In a joint effort between the men of Our Lady Queen of All Saints and Sacred Heart Church Parishes, That Man Is You! was started in Ville Platte in early September of 2013 and was a huge success. WHEREVER YOU ARE IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE, JESUS CHRIST WANTS TO ENCOUNTER YOU RIGHT THERE….AND TAKE YOU FURTHER.
That Man is You! is a 26 week interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, the nationwide program called That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society.
Consider joining the men of your community in this free weekly program to grow in faith this year!
When: Tuesday Mornings, beginning
September 15, 2015
Where: Our Lady Queen of All Saints
Family Life Center
5:15 a.m. – Breakfast
5:50 a.m. – Presentation
6:20 a.m. – Small Group Discussions
7:00 a.m. – Conclusion
Register for this free program online at www.thatmanisyou.org or by calling (337) 831-1278, Our Lady Queen of All Saints Family Life Center at 337-363-5167, or Sacred Heart Church Office at 337-363-2989.
For more information, visit www.thatmanisyou.org
Parishioners For Life
Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion
Priest for Life has helped expose to the public that Planned Parenthood, in violation of the law, is selling the body parts of aborted babies. You can help bring this to an end. Please go to the website BabyBodyParts.com, where you can see the videos that have revealed this, can join a prayer campaign about it, and can take action so that Congress can stop your tax dollars from funding these activities. All parishioners are asked to avoid giving any support whatsoever to Planned Parenthood.
You can also visit www.priestforlife.org for more information.
The Center for Medical Progress has produced a documentary web series, the “Human Capital,” which combines expert interviews, eyewitness accounts, and real-life undercover interactions to tell the story of Planned Parenthood’s commercial exploitation of aborted fetal tissue.
Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Episode 2: Inside the Planned Parenthood’s Supply Site CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Episode 3: Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Superior Product CLICK HERE TO WATCH
Please take a moment to read about upcoming pro-life events!
Christian believers and their pastors from numerous denominations along with many pro-life leaders will gather for the 22nd Annual National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers on Friday, January 22, 2016 at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St), Washington, DC, from 8:30-10:30am. (A short walk to the March for Life rally starting point). This will be the premier prayer event marking the tragic commemoration of Roe vs. Wade. For those who wish, there will be a Catholic Mass at 7:30am. Doors open at 7am. Admission is free, no tickets are required, and large groups are welcome. Tony Melendez, composer, singer and songwriter will be the musical guest. Another special guest will be Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas, whom we will honor for having been the first Governor to sign into law the bill protecting unborn children from dismemberment abortion. For more information go to NationalPrayerService.com.
For more prayers, please visit www.prayercampaign.org
WORDS OF WISDOM:
Please take a moment to read the following paragraphs from some of the greatest role models of the Catholic faith…
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements
+ Little Flowers Girls Club~ Advent Candle Sale
Sunday, November 29th — After 10:00am and 5:00pm Mass
CLICK HERE for more information!
+ Christmas Toy Drive
Starting on Sunday, November 29th until Sunday, December 20th
CLICK HERE for details!
+ Food For Families
Tuesday, December 8th ~ North Side Civic Center~ 5:00am to 8:00pm
CLICK HERE for more details!
+ Come Home for Christmas:
If you have a friend or relative who is away from the Catholic Church, please submit their name & address to the church office. A letter from Bishop Jarrell will be mailed to this person, inviting him/her to “Come Home for Christmas.”
*** Please submit the names & addresses by Monday, November 30th***
CLICK HERE for more information and the forms to fill out.
+ Christmas Flowers:
Submit by Friday, December 11th
CLICK HERE for details!
+ Sprucing Up for Christmas
Saturday, December 5th at 8:30am
We are looking for volunteers to help spruce up the church yard for Christmas! We will be weeding the flower beds, trimming bushes, spreading mulch, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please meet in front of the church at 8:30am on Saturday, December 5th after the first Saturday Mass. Please feel free to bring any gardening tools that may be helpful.
We appreciate your time & help!
+ Come, Lord Jesus! Advent Program
CLICK HERE for more information
+ Survivor Luminary Ceremony
Honoring Survivors and remembering those lost to cancer
Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00pm at the Evangeline Parish Courthouse Square
CLICK HERE for more information!
+ Christmas and New Years Mass Schedule 2015-2016
CLICK HERE for the Mass schedule- Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1
Upcoming Diocesan Events
- Bishop Michael Jarrell's 2015 Thanksgiving Message
- Pope names Vatican official head of U.S. Anglican ordinariate
- Advent begins November 29
- Pope condemns Mali attacks, calls for acts of kindness in broken world
- Day's granddaughter urges Catholics to speak out against war, injustice
- Vatican Christmas stamps feature manuscript painting of Holy Family
- 'Dei Verbum' at 50: Where have all the Bibles gone?
- Pray the church stays faithful to God, not money, power, pope says
- Notice of Death: Mr. Marion Scalisi
- Job Position Opening at St. Joseph Parish, Cecelia
Father Tom’s Homily
- Homily for 15th Sunday Ordinary Time — 12 July 2015
- Homily for 16th Sunday Ordinary Time — 19 July 2015
- Homily for 17th Sunday Ordinary Time — 26 July 2015
- Homily for 18th Sunday Ordinary Time — 2 August 2015
- Homily for 20th Sunday Ordinary Time —16 August 2015
- Homily for 21st Sunday Ordinary Time — 23 August 2015
- Homily for 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time — 30 August 2015
- Homily for 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time — 6 September 2015
- Homily for 24th Sunday Ordinary Time — 13 September 2015
- Homily for 25th Sunday Ordinary Time — 20 September 2015
- Homily for 29th Sunday Ordinary Time — 18 October 2015
- Homily for 31st Sunday Ordinary Time — 1 November 2015, All Saints Day
- Homily for 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time — 8 November 2015
- Homily for 33rd Sunday Ordinary Time — 15 November 2015
Upcoming Retreats in Diocese