Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of August 31, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Last weekend, we began our newly organized CCD program for our young people.  As you may recall, three years ago we decided to discontinue the CCD summer program because of lack of participation and effectiveness, so CCD was offered to our children through the programs conducted at the other three parishes in Opelousas, namely Holy Ghost, Our Lady Queen of Angels and Our Lady of Mercy.  The option to participate in these other programs is still available to our families that choose to do so.

Our newly constituted program instructs our children who are entering the first grade through their junior year in high school.  The program is divided into two parts:  the elementary children are instructed at home by their parents and meet once a month in Valentin Hall between the 8am and 10am Masses for testing, parental instruction and questions, and to receive the new assignments for the following month.  The junior high and high school students meet on Sunday afternoons prior to the 5pm Mass for regular in-class instruction.

The revival of the CCD program is an exciting event for our parish, as it indicates growth in our parish family and the need to provide this service to our families with school age children.  We are very excited about the program, especially the home instruction component, which will provide a great benefit to not only our children, but to the parents and entire family as well.  Deacon Joubert is leading the program, and we want to thank him and the volunteers from our parish who have made the program possible!  Please keep them, the parents, and the children participating in the program in your prayers.

Speaking of Deacon Joubert, we are also excited that this year he will be teaching two sections of high school religion at Opelousas Catholic.  These classes are scheduled in the morning and will be one section each of the freshman classes and one section of the sophomore classes. We thank him for his willingness to serve our children in this capacity.  Please keep him in your prayers that he effectively teaches  our children about the salvation Jesus offers them, and that he continues to be a good role model for our youth.

Finally, with the beginning of the school year, we should note that one of our parishioner's daughters, Jennifer Miller, the daughter of Curt and Jeannette Miller, will begin to teach at Notre Dame Seminary this Fall.  Jennifer has studied at the Pontifical Universities of the Angelicum and the Gregorian in Rome, as well as the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome.  She received her doctorate with a thesis on Moral Theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.  She has accepted the position of Professor of Moral Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, where she will teach seminarians, including seminarians from our diocese.  We thank her for her service to the Church in this most important calling, and we also thank her parents and family for providing the "fertile soil" for her vocation to be fulfilled.

      God Bless

      Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of August 31, 2014 has been posted. Click here to see it.

The calendar on the website has been updated with all events for the coming week along with prayer intention information and information on the second collection for all of the masses. Take some time to look at our calendar here.

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