The second annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, and will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad. As with last year’s Fortnight, the event will begin and end with a special Mass.
Construction began March 17 on St. Francis Xavier Cathedral’s $1 million renovation project to Xavier Hall.
Under the direction of Tudor Construction Company, the renovations will include kitchen improvements (featuring a new range hood with fire suppression system), sprinker system, remodeling existing rest rooms, new handicapped accessible unisex rest room, modification of air conditioning system, and new fire alarm system.
One of the biggest changes
June 3-7 -- 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Alexandria. For children entering grades K-5. Cost is $10 per child, which includes a t-shirt. Registration will remain open until May 24. Registration forms are available at the rectory from 8-4:30 Monday-Friday. There will be no late registration. Adult volunteers are still needed. For more information please call Paul Hood at 445-3693 or Tonya Curcio at 308-2682.
By Jeannie Petrus, CT editor
What started out two years ago as a small $5,000 project to replace a necessary stove-top hood at Manna House, has turned into a $200,000 major renovation that is expected to begin in the next week or so.
The Office of Church Vocations has announced that two more young men from the Diocese of Alexandria will be entering the seminary this fall.
Justin Ward and Derek Ducote, both parishioners from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria, were recently accepted as candidates by the Board of Vocations.
Justin is the choir director and organist for St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and will attend the Pontifical College Jospehinum in Columbus, Ohio. He will retain his current position as organist and choir director through July 2013, at which time he will enter the seminary.
The Holy Savior Menard girls track and field team won the 2A State Championship May 4 at the LSU Bernie Moore Stadium in Baton Rouge.
This is the first time in Menard history for a Menard team to win a Track and Field State Championship. Congratulations!
Development Coordinator, St. Mary’s Residential Training School
St. Mary’s Residential Training School is a residential facility for children, adolescents and adults with severe and profound developmental disabilities and autism. Founded in 1954 by Bishop Charles P. Greco, St. Mary’s is operated by the Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Alexandria. St. Mary’s mission is to provide every person the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential, intellectually, spiritually, mentally, physically, vocationally and socially.
When we place our confidence in Christ who loves us beyond all comprehension, we become the faithful who proclaim and live the word of God by celebrating the sacraments and exercising the ministry of charity. It is in this spirit you are invited to share you God-given gifts and blessings with the broader diocesan community by contributing to the 2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal.
To make a donation online, click the orange Donate Online button above.
What is Manna House?
Manna House is a place where people of
all ages and all walks of life receive a hot, nutritious meal served 365
days a year in a clean, welcoming environment. Many of the people who
come to Manna House are either homeless or living on very meager
Bishop recommends 10 Prayers for the Year of Faith
Catholics can prepare for the Christmas season and deepen their experience of the Year of Faith by strengthening their prayer lives, says the bishop who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis.
Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, offers “10 Prayers for the Year of Faith” at the start of the Advent season, a time of prayer, as a way of drawing Catholics more deeply into the Year of Faith.