Category Archives: Local News

Confirmation Retreat

The Confirmation Class from St. Joseph Parish in Shreveport joined students from the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans for a retreat at The Pines Camp in preparation for their upcoming Confirmations.

Black History Month Celebration at Sacred Heart in Shreveport

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Shreveport celebrated Black History Month with a special program honoring Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. The program included Music from the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Crosby Family singers and Shachiri Henderson. Will Parker shared the story of Dr. King along with the “I have a Dream” speech. A special presentation honored Isaac Palmer for his many accomplishments and as the first African American CEO of Christus Health System of North Louisiana.

PSR Prayer Charts at St. Pius X

St. Pius X Parish begins every year in Parish School of Religion (PSR) with a  prayer chart. The chart has all the prayers listed at the top by grade. On the side of the chart it has the children’s names listed by age. Every time a child recites a prayer to their teacher, they get to place a star by their name under that prayer. Every year they have to start over, reciting again all the previous year’s required prayers, too. Once they have all their stars, they receive a certificate and a coupon. This is something our SPX children look forward to and work hard on every year. Congratulations to the first round winners! They received their certificates during Mass !

Taste of St. Paschal

The St. Paschal Junior High Youth recently served drinks to the parishioners during the Taste of St. Paschal. This annual potluck meal features favorite ethnic dishes from the parishioners.

Youth Raise Funds for Pregnancy Center

St. Jude Youth participated in distributing baby bottles to be filled with change in support of The Care Pregnancy Center.

Youth Learn About Seder Meal

On February 25, members of St. John the Baptist Parish attended the Faith, Food and Fun Youth Seder Meal coordinated by Yvonne Busby, Jean Rains and Angelique Mitchell. All enjoyed the experience of the Passover Seder.

Ashes at St. Francis Medical Center

Ashes were distributed on Ash Wednesday following Mass at St. Francis Chapel. Fr. James Dominic and Fr. Philip Theempalangattu also distributed ashes to patients and team members at St. Francis Medical Center. Pictured: Fr. James Dominic places ashes on Sr. Mary Ann Sepulvado.

PSR Provides for Nursing Home

The residents of St. Josephs Nursing Home were paid a visit by the St. Matthew PSR classes. Residents received sweet treats and goodie bags filled with socks and handkerchiefs, purchased with money raised by the students through their “Soup for Socks” fundraiser.

Service Project at St. Lucy Parish

St. Lucy Parish worked on their Service Project in support of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (DART), a non-profit advocate for victims and their children in North Central Louisiana who are touched by domestic and dating violence. On March 4, PSR students and parishioners helped sew and make “comfort bears” for the children that DART helps.

Mardi Gras Gala Celebration at St. Ann, Ebarb

St. Ann Church in Ebarb celebrated their annual Mardi Gras Gala on February 11 with a huge crowd. Delicious cajun food was devoured by all and a parade with music was the entertainment of the evening. Beads, flowers, a treasure chest, pictures and a blessed evening was had by all. And, last but not least, was the crowning of a new Mardi Gras King, Louis Procell, and Queen, Pearl Sepulvado!