Merry Christmas from our students!
The Council of Catholic School Cooperative Clubs sponsors the annual Keep Christ in Christmas poster, essay and poetry contest. The Office of Catholic Schools selected winners in three divisions: grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. In addition, the Office of Religious Education judged entries from children who attend parish schools of religion.
St. Ann Home & School Association named CCSCC Club of the Year
'Men of St. Joseph' rise early to share their faith
They love their sleep as much as anyone else, so something big is motivating two dozen men to conquer the alarm clock every Wednesday to drive themselves to Aquinas Hall at St. Dominic Parish in Lakeview for a 6:30 a.m. hour of prayer and Scripture sharing.
Joy to the World: How Christ’s coming changed everything (and still does)
Dr. Scott Hahn has written many books throughout his years as a convert. He has covered the Mass, sacraments and sometimes high theology. “Joy to the World,” however, is his first book dedicated solely to Christmas.
My Christmas wish list: Peace, joy, reconciliation
Dear sisters and brothers in the Lord:
Today, we observe the fourth and final Sunday of this Advent Season, a time during which we reflect on the coming of the Lord, in the past as Jesus was born and in the future when he will come again at the end of time. Advent also calls us to see Jesus our Messiah coming into our lives every day. We need the eyes of faith to recognize him today as we prepare to celebrate worthily the great feast of his birth, Christmas.
The gift of life offered by a grieving parish family
For nearly four years, Father Roel Lungay, the pastor of St. Genevieve Parish in Slidell, had gone three days a week for dialysis. Adult-onset diabetes, something that affects a large number of Filipinos, had caused Father Lungay’s kidneys to slow their ability to filter the blood sufficiently. And then, eventually, both kidneys, damaged by the years of diabetes, began to fail.