St. Maximillian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

Homily

Readings

As the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said in their document “Brothers and Sisters to Us,” in 1979:

St. Maximillian Kolbe

“Racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family, and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father. Racism is the sin that says some human beings are inherently superior and others essentially inferior because of races. It is the sin that makes racial characteristics the determining factor for the exercise of human rights. It mocks the words of Jesus: “Treat others the way you would have them treat you.” Indeed, racism is more than a disregard for the words of Jesus; it is a denial of the truth of the dignity of each human being revealed by the mystery of the Incarnation.”

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings

The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available.

You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here.

As the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said in their document “Brothers and Sisters to Us,” in 1979:

“Racism is a sin: a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family, and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father. Racism is the sin that says some human beings are inherently superior and others essentially inferior because of races. It is the sin that makes racial characteristics the determining factor for the exercise of human rights. It mocks the words of Jesus: “Treat others the way you would have them treat you.” Indeed, racism is more than a disregard for the words of Jesus; it is a denial of the truth of the dignity of each human being revealed by the mystery of the Incarnation.”

Mass for Elderly and Disabled Persons

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel will celebrate a special Mass for Elderly and Disabled Persons on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 914 St. John Street in Lafayette.  A reception will be held immediately following in the Cathedral Parish Center, provided by Knights of Peter Claver Meritorious Fourth Degree St. Paul Assembly and the Catholic Daughters of America.  Everyone is invited to attend.  For more information, call 337-261-5545. Download a flyer here.

Fete Dieu du Teche 2017

This is the annual Eucharistic Boat Procession down the Bayou Teche, sponsored by the Community of Jesus Crucified.  The procession will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the Feast of the Assumption.  The day begins at 8 a.m. with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deshotel at St. Leo the Great Church in Leonville.  A cavalcade of boats carrying the Holy Sacrament will then make their way down the Bayou Teche, retracing the steps of our Acadian ancestors, toward St. Martinville.  After stopping at Churches along the way for recitation of the Rosary and Benediction of the Holy Sacrament, participants will visit Notre Dame de Perpetuel Secours, St. Martin de Tours Church, and Mater Dolorosa Chapel for Solemn Vespers and Final Benediction.   To register a boat for the procession or  to find more information about the event, log on to www.fetedieuduteche.org, call 337-394-6550 or send an email to fetedieuduteche@gmail.com

Intentional Serenity

Calling all moms of the Diocese of Lafayette!  The Mother’s Ministry of St. Pius X Church in Lafayette is hosting a seminar entitled “Intentional Serenity” from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 12.  The seminar will be led by author, speaker, and Catholic mother of 10 children Tami Kiser of South Carolina.  Tami wrote Smart Martha’s Catholic Guide for Busy Moms.  Watch a promotional video for the event at https://vimeo.com/222888117.  Childcare will be provided, if moms sign up by July 29.  To register, go to https://stpiusxchurch.org/mothers-seminar.