So if, at this point, you are intrigued by the prospect of joining a Discipleship Group, you are probably asking some questions. What’s in it for me? What am I going to get out of it? What’s it going to cost me? The short answer is that it won’t cost you anything!
Why is Sacred Heart putting all this time and energy into a small group movement? It’s very simple. They work. We live in a world where people are increasingly more distant from each other. Social media and the Internet have given us a false sense of connection to the world around us. The breakdown of the family unit over time has also increased this feeling of disconnect. If we take a look at what fueled the early church, it was a small...
So What’s Next? It’s a common question that gets asked around here, and it’s a great one to ask. If you find yourself wondering “what’s next” here at Sacred Heart you are in the middle of what we call the Parish Life Cycle. Remember that thing?
We’re going to keep talking about it. A lot. We aren’t just going to talk about it though, we’re going to put it into practice. Here’s a brief reminder...
Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.” St. Pope John Paul II
If we look at one of the greatest saints in the 21st century, we see a cry for young people to encounter Christ. What St. Pope John Paul II is asking is for young people to walk with and in Christ daily. To encounter Him in the real presence to allow their hearts to be converted and for a desire to learn about their faith and share this entire journey with all those they encounter.
I’m writing this parish update on a bus ride to the airport with 19 missionaries from our parish. In the routine of life, they have chosen to give of themselves to serve others in the name of Jesus. They are not theologians or ordained ministers, but they are men and women who have come to know Jesus and want to share Him with others. I’m inspired by their choice and look forward to sharing this mission with them.
Sacred Heart needs your help to ensure that we have the staff needed to educate and facilitate opportunities for our youth to encounter Christ. As Parish Missionaries and volunteers, we often find that Christ is overwhelming our own hearts, preparing us to go out and “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). To make this mission happen, I ask that you consider becoming a missionary at our parish to serve the young people.
1. Life Teen Core Member 2. Prayer Partner 3. Financial Benefactor 4. Edge Core Member 5. Admin. help 6. Sacrament Prep Team 7. Provide a meal 8. CCD Teacher 9. Daycare 10. Assistant teachers 11. Substitute teachers 12. Dismissal Dads 13. Vacation Bible School
Teens comment on their Covecrest experience My experience at Covecrest was one that no one could ever imagine. God has proved to me that no matter the circumstance, His love is enduring and does not extinguish. My faith has grown and my relationship with God has grown closer. My small group showed me it’s okay to trust a group of people that you don’t know because no matter what those are God’s people and they all trust God which means I can trust them. Coming to camp was one of the best decisions of my life and I cannot wait to come back next year. Kelly Musumeche, ‘17 STM
2017-2018 Faith Formation and Sacrament Preparation Registration and Payment Processing Goes Online visit shbroussard.org/registration Sacraments (Reconciliation, Communion, Confirmation) Registration Deadline: September 8, 2017 If you would like to register your child for one of the following, please visit shbroussard.org/registration
Pilgrimage Tour St. Mary Mother of the Church is offering a Pilgrimage Trip Tuesday September 26 to Sunday October 1 to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and Our Lady of the Snows. A special tour of the school, Sisters of Notre Dame RIPA campus in St. Louis and tours of the cities of St. Louis and Memphis are also included. Please call Barbara Thibodeaux 235-3240 or JoAnn LeJune 981-3379 by August 25 to register or for more information.
Food for the Journey The Central Deanery of the Diocese of Lafayette presents “Food for the Journey”, a monthly lunchtime speakers series designed to help Catholics live out our faith in our daily lives. “Food for the Journey” will not be held during the...