July 2, 2017 Homily

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Feast of St. Henry – July 15

Next Saturday at 3:00pm, there will be the annual St. Henry Feast Day Mass, followed by music, food, drinks and fun at the Annual St. Henry  Reunion.  If you went to St. Henry’s School, attended Mass at St. Henry, are named Henry, been to Henry’s bar, or have ever met anyone named Henry, you are invited! St. Henry (6 May 973 – 13 July 1024) was the fifth and last Holy Roman Emperor of the Ottonian dynasty, from his coronation in Rome in 1014 until his death a decade later.  He was crowned King of Germany in 1002 and King of Italy in 1004. He is the only German king to have been canonized. Henry was the son of Henry, Duke of Bavaria. As his father was in rebellion against two previous emperors, he was often in exile. This led the younger Henry to turn to the Church at an early age, first … [Read more...]

2017 Eucharistic Procession Pics

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From the Pastor – June 18, 2017

Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.". (Jn 6:51)Today’s Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ  (“Corpus Christi” in Latin) is a fairly recent addition to the Church calendar, dating from only the 13th century.  We know that the Body and Blood of Christ are present at every Mass, but this special feast to honor the Body and Blood of Christ owes its existence to the petitions of a Belgium nun named Juliana of Liège from the 13th century. From a young age, Juliana had a great love for the Blessed Sacrament and longed for a special feast in its honor.  Her desire was increased by a vision she had of the Church under the … [Read more...]

June 18, 2017 Homily

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Called, Formed & Sent Conference Series

Presented by Dr. Tom Neal, Academic Dean and Chair of Spiritual Theology at Notre Dame Seminary.Location: Notre Dame Seminary Pastoral CenterFour weekly Tuesday night sessions topics: July 18, 2017, 7:00pm—8:30pm July 25, 2017, 7:00pm—8:30pm August 1, 2017, 7:00pm—8:30pm August 8, 2017, 7:00pm—8:30pmReception following Week 4Suggested donation for the series is $30. Parish groups of 2-5 people welcome for flat fee of $50. Register early since space is limited!  If we have more that three couples attending the parish will subsidize the cost!For more information contact Susie Veters at sveters@arch-no.org or call 504-596-3042 … [Read more...]

Jazzin on the River

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Presents Jazzin' on the RiverJune 28, 2017 The Steamboat Natchez 6pm-9pm Come and enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing and drinks with The Dukes of Dixieland  Take part in the Silent Auction & Fun Raffles! All proceeds will benefit the SVdP Adult Learning Center and Community Pharmacy Admission: $100.00 all inclusive For ticket information, contact the SVdP Central Office at 940-5031, ext. 10, or svdpps@bellsouth.net If you can’t attend please consider a contribution. Please send checks to: St Vincent DePaul P.O. Box 792880-2880 New Orleans, La 70179 And if you can’t attend, please buy a $25.00 raffle ticket for the Grand Prize, which is 10 separate $100 gift certificates from ten different restaurants! … [Read more...]

Day of Refreshment for Women

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) will sponsor their annual Day of Refreshment for Women on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthew the Apostle in River Ridge. Theme for the Day is “Come to the Water.”  Talks will be given by members of the Women’s Retreat Team: Andi Oney of Laplace and Denise Beyer of Houma/Thibodaux. Cost is only $30 and includes lunch.Music, teaching, small groups and prayer ministry are all featured. Please register online at www.ccrno.org by Wednesday, June 21th to order a lunch. On-site registrations are accepted but no lunch is guaranteed. For more information, call CCRNO at (504) 828-1368 or visit www.ccrno.org. … [Read more...]

From the Pastor – June 11, 2017

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. (Jn 3:16) Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Do you realize that almost all of the “solemnities” and “feasts” of our Church point to an “earthly” event?  Think about it.  They’re either focused on an event in the life of Christ (His incarnation, His birth, His death, His resurrection, His ascension) or an event in the lives of His Mother, St. Joseph or one of His followers – the Saints.  But only one celebration in the Church calendar points to something that can only be described as “other worldly.”  That’s Trinity Sunday.  It points to a Heavenly Reality – the reality that God is three persons in one God. It’s a mystery that has … [Read more...]

Nativity of John the Baptist

The life of John the Baptist is a preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, and the circumstances of his birth are miraculous. In Luke's Gospel, John's parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth, were without children and beyond the age of child-bearing. During Zechariah's time of priestly service in the Temple in Jerusalem, he is chosen to offer incense in the Holy Place. While there, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to him and announced that he and his wife will give birth to a child, and that they shall name him John. However, since Zechariah doubted the message, he was made mute until the time of John's birth. Here, a little math is in order. At the Annunciation, which we celebrated on March 25, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary to inform her that she would conceive Jesus. But … [Read more...]