Sacred Heart of Jesus

Outside of Mass Parish Missionary

 

Outside of Mass Parish Missionary

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1st-6th CCD Support

Scripture and Tradition
Jesus said to them, "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God...Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God, like a child, will not enter it. And He took them in His arms and blessed them, laying His hands upon them."
Mark 10:14-16

Our generation will show that it can rise to the promise found in each young person when we know how to give them space. This means that we have to create the material and spiritual conditions for their full development; to give them a solid basis on which to build their lives; to guarantee their safety and their education to be everything they can be...
Pope Francis

General Information
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine was an association established at Rome in 1562 for the purpose of giving religious education. Its modern usage, often abbreviated CCD, is as religious education programs of the Catholic church, normally designed for children.

Sacred Heart of Jesus is your spiritual family; you and your children are home here. The mission of our Religious Education Program at Sacred Heart of Jesus is to look upon each child as created in the image and likeness of God and as a reflection of His goodness.

In realizing that God has created all things for His glory, the challenge of being a living witness to the Gospel will be central to the development of each student. Therefore it is essential that our Sacred Heart of Jesus parish participate in the knowing Him, loving Him, and serving Him in this world, so that we can be happy with Him forever in Heaven.

Opportunities for Parish Missionaries
Teacher:
Responsible for planning weekly lessons, assisting in arrival and dismissal of students and sacrament prep if applicable. Two hour weekly commitment.

Assistant Teacher:
Responsible for supporting the teacher during weekly lessons, class management, assisting in the safe arrival and departure of students. Two hour weekly commitment. 

Dismissal Dads:
Conduct and facilitate the safe departure of all children and help with loading into vehicles.

*All parish missionaries are required to be Safe Environment Certified

CONTACT
Cristy Savoie
Faith Formation 1st-6th, Director
337-837-1864, 225
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7th-8th Grade: Edge Support

Scripture and Tradition
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart”.
Jeremiah 29:11-13

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:8-11

My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, ‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. 
John 13:33-35

General Information
Sacred Heart of Jesus Edge Youth Ministry is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe, fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge resources make it easier for youth ministers to plan out their semesters of Edge Night, retreats, and to train a team of adults, the Core Team, to assist them in the ministry. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.

CONTACT
Jake Etcheverria
Youth and Young Adult, Coordinator
337-837-1864, 280
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9th-12th Grade Formation: Life Teen Support

Scripture and Tradition
Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. 
1 Timothy 4:12

Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me, you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. 
John 15:4-9

Remember your leaders who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 
Hebrews 13:7
 
General Information
Life Teen is a movement of the Holy Spirit, centered on a Eucharistic Spirituality that serves high school students 9th-12th grade.  Life Teen aims to be a partner within the spiritual development of high school students and forms this age group through a series of interactive educational experiences, retreats and mentorship. Help with this ministry is welcomed in the form of leaders, meal provisions, and monetary donations. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus Life Teen Support members simply respond to their baptismal call to serve others. Life Teen support members, most importantly, serve as significant role models in teenagers’ lives. The approach to ministry should be rooted in service, commitment, and dedication to the Church and the teenagers you serve. Support members are one of the most vital parts of the Life Teen Ministry. First and foremost, members are role models to all our teens, knowing that how you live and act makes a strong impression on teens. Our support members work with our Youth Minister for the purpose of assisting in the fulfillment of the mission of Life Teen.

CONTACT
Jake Etcheverria
Youth and Young Adult, Coordinator
337-837-1864, 280
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Confirmation Table Leaders

General Information
The formation of faith for teens as they prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation is an integral part into the completion of the sacraments of initiation in the Catholic faith. As a table leader you will be leading teens in discussion and prayer while journeying with them as they receive the sacraments.  All Confirmed Catholics, in good standing with the faith, are welcomed to lead the youth of our church in this way.

CONTACT
Jake Etcheverria
Youth and Young Adult, Coordinator
337-837-1864, 280
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Eucharistic Minister (Homebound)

Scripture and Tradition
Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. “The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession.”  The tabernacle was first intended for the reservation of the Eucharist in a worthy place so that it could be brought to the sick and those absent, outside the Mass.
CCC#1378-1379

General Information
One of the most important ministries within our partner parishes is the sharing of Holy Communion to those individuals who are homebound or living in nursing and personal care homes. Like most parishes in southern Louisiana, our churches have many elderly and infirm members who cannot attend regular Sunday services. 

Many of these individuals have been active, lifelong members of the parish and miss participating in the liturgy. Eucharistic ministers to the homebound help to fill that gap. Through the sharing of the Word of God and Holy Communion, the minister now “carries” the care of the parish family to the homebound and sick.

CONTACT
Colette Anzalone
Ministry and Parish Missionary, Coordinator
337-837-1864, 227
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Fair Committee

General Information
Our Church fair has been providing support to St. Cecilia School since the early 1930's. This beloved event is not only a means to provide for the school, but also something the entire Broussard community looks forward to every year. Multiple ways to support this effort exists.

COLETTE TO PROVIDE MORE COPY

CONTACT
Colette Anzalone
Ministry and Parish Missionary, Coordinator
337-837-1864, 227
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Finance Council

Scripture and Tradition
In the Church, “lay members of the Christian faithful can cooperate in the exercise of this power [of governance] in accord with the norm of law. And so the Church provides for their presence at particular councils, diocesan synods, pastoral councils; the exercise of the pastoral care of a parish, collaboration in finance committees, and participation in ecclesiastical tribunals, etc.
CCC# 911

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds.
Proverbs 27:23

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.
Luke 6:38

General Information
The Finance Council members work in collaboration with the pastor and business and operations manager on all aspects of the financial strength of our parish community. They help develop and advise the pastor on matters pertaining to the operating budget.

Each parish is to have a finance council which is regulated by universal law as well as by norms issued by the diocesan bishop; in this council the Christian faithful, selected according to the same norms, aid the pastor in the administration of parish goods with due regards for the prescription of canon 532.” (Code of Canon Law 537)

CONTACT
Tracy Johnson
Business and Operations Manager
337-837-1864, 203
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Food for Funerals

Scripture and Tradition
So much of our south Louisiana culture centers around food, family and friends. One of our time honored traditions, is providing food for families experiencing a loss of a loved one. St. Simeon of Thessalonica spoke about celebrating the dead and consoling friends and family after a funeral. “By this final greeting, “we sing for his departure from this life and separation from us, but also, because there is a communion and a reunion. For even dead, we are not at all separated from one another, because we all run the same course and we will find one another again in the same place. We shall never be separated for we live for Christ, and now we are united with Christ as we go toward him…we shall all be together in Christ.
St. Simeon of Thessalonica CCC# 1690

 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 
Matthew 5:4. 

General Information
Sacred Heart of Jesus is committed to providing hospitality and spiritual support in times of loss. You can never underestimate the comforting power of preparing a meal for a family who is dealing with crisis or grieving the loss of a loved one. Funeral food is a memorial tradition for our parishioners whose importance is often overlooked, but, nevertheless, it is a key part of assuring that a time of grief can also be a time of comfort and a wonderful opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the body of Christ.

CONTACT
Colette Anzalone
Ministry and Parish Missionary, Coordinator
337-837-1864, 227
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Marriage Preparation

Scripture and Tradition
Greet Prisca and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I am grateful but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Romans 16:3-4

General Information
Our marriage preparation follows the Witness To Love program.  Couples are encouraged to pray about a mentor couple that would help them along their preparatory journey.  However, some couples need assistance with finding a mentor couple and we have trained couples in our parish who are ready and able to walk with newly engaged couples preparing for their sacramental marriage.  These pre-trained couples are the parishes offering to engaged couples who need assistance in their marriage preparation.

CONTACT
Mona Tramonte
Records, Administrator
337-837-1864, 223
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Seasonal Decorations

Scripture and Tradition
The tradition of decorating or not decorating the church for liturgical seasons and feasts heightens the awareness of the festive, solemn, or penitential nature of these seasons. Human minds and hearts are stimulated by the sounds, sights, and fragrances of liturgical seasons, which combine to create powerful, lasting impressions of the rich and abundant graces unique to each of the seasons. Built on Living Stones Guidelines USCCB #123

One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the LORD’s house all the days of my life, to gaze on the LORD’s beauty, to visit his temple.
Psalms 27:4

 They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song. The glory of Lebanon will be given to them, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; They will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.
Isaiah 35:2

 General Information
Our church uses all of our senses to celebrate our liturgy. The Seasonal Decoration ministry helps create a prayerful environment to draw the community into deeper awareness of God the creator. Liturgical environment ministers coordinate the floral and plant arrangements as well as other decorations of the church during the different liturgical seasons.

CONTACT
Janet Ray
337-278-0749
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Wedding Coordinators

General Information
Sacred Heart is committed to providing a beautiful and holy experience to couples celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. This position ensures the reverence and sanctity of the sacrament by instructing all circumstances with bridal party and couple at the marriage rehearsal.

CONTACT
Katelyn Guidry
Wedding Coordinator
337-254-6493
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Pastoral Council

Scripture and Tradition
By reason of the knowledge, competence or predominance which they have, the laity are empowered – indeed sometimes obliged – to manifest their opinion on those things which pertain to the good of the Church.
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium #37

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”
John 14:1-5

General Information
A Parish Council is a group of people who together are representing the entire parish and who plan and guide its growth. They are chosen by the parish to join with the pastor in a special service of long-range planning, the setting of parish priorities, and the implementation of programs. The role of the parish council cannot be understood apart from the work to which the entire parish is called; as members of Sacred Heart Parish we are called to a life of both personal holiness and explicit service. We cannot just be holy. We must do Christ's work. The service to which we are called may vary from time to time, within our own lives and from one person to the next. Sometimes we may express it through involvement in organized programs and at other times outside any organized program. Together, however, all members of our parish share the responsibility to carry on the work of Jesus in all its dimensions - proclaiming the gospel, worship, social justice, and building Christian community. 

After the diocesan bishop has listened to the presbyteral council and if he judges it opportune, a pastoral council is to be established in each parish; the pastor presides over it, and through it, the Christian faithful, along with those who share in the pastoral care of the parish in virtue of their office, give their help in fostering pastoral activity.” (Code of Canon Law 536, par.1)

CONTACT
Tracy Johnson
Business and Operations Manager
337-837-1864, 203
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Vaction Bible School Support

Scripture and Tradition
Educating and raising children in the human values which form the “backbone” of a healthy society is a responsibility that each family has. 
Pope Francis

In the procreation and education of children, it reflects the Father’s work of creation. It is called to partake of the prayer and sacrifice of Christ. Daily prayer and the reading of the Word of God strengthen in charity. The Christian family has an evangelizing and missionary task. CCC #2205

General Information
Sacred Heart of Jesus begins preparing for Vacation Bible School almost immediately after the current year's session ends. Volunteers are always welcome. You can help with snacks, crafts, childcare at the church, registration, setting up, breaking down, storytelling, coordinating other volunteers and more.

Vacation Bible School (also called VBS) is a religious education program for children. It is usually a week-long event during the summer. The program consists of religious education that employs Bible stories, religious songs, arts and crafts, skits, and more...which cater toward elementary school-aged children. Sacred Heart’s VBS explores Bible verses or topics through crafts, music, outside activities, snacks and more.  Each year wonderful adults, high school and junior high students work with the children.  Both participants and volunteers leave the week uplifted and knowing more about their faith!

Vacation Bible School 2017
As part of our mission to be a stronger and more effective community of disciples, our team has decided to restructure our Vacation Bible School program. Due to staff changes and circumstances we will take this year off from VBS. We truly appreciate your understanding and continued support of our mission. We are in planning sessions for our 2018 session, please stay tuned for more information. 

In His Love, 
Cristy Savoie
1st-6th Grade Faith Formation Director

CONTACT
Cristy Savoie
Faith Formation 1st-6th, Director
337-837-1864, 225
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