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					ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE CHURCH                                               FEBRUARY 3, 2008


                         “BE HAPPY”
    Today’s Gospel relates the Eight Beatitudes as taught by
Jesus Christ. After the 10 Commandments, these are the
next important for living a good Christian life.                   Monday, February 4, 2007
    A prominent theologian speaks of them as the Be-Happy          6:30 a.m. Poor Souls
Attitudes of Christ and he gives a practical interpretation of     8:30 a.m. Anna, Vincent Chris & Corliss Segari
them for us who live in this fast-paced society. Let us go         Tuesday, MARDI GRAS
through them. Perhaps they have a meaning for all of us.           6:30 a.m. Louise Peters
    The first beatitude is: ―Blessed are the poor in spirit; the   8:30 a.m. Darrell James Donaldson
reign of God is theirs‖. This could mean: I need help. I can’t     6:00 p.m. NO MASS
do this all alone‖.                                                Wednesday (Ash Wednesday)
    The second beatitude is blessed are the sorrowing. This        6:30 a.m. Irwin & Mary Lemoine
could mean I’m hurting, but I will bounce back.                    8:30 a.m. Louis Eichhorn
    The third beatitude is blessed are the meek. This means I      3:00 p.m. Mary Ann Daigle
have to remain calm, kind and able to be corrected. It             6:00 p.m. Henry & Veronica Graf
doesn’t mean weakness.                                             Thursday
    The fourth is blessed are they who thirst and hunger for       6:30 a.m. Maxine Tesson
holiness. This means I really want to do the right thing.          8:30 a.m. Louis (Lolly) Todaro
    The fifth is blessed are those who show mercy. This            Friday
means I’m going to treat others as I want them to treat me.        6:30 a.m. Poor Souls
     The sixth beatitude is blessed are the single hearted.        8:30 a.m. Alberta Carter
This means I’m going to let the faith flow through me all the      Saturday
time.                                                              8:30 a.m. Natalia Urbina
     The seventh beatitude is blessed are the peacemakers.         4:00 p.m.     Irwin and Mary Lemoine, Veronica Graf,
This means I’m going to be a bridge builder.                       Special Intentions for Rick and Linda Cresap, Special
     The eighth is blessed are those who are persecuted for        Intentions for Deacon Wilbur (Marty) Martinez, Special
holiness sake. This means I’m going to be happy anyway.            Intentions for Marie Federico, George Mandella, Special
We need to be committed and courageous. What matters               Intentions for Melissa Araujo, Lance Haefele, Gail Moore,
the most is that we find our holiness and happiness through        Amelia Grajales, Joseph Palermo, Sr.
them. Problems and pain are a necessary part of everyone’s         Sunday, February 10, 2008
life. By taking a positive approach to them through the            8:00 a.m. Anna Rita Persich
beatitudes, we can be truly happy people.        God bless you.
                                                                   9:30 a.m. Sam F. Drago, II Twilla Acosta Cavalier,
                                                                   Special Intentions for Mary Ann Daigle, Special Intentions for
                                  Fr. Ronald J. Braud              Declan Blaisure, In Thanksgiving to St. Anthony and St.
                                                                   Therese Ledger & McKenna Families, Darrell Donaldson,
                                                                   Special Intentions for the Higginbothan Girls, Pierce Sharai,
                                                                   Brice Norwood, Wallace J. Farge
                                                                   11:00 a.m. Frank J. Giardina
                                                                    5:00 p.m. Edwin & Rose Gonzales
Readings for the Week of February 3, 2008                          ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Sunday      Zep 2:3; 3:12-13; Ps 146; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12a
Monday      2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13; Ps 3; Mk 5:1-20
Tuesday     2 Sm 18:9-10, 14b, 24-25a, 30—19:3;
            Ps 86; Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2;                                           THE SANCTUARY LAMP
            Mt 6:1-6, 16-18                                                               WILL BURN FOR:
Thursday    Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1; Lk 9:22-25
Friday      Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51; Mt 9:14-15                                               LEO DUFILHO
Saturday    Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86; Lk 5:27-32                                         FEBRUARY 4– FEBRUARY 10
Sunday      Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Ps 51; Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19;
            Mt 4:1-11


                                                                                       MIA LUCIA GALATAS

                        ALTAR DUTY:

                                                                   Our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of
                                                                   Audrey Steger. May her soul and the souls of the faithful
                                                                   departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
                                          FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME


MONDAY: Lundi Gras - Rectory and School Closed                     GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
TUESDAY: Mardi Gras – Rectory and School Closed
                                                                The Archdiocesan Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration
WEDNESDAY:          Ash Wednesday – Ashes will be               will take place on Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 3:00 p.m., at St.
Distributed after each Mass. Mass schedule is as follows:       Philip Neri Church, in Metairie. All participants must register
6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m. Prayer Service, 6:00 p.m.       through their parish. To register, please call the rectory prior
                                                                to March 26, 2008. This date must be adhered to.
THURSDAY: Men’s Club Basketball 7:00 (LC),
                                                                                    THE BUSY BEES
SATURDAY: Girl Scout Father/Daughter Dance 3:00 p.m.            The Busy Bee Seniors are having an important meeting on
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– 11:00 p.m. (LC), KC Bonco 7:15 p.m. (KCH).                    Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lorio Center.
                                                                Men and Women are welcome.

              MASS FOR THE SICK – INVITATIONS                            WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Most Reverend Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes will be               Married Couples looking for a Valentine Day Gift? How
celebrating a special liturgy for the sick at 11:00 a.m. on     about a special weekend just for the two or you? A Marriage
Sunday, February 24, 2008, at St. Louis Cathedral Basilica.     Encounter Weekend will renew your romance and
As you know, the 11:00 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral is            strengthen your marriage and family! Upcoming Weekends
televised on channel 32 and reaches great numbers of our        at the Holiday Inn, Slidell, LA – February 29 – March 2, June
sick and shut-ins in their homes, residences and hospitals.     20-22 and December 5-7. Registration is limited. For more
Parking will be available in the school yard 820 Dauphine St.   information or to register, call (toll free) 1-888-469-3735.
We encourage you to invite Eucharistic Ministers to the sick
and homebound to participate in this celebration.

                       MAGNIFICAT                                               The Schedule for Ash Wednesday,
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                                                                February 6 is as follows: Ashes will be Distributed after
Magnificat, a Ministry to Catholic Women is offering its        each Mass, 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m. Prayer Service
prayer series ―Lord Teach Me to Pray‖, based on the             and 6:00 p.m. Mass.
Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, beginning
February 6, 2008. For information please call Marilyn           The Ash Wednesday collection will be for the Church in
Ducasse 504-833-3470.                                           Central and Eastern Europe. Your generous donations
                                                                support seminaries, social service programs, youth ministry,
                       MARDI GRAS                               pastoral centers, schools, church construction and
                                                                renovation, and the spreading of the Gospel message
Please note that there will be no 6:00 p.m. Mass on             through the mass media.
Mardi Gras Day.
Mardi Gras will be coming early this year, Tuesday, February                           DURING LENT
5, 2008. Therefore the Rectory will be closed on Monday         There will be NO 6:00 p.m. Mass on Friday during Lent.
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and Tuesday, February 4 and 5 . The School will be              There will be a Communion Service at 6:00 p.m. followed by
closed from February 4 – 8. School resumes on February          the Stations of the Cross.
11, 2008.

               INCOME TAX STATEMENTS

Anyone wishing a statement for income tax purposes please                          COLLECTION FOR January 27, 2008
call the Rectory and one will be sent to you. We ask that                                Budget $7,200.00
donations of $260.00 or more be requested, since the                                     Received $ 7,377.50
standard deduction for charitable donations is $250.00.                                  Surplus: $177.50

                      LENTEN FISH FRY                                                        Next week’s collection is for:
                                                                                             Archdiocesan Catholic Charities
 The Men’s Club will host a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday,                                                 and
 February 15, 2008 from 4:30 – 8:00 in the Lorio Center.                                     Ash Wednesday Collection
 The Men’s Club along with the Knights of Columbus will
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 have a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, February 29 and March                         All State
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 7 from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Lorio Center. Cost will be
 $5 for children and $7 for adults. Please stop by to enjoy
 the fish dinner with friends.
ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE CHURCH   FEBRUARY 3, 2008

				
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