St. Jane pastor is a passionate cook
Given that he now stands at a towering six feet, three inches, it’s hard to imagine Father Kenneth Allen being too short to reach the stove.
Yet the pastor of St. Jane de Chantal in Abita Springs clearly remembers that height was one of the reasons he was a kitchen spectator through about age 9 – the year he learned how to make his grandmother’s French toast.
Abbey Youth Fest: Don’t wait to affirm holiness
The time is now for young Catholics to claim the holiness they received at baptism and to live lives of purpose, rather than deferring their life’s mission to some vague time in the future,” said Father Mike Schmitz, addressing 4,700 young people assembled at St. Joseph Seminary grounds March 21 for Abbey Youth Fest.
Evening prayer: A community blesses the new auxiliary bishop
The night before his ordination as auxiliary bishop, the “Order of Blessing: The Sending Forth of Fernand Joseph Cheri III, O.F.M.,” prayer service was held at the Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse. Several friends and family offered their testimonies and prayerful support for his new episcopal ministry.
Rich symbols abound in a bishop’s ordination
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Archbishop Gregory Aymond invokes the Holy Spirit by laying his hands on the head of Bishop Cheri, a 2,000-year tradition of the Catholic Church passed on by the apostles.
A family’s joy is complete
Music of the soul
A love of music runs deep in heart of the Cheri family. Richard Cheri, brother of Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri, directs the Archdiocesan Gospel Choir, which sang both individually and with the St. Louis Cathedral Choir at the episcopal ordination. “I was just telling the choir, ‘I don’t think the Cathedral’s gonna be the same,” said Richard Cheri, after the March 23 Ordination Mass.