The Communion song at the May 18 Mass of Ordination at St. Louis Cathedral for five transitional deacons in the Archdiocese of New Orleans said it all. They were to be “Fishers of Men,” as they complete their final step to becoming priests in 2020.
My mom wanted to be influential in finding and buying the chalice, so my mom and dad and I went to find a chalice at this place in New York – a chalice showcase. It was really special for my mom to come with me, but also for my dad because he will be the only deacon at my first Mass of Thanksgiving.
He was large in stature, but even larger in his ability to identify and nurture the best qualities in everyone he met. Dominican Father Neal McDermott, a priest in the Archdiocese of New Orleans since 1984, died May 9 at the age of 86.
Every Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Wynhoven Healthcare Center, Ginny Dufrene can be found bringing the week’s Gospel to life for residents and staff. She leads a new, hour-long “Come, Lord Jesus” (CLJ) Bible study.
St. Augustine High, 28th annual crawfish boil, June 1, 2-5 p.m. $25 a person at the door; one child 10 or younger admitted free with paid parents. Sponsored by the Alumni Advisory Board. 2600 A.P. Tureaud, New Orleans. Also, June 18 will be Give Purple Day, a 24-hour day of giving for students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends to transform lives. In order continue our prescription for success, we need your support.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond will ordain eight new priests for the Archdiocese of New Orleans June 1 at a 10 a.m. Mass of Ordination at St. Louis Cathedral. The current deacons who will become priests, are Douglas Busch, David Frank, Andrew Rudmann, Andrew Gutierrez, Leon Poche Jr., Daniel Darmanin, Daniel Okafor and Damian Zablocki.
Christians recognize life’s great paradox that so much evil and temptation exist in the world, but that God is always present, too, ready to help and give people the strength to persevere, Pope Francis said.
The reporting began moments after the Pelicans won the NBA draft lottery. Zion Williamson, college basketball’s player of the year and the presumed first pick, was allegedly unhappy about the result. On Twitter, an ESPN reporter wrote that Zion quickly was whisked out of the room after the Pelicans won the lottery.
I actually have two chalices, and both are gifts. One came from my 1975 graduating class at Holy Cross. It actually had been gifted to Holy Cross by the Class of 2004 – before Katrina – and then it went through Katrina.
My chalice is a new one, crafted in Italy. There is an old saying that “the chalice chooses the ordinand.” After searching all over the internet, I found this particular chalice and knew it was the one.
One night my family was watching a classic family movie that spans time, “The Wizard of Oz.” The endearing line, replayed over and over, is this: “There’s no place like home! There’s no place like home!”
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Catholic immigration advocates raised concerns about a proposal from President Donald Trump that would reshape U.S. immigration policy to incorporate a “merit-based” system that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country.
Jalen Womble’s essay about the value of education in his life earned the Holy Cross senior and football captain a scholarship worth $20,000 at the recent Allstate Sugar Bowl National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The classes are finished, but it’s only the beginning for teachers. Papers need to be graded and final grades submitted. And the e-mails. So many e-mails from students. It’s one of two things: gratitude for the semester, or the need to discuss grades and possibilities for rewrites.
Remember the times you pulled up to the entrance to Tad Gormley or Pan American Stadium for a 7 p.m. high school football game, only to discover that the 2:30 p.m. game that preceded it had just ended?
“New and improved” is a slogan that advertisers often use to market products and services to customers. From diets and cars to phones, clothes and vacations, the promise of something new catches our attention and appeals to our inclination to get ahead of others.
Each year, Cabrini High School students who demonstrate outstanding character and have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average can nominate an elementary school teacher who had a positive impact on their lives.
On May 18 at St. Louis Cathedral, five seminarians of the Archdiocese of New Orleans were ordained as transitional deacons – the final step before ordination to the priesthood. The ordinands are Sylvester Adoga, Luis Duarte, Dennis Obienu, Luis Valencia and John Yike.