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RCIA candidates feel ‘chosen’ in Catholic faith

Posted March 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Barbara Chenevert 

The Catholic Commentator 

Terrin Lipoma has long been drawn to the Catholic faith, even though she was reared Baptist. She occasionally attended Catholic Mass and even purchased “Catholicism for Dummies” to learn more about the faith. 

Terrin Lipoma, her daughter, Tilton, and friend Ashlynn McCormick are in the RCIA process at Holy Rosary Church in St. Amant. Photo by Barbara Chenevert | The Catholic Commentator

 

But it wasn’t until her 21-year-old daughter and her daughter’s friend joined the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) that Terrin decided to “tag” along. 

On March 1, the three are scheduled participate in the Rite of Election where Bishop Robert W. Muench recognizes those on a journey toward becoming Catholic. They now enter the final stages

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    Diocese to expand special ed program

    The Catholic Commentator

    An innovative special education program being rolled out by the Diocese of Baton Rouge will offer welcome options for families wishing to send their special needs children to a Catholic school.

    Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the Catholic Schools Office is launching its Program for Exceptional Students, which in the first year will include seven sites scattered throughout the diocese.

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    Seminary scholarships established

    Posted February 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Seminary scholarship funds have been established in memory of Fathers Than Vu and Clarence Waguespack, who died during the past year.

    The scholarship funds help defray the cost of tuition, books, room and board for seminarians.

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    FOSTERING FRIENDSHIPS

    Posted February 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    On Jan. 17, the confirmation class of St. Jean Vianney Church in Baton Rouge spent the morning at Landmark of Baton Rouge. As part of their confirmation preparation, the teens spent time visiting, sharing

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    OLOL Livingston receiving award

    Posted February 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Livingston Chamber of Commerce recently selected Our Lady of the Lake Livingston its Large Business of the Year. The award distinguishes the Livingston campus as a trusted resource and integral part of the Livingston Parish community.

    Open

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    Diocese to expand special ed program

    Posted February 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    An innovative special education program being rolled out by the Diocese of Baton Rouge will offer welcome options for families wishing to send their special needs

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    FLAMES OF FAITH

    Posted February 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Seventh-grade students at St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge prepared for Lent by burning old palms under the guidance of religious coordinator Edie Boudreaux, teacher Carol Hill and music and liturgy director Ken Thevenet. The ashes from the palms were distributed Ash Wednesday,

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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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    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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