Archives for May 2015

From the Pastor – May 24, 2015

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” (John 20:21-23) In the context of the season of Easter, it was only 53 days ago that the apostles were gathered together in the Upper Room for the Last Supper.  Jesus instituted the Eucharist, and fed them His Body and Blood.  He made them priests by commanding them to “do this in memory of me.”  He washed their feet and instructed them about true service.  But what happened when they left the Upper Room that first time?  They ran away like scattered sheep without a shepherd.  Judas sold Him for 30 pieces of silver. Peter denied … [Read more...]

From the Pastor – May 10, 2015

Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.” (Acts 10:34-35) One of the most interesting scenes in the Acts of the Apostles involves a vision of St. Peter where he saw Heaven opened and something like a large sheet coming down containing all the earth’s four-legged animals, reptiles and birds of the sky.  A voice told Peter to “slaughter and eat.”  Since many of the animals were considered “ritually unclean” according to the Levitical law, Peter refused to eat, saying “I have never eaten anything profane and unclean.” The voice responded, “What God has made clean, you are not to call profane.”  This vision happened three times. On one hand, this vision is the … [Read more...]

From the Pastor – May 3, 2015

Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.  Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts before him in whatever our hearts condemn for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything. (1 Jn 3:18-20) In the Gospel this weekend Jesus speaks of being the vine, our being the branches, and the Father being the vine grower.  We are called to be attached to the vine and to bear much fruit.  But the Church also gives us the second reading from the First Letter of St. John, which helps us to understand what “bearing fruit” entails.  It’s in loving.  And loving is something that is more properly done in “deed and truth” rather than in “word or speech.”  This isn’t to say that telling people you love them is a bad thing, but love … [Read more...]

Woman’s New Life Center – Born to Run!

Woman’s New Life Center will hold its annual BORN TO RUN 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run on May 9, 2015 at Audubon Park Newman Bandstand. Join our Good Shepherd Squad at Register today and get early bird discount $30 per person, family discounts on web. Questions? Contact Melissa Wender 504-496-0212 or Don’t want to run then come out and celebrate with the birthday party to follow race with fun for whole family!  Sign in @8am, Race starts at 9 with fun run and 5K to follow! Help save Babies by your  support of Woman’s New Life Center…helping women, babies and families since 2001! We provide free pregnancy counseling, limited ultrasound and pregnancy tests to women in need. All services are provided by licensed professionals … [Read more...]

17th Annual Mother’s Day Rosary Crusade for Life

with Mass and Eucharistic Procession Saturday, May 9th, 2015 8:30 to 11:30 am St. Angela Merici Church 901 Beverly Garden Drive Metairie, Louisiana CELEBRANTS Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Fr. Beau Charbonnet SCHEDULE 8:30 - Mass at St. Angela Merici 9:30 - Eucharistic Procession to the abortion facility at 3044 Ridgelake Drive 11:15 - Benediction at St. Angela Merici Please Note: Bus transportation for those unable to walk in the procession will be available to and from the abortion facility. John and Pam Richard, Coordinators For more information, please call 504.460.9360 or 985.809.0773 … [Read more...]