Young Adult Council for the Archdiocese of New Orleans

The Young Adult Council for the Archdiocese of New Orleans is a group of young adults who serve as an advisory board to the Associate Director for Young Adult Ministry. The Council will assist in planning and facilitating various events throughout this next year. If you are a young adult (18-39) with a desire to serve the young adult community within the Archdiocese of New Orleans, then this Council is for you. It is a great way to serve the local church through sharing your gifts and leadership. To learn more about the Young Adult Council, please contact Sam Pitre at spitre@arch-no.org or call (504) 836-0551 ext. 3228. Applications will be accepted until August 16, 2017. … [Read more...]

Good Church Etiquette

An instructive reminderRemember to keep your Eucharistic fast by abstaining from food and beverages (water excluded) for an hour before Mass.Always dress modestly and appropriately. Arrive early to allow for personal prayer and/or read the readings of the day.Turn off all mobile devices while still in the vestibule. This is your time with God and His people.Use the restroom before or after Mass. Men remove hats or caps before the Lord.Deposit all water bottles in the waste receptacles.Make the sign of the cross with Holy Water upon entering.Genuflect with great reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle before entering your pew. If unable to genuflect, a profound bow is respectful.Refrain from chit-chat which distracts others who are … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Vatican Pilgramage

Msgr. Nalty will be the Chaplain for a pilgrimage to the Vatican in November of 2017. Pilgrims must join or be a member of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums to participate. Brochures are in the back of the church. … [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...]

Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center

The Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center invites you to join us for "Are You Kidding? On Becoming Like a Little Child Again", a silent retreat June 2-4, 2017. Rev. Philip Chircop, SJ, encourages us to explore some habits of the heart intended to educate us into becoming childlike once again. Go to:  nolacatholic.org to download the flyer. … [Read more...]