The ministry of hospitality is very important to our Liturgical Celebrations. We are called to be welcoming and helpful to all who enter our doors. It is our primary concern and duty to help those who have gathered in any way that we can, including making them feel at home. Ministers of Hospitality are the first to greet those gathering and the last ones to say goodbye after worship has ended.
As Ministers of Hospitality, we are cheerful, patient, kind, understanding, and genuinely concerned for the welfare of those in our midst. We approach our ministry with reverence, humility, and a grateful heart. We are called to “be Christ” to everyone who enters the door, and we are called to embrace them as Christ embraces us. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please call the church office.
We would like to welcome our new bishop for Baton Rouge! See below for event information.
This weekend Fr. Lamar will be coming to speak about the Co-Redemptorist Association.
Co-Redemptorists are lay men and women who take an active role in helping to recruit and support young men who choose to pursue religious life as Redemptorist priests and brothers.
In the past 50 years, Co-Redemptorists have helped over 300 men become Redemptorist priests and brothers. Co-Redemptorists close the gap between our costs for educating our seminarians and our resources from past gifts and savings. We suggest that each Co-Redemptorist offer to cover the gap for one seminarian for one day each month. This gap is $15 a day for each seminarian in the program. Co-Redemptorists are currently aiding 88 seminarians to become Redemptorists in three countries: USA, Brazil and Nigeria.
Thank you to WBRZ and WAFB for covering our event!
You can find their stories and other coverages here:
Sunday service honors fallen first responders during ‘Blue Mass’ – WBRZ
Blue Mass ceremony honors fallen law enforcement – WAFB
Church holds “Blue Mass” for first responders – BR Proud
St. Gerard Majella Church will be having its annual Blue Mass for police officers and first responders on July 15, 2018 at 10 AM.
Lunch to follow in the parish hall.
You can find the Facebook Event here.
The church office will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day.
LPi — Liturgical Publications — has some space available in our parish bulletin. These ads are not just for business, but may also be purchased by individuals. They are considered memorial or honorary ads for you, your family, and/or your friends. When an individual purchases such ad space, he is given the option to change the text of the ad four (4) times per year. If you are interested in discussing this option with the St. Gerard Majella account manager, please contact Debra Mayeux at 225 400-4106 or by emailing email@example.com.
We will be switching to LPI Publications for our bulletins in the near future. If you or someone you know would like to advertise, please contact them.
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.
We were featured on WBRZ!
Check it out with the link below:
Photo from the Blue Mass, July 16, 2017
Fr. Chuong Cao (center) and Fr. Rich
Luberti with law enforcement officials and others who attended the Blue Mass.