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How did we get here?

It is often much easier to see a problem than to understand the underlying cause.  Last week we brought to the surface the growing attrition within the Catholic Church of believers.  Europe United States and even Lafayette show a consistent decline in Catholics actively practicing their faith.  These numbers are especially higher in the young adults and teen demographic.

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Fr. Michael Delcambre
Reboot: Report | What's Happening

We begin our preaching series with a wake-up call. It’s no secret that there is a growing number of people who no longer practice their Catholic faith. Similar to a slow computer, our current mode of operation is simply not sufficing. 

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Fr. Kyle White
Summer Camp Covecrest

To the community of Sacred Heart of Jesus, I say, thank you! In youth ministry, we dream big with hopeful anticipation for the summer.  With school, sports and extracurricular activities, summer is a significant time of year for us to provide opportunities for teens to encounter community and the person of Jesus Christ.

Earlier this year I asked you to support our teens financially on their trip to Summer Camp Covecrest.  You responded loud and clear with your support of over $13,000.

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Jake Etcheverria
Nearsighted Vision

There is a comedian I’m fond of listening to named Brian Regan.  He has a piece on visiting the eye doctor for an exam.  In thinking about getting new prescriptions, he laughs and says “How can instantly improved vision not be at the top of your to-do list?” This one-liner reminds me of how quickly I can forget that my vision may not always be clear or focused.

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Fr. Michael Delcambre
The Loss of Sacred

The loss of what’s sacred is often a topic of conversation of those in my grandparent’s generation.  Whether it’s the way people dress at church or the laissez-faire attitude of many around such issues as abortion, the argument is that the spectrum of respect around life and God has dwindled considerably since they were children.  The wisdom of their life experience should cause us to pause and ask if anything has changed, and if so is it for the better? 

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Fr. Michael Delcambre
Southern Hospitality

One of the hallmarks of Southern Culture (especially in South Louisiana) is our sense of spontaneity. At a moments notice, we will change plans, rearrange our day, or even cancel meetings at the chance to get together with people. If we have friends that we haven’t seen in ages we will go all out to make sure that we have a great time, eat great food, and have plenty of time to catch up…

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Paul Hood
The Greeting Ambassador Ministry

When I first started planning a food tour business six years ago, I began meeting with city tourism officials, & attending local & state tourism promotion functions; I was immediately struck by how genuinely helpful, generous, and welcoming EVERYONE in the industry seemed to be treating me…

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Alex Clement
Rescued

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. 

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Fr. Michael Delcambre
Resigned

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.

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Fr. Michael Delcambre
Take the Next Step

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.

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Paul Hood