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    DEACONS’ DUTIES

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Deacon Joe Scimeca, deacon assistant at St. Thomas More Church in Baton Rouge, speaks to the St. Thomas More School sixth-grade religion classes about the roles of deacons in the church.

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    AMERICORPS WORKERS HONORED

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    AmeriCorps/VISTA workers with Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge are shown at a swearing-in ceremony on Friday on the steps of the Louisiana Capitol. Shown, left to right, are Executive Director David Aguillard; Jayne Jason,

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    Pastor Installations

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    FATHER MARTIN INSTALLED

    Bishop Robert W. Muench, left, and Father Gerard “Jerry” Martin speak to each other and the congregation at St.

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    Christ as scout master

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Diocesan scouts honored during awards ceremony

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    Boy and Girl Scouts walked with heads high and backs

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    TRUMPED UP

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A marching dream come true

    The Catholic Commentator

    “Chills.” “Amazing.” “Exhilarating,” “Crazy seeing 90,000 people looking down at me.”

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    Religious Award Winners 2014

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Robert W. Muench delivered a closing address and prayer to area scouts during the annual Catholic Committee on Scouting Religious Awards Ceremony on Sept. 7 at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Baton Rouge.

    Representatives from the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub

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    PICTURES FROM THE PAST

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Young students from St. Augustine School in Klotzville gathered for this photo, which was taken in 1912. St. Augustine Church was originally built by diocesan priests for African-Americans in 1858, and in 1911 the Josephite

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    TREASURES FROM THE DIOCESE

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    A stunning Adalie Brent work welcomes visitors as they enter the St. Joseph Chapel in the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Retreat Center. The painting, completed in 1965, is a representation of Bishop Tracy

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    PETER CLAVER CHOIR

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Knights of Peter Claver Wilfred B. Ricard Council #116 in Baton Rouge sang at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Church during the month of August. Choir director Gerald Berzat organized, set practice

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    OFFICERS ELECTED

    Posted September 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Knights of Columbus Monsignor Arthur Lieux Fourth Degree Assembly 2052 in Gonzales installed new officers for the 2014-2015 fraternal year on Aug. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in French Settlement. Pictured, left to

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    Bishop urges prayer for peace

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Calling peace a “precious gift,” Bishop Robert W. Muench has joined bishops throughout the United States in calling on Catholics to pray for peace and persecuted

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    HOME GROWN

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    OLOL helps employees eat healthier

    The Catholic Commentator

    Rosa Hernandez peaked into the large box of vegetables with a

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    New life in an old church

    Posted September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    The parishioners and pastor of St. Gabriel Church know they have a treasure, they’re just not sure what

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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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