Jesus the Good Shepherd Church
The Shepherd’s Voice
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2009 VOLUME 16, ISSUE 10
faithfully follows Jesus on involved in transforming Activities. This money
the perilous road to Jeru- our local community. We allows the parish to host
salem. Stewardship send $6,800.00 to chari- various social events which
Sunday allows us to not table organizations. help to bring parishioners
only reflect on our own These include SVDP, the together.
faithfulness in following SVDP Pharmacy, the
Christ but also on the Interfaith Organization, JGS parish is actively in-
faithfulness of the parish Family Promise and the volved in offering opportuni-
leadership and staff of Desiard Street Shelter. ties for worship, ministry,
Father Mark Watson
JGS. This article an- Our parish is faithful not Adult Faith Formation and
swers the question, “Are only in offering opportuni- fellowship. We also gener-
STEWARDSHIP OF the members of the par- ties for service but also ously support JGS School
JGS LEADERSHIP ish leadership team of through financially sup- and SFHS. The parish
Good Shepherd parish porting service organiza- leadership and staff of JGS
October 24/25 the good stewards of the tions. are good stewards of the
parish celebrated funds with which they resources with which they
Stewardship Sunday. have been entrusted?” It Good Shepherd Church have been entrusted. I ask
The Gospel that was describes, in an open not only financially sup- that you prayerfully con-
proclaimed on Stew- and transparent way, ports JGS School sider how God is calling
ardship Sunday was how resources are used ($10,000 in tuition assis- you to use your talent and
the story of Barti- by the parish. tance) but also assists treasure to strengthen our
maeus. In the story St. Frederick High School parish.
Jesus is coming to the The members of the par- in offering tuition assis-
end of his journey to ish staff make ministry tance ($7,000.00). In this
Jerusalem. As he possible at JGS. The fiscal year, JGS Church
leaves Jericho with his parish spends a total of has budgeted $57,000.00
disciples and a sizable $50,884.03 for the sala- toward paying off the
crowd, a blind man ries of Fr. Long and I. note on the new school Inside this issue:
calls out to him for We have budgeted to building. This year the
help. Instead of pass- spend an additional Church will pay for the
ing by the man, Jesus $14,500.00 on food and reroofing of our original Shepherds of Life Speaker 2
stops and listens to utilities for our home. school building.
The parish pays All Saints Day Masses
Baritmaeus’ request. 2
Bartimaeus says to $213,784.14 in Lay Sala- The liturgy is central to
Jesus, “Master, I want ries. We spend $41,000 our faith journey. For the Senior Shepherds 3
to see.” Jesus re- on medical insurance comfort of parishioners,
plies, “Go your way; and retirement for clergy the parish has budgeted Presentation on Keller House 4
your faith has saved and lay employees. $88,000.00 for utilities
you.” The Gospel Jesus the Good Shep- and $38,800.00 for par- 2010 Newsletter Dates 5
ends, “Immediately he herd Church and School, ish repairs and mainte-
Fatima Church and nance. Altar and choir RCIA Candidates 6
received his sight and
followed him on the School, and St. Frederick expenses total
High School have formed 26,000.00. St. Vincent de Paul Photos 7
way.” Thus, Barti-
maeus follows Jesus a Consortium to meet the
Birthdays & Anniversaries 8
on the dangerous way development needs of The parish puts an em-
the five institutions. phasis on the faith jour- Youth News
Jonna Kelly, Missy ney of our High School 9
This year, the theme McKenzie and Stephanie and Middle School stu- St. Frederick News 10
of Stewardship Sun- Crone are the members dents. To this end Fr.
day is how we faith- of the Development Of- Long has been named JGS School News 11
fully follow Jesus fice for the institutions. the High School Youth
through the use of our JGS Church has budg- Minister. The parish has
talents and treasure. eted $25,000.00 toward budgeted $6,000.00 for
The story of Barti- these salaries. High School and Junior
maeus is a story of High Youth Ministries.
faith as Bartimaeus is Good Shepherd Church
saved because of his offers various opportuni- The parish has budgeted
great faith and then ties for parishioners to be $15,000.00 for Parish
THE SHEPHERD’S VOICE Page 2
Study of the biography
of Edith Stein
2009 by Waltraud Herbstrith
Second will begin
“The Meaning of the Passover”
Collections Thursday, Nov. 5
Rabbi David Packman 7:00 p.m. Nov. 19
Red Beans and Rice dinner in Moore Hall at 6 PM.
Nov. 14 & 15
It is not too late to join us!
For more information, contact
Human Charles Bell: 387-2356 Dr. Mahmoud Kahlil 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10
Development or the Church Office 325-7549.
Fund for Religious BEYOND JUSTFAITH: NEW WINE SKINS
Dec. 24 & 25 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month.
Diocese of S’port
Infirm Priests’ Forming Mission Based Communities, a 6-week program
Fund that will combine reading and prayer to explore aspects and
realities of community based on mission.
It is never too late to begin! Each session is
self-contained and packed with information that
ADULT FAITH FORMATION is highlighted by Fr. Pat's enthusiastic
presentation of the gospel!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
6:30PM in the Parish Hall.
ALL SAINTS DAY
Anyone interested in promoting Saturday, October 31, 2009
"life-long" learning and faith formation Sunday, November 1, 2009
is invited to attend.
If you have lost a loved one this past year
December 26 and wish to have them remembered in a
special way and have a candle lit for them
at the weekend Masses Oct. 31—Nov. 1,
please call the church office and give the
name of your loved one as well as which
The speakers for God’s Love Is Alive” for Novem- mass you will be attending.
ber 9 at 6:30 p.m. are Vaughn Antley and Devin
Antley. Devin was in intensive care in a Monroe hos-
pital for nearly two months in late 2008. Vaughn and
Devin will discuss their thoughts and recollections
and thank the citizens of North Louisiana for all their
prayers and best wishes.
On December 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Marion and
Kathy Boggs will testify. Marion has a wonderfully
inspiring witnessing talk and Kathy, who will sing two
or three holiday-inspired songs, has one of the best
singing voices in the South.
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VOCATION AWARENESS COMMITTEE
Please brighten our seminarians and sisters’ days by Thank you to all who helped with the Vocation Awareness Sunday on September
dropping them a note and letting them know that we 27th especially Heather Vidrine who is director of PSR. The beautiful art work by
are praying for them!
our K-3 students has been sent to the seminarians and sisters to brighten their
John Bosco Nyirenda day. The 4th-7th graders had the opportunity to ask Fr. Matthew Long and Sr.
Notre Dame Seminary Katherine Lu anything they ever wanted to know about a priest or sister and the
2901 S. Carrollton Ave. 8th-12th graders visited with Deacon Tim Cotita and Sr. Edith Schnell (St. Pas-
New Orleans, LA 70118 chal's). We are grateful for all who participated in the panels and a special thanks
for Fr. Mark for visiting with all of the students.
St. Joseph Seminary
75376 River Road
Join us for the first Tuesday prayer service following the 5:30 mass on November
St. Benedict, LA 70457 3rd and December 1st. This is an opportunity for our community to come together
for 30 minutes and pray for an increase in vocations.
Notre Dame Seminary Tables will be set up the weekend of December 26 and 27 with cards for our semi-
2901 South Carrollton Avenue
narians and sisters wishing them a blessed Epiphany. Please stop by to sign one or
New Orleans, LA 70118-4391
two of the cards.
738 Woolsey Drive
Dallas, Texas 75224 SENIOR SHEPHERDS
CALL DORIS FANDAL AT 397-9735 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Sr. Rose Marie Greer
School Sisters of St. Francis Senior Shepherds Bible Study: Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the Parlor.
P.O. Box 906
Senior members of our community are invited to study the Scriptures together.
Panhandle, TX 79068
Thursday, November 12 Thursday, December 10
SMALL FAITH 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
COMMUNITIES We will meet to hear a short talk We will meet and share a
from a lady associated with hos- Christmas Pot Luck lunch.
WEDNESDAYS pice. Afterwards, we will have a Everyone is asked to bring a “side
1:00pm & 7:00pm “Pink Elephant” exchange! Anyone dish” (dessert, salad, vegetable,
who has a good, useable item at casserole, etc.) to share with the
home that they want to give away group. Mrs. Elaine Elias and her
THURSDAYS should bring it to the meeting. committee will provide
7:00 pm There will be a table set up so that the meat, bread and bev-
The Word everyone can look over the items erages for this event.
brought by others. For every item There will also be a fun
that you bring in, you may take “Ornament Exchange” like
SUNDAYS one from the table! This should be the one we did last year,
9:45 am a fun exchange and everyone will so everyone is asked to
Little Rock be able to go home with at least bring one Christmas
one “Pink Elephant” item. ornament.
START OF NEW INQUIRY CLASS
In January of 2009 the parish will begin a new Inquiry Class. This is the class for those
who would like to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church or for those that are consid-
ering becoming Catholic. If you have considered joining the Catholic Church please call
the church office in order to learn the day and time in which the new Inquiry Class be-
gins. You may learn more about the program by calling 325-7549.
THE SHEPHERD’S VOICE
2010 JGS PILGRIMAGE
GRAND CATHOLIC ITALY
Presentation on Keller House
MAY 3- 13, 2010
Monday, November 30
The upcoming pilgrimage sponsored by JGS parish will
6:30 pm in Moore Hall
be to Italy with GLOBUS tours. The tour will feature stops
in Montecassino, San Giovanni Rotondo, Assisi, Parishioner, Judy Bell, President and C.E.O. of The Wellspring,
Siena, Florence, Padua, Venice and Rome, including a will speak about needed renovations to the Keller House which
serves as one of two of the main office buildings for The Well-
Papal Audience, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Cata-
spring Alliance of Northeast Louisiana.
combs, four major Basilicas and other famous Christian
and Pre-Christian sites . “When a visitor enters this building, the message conveyed is that this
is not just an ordinary place, but instead is a place where extraordinary
things…occur. It is fitting that this [work] should be housed in a build-
For more information, please contact ing that suggests [its] majesty. -- Ohio Justice Alice Robie Resnick
The Travel Company, 318-388-8747 (2004)
This tour will be a memorable experi-
If you have photos from any JGS event and would like to share
ence for Catholics
them, please email
& other Christians Jonna Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Missy
interested in experi- McKenzie (email@example.com) or call the devel-
encing an area in opment office at 325-7549 . We are producing a digital catalog of
photographs to be used on the website, publications, etc. and
which Christianity was formed.
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS
Monday, Dec. 7, 2009
G ATHERING S PACE D ISPLAY G UIDELINES FOR G ROUPS 7:00pm
At all times the purpose of these Sunday. A third display 8. It is the responsibility of
The Baptism Preparation Course is a one-
Pastoral Council guidelines is to may be reserved in the the group to set up an time requirement for all parents desiring to
maintain the proper decorum and Link on the same Sunday, easel or table display and have their child receive the Sacrament of
respect due in our sacred spaces. if necessary. to completely remove the baptism. Godparents are also encouraged
display after the last Mass to attend the 1 hour class. Call the office if
1. Approve and reserve date 5. Displays are not sched- you would like to attend.
for display (either easel or uled on special Feast Day
table) in the Gathering or Liturgical celebration 9. Church staff is not re-
Sundays, Sacrament cele- sponsible for the fund- INTERESTED IN BECOMING A
Space at least two weeks in
advance through the bration Sundays, or Holy raising of groups or for LITURGICAL MINISTER?
Church office during office Days. the set-up and removal of
hours (M-F 8:00am— displays. Forms are available in the
6. Group scheduling display
4:00pm) must staff their display Approved by JGS Pastoral Council Vesting Parlor.
2. Reserve a table and table- with hosts at each Mass. 8/22/07
Please sign up to serve!
cloth from the Church 7. Displays are to be deco-
office if needed. rated with appropriate Greeters
3. Group may supply their materials and be respect-
own tablecloth if appropri- ful of the Church gather- Altar Servers
ate. ing space. No scribbled Cross Bearer
flyers or posters taped to Lectors
4. No more than two (2) Sacristan
tables or church doors are Eucharistic Ministers
reserved groups per allowed.
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Mexico Mission Trip MASSES
November 8 - 14
All Saints Day Vigil
Saturday, Oct. 31
Please keep this mission group in your prayers as they
make their preparations and travel to Saltillo, Mexico
with clothing, food, and medical supplies to distribute to All Saints Day
Saltillo is just southwest of the citizens of this area. While in Saltillo, Fr. Mark, along Sunday, Nov. 1
with the group, will travel through the area saying Mass Regular Masses
and helping out with various needs of the communities. Thanksgiving
Thursday, Nov. 26
Monday, December 7
Thank you to the following parishioners who helped make this year’s
Enchilada Dinner to benefit the Saltillo Mission Trip a huge success! These Immaculate
wonderful volunteers helped with ticket sales, grocery shopping, kitchen prep Tuesday, December 8
8:10 am and 5:30 pm
work, cooking and serving at the dinner.
Vigil of Christmas
Brenda & Charles Taylor Thursday, Dec. 24
4:00 pm, 6:30 pm and
Polly Kincaid Midnight
Katherine Gilbert Christmas Day Mass
Karen Segel Friday, December 25
Helen & Mercer King Thurs., Dec. 31
Neva Mayo Fri., Jan. 1, 2010
Newsletter Edition News Deadline Newsletter Committee
If you or your
January December 28, 2009 Monday, January 4
group have news
February January 18 Monday, January 25
they would like to
March February 15 Monday, February 22 include in the JGS
April March 22 Monday, March 29 Parish Monthly
May April 19 Monday, April 26 Newsletter, please
June/July May 24 Tuesday, June 1 email Missy
August July 19 Monday, July 26 McKenzie at
September August 23 Monday, August 30
October September 20 Monday, September 27
November/December October 18 Monday, October 25
THE SHEPHERD’S VOICE Page 6
On Sunday, November 15, at the 8:30 A.M. liturgy, Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish will receive into full communion
six RCIA candidates who have been journeying through study and prayer since January.
November 15th we will rejoice as we welcome our newest members:
Terri Barker, Jeremy Black, Tiffany Breen, Amanda Hays, Michele Hays, Sarah Hodge
The Rite of Welcoming/Acceptance of new candidates and catechumens is scheduled for Sunday, November 29, 2009
at the 830 A.M. liturgy.
AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY’S EXPLANATION OF GOD
'One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on
earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his
valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.'
'God's second most important job is listening to prayers.. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at
times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a
terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.'
'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy.. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over
your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.'
'Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in this town . At least there aren't any who come to our church..'
'Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't
want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and
he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.'
'His dad (God the Father) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on
the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did.
'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.'
'You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God! Don't skip
church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach
until noon anyway.'
'If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your
parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's
around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into
real deep water by big kids.'
'But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here
and he can take me back anytime he pleases.
And...that's why I believe in God.'
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THE SHEPHERD’S VOICE Page 8
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
NOVEMBER Tommy B. Tarver 5 Robert Anderson Helen Barham
17 Kerri Abbott Katherine K. Gilbert Jimmy Finch
1 Jay Cannon Dave Luffey Andy Trahan 26 Kelsey Canizaro
2 Erika Gibb 18 Nell Seegers Matthew Blanchard Carmen Eberts
3 Cohan Capper John C. Cascio Edwin Wicks 27 Pam Jungina
Ab Elias Kathryn Coker 6 Rex Ensminger Emily Ensminger
Terri Kay Luffey Joseph Kirkland Harris 7 Will Barefoot Julie Farrar
4 Matthew Guerriero Grace Elizabeth Monger Stephen Capper Natalie Armstrong
Butch Gandy 20 Katie White John Luffey 28 Michael Worley
Terri Arthur Melanie Christian Haley C. Chop Amy Prince
Phillip Pohlman 21 Pat Blanchard 8 Judy Edwards Jessica Vetsch
Sr. Anit Pottakkal Suzie Rutledge 9 Nicholas Leehy 29 Paul Eason, Sr.
Lori Spence Randy Smith Bill Cooper 30 Alex-Anne Eberts
Audrey Malloy Forrest Hummel Carol LeDoux Stephanie Weaver
5 Dan Vanderhoeven 22 Sue McGinn Heath Hicks Morgan Wisenbaker
Ben Cascio 23 Isaac McRee 10 Anna Grace Gill Will Spatafora
Bobby Kelly Laura Blanchard Warren Seivers Mike Zambie, Jr.
6 Jane Morton Anna Beth Guerriero Stephen Malloy 31 Archer Harles McDaniel
John Stephens Dalton LeBleu 11 Parker Christian Huey Sims
7 Richard Blanchard, Jr. Bill Turnbough Linda Gonzales MaryAnn Sims
Juanita Gooding Ashley Winn John Rivoire Jerry H. Wolff
8 Amy Canizaro 24 Peter Guerriero Zach Lasuzzo Van Edwards
Aimie Needham Grant Guerriero Scott Bell
Kenneth L. Vincent John Mitchell McDuffie
12 Margaret Barham
9 Maurine Herlevic NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
Barry Weaver Dr. Rod Cascio Michael Malloy
3 Ben & Meg Hayden
Sarah Spatafora Jennifer Mills 13 Hyland Nelson
4 Bobby & Debbie Nichols
Mercer King 25 Joe Cascio 14 Thomas Capper
9 Ed & Barbara Biersmith
10 Dr. Ruth Griggs Stewart Gregory Long Amanda Ditta
14 James & Nell Finn
Weylin Goodie Rolf Morstead James Finn
15 Robert & Delores King
Raymond Horne 26 Nick Jungina Nicholas Antis
Nick & Beth Sylvestri
11 John Morris Carter Cascio Denise Hull
16 John & Alpha Spence
Suzette Russell Sable Needham 16 John Guerriero
21 Doug & Lynda Cookston
Megan Michelle Tarver Judy Pohlman Bert Gerhardt
22 Bob & Mae Kelly
Stephen Tyler Claire Vidrine Amelia Crumpler
23 Mitchell & Jodie Miletello
Harryette Winn 27 Lisa Patrick Adam Hansen
25 John & Caroline Savage
Maisie Burgess John Morris Cara Sampognaro
26 Rodney & Caroline Cascio
Paige Ensminger 28 Cheryl Amman 18 Sheree McRee
28 Lou & Rosemary Bedell
Aimee Fontenot Michael Long Becca Jefferson
30 Jeff & Katherine Gilbert
Tanya Pesek Nicol Rugg Hugh McDonald
Patrick& Teresa Williams
Michael Zambie 29 Ryan Vincent William Belsom, Jr.
Katelyn Keller Joe Holyfield
12 Joshua McDaniel DECEMBER Martha Canizaro
2 Tommy & Allyson Perryman
Katherine Wilson 19 Zach Bower
10 Mr. & Mrs. Heath Mills
Chase Wilson 1 Gay Morris Rodney Cascio
15 Sheree & Keith McRee
Kenneth Hebert Luby A. Yumet Mcez Dave Razon
17 Mercer & Helen King
Bob Kelly Katie Seegers 20 Amy Herlevic
18 Clancy & Helen Roberts
Betty Sievers Madison Woods Victoria Arthur
Jon & Rena Braswell
13 Jason Head Lauren Telano Kelly McCain
20 Bill & Betty Kelley
Miranda Pruitt 2 Brad Elias Keith Miller
22 Warren & Paula Guerriero
Stephen Tyler Linda Hanchey Grace Kelly Stephens
Hyland & Eleanor Nelson
14 Louis Bedell Taylor Louis Kolb 21 Aaron Copperburg
26 Larry & Amy Barefoot
Patrick Kelly Bryan Elias 22 Desirae Gooding
27 Scott & Charlynn Leehy
15 Lisa Luffey Marks 3 Steve Moothart 23 Sam L. Correro
Jeff & Beth Swanner
Agnes McGivern Julie Zambie 24 Milton Moore
28 Stuart & Corrine Novak
Frank Anzalone 4 Bennett Brown Billy Abbott
29 Mr & Mrs. Johnny Danna
16 Anna Nichols Charlie Cicero Guy Williams
30 Frank & Patsy Anzalone
Daniel H. O’Leary Steven McCain 25 Chris Sampognaro
31 Tracy & Tiese Ardito
Henry Major McKenzie Mae Kelly Joseph Blanchard
Mike & Robin Webb
Kristina Sullivan Karen Hayes
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November 1— Crousillac home
November 8 Rope's Course at Seeker Springs in Eros,
November 15 Scavenger Hunt
November 22 no Youth Group
November 29 Game Night
December 6 Sanderson Home Christmas Party
December 13 Christmas Carols
December 20 no Youth Group
December 28 no Youth Group
January 3 JGS Gym
Vacation Bible School 2010
More information to follow
A special thanks to all of the parents who so gra-
ciously volunteered to help with activities throughout
the year! We had over 20 Junior Shepherds at our Contact Heather Vidrine if you would
first meeting! WOW! Everyone got to know one like to volunteer.
another, and we ate some delicious snacks as well,
of course! The committee members who worked dilli-
gently to make this such a successful event: Kathy
Tromantana, Kathy Wilson, Karen McDuffie,
Paula Blackman, and Kelly Southern. 11:00 AM MASS
Upcoming Meeting Dates: Children, beginning at age 4,
November 8 & 15; and December 6 & 13
We hope to see all 5th-8th graders
at our next meeting! Call the Church Office and Volunteer!
LEAD our children
Feel free to bring a friend or two!
to understanding the Good News!
For more information, please contact
Kelly Southern at firstname.lastname@example.org Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not pre-
vent them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as
these." Matthew 19:14
St. Frederick Catholic School
Many friends and families braved the weather and
"passed a good time" at the P.T.O. Cochon de Lait!
SAVE THE DATE
ST. FREDERICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL
PROGRESSIVE DINNER AND DANCE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
5:30 P.M. UNTIL 12:00 A.M.
BAYOU DESIARD COUNTRY CLUB
AS WELL AS SOME OF MONROE’S FINEST HOMES
DANCE FOLLOWING PROGRESSIVE DINNER WILL FEATURE
DR. ZARR’S AMAZING FUNKMONSTER
For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact
Lana Haire 318-547-5288 Teresa Delacerda 318-355-8171 Denise Hull 318-366-5854
St. Frederick School is dusting off the snow and decking the halls for one of our
largest fundraisers of the year. For the second year in a row, we will be hosting “Tis
the Season”, a Progressive Dinner and Dance, on December 5th. The evening will
begin with revelers enjoying a champagne reception at Bayou Desiard Country Club
before being whisked away to one of many beautiful Monroe homes. At each home
they will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an elegant dinner before being escorted
back to the country club for dessert and dancing to the sounds of the always exciting
“Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster”. ST. FREDERICK
Proceeds from this year’s event will go directly to faculty bonuses, the schools gen- ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
eral fund for offsetting the tuition versus budget issues as well as to the expansion
and upgrading of our athletic department.
Vee Dickey (’83) for being elected the first official
Tickets are $200 per couple or $25 per person (dance only). President of the SFAA!
As always, St. Frederick sincerely appreciates all of the prayer and support from More information to come regarding socials and meetings.
area parishes and parishioners. Merry Christmas!
VOLUME 16, ISSUE 9
Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic School
Purchasing a commemorative brick for placement in the
garden will not only build the place where all of our stu-
dents and their families can be remembered, but will also
provide funding that will be used to eliminate the debt asso-
ciated with the new building expansion and secure funds for
maintaining and enhancing our school in the future. A 4X8
brick can be ordered for $200 and an 8X8 brick for $350.
Selling all 3000 bricks as 4X8 would generate $600,000 –
more than enough to extinguish the debt while leaving the Tuesday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Nov. 10th
balance to begin a school building an maintenance fund.
Please contact the school or visit our website, Please Renew Your Subscriptions with a JGS Student!
www.jesusgoodshepherd.org, for more information.
Magazines Make Great Christmas Gifts!
Resources & Contact Numbers PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN
PGC is required by ALL adults over 18 years who work or volunteer with
Victim Assistance Minister
school or parish children.
Contact the Church Office
Administrator/Assessor for more information.
Rev. Peter Mangum
Coordinator for Safe Environment To Register, call JGS office: 318-325-7549
& Education or
Deacon Michael Straub
(318) 219-7280 Register online: www.virtus.org
Toll Free (800) 256-1542 Any adult over 18 years who has not yet attended MUST ATTEND A
Vicar for Clergy SESSION PRIOR TO SERVING in our school, church/parish. Call the Church
Rev. LaVerne “Pike” Thomas office to registering and receive a small packet.
To Report Child Sexual Abuse by a Cleric/
Church Worker in the Diocese of Shreveport
JGS Mission Statement
Call: Glennda Lawson Gathered as a prayerful people, strengthened by our diversity, and sharing the enthusiasm of
Hotline: (318) 294-1031 our founders, we, the members of Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish are called to be a loving,
and your Local Law Enforcement Agency nurturing family in faith, to affirm the varied gifts of each member, to reach out to others and
Additional Resources: to proclaim God's liberating and healing presence through Word, worship, and service. Em-
powered by the Holy Spirit, we willingly accept the challenge to reflect, to share and to pro-
Diocese of Shreveport mote the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our daily lives.
Presented in unity with Bishop William B. Friend
VIRTUS and the Diocese of Shreveport, on this
http://www.virtus.org 3rd. day of January, 1993, by
Msgr. Edmund J. Moore and the
Louisiana Child Abuse Hotline people of Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish.
The Catholic Education and Development Consortium consists of Our Lady of
Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana Fatima Church & School, Jesus the Good Shepherd Church & School, and St.
http://www.pcal.org Frederick Catholic High School. We are working together to recognize God’s
path as a true community of Catholic faith.
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