Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
A Holy Hour is one’s personal time with the Lord present in the Holy Eucharist; one may bring their own prayer books, rosaries, or Bibles or use those provided in the chapel. It is a time for the soul to rest and experience the sweet peace that comes from being in the presence of Our Lord Jesus. Everyone is welcome to spend some time in the sanctifying presence of Our Lord. At our parish, we are blessed to have many opportunities to spend holy adoration with the Lord. These times include Friday mornings from 8:30am to Noon and every First Wednesday of the month, from 6pm to 7pm. Please come spend precious time with Our Lord!
Parish Bible Study
The study of the Sacred Word is one of the most fundamental practices of our Catholic Faith. This practice, however, is not a mere reading of Scripture, but of praying with it and studying it to understand its meaning as much as possible. After all, the Word is Jesus Christ Himself! As noted by one of the most famous saints who devoted his life for the bible, St. Jerome, taught: “Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ.” To that end, our parish provides us with many opportunities to study the Holy Word. One of these ways is our parish bible study, which is normally held about every other week in the church hall, from 6pm to 7pm. Please join us for this reflection of the Sunday Gospel! And if you are unsure if when the bible study is held, look at our monthly calendar to see when! Note: you can find the monthly calendar on the main page of the website.
Ladies Altar Society
The church building is the central focal point of every parish, for it is where the worship of almighty God takes place. It is the very lifeblood of our parish! To continue making it a beautiful place for gathering and for worshipping, the church building is in need of constant cleaning and care. This ministry has been established to do just that, inviting women of the parish to play an important role in cleaning and maintaining our parish church building. The Altar Society is divided into several groups. One group cleans the church weekly throughout the whole month, until the next group takes over the following month, and so on. If interested in helping, please contact the church office to see about joining a cleaning group.
Come, Lord Jesus! Sidney Bennett, Coordinator
Come, Lord Jesus! This is a program committed to forming small Catholic faith communities. Members follow a well-defined, balanced structure for spiritual formation based on the recommendations of the Second Vatican Council, which focuses on four elements:PRAYER, SCRIPTURE, EUCHARIST, and FELLOWSHIP/CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY. The Scripture study portion of the meeting uses the readings of Sacred Scripture to be read at the upcoming Sunday Mass, which greatly enhances appreciation of the Word of God and our entire celebration of the Sacred Liturgy on Sundays.
Pro Life Ministry
The late Pope John Paul II challenged Catholics to confront the ever-growing “culture of death” by developing a “culture of life”. As Catholics, we believe that every life is sacred, from conception to natural death, and must follow the Lord’s command, “You shall not kill.” God alone is the giver of life; no human being has the right to take the life of another innocent human being and is permitted to take the life of an unjust aggressor only under the strictist circumstances. The evils of legalized procured abortion, infanticide, abuse, neglect, murder, and euthanasia are never justified. The Pro-life ministry reminds us of our duty to uphold the sanctity of life and dignity of all persons by praying the Pro-Life rosary, setting up for pro-life displays and distributing reading material in October and January, and raises funds for the Women’s Center in Lafayette.