PARISH STAFF:
 
Rev. Howard Adkins, Pastor
Deacon Alfred Zeringue
Deacon Roger Navarra
Deacon Nat Garofola
Carol A. Young, Dir. of Christian Formation
Joyce Paille, Exec. Secretary
Fran Barrios, Bookkeeper
 
Address:  POB 349, Independence, La. 70443 
Parish Office:  878-9639
Fax                878-6260
 
 
MATER DOLOROSA SCHOOL                         
                                                           
Principal: Linda Wisinger
School Office:  878-4295
Gym:              878-3505
 
 

 UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
ADULT EDUCATION MINISTRY
PRESENTS - SPRING '12

 

Now it is a disgraceful and a dangerous thing … to hear a Christian talking nonsense …; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation.  St. Augustine

 
 
 
 
 
TUESDAY, May 15th, 7pm
SD HALL, Husser
GILBERT GAUTHREAUX, Presenter
"Debunking Myths by,
the Catholic Church" 
Everyone is invited
 
 
MASS SCHEDULE:
 
SATURDAY VIGIL           4:00 PM                MATER DOLOROSA
SUNDAY                         7:00 & 11:00 AM    MATER DOLOROSA
SUNDAY                         9:00 AM                ST. DOMINIC
MON., WED., & FRI         8:00 AM                MATER DOLOROSA
TUESDAY                       6:00 PM                ST. DOMINIC
 
 
 
 
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:  Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa and anytime by appointment.
 
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:  Baptisms are celebrated regularly throughout the year.  Expectant parents should contact the parish office for information concerning Pre-Baptismal Preparation.
 
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE:  Contact the parish priest at least six months before the date desired.
 
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK:  Please notify the parish priest as soon as anyone is ill.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MISSION STATEMENT OF MATER DOLOROSA PARISH
 
Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit in communion with God, our Father, and Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we, the members of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church Parish which includes the faith communities of Mater Dolorosa and St. Dominic Churches, hold fast to our beliefs in the real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the role of Mary as mediator leading us to Christ.  We challenge ourselves to be a role model of Christian love for one another and to offer this witness of Christian love to the larger community in which we live.