The Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales is offering an opportunity to study the life-giving Word of God in the “Come, Lord Jesus” Bible Study Program just in time for Lent! The program consists of a weekly gathering of a small group of people in a designated home, who study the upcoming Sunday readings for Mass. Books, study guides and the proper format for the gatherings are provided. This program was established by Fr. Conley Bertrand, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, and has been in place now for over 40 years. It has transforming power, building community and making people holy - and lovers of the WORD! Numerous groups have already formed - at various times and days to fit everyone's schedule! Call the rectory for more information - or to sign up!!
A Mass will be celebrated for all 2017 Graduates on Sunday, May 7th at the 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales. We welcome graduates to wear their cap and gown. There will be reserved seating for graduates.
Journey of Hope seeks to walk the journey of grief with others in the hope that by compassionate listening and sharing of our own experience, we can provide avenues of healing which will bring to those who grieve a renewal of faith and hope. The Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales will offer 8-week support sessions to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. Our next session will begin on Thursday, April 20th through June 8th 2017, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM, also in the Youth Center. Please call the rectory office at 876-6904 to register or for more information.
Next weekend, April 29-30, the St. Vincent de Paul Conference for St. Francis de Sales will have donation buckets by the doors of the church. The money collected helps the needy in our area. Since October 2016, $9,000 has been donated. These buckets will be out every month with a fifth weekend. Donations can still be left in the poor boxes located on the wall near the doors of the cathedral. Thank you for your generosity.
As an official Bread or Stones Campaign Congregation, the Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales has teamed up with St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and are working to help the children at Legion Park Elementary School. As stated on the Terrebonne Parish School Board website, 95% of the children attending Legion School are “economically disadvantaged”, which means 95% are living at the poverty level. St. Matthew’s has obtained a grant and used some of the funds to enable the school to allow the children to have access to computers. They also planted trees on the playground. Although many other projects are in the working, we have been granted permission to honor the teachers there for Teacher Appreciation Week! Coming together as a community - if we can boost the morale of the teachers - and let them know we are behind them - it will hopefully boost the morale of the children - and encourage a willingness to learn, thereby “beginning the end” of one of the cycles of poverty! St. Francis de Sales will be hosting a catered meal on Wednesday, May 10th at the school starting at 11:00 AM. We will need assistance in serving the meal, drinks, and dessert. We are also providing gift bags for the teachers and aides on Thursday! We would welcome any suggestions, donations, and assistance in putting these bags together! To get involved, please contact the rectory office at 876-6904. Jesus asks each of us: “Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?” (Matthew 7:9) How are we answering Jesus’ question?
There will be a May Crowning on Saturday, May 6th in the Blessed Mother’s Prayer Garden beginning with a rosary at 8:00 a.m. and the crowning of Our Lady’s statue immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Refreshments will be served in the Youth Center after the crowning. All are welcome.
We would like to inform our parishioners if you are entering the hospital or have a loved one currently in the hospital and you would like one of our priests to visit, you can contact the church office at 876-6904. When you register at the hospital, tell them that you are Catholic and your parish is St. Francis de Sales so your name can be placed on the directory; otherwise, the Parish Priests have no way of knowing that you are in the hospital.
Visit our Kiosk Cart in the foyer which offers inspiring resources to deepen your faith. The Kiosk cart features some of the world’s best Catholic speaks and authors. You can listen to a CD in your car or at home and then pass the CD on to someone else.New titles will be offered after the current ones run out. So keep checking back! Items are marked with prices. Donations to cover some of the cost of these materials would be greatly appreciated. You can also place an order through Lighthouse Catholic Media for your favorite CD, booklets, books or pamphlets to share with family and friends. This is a great way to evangelize. Great bundle packages are offered for each Liturgical Season. Please use the Cathedral Promo Code 102340 when ordering. A portion of your order will be credited to the Cathedral. If there is a particular CD, book, or pamphlet that you would like to recommend for the kiosk cart, call the Cathedral Office with the title.
If you would like a prayer shawl for a loved one, please contact Cindy Matherne at CMatherne2@comcast.net or 852-1334.
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Mark your calendars for the Cathedral Parish Picnic to held on Sunday, April 30th at Southdown Plantation Pavillion. A Mass will kick off the festivities at 11 a.m. There will be food, fun, fellowship and activities for all ages!