Reflections from Father Mark

Reflections from Father Mark

New Horizons: Palm Sunday

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/05/20


Today we celebrate Palm Sunday.  We celebrate both the day during which Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem and the unfolding of his suffering and death. 

In the Passion Narrative various characters are placed in situations in which they make significant decisions.                                                                                                                                   


Our Gospel begins with ... Read More »

Caring for One Another

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 4/01/20

On Friday, March 27 Pope Francis gave a special Urbi et Orbi blessing to the world.  Before he gave the blessing, he gave an inspiring message from St. Peter’s Square.  His message focused on Christ always being with us.   He used the Gospel scene in which the disciples are ... Read More »


Posted by Lori Mainiero on 3/28/20

I know this has been a difficult three weeks for each of you as it has been for parishioners throughout the diocese.  In order that the Diocese of Shreveport might be a part of the solution in ending the Coronavirus, Bishop Malone has asked that all parishes not celebrate ... Read More »

NEW HORIZONS: Entering the Paschal Mystery

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 3/28/20

I write this article on Monday, March 16.  We are all in the midst of dealing with the changes brought about by the coronavirus.  While we are not attending Mass in church, Lent is still the Holy Season during which we prepare for the Triduum.  Therefore, I have decided ... Read More »

The Raising of Lazarus

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 3/28/20


The Gospel for this weekend is that of Jesus as the Gospel in which Jesus reveals himself as the Resurrection and the Life.  Through the raising of Lazarus, he reveals the glory of God to his disciples and to us. 

In the story, Jesus learns that his friend Lazarus has died.  ... Read More »

The Annunciation March 25, 2020

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 3/26/20

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation.  We celebrate the event in which the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would be the mother of the Savior.  We celebrate the faith filled yes that Mary gave to the announcement of the angel.  All of salvation history flows to this point and from this point ... Read More »

The Storm at Sea March 23, 2020

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 3/26/20

“On that day, evening drew on, he said to them, ‘Let us cross to the other side.’ Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the ... Read More »

SEAS Pastoral Message Solemnity of St. Joseph

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 3/19/20

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph.  We celebrate Joseph as a man who listened to the voice of God and was obedient to that voice.  At a time of confusion St. Joseph believed the message of St. Gabriel and took Mary into his home.  Mary and Joseph ... Read More »

SEAS Pastoral Message

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 3/19/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I hope all goes well with each of you and with your families during this challenging time. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Soon you will receive the SEAS Newsletter which is sent out each month to parishioners.  I invite parishioners ... Read More »

The Man Born Blind

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 3/19/20


During my years in the seminary there was a fellow seminarian named Mike Joly.  Mike had lost his eyesight at 6 years old due to a brain tumor.  While in college he remembered a specific time when he knew there was more to life than what he ... Read More »


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