It is with much excitement that we notify our members and regular convention attendees of our very first virtual CCTO Convention! The annual Conference of Chancery and Tribunal Officials of the Provinces of New Orleans and Mobile will be held online from Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 (Central Standard Time). The Conference,…

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The Diocese of Alexandria Child Nutrition Program was approved by the Louisiana Dept. of Education to begin serving FREE breakfast and lunches to all actively enrolled students in any one of our eight Catholic schools (St. Anthony, St. Mary Assumption, St. Joseph, Sacred Heart, Holy Savior Menard, OLPS, St. Frances Cabrini, and St. Mary Elementary…

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Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Calendar year 2020 has already brought us many challenges – a pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires, a troubled economy, a renewed awareness of the racism of our society, virtual learning, and so many others.  In some ways, these difficulties have brought out the best in the American people.  We have seen…

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On August 27, Hurricane Laura caused significant damage in Louisiana and Texas.  Most of our people and our church parishes lost power for many days.  Some suffered major damage.  We are still recovering from the storm, clearing away fallen trees and making arrangements for roofers and other contractors to…

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am pleased to announce that I have reappointed three deans for the Diocese of Alexandria.  Under canon law, the bishop has the ability to group parishes into regional areas within a diocese, according to their geographic location. These regions are called deaneries. Deans (also called Vicars Forane) are…

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Bishop Robert W. Marshall, Jr. has announced two appointments.  Father Scott Chemino, most recently Delegate of the Apostolic Administrator, has been appointed Vicar General.  In making the appointment, Bishop Marshall noted that “Father Chemino has served as Vicar General for many years and I am grateful that he has agreed to continue to share his…

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Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited all dioceses to participate in a Day of Prayer for Peace in our Communities on Wednesday, September 9th, the Memorial of St. Peter Claver.  His call echoes that of Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, the Chair of the…

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There are several ways you can help those who are recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Laura. You can donate to the Diocese of Alexandria here. Choose “Hurricane Recovery” and type in the amount you’d like to donate. Or you can also donate to Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana here. Complete and submit the…

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