25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass & Celebration
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
Our Lady of Mercy Church (445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge 70806)
Bishop Robert Muench will celebrate mass honoring couples celebrating their 25th, 50th, and 65th and over wedding anniversary during the 2017 year. Please register through your church office. All information must be received before February 3rd in order for certificates to be printed.
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Dr. Madonna Healy speaking
How to Be Married and Stay Engaged - A Marriage Enrichment Seminar with Dr. James Healy
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9 am to noon
Bishop Tracy Center Ballroom
1800 S. Acadian Thrwy, Baton Rouge 70808
It takes three types of intimacy for a marriage to thrive. Happily, these are also the basis for our three Christian marriage vows. In down to earth and sometimes humorous ways, Dr. Healy will help couples discover again what it takes to live out these vows fully and joyfully.
Whether you are newly married or celebrating your fiftieth anniversary, struggling or flourishing, this day can be the next step for YOUR marriage!
High School Pro-Life Oratory Contest
When: Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1pm-4pm
Where: Catholic Life Center (1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge), Tracy Center, Rm 206
Topics: Tragedy of Abortion, Tragedy of Euthanasia, Tragedy of Infanticide, Tragedy of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
What: 5-7 minute speech, notes or index cards may be used, no props allowed
Who: High School Juniors & Seniors
Prizes: 1st place - $200 plus full registration paid to attend March for Life Trip in Jan 2017; 2nd place - $100 plus half price paid to attend March for Life Trip in Jan 2017
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New Horizons Group for Widows & Widowers
Originally started by Bishop Ott, the New Horizons Group is recommencing their efforts and their meetings to support widows and widowers, those who have lost a spouse through death. This is a peer social ministry group that will meet regularly once a month on the third Tuesday of the month. The meetings are held at 11:30am, at the Catholic LIfe Center in Borders Dining Hall in the Tracy Center located at 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Lunch is available for $10. Any interested persons should contact Shannon Baldridge with the Marriage & Family Life Office at 225.242.0323. Please submit your name and telephone number as well as whether or not you can attend the first meeting when you contact us.
Bread or Stones Campaign
"Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread" -Matthew 7:9
The Bread or Stones Campaign is a children's anti-poverty initiative approved by all Louisiana bishops as part of the The L.I.C. Public Policy Task Force. The Bread or Stones Campaign focuses primarily on improving services in four areas that most impact child well-being: maternal and child health, school readiness and school dropout prevention, marriage and family supports, and child poverty reduction.
“In reports such as the Annie E. Casey Annual Kid’s Count, Louisiana has consistently been ranked as one of the worst states in all measures of child well-being. This is completely unacceptable. We can do better,” states Bishop Shelton Fabre. The Bread or Stones Campaign is inspired by Jesus' words in the Gospel of Matthew: "Would one of you hand his child a stone when he asks for a loaf?" How will you answer? Contact Rob Gorman at Catholic Charities Houma-Thibodaux (985-876-0490 or email@example.com) to sign your church up for the Bread or Stones Campaign. To learn more about this campaign, click here.
Planned Parenthood Expanding
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood (PP), the largest abortion business in the nation, plans to open a 7,000 square foot facility on Claiborne Ave in New Orleans in 2015. This multimillion-dollar "New Orleans Health Center" will become a regional abortion center in the heart of New Orleans, leading to an increase in abortions in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
For more information, go to www.NolaNeedsPeace.com
Fun Catholic Apps!
Check out these great Catholic apps for prayers, readings, scripture, etc! Just click each link to be taken to information on each app (for iPhones, iPads, some Androids):
Lighthouse Catholic Media Bible
Mea Culpa - Examination of Conscience
Rosary Deluxe Audio
The Catholic Directory Mass Times
3 Minute Retreat (LoyolaPress)
Way of the Cross by St. Francis of Assisi
For more great Catholic Apps, visit Catholicapps.com