St. Joseph Altar THANKS!

Thanks to the decorators, the cooks, the servers, the runners, the cleaners and everyone who played such a tremendous role in making the Solemnity of St. Joseph such a great success and a very happy day for all! This year was even better than last year!  We served over 1600 people.  Thanks for a great day!Special thanks to our “Century Club” donors:  American Legion Post 307, Jim & Tammy Austin, John Bellini (Bell Foods), Loretta Berning, Becky Brocato, Michel & Marth Butterworth, Mary A. Burke, Kevin Centanni, Greg Ford, Hunter & Barbara Harris, A.J. & Mary Lazaro, Berry & Mel Miller, Grace Novale, Earl & Gail Paddock, Rouses Supermarket, Harold & Dianne Ryan, the Simon Family, Dudley Vandenborre and Mary Youngblood. … [Read more...]

Easter Baskets for the Needy

We will again be distributing “Easter Baskets” with food items to families in need so they can enjoy a traditional holiday meal.  Please check out our Easter display in the rear of church for basket item suggestions.  We would ask that all donations be returned by Sunday, March 25, 2018. … [Read more...]

Easter Lilies!

One of the most beautiful and fragrant reminders of Easter morning are Easter lilies.  We will be purchasing them for the altar for use over the Easter season.  If you would like to donate an Easter lily in the name of a loved one for $25, there are envelopes in the back of church. … [Read more...]

The Story of the Palms

It was a common custom in many lands of the ancient Middle East to cover in some way the path of someone thought worthy of the highest honor. In 2 Kings 9:13 Jehu, son of Jehoshaphat, was treated to this honor. Each of the four Gospels report that the people of Jerusalem gave Jesus the honor of walking on a covered path. However, in the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) we hear that the people lay their garments and cut rushes to place on the street. Only the Gospel of John specifically mentions palms. So what is the significance of the palm? The palm branch was a symbol of triumph and of victory in Jewish tradition, and is treated as such in other parts of the Bible (e.g. Leviticus 23:40 and Revelation 7:9). Based on this significance, the scene of the crowd greeting Jesus by … [Read more...]

Pics of St. Joseph Cookie Making

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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...]

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...]

St. Joseph Altar Cookies

Sunday March 4, 2018 Thanks to all who brought bags of flour and sugar and Crisco, and placing them in the large wooden box at the entrance of the church! In preparation for the St. Joseph Altar on Monday, March 19, we will begin making the traditional Italian cookies this Sunday.  Anyone who would like to learn how to prepare these delicacies is asked to go to:St. Stephen School on Sunday, March 4 after the 10:30am Mass.It’s a real family affair, and an instruction in the traditions of so many of our parishioners of Italian heritage!   For more details, contact Hunter Harris at 417-6066. … [Read more...]

Safe Haven Sunday: Equipping the Family, Safeguarding Children

The Archdiocese of New Orleans is setting aside this weekend, February 17- 18 as “Safe Haven Sunday” in order to give focused time and resources to address the harmfulness of pornography and other online threats in marriages, family life and culture.Today’s awareness day is celebrated through prayer and a reflection within the context of the Mass.  While the parish doesn’t have too many copies currently available, we can order more copies of the book, Equipped: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture, to be made available.  This book includes a unique seven-day text-to-opt-in program: The Equipped 7-Day Challenge. To order this challenge, you need only text “secure” to 66866 on your mobile phone.  This Challenge provides seven days of practical tips that any caring adult can … [Read more...]

MINISTRY TO THE POOR REPORT FOR 2017

Our parish is incredibly generous in contributing when we ask for money for the poor.  Recently the Society of Vincent de Paul compiled a list of all of the services that we provided as a parish.  Here is the list:4          Seminars held on Saturdays each quarter.  Our SVdP volunteers including an attorney, CPA, housing advocate and other volunteers counsel people on how to resolve problems and better their lives.40        Easter and Christmas Baskets were handed out which provided for a complete holiday meal. We also provided Christmas gifts for families and their children.144      Bus Tokens – Tokens help people to pay for a bus ride to an interview, job or a doctor’s appointment.  The ride costs $1.25 but we buy for $1.09.418      Food Bags were given to people who … [Read more...]