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Devotion of the Month

August~ Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 

The Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary is the Immaculate Conception; that is, in preparation for the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity in her womb, she was conceived without the corruption of sin through the infinite merits of her Son, Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, as saints and theologians reflected on how Mary pondered and treasured the sacred events from the life of Christ in her holy heart, as attested in Scripture, her pure heart was recognized as something to be imitated. Devotion to Our Lady’s purity of heart began to flower, so much so that in the 17th century St. John Eudes promoted it alongside the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion rose to a new level after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, when Mary revealed an image of her Immaculate Heart to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco.

 

+School News+

+ PTC Meeting – Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30pm in the Elementary Library

 

+ Elementary Open House: Tuesday, August 7th 

*Kindergarten -5:30 pm 

*Grades 1-8- 6:30pm

 

+ First Day of School – Wednesday, August 15th (whole school Mass) 

 

+ TROJAN DAY ANNOUNCEMENT:  

The date of our 2018 Trojan Day has been scheduled for Saturday, August 18th. We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to share our love and Trojan pride by hosting this event. As many of you are aware, it takes a joint effort from the members of our Trojan family to make this a special day for our students and families. With that being said, Jamie Vidrine has graciously volunteered to be the Chairman and is need of additional volunteers to help plan this amazing event. Please contact Jamie @ 337-849-5448 if you would like to help. We appreciate our Trojan families’ continued support and dedication!

 

 

Religious Education Program

+ Religious Education Program +

Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred

Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

Registration forms are due by August 1st!

*Please drop off registration form & payment at the Family Life Center at which time you will pick up your book from Tiffany Alfred.

CCD Registration Fees: 1 child ~ $15; 2 children ~ $30; 3 or more children ~ $45

There will be a $5.00 late fee for any registration forms turned in after August 1st. 

 

CCD Classes:

6:00pm- 7:00pm at the Family Life Center

  • Elementary (1st -8th Grades): Tuesday evenings 

Click Here for the Elementary class schedule.

  • High School: Wednesday evenings 

Click Here for the High school class schedule.

 

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+ Survivor of Suicide Support Group

The death of a loved one is never easy and grief is experienced differently for everyone.  The Jacob Crouch Suicide Prevention Services and the Office of Marriage and Family Life have formed a support group especially tailored for survivors of suicide. This group provides a safe place for those who have lost a loved one to suicide to share their struggles, experiences, and pain as they struggle to regain hope and strength.  The group is facilitated by a licensed counselor and is open to all survivors of suicide over the age of 18 and meets on two evenings a month in Lafayette.  We are now offering a group in the Opelousas, Ville Platte, Eunice, Church Point and surrounding communities.  Please call Kelley Chapman at 337-261-5653 for more information or to register.

+ 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. To become a facilitator in your parish, please contact Kelley Chapman at 337-261-5653.

+ To the Heights: Young Adult Encounter

The encounter on July 28, 2018 will focus on forming Mission Driven Young Adult Disciples. Our goal is to walk with young adults in and throughout the Lafayette area letting them know that we welcome, honor, and empower them to succeed. Young Adults make huge decisions in their lives. These decisions can be frightening so our day will be centered on keynote speakers ranging from Fr. Howard Blessing, pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Katie Austin formation director for Ragin Cajun Catholics, Dustin Bertrand with God Made Self Driven Ministries bringing his gifts and talents, Kyle Melancon Youth and Young Adult Discipleship Coordinator for Holy Cross, and Julien Dupuis. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @HolyCrossYADA.

+ Abide Catholic Women’s Conference

Gather. Connect. Rest. Renew. Abide will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lafayette on February 1-2, 2018. Tickets on sale now. Visit:  www.abidewomensconference.com for more information and to register.

+ The Choice Wine

The Choice Wine is a pathway to authentic marital happiness. Couples will learn how to virtually divorce-proof their marriages, experience the superabundant love and mercy of God and realize a foretaste of Paradise in their marriages and families. For a complete list of parishes participating in The Choice Wine or for more information, please visit http://thechoicewine.org.

+ Retrouvaille Weekend

Retrouvaille is a program for troubled marriages. The weekend provides a safe setting; encouraging couples to learn communication in marriage in a respectful manner. Visit the website for more information and to register www.helpourmarriage.com.

+ Register Now for an Aquinas Institute Course! 

Fall Courses:  THE 203 Jesus, Son of God by Fr. Michael Russo, STB, MA (Tuesdays 6:15 – 9:00 PM at Knight Hall at Our Lady of Fatima – Classes begin Aug. 21 and end Dec. 4) and PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 sem. hrs. by Fr. Brian Harrington, MA, PhL (Wednesdays 6-8:45 PM at ULL – Classes begin Aug. 22 and end Dec. 5).  The classes can be taken for college credit (accredited through University of Holy Cross) or for catechetical credit (audit).  For more info or to register call (337) 394-6550, email frchampagne@yahoo.com, or go to www.aquinaslafayette.org.

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

Mass Schedule for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
*Holy day of obligation*
+ Today, August 14th 
4:00pm at Belaire Cove Chapel
4:00pm at Sacred Heart Church

+Tomorrow, August 15th
6:30am, 12:10pm, 5:30pm at Sacred Heart Church
6:00pm at St. Joseph Church

 

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 call Theresa Attales (337)363-1852 or Julius Bischoff (337)290-1133. 

We are in need of adorers for the following times: 

Wednesday & Friday mornings from 3:00am- 4:00am 

 

+ We would like to remind our parishioners that if you or a family member are sick or physically unable to attend Mass, please contact our office. We can connect you with one of our Homebound Ministers to bring you the Eucharist at home.

Fr. Tom’s Homily 2017

Homily for December 31, 2017 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Homily for December 17, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Homily for December 10, 2017 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Homily for December 3, 2017 – 1st Sunday of Advent

Homily for November 26, 2017 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Homily for November 12, 2017 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for November 5, 2017 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Homily for October 29, 2017 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for October 22, 2017 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for October 8, 2017 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for October 1, 2017 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Homily for September 24, 2017- 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for September 17, 2017- 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for September 10, 2017 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for September 3, 2017 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 27, 2017- 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 20, 2017- 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 13, 2017- 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 06, 2017- The Transfiguration of the Lord 

Homily for July 30, 2017- 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for July 16, 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for July 2, 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for June 25, 2017 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for June 18, 2017 – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 

Homily for May 28, 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord 

Homily for May 21, 2017- 6th Sunday of Easter

Homily for May 14, 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day)

Homily for May 7, 2017- 4th Sunday of Easter

Homily for April 30, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Easter 

Homily for April 16, 2017- Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Homily for April 2, 2017 – 5th Sunday of Lent 

Homily for March 19, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Lent (Returning Mass for Men’s ACTS Retreat) 

Homily for March 12, 2017 – 2nd Sunday of Lent 

Homily for February 26, 2017 – 8th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Homily for February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Homily for February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Homily for January 22, 2017 – 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time 

Homily for January 15, 2017 -2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Homily for January 8, 2017 – The Epiphany of the Lord 

Homily for January 1, 2017 – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Parishioners For Life

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

Hearing the Knock

In his June 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI reminds the world that poverty will not be eradicated unless we rediscover and protect the sanctity of life at every level. Dismissing the unborn as less than human and allowing abortion impedes the work of social justice. He points out with urgency, “While the poor of the world continue knocking on the doors of the rich, the world of affluence runs the risk of no longer hearing those knocks, on account of a conscience that can no longer distinguish what is human” (n. 75).