St. Patrick, Bishop and Patron Saint

Homily

Readings

“I give unceasing thanks to my God, who kept me faithful in the day of my testing. Today I can offer him sacrifice with confidence, giving myself as a living victim to Christ, my Lord, who kept me safe through all my trials. I can say now: Who am I, Lord, and what is my calling, that you worked through me with such divine power? You did all this so that today among the Gentiles I might constantly rejoice and glorify your name wherever I may be, both in prosperity and in adversity. You did it so that, whatever happened to me, I might accept good and evil equally, always giving thanks to God. God showed me how to have faith in him for ever, as one who is never to be doubted. He answered my prayer in such a way that in the last days, ignorant though I am, I might be bold enough to take up so holy and so wonderful a task, and imitate in some degree those whom the Lord had so long ago foretold as heralds of his Gospel, bearing witness to all nations.
“How did I get this wisdom, that was not mine before? I did not know the number of my days, or have knowledge of God. How did so great and salutary a gift come to me, the gift of knowing and loving God, though at the cost of homeland and family? I came to the Irish peoples to preach the Gospel and endure the taunts of unbelievers, putting up with reproaches about my earthly pilgrimage, suffering many persecutions, even bondage, and losing my birthright of freedom for the benefit of others.” —
From the Confession of Saint Patrick, bishop Continue reading “St. Patrick, Bishop and Patron Saint”

Angola Bus Trip

The Office of Justice and Peace is organizing their Bus Trip to Angola, for family members of inmates, on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  Reserve your seat early, and be attentive to the prison requirements for visitation. More information on this flier.

Lenten Day of Recollection

The alumnae of the Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau host a Lenten Day of Recollection on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Academy Chapel.  Director is Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC.  There is no fee, donations will be appreciated.  Please bring a bag lunch, beverages will be provided.  All are welcome, reservations are not required.  More info: contact Linzee LaGrange at 337-662-5275 or alum@sshcoteau.org

Food for the Journey

The Central Deanery of the Diocese of Lafayette presents “Food for the Journey”, a monthly lunchtime speakers series designed to help Catholics live out our faith in our daily lives. Our speaker for March is Most Rev. Douglas Deshotel, D. D., Bishop of Lafayette. “Food for the Journey” will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at River Oaks Catering and Event Center Lafayette, 520 East Kaliste Saloom Road, beginning at 12:00 noon. An optional buffet is available for purchase beginning at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to come “eat and be fed” – please bring a friend! Pre-registration is not required.  For more information, please call Danielle Huval (232-1322).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the location change, there will be NO “Food for the Journey” in February.