Browsing the February 2023 archive of A Message From Our Pastor

February 26, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 2/23/23

Dear Parishioners, The writer Emilie GrifÞn offers the following introduction to Lent: “Lent in some sense is a plunge into a thicket, a sustained time in a wilderness place. But few of us can put aside forty days―or forty-seven days―as a time of full retreat. Instead, we visit the ... Read More »

February 19, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 2/16/23

Dear Parishioners, On the Friday before last, I attended the funeral of Father Kenneth Laird, a priest of our diocese who died on February 5 at the age of 73. He served in several Catholic parishes following his ordination in 1975 but was forced to retire early due to ... Read More »

February 12, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 2/13/23

Dear Parishioners, Deacon Michael is serving and preaching at St. James Church this Sunday in honor of Black History Month. So please welcome Deacon Glenn Hymel who volunteered to take Deacon Michael’s place at our 9:00 am Mass. Deacon Glenn is assigned to the parishes of St. James, St. ... Read More »

February 5, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 2/02/23

Dear Parishioners, The priests of the Baton Rouge Diocese have our annual Spring Formation Days this week of February 6-10, so I will be away from the parish the whole week. We are meeting in Gulfport, Mississippi, and our theme this year is focused on parish renewal. Our presenters ... Read More »