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      Fete Dieu du Teche

250 Anniversary of the Acadians

    Saturday, August 15, 2015  in southern Louisiana, the people celebrated a unique, and historic day! It was the celebration of  250 years of the Acadians arrival and settlement in South, Louisiana.  These settlers were in  particular the French-speaking Catholics who were expelled from Canada to settle along the river banks of Bayou Teche.  

     Rev. Michael Champagne organized and led a beautiful, Eucharistic  procession along the historic banks.  It all began with Holy Mass in Leonville followed by a Eucharistic procession  by boat down the Bayou Tech.  50 boats lined in procession led by two boats which rang the bells, announcing the arrival of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Corpus of Jesus) in a massive and golden monstrance.  The boat following  the Blessed Sacrament held a beautiful, life size statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the bow of the boat.  This day also marked the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic tradition.

    The procession went along the banks of the Bayou Teche stopping in Arnaudville, Cecilia, Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville for the Holy Rosary and benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  
The young and the old, all gathered in adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  The people fell to their knees as they disembarked the boat with the Monstrance at each location.  They were greeted by the Knights of Columbus, and young ladies adored the ground with rose petals.  The smell of sweet incense and Latin hymns filled the hot summer air!   

  Catholicism is a rich part of the history in Louisiana and is just as prevelant to this day as displayed here in this fine celebration of "Fete Dieu du Teche" lovingly translated as Festival God, Teche.

By Tricia Parsons, Editor 

 

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The New Battle of New Orleans!

    This year we celebrate 200 years of the victory of the Battle of New Orleans!  The British were defeated by the good people of New Orleans, Louisiana during this Battle.   On January 7-8 while all the men were fighting the battle,  the women gathered in the evening with the Ursuline Sisters to pray before the statue of Our Lady of "Prompt Succor" ( Means Quick Help.) The next morning a Mass was offered and the nuns promised to have a Mass of Thanksgiving annually if they were victorious.  That Thanksgiving  Mass is still celebrated to this day at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on State St.   There were many odds against  Andrew Jackson and his men but after winning the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson publicly acknowledged that the American victory was won by heavenly intervention. This was the  miracle of New Orleans and for our country! 

    Again, Our Lady interceded when a major fire broke out in New Orleans  and threatened the city and the Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter.  One of the sisters place a smaller statue of Our Lady called the "Sweet Heart Statue" in the window seal, knelt and prayed with great confidence,
" Oh Lady of Prompt Succor, save us for we are lost." At that very instant the wind veered and the flames were blown back over their path of destruction and they soon died out.” During World War I and II many prayed to the Sweet Heart statue and she helped bring many soldiers home safely.  Of course during hurricane season in Louisiana, many of the faithful  pray to Our Lady for protection from the storm!   Our Lady of Prompt Succor is also the patroness of Louisiana!


   So today, we fight a different and new battle in New Orleans!  Approximately 1/2 mile from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Planned Parenthood is  building  a 7,000 square ft. center on Claiborne Ave.  Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortion provider, recently stated  that New Orleans needs 2,844 abortions a year!  Ben Clapper, Executive Director of  Louisiana Right to Life stated that the number represents  approximately over a million dollars a year!   

    Planned Parenthood's bold and shocking statement should be ringing in our ears and begging the question, "Why do we, in New Orleans, Louisiana need to take  2,844 innocent, babies lives per year?"   The bottom line is that Planned Parenthood does not really care about women's health with a statement like that.  They care more about the money that is generated from the 2,844 lives of the children of Louisiana!

  To put those numbers in perspective, in the Battle of New Orleans  there were only 304 deaths total, and according to Planned Parenthood they need 2,844 deaths annually!
The sad truth is that the 2,844 number will probably grow much worse if Planned Parenthood builds their center on Claiborne Ave.

  So what should we do to stop this place of death?  We should stand up and fight like our ancestors did.  We can do several things.  Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans asked all businesses to boycott this facility. This has helped tremendously because when Planned Parenthood broke ground in Spring of 2013 they promised to have their doors opened by the end of 2014, and construction has halted because of the boycott.  Also, educate others about the facts of what Planned Parenthood intends to do.  Most importantly, we should ask for the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor as we did in the battle of New Orleans!  Remember Our Lady of Prompt Succor means quick help!  So let us not forget, she has been our historical  victory! She is our help and trust in the Lord! By Tricia Parsons, Editor

JINDAL CALLS FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!--                 The investigation means the $4 million clinic planned for New Orleans will not be able to open because Jindal’s order includes suspending the issuance of new licenses by DHH.

 

 

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PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR
Patroness of the State of Louisiana

Our Lady of Prompt Succor, You are after Jesus our only hope.  O Most Holy Virgin, whose merits have raised You high above angel choirs to the very throne of the Eternal and whose foot crushed the head of the infernal serpent, You are strong against the enemies of our salvation.  O Mother of God, You are our Mediatrix most kind and loving.  Hasten, then to our help, and as You once saved Your beloved City from ravaging flames and our Country from an alien foe, do now have pity on our misery, and obtain for us the graces we beg of You.  Deliver us from the wiles of Satan, assist us in the many trials which beset our path in this valley of tears, and be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt Succor now and especially at the hour of our death.  Amen.

O Mary, mother of God, who amid the tribulations of the world, watches over us and over the Church of Your Son, be to us and to the Church, truly, Our Lady of Prompt Succor; make haste to help us in all our necessities, that in this fleeting life You may be our succor, and obtain for us (here ask the particular favor you desire).  Help us to gain life everlasting through the merits of  Jesus, Your Son, Our Lord and Redeemer.  Amen.
 
NIHIL OBSTAT                                           
PATRICK GILLESPIE                                                    
CENSOR LIBORUM
 
IMPRIMATUR
LUCIEN J. CAILLOUET, P.A.
VICAR GENERAL

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Reparation for New Orleans on the First Saturday Prayer Devotion

St. Patrick's Catholic Church


St. Patrick's Catholic Church above lft.,   St. Michael the Archangel outside St. Patrick's, rt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayers Continued at Planned Parenthood, 7,000 Sq. Ft.  Construction Site on                 Claiborne Ave. New Orleans

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Days of Prayer, Fasting Being Organized in Response to Planned Parenthood 'Horrific Actions'
"A society can only be considered socially just if it protects the most vulnerable among us"

8th Shocking Video: StemExpress CEO Admits Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies

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OUR LADY OF AMERICA

I am Our Lady of America. I desire that my children honor me, especially by the purity of their lives.
~The first words spoken by Our Lady of America, Sept, 26, 1956


According to Sister Mary Ephrem, Our Lady often emphasized her desire that the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., be made a place of special pilgrimage and that she be honored there under this image and this title "Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin."
Strong warnings were repeated by Our Lady throughout 1957 and 1958, and there after, indicating that the hour grows late and Sister must tell the Bishops of the United States of Our Lady's desires and how she wishes them to be carried out. Our Lady spoke: "Unless my children reform their lives, they will suffer great persecution. If man himself will not take upon himself the penance necessary to atone for his sins and those of others, God in His justice will have to send upon him the punishment necessary to atone for his transgressions."


Ask Pope Francis to Advocate and to Join in that Solemn Procession ?Write a letter to Pope Francis in which you ask His Holiness to endorse personally the devotion to Our Lady of America and to invite the United States Catholic Bishops to join Him in the Solemn Procession and permanent placement of the statue of Our Lady of America into the Basilica of the National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception at Washington, D.C. when
He visits that shrine church in September of this year (2015).

You should address your letter or postcard, as follows:
His Holiness, Pope Francis c/o Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.A. 3339 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008-3610

This devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of America enjoys complete canonical approval through former Archbishop of Cincinnati, OH, the late Paul Francis Leibold. Through his written correspondence and public actions, Archbishop Leibold approved for public devotion this private apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred Neuzil)

For More Info Go To OurLadyofAmerica.org

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THE FINAL BATTLE BETWEEN THE LORD AND

THE REIGN OF SATAN WILL

BE ABOUT MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY!!

In a Church Approved Visionary, St. Lucia of one of the Most Important Apparitions of the 20th Century said this in 1913! If you want to resolve and have peace,pay attention to the message Our Lady of Fatima July 13, 1917, "That you come the 13th of the next month, that you continue to recite the ROSARY EVERY DAY to our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world and the end of the war, because only She will be able to aid you." St. Lucia "Lucy" said. The Book of Revelation Chpt. 12 " Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth.Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet.....And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but they were defeated and driven out of heaven....Then the dragon was enraged with the woman and went away to make war on the rest of her children, who obey God's commandments and have in themselves the witness of Jesus."

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Mark Mallett (from Canada) and Charlie Johnston (from Denver)

September 28, 2015 at 7:00pm Fleur de Lis Centre, Mandeville, LA 

1645 N Causeway Blvd,

Mandeville, LA 70471



Mark Mallet Embracing Hope Website                     Charlie Johnston The Next Right Stepb Website

The first-ever joint presentation on the coming and present financial,
social, and political "Storm" we are facing in an attempt to strengthen and encourage
the faithful (Mark's additional dates in La. are in the comments below).
The big picture is that the impending collapse of these structures--
which will be very hard for all of us over these next 2 1/2 years--is being allowed by God
in his mercy so that they can be purified and rebuilt, ultimately ushering in an era of peace.
May it be so! While the message is grave, it is ultimately one of great hope.
Mark's insights come from a profound prayer life, and Charlie's come in a more extraordinary
way (which I'll let him explain in the video below). They are both intelligent, seasoned warriors
for the Lord with extensive experience in the secular world of politics and the media (and with
delightful senses of humor, I might add). FWIW, I consider both of them to be modern-day
prophets and highly credible.
The bottom line for Charlie when the collapse comes (and it will):1) Acknowledge God (Jesus, I trust in You!); 2) Take the next right step; and ?3) Be a sign of hope to others. After their presentation, there will be a Q & A and reception. Charlie lives radicalpoverty and refuses any offering. Mark is also speaking for free.
However, as the married father of eight in full-time ministry, there will be an offering for him.
Whether you can contribute or not, you are most welcome to come.
Adults only, please, due to space limitations, mature content,
and the video recording that will be taking place.

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MARK MALLETT VISITS LOUISIANA

Embracing Hope Website   
Monday, Sept. 21st – St. John of the Cross, Lacombe: 6:30 mass followed by
7:00 Encounter With Jesus

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd – Mary Queen of Peace in Mandeville: 6:30 mass followed by
7:00 Encounter With Jesus

Wednesday, Sept. 23rd – Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Belle Chasse:
6:30 mass followed by 7:00 Encounter With Jesus
Thursday, Sept. 24th – Mater Dolorosa in New Orleans: 7:30 Encounter with Jesus

Friday, Sept. 25th – St. Rita's in Harahan: 6:30 mass followed by
7:00 Encounter With Jesus

Sunday, Sept. 27th – Our Lady of Guadalupe in New Orleans: 6:00 mass followed by
7:00 Encounter With Jesus

Monday, Sept. 28th – Fleur de Lis Centre, Mandeville, LA 7:00 “On Weathering the Storm”
with Charlie Johnston & Mark Mallett

Tuesday, Sept. 29th – St. Joseph’s in Lafayette, 7:00 Encounter with Jesus
Wednesday, Sept. 30th – St. Joseph’s in Galliano, 7:00 Encounter with Jesus

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THE BODY OF ST. MARIA GORETTI  TO VISIT BATON ROUGE

IN CELEBRATION OF ALL SAINTS DAY AT OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CHURCH


A solemn Mass in honor of St. Maria Goretti will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31. A public veneration will follow until 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, All Saints Day.

A special Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. that day.
St. Maria Goretti, Italian virgin-martyr and patron saint of mercy, is one of the youngest canonized saints of the church. She died July 6, 1902 at the age of 11 after she was stabbed 14 times during an attempted rape. As she lay dying in the hospital, her last words were of mercy toward her attacker: “I forgive Alessandro Serenilli … and I want him with me in heaven forever.”
More from the Catholic Commentator

St. Maria Goretti’s body is not incorrupt.  It experienced natural degradation when it was interred in the cemetery of Nettuno, Italy, following her murder.  Thus, making this pilgrimage is not her flesh but simply her skeletal remains.

MORE AT THE PILGRIMAGE MARIA GORETTI

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Day of Prayer in Honor of The Holy Name of MARY

Our Lady of Perpetal Help Catholic Church

1908 Short St.Kenner, La

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Holy Mass 9:00 a.m.

Celebrant Rev Robert Cooper

Confession, Rosary, Station of the Cross and Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament to 3:00 p.m.

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Get the Entire Schedule and Watch Live Coverage Here

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Pope Francis Announces  a Extraordinary  Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy

Pope Francis' Homily, "This Holy Year will begin on this coming Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015 and will end on November 20, 2016, the Sunday dedicated to Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – and living face of the Father’s mercy. I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization, that [the dicastery] might animate it as a new stage in the journey of the Church on its mission to bring to every person the Gospel of mercy.
I am convinced that the whole Church will find in this Jubilee the joy needed to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which all of us are called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time. From this moment, we entrust this Holy Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she might turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey."
  Get the Entire Homily Here at Radio Vaticana

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IMMACULEE RETREAT

NOVEMBER 13-14, 2015

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

Baton Rouge, La

A weekend of Healing and Hope with Immaculeee Ilibagiza, survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide as she shares her universal message with our community.

Contact Jason Romero 224-936-1883, jason.romero@olomchurch.com

For more info go to Immaculee.com

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CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL

OF NEW ORLEANS

To Register go to CCRNO's Website Here

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Defending the Seal of Confession!

It's very similar to attorney- client, or physician- patient confidentiality! Although in this case it is a much stronger blow because it's another attack on our Religious Freedoms! Please remember to pray for Fr. Bayhi and the Baton Rouge Catholic Diocese that their case will go favorably!

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