Monthly Archives: August 2014

St. John Berchmans School Under Renovation

In celebration of its 65th year, the St. John Berchmans School faculty added hard hats to their back-to-school supply list.  The school is going through a $2 million renovation to add a new parish hall, library and technology center to the building.  The project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015.

St. Frederick New Students Prepared to Start School

Friday, August 8, St. Frederick High School hosted a New Student Orientation for parents and students as well as a game night for the incoming seventh graders.  Parents and students met with faculty and staff members following a brief introduction and orientation by Principal Guy Farber.  Fr. Keith Garvin, St. Frederick’s new Chaplain, lead the families in a special Mass. The St. Frederick High School Student Council sponsored games and activities for the seventh graders. The new students left that evening having made new friends and knowing what it’s like to be a part of the Warrior family.

JGS Teachers Retreated at Lake Bruin

Teachers from Jesus the Good Shepherd School had a great time on their overnight retreat on beautiful Lake Bruin. The teachers enjoyed participating in team building exercises, spending time by the lake relaxing and getting to know the new staff members. Everyone at JGS is ready to kick off the 2014-2015 school year.

Loyola Students are Excited to be Back at School!

Loyola College Prep students had a great start to the new school year on August 1, with members of the Student Government Association on hand to give students a warm welcome.

Silvia Won First Place in the KOC Patriotic Essay Contest

St. John Berchmans School 8th grade student Isabella Silvia was recognized for winning first place in the 2014 Knights of Columbus Patriotic Essay Contest for the Diocese of Shreveport. Bella’s essay was selected as the winner over 160 other entries from the eastern and western deaneries in the Diocese of Shreveport.

Back to School at St. Joseph School!

St. Joseph School welcomed students back to school on August 11. Seeing all the smiles on the faces of God’s Children was so heart warming. St. Joseph School is alive and well!”

VBS in Zwolle Was a Success!

“Jesus’ love is one of a kind” was the buzz at Weird VBS at St. Joesph Parish in Zwolle. The children enjoyed the week and learned that even if you’re left out, if you’re different, if you don’t understand, if you do wrong or if you feel afraid: JESUS LOVES YOU!

St. Joseph Parish Recognizes Long Term Members

On Sunday, July 13, St. Joseph Parish, Shreveport recognized parishioners who have been members of the parish for over 50 years. Many founding members are still active parishioners in the parish today.

Bremer Retires from St. Francis Medical Center

On July 23, Louis Bremer announced his retirement from St. Francis Medical Center as President and CEO. His decision marks the end of a 41 year career, the last six of which have been as CEO of St. Francis. To assure seamless operations of the medical center, an interim chief executive will be appointed from within the health system assuming those duties.

St. Lucy Church Makes Rosaries

Every Wednesday a group of ladies from St. Lucy Parish join together at the home of Elizabeth Johnson to make rosaries.  Recently they had a new young lady join them, Miss Ava Hartwell.  She caught on really quickly and made several rosaries herself.