Spiritual Life & Worship
Stipends are a way to support the practical costs of celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass. It is a pious tradition which helps to insure that churches will have the priests and resources necessary for the Eucharist to continue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.