May 21- May 27

Saturday  4:30 p.m.  Imogene Enderle

Sunday      9:00 a.m.  Garrison Cole Gautreaux

Tuesday   9:00 a.m.   Rozlia Sears

Friday       9:00 a.m.   Jim Gallier

Ministry Schedule                             

28 May  4:30 p.m.  Lector : Tara Cook                                             Communion Minister:  Tara Cook                                                    Altar Servers: Myah Venable            

29 May 8:30  a.m. Lectors : Bonnie Trahan

          Communion Minister: Bonnie Trahan

          Altar Server:  Junius Edwards & Kassidy Lewis             Money Counters: Liz Gallier & Karen Halsell

                                 May is the Month of Mary-

                               Dear Mother, thank you for your "yes"                                 to the invitation of the angel which                                       brought heaven to earth. O Mary,                                           conceived  without sin, pray for us who                                 have recourse to thee.  

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PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK: Barry Adams,  William Anderson, Ronnie Benoit, Ida Beverly, Elliott Bounds, Emma Edwards, Yvonne Godeaux, Barbara Hawkins, Bill Jannise, Melissa Lewis, Xandria Linden, Liz Medlin, Amanda Mitchell, Anne Mitchell, Clint Moses, Carrie Rashall, Rachel Shauberger, Irby Thibodeaux, Tommy Wright.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Alex De Leon, Braeden Halsell, Lexie Jones, Leslie Lovett, Sherry Martel, Layton Morreale, Grace Scalisi, Kelby Sparks, Olivia Syphrett, & Michael Willey.

 Happy Birthday, May God Bless You!

ROSARY PRAYER GROUP- A group of parishioners gather to pray the Rosary every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. Please join us!

 

KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS- has a FISH FRY the second Friday of each month. The Knights want to thank you for your support. Dine in or carry out. Choice of Fried or Grilled- Fish and Shrimp available. Served with coleslaw, mashed potatoes & hushpuppies. Prices are $12 for Fish, $15 for shrimp or combo. credit, debit, cash Or check accepted.  5:00 p.m. till sell out in the Church Hall.

Father Ross’ assignment as Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church will conclude at the end of June. He will become Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Vidor. As of July 1, our new Pastor will be Father Polycarp Otieno, FMH, currently Parochial Vicar of St Jude Thaddeus Church in Beaumont. Please keep Father Polycarp and Father Ross in your prayers as they prepare for new assignments

                       Praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit is a good way to prepare for the Solemnity of                                     Pentecost. This year, the Novena begins on Friday, May 27 and concludes on Saturday,                               June 4. One form of the novena can be found at this link: companionscross                                                   .org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Novena-to-the-Holy-Spirit_CC.pdf 

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

The sixth Sunday of Easter moves us toward the feast of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit to the early Church. Today's Gospel describes Jesus at the Last Supper, foretelling the coming of the Spirit to the community of Jesus. Jesus combines the promise of the Spirit with his gift of peace to his disciples. He foresees that the community must be grounded in his love, which provides peace, to face the tumult of the Crucifixion, and later, the trials of the early Church. Grounded in Jesus, the community can be then open to the Spirit who will continually guide, remind, and renew them in their life together. The gift of peace from Jesus is not a worldly peace through which the powerful crush opposition. It is not a complacent or private peace. The peace of Jesus instead seeks and works toward peace throughout the world, guided by the Spirit.

 

RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP -Today's passage from Acts captures the beginning and the conclusion of what became known as the Jerusalem Council. It is well worth studying all of Acts 15, meant to provide an example of responsible leadership for the wider Church. There was substantial conflict within the community over what is necessary for unity in the diverse community of Jews and Gentiles. We can notice some key characteristics of the actions of the leadership.  They received and fully honored the diverse experiences of persons of different backgrounds. They were committed to discern the action and will of the Spirit, with a deep respect for testimony about how the Spirit was working. They avoided placing unneeded burdens on anyone. And afterward, they continued to observe the ongoing action of the Spirit as the decision was implemented.

 

WHAT IS ESSENTIAL?

The issues weighed by the Jerusalem Council in our passage from Acts were related to circumcision as a requirement, and to table fellowship. A strong theological tradition held that traditional practices were essential, and the community genuinely sought to maintain continuity with the roots of their faith. Peter's observation about how the Spirit was actively working in their midst pointed the leaders in a new direction. Then James reminded them that the scriptural tradition also pointed to fully welcoming the Gentiles into God's community. It is a profound challenge for leaders in our own parishes when encountering issues that can fracture a community. What is essential and what is not? What are we called to embrace, or called to lay down? Acknowledging conflict and working toward resolution is an essential function for our parishes, because Christ calls us to live in unity. We are called to open our hearts, mine our tradition, and observe the activity of the Spirit.

 

SUMMER CAMP- The Diocese will host Summer Camp in July for those entering 4th -9th grade. You can go to our website or the Diocese website for sign up information.  https://www.dioceseofbmt.org/summer-camp-registration-2022-1

 

                 We want to extend our prayers and congratulations to our graduating senior of the                          class of 2022- Jessi Cartwright. We are proud of you!

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