St. Joseph Altar Cookies!

In preparation for the St. Joseph Altar on Monday, March 19, we will begin collecting ingredients for the traditional Italian cookies and for the meal itself.  We would greatly appreciate donations of the these ingredients on the following dates1/28      Crisco shortening with butter (no oil!) 2/4       All purpose flour, raisins and dates 2/11      Sugar, pecans and walnuts 2/18      Red wineBecause we know that some parishioners find it difficult to get to St. Stephen Church during Mardi Gras, you are more than welcome to bring food donations on other than the assigned days.  Thank you for your generosity, and we hope you can attend the St Joseph Day meal this year!For more details, contact Hunter Harris at 417-6066. … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Seminary Lay Programs Open House

Notre Dame Seminary Lay Programs is hosting an Open House for all interested students on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 PM with doors opening up at 5:45 PM. This event will take place in the Pastoral Center on the campus of NDS. Come learn information from faculty, hear stories from students, and network with potential classmates while enjoying delicious food and refreshments. Please click to download the flyer. … [Read more...]

Christmas Giving Tree

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul needs your help. A Christmas Giving Tree has been set up next to the St. Anthony Statue which has on it ornaments with gift requests from needy families.  If you can, please pick an ornament from the tree then return the gift with the ornament and place under the tree by Sunday, December 17. Monetary donations are also welcome.  Thank you for always being so generous in our efforts to help the needy of our parish! … [Read more...]


Poinsettias for the Sanctuary during Christmas can be purchased in the name of a deceased love one.  The cost is $25.00 per plant, and names will be recorded in the bulletin and on the parish website. Please use the red colored forms on the tables in the back of church. … [Read more...]

Blessing of the Cemeteries

On All Saints Day, Tuesday, November 1, 2017, at 11:30 am, Msgr. Nalty will bless the St Vincent and St. Joseph Cemeteries on Soniat and Loyola Avenue (behind Newman School). These cemeteries are the resting places for many longtime parishioners of St. Stephen Church, as well as the Vincentian Priests and Daughters of Charity who served our parish for over 150 years.  Many people take the occasion of the blessing as a time to beautify these resting places and pray for the souls of their faithfully departed relatives, priests, religious sisters and friends. … [Read more...]

November 2

The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed “On this day is observed the commemoration of the faithful departed, in which our common and pious Mother the Church, immediately after having endeavored to celebrate by worthy praise all her children who already rejoice in heaven, strives to aid by her powerful intercession with Christ, her Lord and Spouse, all those who still groan in purgatory, so that they may join as soon as possible the inhabitants of the heavenly city.” Roman MartyrologyAll Souls Indulgences An indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; it is partial on other days of the … [Read more...]

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...]

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 … [Read more...]

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On the week when we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Archbishop Aymond has asked that every parish offer Confession for two hours. To that end, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Confessions will be heard beginning at 5:00pm until 6:30pm. … [Read more...]