October 15, 2017 Homily

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October 8, 2017 Homily

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Respect Life Program USCCB

Spiritual work of mercy - During the month of October, please join in our prayer.“Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.” Corporal works of mercy—October 2 - What To Do When a Friend is Considering AbortionOne who is considering abortion needs to know you care about her for her own sake and she is notalone. Take The L.O.V.E. Approach - Listen and Learn- find out what her perspective is. Open Options … [Read more...]

Catholic Community Radio

If you listen to Catholic Community Radio at 5:00pm on October 12, you might hear someone you know… … [Read more...]

From the Pastor – October 1, 2017

“Thus says the LORD: You say, ‘The LORD's way is not fair!’  Hear now, house of Israel:  Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?” (Ez. 18:25)“That’s not fair!”  I can’t even imagine how many times I heard that growing up.  I grew up in a house with three sisters and a brother.  And one thing about us, we grew up with a strong understanding of justice.  Well, justice as we defined it.  When it came time to cut the pecan pie for dessert, we would scrutinize the pieces down to the last crumb.  And if someone got a bigger piece, one of us would exclaim:  “That’s not fair!”And if one of us was invited to spend the night at our grandparents, then a scorecard was kept.  If there was not a perfect rotation so that each of us went in order, it would happen again:  … [Read more...]

St. Francis of Assisi – Blessing of the Pets

October 1 at NoonFeast Day - October 4Many of the stories that surround the life of St. Francis of Assisi deal with his love for animals. Part of his appreciation of the environment is expressed in his Canticle of the Sun, a poem written in Umbrian Italian in perhaps 1224 which expresses a love and appreciation of Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Mother Earth, Brother Fire, etc. and all of God's creations personified in their fundamental forms.  Francis' attitude towards the natural world, while poetically expressed, was conventionally Christian. He believed that the world was created good and beautiful by God but suffers a need for redemption because of the primordial sin of man. He preached the universal ability and duty of all creatures to praise God (a common theme in the Psalms) and … [Read more...]

Greater New Orleans Rosary Congress

The Greater New Orleans Rosary Congress has been an annual event for 25 years, and this year will take place at St. Rita Catholic Church - 7400 Jefferson Hwy. The dates are October 7 thru October 13.  It has drawn thousands of people from all over the area and beyond.The church is open day and night for seven days. That is 168 hours, of continuous prayer and adoration of Jesus. Many spiritual groups, families, and individuals from local and adjoining areas cover the time.  Prayer begins hourly, except when other activities are taking place. There is time for Mass, Adoration, Rosaries, processions, spiritual talks, periods of silence, and singing. The beauty and diversity of the Catholic Church is demonstrated in the many activities held during this week.There is plenty room for all … [Read more...]

October 1, 2017 Homily

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Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

October 2Angels are intellectual beings created by God with a natural higher dignity than man; they have intelligence and will, are personal and immortal. Good angels serve God and help man. They always behold the face of God in heaven (Matt. 18:10).  Christ is at the center of the angels. Each one of us has a Guardian Angel to accompany us through life and shield us from the assaults of demons and even temporal evils, except what God permits for spiritual advancement.  Keep close to your Guardian Angel!Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, too rule and guide. Amen. … [Read more...]

Right to Life 2018 Calendar Sale

Respect Life Sunday will be observed September 30-October 1, 2017. Good Shepherd Parish will be selling the 2018 Right to Life Calendars that weekend. The calendars cost $5.00 and portray pro-life themes in beautiful full color graphics. The proceeds will help all the good pro-life work of New Orleans Right to Life, CYO, and other parish organizations. For more information contact Jan Delcorral at 504-952-7277 or email Jan at jdelcorral@cox.net. … [Read more...]