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 

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.

 

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

Donate online.

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 February will be Rev. Hampton Davis “Food for the Journey” will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 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).

St. Edmond’s-Day of Recollection

St. Edmond Ladies Altar Society Lenten Day of Recollection will be on Thursday, February 15th, 8:00 am-3:00 pm (the day after Ash Wednesday). Our retreat master will be Fr. Scott Chemino (Pastor of St. Anthony Church in Bunkie and Vicar-General of the Diocese of Alexandria). Coffee and donuts in the Atrium at 8:00 am; Rosary at 9:00 am; then, Fr. Chemino gives conference. Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 pm and confessions will be heard prior to Mass. Way of the Cross and Benediction in the afternoon! Tickets are $12.00 and include lunch and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, please send check (No later than February 8th) to: RaNelle Simon; 116 Delmar Drive; Lafayette, LA 70506 Phone: 337-232-2849 or 337-258-6372 (Betty Robinson). Tickets can also be purchased at the St. Edmond Church Office during office hours!