Browsing A Message From Our Pastor

April 9, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 4/11/23

Dear Parishioners, I wish to thank everyone who contributed to our beautiful liturgies during Holy Week whether by decorating the church, washing the linens, singing in the choir, serving at Mass, or sponsoring an RCIA candidate, now a new Catholic. The dying and rising of Christ was very evident ... Read More »

April 2, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 4/11/23

Dear Parishioners, The offcial title for today’s feast in our new Roman Missal is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. I imagine we will continue to call it Palm Sunday for brevity’s sake, but the longer title reminds us that the central focus of Holy Week is ... Read More »

March 26, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 3/27/23

Dear Parishioners, This is the last full week before Holy Week, so please make plans to come to confession in preparation for Easter if you have not already done so. I will be in the confessional 30 minutes prior to our weekday Masses, and from 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. ... Read More »

March 19, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 3/16/23

Dear Parishioners, We have reached the 4th Sunday of Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday, from the Þrst word of the Latin translation of the entrance antiphon. The antiphon is taken from Isaiah 66:10, “Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her...” Priests and deacons are allowed the option of ... Read More »

March 12, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 3/13/23

Dear Parishioners, I hope the season of Lent has been fruitful for you so far. The changes we make to our daily schedule during Lent do not have to be large in order for us to experience an extra measure of God’s grace. The simplicity of the season coupled ... Read More »

March 5, 2023

Posted by Rachelle Delatte on 3/06/23

Dear Parishioners, Each year church parishes are required to submit a “Spiritual and Pastoral Report” to their diocese showing the number of baptisms, weddings, and other sacramental celebrations; also funerals; and also the size of one’s catechetical programs as well as other statistics pertinent to parish life. We recently ... Read More »

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 »