Eleven local Marianites to celebrate jubilees
Twenty-four Marianites of Holy Cross, including 11 locals, will celebrate jubilees of religious profession in Opelousas, New Orleans, Africa, New Jersey and France, the congregation birthplace.
Celebration dates begin May 2 and will continue through Sept. 27.
Father Wilson: Pope Francis is igniting collegiality
In the first annual Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo Lecture, Jesuit Father George Wilson told local Catholics that Pope Francis’ vision of collegiality within the church is in line with the Second Vatican Council and more than symbolic gestures.
Holy talent, holy cause
On April 17, men and women religious joined together to celebrate religious life for a good cause at the “Wake Up the World” talent show at St. Pius X.
For Joseph ‘Doc’ Hebert, music is tonic for the soul
Joseph G. “Doc” Hebert remembers the first time he met Leonard Bernstein. The Loyola University music graduate, his wife Irene and his tuba had made their way to the Big Apple in 1963, and now he was in a rehearsal hall with the dean of 20th century American composers and conductors.
Family Promise center to help northshore homeless
Last week you joined other faith leaders in Slidell to dedicate a day center for homeless families. Can you tell us about the project?
Yes, the program is part of a national organization called Family Promise, and the program in Slidell is called Family Promise of St. Tammany. The program helps homeless children and their families achieve independence through the hospitality of volunteers from a wide variety of religious denominations and a small staff that coordinates transportation and case management.
St. Cletus celebrates 50 years with Thanksgiving Mass
From a humble beginning – being carved out of a cypress swamp in 1965 by then-Archbishop John Cody – St. Cletus Parish in Gretna has developed into a vibrant, close-knit community.