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.

Cajun Camp 2017

Just a reminder:  Registration is now underway for Cajun Camp 2017 for children 5-13 years old who are deaf, deaf-blind, hearing disabled, or for hearing children who want to learn sign language.  Cajun Camp will be held July 10-14 and July 17-21, and the cost is $100 per week.  Deadline to register is June 30.  Call the Deaf Action Center at 337-232-3463 for more information.

Against Racism

We commend the Southern Baptist Convention for the resolution passed at their Pastor’s Conference, entitled “On the Anti-Gospel of Alt-Right White Supremacy”.  You can read the entire statement here.  In part the statement reads:

WHEREAS, Racism and white supremacy are, sadly, not extinct but present all over the world in various white supremacist movements, sometimes known as “white nationalism” or “alt-right”; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, June 13–14, 2017, decry every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we denounce and repudiate white supremacy and every form of racial and ethnic hatred as a scheme of the devil intended to bring suffering and division to our society; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we acknowledge that we still must make progress in rooting out any remaining forms of intentional or unintentional racism in our midst; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we earnestly pray, both for those who advocate racist ideologies and those who are thereby deceived, that they may see their error through the light of the Gospel, repent of these hatreds, and come to know the peace and love of Christ through redeemed fellowship in the Kingdom of God, which is established from every nation, tribe, people, and language.

Remember:  The Alt-Right is Wrong.

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

 

Readings

The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available.

You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here.

Pope Francis at the Angelus, speaking for this Feast:

Today’s evangelical page, written by Saint John, is part of the discourse on the “bread of life” (Cf. 6:51-58). Jesus affirms: “I am the bread which came down from Heaven. [. . .] and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh” (v. 51). He wishes to say that the Father has sent him to the world as food of eternal life and, therefore, He will sacrifice Himself, His flesh. In fact on the cross Jesus gave His Body and shed His Blood. The crucified Son of Man is the true paschal Lamb, which makes one come out of sin and sustains one on the way to the Promised Land. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of His flesh given to make the world live; whoever eats this food remains in Jesus and lives for Him. To assimilate Jesus means to be in Him, to become children in the Son. Continue reading “Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ”