Our national and international news continues to be filled with reports surrounding the approval, availability, and arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. In many respects, this is indeed good news which brings with it a great sense of hope and optimism as the world continues to face a health crisis. With these recent and ongoing developments, the…

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Consider decorating a process rather than a box to check. Decorate throughout Advent.  Start by taking out all of the Nativity sets, adding a few pieces at a time, as well as the Advent calendars to mark our days, and Christmas books to read with the kids.  Then, slowly add things over the coming days…

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Watch the recorded presentation here. Please join Dr. Lee Kneipp, a clinical psychologist, as he examines the mental health implications of the pandemic, such as depression, anxiety, loneliness and increased levels of stress and how they are impacting our day to day life, Monday, December 14, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis…

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The following is a list of Penance services scheduled across the diocese. This schedule will be updated periodically through December. If your church is not listed, contact your church parish office for dates and times. Monday, December 14, 5:00 p.m. – St. Paul the Apostle Church, Mansura Thursday, December 17, 5:30 p.m. – St. Francis…

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Rev. José Robles-Sanchez

Obituary for Rev. José Alberto Robles-Sanchez Fr. José Alberto ‘Kaky’ Robles-Sánchez was born on May 11, 1964, in Manati, Puerto Rico and is the son of Luis Raúl Robles Cortés, and Celia “Cuca” Sánchez Rodríguez. After completing his primary and intermediate studies with the Marist Brothers in Manati, Fr. José went on to high school…

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By Donnie Kuzma Diocese of Alexandria Seminarian As my alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m., I begin my day by rubbing my eyes, asking for Our Lady’s assistance, and quickly jumping in the shower before I realize how tired I still am. I finish getting dressed around 5:30 a.m., and head straight for the coffee…

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National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated throughout the United States Nov. 1 – 7, 2020. Started by the United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 1976, National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual week-long celebration dedicated to the promotion of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life. The celebration is intended…

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Sisters and brothers in Christ, As I write this, we are fast approaching our annual celebrations of All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). These feasts are important reminders to us that this life is not all that there is. We are called to dwell in eternal happiness with God in…

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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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