Archive for August 2018

Fall Fairs and Festivals

Holy Ghost Church and St.Richards Chapel Fall Fair October 3-7 Activities include: the Children’s Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 3; Country Store/ Garage Sale Friday through Sunday, October 5 -7; Red beans & rice dinner with fried chicken, corn bread and coleslaw at $7.00 per plate will be served on Saturday from 10:00 a.m to 2:00…

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Bishop’s message for September…

Bishop David Talley would like to share with you the letter he sent to the clergy of our diocese regarding the latest revelations concerning clergy sexual abuse: August 24, Feast of St. Bartholomew, an Apostle of the Lord I have waited a bit to write to you, not knowing how to say what was in…

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Youth Ministry program in Natchitoches kicks off August 26

Above: Thirteen from Holy Cross Youth Ministry traveled to Tiger, GA for Camp Covecrest on July 30-Aug. 4, where they participated in retreat and summer camp activities. Covecest is one of five summer camp locations where teens and adults gather for weeks of adoration, community, teaching, and service. Holy Cross Catholic Church in Natchitoches is…

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Bishop’s Golf Tournament set for Oct. 8

Bishop’s Invitational Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 8 at Oakwing Golf Course in Alexandria. The 4-person scramble format includes green fees, cart, mulligans, range balls, refreshments, door prizes, lunch and dinner. Lunch begins at 11:00 a.m. and tee off time is 12 noon. Team sponsorship is $540. Other sponsorship levels available: Platinum Chalice…

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A pilgrimage: journey of faith

In the above photo: Seminarian John Upton pauses to take a selfie in front of the Spoleto Cathedral in Italy. This church was consecrated by Pope Innocent III in 1198. Wikipedia says: “A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of…

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Fifteen accepted as Deacon aspirants

Above: The new aspirants are pictured with Deacon Richard Mitchell, they are, left to right: Back row: Les Glankler, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church; Kenny Sayes, Mary, Mother of Jesus Church; Doug Moreau, St. Mary’s Assumption Church; Lee Moreau, Sacred Heart of Jesus; Sam Jones, St. Patrick Church. Middle row: Jason Lavergne, St. Francis…

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Clergy assignments

Bishop David Talley announced two assignments to be effective August 1, 2018: Father Anthony “Raj” Dharmaraj, MSFS is returning to our diocese after a seven year absence. Fr. Dharmaraj has been serving as Provincial leader of his order, the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, Southeast India Province. Fr. Dharmaraj previously served as pastor at…

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Spiritual Director Internship meeting set for Sept. 12

There seems to always be a need for good Spiritual Directors – those men and women who have a special gift and are trained to guide the People of God on their faith journey. The Diocese of Alexandria is no different and is in great need of Spiritual Directors for its people. Therefore, the Diocese…

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