Remembering Msgr. Franz Graef: A Priest of Great Faith and Humor

I first met Fr. Franz Graef at Maryhill Seminary in 1962. At the tender age of 14, I had no inkling of how important to my spiritual growth this humble priest with More »


Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Celebrates 50 Years

Seeking to minister to approximately 100 Catholic families in west Shreveport, Bishop Charles Greco established Sacred Heart of Jesus Church as a new parish in 1966, and appointed Fr. Richard Lombard as More »


Diocese of Shreveport Catholic Schools Annual Report

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Essential Collaborators: School Boards and Councils

Did you know that each of our Catholic Schools are supported by a group of dedicated men and women who believe in the mission of our Catholic Schools?  Each school has a More »


Diocese to Launch New Deacon Formation Class

The Diocese of Shreveport is launching a new formation for permanent deacons beginning in September 2017. It will mark the third group of permanent deacons to be ordained in our diocese since More »


Mercy in Action: Mercy House in Monroe Transforms Women’s Lives

Oh, let me hold him,” cooed one of the Mercy residents reaching for Grumpy, the six-foot constrictor slithering down the arm of another resident on a visit to Black Bayou National Wildlife More »


Vocations View: Summer Assignment Shines Light on Mercy

by Raney Johnson, Seminarian In this year of Mercy, the works of mercy continue to receive extra attention in my spiritual life. I have especially tried to focus on the corporal works More »


Navigating the Faith: Queenship of Mary

by Katie Sciba The Queenship of Mary is a well-established image. With all the various depictions of Mary – Our Lady of Knock, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, More »


Bishop’s August Reflection: Looking for Hopeful Answers in Unsettling Times

by Bishop Michael G. Duca On July 7th I was in Shreveport packing to begin my vacation when I was shocked to learn 11 policemen were shot in Dallas, five of whom More »

Beloved Youth Retreat with the Sisters

Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows novice, Heather, was one of many who accompanied a group of high school girls from the Diocese of Shreveport on the Beloved retreat at Kings Camp. She is pictured with attendee Karen  Vazquez. Over three days the young women had fun, spoke with the sisters and enriched their spirituality.

Hispanic Community Makes Pilgrimage to Holy Door

The Hispanic Communities in the diocese organized a pilgrimage to the Holy Door which included outside Stations of the Cross, confession and Benediction. Priests serving the Hispanic Catholics in the diocese were present, along with seminarian Fidel Mondragon and a visit from Bishop Duca.

Youth Go to Steubenville South

Members of the St. John the Baptist Youth group in Many attended the Steubenville South Catholic Youth Conference in Alexandria this summer. The event offered a deep and moving experience of prayer and fellowship. Special thanks to chaperones who attended with the youth: Amy Ebarb, Tracie Key, Angelique Mitchell, Matthew Couvillion, Clauriste Byles, Melissa McElwee, Brandy Soileau and Katie and Jeremie Ryan!

Knights of St. Peter Claver Hosted Breakfast at Little Flower

The Knights of St. Peter Claver Council 160 from Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Parish in Monroe, served a delicious home cooked breakfast to the parishioners and visitors on Sunday, July 31, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in an effort to recruit/retain members. The organization follows the humanitarian example of St. Peter Claver of serving God by focusing on the needs of the African American community.

Theology on Tap with Fr. Pike Thomas

Fr. Pike Thomas made a presentation to young adults at Theology on Tap Thursday August 11, at Red River Brewing about the Top 10 Moments in the History of the Catholic Church.

St. Jude Youth Join in Pro-Life Walk

St. Jude Youth Group once again joined the Crossroads Pro-Life Movement July 7 to walk a few miles through Bossier on the group’s pilgrimage across America. These young people hope to impact others by witnessing to the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to natural death.

Vacation Bible School Goes Under the Sea in Minden

St. Paul Parish in Minden’s Vacation Bible School had 42 children in attendance. VBS was themed “Finding God!” and parish hall decorations were under the sea. All three evenings were fun-packed and spirit-filled. Pictured: Father Sebastian Kallarackal leads opening prayer.

Youth Attended Working Retreat

Forty-three young people and their adult leaders from 10 parishes gathered for a working retreat to learn about their roles as Council members, select core team leaders and plan for their leadership roles for the Encounter Jesus II youth event held on August 27.

Cave Quest VBS in Many

St. John the Baptist held their Vacation Bible School the week of July 25. The Cave Quest theme encouraged kids to follow Jesus wherever he leads them.

Confirmation at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

On June 26 Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrated Confirmation. Pictured: Krisha Aytona, Shelby Welss, Adriane Aytona and Dylan Allen, Fr. Andre McGrath, Bishop Michael G. Duca, Fr. John Bosco and Deacon Charles Thomas.