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Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Saturday, May 27, 2017
 


DON’T JUST STAND THERE, DO SOMETHING!

St. Pope John Paul II, in Redemptoris Missio, his 1990 encyclical announcing a New Evangelization said, “No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church, can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples.” To be sure, evangelization is not something to do occasionally or even most of the time. It is something that we must do all of the time. It is the identity of the church. It is the purpose of the Church. Faith is only worth having when we give it away. That is why we Christians who believe and have been baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, cannot wait for others to spread the Gospel. We must spread the gospel ourselves.
 
BIBLE STUDY ASCENSION OF YOUR LORD YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, May 15, 2017
 

SHAME THE WORLD – SHOW SOME LOVE.

In a world that celebrates violence, it is difficult to be a person of peace. The Nobel Peace Prize and other awards are designed to encourage individuals to sacrifice for peace. Some of us live in cities known for violence. The United Sates has been fighting two wars for more than ten years in response to the violence inflicted on this country. The obsession with violence continues, as the claimed right to bear arms replaces the right to health care, public welfare, and safety. The Gospel of Jesus Christ calls us to love, forgive and care for each other. This cannot be accomplished at the point of, or in the possession of a weapon of violence. Isn’t it time that we who profess to love Jesus Christ shame the world and show some love?
 
BIBLE STUDY 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A 2017.pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, May 8, 2017
 


ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!

Morpheus in the movie “The Matrix” is famous for these words, “There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” The truth of this saying lies in the fact that it is often easier to know what to do than to do it. As we continue on our Christian journey, we often find it easier to know the Commandments of God and the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ than to follow them. We often find that our words do not match our conduct. But what if we stopped professing our faith in words and simply acted our faith in Jesus. Then we would not only know the path to heaven, we would also walk it.
 
BIBLE STUDY 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A 2017 - ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS..pdf
 
 
Posted by. Deacon Terrel Broussard on Monday, May 1, 2017
 


WHO’S CALLING ME?



Though we may not realize it, we are all called for a special mission by God, Himself. He has called us since our baptism to be holy, to live His Gospel of Truth and to live eternally with Him in heaven. Additionally, we are given special missions during our lives when we are doing ordinary things and when we least expect it. David, the youngest of many brothers, was tending sheep when summoned by Samuel. Abraham was minding his own business in Ur. Jeremiah was a shy and unwilling youth. In other words, God calls us when we are running errands, doing the ordinary, thankless tasks of life. But how do we know that it is God who calls us? It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we recognize that God calls each of us according to His purpose.
 
BIBLE STUDY 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A 2017 WHO'S CALLING ME.pdf
 
 
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. 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
 
Click link below to view more photos of the RCIA Rite of Election
 
 
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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!!!
 
 
 


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