SLKF Knights council donates $75,000 to vocations

Posted May 27, 2018 at 1:00 am

By Richard Meek

The Catholic Commentator

A $75,000 donation to the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Baton Rouge highlighted the disbursement of funds from the former Knights of Columbus Father Maynard Hurst Council 9016 at St. Louis King of France Church in Baton Rouge.

St. Louis King of France Knights of Columbus Council 9016 recently donated $75,000 to the Vocations Office in memory of  Father Maynard Hurst benefitting seminarians as they prepare for their eventual ordination. The council disbursed a little more than $300,000 through Chalice. St. Louis King of France Church closed in 2017. Catholic Commentator file photo

 

A little more than $330,000 was remaining in the fund of Chalice, Inc., which was where the majority of the funds were invested, when the parish closed  in 2017, resulting in thoughtful decisions as to how to disburse those funds. A series of meetings

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    St. Elizabeth continues Sodality tradition

    By Bonny Van  

    The Catholic Commentator

    Seventh- and eighth-grade girls of St. Elizabeth School in Paincourtville, dressed in white uniform shirts and pale blue skirts, the color of blue often associated with the mantle worn by the Blessed Virgin Mary, made their way to the front pews of St. Elizabeth Church. They were followed by their male classmates, who were dressed in khaki pants, white dress shirts and pale blue ties. Some of the students were holding the hands of much younger students,

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    First Communion full of grace

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator 

    James Gary received his first Communion at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge on April 28, his family treasured the moment as a milestone in a journey filled with moments of “Grace” since their daughter lost her life while on the verge of receiving her first Communion.  

     Most Blessed Sacrament Church first Communion recipient James Gary and MBS Director of

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    Diocesan Prayer for the Selection of a New Bishop

     Lord Jesus,

    you are the Good Shepherd

    who laid down your life for your sheep.

    As the Good Shepherd,

    you call other leaders

    to guide and care for your flock.

    We pray that you send forth

    your Holy Spirit

    to inspire your Church

    in selecting a new Bishop

    for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

    May he be a shepherd,

    after your own heart,

    who will lead us

    to deepen our love for you

    and for each other.

    May he guide us

    to create the unity you intend

    for our entire human family

    as one flock with one shepherd.

    We pray this in your name,

    Jesus Christ,

    our Shepherd and Lord.

    Amen.

    ‘Getaway’ rejuvenates parish DREs

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 1:58 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis of the Diocese of Baton Rouge provided a “getaway” for directors of religious education who spent a busy year overseeing first Communions, confirmation and Parish School of Religion classes at a Renewing

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    SLKF Knights council donates $75,000 to vocations

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 1:33 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    A $75,000 donation to the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Baton Rouge highlighted the disbursement of funds from the former Knights of Columbus Father Maynard Hurst Council 9016 at St. Louis King of France Church in Baton

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    Nun Run raises money for Rosaryville 

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 1:22 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    By his own account, Buster Matthews figures he has run close to 82,000 miles since taking up the sport in 1979.

    The Dembrun family of Covington finish together at the finish line of the 5th Annual Nun Run at

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    Works of Mercy helping teen live her dream

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 1:14 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

    Kari Stephens’s early childhood memories remain a bit fuzzy, tucked away in a remote corner of her teenage mind.

    Kari Stephens, right, is one of the Works of Mercy Fellows for 2018. The Diocese of Baton Rouge’s Works of

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    SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICE

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Priests of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Bishop Robert W. Muench participated in a prayer service at St. Joseph Cathedral on May 9. Bishop Muench and the clergy members shared dinner after the service. On May 16, the permanent deacons

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    Multicultural service planned

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 1:00 am

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator

    On June 3, the feast of Corpus Christi, faithful from throughout the Diocese of Baton Rouge will come together as one body, one church in prayer and song for a multicultural prayer service, coordinated by the diocesean Racial Harmony Commission.

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    HATS OFF!!

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Seniors celebrate graduation 

    By Bonny Van

    The Catholic Commentator

    Group pictures, high-fives, hugs and laughter. It’s a list of

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    Eye on Special Session

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Richard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator 

    Catholic school officials will be keeping a keen eye on the current special session of the Louisiana Legislature, which convened May 22.  

    Up

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    St. Elizabeth continues Sodality tradition

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Bonny Van  

    The Catholic Commentator

    Seventh- and eighth-grade girls of St. Elizabeth School in Paincourtville, dressed in white uniform shirts and pale blue skirts, the color of blue often associated with the

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    First Communion full of grace

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator 

    James Gary received his first Communion at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Baton Rouge on April 28, his family treasured

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    Bishop Muench Flashback

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Although a native of Lexington, Kentucky, Bishop Robert W. Muench was raised in New Orleans and always enjoyed sharing his Mardi Gras spirit with students in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Above, he is shown

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    LISTEN TO HARMONY

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge hosted a Sounds of CommUNITY concert on April 29 at Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. The concert is part of the Interfaith Federation’s efforts to create harmony through

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    Cristo Rey to receive new sports equipment

    Posted April 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Former LSU Tigers and NFL star Justin Vincent and UnitedHealthcare are donating new sports equipment to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School to replace equipment that was damaged in the 2016 flood. The donation was made possible by a $10,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to Vincent’s Dreambuilders program. The Dreambuilders

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