ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE CHURCH FEBRUARY 3, 2008
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;
MIA LUCIA GALATAS
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
– 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,
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.
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.
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
have a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, February 29 and March All State
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