NEW ORLEANS Our Lady of the Cenacle Retreat Center, Women’s Retreat – “The Infinite Tenderness of God,” Feb. 19-21. Presenter: Reverend Jacob DuMont, LC. God is infinite love and out of that love, he created and redeemed us. Father DuMont currently serves as the local superior and chaplain for Lumen Institute, as well as a spiritual director for the seminarians at Notre Dame Seminary. Their capacity is limited due to COVID-19 – registration on a first come first serve basis. A non-refundable deposit is required. Details: to register, contact the retreat office at (504) 267-9604 or https://www.neworleansretreats.org/retreats.
Women’s Retreat – “Lent: Untying the “NOTS” – Feb. 24-26. Presenter: Sister Judy Gomila, MSC. With God’s grace, this Lent can be different. The retreat offers an opportunity to eliminate the “nots” in your vocabulary and to get busy living in spiritual fitness leading to deep Resurrection Joy! A Marianite Sister of Holy Cross and New Orleans native, Sister Judith is known for her practical spirituality and storytelling. She speaks from a grateful and happy heart and delights in interfacing with the “people of Gawd.” Their capacity is limited due to COVID-19 – registration on a first come first serve basis. Details: to register, contact the retreat office at (504) 267-9604 or https://www.neworleansretreats.org/retreats.
PARISH, SCHOOL AND FAMILY EVENTS
GREENVILLE St. Joseph, Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers are needed on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Please come to 711 Washington Avenue if you can help. Details: church office (662) 335-5251.
JACKSON St. Richard, Volunteers are needed for Meals-On-Wheels and Stewpot Lunch and Pantry. St. Richard Meals-On-Wheels delivers meals from an assigned menu to the Jackson area the second Tuesday of every month. St. Richard sends volunteers to Stewpot Lunch Service and Pantry one week per quarter. Details: call Tommy Lamas at the church office (601) 366-2335 or email him email@example.com.
NATCHEZ St. Mary Basilica, Oremus Study Program For Lent, St. Mary will be offering a study program for parishioners who wish to deepen their prayer life. The Oremus program is from Ascension Press, led by Father Mark Toups of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and teaches you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over the course of eight weeks, you will discover how God speaks to you, even in the smallest encounters. Following the Tradition of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn how to express yourself to God in prayer and how to hear his voice. We intend to offer the program in both an in-person and a virtual format. Watch the bulletin for more information regarding registration for the program. Details: church office (601) 445-5616.
VIRTUAL The Diaconate: Are you called? If you think you may be called to the permanent diaconate, the Diocese of Jackson is offering a series of five inquiry meetings via Zoom. Are you called? – Saturday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 17; What’s involved? – Saturday, March 13; The application process – Saturday, March 20; and Meeting recap – Wednesday, March 24. Details: Deacon John McGregor, Director of the Permanent Diaconate – firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE: ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS BANKRUPTCY ABUSE CLAIM DEADLINE
The Archdiocese of New Orleans has declared bankruptcy. If you were sexually abused in connection with the Archdiocese, including schools, orphanages, parishes, or an affiliated ministry, you could receive compensation but you need to file a claim so it is received by March 1, 2021. Sexual Abuse Survivors include anyone who was sexually abused, on or before May 1, 2020, and believe the Archdiocese may be legally responsible for the sexual abuse. This may include sexual abuse in connection with any entity or activity associated with the Archdiocese, including schools, orphanages, parishes, or an affiliated ministry. You can obtain further information and materials by visiting www.NOLAchurchclaims.com or calling 1-877-476-4389.