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					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
to Jerusalem.
                          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

                                                PARISH NEWS


                     Study of the biography
                     of Edith Stein
   2009              by Waltraud Herbstrith
 Second              will begin
                                                                                           “The Meaning of the Passover”
Collections          Thursday, Nov. 5
                     6:30 P.M.
                                                                                Rabbi David Packman 7:00 p.m. Nov. 19
                                                                           Red Beans and Rice dinner in Moore Hall at 6 PM.
  Nov. 14 & 15
  Campaign for
                     It is not too late to join us!
                      For more information, contact
                                                                                               “Understanding Islam”
    Human            Charles Bell: 387-2356                                      Dr. Mahmoud Kahlil         6:30 p.m.        Dec. 10
  Development        or the Church Office 325-7549.

  December 8
 Nat’l Retirement
Fund for Religious     BEYOND JUSTFAITH: NEW WINE SKINS
                                                7:00 p.m.
  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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                                                                PARISH NEWS
                                            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.
                 Joshua Sanders
               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.
                  Jerry Daigle
              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.
                 Susan Skidmore
                738 Woolsey Drive
                Dallas, Texas 75224                                           SENIOR SHEPHERDS
                                                                    CALL DORIS FANDAL AT 397-9735 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
                                                                                         397-
              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,
Quest
                                                         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.
Among Us
                                                       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
Scripture Study
                                                            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
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                                                             PARISH NEWS
                   2010 JGS PILGRIMAGE

     GRAND CATHOLIC ITALY
                                                                                                                Presentation on Keller House
                                                                                                                        Renovations
                       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 (jkelley@jesusgoodshepherd.org) or Missy
                         interested in experi-                                   McKenzie (mmckenzie@jesusgoodshepherd.org) 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
                                                                                                           Parish Hall
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.
                                                                            on Sunday.
       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
                                                                                                                          Offeratory
3.     Group may supply their             materials and be respect-
                                                                                                                            Ushers
       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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                                                     PARISH NEWS

                                                                                                        H OLIDAY
                                           Mexico Mission Trip                                           MASSES
                                                       November 8 - 14
                                                                                                     All Saints Day Vigil
                                                                                                     Saturday, Oct. 31
                                     Please keep this mission group in your prayers as they
                                                                                                     Regular Mass
                                     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
              Monterrey
                                    and helping out with various needs of the communities.           Thanksgiving
                                                                                                     Thursday, Nov. 26
                                                                                                     9:00am

                                                                                                     Immaculate
                                                                                                     Conception Vigil
                                                                                                     Mass
                                                                                                     Monday, December 7
                                                                                                     5:30 pm
    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
                                                                                                     Conception Mass
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
                                                                                                     10:00 am
Jeannie Hendricks
                                                                                                     New Year’s
Helen & Mercer King                                                                                  Thurs., Dec. 31
                                                                                                     5:30 p.m.
Lisa Luffey
Neva Mayo                                                                                            Fri., Jan. 1, 2010
                                                                                                     10:00 a.m.
John Morris


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
                                                                                                     mmckenzie@jesusg
September                                  August 23                        Monday, August 30
                                                                                                     oodshepherd.org
October                                    September 20                     Monday, September 27
November/December                          October 18                       Monday, October 25
THE SHEPHERD’S VOICE                                                                                                                      Page 6



                                                          PARISH NEWS

                




       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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         PARISH NEWS
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
                                    Trey Sampognaro
                                                             12 Margaret Barham
                                                                 Carole Greenlaw
                                                                                         ANNIVERSARIES
 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
                                                                                        DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
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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                                                   YOUTH NEWS




                                                 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,

                                                           CHILDREN’S LITURGY
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
                                                                        are welcome
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 onepinkbunny@gmail.com                   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
                                      for the

       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
                                                                                                        Congratulations to  
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!
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    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.
               Glennda Lawson
                (318)294-1031
                                                                                 Contact the Church Office
           Administrator/Assessor                                                  for more information.
             Rev. Peter Mangum
               (318) 221-5296

     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.
                (318) 746-2508

 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.
             http://www.dioshpt.org
                                                                         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.
                1-800-244-5373
                                                                      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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