Monthly Archives: March 2013

Barksdale Chapel Confirmed Seven

Most Reverend Neal Buckon, the Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of the Military Services, was at Holy Family Community at Barksdale Air Force Chapel on February 7 to confirm five candidates: Annika Tichenor, Isabella Calderon, Maria Mazaniegoes, Brandon Rayburn and Guillermo Gonzales, III. The forth degree Knights of Columbus acted as honor guards during the service. Joining in the celebration of Mass with  Bishop Neil Buckon, was Fr. Van Dinh, Msgr. Gerald McManus and Deacon Burton Ainsworth. Over 90 attended this special Mass and dinner reception following at the Chapel Annex. William Straessley and the Barksdale Catholic Choir provided the music for the service.

Bossier Food Pantry Provides Great Support to Community

The Christ the King / St. Jude / Mary, Queen of Peace Food Pantry distributed 5,109 bags of food in 2012. At $45 per bag, the total value was $229,905. We assisted a total of 11,396 individuals including 5,290 adults, 4,204 children, 1,902 seniors and 78 homeless. There are 39 volunteers working at the pantry in two rooms at the closed Christ the King School located at 1000 Ogilvie St. in Bossier City. There are 11 Knights of Columbus from Bossier Council 48873 who volunteer to work the two shifts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They also help unload the delivery truck from the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank on the third Thursday of each month. Thank you for all your hard work!

Youth at OLF led Stations of the Cross

The youth group from Our Lady of Fatima Church recently led the weekly Lenten Stations of the Cross at the parish on February 22. The youth served as the crucifer, candle bearers, and readers.

Lenten Revival at Little Flower

Fr. Chester Smith, SVD, from Indianapolis, delivered a spirit-filled Lenten Revival at Little Flower of Jesus Church in Monroe February 26-28.

OLBS Church Held Contest

On February 24 Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church had a Best Dressed Contest. The winner was Leroy Wesley. Pictured left to right: Joseph Levy, Cecile M. Lorence, Kharmen Davis, Leroy Wesley, Shelique Woodard and Tim Ford.

Good Friday Way of the Cross

Walk with Christ in justice during a special presentation of the “Way of the Cross” on Good Friday, March 29, 2013.   The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in conjunction with other area social justice agencies, invite all interested people to remember the Passion of Christ while addressing the suffering of the world.  The Walk will begin with the litany at 9:00 a.m. on Douglas Street Parking lot in Downtown Shreveport on the side of the First United Methodist Church at the head of Texas Avenue.  A service of 14 prayers at 14 sites/stations to observe the Passion of Christ.  While the service is Catholic in tradition, it is ecumenical in  spirit.

For more information or to help support the cost, please call 841-8208 (Shreveport) or

Thank you for helping in the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.