Tuesday, May 23

Easter weekday

Carry a get-out-of-jail holy card

It’s a jail break! Paul and Silas, in the Acts of the Apostles, were arrested, beaten, and thrown into the clink by the authorities. But God caused an earthquake that sprung the doors of the prison and set the apostles free. Their first act was to comfort the jailer who was so upset by the escape that he was ready to kill himself. The jailer, moved by their kindness, brought them home with him, fed them, and bandaged their wounds. We, like the jailer, misjudge others and put them in prisons of our own self-righteousness. Let’s not wait for an earthquake to set them free.

Today’s readings: Acts 16:22-34; John 16:5-11 (292).
“When the Advocate comes, he will prove the world wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgment.”

Bishop Talley to ordain three men to the priesthood June 17

Deacons Derek Ducote, Daniel Hart, and Gus “Dutch” Voltz will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood on Saturday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral by Bishop David Talley. Following the ordination Mass, a reception will be held in Xavier Hall.

Derek Ducote
Derek Ducote and his parents Kelly and Chris Ducote, are members of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria. 

Priest Assignments

From Bishop David Talley:

On this celebration of St. Joseph the Worker, I want to share with all of you the changes of priest assignments that will take effect on the 1st of July:

Priest assignments that will take effect on July 1, 2017:

Fr. Rusty Rabalais, re-appointed Pastor of St. Joseph’s in Marksville.

Fr. Dwight de Jesus, appointed Pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Echo and St. Joseph’s in Cheneyville.