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Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, February 27, 2017
 
 



Increase My Faith - Let Me Praise You Honestly

The dominant theme during this Lenten Season is: “Lord, Increase My Faith.” This is the first in a series of Bible study lessons on how to strengthen our faith. This week, the lesson focuses on honesty and sincerity in worship. “Don’t come into the presence of God to impress Him with something He gave you!” These words of Rev. T. D. Jakes capture the theme of honest worship. Worship is our faith in God in motion. It is the response of the believer’s entire being, which includes the emotions, body, will, and mind. Honest worship is giving God all He has given us. As C. S. Lewis wrote, “It is in the process of being worshiped that God communicates His presence to men.” This is why we worship God, not to impress Him, but so that He can inhabit us.
 
 
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Posted by. Joseph Simon on Monday, February 20, 2017
 
 
 
 
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Posted by. Tre Williams on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 
 
The Goretti High School of Religion wishes to thank all who participated in the Raffle of the three donated medals. We raised $717.67 because of your generosity for Fr. Waziwazi's Youth Ministry in Uganda.

First prize (sterling silver St. Jude medal with sterling chain) was won by Vernon Martin; second prize (gold plated St. Christopher medal with chain) by Margaret Broussard ; and third prize (gold plated St. Anthony medal with chain) by Dahnte Woodfork . All winners are members of our parish.

Again, thank you for your wonderful support. Goretti parishioners are the greatest!!!
 
 
 
Posted by. Joseph Simon on Monday, February 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
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Bless More and Curse Less!

The instinctive response to personal harm is to retaliate or to seek revenge. This can be dangerous today since we live in a world that seems to be turning less hospitable every day. We tend to curse or retaliate against those who harm us. We often ignore the harm we do. Some intentionally harm others for personal gain. Sadly, and in some cases, we harm other for our own pleasure and enjoyment. In a sense, we chose to curse or destroy our surroundings, rather than bless and revive what is around us.
Has no one taught us to live and do no harm? Yes, Jesus did. In the Sermon on the Mount, which continues in the readings for this week, Jesus tells us that our world would be better if we bless, and make holy what God has given us. When God is in the center of our relationships, we bless more and curse less.
 
 
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Posted by. Joseph Simon on Monday, February 6, 2017
 
 
 
 
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Posted by. Joseph Simon on Friday, January 27, 2017
 
 
 
 
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Posted by. Joseph Simon on Monday, January 16, 2017
 
 
Thank's to all of the brothers who attended the Men's Morning of Reflection for the excellent fellowship and "sharpening." A special thank you to Mr. Devin Boucree for inspiring the brothers both young and seasoned and to Father Degraitis Ekisa for teaching and enhancing our faith.


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