Msgr. Timmermans celebrates 65 years as a priest

Msgr. John Timmermans celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination March 11 at the 9:30 Mass at Sacred Heart Church Moreauville with fellow priests and parishioners.

A reception followed in the church hall.

John M. Timmermans was born on November 30, 1924 in Made, Province of North-Brabant, Netherlands. His parents were Johannes Timmermans and Maria Mechtilda Timmermans-Lommers. He had four brothers and a sister. 

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Bishop's message for March: I Thirst

Jesus wants to be found by those who are looking for Him. But to look for Him we have to get up and go out. These two sentences from Pope Francis open up the truth of holy Lent for us. Let’s look at the spiritual power of these two sentences.

Jesus wants to be found: A Saint for our day, Mother Teresa taught the world that Jesus longs for us...He thirsts for you and me...for our hearts, for our obedient love. Do we really get this? The mystery of God, known through the relational love of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, this living love that is God thirsts for you and me...for this is the nature of God, Who Is love.

2-year Spiritual Director Internship

The Diocese of Alexandria will partner with the Archdiocese of New Orleans Spirituality Center Formation Program to offer a Spiritual Director certification for those interested in this ministry. This program is a two-year Spiritual Director Internship that is based on the Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Classes are one day per month and available during either weekdays or weekends.  There will be an

Lent: Penance Services, Lenten Missions, Stations of the Cross

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Tuesday, March 13
6:15 p.m. -- St. Patrick Church, Ferriday
6:30 p.m. -- St. Patrick Mission, Montgomery

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m. -- St. Joseph Church, Colfax

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m. -- Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Alexandria

Friday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. -- St. Margaret Church, Boyce

Louisiana Air National Guard Chaplain

General Pete Schneider, Commander of the 159th Fighter Wing, flew into Camp Beauregard on a Blackhawk helicopter Feb. 23 to officially swear in Father John Brocato as a member of the Louisiana Air National Guard, where he will be serving as chaplain.

General Scheider said it has been one of his goals, as the commander of the 159th Fighter Wing, to get a priest in the Louisiana Air National Guard.

Father Brocato said he believes this will truly be a blessed experience and is grateful to Bishop Talley for the opportunity to return to serve our men and women in uniform.

Golf tournament March 12 - 17 to benefit Manna House

The annual Hixson Ford Pro Am Tournament in conjunction with the Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper ATP Open will be held March 13 at Oakwing Golf Club in Alexandria and will once again benefit Manna House. Each team of three amatuer golfers will be paired with a professional golfer.

The entry fee of $1,000 per team includes green fees, golf cart, hole sponsorship, six invitations to the Pro Am Party, the Pro Am Awards Party (food and drinks included) and the opportunity to play with a professional golfer.