OLDP celebrates 50th
Archbishop Gregory Aymond was the main celebrant March 16 at the 50th anniversary Mass of Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish in Metairie. Former pastors and associate pastors were invited to concelebrate with current pastor, Father Michael Mitchell.
St. Pius X School Board draws praise from NCEA
When representatives from St. Pius X Elementary School travel to Orlando next week to accept the “Outstanding School Board” award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), they will be part of an elite group.
Father Royce Mitchell, 90, had a giving heart
It was a question that always seemed to be on the lips of Father Royce J. Mitchell: “What else can I do?”
Father Mitchell, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, died March 18 at the age of 90, and he left behind many friends and acquaintances who remembered his generosity of priestly service and in giving away whatever he had.
Easter is a season of hope: Welcome to the table
Who would have thought on Palm Sunday, when Jesus was given a triumphant welcome by the people of Jerusalem as they hailed him as the king of the Jews, that five days later he would be bleeding to death on a cross?
The holiest of weeks
On Palm Sunday, March 29, Archbishop Gregory Aymond blessed palms in front of St. Louis Cathedral before the 11 a.m. Mass. In his Easter message (turn to his column on page 2), the archbishop writes about Easter as a season of hope.
St. Jane pastor is a passionate cook
Given that he now stands at a towering six feet, three inches, it’s hard to imagine Father Kenneth Allen being too short to reach the stove.
Yet the pastor of St. Jane de Chantal in Abita Springs clearly remembers that height was one of the reasons he was a kitchen spectator through about age 9 – the year he learned how to make his grandmother’s French toast.