Msgr. Nalty Homily – June 10, 2018

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Msgr. Nalty Homily – June 3, 2018

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Msgr. Nalty Homily – May 20, 2018

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Retrouvaille Weekend for Troubled Marriages

Retrouvaille is a program designed to provide help and support to married couples who are undergoing difficulties in their relationship. Sponsored by the Catholic Church, Retrouvaille is open to couples of all faiths. It has proven helpful to couples who are troubled and stressed, or if the relationship has grown cold and distant. The next Retrouvaille Weekend will be July 6-8, 2018, at the William J. Kelly Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. For additional information or to have information mailed to you contact the Office of Marriage and Family Life at 504-861-6243 or see the website at www.retrouvaille.org. … [Read more...]

Diaconate Ordinations

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10:00 AM at St. Louis Cathedral, we will ordain to the transitional Diaconate Douglas Michael Busch, Daniel Steven Darmanin, Andrew Octavio Gutierrez, Daniel Chinedu Okafor, Leon Keller Poche, Jr., Andrew Charles Rudmann, and Damian Patrick Zablocki for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Br. Ton Huu Dang for the Missionaries of Faith. You are cordially invited to attend the ceremony. Priests and deacons are asked to bring their alb. Vestments will be provided. Reception at the Old Ursuline Convent to follow. … [Read more...]

From the Pastor – May 13, 2018

Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs. (Mark 16:19-20)Today we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, which is the elevation of Christ into heaven by His own power in the presence of His disciples. In Sacred Scripture, this occurred on the fortieth day after the Resurrection – which was actually last Thursday, traditionally called “Ascension Thursday.” However, the celebration of the Ascension has been moved to Sunday to encourage a more active participation in the Feast. With all of the new TSA rules, I guess Jesus’ flight got delayed for three days!The Ascension was prophesized by Christ’s … [Read more...]

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts (to be prayed beginning May 11) The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT AND PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of … [Read more...]

Gift of the Holy Spirit

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are gifts which assist us in furthering our sanctification and help “complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them.” The term “gift” means that the Holy Spirit bestows them; they are supernatural gifts operating in a supernatural manner. They are not gifts one simply invokes in times of emergency. The gifts are enumerated in Isaiah 11:2-3. The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are: Wisdom – The gift of wisdom allows us to see God at work in our lives and in the world. For the wise person, the wonders of nature, historical events, and the joys and sorrows of our lives take on deeper meaning. Understanding – The gift of understanding allows us to comprehend how we should to live as a follower … [Read more...]

Peter’s Pence Collection: Be a Witness of Charity

 Peter's Pence is the annual collection to benefit the charitable works of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, who calls us to be attentive to the voices of those on the margins and respond joyfully to their needs. Participation in this collection gives each parishioner the opportunity to become a witness to charity, a force of mercy that reaches out to those around the world. The collection will be taken up in the Archdiocese of New Orleans on the weekend of May 19-20, 2018. … [Read more...]

Msgr. Nalty Homily – May 6, 2018

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