Immediate Hurricane Response and Recovery:
Buy a gift card of any denomination from a national chain store such as Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Shell, Exxon, etc. (mark the amount of the gift card on the card.)
ESSENTIAL Supply Donations:
Supplies may be placed in the U-Haul trailer in the parish parking lot. Supplies will be brought to staging areas for transportation to SW Louisiana and the recovery effort.
FURTHERING THE MISSION UPDATE: AUGUST 17,2020
I hope these past days have been good in your
life and the life of your family. Prayer is offered
every day for you.
We are into our second week of using the “misting”
machines in Church. Someone referred to them as
“ghostbusters” and in a way they are just that.
I put on our parish website information on how you
can help us with the misting machines after mass
beginning the first weekend of September. There
is a short video demonstrating how the machine
works and how to “mist” an area. Also, there is a
signup genius in which we ask you and other
parishioners to sign up to help after one mass on
a weekend. Since we have five masses, that means
we need 10 people [two machines]. Please consider
helping the parish in this practical and important way.
We have seen an uptick in requests for help for food
and rental assistance in the past weeks. Please pray for
those so adversely affected by the pandemic and the economy.
Both Schools are back in session, having taken great
precautions for health safety within the grand enterprise
of Catholic school education and religious education.
Our parish Religious Education program is ready to
begin as well, with most of the program to be done
on line. Many prayers are requested for all involved in
our parish educational outreach.
Three adult faith formation opportunities are being
offered this fall. These will offered both in person and
As you know there is no longer a need to have a ticket
to enter the Church building for Mass. While this has
been relaxed, wearing a Mask and practicing social
distancing has not. These two procedures are still
vital for attending Mass. With that in mind, Ochsner
Hospital has recommended that masks with valves
and neck-gaiters not be used when entering the hospital
as these do not reduce the spread of COVID-19. I would
encourage you to consider that by not wearing these
two kinds of mask/face coverings at mass.
If you need the sacrament of the sick, please call me
at the parish office. Regularly scheduled confessions
continue in church with appropriate social distancing
provided. Preparation for baptism of infants continues.
Marriage preparation continues. If you need any help
with any sacraments call me at the parish office.
Be safe and God bless, Fr. Tom
Sanitizing St. Jean Vianney
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SOME RULES TO HELP YOU DISCERN IF YOU SHOULD GO TO MASS DURING A PANDEMIC
The link below is to an article in a recent issue of America Magazine, a publication of the Jesuits in the US. The article brings forward some good points for reflection.
The next live stream will begin at
Deacon Dan's Reflection
GOING TO CONFESSION : WHAT TO DO DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES