As Jesus entered the holy city of Jerusalem, the crowds chanted, “Hosanna in the highest, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” The word Hosanna means “Help! Save! Rescue!” The people were calling out for Jesus to rescue them. We have discussed our need for rescue.
Sometimes we just get in a rut. Whether it’s what life deals us or a detour from our initial plan, we just feel disconnected from God and anything significant in our life. In our spiritual malaise, we forget what’s possible. We get so caught up in coping that we don’t remember what it’s like to be free and joyful.
We are no doubt on an adventure here at Sacred Heart. Our quest to encounter Jesus and become Missionary Disciples has the power to direct our lives in ways that we may not fully realize. The unknowing of the journey can definitely be a bit frightening at times. The joy of the journey is that we aren’t alone on the adventure.
Without our being aware, our relationship to religion may be a performance-based model. I’m judged on what I do and how well I do it. Somehow there is a Someone in heaven keeping a tally of all my good deeds. The hope in this regard can be that my good deeds outweigh my bad deeds and somehow I slip into heaven’s gates. If we reflect on this model further, we can see that all the focus seems to be on us.
Thank you is sometimes a hard word to speak. It takes humility. It takes a recognizing that there was a gift given, not because one had to but because one chose to give the gift. In our fast- paced world, we can have a tendency to not even notice the gift of people’s time or gesture of kindness.
Meals on Wheels Driver Wanted Do you want to give back to our community, but aren’t sure where to start? Can you donate two hours one day a month? Our Broussard Council on Aging needs your help. The Meals on Wheels program is in need of drivers to deliver a hot and nutritional meal to the doorsteps of our homebound seniors in our Broussard community. If this is something you are interested in and would like more information, please contact Charles Brickner at email@example.com or call 337-344-9701.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Our community has experienced the grace of First Friday Adoration for many years. Our Lord desires to spend more time with us and is inviting us to be in deeper relationship with Him.
Acadiana Life Fest Saturday, April 21 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Parc International The first Acadiana Life Fest will be a pro-life, family-friendly celebration complete with a 5K, live music, food, booths, activities for children and more! Bring your friends and family to celebrate the Joie De Vivre! Benefit moms and babies in the Acadiana area with our baby items drive, which will be donated to our two local pregnancy centers. Admission is free! A 5K (not timed) will kick off the celebration. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. at Parc International. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $35 per adult and $10 per child