Novena to the Holy Spirit, Aug. 12-20 • Let us pray together with great confidence and trust in our God who is all good and loving. This novena should be prayed for our new bishop beginning on Wednesday, August 12, and ending on the day of Bishop-elect Marshall’s ordination and installation on Thursday, August 20.…

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Part 1 of 6: Bishop-elect Robert Marshall tells us about his family, growing up, education and his life in Memphis.   Part 2 of 6: Bishop-elect Marshall tells us about his discernment to priesthood and about his parish life in the Diocese of Memphis.  

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL COVID TESTING BLITZ WHAT:  COVID testing with four-day electronic turnaround WHERE:  Exhibition Hall next to the Rapides Parish Coliseum, Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA WHEN: Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Tuesday, July 21, 2020 through Wednesday, August 5, 2020. WHO:  Everyone is…

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The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Alexandria will follow all federal, state and local guidelines and protocols to protect our students, faculty and staff. Each school has developed a safety/health plan of action that will be followed. The first day of school for the following: July 27, St. Mary’s Assumption School, Cottonport (a pilot…

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Sister Patricia “Pat” Kimball, (formerly Sister M. Philomene), CDP, entered eternal life on July 1, 2020 at the age of 84. She was born on March 27, 1936, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the only child of Bryan E. and Emily (Normand) Kimball. She answered God’s call to become a Sister of Divine Providence (CDP) on January…

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We joyfully announce that the Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Bishop-elect Robert W. Marshall, Jr., as the thirteenth bishop of Alexandria, will take place Thursday, August 20, 2020. Because of the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the ordination will be limited to clergy and laity staff of the Diocese of Alexandria…

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by Archbishop Gregory Aymond The death of George Floyd is indeed a very sad tragedy. We pray for his eternal rest in God’s kingdom and consolation for his family and friends. Mr. Floyd’s death reminds us that we are called to believe in the dignity of each person because each person is created by God.…

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Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker Clergy Appointments Effective July 1, 2020 Reverend Silverino Kwebuza, AJ, has been assigned by his religious superior for ministry outside of Diocese of Alexandria. Reverend Jacob Thomas, appointed Pastoral Administrator of St. Margaret Church in Boyce with its missions of St. Cyril Chapel in Flatwoods and St. Margaret Mary…

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The Transitional Diaconate Ordination for the Diocese of Alexandria has been RESCHEDULED AND RELOCATED due to COVID-19. Due to the extended Stay At Home Order for the City of New Orleans and along with other dioceses served by Notre Dame Seminary, our seminarians Robert Johnson and Thomas Kennedy will be Ordained to the Diaconate by…

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Bishop-elect Marshall’s greeting video: English Spanish The Vatican announced the appointment of Father Robert W. Marshall, Jr. as thirteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria. “I am sorry I could not be here for this good news announcement,” said Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond who has served as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Alexandria for…

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