Spiritual Life & Worship

PAMPHLET RACK

Lori Taylor 869-5751

The spiritual messages are designed to provide faith-life nourishment and resources for those in need. The notes are located in all of our churches.

 

HOMEBOUND MINISTRY

Betty Brignac (SM) 562-3672

Missy Laurent (SH) 869-5751

Marie Kliebert (SJ) 869-3504 (Lutcher Area)

Nelson Roques (SJ) 869-8644 (Paulina Area)

Lay Ministers of the Eucharist bring Holy Communion to those who cannot make it to church. When a parishioner is sick or homebound and wishes to receive Holy Communion, they may contact the persons listed above to set up a time for visitation.

 

HOSPITAL MINISTRY

Karen Poirrier 869-8344

Parish ministers visit with Catholic patients in St. James Parish Hospital to offer prayers, support, and bring Holy Communion as a sign of the unity of our Church with those who are seriously ill.

 

MARIST LAITY

Martha Nosacka 869-3714

Jay Bienvenu 869-5232

The Marist Laity is the lay branch of the Society of Mary. The very first members having been received at St. Michael Church in 1891. There is a strong spiritual focus on drawing on the Spirit of Mary pointing to Christ to “do whatever he tells you.

 

MARY AND MARTHA CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP

Doris Forsyth 869-3085

Kim Scharwath 869-4223

This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  Rosary begins at 6:30 pm and prayer meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Group meets at 32365 Carolyn Dr., Paulina, LA.

 

MARY’S CHILDREN

Janet Small 869-3898

This group promotes the praying of the Rosary in October and May. They also assist with the May Crowning in our parishes.

 

PERPETUAL ADORATION

at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel, Lutcher

Jason Amato 869-8347

Brent Duhon 504-234-3091

Spiritual life is nurtured and strengthened by spending time in prayerful silence before Our Lord present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Parishioners are encouraged to dedicate themselves to spend one hour a week in prayer in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Individuals can come to the Chapel at any time; it is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

 

PRAYER LINE

Nancy Cashio (SH) 869-8124

Geraldine Hoover (SM) 562-7129

Etta Ruiz (SJ) 869-8425

Marcy St. Pierre (SJ) 869-9820

Parishioners pray for the special needs of fellow parishioners during times of illness and other crisis. To join the prayer line ministry or have someone added to those receiving prayers, please contact one of the people listed above.  Please ask permission of the person you are placing on the prayer line.

 

RETREATS, DAYS OF PRAYER, PARISH MISSIONS

The life of our parish and nourishment of those in ministry are the special focus of this committee that seeks out speakers and opportunities to deepen the spiritual and religious life of our parishioners. Our next parish mission is March 11-13, 2019 at Sacred Heart in Gramercy.  Fr. Brad Doyle will be directing the mission.

 

SMALL FAITH GROUPS

Renew and Small Faith Groups/Bible Study Groups, which meet during Lent and Advent, and others which meet all year are important for the faith-life nourishment and support of Catholic Christians who seek to root their lives in God’s Word and support one another in living our faith.

 

ST. MICHAEL BENEDICTION, NOVENA & ROSARY

Benediction - Geraldine Hoover 562-7129

Parishioners have the opportunity to come together at designated times to pray, reflect, and adore the Blessed Sacrament. Reading from the Word of God, hymns, prayer, and quiet time usually precedes the blessing.

 

Novena - Carol Ann Rome 562-3219

Every Tuesday the parishioners have the opportunity to attend a Communion Service at 4:30 PM and pray the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help afterwards.

 

Rosary - Geraldine Hoover 562-7129

Parishioners have the opportunity to pray to our Blessed Mother Mary, for peace, vocations, the community, and other intentions. The rosary is prayed every Wednesday at 6:00 PM.

 

ULTREYA

Women’s Ultreya - Becky Kilburn 623-9109

Men’s Ultreya - Ronnie Lear 869-5016

An Ultreya is a Spanish word meaning “onward.” It is the coming together of smaller groups of Cursillistas who meet and encourage one another to persevere on their Fourth Day. The Women’s Ultreya meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Lutcher Chapel, with the rosary at 6:30 PM.   The Men’s Ultreya meet weekly at 7:00 PM every Monday at the Lutcher Chapel. Family Night Ultreya is the last Monday of the month.