World Youth Day

The 2014 diocesan celebration of World Youth Day, “Be Still and Listen,” is scheduled for Sunday, October 26 at St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, with activities scheduled 1 to 6 PM. Visit for info.

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge is one of the most respected charitable organizations in the capital city. For nearly a century and a half, St. Vincent de Paul has faithfully invested in people throughout the area, addressing “the needs of the poor within Baton Rouge and the surrounding community since 1865; providing hot meals to those who would otherwise go hungry, warm beds to those who would have no place to sleep, medications to those who could not afford them on their own, and the mandatory uniforms that children need to attend school.”

Readers of 225 Magazine recently selected the Society of St. Vincent de Paul “the best non-profit organization in Baton Rouge” for the second year in a row. As the organization itself has noted, “We believe we are giving a hand up, and not a hand out. We move to better the lives of those we help, and move them towards self-sufficiency and a better quality of life.” To contribute financially or to volunteer your time, please visit


“The Cloud”

A cloud in the sky, 

Ezekiel’s chariot
Flashing by.

 In the meadow see
Under the peach tree
Roses glow,
They you appear.

 And the tears flow
In the thin air
Upon your face
O messenger.

From Raissa Maritain,
Twentieth Century Catholic
Philosopher and Poet

Ministry and Theology Courses

Area Ministry and Theology classes continue into the fall. For information, contact Tammy Vidrine, (225) 336-8760, or visit the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis web page and calendar at the following: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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