Raffle tickets for a jersey signed by Drew Brees and a basketball signed by Anthony Davis will be sold after all Masses Feb. 23-24. Jersey tickets are $20, and Basketball tickets are $10. Proceeds benefits the capital campaign.
We are sorry to inform you that Reverend Msgr. Henry Herbert Engelbrecht, a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, died on February 18, 2019. He was 77 years of age. Msgr. Engelbrecht was born on February 4, 1942 in New Orleans, LA. Fr. Henry attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School in New Orleans, and high school at St. Joseph Seminary in Covington and Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He completed his theological studies at St. Joseph Seminary and Notre Dame Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 1968 in New Orleans and was awarded the Prelate of Honor on September 22, 1999. Fr. Henry served as assistant at Resurrection of Our Lord Church and St. Agnes Church, New Orleans. His pastorates were at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Kenner and St. Henry Church in New Orleans. Msgr. Engelbrecht also served as the Director of the Archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organization, Dean of the Uptown Deanery, Associate Director of Priest Personnel and the Priest Personnel Board. In addition to his pastoral assignments, Msgr. Engelbrecht was in residence at St. Matthias Church, New Orleans, St.Rita Church in New Orleans and Ville St. Marie in Jefferson. He was the chaplain at Ochsner Foundation Hospital and Ochsner-Baptist Hospital as well as St. Mary’s Dominican High School. Fr. Henry was a resident at St. Anthony’s Gardens until shortly before his death. He is predeceased by his parents, Herbert William Engelbrecht and Alma Mary Patterson. He is survived by his sister, Sr. June Engelbrecht, O.P. and several cousins.
Funeral arrangements are:
Visitation: Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
St. Henry Church
812 General Pershing Street
Funeral Mass: Friday, February 22, 2019 1:00 p.m.
St. Henry Church
812 General Pershing Street
Archbishop Aymond will be the main celebrant.
Interment: Burial will take place at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery
A reception will follow at the Blessed Pauline Center.
Priests are invited to concelebrate. Deacons are also invited. Please bring an alb.
Chasubles and dalmatics will be provided. Vesting will be in the Blessed Pauline Center
Please remember in your Masses and prayers Msgr. Engelbrecht, his family,
and all who mourn his death. May the Lord grant him everlasting peace.
Please bring your old blessed palm from last year to church by Sunday, March 3, 2019. They will be burned, and the ashes will be used on Ash Wednesday.
The Lay Enrichment Series at Notre Dame Seminary (LES@NDS) is a lecture series created to provide our community with an opportunity to continue their faith formation. LES@NDS is a free lecture series that is open to the public, but donations will graciously be accepted at the door to help cover the cost of the series. For more information, please contact the MA office by phone at (504) 866-7426, ext. 742 or by email at email@example.com.
The "Conflict"Bewtween Faith & Science: Real or "Fake" News
Dr. Rebecca Maloney, Academic Dean at NDS
Wednesday, March 13
The Problem of Meaninglessness in Society Today: Why Did We Get Here and How Can We Live a Life Full of Purpose?
Fr. Philip Powell, OP, Professor of Homiletics & Philosophy at NDS
Wednesday, April 3
Learning to Read as Prayer Without Ceasing
Dr. Jennifer Heil, Professor of Literature at St. Joseph Seminary College
Wednesday, May 1
New Life Prayer Group - Feb 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Community Center
All are welcome to join us for a dynamic encounter with our Lord, Jesus, through praise, preaching, and prayer. Deacon Larry Oney will be preaching this month. A love offering will be taken. "Prayer groups are today one of the signs and one of the driving forces of renewal of prayer in the Church." CCC 2689
Join us at our Mission this year with our presenter, Fr. Scott Brossart, SOLT.
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday - March 11-13.
We will begin with Mass at 6:30 PM each night and the presentation will follow, ending by 8:30 PM each evening.
Fr. Scott Brossart entered the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1993 at the age of 23 after having gone through a major conversion from a car accident. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Jubilee Year of 2000 in Subiaco, Italy just outside of Rome. He has served in many missions in Our Lady’s society including Nairobi, Kenya and Papua New Guinea. Fr. Scott has served in a wide range of ministries and apostolates such as working with street children and in slum areas in Kenya, prison ministry, youth ministry, novice master, spiritual formation, pastor, spiritual direction, retreat work, healing and deliverance ministry and evangelization through Facebook and his own blog. He currently serves at St. Ann’s Mission on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota.
Registration for Elementary Catechesis for the 2018-2019 school is ongoing! Elementary Catechesis is our Parish Religious Education program for children in grades Kindergarten-5th Grade. All children who are not in Catholic school are invited and encouraged to attend, including and especially those who have already received their First Communion.
If you have not yet registered - that's okay, please still register your children and join us for Catechesis!
Adults and teens, including parents and relatives of the children attending Catechesis, are invited and encouraged to serve and volunteer.
For more information and to register, or if you would like to volunteer, go to the Elementary Catechesis page. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the office and ask to speak with Jacques Delouche, or you may e-mail Jacques.
Are you currently interested or desiring to become baptized? Were you baptized in a different Christian faith, but are now desiring to join the Catholic Church? Have you already been baptized as a Catholic, but have not received First Communion and/or Confirmation? Are you interested in asking more questions about the Catholic faith, or wanting to speak with one of us?
If this applies to you, then please come join us on the RCIA Journey and Process! Please feel free to call the church office, or e-mail Jacques Delouche. You may also pick up a form in the Narthex, or download one from the website as well. For more information or to get a form, please click here.
The first official session will begin on Monday, September 10th. If you are unable to make it, but are still interested, please contact us!
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 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.
Here is a panoramic view from July 2, 2013 of the interior of the building which would become Divine Mercy Church.