Parishioners For Life
Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion
“We need to continue to teach clearly and help other Catholic leaders to teach clearly on our unequivocal commitment to the legal protection of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Our teaching on human life and dignity should be reflected in our parishes and our educational, health care and human service ministries. We need to do more to persuade all people that human life is precious and human dignity must be defended. This requires more effective dialogue and engagement with all public officials, especially Catholic public officials. We welcome conversation initiated by political leaders themselves.” — “Catholics in Political Life,” a statement of the United States Catholic Bishops, June 18, 2004
That Man is You!
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.
When: Tuesday Mornings, starting September 27, 2016
Where: OLQAS 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 or in person at the Family Life Center prior to any TMIY session.
Reflections From Our Pope…
Weekly Reflections from Pope Francis…
September 25th – October 1st:
Dear brothers and sisters, Christ died and rose once for all, and for everyone, but the power of the Resurrection, this passover from slavery to evil to the freedom of goodness, must be accomplished in every age, in our concrete existence, in our everyday lives. How many deserts, even today, do human beings need to cross! Above all, the desert within, when we have no love for God or neighbour, when we fail to realize that we are guardians of all that the Creator has given us and continues to give us. God’s mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez37:1-14). So this is the invitation which I address to everyone: Let us accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection! Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish. And so we ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace. Yes, Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world.
— Pope Francis
Back-to-Basics Lecture Series
Our Lady Queen of All Saints parish is happy to announce the new slate talks for the upcoming Back-to-Basics lecture series.
The 2016-17 season will focus on Marian Apparitions. In May 2017, the Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. In order to prepare for that event, we’ll take a look at what constitutes an authentic apparition; and look more closely at the apparitions of Guadalupe and Lourdes.
We will also have a few other diverse topics, like “Purgatory and Indulgences” and “The Mass in Slow Motion.” (See the schedule below for the full list and dates.)
We’re happy to have some special guest speakers this season. Former OLQAS pastor, Fr. Randy Moreau, will join us in December for the talk on Our Lady of Guadalupe; and Msgr. Jeff DeBlanc, who was parochial vicar at Sacred Heart across town in the mid-1980s, will talk on Our Lady of Lourdes in February.
Please be sure to join us every second Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at the Family Life Center. Everyone is invited to attend!
September 12: The Mother of God? Marian Apologetics (Presenter: Nicholas Jagneaux)
October 10: A Primer on Marian Apparitions (Presenter: T/B/A)
November 14: A Primer on Purgatory and Indulgences (Presenter: Fr. Taj Glodd)
December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Presenter: Fr. Randy Moreau)
January 9: Liturgical Architecture and Its Meaning (Presenter: Fr. Taj Glodd)
February 13: Our Lady of Lourdes (Presenter: Msgr. Jeff Deblanc)
March 13: The Mass in Slow Motion (Presenter: T/B/A)
April 10: Understanding the Book of the Apocalypse (Presenter: Fr. Mitch Guidry)
May 8: Our Lady of Fatima (Presenter: Fr. Tom Voorhies)
5 Months Old:
I am 5 months old now. I’m about 12 inches long and I weigh about 1 pound. I’m really getting big and mommy can now feel me moving around. Maybe I’ll play Trojan football some day! Please keep praying for me!
Your spiritually adopted baby weighs over one pound now. His mother can feel his movement; before he was too small for her to feel. Although he swam with ease in his watery world, he needed to be big and strong enough to kick hard against the outside wall and dent it – the inside wall of the uterus has no feeling.
We are mid-way through the pregnancy now. Your prayers have helped your baby’s mother continue with her pregnancy and seek the help she needs.
TROJAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS LEND A HAND TO FLOOD VICTIMS
On Saturday, August 20, 2016, the SHS High School Football team came to the aid of an elderly couple whose home was flooded. The team removed wet carpet and flooring. Below are a few photos:
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements
+ Join Sacred Heart Students and faculty in praying the Novena to St. Therese of Lisieux, starting on Friday, September 23rd through Saturday, October 1st.
Also known as St. Therese of the Child Jesus, she is a Doctor of the Church, and Pope Pius X called her the “greatest saint of modern times.” Her feast day is October 1st.
+ Blessing of the Animals:
Blessing of the animals will be held on Tuesday, October 4th @ 8:00 A.M. in the elementary cafeteria parking lot. There will be a short introduction and dedication to St. Francis, Patron of Animals, and then Fr. Mitch Guidry will bless all of our special pets. All animals, large and small are welcome but must be restrained.
+ PTC Meeting
Elementary PTC meeting will be Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30pm in the Elementary Science Lab.
+Confirmation Parent Meeting: Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00pm in Church.
+ First Communion Parent Meeting: Wednesday, October 5th at 6:00pm in Church.
+ 33 Days to Morning Glory Group Retreat: October 20th – November 17th
Join us for 33 Days to Morning Glory, a 6-week program that teaches us about consecration to Jesus through Mary; Registration is due by Friday, September 30th.
You can pick up a registration form with more details located in church or in the church office. You can also download a registration form by CLICKING HERE.
If you have any questions, please call the rectory!
+ Every Tuesday at 6:00pm there is prayer meeting in front of the Evangeline Parish Courthouse to pray for mercy and for peace in our community. Everyone is invited!
+ The Perpetual (24 hours) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available to us at Mercy Regional Hospital Chapel. If you are interested in becoming a regularly scheduled adorer or a substitute adorer, please phone 337-363-4533 for more information.
Adorers needed for the following times:
+ Sundays at 1:00a.m. , 2:00a.m., 8:00a.m.
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
- Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent — 29 November 2015
- Homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent — 13 December 2015
- Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent — 20 December 2015
- Homily for The Nativity of the Lord — 25 December 2015
- Homily for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph — 27 December 2015
- Homily for The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God — 1 January 2016
- Homily for The Epiphany of the Lord— 3 January 2016
- Homily for The Baptism of the Lord— 10 January 2016
- Homily for 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time — 17 January 2016
- Homily for 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time — 24 January 2016
- Homily for 4th Sunday Ordinary Time — 31 January 2016
- Homily for 5th Sunday Ordinary Time — 7 February 2016
- Homily for 1st Sunday of Lent — 14 February 2016
- Homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent — 21 February 2016
- Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent — 28 February 2016
- Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent — 6 March 2016
- Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent — 13 March 2016
- Homily for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord — 20 March 2016
- Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday – 3 April 2016
- Homily for 4th Sunday of Easter – 17 April 2016
- Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter – 24 April 2016
- Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter – 1 May 2016
- Homily for The Ascension of the Lord – 8 May 2016
- Homily for Pentecost Sunday – 15 May 2016
- Homily for The Most Holy Trinity – 22 May 2016
- Homily for The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – 29 May 2016
- Homily for 14th Sunday Ordinary Time- 03 July 2016
- Homily for 19th Sunday Ordinary Time – 07 August 2016
- Homily for 21st Sunday Ordinary Time – 21 August 2016
- Homily for 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time – 28 August 2016
- Homily for 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time – 04 September 2016
- Homily for 24th Sunday Ordinary Time – 11 September 2016
- Homily for 25th Sunday Ordinary Time – 18 September 2016
- Homily for 26th Sunday Ordinary Time – 25 September 2016
Upcoming Retreats in Diocese
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
STOP AND THINK About How You Spend Your Time! For most of us our priorities are our children, our jobs, career, leisure and God. How much time do you spend just for the two of you as a couple? You deserve to learn how to make the most of your time and relationship. Make time to enrich your relationship by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekend is Oct 14-15, 2016 at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center in Baton Rouge. You can get more information or register online at LAMS-wwme.org or by calling 470-297-8560.
Marriage Enrichment with Jim Schellman
Marriage Enrichment with Jim Schellman has been rescheduled to February 4, 2017. Join Jim Schellman for a day of formation for married couples to deepen their marriage covenant in Jesus Christ. Inspired by the Catechumenal Model of adult formation, couples will have the opportunity to focus their hopes, dreams, worries and sufferings on Christ. The full day of workshop will be held at the Imaculatta Center; Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:00am-4:30pm. The cost of the retreat is $75 which will include your lunch and all supplies. Please pre-register through our website, www.diolaf.org/marriage-enrichment. Deadline to register is January 20th.
Divorce Recovery Program:
The Office of Marriage and Family Life offers a 6-week divorce recovery program for those who have suffered from divorce/separation. Please visit our website, www.diolaf.org/divorcerecovery to register or to find out more information.
A Catholic Journey through Grief:
The Office of Marriage and Family Life will offer two A Catholic Journey through Grief retreats a year. Our next retreat will be on October 2, 2016. Pre-Registration is required, http://www.diolaf.org/grief to register.
CoDependents Anonymous (CODA) Meetings – (Sponsored by Pro-Life Apostolate)
The Respect Life CODA meetings are for men and woman whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
When: Each Thursday (Except Diocesan Holidays)
Time: 12:00 — 1:00 PM
Where: Levasseur Room #221 – Immaculata Center – 1408 Carmel Dr. – Lafayette, LA 70501
Contact: Trista Littell 337-261-5607
Upcoming Diocesan Events
- Pope pleas on behalf of civilians in Aleppo as bombing intensifies
- Wednesday Walkabouts announced for Schools of the Sacred Heart
- Healing division with tradition: Hispanic ministry seeks unity
- Dedication planned in Welsh
- 17 Schools of the Sacred Heart students, Duke TIP program candidates
- USCCB President: Amoris Laetitia, A Tremendous Gift For Church And Families In The U.S.
- Charlotte parishioners gather for prayer service, mourn protester's death
- Three Mexican priests murdered within days; motives unknown
- Appointments and changes for the Diocese of Lafayette
- USCCB Chairman Welcomes UN Security Council Resolution On Nuclear Testing