Parishioners For Life
Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion
“The Eucharist … spurs us on our journey through history and plants a seed of living hope in our daily commitment to the work before us. Certainly the Christian vision leads to the expectation of “new heavens” and “a new earth” (Rev 21:1), but this increases, rather than lessens, our sense of responsibility for the world today. I wish to reaffirm this forcefully at the beginning of the new millennium, so that Christians will feel more obliged than ever not to neglect their duties as citizens in this world. Theirs is the task of contributing with the light of the Gospel to the building of a more human world, a world fully in harmony with God’s plan.”
— Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 2003
Catholic Stewardship 2016
A STEWARDSHIP MOMENT
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: May 21st & 22nd:
In today’s Gospel Jesus talks about life with his Father and the Spirit. He tells his disciples that what belongs to the Father belongs to him, and that the Spirit will take from what is his and give it to them. Jesus helps us understand that the relationship between Father, Son and Spirit is one of perfect sharing and loving generosity. This shared life is the foundation for what we now understand as part of living life in the Trinity. The abundant generosity of those who are good stewards of the gifts entrusted to them gives us a glimpse into the love of the Triune God. Does the generosity with which we live our lives bear witness to God’s extraordinarily generous life within us?
A STEWARDSHIP PRAYER
Gracious and Loving God,
When your Spirit descended upon the apostles at Pentecost, they spoke the languages of those who came to hear their testimony. They proclaimed a new covenant in Christ Jesus, sanctified by his blood, bound by the Holy Spirit, and sealed in the waters of baptism. We give you thanks and praise for releasing your Spirit upon us; and in our time pray that it will break through the many barriers that divide nations and people. Let your Spirit open our eyes as a communion of faith to your ongoing presence among us, so we can recognize you when we serve one another. Let your Spirit open our minds so that we may gain the wisdom to work together for reconciliation and peace, and unite our talents to build a better world. And let your Spirit open our hearts so that together we can live more fully in Christ, shine his light of mercy and love and prepare for the day of his glorious return. We pray this through your son, Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
Reflections From Our Pope…
Weekly Reflections from Pope Francis…
May 22nd- 28th:
“On the day of the final harvest, the judge will be Jesus. … In the end we will all be judged by the same measure with which we have judged: the mercy we have shown to others will also be shown to us. Let us ask Our Lady, our Mother, to help us grow in patience, in hope and in mercy with all brothers and sisters.”
— Pope Francis
Click on the dates below to read past Weekly Reflections from Pope Francis:
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, starting January 12, 2016
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.
1 Month Old
Thank you for praying for me. I am one month old now. I have a heart pumping my blood and a backbone. I am very, very tiny and I appreciate your prayers!
Your spiritually adopted baby has been quite active over the past month. Already your baby is 10,000 times bigger than at conception. Your baby has developed the foundations of his brain, spinal cord, and nervous system by the 20th day. His heart began to beat on the 21st day. His heart is pumping blood through its own circulatory system and the blood type can be different from his mother.
Your baby is most vulnerable during the next month to being aborted. Pray that the Lord of Life might move the heart of his mother to give him the most precious gift of all – the gift of life!
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements
*Attention Parishioners* The church office will be temporarily moved to the Meeting Room due to renovations.
Stuff a Suitcase ~ Honduras Bound!
For the Ville Platte Christian Mission
Girls/Boys/Women/Men clothes: shoes, socks, flip flops, underwear/boxers, ball caps.
Adult/Child Medicine: Vitamins, fever, stomach, band aids, cough, Neosporin, mini first aid kits.
Sport Supplies: sport balls & pumps
School Supplies: Coloring books/crayons; pencils (plain & colored), pencil sharpeners,erasers, incentive stickers, staplers/staplers, glue stick, sheet protectors, scissors, rulers/metric, markers: washable, dry erase & sharpies
Miscellaneous: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, wash cloths, disposable razors, brushes/combs, mini sewing kits, hand sanitizer, single sheets/pillow cases, hair accessories, reading glasses, SUITCASES
Donation Drop Off Box will be in front of our Blessed Mother Mary’s altar in Church. Please drop off donations by June 5th. For more information, contact Winston Lafleur (337)230-5811
+ Summer Vacation Bible School
July 18-22, 2016 (9:00am- 12:00pm noon)
Deadline to register is June 1st!
+ If anyone would like more information on Sister Cruz and Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries, please click here to visit their website www.mqhm.org.
Attention Liturgical Ministers: The new summer schedule for altar servers, readers, and extraordinary ministers is now available on our website, in the sacristy and church office. Also, please check out the new & updated contact information list.
+ 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:
+ Every other Saturday 4:00a.m.
+ Sundays at 1:00a.m. ; 5:00a.m. ; and 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
Upcoming Retreats in Diocese
Marriage Enrichment with Jim Schellman: *Save the date* 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 on Saturday, August 27, 2016. There will be more information coming soon.
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. Our next series will begin July 10, 2016. 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.
Upcoming Diocesan Events
- FOUR MEN ORDAINED TO TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE
- St. John XXIII's aide, oldest member College of Cardinals, dies at 100
- Don't turn faith into ideology, charity into philanthropy, pope says
- Fortnight for Freedom 2016: June 21-July 4
- Catholic Bishops And Scholars From Europe And The United States Renew Efforts On Nuclear Disarmament
- Fatima facts: Vatican shepherds the flock away from conspiracy claims
- In Eucharist, find strength to share bread, faith with others, pope says
- Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says
- Pope calls for prayers for Syria, children gone missing around world
- USCCB Migration Chairman, Archbishop Gomez, Troubled Over Reports Of New Immigrant Deportation Raids