Outside Parish Information
Acadiana Life Fest
Saturday, April 21 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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.
Divorce Recovery Program
The Office of Marriage and Family Life offers a 6-week divorce recovery program for those who have suffered from divorce/separation. Please visit our website, www.diolaf.org/divorcerecovery, to register or to find out more information.
Mass for Survivors of Violence
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Cathedral of St. John Lafayette, LA.
Annual Mother’s Day of Reflection
The Annual Mothers’ Day of Reflection will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Immaculata Center (1408 Carmel Drive, Lafayette 70501). The day will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM. The cost for the day is $25.00, which includes your lunch and materials for the day. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Deshotel. Visit www.diolaf.org/marriage to register. Pre-registration is required no later than April 27. Missy Polozola will be our guest speaker and will speak on Fiat: A Modern Day Journey with Our Lady down the Road of Devotion and Prayer. She is a native of Lafayette, LA. She is wife to Kyle and mother to 4 beautiful, lively girls. Missy is passionate about her Catholic faith, living it, and can’t help sharing it with her world. Missy is an artist and teacher. She is blessed to have the opportunity to share her love of Jesus with the children at John Paul the Great Academy, where she teaches Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and art classes. Missy had the distinct privilege of spending 2 years in formation with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, TN. She counts those years as some of the most important in her life. Missy loves to travel, paint with her kids (and without!), go on dates with her husband, open her home to guests, be a friend to many, and just enjoy people.
Survivor of Suicide Support Group
The death of a loved one is never easy, and grief is experienced differently for everyone. The Jacob Crouch Suicide Prevention Services and the Office of Marriage and Family Life have formed a support group especially tailored for survivors of suicide. This group provides a safe place for those who have lost a loved one to suicide to share their struggles, experiences, and pain as they struggle to regain hope and strength. The group is facilitated by a licensed counselor and is open to all survivors of suicide over the age of 18 and meets on 2 evenings a month in Lafayette. We are now offering a group in the Opelousas, Ville Platte, Eunice, Church Point and surrounding communities. Please call Kelley Chapman at 337-261-5653 for more information or to register.
Dr. Brandt Pitre
Speaking event on Saturday, April 21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Visit http://jpgacademy.org/gala
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. Our speaker for May is Rev. Anthony Anala, SVD, Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Lafayette. “Food for the Journey” will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at River Oaks Catering and Event Center Lafayette, 520 East Kaliste Saloom Road, beginning at 12:00 noon. An optional buffet is available for purchase beginning at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to come “eat and be fed” – please bring a friend! Pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call Danielle Huval (232-1322). Please note – There will be NO Food for the Journey during the summer months of June, July and August. Our next luncheon will be held on September 11, 2018.