2018 Gospel Concert, July 15th at 3:30pm in the Church

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    Posted by. Tre Williams on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:39 PM



    Deacon Poncho De Leon was a lot of things to a lot of people. Not only was he a Deacon, he was a chemist, a father, a grandfather and a friend. He worked for the University of New Orleans for 21 years at the Advanced Materials Research Institute (where he was Assistant Director), which is a multi-disciplinary institute where researchers, students, and visiting scientists collaborate on projects dealing with materials science and nanotechnology. 

    Ildefonso “Poncho” Ramos De Leon was born in the high desert town of Marathon, Texas, son Alec De Leon said. The middle child in a Spanish-speaking family with five kids, Poncho De Leon was an academic star in his town. He was class valedictorian at Marathon High School, earning a full scholarship to Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, where he studied chemistry and math, according to his personnel records.

    De Leon enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his service in the Marines, he returned to Marathon, where he landed a job in a food co-op and met Margaret Fennelly, whom he married in 1970. He pursued graduate studies in chemistry at Texas A&M before being hired in New Orleans, where he relocated with his young family that grew to include three children.

    In 1983, De Leon was ordained as a permanent deacon and took great joy in serving parishioners at our parish during baptisms, weddings, funerals and more. On Facebook, where others post images of family or news stories or political memes, De Leon in the past year took to posting images of flowers—tulips, aster, black-eyed susans, purple roses, dianthus and more.

    Deacon Poncho passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 6, while spending time with his grandchildren. His son said the cause of his collapse and death at age 71 is not yet known. Deacon Poncho will be remembered for his combination of faith, professionalism, kindness and expertise.

    Funeral Arrangements for Deacon Poncho will take place, here, at St. Maria Goretti on Friday, July 27, 2018. Visitation is 8:00am – 11:00am with the Holy Name Society leading the rosary at 9:30am, all organizations are invited to participate in the rosary. The Mass of Christian Burial will start at 11:00am.

    He is proceeded in death by his wife, Margaret Fennelly. Besides Alec, who resides in New Orleans, he leaves behind a daughter, Marisa Reyes, and her husband Vigneer Reyes, of Metairie; and a son, Esteban De Leon, and his wife, Ann Beck, of Bellingham, Wash. Colleagues say De Leon spoke often of his family and was especially proud of his four grandchildren, Vigneer Jr., Cristian, Marilu and Marigny.

    St. Maria Goretti Parish will forever be grateful for Deacon Poncho’s many years of service to our parish. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time.











    Posted by. Joseph Simon on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM



    the St. Maria Goretti Catholic Men's Fellowship presents another Family Movie Night. All are invited.











    Posted by. Joseph Simon on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 12:06 PM



    Registration for the St. Maria Goretti Parish School of Religion Program for Elementary, Middle and High School Students will take place on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 9:30a.m. until12:00 p.m. in Msgr. Gauthreaux Center. The registration fee is $25.00. There is an additional sacramental fee: $15.00 for First Communion and $20.00 for confirmation. All parish students, those attending catholic, public, private, and charter schools , at Sacramental grade levels (second and eleventh) must register for and attend classes in our religious education program as sacramental preparation is the responsibility of the parish . Birth certificates and baptismal certificates are required at registration











    Posted by. Tre Williams on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 4:37 PM



    A huge THANK YOU" to our Goretti Family for your support of the CCD Bake Sale this past April.  Because of your generosity, we were able to send $431 to the priests we support in Uganda.

     

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    Hi Ms Laurelee,

    I send this email to thank you and the little Angels who worked tirelessly to raise funds to support our ministry. I facilitated a wedding for a couple, helped a little girl by the name of, Amentono Gloria to get her certificate and me to shop for the rectory and myself. 

    Once more, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

    With Love and Appreciation,

    Fr. Daniel Ochom 
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    Dear Ms. Laurelee,
    I am glad to hear from you. 
    Thank you so much for your continued support towards our well being in Uganda. You efforts and love indeed make our ministry light.  I pray God blesses your students and the entire Goretti parish and rewards you abundantly. 
    I wish you blessings.
    Fr. Alex  Oketch










    Posted by. Joseph Simon on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:49 AM



    DUE TO SCHEDULING THE GOSPEL CONCERT WILL BEGIN AT 3:30PM











    Posted by. Tre Williams on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:51 PM



    Goretti CYO Sports in association with Metropolitan Youth Sports is offering flag football for children ages 5 to 14. St. Maria Goretti Church has partnered with Metropolitan to make this available to parishioners.  No experience is necessary. Flex Football a form of flag football and is a great way to introduce your child to the sport. The only difference is that participants have added protection through the wearing of soft shell head and body gear. For more details and to register, click the link below.















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