He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts…Mark 6: 8
What would it take to have such perfect trust that my needs would be met? Surrendering myself to God’s will. I close my eyes and imagine it and sometimes it’s scary. Then I remember that Psalm 139:14 says – He knows everything about me, I cannot escape from His presence and that, “I praise You, so wonderfully You made me: wonderful are Your works.”
He knows my past and He sees my future…He died for me, miserable and unworthy as I am. He wants me as I am to be His disciple. As I come before Him and release all my fears and apprehensions, I must trust that He will do a mighty work in me because I am willing to serve Him. The Twelve were far from perfect but they were willing, and Jesus changed them from mere cowards to mighty apostles to bring the gospel “to the ends of the earth.”
Lord, my God, I do believe, help my unbelief.
Reflection by Anne-Marie Barrileaux
Here is a panoramic view from July 2, 2013 of the interior of the building which would become Divine Mercy Church.
The Missionaries of St Therese would like to thank everyone for their donations at our Divine Mercy Circle 70 annual fundraiser, the Mother's Day Bake Sale. It was through prayer & contributions that the sale was such a success. Our proceeds go to missionary work of the church, assist clergy & religious in developing countries. Also, donations are made to Notre Dame Seminary & St. Joseph Abby in St. Benedict. We aid needy parishes in the New Orleans area develop more adequate catechetical programs & obtain religious education materials.
The Missionaries of St. Therese meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in the Parish Community Center. Our meeting consists of prayer & sharing. Everyone is welcomed to find out more about our ministry. If you have any questions, please call Sherryl Clements at 466-5016.
Because of problems with the bathrooms in church, we have found it necessary to contract with a plumber to tunnel and do repairs to our under-slab sewer pipes. We checked and this is not covered by insurance, nor is the building still under warranty. The cost of the repairs is estimated to be $42,000. Because this is well beyond our budget, we will have a series of second collections to help cover this cost. The first two will be June 23-24 and July 21-22.
Please be generous!
To give online, please click here and choose the fund "Emergency Plumbing Repairs."
Check out the new St Elizabeth Ann Seton School Alumni Facebook Page!
PRAISE, PLAY, & BIBLE STUDY
Join us each Wednesday in June & July from 6:30pm-7:45pm in the Community Center!
“Be a Lifesaver” Day; “Cultivating a Culture of Life in our Children”
This is a day of Pro-Life Activities, Fun & Prayer! We will create items to be donated to various Respect Life Ministries in our community & learn how we can be the change! For more information contact Natasia Kissinger email@example.com or visit ChoosetheChild.com
Saturday, June 23rd, from 9:00am–3:00pm
1004 Cheval Place, Kenner
$35 per child – all supplies included ($20 per sibling) – Limited Space!
Snacks will be provided but lunch not included – Don’t forget a lunch!
(High school volunteers welcomed for service hours)
Registration for Elementary Catechesis for the 2018-2019 school has begun! Elementary Catechesis is our Parish Religious Education program for children in grades Kindergarten-5th Grade. For more information and to register, click here. 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.
Divine Mercy Culture of Life Ministry IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN CROCHET.
For details call 461-8859, Gloria Jean.
Your assistance is Greatly Appreciated!