Developing worship space safety

It’s a scary situation we hope we never have to encounter -- what to do if an active shooter enters church while we are at Mass.

What do you do?  Duck under the pew? Run for the door? Try to be a hero and grab the guy? Do you have a gun? Or is it in the car?  What do you do?

The same situation happened just six months ago in a small town in Texas.

Vacation Bible School time!

• June 4-8

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Natchitoches
St. Anthony of Padua Church in Natchitoches will host “Parachuting with the Angels” Vacation Bible School June 4-8, from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon for kids entering PreK -6th grade. The cost to attend is free, but registration is required; Enrollment is limited. Registration will be held after all the Masses the weekend of May 26-27 and June 2-3. Registration forms are also available in the back of the church.

Bishop's message for May: The Age of the Church

History is written backwards. That statement reads kind of funny. Still, the truth is, most history is written through the lens of hindsight. When an event happens, like the birth of a child or your graduation from high school or a tragedy experienced by a parent or a joy that lights up the human heart...when such an event takes place and is noticed, photos are taken and stories are shared and it seems obvious what the experience means to you.