Mater Dolorosa’s ‘green thumbs’ issue a fresh challenge
The gauntlet has been thrown down! Residents of the Apartments at Mater Dolorosa challenge other Christopher Homes properties in the archdiocese to see who can yield the most from their community garden.
Way to build stewardship is to bolster discipleship
A new, pilot discipleship program is in progress at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in LaPlace. “Encountering Christ” puts faith in action by enlightening Catholics about their faith, leading to stronger parishes.
Find a Mass: There’s an app for that!
Want an easy way to find a Catholic Mass at a particular time in the Archdiocese of New Orleans? Download the free “Where Y’at” Mass finder app available for both iPhones (through iTunes) and android phones (through the Android market).
WWII horrors shaped Fr. Perkovic’s priesthood
Father Anton Perkovic, a priest whose struggles with the Nazis and the communists during WWII in Yugoslavia mirrored the challenges of St. John Paul II, was “a man of the church” who dedicated his priestly life to serving others, Father William O’Donnell said at Father Perkovic’s funeral Mass July 26 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mandeville.
Jesuits’ N.O. province merges with St. Louis
The New Orleans and Missouri provinces of the Society of Jesus merged into the new U.S. Central and Southern Province on July 31, the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
To mark the unification, Jesuit Father Ronald A. Mercier, the new provincial, will be the principal celebrant of a Mass Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans.
Senseless Malaysian Airlines attack hits home
Religious Sister of the Sacred Heart Lynne Lieux grew up blissfully insulated in New Roads, Louisiana, and for more than three decades in her ministry as an educator of girls in the tradition of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, she has marveled at the richness of blessings and opportunities showered upon her in religious life.