Saturday, August 19

MEMORIAL OF JOHN EUDES, PRIEST

All you need is love

From the beginning, John Eudes (1601-80) gave of himself. As a young priest he worked among plague victims, living alone so as not to risk infecting other members of his religious order. He became a famous preacher and confessor, and founded a community to help women who had entered prostitution. He also promoted devotion to the hearts of Jesus and Mary. Realizing the clergy needed reform as much as their flocks, he pledged another part of his life to the formation of seminaries. The call to loving service renews the church. Be part of this “reform movement”!

TODAY'S READINGS: Joshua 24:14-29; Matthew 19:13-15 (418)
“Children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray.”

USCCB President and Domestic Justice Chairman Call for Prayer and Unity in Response to Deadly Charlottesville Attack

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, are calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity today in response to the violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, that occurred Saturday, August 12.

Catholic schools open for 2017-2018 school year

Students began filling classrooms at Catholc schools in Avoyelles parish on Thursday, August 10. Those resuming class were St. Joseph School, Plaucheville; Sacred Heart School, Moreauville; St. Anthony of Padua School, Bunkie and St. Mary's Assumption School, Cottonport.

Monday, August 14 marked the first day of classes for Catholic schools in Rapides and Natchitoches parish: Holy Savior Menard Central High School and St. Frances Cabrini School in Alexandria and St. Mary's School in Natchitoches.