One sure way to grow in our spiritual life is to receive God’s mercy more often. God’s mercy and forgiveness are offered to us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation or as we commonly call it “Confession.” Many people will say that they can go straight to God with their sins and that is enough. We can ask “why do I have to go to a priest?” Perhaps this will help. The Sacrament not only is a place where we experience God’s forgiveness through grace...
A definite way to move forward is to stop looking back. Often in our spiritual life when we encounter resistance we tend to revert to our old comfortable patterns of behavior. We turn back instead of enduring the purification of our heart. Growing often comes with pains. Sometimes these pains are from sacrifices that are necessary. Other times it can be from withdrawal effects from our past sinful habits...
Yes, prayer is something we all want to do, but don’t all seem to have time to do. However, if we want to grow in our faith, we have to be intentional with prayer. Prayer is when we have a conversation with God. It looks different for all of us, but what is common to all is that it is essential to growing in relationship with God. Pope Benedict XVI says that prayer is the life breath of the soul.
Pope Francis recently said that he is calling “all Christians everywhere at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them.” We can hear the Pope’s heart and genuine rally cry for Christians to come in close to the heart of Jesus and listen to Him.
Take a minute to think of two people that have significantly impacted your life. I think of my Grandfather often with this question. How did he affect my life? It was the time we would spend together fishing where he would share stories from his life with me; especially ones dealing with his time spent serving our country. As he told the stories, I felt like I was there. These times with Grandpaw shaped my life and who I am. They were true Encounters with a great man.
We are currently in need of the following ways to give back to Sacred Heart. • Ushers: Have the opportunity to welcome individuals attending Mass, aid in seating of the congregation, handing out handouts, collecting the offering, tidying the main body of the church/narthex. You have a great opportunity to show our parishioners how much you love Sacred Heart. •Wedding Coordinator Assistant Contact Colette Anzalone at ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Broussard Community Fair November 18th and 19th St. Cecilia School and Sacred Heart Church Campus
Activities include $5,000 grand prize raffle, winning turkey and hams, turkey dinners, sweet shop, fun jumps, slides, face painting, carnival rides, 1 mile fun run, 5k run, sport events, arcade games, and more.
Cake and Candy Booth The Cake and Candy Booth is in need of cakes (especially pineapple, coconut and chocolate), cupcakes, pies, cookies and candy (especially fudge, divinity, pralines). Sugar-free and gluten-free items needed also. Please label accordingly. If you are able to donate an item or would like to help in the booth, please call or text Michelle at 337-654-0065. Please bring all donations to the school cafeteria on November 17th,18th, or 19th.
Priest vs. Seminarians Basketball Runnin’ Revs and Slammin’ Sems will be taking it to the Cathedral-Carmel court on December 19th at 6:30pm. $5 for adults, $1 for children. Sponsored by KC Council 1286.
Project Rachel Project Rachel is a confidential ministry for anyone who desires healing after being impacted by an abortion. This includes the mothers and fathers of children lost to abortion, grandparents, siblings, and others.