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Holy Ghost Catholic Church

2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Nomination

   The office of Black Catholics of the Diocese of Lafayette will recognize individuals who have exemplified the characteristics and heroic virtues of Rev. King and have contributed to their local faith community and or greater community in a sustainable way. The Diocesan celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and legacy is on Friday, January 18, 2019 at a special Mass to be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.

      The criteria for selection of an individual for this award are as follows: a) Must be a parishioner, b) Must have been a member of the parish for the past three (3) years, c) Must have made service related contributions to the Church community, d) Must have exemplified the characteristics and heroic virtues of Rev. King, and have contributed to his/her local faith community (i.e. church parish) and/or greater community in a substantial way, possess qualities of leadership and will be a first-time recipient, e) No self Nomination.

Applications are available at the entrance of the church or at the Parish Office. Deadline is December 12, 2018. You may place your completed form in the collection basket or drop off the form to the Church Office at the regular office hours. You may also mail it to the Church Office at PO Box 1785, Opelousas, LA 70571. Attention Pastor. Nomination form available here.

 

Centennial Mass

All are invited – the closing Mass for the Centennial Year of our Diocese will be December 12th at the Cajundome Convention Center at 6pm.  Our Diocese and the wonderful people of our diocese and how God has poured forth His Love and guidance upon us in these last 100 Years will be the focus – A Century of Love. Along with the Mass, there will be a Historical Display before and after the Mass as well as a presentation of the many people and cultures of our Diocese.  The doors will open at 4:30 because there will be much to be a part of and see.  All Catholics throughout our whole Diocese are invited and encouraged to attend. Please mark your calendars.

 

 

Stage Play

Location: St. Pius X Elementary School Auditourium

December 6 & 7, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Tolton: From Slave to Priest  is a professional Catholic theater production based on the life of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American priest. This live, one-man multimedia drama opened in October 2017, and is currently on a national tour, performing in venues such as churches, schools, and theaters. Tolton features all elements of professional theater, including set, lighting effects, video elements, and an original musical score.

Fr. Tolton’s compelling story has the potential to renew the faith of Catholics of every ethnicity, encourage vocations, bring hope to communities desperately in need of healing, and inspire all to work for reconciliation and peace by following his heroic example. “I pray that all can know Fr. Tolton’s holiness and friendship.” says Defilippis. “I also pray that through this project, African Americans will no longer wonder if their story – which is really our story is worth hearing.”

Admission is $25 per person.

 

  

 

 

 

Support our Capital Campaign

Click on the banner below to read more about our "One in the Spirit" Capital Campaign. This campaign is for raising funds to build a new Parish Life Center which will include a large hall for various events, a well equipped kitchen and class rooms for Religious Education and meetings.

 

 

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Our Mission: Holy Ghost Faith Community invites its members to a personal conversion to God the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit and is committed to teach and share the Good News of Christ to others.

 

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CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

Weekend Mass Schedules

 

            

           

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION: Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. During the week: 6:30 a.m. and at any time by appointment.  Click Here to learn more                  

Baptism: Please meet with a priest to register for the Baptism preparation Class which usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month. Baptism is usually done on the Saturday  following the Class. Click here to learn more

Marriage: Make arrangements with a priest/deacon at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. No arrangements should be made with any vendor prior to consultation with a priest or the deacon.  Click here to learn more...

Anointing of the Sick: Please call the office to schedule to anoint someone who is seriously ill or before surgery.  If you have a homebound elderly or infirm person, please arrange with the priest for periodic visit and holy communion. Click Here to learn more..

       
 

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Upcoming Events 

Dec 16

Religious Education Classes

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Religious Education Classes
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  Deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 25th. There will be a $10.00 late fee after the deadline. Classes begin October 14, 2018. We will not ACCEPT anymore students after Sunday, November 25th.
Jan 6

Religious Education Classes

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Religious Education Classes
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  Deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 25th. There will be a $10.00 late fee after the deadline. Classes begin October 14, 2018. We will not ACCEPT anymore students after Sunday, November 25th.
Jan 13

Religious Education Classes

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Religious Education Classes
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  Deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 25th. There will be a $10.00 late fee after the deadline. Classes begin October 14, 2018. We will not ACCEPT anymore students after Sunday, November 25th.
Jan 20

Religious Education Classes

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Religious Education Classes
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  Deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 25th. There will be a $10.00 late fee after the deadline. Classes begin October 14, 2018. We will not ACCEPT anymore students after Sunday, November 25th.
Jan 27

Religious Education Classes

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Religious Education Classes
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  Deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 25th. There will be a $10.00 late fee after the deadline. Classes begin October 14, 2018. We will not ACCEPT anymore students after Sunday, November 25th.
Feb 3

Religious Education Classes

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Religious Education Classes
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  Deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 25th. There will be a $10.00 late fee after the deadline. Classes begin October 14, 2018. We will not ACCEPT anymore students after Sunday, November 25th.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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