Diocesan Synthesis Report

Informe de Síntesis Diocesano The following Diocesan Synthesis Report was submitted to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, June 30, 2022, to be included in the final report in preparation for the Synod on Synodality in 2023. Through listening sessions held throughout the diocese, parishioners and others connected to the Church were asked to share their thoughts on…

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Steubenville South: June 24, 25, 26

WATCH LIVE! We are FEARLESS as Steubenville South Catholic Youth Conference returns this year as an in person event at the Randolph Riverfront Center in downtwon Alexandria. Youth from across the region will be converging in central Louisiana to experience the peace of Jesus Christ – who is always faithful.  

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Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29

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 Church plays a crucial role in both bearing witness to the gospel of life…

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National Eucharistic Revival

We will begin this Eucharistic Revival with our celebration of Masses on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – more commonly called Corpus Christi – which this year falls on Sunday, June 19. Brothers and sisters in Christ, This has been an exciting time in the Diocese of Alexandria.  Over…

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Diaconate Assignments

The Most Reverend Robert W. Marshall, Jr., Bishop of Alexandria, has made the following deacon assignments, effective on July 1, 2022: Dcn. Fidel Andrade, assigned to St. Michael the Archangel, Leesville. Dcn. Bill Aldridge, reappointed to CHRISTUS St. Francis Cabrini Hospital. Dcn. E.J. Barre, reappointed to St. Joseph, Colfax and St. Patrick, Montgomery. Dcn. Roger…

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Supper with the Seminarians

Supper with the Seminarians is back! Join us for a delicious meal and meet the seminarians of the Diocese of Alexandria. Dates/locations: CANCELLED June 18, St. Mary Church, Winnsboro June 20, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Campti June 27, Christ the King Church, Simmesport June 30, St. Rita Church, Alexandria Any donations will benefit…

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Transitional Deacon ordination set for May 21

Joshua Burch will be ordained a Transitional Deacon on Saturday, May 21 at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches with Bishop Robert Marshall presiding. A Transitional Deacon is a seminary student in the process of becoming ordained as a priest. As a transitional deacon, Josh Burch will complete his priestly formation in…

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Clergy Assignments

The Most Reverend Robert W. Marshall, Jr., Bishop of Alexandria, has made the following clergy appointments, effective on July 1, 2022: Father John Brocato, formerly Pastoral Administrator, is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Colfax, and St. Patrick Church, Montgomery, while retaining his position as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Central Louisiana. Father Blake…

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Sister John Martin Ebrom, CDP, passes away

Sister John Martin Ebrom, CDP, (Mary Edith) entered eternal life on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the age of 97 in McCullough Hall Nursing Center, San Antonio, Texas. Mary Edith was born April 9, 1925 in La Vernia, Texas. She answered God’s call to become a Sister of Divine Providence, at age 26, on June…

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Msgr. Hoppe passes away

Monsignor Ronald Cyril Hoppe 1930-2022 Monsignor Ronald Cyril Hoppe, a priest of the Diocese of Alexandria, passed from this life on April 4th, 2022 at the age of 92.  Born in New Orleans on September 13th, 1930 to William Francis Hoppe and Elizabeth McInerney, he attended St. Mary of the Angels Parochial School and Holy…

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