Bishops vote to draft teaching document on the Eucharist

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service The U.S. bishops approved by a wide margin a plan to draft a document to examine the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church” following a lengthy debate during their spring general assembly. The action to move forward passed with 168 votes in favor and 55…

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Religious Freedom Week, June 22-29, 2021: Solidarity in Freedom

Religious Freedom Week takes place June 22 – 29 each year. It begins with the feast day of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, includes the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, and ends with the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. The theme for this year is Solidarity in Freedom. The Church’s promotion of…

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Vacation Bible School is back!

Several church parishes will be holding Vacation Bible School sessions this summer. Check with your church parish if it is not listed below: June 21-25, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Pineville Our theme for this year will be: TREASURED Discovering Your Priceless to God. June 21-25, 8:00 -11:30 a.m. – Mary,…

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St. Mary’s School seeks teachers

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Natchitoches is searching for these specific teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. 2nd Grade Teacher 3rd Grade Teacher Junior High Social Studies Teacher who would possibly do some Elementary PE.   Please visit the Catholic Schools Job Center to apply.

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Priest Appointments

The Most Reverend Robert W. Marshall, Jr., Bishop of Alexandria, has made the following clergy appointments:  The following appointments are effective on July 1, 2021. Father Wade DeCoste is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Winnfield. Father Peter Faulk is appointed Pastoral Administrator of St. Margaret Church, Boyce, St. Cyril Chapel, Flatwoods and…

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STATEMENT FROM BISHOP MARSHALL ON REVISED COVID REGULATIONS

Since the very beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, we have found ourselves in a most confusing and, at times, frightening state. As vaccines appear to be making a difference and as case numbers decrease, we are trying to conform to the regulations from the CDC, the State Fire Marshal, and the Louisiana Governor’s Office.   As…

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Two to be ordained to priesthood May 22

The Diocese of Alexandria is proud to announce that we have two transitional deacons who will ordained to the priesthood this year: Dcn. Thomas Kennedy of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Dcn. Robert Johnson of St. Mary’s Assumption Church in Cottonport. The Ordination will take place on May 22, 2021 at St.…

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USCCB Hispanic Ministry meets with Bishop Marshall

Bishop Robert Marshall recently met with Dr. Olga Villar, Ph.D., who is the Director of Formation for the Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Ministry for the USCCB. SEPI is the organization of the United States Bishops that coordinates and supports Hispanic Ministry in the 30 dioceses of the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,…

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Diocese educators recognized with Golden Apple Awards from KALB

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – Father Taylor Reynolds teaches 8th Grade Physical Science at St. Frances Cabrini School in Alexandria. “I’m honored that even in two years I could make a little bit of a difference for the kids,” says Fr. Taylor. Cabrini student, Gillian Bordelon, says Father Taylor is always willing to help his students…

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