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.
Pope and patriarch meet again in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (CNS) – Half a century after a historic encounter between their predecessors, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met in the same place to seek inspiration for Christian unity at the site of Christ’s death and resurrection.
Strategic plan: new website to launch next spring
A new “NOLA Catholic” website for the Archdiocese of New Orleans – a “one-stop shop” where readers can go for information, news and commentary on the local, national and universal church – is a priority for the first year of a strategic planning process conducted by the Clarion Herald and the archdiocesan Office of Communications.