Rachel’s Vineyard

Rachel’s Vineyard is a retreat for those who have suffered the wounds of abortion. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
Rachel’s Vineyard was started in 1994, by Dr. Theresa Burke, a psychotherapist who wrote the book: “Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion”. Rachel’s Vineyard is a post-abortion ministry rooted in scripture, offering a three day weekend for those suffering from an abortion decision. RVR provides a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Contact Karol or Trista at 337-261-5607 for more information.  Also see: http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/

Abortion leaves a hole in the soul which only God can fill. Because of shame and regret, many post-abortive persons feel alienated from Mother Church and isolated from their faith community.
Upcoming Retreats:
March 23-25, 2018
October 5-7, 2018 

Day for Dreamers

USCCB President, Vice President, and Migration Chair
Announce National Call-in Day for Dreamers for February 26

WASHINGTON—Late last week, the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on legislation to provide relief to Dreamers. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, together issued the following statement:

“We are deeply disappointed that the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers. With the March 5th deadline looming, we ask once again that Members of Congress show the leadership necessary to find a just and humane solution for these young people, who daily face mounting anxiety and uncertainty.

More here.

Come and See

A weekend retreat for men 16 years & older, about how to discern God’s call for your life. No cost to you – transportation provided from Lafayette. Held at St. Joseph’s Seminary on Palm Sunday weekend, March 23-25. Sponsored by the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Lafayette.

More details on the flyer.

 

Angola Bus Trip

The Office of Justice and Peace will once more be providing transportation to families with relatives incarcerated at Angola. Date is March 18, 2018.  You are advised to reserve your seat early – call 337-261-5545.  More details are available on this flyer.

Black History

St. Paul Catholic Church in Lafayette (the oldest Black Catholic Church in our diocese)  is hosting a Black History Program to commemorate the contributions of African-Americans throughout history.  The program is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018See the attached flyer for detailed information. 

Day of Prayer for Women

There will be a Lenten Day of Prayer for Ladies on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House in Grand Coteau. The theme will be “Finding an Attitude of Gratitude”. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end with Mass at 2:15 p.m. The presenter will be Fr. Joe Tetlow, S.J. Total cost is $25.00. Space is limited so please register early. For more informationon this special Day of Prayer, please contact Our Lady of the Oaks at (337) 662-5410.

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Readings

The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available.

Homily replaced by Bishop’s BSA message.

Bishop’s Services Appeal 2018
Watch the Bishop’s message

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