Lyke Conference in San Antonio June 23-27
The 2015 Archbishop James Patterson Lyke Conference and Father Clarence Rivers Music Institute – based on the theme “I am Black. I am Catholic. I am Here: Celebrating Milestones” – will be held June 23-27 in San Antonio, Texas, in partnership with the Oblate School of Theology.
The conference is sponsored by the Lyke Foundation, which cultivates, celebrates and commissions leadership to develop powerful and effective Black Catholic worship, said New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri.
Prayer, adoration fortify soon-to-be ‘Fr. Zavackis’
One snowy morning last January, Deacon Christopher Zavackis ascended the stairway to Golgotha for the Holy Hour of his life.
Verret is new Xavier U. president
Dr. C. Reynold Verret, a native of Haiti who came to the U.S. more than 50 years ago, was named May 14 by Xavier University of Louisiana’s board of trustees as the school’s next president, succeeding Dr. Norman C. Francis, who had served in that position since 1968.
Archdiocese coordinates its chaplaincy ministry
If there is anything Deacon Jeff Tully knows, it is the hospital business.
For nearly four decades, Deacon Tully worked in hospitals and in hospital administration, learning to speak a language that is Greek to most people. He can spout medical acronyms – HIPAA, NICU, ER, DNR – as though they were his favorite Bible verses.
Missing for 46 years, a life’s marker reunites friends
The Oliver K. Bierhorst family lived in the small, yellow, stucco house just to the left of St. Leo the Great Church’s two-story rectory on Paris Avenue, which for Jayne Bierhorst Phillpott, one of the Bierhorsts’ five children, produced the mixed blessing of proximity.
Relationship with God can deepen with direction
As individuals move forward from rearing their children to living in an empty nest to retiring from their full-time jobs, they often have more time to dedicate to their spiritual lives. Dominican Sister of Peace Dorothy Trosclair, director of the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center, said many seniors could benefit by entering spiritual direction with a trained spiritual director.