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1 St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 607 Fourth Ave Kinder, LA Web-site: Office Phone: Hall & Religious Ed Office: Office Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday 1pm-4pm Wednesday-Thursday 8:00am - 4:00 pm Friday-8am-noon (Closed from 12-1pm for lunch) Parish Staff Rev. Keith A. Pellerin, Pastor Rev. Mr. Roy Nash, Permanent Deacon Receptionist/Secretary/Bookkeeper: Wendy LaFleur Rhonda Marcantel (part-time) Religious Education Coordinators: Laurie Pickle, Parish Catechetical Leader, PCL Hannah Fontenot, 1st-8th Grade Melody LaFleur, 9th-11th Grade Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday 2:45-3:45pm before Mass* Sunday 30 minutes before Mass* *Concluding 15min prior to Mass time to respect starting Mass on time. Mass Schedule Saturday - 4pm Anticipated Sunday - 8am & 10:30am Daily Mass Schedule Monday 6:30am Communion Service Tuesday & Thursday 12:05pm Mass Wednesday & Friday 6:30am Mass Special Parish Devotions First Saturday Rosary - 8 am 24 Hour Perpetual Adoration in Chapel Sacrament of Baptism Call the Office to schedule Sacrament of Marriage Call Office for required min. Six Month Preparation Sacrament of Holy Orders or Call to Religious Life Contact Rev. Jeff Starkovich, Vocation Director Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick Any time upon request St. Vincent s Closet Tuesdays 2pm-5pm Wednesdays & Thursdays 9am-12pm

2 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Sat. Aug 25 4:00pm Herb Myers, Joe & Lucy Bellon, J.D. Duplichan, Ward Paul Fontenot, Jr./Sr., M.J. & Gladys Rider, Greg, Mary & Clarence Richard, Charles Klumpp, Buck Cunningham, Lenward Vizena, Brad M Crochet, Souls in Purgatory, Donald Clark, Mary Ann Guidry, Chachere fly, Skipper Patterson & D Ryan Green Sun. Aug 26 8:00am A.J. Fontenot, Fred & Darcy Jemison, Jack & Sally Fournet, Peggy Pitre, Libbie Danoski, LeRoy Kitty Manuel, Mrs. Sarkis Karam Aug 26 10:30am Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Mon. Aug 27 6:30am Communion Service Tues. Aug 28 12:05pm Darcy Jemison Wed. Aug 29 6:30am Gerald Savant Thurs. Aug 30 12:05pm Harry Wakeley Fri. Aug 31 6:30am Jack & Sally Fournet Thank You! for all of your best wishes, cards, love, prayers and gifts to celebrate my birthday ~Fr. Keith Sat. Sept 1 4:00pm Herb Myers, Joe & Lucy Bellon, J.D. Duplichan, Ward Paul Fontenot, Jr./Sr., M.J. & Gladys Rider, Greg, Mary & Clarence Richard, Charles Klumpp, Buck Cunningham, Lenward Vizena, Brad M Crochet, Lillie & Kelly Ashford, Harrison Savant Sun. Sept 2 8:00am A.J. Fontenot, Fred & Darcy Jemison, Jack & Sally Fournet, Christel LeDoux, Harry Wakeley, Ricky LaPoint, Darcy Jemison, Laura Mae Fontenot, Alphan Klumpp, Alice Hamilton, Joe & Joey Walker, Todd Miskowic Sept 2 10:30am Parishioners of St. Philip Neri Birthday Celebration Reception for Father Keith 5:15pm Aug 25th in the Hall!! Come have some Cake and Ice Cream!!! TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION This is the height of vacation season, but as anyone who has ever been to Rome in the summer knows, no time to visit there! The city is sweltering, and in a pre-airconditioned world long ago, Romans figured out that they needed a break in the surrounding hills. Even the pope clears out. His destination is usually Castelgandolfo, a lovely little hill town southeast of Rome, overlooking a tranquil lake. It has been a papal possession since about 1600, and in 1929, when most of the papal states were finally lost, the papal dwelling was given extraterritorial rights, meaning that it is an extension of Vatican City and not under Italian rule. The Vatican observatory maintained telescopes here for decades, far from the glare of the city lights of Rome, but although the observatory offices remain here year round, the telescopes are in Arizona. Pope Francis spends less time here than his predecessors, though he still slows down the pace of his work in Rome. Vacations can help us visit friends and relatives, and revive those human contacts that the pace of our lives keeps us from cultivating. The pope needs a break, and so do you. Vacation comes from a word meaning to empty oneself. There s still time to clear the calendar for at least one golden summer day even if you don t have a Liturgical Ministries Workshops Open to practicing Catholics, fully initiated, able to receive Sacraments and registered parishioners. *Lector Training - Sat Sept 22nd 9-11am - Church Please bring your Lector Workbooks to workshop. *Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion SPN Training - Sat Sept 29th 9-11am in Church *See article concerning video training *Usher/Greeter Training - changed to Sat Oct 13th 9-11am in Church. Women are also welcomed to join *Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Website Video Training In preparation for our Parish Workshop Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, for new and returning volunteers, all are encouraged to go to the Diocese of Lake Charles website: and watch the training video for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion in order to receive the Diocesan Commissioning for this liturgical ministry. Once you access the website: then click on Resources, then click on Special Videos, then click on Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training Please complete this video training before attending the Parish Training Workshop on Sat. Sept. 29th 9-11am Thank You.

3 Do you know...our belief in Holy Communion is very different from any other Church? The Church teaches that the Eucharist (Holy Communion) is the source and summit of the Christian life. (CC1324) As Catholics we truly believe that the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is very Real. Jesus said, this IS my Body; this IS my Blood and Jesus is not a liar, not a sign or symbol. Jesus Christ, who is the God of the Universe, is present here in the Eucharist and in the Eucharistic Presence, He fulfills His last promise: I am with you always, until the end of the age (Mt28:20). He makes the greatest promise He could ever make when He tells us, Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. The Catholic Church teaches that in order for someone to be of the Catholic faith, the people are to accept its teaching about the Eucharist in order to receive Holy Communion, not out of a desire to exclude anyone, but in recognition that the Eucharist is, as St. Augustine wrote, a sign of unity and bond of charity, and that partaking presupposes a commonly held belief (Ephesians 4:3-6), which sadly is not yet the case among all Christians. Even though non-catholic Christians have Communion services, the belief differs from what Catholics believe. Catholics believe that Holy Communion is the Real Presence of Jesus Christ, not a sign, not a symbol, not an expression of our fellowship or communion with each other. That is why Catholics are not to receive Communion in any other faith denomination. Also, if someone from another faith denomination is visiting our Church with you for Mass, they are not to receive Holy Communion. However, they could come up in the Communion procession to receive a blessing indicating so by crossing their hands across their chest. It is the responsibility of the Catholic to inform those visiting who are non-catholic while at a Mass. Again, this is not for exclusion but more so for expressing and respecting true, sacred belief. Building Maintenance Position Open ~ job opening for a Building Maintenance person to take care of general maintenance of the Church properties (Church, Office, Rectory, Hall, St.Vincent s Closet) is currently open. Tues-Fri, flexible hours, parttime, less than 35 hours a week, pay is negotiable. Please call office for application or ask Fr. Keith 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Choose God, Choose Life In recent weeks we have heard Jesus talking about the importance of faith, which brings us into closest union with Him. Last week, He spoke plainly about the Eucharist, ending with the words: anyone who eats this bread will live forever. The response; How could anyone accept it? Jesus agrees: it isn't easy to accept such a claim; in fact, without the help of the Holy Spirit, it would be impossible. But he doesn't go back on what he s said, not even when many of his disciples left him. He takes nothing back or changes what he said. Instead, he turns to the Twelve Apostles and asks, What about you, do want to go away too? He knows he could lose his closest friends over his teaching about the Eucharist. But Peter says, Lord, who shall we go to? You have the words of eternal life, and we believe. They trust him: they Choose God; they choose Life. This Gospel message becomes a reality at Mass for each of us. When we come to Holy Communion and we hear and see, The Body of Christ ; what is our response? We say Amen, but this tiny word, easy to mumble without a second thought, but do we really know what we mean? A Hebrew word that is our YES our act of faith that we truly believe this IS Jesus Christ and we will not walk away from this challenging belief. Our Amen is like Peter s declaration: Lord who shall we go to? You have the words of eternal life. It s our total commitment to Jesus we choose God; we Choose Life that fullness of life that God alone can give. Make-up Altar Server Training Sat., Sept 8th from in the Church with Fr. Keith. If you were not able to attend the training in July, please attend this training to be placed back on the schedule. If you would like to become an altar server and meet the requirements below, WE NEED YOU and hope to see you there! Eligibility Requirements: 1) Be a Baptized Catholic 2) Have received 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion 3) Boy or Girl at least going into the 3rd Grade 4) Family must be a registered family at SPN 5) Must make a commitment to serve when scheduled

4 Residents of Nursing Homes; Dr. Peggy Allemand, Sam Ange, Bob Arceneaux, Andre Ardoin, Evelyn Ardoin, Faye Ardoin, Derek Ardoin, Orville Augustine, Cliff Babineaux, Rena Barzare, Marie Bellon, Taylor Benton, Brooke Broussard, Ridley & Sybil Broussard, John Paul Blaze, Tom Broussard, Rusty Buller, Anne Burgess, Olivia, Ava, Parker, Riley & Hazel Busby, Clint Bushnell, Jean Bushnell, Wayne Butts, Gloria Caldarera, Roxane Campbell, Ginger Cappel, Marcus Captain, Mary Carpenter, Jimmie Chance, Alva Chighizola, Gilbert Cole, Lois Cormier, Shawn Cormier, Landon Costanza, Calvelene Courville, Kathy Courville, Karen & Gerald Courville, Briggs Courville, Helen Courville, Lisa Courville, Bernice Cox, Mike Cox, Mark Cunningham, Norman DeBarge, Joby Delome, Amy Dennis, Hunter Dennis, Jane Dodd, Linda Dodd, Robert Dodd, Deloris Donaldson, Rhonda Downs, Kevin Dunn, Haden Grey Duplechin, Theresa Duplechin, Darrell Duplichan, Gary P Duplichan, John Duplichian, Jr., Christine Dupont, Malak Dryden, Seth Eaves, Susan Ellington, Janell Fawcett, C.J. Fontenot, Carolyn Fontenot, Charles K Fontenot, Ben Fontenot, Greg E Fontenot, Rena Fontenot, Kenneth Fontenot, Marshall Fontenot, Sharon Fontenot, Tracie D. Fontenot, Janet Fontenot, Remi Fontenot, Rachel Fontenot, Stephen Fontenot, Ida Ford, Jack Fournet, Jr., Ray Franks, Vertnia Frank, Brenda Fruge, Don Fuselier, Spencer Fuselier, Obrey Goodley, Virgie Granger, Linda Guajardo, Freddie Gormon, Mary Jane Guillory, Al Guy, Raymond Hall, Janice Hammond, Mr. & Mrs. Keith Hanchey, Glenda Haney, Leandra Haymon, Joe Headley, Shirley Hebert, James Henry, Hibbett s Family, Sarah Hollier, Milton Houston, Loretta Istre, Shiela Jacobs, Ralph Jemison, Arden Johnson, Brenda Johnson, Brynlee & Kinsley Johnson, Sawyer Johnson, Jennifer Jones, Semi Karam, Al Kennard, Chloe Kramer, Dada Labove, Randall & Tanney LaFleur, Cecil & Barbara LaFleur, Louise Weezy LaFleur, Clifford D Lafargue, Donna Lafargue, Jason Lafosse, Jeanette Langley, Thelma LaPoint, Dalton LeBlanc, Joseph & Lynn Lebouef, C.A. LeDoux, Tucker LeDoux, Jennifer Lee, Priscilla Leger, Billie Jo Longoria, Terry Lormand, Murray Lormand, Kirt Lormand, Jerry & Brenda Manuel, Benny Manuel, Kermit Manuel, Mark Manuel, Tate Manuel, Tonas Marcantel, Nick Martin, Patti Martin, Tim Martin, Erin McKay, Shirley Miles, Brielle Miller, Nolton Miller, Carolyn Morgan, Haven Morrison, Mike Moses, Chris Mouser, Michelle D Mueller, Kim Myers, Lance Myers, Debbie Nesmith, Wallace Ogea, Paul Oliver, Robert Ortego, John Ortego, Josh Ottnat, Shermayah Pate, Troy Patterson, Larry & Sue Parker, Brittany Patrick, Gary Pelican, Dorothy Marie Pellerin, Donna Pitre, Katy Poe, Theresa Powers, Vernon Primeaux, Daniel Prudhomme, Lula Prudhomme, Mary Prudhomme, Angel Reacher, Blake Rice, Karen Richard, Wade Roberts, Mary Ellen Romero, Jaden Ross, Bob & Gloria Rougeau, Marlene Royer, Loretta Sanders, Melanie Sartin, Jessie Sattler, Gail Saucier, Betty Savant, Dickie Savant, Karen F. Savant, Bill Savant, Caroline Savant, Dennis Savant, Ollie Savant, Ingrid Savoy, Rosemary Shallow, Judy & Clifford Shuff, Janell Smith, Joyce Smith, Milton Smith, Charles T. Snider, Anita Sonnier, Becky Sonnier, Burel Sonnier, John Sonnier, Kelly Sonnier, Louis Sonnier, Jaxson Spikes, Linda Storer, James Taylor, Kayla Thibodeaux, Maddy Thomas, John Trahan, Coach Paul Trosclair, Wynn VanNorman, Ed & Rosemary Vaussine, Fred Vickers, Buddy Vidrine, James Vienne, Kimberly Vincent, Wylace Vincent, L.D. Vizena, Ella V. Wakeley, Dawn Wall, Paul Yogi Webb, Cindy Welch, Dot White, Lawrence Williams. (Please call the Rectory when names can be removed!) ~Cantor Workshop ~ SPN Music Ministry will be hosting a Cantor/ Song Leader Workshop on Sat. Sept 1st, 10a-12noon in Church for those called to lead us in sung prayer! Vocation Cross Week of Prayer and Gift Bearer at Mass ~ call today and reserve some time with the Vocation Cross Prayer and bring up the gifts for Mass. Sara Ange Come, Lord Jesus Mass on Wednesday, August 29th, at 6pm with Father Conley Bertrand. Immediately following the Mass will be a covered dish banquet in the parish hall. Your group will be assigned an item to bring. We look forward to seeing all of you! CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME FALL SESSION Were you raised Catholic and haven t been to Church in a while? Are you a Catholic who now feels separated from the Church? Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today? Would you like to feel at home in the Catholic Church again? No matter how long you have been away and no matter what the reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with our faith family; the Catholic Church. The next series begins September 11th at 6pm at the home of Katherine Marcantel. Please pass this article on to anyone who might be interested. Fore more information call Troy Fuselier at or Katherine Marcantel at Come Back Home!!! Men s Prayer Group every Sunday at 6:30pm at the Hall. If any man is interested, you are welcomed! Bring a Brother to Group anytime. **1st Sunday of each month is Holy League Adoration in the church 7-8pm for ANYONE INTERESTED Families are welcome!

5 Mark your Calendar! In need of a Baptism Class? Call the Rectory at Aug 25 Celebrate Fr Keith s B-day 5-7pm Aug 26 Mandatory CCD Parent Meeting 5:30pm-Church Aug 29 Come Lord Jesus Mass w/fr Conley Bertrand 6pm Sept 1 Cantor Workshop 10am-12n Church Sept 5 CCD begins Sept 8 Altar Server Training Church Sept 22 SPN Lector Training 9am - Church Sept 23 SPN Blood Drive 9am-1pm-Hall Sept 29 SPN Extraordinary Ministers Training 9am - Church Oct 1 DSPN Salad Supper/Meeting 6:30pm Oct 13 change SPN Usher/Greeter Training 9am Church Women Welcomed!! Oct 27 Blessing of the Graves for All Souls CCD Begins Wednesday, September 5th Late Registration Open Call gr 3:45-4:45pm 7-11 gr 6:30-8pm DSPN 1st Monthly meeting will be held on Monday, October 1st at 6:30pm Please prepare your favorite salad or dessert to share. New members are welcome!!! Fifth Fall Friday Series 2018 Breathe Remember Sabbath, Keep it holy. Exodus 20:18 Join Sr. Camille at 407 2nd St, Jennings, LA *Sept 13 at 6pm & Sept 14 at noon *Oct 11 at 6pm & Oct 12 at noon *Nov 8 at 6pm & Nov 9 at noon Sept 23rd Effective August 26th: Due to mis-use and the untidiness of the restroom in church, the restroom will be locked after hours. If you need to use the restroom, the key will be located in the top drawer of the filing cabinet near the restroom. Please lock the restroom door after use and place the key back. We thank you for your cooperation and hope that this helps keep our restroom facility orderly. Registration forms are available, you may pick one up from church or CCD office. Late fees began August 14th. Mandatory parent meeting August 26th, 5:30 at the church. CCD Workshops: *Mandatory workshops SPN Hall * SPN Catechist Training SPN Hall Saturday, August 25, st-5th Gr 8am-10am-light breakfast served 6th-8th Gr 10:30am-12:30pm-brunch served 9th-12th Gr 1pm-3pm-lunch served Veritas Catechist Conference: Saturday, Sept 15th 8:30am-3pm St Louis Catholic High School, attendance highly encouraged by Bishop Provost, registration paid by SPN St Philip Neri In-Service (Round Table Discussion): Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, 6-8pm, Hall HOUSEHOLDS IN GOD S SERVICE In the ancient world, household was a widereaching concept. When Joshua today speaks of his household serving the Lord, he meant not just those people who lived inside his walls or those related to him by blood or marriage; he meant slaves or servants and their families, and anyone indebted to him in any way. Even his livestock and other possessions would be consecrated to service of God. In our world, we value allowing individuals their freedom to choose how they live, and wouldn t think of offering our pets to the service of God. But, as we discern our vocation as disciples baptized into Christ, we can come to realize how far-ranging the households of our lives still are: how we act toward our spouses, children, roommates or anyone we live with; our behavior with neighbors; or in public as we encounter many strangers every day in stores or traffic who suddenly are next door to us. How can we use our time, our resources, or gifts for selfless reasons rather than personal gain? No matter what life our witness to the Good News calls us to, we all have a household that must be consecrated to service of the Lord our God. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 2 Thes 1:1-5, 11-12; Ps 96:1-5; Mt 23:13-22 Tuesday: 2 Thes 2:1-3a, 14-17; Ps 96:10-13; Mt 23:23-26 Wednesday: 2 Thes 3:6-10, 16-18; Ps 128:1-2, 4-5; Mk 6:17-29 Thursday: 1 Cor 1:1-9; Ps 145:2-7; Mt 24:42-51 Friday: 1 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11; Mt 25:1-13 Saturday: 1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 33:12-13, 18-21; Mt 25:14-30 Sunday: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15:2-5; Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23