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    /slideshows/homeLarge/Mary.jpg Mass on Monday evening is at 5:45 pm during Lent
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    /slideshows/homeLarge/4A5339ED-BBE1-4F47-BA2F-D6EC35FE040A.jpeg Friday - 5:30 pm
    /slideshows/homeLarge/Reconciliation.jpg Reconciliation - March 21st after 6 pm Mass
    /slideshows/homeLarge/2F4C21F4-050D-464A-BB05-C4998D8A5F41.jpeg Daily Mass 8 am and 6 pm during Lent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/226CC417-367F-4CC6-9828-CB041880C8CF.jpeg March 18 - 19 Altar viewing March 18th 11:30 am - 6 pm St. Joseph Day (March 19) 8 am - 6 pm All are welcome!

    Lenten Daily Masses are celebrated Monday - Friday at 8 am and Saturday at 8:30 am
    Evening Lenten Daily Masses are celebrated Monday at 5:45 pm
    Tuesday - Thursday at 6:00 pm
    and Friday after the 5:30 pm Stations of the Cross.
    All are welcome.

  • Attention CCD CHANGE!

    ALL CCD classes will attend Mass on Monday, March 19th. Students in grades 7 - 11 MUST be in the annex for 5:30 pm. Classes for grades 7 - 11 will be dismissed at 7 pm.
    Students in grades 1 -6 will attend at the regular time.

  •  Why We Worship    
         Lent 2018

    Sign up now for the Lenten series Why We Worship!
    Father Simon Peter will host a Why We Worship Session on Thursday evenings during the Lent. This will serve as the Lenten Mission! All are encouraged to attend one of the group sessions. Sessions will be held      
    o   Tuesday mornings at 9 am

    o   Thursday evenings at 6:45 pm (after daily mass)
    o   Saturday morning at 9 am (after daily mass)

    Attention Youth in grades 9 and above. A special group session for you will be held on Tuesday evenings!
    All sessions are after mass.

  • Holy Week Schedule

    March 24          Palm Sunday                 regular schedule (Sat 4 pm; Sun 8:30 and 10:30 am)

    March 29          Holy Thursday              Chrism Mass (10:30 am St. Francis de Sales Cathedral)
    7 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (St. Bridget) followed by Eucharistic Adoration until midnight

    March 30          Good Friday                   Stations of the Cross (Church Grounds 10:00 am)                                                          Celebration of the Passion (3 pm)

    March 31          Holy Saturday               Easter Vigil 8:00 pm

    April 1                Easter Sunday               Easter Mass 8:30 am and 10;30 am

  • Partners in Hope - Bishop's Appeal 2018

    We are at 80% of our goal. Please prayerfully consider contributing. Details can be found here. http://www.htdiocese.org/bishopsappeal

  •   CCD NEWS

    CCD Registration forms for 2018 - 2019 were issued Feb 19. Fees can be paid online. Contact the CCD office for more info. 

  •     Youth News  

    Abbey Youth Festival is March 17th at St. Ben's Abbey in Covington.  Youth Rally is March 24th at VCHS. Please pray for the youth and youth ministers who will be attending these powerful experiences.

    Applications are being accepted for Steubenville on the Bayou and fund raisers have begun. See Miss Bernadette for details.

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  • Father Simon Peter's Weekly Message!

    My Dear people of God,
    The season of Lent is winding to its end. Next weekend, we enter Holy Week, the summit of the Lenten Season and indeed of the liturgical calendar. On this fifth Sunday of Lent, Jesus makes yet another very profound statement: “…unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” How so true! The seed must die in order to bear fruit. Jesus then goes on to elaborate that statement and to apply it to his listeners and indeed to all of us by saying: ‘Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.” What a challenge to a sacrificial living.
    To forget self, to transcend self – that is what it means to lose oneself, to deny self, to die to self. It is when we forget ourselves that we are most free and most happy. It is in getting out of ourselves, in dedicating ourselves to causes beyond ourselves, that we grow and bear fruit. We may live longer if we take things easy, if we sit at the fire and conserve life. We may exist longer, but will we truly live longer and fulfilled? I often think about Dr. Martin Luther King and his role in the civil rights movement; the hardships he endured, the insults, imprisonment, threats to his life and eventually his assassination. If he had decided to abandon the cause for civil rights, he probably could still be alive – in his 90’s, but would his life have been as fruitful?
    What a poor world it would be if everyone put their own personal safety, security and selfish advancement first and last. If no one was prepared to go beyond themselves for the sake of the greater good, what a world we would be living in. It is always because people have been prepared to die to self-interest that the most precious things of humanity have been born and attained. Think about the first responders; let me take the example of firefighters, risking their lives day by day for the sake of others.
    When Jesus says, ‘Anyone who loves his life loses it; anyone hates his life in this world will keep it,’ He is not telling us to literally hate ourselves or our lives. We certainly must and certainly have to love and take care of ourselves. However, we should do it not as an end in itself. When the occasion calls for it, we should be ready to rise up and sacrifice the gift of ourselves for a higher good. Jesus Himself gave us an example to follow. He gave His life in the service of His heavenly father and of us. His state was divine, but out of love for us, He emptied Himself of glory and assumed human nature and became like us. As if that was not enough, He went ahead and embraced the way of cross for our salvation; suffering and dying for us (Phil 2:6-8).
    Going back to Dr. M.L. King, it is evident that he knew that his life was at a great risk. Yet he pressed on, because of a higher value and purpose he was fighting for.  He was ready to sacrifice his own life for the sake of this greater cause. In one of his famous speeches he said: “Like anybody, I would like to have a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will.” The life of Jesus was not taken from him. Rather He gave it- gave it out of love of God and of us (John 10:18). Those who die to self, will find the moment of actual death easy because the hour of death becomes an hour of glory. It is by dying that we are born to eternal life.

    The season of Lent, is a season of dying to self. As we enter these last two weeks of this holy season, may the Lord grant us the grace to die to self so as to live eternally.
    God bless you all.
    Fr Simon Peter

  • Sedar Meal - Mar 28

    The Jewish tradition of Passover is revisited at the annual Catholic Sedar Meal. The celebration at St. Bridget is Wednesday, March 28th in the Community Life Annex following the 6 pm Mass. All are welcome.

    Click http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=23531 to learn more. more

  • Parish Organization News!

    The next Catholic Daughter meeting will be held in the Community Life Annex on Thursday, April 12th at 7:0o pm in the Community Life Annex.

    The Knights of Columbus Founders Day Banquet is Saturday, March 24th in the Community Life Annex. Festivities begin at 6:30 pm.

  • God Bless You

    God Bless You! Join us for mass any time! 

  •    Saint of the Day

    • Image: The Dream of St. Joseph | Anton Raphael Mengs Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary Saint of the Day for March 19 (? – ?) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODMar19.mp3  ...