Lent

Lenten Regulations: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on…

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Ash Wednesday schedules

The following is a list of Ash Wednesday services and Mass times happening across the diocese. Some churches have several different times listed for each day. This list will be updated periodically through the week before Ash Wednesday, March 2. If your church is not listed, contact your church parish office for dates and times.…

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Bishop Marshall’s 2022 message for Lent

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Last year, you may recall, we began the Season of Lent with ice and frigid temperatures.  Power was out for many people.  Driving was treacherous and many of us were unable to get to Mass on Ash Wednesday.  No one is really prepared for an ice storm, but it is…

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Open Houses for Catholic Schools Week 2022

• Sunday, Jan. 30: St. Frances Cabrini School, Alexandria, will have an Open House from 1:00-3:00 p.m. For more information, contact the school office at (318) 448-3333. • Tuesday, Feb. 1: Our Lady of Prompt Succor School, 420 21st St., Alexandria, will have an Open House. Choose 8:00 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. to tour the…

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Serra Club looking for new members

Serra Club is an international lay apostolate of men and women whose goal is to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and show appreciation to priests, deacons, religious, and especially seminarians. Serra Club members each “adopt” a seminarian to pray for daily, and acknowledge on special occasions throughout the year. An annual…

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Fr. Chemino steps down as Vicar General

Effective February 1, 2022 Father Scott Chemino recently asked that he be permitted to step down as our Vicar General so that he may devote time to the ministries of his parish, Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Bunkie, as well as provide additional care for his mother. For twelve years, Father Chemino has served…

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