Bishop Robert W. Muench’s 2018 Winter Schedule

Posted January 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

Sacrament of Confirmation  

Saturday, Jan. 13 | 4:00 PM St. Anne/St. Anthony, Sorrento  

Thursday, Jan. 18 | 7:00 PM St. John the Baptist, Brusly  

Friday, Jan. 19 | 7:00 PM Immaculate Conception, Denham Springs  

Saturday, Jan. 20 | 4:00 PM Ascension/St. Francis/Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Ascension/Donaldsonville  

Monday, Jan. 22 | 7:00 PM St. Theresa of Avila, Gonzales 

Tuesday, Jan. 23 | 7:00 PM St. Mark, Gonzales 

Wednesday, Jan. 24 | 7:00 PM St. Stephen/St. Joseph, French Settlement  

Thursday, Jan. 25 | 7:00 PM Our Lady of Mercy, Baton Rouge  

Tuesday, Jan. 30 | 6:30 PM St. Joseph, Paulina  

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    Moved by Faith

    The quickness with which some patients are up and walking so soon after their surgical procedures never ceases to amaze. A perfect way to avoid troubling complications, movement proves essential in a patient’s recovery. It also serves as a simple corrective to the less active lifestyle so common in our age. The popularity of step counting devices like the Fitbit and similar smartphone apps suggest we recognize the need to be more intentional in even the most conventional of our daily activities.

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    Bishop Muench’s annual Christmas message

    Dearest Sisters and Brothers in the Lord, 

    “Say to those who are frightened: Be strong fear not! Here is our God, he comes to save us” (Is 3:4). 

    As Christmas 2017 nears, we again approach in awe and wonder the manger of Bethlehem and the presence of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Comprehending the mystic truth of the Word becoming Flesh and living among us (Jn 1:14) requires us to realize Jesus is the third word of God;

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    Special collection set to benefit St. Joseph Abbey

    St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Covington, have had a profound influence on the life of the Catholic Church in the Deep South. For over 125 years the monks of the abbey have been educating and forming young men as candidates for the priesthood. This has been their primary mission and their lasting legacy. Most of our own diocesan priests studied there.

    The monks began this ministry in 1889 at the invitation of the newly installed Archbishop of New Orleans,

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    Planting seeds today for the future

    A single millimeter amounts to little more than the head of a pin, the tip of a ballpoint, a lower case “o” in this size print. It is the diameter of a typical mustard seed. And yet, in the words of Jesus, faith no greater than that yields a harvest worthy of heaven. “I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”

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    Parish priests to attend Fall Retreat

    Dear people of God of the Diocese of Baton Rouge,

    Your pastor will be attending a mandatory Priest retreat from Monday, Oct. 2, through Thursday, Oct. 5. The September retreat at the Louisiana Priests Convention, held every four years, will take the place of the Diocesan Annual Priests’ Formation Days held in January. The October retreat is the Clergy Fall Retreat mandatory every other year.

    I know this may affect certain regular ministries, such

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    Parish priests to attend two upcoming retreats

    Dear people of God of the Diocese of Baton Rouge,

    Your pastor will be attending two mandatory Priest Retreats from Tuesday, Sept. 19, through Thursday, Sept. 21, and Monday, Oct. 2, through Thursday, Oct. 5. The September retreat is the Louisiana Priests Convention held every four years which will take the place of the Diocesan Annual Priests’ Formation Days held in January. The October retreat is the Clergy Fall Retreat mandatory every other year.

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    Bishop Robert W. Muench’s 2017-2018 School Year

    Confirmed Reconciliation Services & Annual Visits  

    School/Reconciliation Sevices
     
    St. Michael High School  

    Wednesday , Sept. 6 

    Thursday, Sept. 7  

    St. Joseph’s Academy 

    Monday, Sept. 11  

    Tuesday, Sept. 12  

    Catholic High School  

    Thursday , Sept. 14  

    Friday, Sept. 15  

    School/Reconciliation Services 2nd semester 

    St. Joseph’s Academy  

    Monday, Jan. 29  

    Tuesday, Jan. 30

    Catholic High School  

    Thursday , Feb. 1  

    Friday , Feb. 2  

    St. Michael High School 

    Monday, Feb. 5  

    Tuesday, Feb. 6  

    School/Annual visits  

    Catholic High Point Coupee School  

    Monday, Oct.

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    Bishop Muench’s statement on Charlottesville tragedy

    I join my brother bishops throughout the United States and our Diocesan Commission on Racial Harmony in condemning the shameful display of racism that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    I embrace the words of the Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank Dewane, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development:

    “We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism. At the same time, we stand

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