Now under one roof

 
  A crowd of 1,500 people waited anxiously in the dark outside the finally completed Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Kenner Nov. 16, anticipating walking into their new church for the first time. For some, the wait seemed short, considering it took more than three decades to get there.
   “What a wonderful night,” Archbishop Aymond told the excited crowd at the rite of dedication Mass. “It is a blessed night as we come together to dedicate and consecrate this parish.”
 

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‘Abba Father’ retreat brings teens closer to God


On Divine Mercy’s recent weekend retreat in Hattiesburg, Miss., this Scripture came alive. I attended the retreat to grow in my relationship with God and grow closer in community with other Catholic teens.
   The retreat, which had the theme “Abba Father,” helped 30 teenagers view God as our father, to realize how we are all God’s precious children and we have to stand strong for our Catholic faith.

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