One of the significant times the bishop gathers with his priests, deacons, and diocese is at the Chrism Mass. This yearly gathering of the church provides an opportunity for the diocesan community to focus on the Word and the Eucharist, while at the same blessing the oils, which are used in parish ministries throughout the year. The Chrism mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral at 10:30 am on Wednesday March 28, 2018. The diocese invites all parishioners to the Chrism Mass.
More than 30 years ago, the Diocese of Baton Rouge established the Bishop’s Annual Appeal with a desire to expand ministry and increase Catholic influence in each city and rural community in the diocese. All those Moved by Faith have helped make an historic vision a success, and neighbors in need have been the greatest beneficiaries.
If you have already mailed your contribution this year, please accept our thanks for your gift of support. If you’ve not yet made your commitment, we invite you to do so this weekend.
Each contribution furthers the building of the kingdom of Christ in our day. “I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20b).
Prayerfully remember the many essential ministry efforts funded through each campaign, and celebrate God’s blessing and your parish’s generous involvement. For more information concerning the impact of your generous gifts or to donate online, visit www.baabr.org.
Don’t forget about the Bishop’s Annual Appeal!
Parishioners should mail envelopes directly to the Diocese. If you didn’t receive a packet, please contact the Office of stewardship at 225-336-8790 or email email@example.com. You can also make an online donation at www.baabr.org.