What Is BEST LENT EVER?

It's a free email program that will guide you on an incredible journey toward the-best-version-of-yourself. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, you’ll discover ways to transform your life in forty days.Coming soon to Good Shepherd Parish… … [Read more...]

Lenten Fish Fry

Come and support the KC's and Good Shepherd Parish at a fish fry. Knights of Columbus will be hosting the Lenten Fish Fry every Friday during Lent starting March 8th through April 12th at the Mother Pauline Center after the 6pm Stations of the Cross in St. Stephens Church.  March 8th Stations will be at St Henrys.Plate will consist of Fish and French Fries or Crawfish Pasta, Cole Slaw, Vegetable, Desert and a DrinkCost: $9.00 $6.00 Child's PlateHope to see you there! … [Read more...]

Stations of the Cross

During Lent there will be Stations of the Cross and Confession on Fridays at St. Henry Church.  Confession begins at 5:30pm and the Stations at 6:00pm.  Remember that Msgr. Nalty is also in the Confessional from 3:00-3:45pm on Saturdays and 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Sundays. … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Frequent Confession

It's almost Lent! This season provides us as Catholics an opportunity to "repent and believe in the Gospel." One of the ways we can best do this is by going to Confession, where we have the opportunity to accept the many graces God has in store for us through this beautiful – and often underutilized – Sacrament. But Lent isn't the only time to make Reconciliation part of your schedule. Frequent Confession has so many benefits, including:Confession helps us to better “know thyself.” St. Augustine and countless other saints and doctors of the Church talk about the importance of knowing ourselves well. Through coming to know ourselves better, we realized how fallen we are, and how badly we need God’s help and grace to get through life. Frequent Confession helps remind us to rely on God … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras Madness

PLEASE COME WATCH THE PARADES IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH, WHICH IS ENHANCED BY OUR NEW LIGHTING! AND PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SCHOOL DURING MARDI GRAS BY PURCHASING FOOD AND DRINKS, AND BUYING BATHROOM PASSES! THIS IS OUR MAJOR SCHOOL FUNDRAISER! … [Read more...]

Our Lady of Lourdes

On February 11, the Church remembers the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Bernadette Soubirous that took place a little over 150 years ago in Lourdes, France.  Since Our Lady of Lourdes Parish down the street on Napoleon Avenue has been closed, and since next Wednesday is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I thought a little “refresher course” on the apparitions of Lourdes might be in order. On 11 February 1858, Bernadette Soubirous went with two girlfriends to collect some firewood to sell in order to be able to buy some bread. As she was wading through a river near the Grotto of Massabielle, she heard the wind but did not see the trees and bushes move. As she looked toward the Grotto, she saw a light and a beautiful lady – “Lovelier than I have ever seen” - dressed in white … [Read more...]

Pro-Life Activities

Every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. we pray the Rosary at the Woman's Health Care Center on the corner of General Pershing and Magnolia near Oschner Baptist Hospital. This facility is one of at least three abortion centers in the New Orleans area and just outside of our parish boundaries. Please join us! … [Read more...]

Dream Event

February 6, 2019 GOOD SHEPHERD PARISH DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM DREAMING BEGINS AT 7:00 PMThe Dream Event is a 90 minute dream exercise, led by Executive Coach and Dream Manager Tony Ferraro. Discover your personal dreams. Experience energy and inspiration from others’ dreams. “Dream storm” powerful ideas for the future of our faith community.We need you. We hope you and your dreams will join us for this wonderful event. REGISTER ONLINE AT: DynamicCatholic.com/Imagine The Dream Event is Free. Everyone is invited. … [Read more...]

Palm Branches Needed!

Each year the blessed palms from Palm Sunday are burned to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday. We will burn them next weekend. Since the palms are blessed, burning is the suitable way to dispose of them.  Please remember to bring them to Mass next weekend and place them in the brass urns in the back of the church. Thank you! … [Read more...]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18 -25 The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Reconciliation-The Love of Christ Compels Us.” (cf. 2 Cor 5:14-20). According to Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII). . . , “it was in the context of the Reformation Anniversary that the Council of Churches in Germany took up the work of creating the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017. It quickly became clear that the materials for this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity would need to have two accents: on the one hand, there should be a celebration of God's love and grace, the ‘justification of humanity through grace alone,’ reflecting the main concern of the churches marked by Martin Luther's Reformation. On the other hand, the materials should also recognize the … [Read more...]