Great things are happening at the New Life Prayer Group meetings!
Our next New Life Prayer Group is August 28, 7:00-8:00 PM, in the Church. Deacon Larry Oney will be preaching! A love offering will be taken.
Archbishop Aymond is asking all Churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans to have a light on in the confessional on Wednesday, September 11th as a sign that Christ is not only the light of the world, but also the one who is eager to forgive and to heal us. Divine Mercy Catholic Parish will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation on September 11th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. If you have been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we invite you to come back to God’s loving mercy and forgiveness.
Due to the Priest Convocation, we will have a Communion Service at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24th. A Communion Service will also take place at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25th and Thursday, September 26th. There will be no School Mass on Thursday, September 26th. In Addition, Confessions scheduled from 6:10 p.m. till 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24th have been cancelled. Please pray for of our priest during these days of prayer, reflection, and study.
Featuring the insightful biblical teaching of Dr. Brant Pitre, Lectio Mary: The Bible and the Mother of God examines what scripture, the life of Christ and the early Church fathers reveal about Mary. In this 8-session series, Dr. Pitre closely examines the connections between the Old and New Testaments and presents clear and easily understood explanations about the life and identity of Mary, the Mother of God.
Wednesdays, September 18th-November 6th
Two Meeting Time Options:
For more information, check out the Lectio Mary Flyer and visit the Lectio Website which gives even more in-depth information about each lesson as well as even a video preview!
Two ways to register:
1. REGISTER ONLINE HERE
2. DOWNLOAD AND PRINT REGISTRATION FORM
Registration closes Friday, August 30th, 2019.
Registration for Elementary Catechesis for the 2019-2020 school year 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.
2 Important Changes:
1. Starting in August 2019, Elementary Catechesis will no longer be on the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SEAS) Site. Catechesis will also be moving to the Divine Mercy Church Site into the new school buildings!
2. Because of the time needed to for teachers and students to adjust to the new campus at SEAS, Catechesis will now begin on Tuesday, September 3rd.
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 evenings starting in September. If you are interested, but would prefer to attend in Spanish, the Spanish RCIA meets on Thursday evenings. However, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as you know you are ready, so we can meet and begin to walk with you in your faith journey.
If Mondays (or Thursdays) do not work, but you are still interested, this is very flexible and we are willing to meet with you on other days and times that are preferable and still offer opportunities for your faith growth. Please contact the Church and again, ask to speak with Jacques Delouche so we can set up a time and get this process started.
We have been working for a while with ADS systems on fixing a number of issues with our sound system and have signed a proposal with them to provide needed upgrades and fixes at a discounted cost of $30,000. Because this will strain our budget, we are seeking donations to defray the cost. If you can help, please send any donations to the parish office, marking them “sound system.” You can also make donations to this fund using our online giving.
Thank you as always for your generosity!
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.