500 Goode Street Houma LA 70360 US
Office: 985-876-6904 Fax: 985-851-4204
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!!
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 two 8-week support sessions to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. The first will be offered on Wednesday evenings, September 27th through November 15th, 2017, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the small meeting room of the Youth Center. A separate 8-week session will be offered on Thursday mornings, from October 19th through December 14th 2017, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM, also in the small meeting room of the Youth Center. Please call the rectory office at 876-6904 to register or for more information.
Your questions about the Catholic Church deserve good answers. This September, every church throughout the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux will be offering an 8-week video study on the most commonly asked questions about the Catholic faith. This study, entitled, ‘Why We Believe | Rediscover Your Faith’, will be made available online for all parishioners. You can learn more and sign up on our diocesan website at htdiocese.org/WhyWeBelieve.
Sales and St. Matthew’s Episcopal met with the new principal at Legion Park Elementary School. Although funding has already been obtained for tutoring in grades 1 and 4, it has been determined that several volunteers will be needed for tutoring youth in grades 2, 3, 5, and 6. The principal is hoping to begin the tutoring in October; it will be held at Legion Park School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 3:35 pm until 4:35 pm and will be offered in segments of 4 to 8 weeks. It appears that the grade for the school has gone down since last year to an “F” rating and the number of children on free lunch is now 100%. Learning in a large group with no assistance in the home leaves little room for success for many of these children. If you can help in any way, please contact Cathy in the Cathedral office at 876-6904 for more info. Education is the key that will allow these children to leave poverty behind. Please prayerfully consider your part in their future.
“Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?” (Matthew 7:9)
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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.