Guadete et Exsultate

On April 9th, 2018, Pope Francis released a third Apostolic Exhortation, entitled “Rejoice and Be Glad”, on the Call the Holiness in the World.  You can download the entire text here.

Here is an excerpt, paragraphs 14 – 16 of the letter:

14. To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy. Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring for your husband or wife, as Christ does for the Church. Do you work for a living? Be holy by labouring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters. Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus. Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain.[14]  Continue reading “Guadete et Exsultate”

Annulment Process Workshop

April 17, 2018, the Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Lafayette, Msgr. Robie Robichaux, will be presenting workshops on Declaration of Nullity and what is needed to begin the process.  Additionally, the Office of Marriage and Family Life will provide information and resources available to individuals dealing with divorce and grief recovery.  The two hour workshop will be held at 10:00 am or 6:00 pm at the Diocesan offices, 1408 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, LA.  Prior to attending one of the sessions, please register by calling 261-5623, or via email to  There is no charge for this workshop.

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. David Hebert, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Lafayette. “Food for the Journey” will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018at 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).

Good Friday

The homily can be found here.



“I think the passage where a dying God rests in the lap of a human mother is as far down as divinity can come, and probably the greatest height that humanity can reach.
(Fr. Edward Dowling, SJ)

St. Patrick Breakfast

Once more, as in years past, St. Patrick hosted a breakfast on March 17, 2018, in celebration of the feast of our patron saint.  Parishioners gathered for fellowship, for the exchange of gifts, and for recognition of one parishioner’s service with the Shamrock Award.  That honor this year went to Mr. George Guidry. Another part of the celebration is a talk shared by the pastor on some topic of interest.  A recording of that talk can be found on the Pastor’s website.


TCH-Dancing with the Stars

Teurlings Catholic High School invites you to be a part of their event, Dancing with the Stars 2018.  It is set for April 20, 2018 at the Cajundome Convention Center.  More details on this flyer.

Helping Hospice

Hospice of Acadiana is seeking volunteer Standard Bearers for the March 24-25 Louisiana Open.  This event benefits local charities. Shifts are 4-5 hours, and one must be able to walk the course, not younger than high school junior. More info and other requirements by emailing Ann Wallace at .

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:

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