For Joseph ‘Doc’ Hebert, music is tonic for the soul
Joseph G. “Doc” Hebert remembers the first time he met Leonard Bernstein. The Loyola University music graduate, his wife Irene and his tuba had made their way to the Big Apple in 1963, and now he was in a rehearsal hall with the dean of 20th century American composers and conductors.
Family Promise center to help northshore homeless
Last week you joined other faith leaders in Slidell to dedicate a day center for homeless families. Can you tell us about the project?
Yes, the program is part of a national organization called Family Promise, and the program in Slidell is called Family Promise of St. Tammany. The program helps homeless children and their families achieve independence through the hospitality of volunteers from a wide variety of religious denominations and a small staff that coordinates transportation and case management.
St. Cletus celebrates 50 years with Thanksgiving Mass
From a humble beginning – being carved out of a cypress swamp in 1965 by then-Archbishop John Cody – St. Cletus Parish in Gretna has developed into a vibrant, close-knit community.
Members of the Treme Brass Band lead a second-line procession from St. Augustine Church to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 April 18 to honor the lives of 15 persons whose bones were recovered in a 2011 excavation of the old St. Peter Cemetery during renovation of a French Quarter property.
Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, help
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.
‘Jesus, I trust in you’
At precisely 3 p.m. – the hour of Divine Mercy – a Divine Mercy Mass was celebrated April 12 at St. Joseph Church on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans. This Mass has been celebrated in New Orleans for more than 20 years by the local Apostles of Divine Mercy.