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Archive for January 2019

Bishop’s message for February: Abundant Life, today, all of us

For those of you reading this column, whether in our February edition of The Church Today or on the Diocesan website, consider this: how did you come to know the great gift of God…in the Person of Jesus of Nazareth? How have you found the strength of faith that allows you to dedicate your hearts…

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Our Parishes Need Us to Lead by Example

By Kristi Denoy, Blessed Is She I love my parish for many reasons. We have one priest who’s a dynamic homilist, and another who is the most pastoral confessor I could hope to have. Our Community Life Director is amazing and is constantly organizing activities to enrich the lives of our parishioners. Our Children’s Faith…

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Incorporating Faith into Fitness and Fitness into Faith

Pictured above: Three parishioners from Sacred Heart of Jesus in Pineville participated in and completed the Wild Azalea Trail 1/2 Marathon on Jan. 5. Pictured above are Landon Anderson, Donald Buckley, and Danielle Krill.   By Kim Roberts, Guest Contributor Did you know that fitness can help you on your path to holiness? It’s true!…

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March for Life: Jan. 18, 2019, Washington, DC

Each January, people from all over the country gather in our nation’s capital in peaceful protest against the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. The Diocese of Alexandria was well-represented again during this year’s March for Life with groups from St. Mary’s School, Natchitoches and…

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Get to know our Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Seminarians

We asked our Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Seminarians: What are you most thankful for from this past year, and why? Father Derek Ducote, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Alexandria: I’m thankful for Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish and School, where I have been welcomed and invited into many homes, events, and classrooms to celebrate…

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Catholic Schools Week: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Sponsored by the National Catholic Educators Association, Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and…

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