Thinking about becoming a deacon?

Now is the time to contact diocese to learn more

The Office of the Permanent Diaconate would like to announce the start of a new Permanent Deacon Formation class beginning in the Fall of 2018.

Deacon Richard Mitchell, assistant director for the Office of the Permanent Diaconate, is now taking contact information and fielding questions from men who may be interested in discerning this ministry.

If interested, contact Deacon Mitchell at (318) 445-6424, ext. 206 or email:

A Message from Bishop David Talley: The Joy of the Gospel in America

In July, a group of clergy, a Sister and several lay leaders from our diocese joined me at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America

Inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of The Gospel), this Convocation was a gathering of Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation focusing on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the many cultures of the United States more effectively and with Gospel joy.

USCCB Establishes New Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today announced the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Initiated by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the USCCB, the committee will focus on addressing the sin of racism in our society, and even in our Church, and the urgent need to come together as a society to find solutions.

Church Fairs and Fall Festivals!

• Sept. 16-17: St. Peter/St. Michael Church, Bordelonville.
Join us for the annual St. Peter/St. Michael Church fair at the Bordelonville Volunteer Fire Department Training Facility. Activities begin Saturday after the 4 p.m. Mass. Join us for food, games, and live music.  On Sunday, don’t miss the Cochon de Lait dinner from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm for only $10 donation per plate.

• Sept. 29- Oct. 1: St. Francis de Sales Church, Echo. 

Teaching positions available at Holy Savior Menard

7th & 8th Grade Religion Teacher: Holy Savior Menard Junior High School is seeking a teacher for 7th and 8th grade religion. Applicant must possess a bachelors degree and have experience teaching the Catholic religion.

Art Teacher: Holy Savior Menard High School is seeking a teacher for high school level art class. Applicant must posses a bachelor of art degree and have teaching experience at the high school level.

Millennials: Do you have something to say to the bishops? All young people encouraged to take survey before Synod on Family in 2018

Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of “Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” It will be held in October 2018.

In preparation for the synod, a survey has been constructed by the Office of the General Secretariat of the Synod, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, asking the young people of the world to provide some insight into “what is it like to be a young person in the Catholic Church Today.”