Franciscan Father Ferd Cheri named auxiliary bishop
Saying he never truly left his hometown, Franciscan Father Fernand “Ferd” Cheri, director of campus ministry at Quincy University in Illinois, said Jan. 12 he was surprised but thrilled that Pope Francis had appointed him as auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, where most of his family still lives.
Archdiocesan Spirituality Center branches out
The Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, whose mission is to train persons to become spiritual directors and to offer individual spiritual direction to clergy, religious and lay Catholics, has been serving the Archdiocese of New Orleans since 1983.
And, now, it is preparing to take its spiritual gifts on the road.
The Ninth General Synod moving into high gear
The Ninth General Synod of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, which gathered input last summer from nearly 4,000 people regarding their perception of the strengths and challenges of ministry in the archdiocese, is engaged in a critical discernment phase that will help set priorities for future ministry, Archbishop Gregory Aymond said Jan. 5.
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.