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 HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

WAY OF THE CROSS, APRIL 15, TUESDAY
ST. MARTHA - 7:00 PM

HOLY THURSDAY,  APRIL 17
EVENING MASS OF LORD'S SUPPER, 7:00 PM
(ST. MARTHA ONLY)

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 18
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION, 3:00 PM
(ST. MARTHA ONLY)


WAY OF THE CROSS, APRIL 18, GOOD FRIDAY
ST. MARTHA - 6:30 PM
(ST. MARTHA ONLY)


HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 19
EASTER VIGIL - 7:30 PM
(ST. MARTHA ONLY)

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 20TH
ST. MARTHA 8:30 & 10:30 AM
INFANT JESUS - 10:00 AM



BINGO

Please mark your calendar for the Spring Bingo which will be co-sponsored by the Festivities Planning Group and Martha’s Friends and will be held on June 7th.  It will be great fun for all!!!!!

 

 

St. Martha Weekly Collection

 

MARCH 23, 2014, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                             $2,996.00

            Loose                                      1,152.38

            Building Fund                                  .00

Total                                                   $4,248.38

 

MARCH 30, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                             $4,292.00

            Loose                                      1,752.04

            Building Fund                              99.00

Total                                                   $6,143.04

 

Infant Jesus Weekly Collection

MARCH 23, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                             $  1.364.00

            Loose                                           671.86

            Building Fund                                    .00

Total                                                   $  2,035.86

 

MARCH 30, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                             $  1,003.00

            Loose                                           706.48

Building Fund                          .00

Total                                                   $  1,709.48 ask why 2 reports??????

 

Vocation Cross (Infant Jesus)

The schedule for receiving the Vocation Cross at mass is shown below:

 

            Date                             Recipient

Sun., April 13, 10 a.m.      Cynthia Matherne

Sat., April 19, 4 p.m.         Evelyn Boudreaux

 

 

 

 

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Mass Intentions

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 8:00 AM (Infant Jesus)

For the sick of our parish

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 8:00 A.M. (St. Martha)

Deceased Parishioners

WED. APRIL 23, 8:00 AM (Infant Jesus)

Aniano Boylan

THURS., APRIL 24, 8:00 AM (St. Martha)

David Vidrine

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 8:00 AM (St. Martha)

For the ill of our parish

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 4:00 P.M. (Infant Jesus

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 5:30 P.M. (St. Martha)

Ora Mae Smith, James & Stephen Martin, Dr. Lionel “Poochie” de la Houssaye, Josef Tuan Tran, Kenny Orgeron, Theresa Marshall, Ronald Treme, Roland & Lorina LaBauve, Sr., Harry Hannan, Anna Hannan Breaux Mart, (Bulletin Sponsor)

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 8:30 A.M. (St. Martha)

For our parishioners

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 10:00 A.M. (Infant Jesus)

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 10:30 AM, (St. Martha)

Arlene Longo, George Lino Almskog, Peter & Maria Minh Dang, Joseph Binh Nguyen, William T. Stephens, Jr., Mary Santos, Herbert Robin, Sr., Giacobe Nguyen Van Thi, Rosa Nguyen Thi Tieu, Lourdes Bacuta, William Cambre, Roy Orgeron, Ruby Orgeron, Anthony Nguyen Van Tinh, Anna Nguyen Thi May, Joseph Vu Van Dam, Ana Nguyen Thi Man, Wallace Faucheux, Ryan Bush, Air Cooled Engines, (Bulletin Sponsor)

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 8:00 A.M.,(Infant Jesus)

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 8:00 AM  (St. Martha)

Bernard Gould

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 8 AM (Infant Jesus)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 7:00 PM (St. Martha)

Al Delger

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 8:00 A.M. (St. Martha)

Thomas Norman Marshall, Jr., Theresa Marshall

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 4:00 PM (Infant Jesus)

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 5:30 P.M. (St. Martha)

Thom as Norman Marshall, Jr., Ruby Sanzone, Josef Tuan Tran, Kenny Orgeron, Theresa Marshall, Loyola Louisa Munoz Watts, John Eitmann, Knights of Columbus Archbishop Blenk Council 1905, (Bulletin Sponsor)

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 8:30 AM, (St. Martha)

For our parishioners

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 10:00 AM (Infant Jesus)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 10:30 AM, (St. Martha)

Arlene Longo, James & Stephen Martin, Doris Sevin, Peter & Maria Minh Dang, Joseph Binh Nguyen, Giacobe Nguyen Van Thi, Rosa Nguyen Thi Tieu, Maria Bich-Lan Tran, Mary Santos, Theresa Marshall, Lourdes Bacuta, William Cambre, Roy Orgeron, Ruby Orgeron, Anthony Nguyen Van Tinh, Ana Maria Nguyen Thi May, Joseph Vu Van Dam, Ana Nguyen Thi Man,Ryan Bush, Lapalco Hardware, (Bulletin Sponsor)

 

Sanctuary Light

The Sanctuary Light at St. Martha will burn the week of April 9th in memory of the Dominick & Roussel Family.  It will burn the week of April 16th in memory of Nestor Pascual.ok

 

The Sanctuary Light at Infant Jesus will burn the week of.

 

Altar Flowers

The flowers at the Altar the week of April 19th have been donated in memory of                .  The flowers at Mary’s Statue the week of April 26th have been donated in memory of        .  The flowers at Mary’s statue the week of April

 

Retrouvaille Weekend for Troubled Marriages

 

A Retrouvaille/Rediscovery program for couples experiencing marital difficulties will be held by the Baton Rouge community on the weekend of April 11-13, and by the New Orleans community on the weekend of July 18 - 20.  Retrouvaille is a program sponsored by the Catholic Church that applies to couples living either separated, divorced or disconnected lives who want to save their marriage.  The program consists of a weekend followed by six follow-up sessions along with a monthly support group.  For information and/or registration, contact 985-641-3802 or Family Life Office 504-861-6254.

 


 

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Bulletin Sponsors

 

May we suggest that you turn to the back page of our bulletin and check out our advertisers.  Through their generosity, our bulletin is made possible.  We would like to express our thanks to them for their ongoing support.

 

 

A note from Deacon Larry Murphy

 

Deacon Larry Murphy will be available at the Pastoral Office at Infant Jesus of Prague Mission on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Please schedule an appointment.  For a Saturday appointment, please contact Deacon Larry at 368-1397.

 

 

 

Choose Life Newspaper

 

One long ago day at a Washington, D.C. Prayer Breakfast, a tiny nun proclaimed these words to those in high positions of power; “if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”  On that day, Mother Teresa of Calcutta captured the essence of love—respect for all human life.

We pray for all those who have been led astray by the false promises of abortion that they may turn to the Lord for comfort.

 

IRS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS RULING

 

The IRS has issued new guidelines, effective January 1, 2007 that will require parishioners who itemize deductions on their federal tax returns to have bank records or parish receipts in order to deduct their charitable church contributions.  This means parishioners who contribute cast in the collection basket each Sunday, without using a church envelope, will no longer be able to deduct those contributions because they will have neither bank records nor receipts to verify them.

 

 

 

 

Infant Jesus of Prague/St. Martha Church

Food Bank (368-1397)

2108 8th Street, Harvey

A few parishioners of Infant Jesus of Prague Church started the Food Bank over 20 years ago. Today the Food Bank serves approximately 60 bag lunches per month to homeless street people and provides groceries to approximately 160 needy families once a month who live in the church parish boundaries. Strict records are kept to insure that the truly needy are provided food. The following are required for families requesting monthly groceries: ID, proof of address, proof of income, and social security card numbers for family members. The street people are required to sign for their lunches. Bag lunches and monthly family groceries are distributed every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 to noon.

 

Cash and food donations are provided to the Food Bank by parishioners of Infant Jesus and St. Martha Parishes, and various businesses on the Westbank. Second Harvest is a major contributor to the Food Bank.

 

The following are ongoing needs of the Food Bank:

  • Food

  • Cash

  • Checks made payable to “Infant Jesus Helping Hands”

  • Volunteers to serve

Some items needed:

  • Rice, Sugar, Can Goods, Beans, Cereal,  Can Vegetables

  • Stuffing, Cookies, Tomato Sauce, Crackers,

  • Jell-O, Boxed Pasta, Dishes

  • Tuna Tomato Paste Boxed Rice Dishes

  • Snacks Can Soup Individual Gatorade

  • Cake Mix Potted Meat Individual Bottled Tea

  • Pasta Peanut Butter Individual Bottled Water

  • Chips Canned Fruit Potted Meat

  • Can Tomatoes, Boxed Potato Dishes, Vienna Sausage

  • Razors, Mini Shaving Cream, Mini Soap, Deodorant,

  • Shampoo and Feminine Products

Volunteers: Elaine Bartolo & Bertha Lapine

Sheena Berthelot & Martha Strauch

 

 

 

 

Heavenly Dusters (St. Martha)

 

What a privilege it is to clean the Lord’s house.  And that’s what we do.  We clean floors and windows, dust and vacuum, clean bathrooms and anything else that need to be cleaned.  We also take the linens home to wash and iron.  We work as a group so that no one has a heavy load.  Many hands make light work, so we are always looking for new members.

 

Altar Society (Infant Jesus)

 

We also take care of the Lord’s house, open chapel, clean church and altar, wash and prepare linens, change books in the church and chapel and set up for mass.

 

Men’s Club

 

 “Loving and Serving God Through One Another”.  We meet once a month to schedule, discuss and plan such events as the St. Martha’s Annual Golf Tournament, retreat, how we can assist other ministries, cabbage ball and bowling events against St. Martha’s Youth Group and an occasional card game among the members.

 

 

 



The Proper Way

For Receiving Holy Communion

 

The following guidelines are based on the norms for the reverent reception of Holy Communion at Mass contained in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal from the Holy See and in Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion under both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States issued by the American Bishops and confirmed by the Holy See.

 

How to receive Holy Communion

 

Stand up and step out of your pew to join in the Communion Procession.  Often an usher helps to oversee this process.

 

If you are not carrying a child in your arms or a hymnal or a cane in your hand, it is appropriate to join your hands in front of you in a prayerful position (traditionally over the heart) as you process forward.

 

Remain standing for the reception of Holy Communion.  This is the standard posture for receiving Communion in the United States.

 

As you approach the minister, bow your head slightly as a sign of reverence toward Our Lord in the Eucharist.  You may receive the Sacred Host either in your hand or on your tongue.  The choice is yours.  There should be nothing (gum or cough drop) in your mouth when you receive Holy Communion.

 

If you intend to receive the Sacred Host in your hand, extend both hands palm upwards toward the minister, placing one hand directly on top of the other.  You should do this as you approach the minister so that it is obvious to the minister that you wish to receive Communion in the hand.  Do not receive the Sacred Host in the hand by extending only one of your hands.  If you are carrying a child in your arms or a cane in your hands, you should receive the Sacred Host on the tongue.

 

The minister will hold the Sacred Host in front of you and say, “The Body of Christ.”  You respond by saying, “Amen”.  Do not substitute another expression for it such as “Thank you”.  The minister in saying “The Body of Christ” and “The Blood of Christ” is making a declaration of faith about the nature of the Eucharist and the Church which you as the communicant must affirm with your “Amen” before you receive.  The word Amen from Hebrew meaning “Truly”, or “Let it be so”.

 

The minister will then place the Host on your open palm.  Do not attempt to grab the Host from the minister with your fingers.  Once the Host has been placed in your hand, immediately consume the Host in front of the minister.  You should pick up the Host from the palm of your hand with the fingers of your other hand and reverently place the Host in your mouth.  Do not begin walking back to your pew before consuming the Host, or carry the Host with the intention of dipping it into the Precious Blood. (The Lord said, take this cup and drink from it).

 

If you are going to receive the Sacred Host on your tongue, keep your hands joined over your heart, bow your head slightly as a sign of reverence toward Jesus in the Eucharist.  After the minister holds the Host in front of you and says the Body of Christ and your respond Amen, tilt your head backwards and extend your tongue far enough so there is no danger of the host falling to the floor.

 

If you wish to receive the Precious Blood – the choice is yours – bow your head slightly as you approach the minister.  The minister will hold the chalice in front of you and say, “The Blood of Christ”, to which you respond, “Amen”.  The minister will then hand you the chalice.  Grasp the chalice firmly with both hands.  Take a small sip of the Precious Blood and hand the chalice back to the minister who will wipe its rim to prepare it for the next communicant.

 

After receiving Holy Communion, return reverently to your pew and either sit or kneel for your private prayers, or to make an act of thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist.

 

 


 

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