Office of Catholic Schools restructures for ‘service’
A major restructuring of the Office of Catholic Schools aims to make the office more proactive and nimble in advancing the mission of Catholic education by assigning special areas of focus to six new associate superintendents and two administrative veterans.
Mission ministry is presence, support
Father Jimmy Jeanfreau remains amazed at the enthusiasm and affection of the Bolivian people every time he returns, and it’s been six years since his last assignment as a missionary priest there. On his most recent visit June 1-8, Father Jeanfreau as director of the Pontifical Mission Societies’ office led religious educators who are mission coordinators in the Archdiocese of New Orleans on the Bridge Builders Mission Immersion Program in and around his old stomping grounds of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
A prayer of thanks from crash survivor
A miraculous cocoon saved 16-month-old Melissa Trahan-Ferrara from certain death after Pan Am Flight 759 careened into her family’s Kenner home on July 9, 1982.
Our Lady of Grace celebrates its history
In song, dance and prayer the parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Reserve celebrated a Mass June 24 to honor the parish’s 75th anniversary. The Mass culminated a weekend-long observance that included a social and dance, a family day picnic, new bell tower dedication and time capsule burial.
Divine Mercy gears up for new church building
“There’s a good spirit and a lot of people involved,” said Father David Dufour, pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, about the progress to build a new Catholic church in northwest Kenner.