Synod vision: ‘Encountering Jesus, Witnessing with Joy’
Culminating more than a year of prayer, study and consultation that fueled the Ninth General Synod of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Archbishop Gregory Aymond will promulgate on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, a “unifying vision” and five “priorities” for ministry for the archdiocese over the next three to five years.
Catholic faith captivates Holy Name of Jesus 7th grader
After Ash Wednesday, when seventh graders at Holy Name of Jesus School begin planning their school’s annual Passion Play, students portraying the various roles are chosen “out of a hat” by their teachers.
Skills for better parenting taught by Isaiah 43
Stress. We all experience it. What about the stress that moms deal with?
On the final evening of an eight-week Isaiah 43 parenting workshop held at St. Rita School in New Orleans, the topic of discussion was stress management and self-care.
St. Peter, Reserve, concludes 150th
The end is yet another beginning for St. Peter Parish in Reserve.
The parish that was founded on the banks of the Mississippi River in 1864 ended its yearlong 150th anniversary celebration with a Mass on May 16. In his homily, Archbishop Gregory Aymond reminded parishioners that they “stand on the hearts” of those who came before them and are called to continue “the work of mission and evangelization” started when Archbishop Jean-Marie Odin founded the parish on the east bank of the river.
Lyke Conference in San Antonio June 23-27
The 2015 Archbishop James Patterson Lyke Conference and Father Clarence Rivers Music Institute – based on the theme “I am Black. I am Catholic. I am Here: Celebrating Milestones” – will be held June 23-27 in San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Oblate School of Theology.
The conference is sponsored by the Lyke Foundation, which cultivates, celebrates and commissions leadership to develop powerful and effective Black Catholic worship, said New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri.
Prayer, adoration fortify soon-to-be ‘Fr. Zavackis’
One snowy morning last January, Deacon Christopher Zavackis ascended the stairway to Golgotha for the Holy Hour of his life.