The Diocese of Alexandria is very excited to host “The New Steubenville South” this year in Downtown Alexandria. "The New Steubenville South" youth conference, June 21-23, 2013, will bring three thousand teens and adults to experience the beautiful Red River and Downtown Alexandria area. The theme this year for the conference is “Chosen” and is sponsored by the Diocese of Alexandria, The City of Alexandria, GAEDA, and Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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The second annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, and will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad. As with last year’s Fortnight, the event will begin and end with a special Mass.
Construction began March 17 on St. Francis Xavier Cathedral’s $1 million renovation project to Xavier Hall.
Under the direction of Tudor Construction Company, the renovations will include kitchen improvements (featuring a new range hood with fire suppression system), sprinker system, remodeling existing rest rooms, new handicapped accessible unisex rest room, modification of air conditioning system, and new fire alarm system.
One of the biggest changes
June 17-21 -- 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., St. Anthony of Padua, Bunkie. Registration is now until May 31 and the cost is $15 per child or $30 per family. Two programs are offered: one for 3-4 year olds, and one for K-5th grades. Students in grades 6 and up are encouraged to help in assisting as crew leaders and staff.
For more info, contact Karen at 346-7274 or email kmccoy1959 [at] gmail [dot] com.
The Office of Church Vocations has announced that two more young men from the Diocese of Alexandria will be entering the seminary this fall.
Justin Ward and Derek Ducote, both parishioners from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria, were recently accepted as candidates by the Board of Vocations.
Justin is the choir director and organist for St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and will attend the Pontifical College Jospehinum in Columbus, Ohio. He will retain his current position as organist and choir director through July 2013, at which time he will enter the seminary.
Seminarian Taylor Reynolds will be ordained a transitional deacon on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. The public is invited to attend.
As a seminarian, Taylor has studied at the Pontifical Josephinum College in Columbus, Ohio and at the North American Pontifical College in Rome, Italy.
When we place our confidence in Christ who loves us beyond all comprehension, we become the faithful who proclaim and live the word of God by celebrating the sacraments and exercising the ministry of charity. It is in this spirit you are invited to share you God-given gifts and blessings with the broader diocesan community by contributing to the 2013 Annual Diocesan Appeal.
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What is Manna House?
Manna House is a place where people of
all ages and all walks of life receive a hot, nutritious meal served 365
days a year in a clean, welcoming environment. Many of the people who
come to Manna House are either homeless or living on very meager
Bishop recommends 10 Prayers for the Year of Faith
Catholics can prepare for the Christmas season and deepen their experience of the Year of Faith by strengthening their prayer lives, says the bishop who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis.
Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, offers “10 Prayers for the Year of Faith” at the start of the Advent season, a time of prayer, as a way of drawing Catholics more deeply into the Year of Faith.
Bishop Ronald Herzog's daily reflection program Proclaim airs on KLAX Channel 31 (Channel 3 on most cable networks).
The two-minute program that was formerly aired on KALB at noon, has also moved its time slot to 8:26 a.m., during a commercial break of ABC's Good Morning America.
During the two-minute broadcast, the Bishop reads from Scripture and gives a brief reflection on the daily reading.