participating in Born To Run . St. Josaphat PSR Class grades 1-6, 6 pm, (CH) RCIA 7:10 pm (CFC) St. Frances Xavier Cabrini 8 am Mass (CH) St. Theresa 2nd graders First Reconciliation Service 6:30pm Saturday, November 15th : St. Albert the Great Blessed Virgin Mary Register online at: www.womansnewlife.com/borntorun 8:00am – Sign-in, pick up t-shirts 9:00am – 5K run and I Mile Fun Run/Walk begins After Race – “Birth” Day Party un * Kids, strollers and pets welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and sunscreen! Questions? Contact: Ali Dazzio at 504-496-0212 or [email protected] “Here below to live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Blessed Cardinal Newman, DCD, 1845 Weekly Collections November 1/2 Regular Collection: $ 19,746.14 Bldg/Dev.: $ 3,851.00 Jambalaya Pot: $ 132.17 Upcoming Collections November 23 Campaign for Human Development The Catholic Tour Company is a 34 year old Catholic Travel Apostolate that has been able to secure 50 spots for the upcoming showing of the Original Shroud of Turin, the Burial Cloth of Our Lord. Please call/visit the Catholic Tour at 1-877-627-426 or www.thecatholictour.com. You can also email us at [email protected] for pricing, itinerary and necessary registration forms. Christian Formation Upcoming Events Sunday, November 9th: PSR – grades 7-11: 10 am (with 11:30 am Mass) Confirmation Sponsor Meeting: 10 am (Gym) Rite of Acceptance for Confirmation Candidates 11:30am Mass High School PSR Retreat for grades 9, 10 and 11 When: Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:20 am till 6:00 pm Where: begins with 11:30 am Mass in church and continues in the school gym till 6 pm Wednesday, November 12th: PSR (grades 1-6) and RCIC: 6 - 7 pm RCIA: 7:10 pm – C.F.C. Conducted by DYRT (Diocesan Youth Retreat Team) Thursday, November 13th: Reconciliation Service (2nd graders) at 6:30 pm in church Shorts are ONLY allowed as long as they touch the top of your knee (no nylon shorts - no short shorts). Sunday, November 16th: PSR – grades 7 & 8: 10 am with 11:30 am Mass PSR Retreat for grades 9, 10 & 11: begins with 11:30 am Remember if you are unable to attend this retreat, you must make it up at another church parish by March 1, 2015. All students must attend a retreat each of their 3 years of high school PSR in order to be confirmed in the 11th grade. Mass and concludes at 6 pm The Sacrament of Reconciliation This is a very special year for those children in the second grade. They will be preparing to experience Jesus’ forgiving love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to receive Him in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, where He invites them to Himself and to one another. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated this Thursday evening, November 13th at 6:30 pm for our forty students preparing for this sacrament for the very first time. Participating in the Sacrament As we participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, each of us comes face to face with the mystery of God’s love. This sacrament helps us experience God’s forgiveness firsthand. Hopefully, we will come to experience Jesus’ “look of love.” Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Theresa of Avila Court # 1955 CDA would like to extend an invitation to Catholic lay and religious 18 years and older who wish to participate in social and charitable activities to attend our next meeting on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 9 am at the KC Hall on Irma Blvd. Answer the Lord's call with faith, generosity, and love by joining the Catholic Daughters of the Americas! Above is the statue on display at the national An Examination of Conscience - Our Responsibilities to God CDA office † Have I prayed every day? † Have I been rebellious toward God and his commands? † Have I misused the name of God by swearing and cursing? † Have I gone to Mass on Sunday or have I rebelled and been stubborn about going to Mass? † Have I told the Father that I love him for creating me and making me his son/daughter? † Have I thanked Jesus for becoming man, dying for my sin and rising to give me eternal life? † Have I asked the Holy Spirit to help me conquer sin and temptation and to be obedient to God’s commands? Please join us for this special celebration or for the Parish Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, December 9th at 7 pm. Our Patroness: Blessed Mother Mary Book of Remembrance Throughout the month of November, we invite you to write the names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance is located in front of church by the statues of Mary and Joseph. This book is a symbol of our prayer that our faithful departed may be more deeply united with the saving passion, death and resurrection of our Lord. Vocation View Are your eyes open to the presence of God? Pray for the wisdom to know God’s will in your life. Perhaps it is to serve Him as a priest, sister or brother. If so, contact Fr. Matt Dupre at 225.336.8778 or [email protected] Please pray for... Joy Lonibos Penny Besson Ann Marix Pat Gautreau Casey Blanchard Blaise Babin Lincoln Babin Alma Cadenhead Hope Zeringue Daphne Ballard Kolton Townsend Lynn Cavalier Mike Profito Len Matherne, Jr. Roy & Betty Stern Vivian Bourque Midred Young Mass Intentions Sarah Courville Benny & Beverly Stanley Ray Rabalais Janine & Ryan Quibadeaux Beverly Simpson Lula “Sis” LaPorte Aubree Persac Marley Frakes Alex Marito Gage Capello November 8-15, 2014 8th 4p M/M Wilbert Sheets, Ana Marchand Harry Hanson, M/M P.J. Roth families M/M Bruce Acy family, M/M Neil Simon M.J. & Ellen Ambeau, Perry Schexnayder 9th 7:30a For the people 9:30a M/M Sully Gautreau, Cathy Lambert M/M Telesmar Landry, Harold Gautreau M/M Tracy Gautreau, Janet Bernades M/M Walter Mott, M/M Andrew Marchal Donald Gautreau, Mona Braud E.L. Daigle, Daphne Danna 11:30a Anne & Ken Fisher, Margaret Dupuy Allbritton & Shiel families Confirmation candidates To submit names for this prayer list contact Duke Soulier at the Parish Office by noon each Monday . Names will remain on list for 30 days. 10th 6:30a Communion Service 11th 6:30a The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 12th 6:30a Elma & Clifford Decoteau The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. 13th 8a Jeremy Courtney, Robert Friloux 14th 6:30a 15th 4p — Psalm 46:8 L.P. Bourque family, Hudgens Braud family, Sitman Loupe family, Porciau family, Robert Tucked Clem & Constance Washington Sanctuary Lamp 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th November 2014 L.P. Bourque LeCompte family, Rush family Donnie Mire Loretta Soileau Janet Bernades The mass book is now open for October, November, & December 2014. If you have called in a mass intention and a communion service is in its place, a mass will be honored by being sent to a mission. Please call Cindy at 647-6588 after 9am, M-F, to schedule a mass. THE TEMPLE AND WORSHIP In all of today’s readings, the temple is prominently mentioned. Ezekiel speaks of streams of living water flowing out from the temple, watering the desert, bringing life to all living things, offering fresh healing to God’s people. Paul reminds the Corinthians that their faith rests upon the firmest of foundations, Christ himself. More than that, Paul reveals that those who follow Christ are themselves temples, temples of the Holy Spirit; that is, God dwells not only with them, but in them. For the Jews of Jesus’ time, the temple had come to be identified with the presence of God and the only place where authentic worship of God took place. Jesus had a different perception. Jesus identified himself not with the temple, but as the temple. In so doing, Jesus indicated a dramatic shift in what it means to worship God, to be in God’s presence. No longer was a place to be the focus of prayer. Instead, a person, the person of Jesus Christ, becomes the center of our worship. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co. Altar Server Training Applications Now Available St. Theresa of Avila is proud to have elementary age, high school as well as adult servers. This ministry is open to anyone, male or female, who has completed their First Eucharist. Applications are printed on blue paper and are located on the table near the confessional. Check it out: www.diobryouth.org www.diobrchristianformation.org www.diobr.org 11/09 John Martinez, III Camille Peno 11/10 Bailey Tortorich Braden Tregre 11/11 Paige Geeck 11/12 Brayden C. Picou 11/13 McKenzi Babin Clint Smiley 11/14 Sydney Cain 11/15 Kaide Brock Jacob Furlow Cale Marix Wisdom is the founda on, and jus ce the work without which a founda on cannot stand. —St. Ambrose TODAY’S READINGS First Reading — I saw water flowing out of the temple; wherever the river flows, every living creature shall live (Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12). Psalm — The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High (Psalm 46). Second Reading — Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17). Gospel — Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up (John 2:13-22). The English transla on of the Psalm Responses from Lec onary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, Interna onal Commission on English in the Liturgy Corpora on. All rights reserved. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6 Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29; Lk 17:7-10 Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19 Thursday: Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25 Friday: 2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37 Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8 Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21] TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION For several weeks, we have considered penance as a sacrament of forgiveness, and yet there are two other sacraments in this category. The first, of course, is the Eucharist itself. The other is the sacrament of the sick, long associated with penance. The Le er of James sets out the deep tradi on for caring for the sick: sending for the priests, who will pray and lay their hands on the sick ones, anoin ng them with oil, and giving them forgiveness. Long before other rites of penance developed, the sacrament of the sick was therefore a profound experience of forgiveness. Jesus o en healed the sick, nearly always as a visible sign of forgiveness of sin. The tradi on didn’t unfold smoothly, however, and within a few centuries the oil of the sick was taken home to be applied by caregivers as a salve, or even to be drunk as a medicine. As early as the second century, bishops were therefore urging that priests should be the ones to visit those separated by illness from the Sunday assembly. Thus the prac ce of consigning the Eucharist and the oil of the sick to the non-ordained faithful to bring home was rela vely shortlived. —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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