Archives for September 2019

Msgr. Nalty Homily – September 29, 2019

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From the Pastor – September 29, 2019

He said, “Then I beg you, father, send him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.” But Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets.  Let them listen to them.” He said, “Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.” Then Abraham said, “If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.” (Lk 16:27-31) What is faith?  How do we get it, and where does it come from?  St. Thomas classically defined faith as: “the act of the intellect assenting to a Divine truth owing to the movement of the will, which is itself moved by the grace of God.” But sometimes things are made easier by looking at … [Read more...]

Fifth Sunday Rosary

September 29, 2019 To help bring families together in a spiritual activity and promote devotion to Mary, the Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce the 5th Sunday Rosary Program. Knights, their families and other parishioners are encouraged to pray the rosary as a corporate body every time a 5th Sunday occurs during a month.  This will be done this Sunday at 10:00am, before the 10:30am Mass. … [Read more...]

Msgr. Nalty Homily – September 22, 2019

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From the Pastor – September 22, 2019

“No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.” (Lk 16:13) There’s an old expression, “no man on his deathbed ever wished he had spent more time at the office.”  It’s a way of reinforcing the advice that Jesus gives us today.  The question boils down to this:  what is the most important thing in our lives? Most of us wouldn’t have a hard time saying that two things in our lives are incredibly important:  our families and our friends.  These are the people that we can count on.  And to them we devote a lot of time. And when it comes to money?  Well, that’s one of those necessary evils of life.  We need it to survive, but I don’t think any of us would consider it our … [Read more...]

From the Archbishop

The people of the Bahamas have suffered great destruction-loss of life and property. We continue to pray for them. If anyone wishes to offer financial help, they may give their gift at the parish or send it directly to me at 7887 Walmsley Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125. Please mark the envelope: Hurricane Relief. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond … [Read more...]

From the Pastor – September 15, 2019

“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (Lk 15:2b) Jesus was often criticized during His earthly ministry.  He was criticized for breaking Mosaic law (curing on the Sabbath).  He was criticized for fraternizing with a woman (the woman at the well). He was criticized for being a glutton and a drunkard (contra John the Baptist).  And He was criticized for blasphemy (for forgiving sins).  But one of the most frequent criticisms of Jesus was that He ate and drank with sinners.  Sometimes, we can use that criticism to justify our own conduct.  So what’s the big deal if I hang out with sinners?  Jesus did the same thing! There is a different reality:  God came to save His people from their sins.  The name “Jesus” means “God saves.”  God sent us His Son to save us from the darkness … [Read more...]

9/11 Commemoration

Last week, we commemorate the eighteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa. Ten years ago the bishops of the United States issued a pastoral message, Living with Faith and Hope, in which they drew on the rich resources of our Catholic faith to minister to our nation and world. Below is an excerpt from the document found here: usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/september-11/ “After September 11, we are a wounded people. We share loss and pain, anger and fear, shock and determination in the face of these attacks on our nation and all humanity. We also honor the selflessness of firefighters, police, chaplains, and other brave individuals who gave their lives in the service of others. They are true heroes and … [Read more...]

Willwoods Married Couples Retreat

September 28 - 29 or October 12 -13 Would you like to break away with your spouse and spend quality time enriching your marriage? Then join us on our upcoming Married Couples Retreat at the newly renovated St Joseph Abbey’s Christian Life Retreat Center in Covington, LA. A Married Couples Retreat does not mean that someone is failing but rather it is a falling into the arms of our Lord. It is a weekend dedicated to giving you and your beloved the opportunity to find rest, strength, and enrichment, which is something we all need! A once a year commitment to attending a retreat as a couple is a great habit that will bless and deepen your love for God and each other! You may download a flyer here. To register call (504) 830-3716 or visit www.FaithandMarriage.org . A suggested … [Read more...]

Msgr. Nalty Homily – September 8, 2019

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