By Ragan Savedra I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. (3 John 1:4) I was 20-years old the first time I was asked to be a godmother. I was honored, thankful and also quite intimidated. I was excited to be a special part of that baby’s…

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Every first Sunday at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Alexandria, at 2:00 p.m., Father Dwight DeJesus celebrates Mass for the Filipino Catholics of the diocese. It is a regluar Mass but spoken entirely in Filipino and Fr. Dwight, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church in Echo, says attendance typically averages anywhere from 50-100, but…

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By Claire Couche As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you. -Saint Teresa of Calcutta Lent is a beautiful time to grow in deeper love with Christ. We have just entered into the greatest love story—a…

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In response to the recent School Board Meeting held in Avoyelles Parish and the approval of a 4-day school week, the Pastors, Principals, Superintendent and Catholic Schools Office Staff met to discuss the effects of this decision of the Board and its effect on our schools. We are in consensus that the Catholic Schools of…

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From the very first day of my service here, it has been a joy. As you might remember, the announcement of my appointment came on the Feast of St. Matthew, the 21st of September, 2016. I moved in with Fr. Jim Ferguson at our Cathedral in late October and on the 7th of November, was…

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By Rachel Penate It felt as though the world had stopped, as though time stood still and was holding its breath for me — my sweaty hands clasped in front of my jittery body, waiting for what felt like eternity. I was in line for confession and what should’ve been a rewarding anticipation, felt more…

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 The Most Reverend David Prescott Talley, J.C.D., M.S.W., Bishop of Alexandria in Louisiana, has been named as the bishop of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee by His Holiness, Pope Francis.  The appointment was announced in Rome on March 5, 2019. Bishop Talley served as Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of…

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