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Devotions

Tuesdays: Pro-life rosary begins at 11:25 am.
Wednesdays: Vesters following 5:30 pm Mass.
First Wednesdays: Devotion to St. Joseph at 5:30 pm.
Thursdays: Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help after 6:30 am Mass.
First Fridays: Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Sacred Heart of Jesus after 6:30 am Mass.
First Saturdays: Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary after 6:30 am Mass.

Fr. Manny Fernandez Healing Mass

Fr. Manny Fernandez Healing Mass Fr. Manny Fernandez will be having a Mass for Healing at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Lydia on Friday, March 13th. Confessions will be offered starting at 5:00 pm with Holy Mass beginning at 7:00 pm. Individual blessings will be offered after Mass.

For information please call Beth at St. Nicholas Parish at 337-369-7510.

St. Katharine Drexel Feastday Celebration

St. Katharine Drexel  The Feastday of St. Katharine Drexel is Tuesday, March 3rd. St. Katharine Drexel was born in 1858 and died on March 3, 1955. She was an heiress who devoted her life fortune to serving the Eucharistic Christ through the Black and Native American people. She founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament who served throughout the country, but especially in Acadiana. At the time of her death, her Sisters were serving in 48 elementary schools (including St. Edward in New Iberia), 12 high schools and one college (Xavier University in New Orleans). She taught us how to live united in the Eucharistic Christ.

The Associates of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament will also host a Holy Hour on Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 pm at St. Edward Church, New Iberia. Before the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a relic of St. Katharine will be venerated.

Please join us in worshipping Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and remembering St. Katharine who walked these holy grounds in New Iberia.

Televised Mass for the Homebound

Is someone you love unable to join us at church during this holy time of Lent and Easter? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in Catholic Mass on TV or watch online anytime on Sundays at www.HeartoftheNation.org.

Local Mass on The Web

St. Mary Mother of the Church Parish (Lafayette) is streaming their Sunday 8:00 AM Mass. The homebound, as well as residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes can watch the Mass “live” at 8:00 AM on Sundays or watch the video recording of the Mass any time on Sunday or during the rest of the week.

Go to https://www.stmarych.com/live.

Catholic Schools Week

Throughout the United States, the week of January 27th was celebrated as Catholic Schools week. Here in our own community that week was filled with exciting activities at both Catholic High and St. Edwards. On Thursday, January 30th, our two schools came together at Catholic High to celebrate our annual Mass for this beautiful occasion. This year we were truly blessed to have Bishop Deshotel as the celebrant and homilist. Many thanks to Dr. Stella Arabie and Mrs. Karen Bonin and their faculties and staffs for all the good work that is done to make Catholic education such a vibrant ministry in our New Iberia community.

Catholic Schools Week

Lenten Mission

Journey Towards New Life

Our parish Lenten Mission this year will be preached by The Very Rev. Chester Arceneaux, V.F., Pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Lafayette. The theme of the mission this year is “Journey Towards New Life: The Transforming Power of Prayer, Fasting and Giving.” The mission will be from Tuesday, March 3rd through Thursday, March 5th. The mission talks will be in the context of Holy Mass which will be celebrated at 6:30 pm each of those evenings.

Please save the date on your personal calendar and help spread the word to others of our Lenten Mission opportunity.

Lenten Disciplines

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Mass Intentions

Having a Mass offered for a personal intention, a living or deceased member of one’s family, in thanksgiving, or for the poor souls is a very pious and fruit-filled action. The fruits that come from this are manifold and far reaching. As we are currently accepting Mass Intentions for the 2020 Liturgical Year, we would like to take a moment to remind all who wish to have intentions made that the deadline for submitting intentions for them to appear in the bulletin is two weeks before the date you wish to have your intention fulfilled. An example would be, if one would like an intention offered on the weekend of February 22nd – 23rd, the intention would need to be submitted to the parish office on or before Friday, February 14th.

While the deadline may seem to be far in advance, our standard bulletin publication deadline for information is also two weeks prior to the date that is selected for the event. This deadline allows for all the needed information to be submitted, processed, and entered into the bulletin. There are times however, that the publishing firm will set early deadlines for the bulletin namely: Easter, Christmas, New Year's, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving to name a few. In this case the deadline would still remain two weeks prior. Please note, that intentions will not be taken if the two-week deadline has passed. We want to ensure that our parishioners and their intentions are being properly noted and fulfilled. We thank you for your understanding and your willingness to assist us in properly care and fulfillment of these great treasures and the greatest prayer.

Rest in the Care of the Lord Men's Retreat

Rest in the Care of the Lord Mens Retreat

Carrying the Light of Faith

This year, 2020, marks the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. The Diocese will kick off a several months of activities in his honor, starting with the Bishop’s Services Appeal that launches next weekend. Pope Pius IX declared Joseph as “God’s greatest treasure.” Our BSA theme and use of the image of Joseph, invites us all to open our hearts to giving of our treasure just as Joseph opened his heart and home to Mary and Jesus.