NO DAILY MASS AUGUST 11-14, 2020
REVISED MASS SCHEDULE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Saturday Vigil Masses
5 pm St. Benedict
8 am St. Augustine
10 am St. Benedict
Tuesday at 5 pm - St. Benedict
Wednesday at 5 pm - St. Benedict
Thursday at 7 am - St. Benedict
Friday at 7 am - St. Benedict
(Church offerings can be mailed to 5479 Hwy. 1, Napoleonville, LA 70390)
Join us for Red Stick Catholic Fest 2020, as we dive into why the desire to belong is written on our hearts. Participants will enjoy talks from Fr. Josh Johnson, Avera Santo, and more during breakout sessions. We will also have a Diocesan-wide, LIVE trivia competition hosted by Fr. Brad Doyle, The Quizzical Papist, in addition to other games and activities. The day will end with a live-streamed adoration and praise and worship.
Registration opens Monday, July 27, 2020 and will close by 4 p.m. on Friday, August, August 21, 2020.
Here are some of the members and relatives of our parish family who will be celebrating their graduation this year.
MESSAGES FROM OUR PASTOR
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 9, 2020
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
and justice shall look down from heaven.
— Psalm 85:12
When you are in the presence of God, what image of Him do you see? You might want God to appear like a violent wind that blows your enemies away. You might want him to appear like an earthquake or like fire to devour and burn unfaithful people to ashes. When God appears, His true manifestation humbles us and beats our imagination.
Sometimes, our anguish or disturbed state of mind might condition the way we picture Him. But God is not a fierce-looking mammon that frightens us or who wants to take vengeance on us.
Throughout history, God has appeared and given abundant proof of His faithfulness, mercy, compassion and constant concern for our salvation. He is inviting us to drop our wrong notions of Him and to share in His compassion and concern for His people.
The God and father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ shows His concern for us in the gospel today; when He said to us: "TAKE COURAGE, IT IS I; DO NOT BE AFRAID" When the winds of life blow your way, when the waves of the seaseems to toss you up and down, keep calm and listen to Christ say to you, DO NOT BE AFRAID, I AM WITH YOU.
So, my friends let us face tomorrow with HOPE, knowing that we are not alone, God in Emmanuel is with us.
Have a wonderful weekend.
August 9, 2020 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 2, 2020 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
2020 Graduation Mass
Update on the Coronavirus from Bishop Michael Duca
Effective May 11, 2020:
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Archbishop José H. Gomez.
We, the members of St. Benedict the Moor Parish, are called through baptism to celebrate the presence of Christ in Word and the Sacraments. We are called and sent by Christ to live gratefully the life God has given us and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. In the spirit of faith, service, and community, we strive to bring our sister churches (St. Benedict the Moor and St. Augustine) and our people of our community together and closer to God.
St. Benedict the Moor Office Phone:
Mass Schedule (UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday Vigil Mass
St. Benedict 5 pm
St. Augustine 8 am
St. Benedict 10 am
Tuesday at St. Benedict 5 pm
Thursday at St. Benedict 7 am
Friday at St. Benedict 7 am
Eucharistic Adoration (CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Every Friday at St. Benedict after the 7 am Mass until 8:30 am.
Confession (CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Saturday at St. Benedict 4:30 pm
Sunday at St. Augustine 7:30 am
Available at other times by appointment
Fr. Ibeh's Office Hours
Tuesday-Friday 9 am-4 pm
+++Remember our churches and the Missionaries of St. Paul in your Will. +++
Rev. Fr. Eliseus O. Ibeh, MSP, Pastor
Mrs. Jerilyn Williams, Director of Religious Education at St. Benedict
Ms. Tara Dupaty, Director of Religious Education at St. Augustine
Ms. Reyana Johnson, Office Assistant
St. Benedict the Moor + St. Augustine
In case of emergency call: 979-661-0834