Reflections from Father Mark

Reflections from Father Mark

State of the Parish Gathering

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/21/20

State of the Parish Liturgy of the Word and Gathering

The virtual Prayer Service and Gathering held on May 12, 2020 allowed the members of our parish to gather once again. In this gathering we also reviewed rules which will keep us protected from COVID-19 during weekend Masses. As ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/15/20

From the Third Sunday of Lent, through Holy Week and Easter until now the Sixth Sunday of Easter Season we have not be able to gather for public Mass.  While that is true, the meaning of this holy time has not changed.  The celebration of the Easter Vigil began ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 5/08/20

LAST SUPPER

The setting of today’s Gospel is the Last Supper.  Jesus knows that his disciples are going through sadness as they think about his impending death.  Jesus tells the disciples to not let their hearts be troubled because it is to their benefit that he leaves in order ... Read More »

Good Shepherd Sunday

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/28/20

INTRODUCTION

Some years ago, a national magazine ran a story about a young lady named Laura Bell who after graduating from college took a job as a shepherd in Wyoming.  For the next three years Laura was on call every single day tending 2,000 sheep.  During all of this ... Read More »

The Sacrament of Baptism

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/22/20

I pray that all are doing well as you deal with the Novel Coronavirus.  On Wednesday, April 22, I will begin a six-week class on the sacraments.  Since the first class will deal with Baptism and Confirmation this article will cover Baptism.  This article is based on two audiences ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/19/20

THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE DISCIPLES

After the risen Lord has appeared to Mary Magdalene she goes to the disciples and announces that the Lord has risen. In their fear they do not listen. Instead the disciples huddle together in fear behind closed doors. Jesus has been crucified and they ... Read More »

Easter 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/12/20

Matthew 28:1-10

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

If there was ever a time for the celebration of Easter it is now.  Pope Francis has described the time that the world is going through as a time of darkness.  This darkness is not merely something we hear about in some ... Read More »

New Horizons: Palm Sunday

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 4/05/20

PASSION OF MATTHEW

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.                                                                                                                                   

JUDAS

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 »

RESPONSE TO THE CORONA VIRUS

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 »

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