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STA senior helping youth truck through their life journey

Posted July 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator

Madeline Lanier, 17, a member of St. Helena Church in Amite, played the part of a grumbling Hebrew during the Israelite’s 40-year journey in the wilderness for a skit at the church parish’s Vacation Bible School.

Madeline Lanier, 17

Hometown: Amite

School: St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Parish: St. Helena Church

 

Many of the children identified with Lanier as she asked Moses the question that many of them have asked their own parents when on a long trip: Are we there yet?

Lanier, a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is committed to working with children. She said accompanying children and her peers on their faith journey brings her further along in hers.

In speaking about her VBS role, the good-natured teen said with a laugh that she played the role of the complainer “quite well.” However, she said the skit challenged the children and her to ward off

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    ‘UNIFORMS FOR KIDS’ DONATES SMILES

    St. Vincent de Paul program helps dress kids for school
    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    The lines start early. The people come in all shapes and sizes. Small children excited to get their first school uniform, older children reluctant to admit they might be glad that school begins soon. Parents in need of help with school start-up costs. It’s opening day for the distribution of Uniforms for Kids.

    Cheryl Scott and Gerry Malone sort school uniforms for the annual Uniforms for Kids program that distributes almost 25,000 uniforms to families in need. Photo by Barbara Chenevert

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    PASTOR INSTALLATION

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench, left, installs Father Eric Gyan as pastor of St. Theresa of Avila Church in Gonzales at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on July 20. Many family and friends were in attendance. Father Gyan

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    TREASURES FROM THE DIOCESE

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A beautiful painting of Mary adorns the ceiling of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Plattenville. The church was completed in 1856 and according to minutes from a parish council meeting on

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    PICTURES FROM THE PAST

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The sanctuary at St. Joseph Cathedral, pictured here in the early 1900s, is far different today. The church was renovated in a period from 1966-70 in keeping with guidelines established by the Second Vatican Council.

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    KC Donation

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    On May 26 the Knights of Columbus Council 7856 in St. Francisville and Jackson delivered a check for $3500 to Frances Broussard, center, of the Problem Pregnancy Center in Baton Rouge.  The donation was from the

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    Community urged to ‘Survive, Don’t Drive’

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    New campaign spreads educational health message for heart attack victims
    Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is launching a community awareness campaign to help address a national health care issue. ”Survive, Don’t Drive” urges Louisiana residents to call 911

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    Changing hearts through music

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    One year ago, Tori Harris was waiting on tables in a Nashville restaurant, joking that she walked around

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    Crisis may affect funding

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Catholic Charities USA has become a major player in assisting with the burgeoning immigration crisis in southwest Texas but the result may be a reduction

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    SEWING SEMINARIAN

    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 am


    The Catholic Commentator

    The seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary College were observing Tet, the Vietnamese New

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    COMMUNITY EFFORT

    Posted May 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Volunteers help link St. Philomena’s past to its future

    The Catholic Commentator

    Workers took great care in putting the finishing touches on the refinished sanctuary, one of the final projects

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    COLLECTOR OF LIFE

    Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Organist’s home reflection of his heart

    By Barbara Chenevert

    The Catholic Commentator

    If every item in his home has a story to tell, then Robbie Giroir has a lot to talk about. Musician, teacher, pilot and collector extraordinaire, Giroir’s home is a thumbprint of his life,

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