Browsing A Message From Our Pastor

June 25, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 6/22/23

Dear Parishioners, Saturday, July 1, marks the one-year anniversary of my appointment as your pastor. It has been a very enjoyable year for me, so I thank you for your welcome and openness as I learned my way around the parish. The second year will hopefully be even better ... Read More »

June 18, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 6/22/23

Dear Parishioners, I am in Strasbourg, France this weekend en route to Basel, Switzerland, so I thank Father Joseph Arulraj, MSFS, for celebrating our Masses while making an appeal on behalf of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales also known as the Fransalians. As mentioned last week, their ... Read More »

June 11, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 6/22/23

Dear Parishioners, Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, formerly known as Corpus Christi. The feast began in the 13th century as a result of the devotion and visions of St. Juliana of Liége. Within the very short time frame of just ... Read More »

June 4, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 6/07/23

Dear Parishioners, On Thursday I leave for an 11-day trip to Europe. I am joining a few friends on a Viking river cruise on the Rhine River. We start our cruise in Amsterdam and then travel up the Rhine River to Cologne, Koblenz, and Speyer in Germany, then to ... Read More »

May 28, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 5/31/23

Dear Parishioners, Today is the Solemnity of Pentecost and the beginning of the Church through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We might think of Pentecost as setting a seal on our 50-day celebration of Easter. Of course the Holy Spirit is continually at work every day, in every ... Read More »

May 14, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 5/11/23

Dear Parishioners, I remind you that most dioceses in the United States, including all of those in Louisiana, have transferred the observance of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord from this Thursday to next Sunday. The prayers and readings for the Ascension replace those of the 7th ... Read More »

May 7, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 5/04/23

Dear Parishioners, May is the month for graduations so please pray for all of our graduates and their parents as they celebrate this milestone. St. Amant High School has its graduation this Wednesday evening, Ascension Catholic graduates next Saturday, May 13,, and St. Theresa Middle School celebrates its 8th ... Read More »

April 30, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 5/01/23

Dear Parishioners, Congratulations to all of our second graders who celebrate their First Eucharist either this weekend or next. The Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Easter are ideal times for our seven-year-olds to start re-ceiving Christ in the Eucharist and thus nourish their growing intimacy with the Lord. Children ... Read More »

April 23, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 5/01/23

Dear Parishioners, Our 11th graders celebrate their ConÞrmation this Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. They will now be fully initiated members of the Catholic Church and ready to serve as godparents and sponsors at baptisms and conÞrmations. I pray that God will continue to bless and guide their ... Read More »

April 16, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 5/01/23

Dear Parishioners, Tom Hoopes is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, and the father of nine children. He wrote an article a few years ago entitled “10 Family Mass Rules.” Here is his game plan for a meaningful Sunday Mass with the family. “First: We dress ... Read More »