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Parish Council Report

Our parish council recently reflected on how God is moving in our parish and identified these areas of faithfulness.

Youth Ministry

  • Increased Life Night attendance

  • Increased attendance in 5:00pm Sunday Mass with change of Edge and Faith Formation times 

  • Increased Core team 

  • Increased Youth at 5:00pm Sunday Mass

Small Groups

  • Alpha has made an immediate impact on spiritual multiplication

  • Alpha has increased people talking about their faith

  • Alpha is creating strong community

  • Faith community is growing in its ability to discuss its faith

  • Grow groups are present and adding to outreach

Prayer

  • Numerous reported text chains of prayers which is a fruit of small groups

  • Before Mass people praying with each other for each other 

  • Evidence of prayer extending beyond Sunday Mass

Large Groups

  • Encounter Nights are well attended

  • Incredible support from Knights of Columbus and Ladies’ Altar Society


Eucharist Centered

  • Increased devotion to the Eucharist in Adoration 

  • Continual encounter with Jesus in Adoration

Hospitality

  • Increased Narthex interaction which is a fruit of a growing interconnected community

  • Narthex feels like you are entering into a family

  • Increased parishioners’ voluntarism


St. Cecilia School

  • Increased priest presence

  • Increased voluntary confessions


Comments from some of our parish council members

 Over the past two years I have experienced a renewal of spiritual growth, relationships, and a new found sense of community.  -Olivia Laborde

Over the past two years I have experienced a renewal of spiritual growth, relationships, and a new found sense of community.

-Olivia Laborde

 I’m grateful to Sacred Heart for providing great opportunities for parishioners to share their faith with others.  - George Fontenot

I’m grateful to Sacred Heart for providing great opportunities for parishioners to share their faith with others.

- George Fontenot

 I’m more willing than ever to participate in the ministry works for this parish.  - M.P. Dumensnil

I’m more willing than ever to participate in the ministry works for this parish.

- M.P. Dumensnil

 The excitement of having a Christian based school that is involved with our church is fantastic. I have seen the commitment of the church support our school and our school support our church. It’s incredible to see our priests involved with our children who are the future of our church.  -Glen Ray

The excitement of having a Christian based school that is involved with our church is fantastic. I have seen the commitment of the church support our school and our school support our church. It’s incredible to see our priests involved with our children who are the future of our church.

-Glen Ray

 It has been amazing to witness the growth of our parish spiritually.] Our youth ministry program inspires our children by leading them towards Jesus. Our church parish grows in fellowship through programs such as Alpha, Come Lord Jesus, Encounter Nights and Adoration.  - Greg Theriot

It has been amazing to witness the growth of our parish spiritually.] Our youth ministry program inspires our children by leading them towards Jesus. Our church parish grows in fellowship through programs such as Alpha, Come Lord Jesus, Encounter Nights and Adoration.

- Greg Theriot

 The Narthex has come alive! I feel a wonderful sense of community and family when I come to celebrate the Mass!  - Jonathan Schopp

The Narthex has come alive! I feel a wonderful sense of community and family when I come to celebrate the Mass!

- Jonathan Schopp