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Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, April 24, 2017
 

JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS…


We commonly refer to prayer as a talk with Jesus. But can a talk with a friend be a talk with Jesus? “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal ... But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors ... Next, to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.” These are the words of C. S. Lewis from his work entitled, “The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses.” His perspective gives a talk with Jesus a different dimension. When we consider our neighbors as immortal and holy objects, every act on their behalf becomes a prayer, that is, a talk with Jesus.
 
BIBLE STUDY 3RD SUNDAY AFTER EASTER YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Tre Williams on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
 
We are currently in the process of moving all of the photos in our photo gallery to a different service. We will have the photos back online shortly... Thanks.
 
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
 



LORD, INCREASE MY FAITH! GIVE ME A FAITH THAT IS VICTORIOUS!

LORD, INCREASE MY FAITH! GIVE ME A FAITH THAT IS VICTORIOUS! A popular television network sports show used to begin its telecast with the promise to take its viewers from, “the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat.” This Palm Sunday, the readings take us from the thrill of victory – Jesus’ celebrated arrival in Jerusalem, to His agony and death on the cross – that some would call defeat, to His glorious Resurrection. During this Holy Week, we celebrate the divine steps to our salvation. Therefore, we go from victory, to defeat, to glorious victory. Victorious faith is total obedience and dependence on God. Lord, give me victorious faith!
 
BIBBLE STUDY PALM SUNDAY PASSION SUDNAY 2017 YEAR A.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, March 20, 2017
 


A FAITH THAT ENLIGHTENS – LET ME SEE WHAT YOU SEE?

We are blind to our blindness. Consider the two police officers in Hayward, California, who beat a blind man with their batons after mistaking his collapsible cane for an illegal martial arts weapon. The officers did not identify themselves, and the man fought back, thinking he was being mugged.
What do we really know? We are made in the image and likeness of God, who sees all, knows all and is all. Yet, we are limited by our own vision and don’t know how little we know. We walk by faith and not by sight. That is why we must see with the eyes of a follower of Christ and constantly pray to see what God sees.
 
BIBLE STUDY 4TH SUNDAY IN LENT YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Tre Williams on Wednesday, March 8, 2017
 
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Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, February 20, 2017
 

If you Love Him, Trust Him!

On what was called “Black Monday”, October 19, 1987, when the Dow plunged 508 points, at the request of the Pacific Stock Exchange, a suicide watch was placed on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. During the same week, in Miami, a longtime speculator who lost large sums in the market's crash walked into the local Merrill Lynch brokerage office and requested to see his broker and the office manager. He opened his briefcase, took out a handgun, and shot and killed the two men and himself. A friend commented, “His entire life was devoted to the market, and it collapsed around him. The god that he trusted had let him down.” This incident dramatizes that we cannot serve God and mammon. Mammon is an Aramaic word, mamona, meaning wealth or property. Serving wealth brings anxiety. Serving God brings peace.
 
BIBLE STUDY 8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A 2017 IF YOU LOVE HIM, TRUST HIM..pdf
 
 
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. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, February 6, 2017
 

YOU CAN DO BETTER!

We grow up with rules. There are rules for everything. Rules rule! Here are a few that may sound familiar: Rules of the House: If you sleep on it, make it up. If you wear it, hang it up. If you drop it- pick it up. If you eat out of it- wash it. If you spill it, wipe it up. If you turn it on- turn it off. If you open it, close it. If you move it, put it back. If you like it, share it. If you receive it, give thanks for it. If you lost it, find it or replace it. If you broke it, repair it. Likewise, we should not be surprised to find rules in God’s world.
In the Old Testament, God gave rules to govern the conduct of the Chosen People. In the New Testament, Jesus gave the purpose behind the rules. He taught us that we must do better than just keeping the rules. We are called to live the rules according to His purpose.
 
BIBLE STUDY 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A 2107.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, January 30, 2017
 


SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT!

It is a fact that a pound of meat is affected by a quarter-pound of salt. If this is true that Christians are the salt of the earth, where is the effect of what Jesus spoke? Our spiritual character is tested daily by our life’s circumstances. Salt had a different meaning when Jesus walked the earth.
Today, salt is associated with illnesses such as high blood pressure. Similarly, the world seems to dilute the Gospel of Christ, which is the light of Jesus Christ and its believers the salt of the earth. It is almost as though the world seeks to deplete our love of God and love of neighbor. It seeks to dim the light of Christ in us and take away our “saltiness,” that is, our influence. But the salt that Jesus referred to is the power of the Holy Spirit that we received at Baptism and through life. We are required to demonstrate that power to the world. Show them what you got!
 
BIBLE STUDY FIFTH SUNDAY INORDINARY TIME YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, January 23, 2017
 


TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED!


According to a December 2014 Pew Research Center report, money is the number one stress factor in the lives of Americans. In the meantime, the rich get richer and the poorer get poorer. Health concerns, employment, and personal relationships are additional stress points in this society. So how does a Christian manage these anxieties? The answer is in our attitude.
The Christian must know that it is God’s grace that sustains us, that empowers us, that protects us, that heals us. We are blessed. We just have to have an attitude of being blessed. Some say that attitude is more important than facts. Knowing that we are blessed relieves the stress of conforming to the world. We are too blessed to be stressed!
 
BIBLE STUDY 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 


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