Reflections from Father Mark

Reflections from Father Mark

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 »

The Transfiguration

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 3/10/20


Central to my faith story is that of journey.  I was born in New Orleans and moved with my family first to San Francisco, and then to Madrid.  Two years later I moved back to New Orleans for undergraduate studies.  Soon after graduation I moved ... Read More »

New Horizons - First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 2/28/20


There is an image from the Book of the Prophet Hosea which helps me understand Lent.  Hosea prophesies that God will allure his people back to the desert.  The Prophet writes at a time when the people are living in sin.  As a lover inviting his beloved, God ... Read More »


Posted by Rev. Mark Watson on 2/17/20

The Diocesan Stewardship Appeal takes place this weekend, February 15/16.  The theme of the Appeal this year is “What shall I return to the Lord?”.  This theme was chosen by our new bishop.  As we celebrate the Diocesan Stewardship Appeal, I ask that all parishioners prayerfully consider donating to ... Read More »


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