24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available.

You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here.

“This place of death became a place of life, too, a place of saved lives, a hymn to the triumph of life over the prophets of destruction and death, to goodness over evil, to reconciliation and unity over hatred and division.” — Pope Francis at Ground Zero: September 2015

Holy Hour for Vocations

steeple crossPlease join us for our monthly “Holy Hour for Vocations and for the Spiritual Renewal of All Priests” on Monday, September 12 (due to Labor Day Holiday), from 6:00-7:00 p.m. here at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 406 E. Pinhook Road. Recitation of the Rosary begins at 5:30 p.m.  All are welcome to join in these prayers for vocations and perseverance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, sponsored by the Serra Club of Lafayette.

Labor Day Statement

from the U.S. Bishops.  An excerpt:

twim-41-facebook-shareable-image“When our leaders ought to be calling us toward a vision of the common good that lifts the human spirit and seeks to soothe our tendencies toward fear, we find our insecurities exploited as a means to further partisan agendas.  Our leaders must never use anxiety as a means to manipulate persons in desperate situations, or to pit one group of persons against another for political gain. For our dynamics to change, we must replace fear with a fuller vision that can be powerfully supported by our faith.”
and
“Poverty therefore appears “as a result of the violation of the dignity of human work: either because the opportunities for human work are limited as a result of the scourge of unemployment, or because a low value is put on work and the rights that flow from it, especially the right to a just wage and to the personal security of the worker and his or her family.””

Read the whole statement here.

Food for the Journey

fftj logo-txThe Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette presents “Food for the Journey”, a monthly lunchtime speaker series designed to help Catholics live out our faith in our daily lives.  Please join us as we celebrate our 12-Year Anniversary in September with guest speaker Rev. Michael Champagne, CJC, Community of Jesus Crucified.  “Food for the Journey” will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at Wyndham Garden Lafayette (formerly “Hotel Acadiana”), 1801 W. Pinhook Road, beginning at 12:00 noon.  An optional lunch 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 Mary Bergeron (654-8682).

Women’s Prayer Breakfast

St. Mary, Mother of the Church (419 Doucet Road, Lafayette) invites all women to a “Women’s Prayer Breakfast” on Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m.-12:00 Noon in the parish hall.   A presentation on “Forgiveness and the Year of Mercy” will be given by Mary Bergeron. St. Mary Altar Society is sponsoring this event that includes food, fun, faith with friends. Registration is required by August 25 with a donation of $10.00.  For more information, please call JoAnn LeJune (337-981-3379).