Thank You for Your Generous Support of the Bishop’s Annual Appeal from the Diocese

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.

 

Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.

We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
R: Amen.

Mass Intentions

We are now taking Mass Intention requests for 2018. Please know there are many dates available during the week. Contact the office at 225-355-2553 or at admin@stgerardmajellachurch.org. Requested donation is $10.

“One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit one’s soul.” —Pope Leo XIII

Bishop’s Annual Appeal 2017

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 stewardship@diobr.org. You can also make an online donation at www.baabr.org.

 

All Souls’ Day

On Thursday, November 2nd, there will be a mass at 9 am in the chapel and another mass at 12 pm at the church to celebrate the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, also known as All Souls’ Day. Please join us in worship.

If you would like to have remembrance prayers said for deceased loved ones or friends, please fill out the “All Souls” (November 2) envelope provided in your offertory envelopes.  List the names on the back of the envelope.  You may place the envelopes in the collection.  There are extra envelopes in the back of church.  The envelopes will be kept on the altar for the month of November.