Hispanic Catholics thank archbishop for synod
Spanish-speaking Catholics from the east and west banks, Bywater, Chalmette, St. Tammany and all over New Orleans were gathered 375 strong June 3 at the Hispanic Center in Metairie for the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ second of 17 consultative sessions for its recently called Ninth General Synod.
A sacred celebration
There were so many people packed inside St. Louis Cathedral June 7 for the ordination of four new priests for the Archdiocese of New Orleans that Archbishop Gregory Aymond had to apologize for the inconvenience borne by those who had to stand in the back and along the side aisles during the two-hour liturgy.
St. Angela Merici has thrived from its humble start
Their first place of worship consisted of folding chairs and a portable altar backed by a curtain. But the smell is what founding families of St. Angela Merici Church remember most about their parish’s early days.
Memorial fund to honor late priest, Msgr. Roppolo
The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans has set up a memorial endowment fund to pay tribute to the legacy of Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo, who died April 29 after serving for nearly 60 years as a priest.
People Program at Holy Spirit for young at heart
What: The People Program, a ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph for those 50 and older
When: Summer classes begin June 11-16 and end July 16 at the main campus in New Orleans. The fall session runs Aug. 25-Dec. 12 at both sites.
Locations: 2240 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans; 6201 Stratford Place in Algiers at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Register: 284-7678 (Lakeshore), 394-5433 (Algiers) or visit www.peopleprogram.org.
Deacons ordained for service, charity
The three men ordained May 24 as transitional deacons – the final step before ordination to the priesthood – took different paths to the altar, but Archbishop Gregory Aymond said they will spend the next 12 months of ordained ministry serving as examples of Christian charity for others.