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Posted October 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

Parishes begin to rebuild

Rachele Smith

The Catholic Commentator

Contract workers from Belfor Property Restoration have been working 14 hours a day to get the facilities at St. Alphonsus Church and School in Greenwell Springs up and running.

Workers with Belfor Property Restoration replace flooring in St. Alphonsus Church in Greenwell Springs. Workers at the church and St. Alphonsus School have been working tirelessly to get the campus fully operational after historic flooding hit the Baton Rouge area in August. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator

 

The first priority was getting its school operational first, according to St. Alphonsus Pastor Father

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    BREAKING NEWS: Three Catholic Schools named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools

    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

    Three Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016, according to an announcement made by Secretary of Education John King, Jr. today (Sept. 28).

    Students at St. Thomas More School in Baton Rouge release blue balloons after finding out their school was named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Two other Catholic schools in the diocese, St.

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    Diocese of Baton Rouge Disaster Assistance Fund

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Diocese of Baton Rouge community during these difficult times. The historic flooding that has taken place has impacted nearly every corner of our diocese, and our parishes and schools are struggling to recover in an effort to provide for the spiritual and educational needs of their parishioners and students.

    In order to support these efforts, the Diocese of Baton Rouge has established a special account, “Diocese of Baton Rouge Disaster Assistance Fund.” Monetary donations are critically needed at this time.

    To

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    HONORING LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Posted September 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

    St. John the Baptist Church in Brusly celebrated a special Blue Mass on Sept. 25 to honor all law enforcement officials. Pastor Father Matt Lorrain said members of law enforcement have their

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    Pierre Part families offer camps for evacuees

    Posted September 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Cynthia Richard slipped under her covers around midnight on Aug. 14, apprehensive about the torrential rains that showed no signs of abetting but consoled by assurances from her son-in-law, who lived a few

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    HOUMA-THIBODAUX DONATIONS

    Posted September 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, a New Roads native, presented a check to Bishop Robert W. Muench to assist in the relief efforts. Bishop Fabre said $200,000 was collected during

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    Grand School News

    Posted September 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

     

     

     

    STREET PARTY

    Blue skies and a brilliant early fall sun greeted hundreds of people who attended the annual Grand Day at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge. Parents, their children and their grandchildren attended a special

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    RETURNING TO NORMAL

    Posted September 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Workers with Belfor Property Restoration replace

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    Commentator debuts new feature

    Posted September 30, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Beginning in this issue on page 2, The Catholic Commentator is debuting Life-Giving Faith, a new feature where a catechist from the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis will preview the Sunday readings for the next two weeks. In this issue, Dina DePaula, director

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    Building clears big hurdle

    Posted September 14, 2016 at 4:17 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    A proposed archives building to house valuable religious and civil records from throughout the Diocese of Baton Rouge took a major step forward Sept. 12 when

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    Tasman urges educators to ‘grow the kingdom’

    Posted September 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator 

    “Grow the kingdom of God here on Earth.” 

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    That’s what Robert Tasman, executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, encouraged educators to do this year in the

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