Altar Servers are young men and women from the 4th grade through college who are willing to commit themselves to serve mass and other liturgies throughout the year. Emphasis is placed on responsibility.
Fr. Hoai Nguyen - (985) 652-9100
LADIES ALTAR SOCIETY
The Altar Society, through fundraisers and dues, helps pay for the cleaning of the Church and sanctuary flowers. Other sanctuary appointments are donated when funds are available. The Society organizes social activities and assists the Church and the school in special projects. New members are always welcome. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month ar 12:00 noon in the KC Hall on Fir St.
Carol Montz - 652-5079
The Communion Rite in which we are fed the Body and Blood of Christ is the climax of the Holy Sacrafice of the Mass. The signs of a call to this most sacred ministry to assist the priests with Communion are: a desire to serve the community in this way and a willingness to commit oneself to a serving schedule. The person must be in good standing with the Church and approval of the pastor is required. Eucharistic Ministers are trained by the Archdiocesan Office of Liturgy and are commissioned for a period of three years by the Archbishop.
Deacon Arcuri - (985) 652-9100
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS FOR SHUT-INS
These Ministers bring Communion to those who are homebound for various reasons. The visits include shared prayer, religious instruction when needed, and news of the parish that helps the homebound to feel united to the Church community. Communion will be brought to the hospital on request.
Bonnie Ragas - (985) 652-5928
LECTORS (READERS OF THE WORD)
The duty of a lector is to read the Sacred Scriptures at Mass. Lectors spend time preparing the readings in order to articulate the Inspired Word in the best way possible. If you have a good, strong voice and are willing to be scheduled, you are invited to join this ministry.
Rev. Hoai Nguyen - (985) 652-2882
CHANCEL CHOIR (10:00 AM)
The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:00 AM Liturgy, the Easter Vigil, Christmas Midnight Mass and at special feasts. Drawing its repertoire from a vast collection of musical styles, the choir adds beauty and solemnity to the liturgy. There are no audition requirements to become a member. Rehearsals: Thursdays at 6:15 PM.
Dan Keen - (985) 748-5384
CHILDREN'S CHOIR (11:45 AM)
Making music together, exciting the heart and lifting the soul is the aim of the musicians at the 11:45 AM liturgy. Cantors, organist and support choir welcome musicians interested in nuturing the growth of the Church's treasury of music. Students of public, private and parochial schools are encouraged to join this music ministry. Practice is held on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30.
Angie Kimble 225-939-1921
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR (5:30 PM)
The Contemporary Choir leads the music at the 5:30 PM Mass. Praise and worship is the focus of their musical style. People of all ages are encouraged to lend their vocal and musical talents to the group.
Jennifer Suarez - (985) 652-6460 or Sterling Snowdy - (985) 652-8939
The Ushers have the responsibility of passing the offertory baskets and of arranging for a family (or couple) to bring the gifts to the altar. When the Church is crowded, the Ushers assist in seating parishioners before Mass begins. The Ushers also monitor the orderly flow of the Communion line. All adults who have a desire to serve are welcome to join the Ushers.
Michael Grosse - (985) 651-1723