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 May is Fr. Michael Champagne, Community of Jesus Crucified. “Food for the Journey” will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 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).

Easter Sunday

Readings

The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available.

You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here. (from the Vigil)

Pope Francis’ homily from the Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection follows:

“After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb” (Mt 28:1). We can picture them as they went on their way… They walked like people going to a cemetery, with uncertain and weary steps, like those who find it hard to believe that this is how it all ended. We can picture their faces, pale and tearful. And their question: can Love have truly died?

Unlike the disciples, the women are present – just as they had been present as the Master breathed his last on the cross, and then, with Joseph of Arimathea, as he was laid in the tomb. Two women who did not run away, who remained steadfast, who faced life as it is and who knew the bitter taste of injustice. We see them there, before the tomb, filled with grief but equally incapable of accepting that things must always end this way. Continue reading “Easter Sunday”

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

The Central Deanery will once again host a special 3pm Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Lafayette on Sunday, April 23rd, Divine Mercy Sunday.  Exposition of the Holy Eucharist and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place at 2pm.  The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung at 2:15pm with Benediction and Mass following at 3pm.    For more information, contact Our Lady of Fatima Church, 232.8945.

Schedule of Services

Holy Thursday, April 13
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6 p.m.
Following Mass, Adoration will continue
until 8 p.m. in the Church
(no 7:30 a.m. Mass)

Good Friday, April 14
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m.
Day of fast and abstinence
(no 7:30 a.m. Mass)

Holy Saturday, April 15
The Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m.
Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word
Remembrance of Baptism, & Celebration of
the Eucharist

Easter Sunday, April 16
Masses at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.

STM Hope Fest

An annual fundraiser to benefit the Options program at St. Thomas More High School.  Saturday, April 8, from 11 am to 9 pm, at Parc International.  Tickets available here.

Performers include Marc Broussard, Louisiana Red and Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys.  Food, four square, fun jumps, face painting and more. Download the flyer here.

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 April is Rev. Jared Suire, Pastor of Holy Trinity Church & Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, LA. “Food for the Journey” will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at River Oaks Catering and Event Center Lafayette, 520 East Kaliste Saloom Road, beginning at 12:00 noon. An optional buffet ($14.00) 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).