Uniform grade structure launches in August
The uniform grade-level structure for elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans – set for implementation in August – signals change for elementary and high schools. Starting in the 2015-16 school year, the uniform structure calls for elementary schools to culminate in seventh grade and for high schools to offer grades 8-12.
Aaron Neville: Crawling on his knees to touch God
Aaron Neville’s falsetto life was spiraling downward, and there he was, on his knees, crawling up the steps at the Shrine of St. Ann on Ursulines Avenue and North Johnson Street in the 1960s.
We must pledge ourselves to be peacemakers
To: Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
Daily we see news of conflict, wars and rumors of war that create a culture of death. The number of wars going on in our world today is extraordinary and shows a lack of respect for the dignity of human life.
Five men order their lives to Christ
Five men will be ordained as transitional deacons by Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond May 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral. Dzung Francis Nguyen, Zachary Oburu (ordained for the Archdiocese of Tororo in Uganda) and David M. Ducote, Kenneth S. Smith and Francis Uzochukwu Offia.
St. Timothy Award bestowed on 17 teen leaders
The CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office conferred the St. Timothy Award on 17 teenagers who have exemplified Christian service, Catholic leadership and good moral standards in their parish youth ministry, school and community in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Archbishop Gregory Aymond made the presentations April 26 at St. Louis Cathedral.
In praise of our mothers – and the Blessed Mother
Mother’s Day is always a special day to celebrate our mothers and the gift of motherhood. What are your thoughts on this day?
I consider it a very special day on which we can thank and honor our mothers. I remember as a child our observing Mother’s Day with a spirit of deep appreciation for our mother. We always made sure we went to Mass with her and my dad and celebrated Mother’s Day as a family.