All are invited to the Divine Mercy beautiful Thanksgiving Vigil Mass on Wednesday, November 22, 7:00 pm. Come give thanks the best way we can as Catholics--by participating in holy Mass!
One of the tried and true axioms of life is that if something appears too good to be true it usually isn’t. But if you were a retiree or someone else on a fixed income with cash invested in certificates of deposit that are paying minuscule returns, and you were told that a) you could increase your return on you cash by a factor of 3, 4, or even more; b) this increased income would continue for your life and/or the life of your spouse; c) that a substantial part of this income would be tax free; d) and that you would receive a substantial charitable income tax deduction, would it appear too good to be true? Actually all of these things are possible through the use of a charitable gift annuity.
If you want to learn more about this simple but very rewarding gifting vehicle, come to a short (no more than ½ hour) presentation in the Parish Community Center at 9:45 am on Sunday November 19. Hope to see you there! Divine Mercy Parishioner Jim Ryder of the Archdiocese’ Catholic Foundation will give the presentation.
Construction has begun on the new educational facilities for Divine Mercy Parish and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School!
Wednesday, November 1, 2017, All Saints Day, is a holy day of obligation. All Catholics are obliged to attend an All Saints Day Mass.
Masses are as follows:
Tuesday, October 31
Wednesday, November 1
Divine Mercy Church is hosting a very special event; a relic of the blood of St. John Paul II will be in church for veneration from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. We owe so much to the work of God through the ministry of St. John Paul II, who enabled the spread of devotion to the Divine Mercy. Come spend time in prayer on Tuesday, October 31.
The Divine Mercy Seafood Festival is Friday - Sunday, October 13-15, 2017. Here is the schedule:
Come for lots of good food, music, and fun for all ages!
The Seafood Festival flier can be downloaded by clicking here.
Although it is anticipated that Tropical Storm Nate will be arriving on the north Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane, Divine Mercy Parish still expects to have its regular schedule of Masses. However, Archbishop Aymond has notified us that if a person cannot get to church for Mass, or if traveling causes danger, that person is dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass.
Our adoration chapel will be closed from 12:00 noon on Saturday October 7 to 5:00 pm on Sunday October 8.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us!
This coming Friday, October 6th, all are invited to an evening of Eucharistic Adoration beginning at 8:00 pm here in the church. This celebration will honor Our Lady of Fatima on the 100th anniversary of her apparitions to three young children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. We will begin with a beautiful outdoor candlelight procession on the church grounds, and during the first hour we will renew our parish's consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Please bring your family and friends so that together we can pray for peace in the world.
Here is the schedule:
The Archdiocese is accepting monetary donations on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Donations may be sent to
Archdiocese 0f New Orleans
Puerto Rico Disaster Relief
7887 Walmsley Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125
Bring your pets to be blessed in front of Divine Mercy Church on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:00 am.
St Francis of Assisi's Feast Day is October 4. St. Francis taught us to care for creation. Caring for pets helps to teach that lesson.