Tim Staples, well-known Catholic speaker and apologist, will be at St. John Berchmans for a two-day seminar this Friday-Saturday, August 28-29. The title of his talks will be: Why Be Catholic? Defending the Faith! Behold Your Mother, Defense of Marian Doctrine! Tickets are $15, includes both Friday & Saturday (late registrants not guaranteed lunch). Read more about it here!
CCD Classes have begun!
It is not too late to register your children for CCD/Parish School of Religion! Classes are now in session, Sundays, 9:40am, in the School for children in grades PreK 4 through 8th. CCD is essential for all youth who do not attend Catholic school.
Catholic Women’s League @ St. John’s
Our Parish will host the Tuesday, Sept 8 Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Meeting & Luncheon! Call the Church Office to register, 221-5296. The cost of the Luncheon is $6, payable at the door. more »
St. Vincent de Paul Banquet
St. Vincent De Paul’s Society’s First Annual Western Deanery Banquet, Thursday, Sept 10, Loyola’s St. Vincent Hall. ALL ARE INVITED!! Tickets are $50 a person, Table of 8 for $400. Catered by Silver Star & Music provided by the Shreveport Festival String Quartet. Click here to learn more! Please consider attending the Banquet and supporting the continued work of SVDP in our Diocese.
Liturgical Ministers’ Workshop Sept 26
All Liturgical Ministers (Readers, EMHC, Ministers of Care & Ushers) are invited to attend this workshop, Sat, Sept 26, 9:00-11:00am; morning refreshments will be served at 8:30am in the Parish Hall. Click here for more info. If you are interested in these liturgical ministries, please contact Mary Kay in the Church Office.
Embracing the Mission Gathering
Into the DeePP: Diocesan Pastoral Plan’s Embracing the Mission Gathering with Bishop Duca is scheduled here for Monday, October 26, 6:00-8:00pm. Come share your experience and goals with Bishop and fellow parishioners at this important gathering. more »
GRAND OPENING! GRAND SUCCESS!!
The Grand Opening of the Parish Hall & School Technology Center/Library was enjoyed by so many! The months of construction resulted in new, larger, brighter spaces! One parishioner stated: “The new technology center and parish hall are just fabulous! It will be a blessing to many for years to come!” Thank you for considering a donation and pledge, click here.
SERIES FOR CATHOLIC COUPLES
Our very own parishioner, Katie Sciba, an award-winning marriage and family columnist, will be presenting a series of talks for Catholic couples, SO GOES THE WORLD: FOCUSING ON FAMILY TO CHANGE SOCIETY: prayer & marriage, communicating well regarding finances and parenting. Session will be held Oct 6, Nov 3 & Dec 1, 6:30-8pm. Read more about Katie and the talks! More details to come!
25th Anniversary celebration
On Monday, June 29, hundreds gathered to celebrate Father Peter’s 25th anniversary of priesthood ordination! Visit this page for pictures from the celebration!
World Meeting of Families 2015
Come join with families from around the globe for the 8th WMoF Sept 22-27, 2015. Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive – Called together from all over the world . . . Learn more here!
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