Second Collection to assist Covid Crisis in India


There will be a second collection this weekend at ALL Masses (June 12 & 13) to assist with the current Covid Crisis in India. We strongly encourage you all to take the time to read this article that was published in the Catholic Commentator to get a better concept of how dire this situation is for the people of India: https://diobr.org/news/diocese-establishing-relief-effort-for-india


In the past six weeks, 168 priests and 148 women religious have died. This country is in dire poverty and in need of food and supplies, especially in rural areas. Any donation that you can provide will go a long way in helping these people through this crisis.


Wine Conference

Registration is open for the “Called by Name” conference hosted by Women in the New Evangelization (WINE). The event will be held Saturday, July 24, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at St. Aloysius Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge. To register and for cost information, visit CatholicVineyard.com.

Letter from the Pastor; June 13, 2021


Planting Seeds/Marriage


Today’s readings are all about planting seeds and building God’s Kingdom, often through small, ordinary actions on our part, which the Holy Spirit turns into great works. This is a call we can and all need to answer in our increasingly secular world for which the “nones” (atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with any church) are the fastest growing “denomination.”


Today, at all our masses, we recognize the great vocation of marriage and it’s role in building God’s Kingdom. The jeweled seed of our life’s garden. There is a direct link between the “divorce crisis” and the rise of the “nones.” It is through the sacrament of marriage, where two surrender their lives to one another and to God, in a beautiful bond of unconditional love, that God is best seen in our broken world. If our youth don’t see unconditional love bonding and lifting the couples they can see, feel, and touch, how will they ever believe it awaits them in a God they can’t see, feel, and touch?


The “normalization” of couples simply living together is one of the sad developments of our changing society along with the efforts by many in our government, advertising and entertainment industries to redefine marriage in any form other than a one woman and one man permanent, lifelong union. God gave us marriage as Jesus emphatically reminds us in Mt 19:4-5:


“Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?”


We do not have jurisdiction to rewrite that which God has decreed. The joy and fulfillment we seek in our most hallowed relationships can only be realized by following the design of our Creator. This is a clearly drawn battle line we must respond to as the salt of the earth, and for the good of those misled into these paths.


To have someone give themself to you is the greatest gift any of us can receive. All that I am, hope for, and dream of; all of my energies, talents, and love; all of my fears and freckles; all of our coming successes and failures, good times and bad - I pledge to you completely and whole heartedly. Just as Jesus gave himself for us. Compare that with, “Well, you seem to be the best option I have at the moment.” Yuck! Don’t fall for it.


Thank you God for this great gift, our married couples, their witness to your love, and your love for us.


Have a Blessed and Holy Week!


Father Eddie Martin

PULSE Pro-Life Leadership Institute

High School & College students can join Louisiana Right to Life for our fun-packed and engaging week-long camp and conference on a broad spectrum from pro-life issues!

Join us from July 12-16, 2021 in Baton Rouge! SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE! For more info, visit ProLifePulseLa.com!

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Mass Schedule

SATURDAY ANTICIPATED MASSES

  • 4:00 PM St. Anne

  • 6:00 PM St. Philomena

SUNDAY MASSES

  • 7:00 AM St. Anne Church

  • 9:00 AM Assumption Church

  • 11:00 AM St. Philomena


Weekday Masses

MONDAY

  • 7:30 AM St. Philomena

TUESDAY

  • 5:30 PM St. Philomena

WEDNESDAY

  • 5:30 PM St. Anne

THURSDAY

  • 12:10 PM St. Anne

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Anne Church:

  • Wednesday @ 4:30 PM

St. Philomena Adoration Chapel:

MONDAY-FRIDAY

  • 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM

SATURDAY

  • 4:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon)


Confessions

  • Schedule with Fr. Eddie

TUESDAY

  • 5:00 PM @ St. Philomena

  • 6:00 PM @ St. Philomena

WEDNESDAY

  • 4:30 PM @ St. Anne

SATURDAY

  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM @ St. Anne


Emergency Telephone:

(985) 236-9224

Please call the emergency phone number first, if no one answers, please leave a text message.

Office Hours:

  • St. Anne/Assumption & St. Philomena open from Monday thru Thursday 9 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • (Closed for Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)


Website:

www.bayoulandchurches.com

"Communication is a means of expressing the missionary vocation of the entire Church; today the social networks are one way to experience this call to discover the beauty of faith, the beauty of encountering Christ. In the area of communications too, we need a Church capable of bringing warmth and of stirring hearts" -Pope Francis

St. Anne/Assumption Staff

Julie Adolph, Office Manager

Ashton Hebert, Bookkeeper

Kathy Landry, Director of Religious Education

Elvin Ponvelle, Maintenance

Brenda Landry, Director of Music

Sharon Landry, Housekeeper (Rectory/Assumption)

Lesa Cancienne, Housekeeper

St. Philomena Staff

Tiffany Boudreaux, Secretary

Merry Arceneaux, Bookkeeper

Jackie Bailey, Director of Religious Education

Elvin Ponvelle, Maintenance

Amy Good, Interim Director of Music