Manna House prepares to feed the hungry throughout the holidays

In an effort to make the holidays extra special for the clients who come to Manna House for a daily hot meal, Jessica Viator, executive director, says she knows she can always look to the community for support.

“Manna House is open 365 days a year and that means we are open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and New Year,” said Viator. “It is a year-round ministry of feeding the hungry in our community, so we don’t stop just because it is a “holiday.”

Attendance at the daily meals--11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.--is usually up during the holidays.

Fr. Partain leads dedication service of marker for Los Adaes Mission 300 years ago

The National Parks Service and the Catholic Diocese of Alexandria together with representatives from the Caddo-Adai Nation marked the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the military post (presidio) and mission at Los Adaes on Nov. 11, 1717 with a religious ceremony and the dedication of a marker honoring the Franciscan friars who died while serving at the San Miguel Mission.

Bishop David Talley is exemplified as 4th Degree Knight of Peter Claver

Surrounded by fellow Knights and Sir Knights of Peter Claver at St. Juliana Church in Alexandria, Bishop David Talley was initiated Nov. 4 into the Knights of Peter Claver Third Degree, joining St. Juliana Council #268.

Shortly after being initiated into the Knights of Peter Claver, Bishop Talley was exemplified as a Fourth Degree Knight by supreme officers from the national office, the Louisiana state office and Assembly #27 Faithful Navigator. Father August Thompson, a