We are reaching out to our parish and school DRE’s, CRE’s, Youth Ministers and Pastoral Directors during this very difficult time with our prayers. In addition, we are able to network for you to help find assistance in the relief, recovery and rebuilding effort. We will give you our time, support, work and guidance for it all.
Email is the quickest and easiest way to communicate with us your immediate needs. You are also welcome to text Dina.
Please know we are here to serve and support.
We also want to make you aware of a few cancellations. The DYB Meeting that was to be held on Thursday, August 18th is postponed until Thursday, August 25th. Also, the Charis Retreat that was to be held on Saturday, August 27th has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Let us pray…
God of healing and mercy, we come before you with our hearts filled with grief as we see the devastation. We pray that your presence would be felt by those who are grieving, who are injured, who have lost their homes and livelihoods. We pray for wisdom and safety for those who are responding to the people in need and the many challenges left in the wake of the event. We pray for our Church, that it may be a witness to your compassion and care for all who suffer. God, you are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. For this we give you thanks and ask that you hear our prayers for the people of our community. Amen.
DRE, CRE BACK TO SCHOOL GATHERING "Fall Into God's Mercy: Bringing Christ to All"
September 15, 2016 (Thursday) 8:30 a.m. Mass in St. Joseph Chapel 9:00 a.m. Fellowship in Westerfield Center 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Gathering & Reflection
"Take risks and do not let life’s obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people" . . . . World Youth Day in KRAKOW, Poland
Full article by Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service, at https://cnstopstories.com/2016/07/31/dont-tuck-life-away-take-risks-pope-tells-young-people/
The crowd reacts as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of World Youth Day at Campus Misericordiae in Krakow, Poland, July 31. (CNS/Paul Haring
You may have heard the wonderful news that Bishop Robert Muench had chosen Ms. Dina DePaula as the new Director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. We are so happy to have her here. Dina began in the Office on July 1st, and just last week led a prayer service for healing and peace healing at the Catholic Life Center for employees.
Dina has previously worked for the Diocese of Baton Rouge at Catholic Life TV and at St Thomas More Parish as Director of Pastoral Services and Adult Faith Formation. She brings extensive parish pastoral experience in faith formation of all ages. Her graduate degree in theology is from Notre Dame School of Theology in New Orleans. She has a passion for evangelization and catechesis and has served faithfully in the Diocese for many years. We are blessed to have her as our new Director.
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Jubilee Of Mercy Dec. 8th 2015 - Nov. 20 2016
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