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A grandparent’s responsibility to help pass on the Faith

By Lindsey Kettner, Guest Contributor Grandparents hold a very special role in the spiritual formation of their families and can have a great influence on their children and grandchildren’s faith journeys. They have the responsibility to pass along the Faith, pray with and for their grandchildren, and be a role model of Christian life. This…

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How to have a spiritually fruitful summer when your kids are home

By Susana Starbuck, Blessed Is She School is out! You can say goodbye to packing lunches, long pick-up lines, homework, and early morning outfit battles. But now what? You have over two months without your kids in school. How do you keep them busy? There are so many options for keeping your kids engaged in…

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So your teen attended Steubenville South… now what?

By Jeannette Adams, Guest Contributor Summer is an exciting time to break from the normal juggle of work and school obligations. It is a time for families to prioritize rest, fun, and reconnection with one another. It also provides opportunity to reenergize your family’s faith. Steubenville South, VBS, Faith Camp, Cove Crest, and gatherings in…

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Additional names of clergy credibly accused of abuse

The Diocese of Alexandria today released the names of three additional clergy against whom there have been credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Fr. Adrian Molenschot Allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of male minors dating back to the 1960s were reported to the Diocese of Alexandria in February 2019. Fr. Molenschot died in…

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Prayer for the appointment of a new bishop

Praise to you, Lord our God, our eternal shepherd and guide. In your faithfulness, grant to the Diocese of Alexandria a new bishop whose watchful care will serve to continue the good work of his predecessors. In your love, give us a shepherd who will lead us in being Christ’s heart of mercy, voice of…

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Supper with the Seminarians — Simmesport

Please join us for Supper with the Seminarians for the Avoyelles Deanery set for Friday, July 26 at Christ the King Church in Simmesport, LA. Father Louis Sklar, director of vocations, and the seminarians of our diocese will prepare and serve dinner. This year’s event will begin at 5:00 p.m. This all you can eat…

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Supper with the Seminarians — Winnsboro

Please join us for Supper with the Seminarians for the Avoyelles Deanery set for Friday, July 26 at Christ the King Church in Simmesport, LA. Father Louis Sklar, director of vocations, and the seminarians of our diocese will prepare and serve dinner. This year’s event will begin at 5:00 p.m. This all you can eat…

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Supper with the Seminarians — Campti

Please join us for Supper with the Seminarians for the Avoyelles Deanery set for Friday, July 26 at Christ the King Church in Simmesport, LA. Father Louis Sklar, director of vocations, and the seminarians of our diocese will prepare and serve dinner. This year’s event will begin at 5:00 p.m. This all you can eat…

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Clergy assignments, effective July 1, 2019

Father Walter Ajaero, appointed Pastoral Administrator of Church of the Little Flower, Evergreen and its mission church. Father Gus “Dutch” Voltz, appointed Pastoral Administrator of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Campti and its missions. Father Joseph Desimone, appointed  Pastoral Administrator of Immaculate Conception Church, Dupont Father Anthony Dharmaraj, MSFS, reappointed Pastoral Administrator of…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

  Wives and moms, Stop reading this now, and forward it to the men in your life! Men, Mother’s Day is quickly approaching.  We asked around and created a list of 5 gift ideas that are sure to please.  Mark your calendars for May 12, and show the wives and moms in your life how…

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