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Temporary Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4p
Sunday: 7:30a, 9:30a,11:30a , 1:30p (Spanish)
Monday: 6:30a Communion Service
Tuesday: 6:30a
Wednesday: 6:30p
Thursday: 8:00a
Friday: 12:00p

Sacrament of Reconciliation Temporary Schedule
Friday: 4:00p-6:00p
Saturday:1:00p-3:00p
Scheduled Confessions will be held in the Adoration Chapel, to the right of the outside bathrooms until further notice.

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Friday: 8:30a-noon
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News

 

Dear St Theresa Parish,

Hi Everybody, Fr Eric here,

Governor JB Edwards announced this week that most of Louisiana would move into Phase 2 of the gradual reopening of our economy this Friday, June 5th. This is, as we know, by no means an “all clear” and a return to normalcy.

Most of the health protocols like the wearing of masks in public, maintaining six feet of distance with nonhousehold members, frequent hand washing, and limiting our nonessential moving about continue to be in place in Phase 2....

With the six feet social distancing requirement still in place, we are not able to increase our attendance limit in the Church. Six feet still necessitates skipping every other pew and spreading out. Our maximum capacity at any Mass is around 80.

So, for the foreseeable future, I will continue to live stream a 6:00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass on facebook. Bishop Duca’s dispensation from the obligation of attending Mass is still in place and will be for quite some time. For a great many of our parish family, the best option is still to reverently participate in our facebook Mass or one of the televised Masses. If you are able and comfortable coming out to receive Communion, you are welcome to come by at the end of any of our Weekend Masses and you can receive Communion. However, this is not necessary during these extraordinary times. Our Church clearly teaches that Our Lord gave us and works through His Sacraments, but He is not limited by His Sacraments.

God, the Holy Trinity, is unfathomably generous and merciful in breaking through every barrier to be close to us and bring us close to His Heart. Trust that God knows your hunger and will overflow your capacity for Him. Rejoice in the powerful and tender Indwelling of God in the Interior Castle of your soul.

“If one perseveres [in the practice of prayer], I trust then in the mercy of God, who never fails to repay anyone who has taken Him for a friend. For mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us.” — St Theresa of Avila

Peace, Fr Eric

This will be our WEEKDAY MASS Schedule during this pandemic.

Monday, Communion Service, 6:30 am

Tuesday Mass, 6:30 am

Wednesday Mass, 6:30 pm

Thursday Mass 8:00 am

Friday Mass, 12:00 noon

This varied schedule is to provide a broad range of opportunities so that everyone who can come out can go to Mass and receive Holy Communion.

Still, we may not be able to get everyone who needs a Weekend Mass into the Church. When weather permits, we will move some Masses outdoors. This first weekend, the weather doesn’t look promising, so we will be indoors. We will have a roped off path to the front door of the Church thru which everyone will enter. The side doors will not be available for entrance, only exit. Places in the pews will be marked for seating, six feet apart. A household may sit closer but must be six feet from the nearest parishioner. We will seat everyone from the front to the back. (You will have to let go of your favorite seat for the time being!)

Once each marked seat is filled, the doors must be closed. I am so sorry for this necessity.

The WEEKEND MASS Schedule will remain the same. From now on the 4:00 pm Vigil will not be live streamed. I will add a live streamed facebook Mass on Saturday, at 6:00pm. This Mass will be closed to the public, except via facebook.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO PROVIDE HOLY COMMUNION FOR ALL WHO WISH TO RECEIVE IT BUT CAN’T FIT IN CHURCH?

I am going to move the reception of Holy Communion to the end of Mass. This means, those in the Church will be invited, after the closing prayer and blessing, to proceed down the two side aisles (social distancing six feet), receive Holy Communion, and then exit out the side doors. I would recommend taking some time in thanksgiving prayer at home. Those who could not fit in the Church will then be invited to enter thru the front door of the Church, process down the side aisles, receive Holy Communion, and then exit out the side doors to return home to pray.

I have been so grateful for and proud of all those who have been faithfully participating in Spiritual Communion over these past few months thru our facebook Mass or a televised Mass. This may still be the best option for many, to participate in one of these streamed Masses at home, and then come to the Church at the end of any Mass to receive Holy Communion. You will be welcomed. So, if you don’t feel comfortable being inside the Church with a crowd at this time, you can still receive Holy Communion in this manner.

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING CHILDREN. Face Masks should be put on when exiting your car, worn through the entire Mass, removed only to receive Holy Communion.

HOW ABOUT CONFESSIONS?

Scheduled Confessions will be held in the Adoration Chapel, to the right of the outside bathrooms.

I cannot run right up to the Vigil Mass since I need to help manage things. So, Confessions are:

FRIDAYS, 4 - 6pm

SATURDAYS, 1 - 3pm

I will start this Friday and Saturday.

 

PART 2

Hi Everyone, Fr Eric here again,

I didn’t want to overload your circuits with that first post, so let me add just a few more details.

NO ONE MAY ENTER THE CHURCH WITHOUT A MASK.  MASKS MUST BE WORN from the moment we exit our vehicles to the time we return to them.

When coming to Church for any of the Weekend or Weekday Masses, please thoroughly wash your hands before coming to Church.  Please bring your own hand sanitizer and wash your hands any time you inadvertently cough or sneeze.

After each Mass we will ask for six volunteers to help us wipe down the pews, door handles, surfaces with disinfectant.

Please avoid congregating outside the doors of the Church or in the parking lot.  Please remember to social distance.

There will be no Offertory Procession with the gifts at this time.

For the safety of others, everyone is asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand.  The Precious Blood will not be offered at this time.  A deacon and I will be the only ones distributing Holy Communion at each Mass.  We are also not allowed to have altar servers or a choir at this time.

The Offertory basket will be placed at the front of Church for your stewardship offerings.  The basket will not be passed.  I can’t thank everyone enough for your generosity, on line and through the mail, to our Church and the Food Pantry, over this time.

The Church will be open Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, for private prayer and adoration.  Please remember to observe social distancing.  The Adoration Chapel must remain closed.

The Cry Room will be closed during all Masses at this time.

Finally, as weather permits, I look forward to doing some outdoor Masses which will allow us to accommodate many more folks, while observing social distancing protocols.  These will be BYOC Masses, Bring Your Own Chair.  We will announce during the week which Masses will be Outdoors!  None this first weekend.

That’s all for now.

Peace, Fr Eric

 

Este será nuestro horario de MISA DEL DÍA DE SEMANA durante esta pandemia.

Lunes, servicio de comunión, 6:30 a.m.

Martes Misa, 6:30 a.m.

Misa del miércoles, 6:30 p.m.

Jueves misa 8:00 am

Misa del viernes, 12:00 del mediodía

Este horario variado es para proporcionar una amplia gama de oportunidades para que todos los que puedan asistir puedan ir a misa y recibir la Sagrada Comunión.

Aún así, es posible que no podamos llevar a todos los que necesitan una misa de fin de semana a la Iglesia. Cuando el clima lo permita, trasladaremos algunas misas al aire libre. Este primer fin de semana, el clima no parece prometedor, así que estaremos adentro. Tendremos un camino acordonado hacia la puerta principal de la Iglesia a través del cual todos entrarán. Las puertas laterales no estarán disponibles para entrada, solo salida. Los lugares en los bancos se marcarán para sentarse, a seis pies de distancia. Un hogar puede sentarse más cerca pero debe estar a seis pies del feligrés más cercano. Asientaremos a todos de adelante hacia atrás. (¡Tendrás que soltar tu asiento favorito por el momento!)

Una vez que se llena cada asiento marcado, las puertas deben cerrarse. Lamento mucho esta necesidad.

El horario de la MISA DE FIN DE SEMANA seguirá siendo el mismo. A partir de ahora, a las 4:00 pm, la Vigilia no se transmitirá en vivo. Agregaré una misa de Facebook en vivo el sábado a las 6:00 pm. Esta misa estará cerrada al público, excepto a través de Facebook.

¿CÓMO PROPORCIONAREMOS UNA SANTA COMUNIÓN PARA TODOS LOS QUE DESEEN RECIBIRLO, PERO NO PUEDEN ENTRAR EN LA IGLESIA?

Voy a trasladar la recepción de la Sagrada Comunión al final de la misa. Esto significa que los que estén en la Iglesia serán invitados, después de la oración de cierre y la bendición, a continuar por los dos pasillos laterales (distancia social de seis pies), recibirán la Santa. Comunión, y luego salir por las puertas laterales. Recomendaría dedicar un tiempo a la oración de acción de gracias en casa. Aquellos que no puedan caber en la Iglesia serán invitados a entrar por la puerta principal de la Iglesia, pasar por los pasillos laterales, recibir la Sagrada Comunión y luego salir por las puertas laterales para regresar a casa a rezar.

He estado muy agradecido y orgulloso de todos aquellos que han participado fielmente en la Comunión Espiritual durante los últimos meses a través de nuestra Misa de Facebook o una Misa televisada. Esta puede ser la mejor opción para muchos, participar en una de estas transmisiones. Misas en casa, y luego vienen a la Iglesia al final de cualquier Misa para recibir la Sagrada Comunión. Serás bienvenido. Entonces, si no te sientes cómodo estando dentro de la Iglesia con una multitud en este momento, aún puedes recibir la Sagrada Comunión de esta manera.

SE REQUIEREN MÁSCARAS PARA TODAS LAS PERSONAS, INCLUIDOS LOS NIÑOS. Deben ponerse máscaras faciales al salir de su automóvil, usarlas durante toda la misa, quitarse solo para recibir la Sagrada Comunión.

¿Qué tal las confesiones?

Las confesiones programadas se llevarán a cabo en la Capilla de Adoración, a la derecha de los baños exteriores.

No puedo correr hasta la Misa de Vigilia ya que necesito ayudar a manejar las cosas. Entonces, las confesiones son:

VIERNES, 4 - 6pm

SÁBADOS, 1 - 3pm

Comenzaré este viernes y sábado

PARTE 2

Hola a todos, Padre Eric aquí de nuevo.

No quería sobrecargar sus circuitos con esa primera publicación, así que permítanme agregar algunos detalles más.

NADIE PUEDE ENTRAR A LA IGLESIA SIN UNA MÁSCARA. Las máscaras se deben usar desde el momento en que salimos de nuestros vehículos hasta el momento en que regresamos a ellos.

Cuando venga a la Iglesia para cualquiera de las Misas de fin de semana o de lunes a viernes, lávese bien las manos antes de venir a la Iglesia. Traiga su propio desinfectante para manos y lávese las manos cada vez que tosa o estornude inadvertidamente.

Después de cada misa, pediremos seis voluntarios que nos ayuden a limpiar los bancos, las manijas de las puertas y las superficies con desinfectante.

Evite congregarse fuera de las puertas de la Iglesia o en el estacionamiento. Por favor recuerde a distancia social.

No habrá procesión del ofertorio con los regalos en este momento.

Para la seguridad de los demás, se les pide a todos que reciban la Sagrada Comunión en la mano. La Preciosa Sangre no se ofrecerá en este momento. Un diácono y yo seremos los únicos que distribuiremos la Sagrada Comunión en cada Misa. Tampoco se nos permite tener monaguillos o un coro en este momento.

La canasta del ofertorio se colocará al frente de la Iglesia para sus ofrendas de mayordomía. La canasta no será pasada. No puedo agradecer lo suficiente a todos por su generosidad, en línea y por correo, a nuestra Iglesia y la despensa de alimentos, durante este tiempo.

La Iglesia estará abierta de lunes a miércoles de 9:00 a. M. A 3:00 p. M. Para oración privada y adoración. Por favor recuerde observar el distanciamiento social. La Capilla de Adoración debe permanecer cerrada.

La sala de bebés estará cerrada durante todas las misas en este momento.

Finalmente, a medida que el clima lo permita, espero poder realizar algunas misas al aire libre que nos permitirán alojar a muchas más personas, mientras observamos los protocolos de distanciamiento social. Estas serán misas BYOC, traiga su propia silla. ¡Anunciaremos durante la semana qué Misas serán al aire libre! Ninguno este primer fin de semana.

Paz, padre Eric

 



 

 

 

 

 

Parish Updates

 

Confessions will be held in the Adoration Chapel, to the right of the outside bathrooms until further notice.

Confessions are:

Fridays, 4-6pm

Saturdays, 1-3pm

 

THIS WILL BE OUR WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

Monday, Communion Service, 6:30 am

Tuesday Mass, 6:30 am

Wednesday Mass, 6:30 pm

Thursday Mass, 8:00 am

Friday Mass, 12:00 noon

WEEKEND MASS REMAIN THE SAME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage Encounter Weekend

 

Have you ever thought about attending a Marriage Encounter Weekend?  Would you like to rekindle the romance and passion in your marriage & improve your communication skills? Well, now is the time.  

And, you can do it from the comfort of your own home!                                                                                  

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the July 17-19 Weekend will be presented virtually. Registration will be limited to 10 couples. So, dust off the computer, charge up the Ipad, tablet or phone and sign up.

You can register online at www.LAMS-wwme.org or get more information by calling

Gary & Susie at 225-439-3384.

 

 

 

 

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First Eucharist News

First Eucharist will be celebrated this year at five different times to accommodate our 58 candidates. The dates will be July 1st, July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd and July 29th @ 6:30pm. Parents will be notified of the date that there candidate (child) will celebrate First Eucharist. Fr. Eric will hold a FACEBOOK LIVE CLASS ON HOW TO RECIEVE THE EUCHARIST on June 25th at 6:30pm.  There will be areas reserved around the church for our first Eucharistic families. For questions about dates or anything in general, please contact Alice Blair or Angela Tovar at (225) 647-6588 .

Primera Eucaristía 2020

La primera Eucaristía se celebrará este año en cinco fechas diferentes para dar cabida a nuestros 58 candidatos. Las fechas serán el 1 de julio, 8 de julio, 15 de julio, 22 de julio y 29 de julio a las 6:30 pm. Los padres serán notificados de la fecha en que el candidato (niño) celebrará la Primera Eucaristía.  El Padre Eric. llevará a cabo una CLASE EN VIVO DE FACEBOOK SOBRE CÓMO RECIBIR LA EUCARISTÍA el 25 de junio a las 6:30 pm. Habrá áreas reservadas alrededor de la iglesia para nuestras primeras familias eucarísticas. Para preguntas sobre fechas o cualquier cosa en general, comuníquese con Alice Blair o Angela Tovar al (225) 647-6588.

 

 

 

 

Our Parish School of Religion is open to all students in first through eleventh grades who do not attend Catholic school as well as those in the second and eleventh grade seeking the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.   Our program seeks to lead children toward the path of discipleship guided by the teaching authority of the Catholic Church.   Those in grades 1-5 meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, 6-7:15 p.m. Students in grades 6-11 meet two Sunday mornings a month at 10 a.m. and attend the 11:30 a.m. mass. Due to the current health situation, we are not sure if students will return to the classroom for their religious formation in August. We are waiting guidance from Bishop Duca in order to plan for our 2020-2021 classes.

 

It is however, important to begin the registration and payment process for the upcoming year. This is once again be done utilizing our church website. Registration will open on July 1, 2020. Those registering a new student you will need a submit a copy of their Baptism certificate to the parish office. More information will be provided as soon as it is available. Contact Alice Blair at the parish office with any additional questions: (225) 647-6588.

 

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming Catholic?

 

The RCIA Program is a faith formation process by which adults become full members of the Catholic community.

People who feel called to the Catholic community are enabled to deepen their faith while at the same time learning the

traditions of the Catholic Church. While education is an important component, it is primarily a formation process.

This is an opportunity to come together with a community of adults to grow in faith, and prayerfully consider God's timing in discerning decisions to become Catholic or receive Sacraments. Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 

If you would like more information or would like to begin discerning the Catholic faith contact Alice Blair, Director of Christian Formation, (225) 647-6588 or [email protected]

 

 

ESCUELA PARROQUIAL DE RELIGIÓN

 

Nuestra escuela parroquial de religión está abierta a todos los estudiantes de primero a undécimo grado que no asisten a la escuela católica, así como a los alumnos de segundo y undécimo grado que buscan los sacramentos de la Eucaristía y la confirmación. Nuestro programa busca guiar a los niños hacia el camino del discipulado guiado por la autoridad

docente de la Iglesia Católica. Aquellos en los grados 1-5 se reúnen semanalmente los miércoles por la noche, 6-7: 15 p.m. Los estudiantes en los grados 6-11 se reúnen dos domingos por la mañana al mes a las 10 a.m. y asisten a la misa de las 11:30 a.m. Debido a la situación de salud actual, no estamos seguros de si los estudiantes regresarán al aula para

su formación religiosa en agosto. Estamos esperando la guía del obispo Duca para planificar nuestras clases 2020-2021.

 

Sin embargo, es importante comenzar el proceso de registro y pago para el próximo año. Esto se hace nuevamente utilizando el sitio web de nuestra iglesia. La inscripción se abrirá el 1 de julio de 2020. Aquellos que inscriban a un nuevo estudiante necesitarán presentar una copia de su certificado de bautismo en la oficina de la parroquia. Se proporcionará más información tan pronto como esté disponible. Comuníquese con Alice Blair en la oficina de la parroquia con cualquier pregunta adicional: (225) 647-6588.

 

¿Está usted o alguien que conoce interesado en ser católico?

 

El Programa RICA es un proceso de formación de fe por el cual los adultos se convierten en miembros de pleno derecho de la comunidad católica. Las personas que se sienten llamadas a la comunidad católica pueden profundizar su fe al mismo tiempo que aprenden las tradiciones de la Iglesia católica. Si bien la educación es un componente importante, es principalmente un proceso de formación. Esta es una oportunidad para reunirse con una comunidad de adultos para crecer en la fe y considerar en oración el momento de Dios para discernir las decisiones de convertirse en católicos o recibir sacramentos. Las sesiones se llevan a cabo los martes por la noche de 6:30 a 8:00 p.m. en ingles o espanol los domingos de 11:30-1:00pm.

 

Si desea obtener más información o desea comenzar a discernir la fe católica, comuníquese con

Angela Tovar, Asistente Directora de Formación Cristiana, (225) 647-6588 o [email protected].

 

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