Along the Bayou Teche
Monday August 15th – Feast of the Assumption
In Honor of the 251st Anniversary of the Arrival of the Catholic Faith to Acadiana
0 Begins with French Mass by Bishop John Douglas Deshotel, D.D., Bishop of Lafayette,
at St. Leo’s in Leonville at 8:00 am
0 Procession to Landing 9:00 am, Boat Procession departs at 9:30 am
0 Stops at Each Church on the Bayou: Arnaudville, Cecilia, Breaux Bridge, Parks for
Rosary and Benediction
0 End up in the evening at Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville
0 Disembark and Process into Notre Dame for Benediction
0 Process to St. Martin de Tours for Benediction
0 Process Down Main St. to Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel for Vespers and Benediction
0 Confessions will be Available at All Stops Along the Teche
Flyer available here.
A Day Journey of Prayer and Fellowship
Take this special chance to join a unique pilgrimage for the Year of Mercy to New Orleans with Father Bryce Sibley, Pastor of Our Lady of Wisdom Church & Catholic Student Center, on Saturday, August 27. You will travel by motor coach for a day pilgrimage with 50 others to enter through the Doors of Mercy and fulfill the Jubilee Year Plenary Indulgence. We will start our journey early with breakfast and visit three of New Orleans’ most interesting faith-filled stops for private tours and Mass. Highlights include The National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, The Shrine of Blessed Father Seelos, Immaculate Conception Historic Church, and lunch at Borgne (a Chef John Besh Restaurant). A donation of $250 secures your spot. Register early! We must have a minimum of 35 pilgrims to make the trip, so please invite all your friends to come along, too. For more information, please call the Church Office (232-8742) or purchase your ticket(s) online atwww.ourladyofwisdom/pilgrimage.
St. Mary Church, Lafayette, is offering a one-day Pilgrimage Bus Trip on Thursday, April 28, to visit Pilgrimage Sites in the Diocese of Lafayette designated by Bishop Michael Jarrell to reflect on the Father’s mercy and how we can emulate that mercy in our lives. We will attend 7:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Church (419 Doucet Road, Lafayette), then depart at 7:45 a.m. from St. Mary parking lot. A second bus trip will be offered on Thursday, May 19.
Continue reading “Bus Trip for Jubilee “Year of Mercy””
The Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette will host a special celebration of “Divine Mercy Sunday” on Sunday, April 3, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. This event begins at 2:00 p.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Prayers, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and more, followed by Holy Mass at 3:00 p.m. The main celebrant and homilist will be Rev. Michael Russo, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas James, SVD, of the Central Region will concelebrate along with other clergy. Continue reading “Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration–Central Region”
Come experience Mother Teresa, the Saint of Mercy at BAYOU MERCY! Bring your family and enjoy a unique Festival of Mercy on the banks of beautiful Bayou Teche in St. Martinville on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, from 9am – 9pm. In addition to a talk on the Jubilee of Mercy by Kellie Comeaux, RN, there will be a talk on the Spirituality of Mother Teresa by Fr. Champagne, CJC and one by Fr. Angelo Scolozzi, a coworker and friend of Mother Teresa for over 21 years. Continue reading “By-YOU MERCY”
We have just made available a series of video reflections on the Stations of the Cross from Catholic Relief Services. Take a moment to journey with Jesus as, by his Passion, he invites us to touch the suffering peoples of the world.
SAVE THE DATE
The Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette will host a special celebration of “Divine Mercy Sunday” on Sunday, April 3, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. This event begins at 2:00 p.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Prayers, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and more, followed by Holy Mass at 3:00 p.m. Additional details will be forthcoming – please save the date! For more information, please contact Mary Bergeron (654-8682; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Will be given by Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC, at Mater Dolorosa Chapel, 103 Railroad Ave. in St. Martinville. The talks will be held on Fridays March 4, 11, and 18 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Topics include The Sacrament of Mercy, The Corporal Works of Mercy, and The Spiritual Works of Mercy. There is no charge and no registration necessary. Call the Community of Jesus Crucified at (337) 394-6550 for info. Flyer available here.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has released his Message for Lent for the year 2016, this Jubilee Year of Mercy. It can be found online here. The text of the message follows:
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR LENT 2016
“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13).
The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee
1. Mary, the image of a Church which evangelizes because she is evangelized Continue reading “Message for Lent”
St. Pius X Catholic Church, (201 East Bayou Parkway) welcomes everyone to a Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, held in church, every Thursday at 6:00 p.m., beginning January 7 through March 10, 2016. While the “knots” novenas currently in circulation are meant to focus on the healing and intentions of the individual praying, this particular novena is intended to redirect our focus away from ourselves. As Pope Francis continues to exhort all Catholics to stop looking to their own needs, but instead to go out into the streets and serve the poor, witness to those who disdain the faith, and in general repent of pride and self-centeredness, the need for a deep conversion of one’s mind set and perspective becomes ever more gravely apparent. We will be praying for struggling marriages; for those with addictions; for your pastor; for your local bishop; for the poor; for the unbelieving; for Christians outside the Catholic Church; for the Holy Father; and for your own needs. Please consider joining us on Thursday evenings. All are welcome.