The Altar Auxiliary will have a bake sale after every Mass Apr. 21 & 22. Proceeds go toward the purchase of sanctuary supplies for the church.
The Altar Auxiliary cleans church linens on a weekly basis, provide handmade Baptism bibs, help decorate the church at Christmas and Easter, and assist with making the Thanksgiving baskets for the needy. New members are welcomed. Click here for more info.
Fr. Ryan Richardson, LC, who is from our parish, will be visiting and celebrating the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday, April 7, an anticipated Mass of the Feast of Divine Mercy. Welcome, Fr. Richardson!
We have our regular Mass schedule April 7-8. On Sunday, April 8, beginning at noon: Devotions, Confession, Adoration, Blessing of Images & Procession. We will share a parish meal together at 1:45pm.
April 8 is the Feast of Divine Mercy, our parish feast day!
Here are some things you need to know about Divine Mercy:
In 2000, the Pope John Paul II declared Sister Faustina, a Polish nun who had received messages from Jesus about the mercy of God, to be a Saint. He also dedicated the Second Sunday of Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday. The message of Divine Mercy is threefold:
1. God has infinite Mercy and Love for everyone
2. Trust in that Merciful Love
3. Show Mercy to others
→ In addition to the Sacraments and spiritual and corporal works of mercy, there also five basic elements of the devotion to Divine Mercy:
1. Image of the Divine Mercy.
2. Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
3. Hour of Mercy (3:00 pm).
4. Novena to the Divine Mercy.
5. Feast of Divine Mercy (Second Sunday of Easter).
To find out more about devotion to the Divine Mercy, visit http://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/ .
Jesus I trust in you!
The Evangelization Door to Door Ministry goes out into the community with a three-fold approach of love, service, and prayer which we as a parish offer to our neighbors. Our door to door outings for the year 2018 are scheduled for the following Saturdays. All parishioners are invited to join us.
Saturday March 10, 2018
Saturday April 14, 2018
Saturday May 19, 2018
Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday October 20, 2018
Saturday November 17, 2018
We meet at the Adoration Chapel at 10:30 AM. Please call 504-305-2824 and leave your name and phone number, if you would to join us on any of the above dates.
We also invite you to adopt your block, using this concept you would partner with another neighbor/parishioner to invite neighbors to church and/or parish activities. Call if you are interested in either of these evangelization opportunities to serve the parish.
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!
Registrations for Elementary Catechesis are still being accepted!
Who can attend? Children entering Kindergarten-5th grade who do not attend Catholic School.
Location: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Site
Day and Times: Starting Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 6:30-7:45 PM. Weekly schedule is attached on the website.
What is Elementary Catechesis?
Catechesis is a year-long formation program in which your child will be able to build a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer and understanding of the scriptures. Your child will also have a chance to make friends and build community with his or her class. Throughout the year we will have lessons as well as FUN activities on topics God, the Trinity, Mary, the Saints, and the Sacraments.
Volunteers: Catechesis thrives on volunteers. God is calling anyone who wants to serve God and His children in our community. If you are a parent, have considered this ministry, have either volunteered or taught school in the past, are interested in working in education or Religious field, or heard God’s call to serve, this is the program for you! Please be assured there are training opportunities throughout the Archdiocese as well as here in the Parish.
Other Ways to Help: In addition to those who can volunteer, we need help with contributing supplies such as paper, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, and markers, or other miscellaneous art supplies and activities. This is to help so we can have more fun activities for the children. If you would like to contribute with that – particularly if your child is in Catechesis – please let me know.. Experience has told us that the more volunteers we have helping out, the better the experience is for children and their families.
If Interested in Attending or Volunteering: More information will be on the Registration form found on the Catechesis page.
You may also pick up a form in the back of church after Mass or stop by the Parish office during the week. Please bring forms back to Church, or scan and e-mail the forms.
Contact: Jacques Delouche at email@example.com
You may also call the Parish office at (504) 466-5016.
Thank you very much and we look forward to sharing this journey together. God bless.