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The CONFUSION of Pope Francis
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Announcements for The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 14 August 2022
  1. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic or needs to complete the Sacraments of Initiation, please contact the Pastoral Center or one of the RCIA Team Leaders. Contact information is in this week’s bulletin.
  2. 9th and 10th Grade PSR Parent Meeting is this Sunday, August 14th at 6:15 PM at Sacred Heart Church. Students do not need to attend. 
  3. There will be a Sacrament of Confirmation meeting for both 11th  graders and their parents on this Sunday, August 14th at 7:15 pm at Sacred Heart Church.
  4. The Pastoral Center will be closed on Monday, August 15th in observance of the Feast of the Assumption. Because the Feast falls on a Monday this year, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation.  However, masses are offered at 7:00am at Prompt Succor in Lutcher and at 6:00pm at St. Joseph in Paulina for all who choose to observe the Feast Day.
  5. Mark your calendars:  Elementary PSR parent meeting will be at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, August 29th at 6:00pm.  Both St. Joseph and Sacred Heart parents must attend.

Sunday Readings and Homilies can be seen on our YouTube chanel here: Channel content - YouTube Studio

 

 

 

St Michael

6476 Highway 44
Convent, LA
established 1831

 St Joseph

2130 Rectory St (Hwy 44)
Paulina, LA
established 1900

 Sacred Heart

615 Main St, 
Gramercy, LA
established 1961

Weekend Schedule

Sunday
  Confession    7:00 - 7:50 AM

  Mass              8:00 AM

 

Weekend Schedule

Saturday
   Confession    3:00 - 3:50 PM

   Vigil Mass     4:00 PM

Sunday
   Mass             10:00 AM

Weekend Schedule

Saturday
   Mass              6:00 PM 

Sunday
   Confession    4:00 - 4:50 PM

   Mass              5:00 PM

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel

3250 Louisiana Avenue
Lutcher, LA
established 1927

Weekday Schedule 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday   7:00 AM (Lutcher)

Wednesday                                         5:30 PM (Lutcher)

 

News & Events

The Sunday Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church is now being live-streamed. Each weeks mass will be on the Facebook page until the next Sunday's mass is aired. The readings and Homily from each Sunday will be available on The Catholic Church of East Saint James YouTube channel.

Our live-streamed 10:00am Mass on FaceBook is offered for the spiritual enrichment and benefit of any and all viewers.  However, it CANNOT fulfill the moral obligation to attend Sunday Mass.  Because of their disability, the sick and infirmed are automatically dispensed from this obligation; this Mass is explicitly for their benefit.  All others without a factual impediment are always under moral obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

We are in need of volunteers to help with the live-streaming. It is only for videoing at mass and is a simple process. Several volunteers will allow a schedule so that no one is asked too often. Please contact Gordon Jenkins or the Pastoral Center to volunteer or for more information.


The prayers and a prayer card are available. Choose the approriate link.


Because Covid is still active, still contagious, and potentially deadly, all people are encouraged to take all reasonable precautions to avoid contracting and/or spreading the virus.  We pray for no more surges!
Please be conscious of spacing when finding a seat for mass.

Past Covid statements and protocols can be found in All Things Covid.


St. Joseph Cemetery Crucifix Restoration project is underway. Please click the link to read Fr Vincent's appeal for support.


ST. MICHAEL GROTTO

We are happy to announce that we are able to reopen St. Michael’s Lourdes Grotto for more regular visits.  Now open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Please remember to use the handicap ramp side door to enter and exit the church. 


PERPETUAL ADORATION

Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel has reopened at Prompt Succor Chapel.  If you or someone you know would be willing to sign up for an hour, please contact Jason Amato, Bobby Lear, or Seth Bourgeois.


LOOK FOR THE NEW MASS STIPENDS POLICY UNDER .../MINISTRIES/SPIRITUAL LIFE AND WORSHIP


The Search


Further Information about religious services to parishioners:

BAPTISMS

Please contact Mrs. Missy Laurent at the Pastoral Center

FUNERALS

Please contact your Funeral Home and the Pastoral Center to coordinate these services.

WEDDINGS

Please contact Deacon Alfred Adams for details.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK / COMMUNION TO THE HOME-BOUND

Please contact the Pastoral Center for a priest to address these needs.


St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Stores in Lutcher is closed due to storm damage. No word has been made as to when it may reopen.

We will strive to operate our Food Pantry on our designated days taking into account the health and well-being of our volunteers and clients. We will continue to provide emergency services as need through the Catholic Church Pastoral Center at 225-869-5751 or St. Vincent DePaul at 225-869-1078 leaving a message. 


Sacred Heart Church is in need of volunteers to clean the church. Anyone interested should contact the Pastoral Center, 225-869-5751.


Hope

Is your marriage going down the right road . . . or is it a little off track?  Life can be difficult, and so can the challenges you face in marriage.

Does the distance between you seem wide? Are you already separated? Looking for a better way? Retrouvaille can help and offers hope for a better relationship.  Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. Retrouvaille is Christian-based, and Catholic in origin, but welcomes couples of all faiths as well as non-religious couples.  Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.  For more information about the upcoming local Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, (September 16-18,) contact: Randall and Robin Bellard @ 225-271-4092 or visit our website:  HelpOurMarriage.org


Are you between the ages of 18-30 and have been longing for a deeper relationship with God, but don't know where to start or searching for friends with the same passion for Christ?? Join the River Road Catholics Young Adult Ministry for an opportunity to grow closer to God through prayer, worship, community, bible study, service, and friendship. Visit our Facebook for more information: River Road Catholics YAM.


For the Stewardship of Ministry page click here 


You can now learn about and join the Knights of Columbus online at KofC.org/JoinUs

Formed

FORMED has gone through some changes and is getting rave reviews. Check out the new website and all it has to offer.

Please sign up for FORMED by clicking the icon and finding the parish of East St James 

Then watch the feature video for this weeks reading. During the Homily you will hear how the Readings and the videos promote God's Plan. 

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Also check out the recommended topics from past months. Sorry this feature is no longer updated.

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Pastoral Center 
PO Box 129

2130 Rectory Street
Paulina, LA 70763-0129

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