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24 Hours for the Lord ‘like heaven for a brief period of time’

Posted April 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator

“Oh Lord, let my prayer rise like incense before you,” rang the notes of an arrangement of Psalm 141 with angelic, harp-like grace during the first evening prayer session of 24 Hours for the Lord at St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge on March 31.

Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament during 24 Hours for the Lord at St. Aloysius Church in Baton Rouge are, from left, Anthony, Marco, Kari and Gino Canizaro. Photo by Debbie Shelley | The Catholic Commentator

 

“When we light candles and thank God for the gift of light (Jesus), we

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    The Catholic Commentator

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    Palm Sunday

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    The Catholic Commentator

    For three consecutive nights, the north Baton Rouge community was electrified with the Holy Spirit, sparked by the rousing homilies of revivalist Father Gregory Chisholm SJ of Harlem, New York.

    Father Gregory Chisholm SJ of Harlem, New York energized standing room only crowds for three consecutive nights during the fourth annual Lenten Tri-Parish Revival in Baton Rouge from March 20-22. Photo by Richard Meek | The

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    Final part of a two-part series

    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

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    Taken in its most basic description, an examination of conscience involves looking back at your words or actions and determining how you reflected the Gospels.

    Yet, an examination of conscience is more than

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    Fear becomes blessing

    By Debbie Shelley

    The Catholic Commentator

    “Frankly I was scared to death,” said Barbara Helm about the panic she experienced regarding the value-eroding messages presented, particularly by the media, in the 1980s as she and her husband, Dr. Boyd Helms, raised five children, ranging from infant to 18- years-old.

    Pictured at a Holy Family Institute day of recollection are, from left, top row, James Dupre, Daisy Dupre, Mildred Mumphrey, Roselyn Curran, Laura Kranske, Barbara

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    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

    It started as a simple request.

    Michael deGraauw, a junior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, was looking for an Eagle Scout project.

    Darrell Jones, far right, works on getting one of the newly constructed crosses

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    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

    Faith and art came alive, literally, at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Tickfaw on April 9.

    Recreating Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of “The Last Supper” on Palm Sunday at Our Lady of Pompeii Church are, from left, Terry Vitrano as St. Nathaniel (and also referred to as St. Bartholomew), Bob Roy as

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    By Ricard Meek

    The Catholic Commentator

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    Father Andrew Merrick

    Ordained May 31, 2008 by Bishop Muench at St.

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    By Rachele Smith

    The Catholic Commentator

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    Mission trip volunteers from St. Alphonsus Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan gather for a photo with Father Chuong Cao CSsR, far right, during one of their last nights together in Baton Rouge.

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