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Solar Trailer Soon to be Deployed for Hurricane Relief

[Photograph by Karen Mackey, Diocese of Louisiana] We are partnering with Footprint Project to deploy a solar trailer in our diocese to use for Hurricane Ida relief. Diocesan disaster coordinator, ...
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The Clericus August-September 2021

Transitions in the Diocese The Rev. Canon Allison Reid was installed as canon missioner during the clergy conference on August 19 at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. The Very Rev ...
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Meet Our Seminarians (2021-2022)

New Seminarians Charlie LaTour is attending the Seminary of the Southwest. He is sponsored by Trinity Church, New Orleans.Lester Mut is in the deacon track of the Iona School for Ministry at the ...
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Three Things You Can Do to Help With Hurricane Recovery in the Diocese of Louisiana

Three Things You Can Do to Help with Hurricane Recovery in the Diocese of Louisiana:Southeast Louisiana is still reeling one month following Hurricane Ida. Your help is needed now more ...
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Photographs: The Rev. Craig Dalferes Installed Rector of Grace Church, St. Francisville

The Rev. Craig Dalferes was installed rector of Grace Church, St. Francisville, on Wednesday, September 29 ...
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Listening Session Revised Schedule

Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, The Bishop Search Committee wants input from everyone in the diocese. Our online survey will only be available until September 19. We urge ...
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Hurricane Ida: Relief Efforts & Damage Assessment to Church Property

This post is an ongoing narrative of the effect of Hurricane Ida on our diocese and the relief work and restoration. It was last updated on October 8, 2021. See ...
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Update on Listening Sessions

Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, Because of Hurricane Ida, the Search Committee has canceled this Saturday's Listening Session and has also, for the immediate future, placed all in-person ...
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Clergy Follow Up Call September 1: Hurricane Ida Update

Dear brothers and sisters, Thank you for your time today. It was good to have a moment to check in and update one another on our current situation. Below is ...
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Pastoral Note from Bishop Thompson Following Hurricane Ida

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Earlier this morning, I received an email from the interim head at St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Fr. Millican shared the following prayer with the ...
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Resources Following Hurricane Ida

Food/Water/Supplies Parish-by-parish List by NOLA.com https://www.nola.com/news/hurricane/article_640ba81a-0c24-11ec-8e55-f370fd879aa7.html Parish-by-parish list by WWLTV https://www.wwltv.com/article/weather/hurricane/where-to-cool-down-get-a-hot-meal-after-hurricane-ida/289-938d9ead-c81d-4dd7-9930-23a7d5bf323d Hurricane Ida resource map by the Office of the Lt. Governor: https://tinyurl.com/IdaHelpMap Disaster Assistance / Report Damage Federal Resources ...
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Clergy Call Follow-Up: Preparing for Hurricane Ida

Dear friends, Thank you for your time today. Please stay safe and know that we are here to help not only throughout the storm but also in the days to ...
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Revised Listening Session Schedule

Based on the possibility of a hurricane landfall, the Bishop Search Committee, out of an abundance of caution, has revised the schedule of the remaining Listening Sessions. The new schedule ...
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Upcoming Survey and Listening Group Sessions

The Search & Nominating Committee for the next Bishop of Louisiana wants to hear from you! Our diocesan profile needs to articulate who we are as a diocese and where ...
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Bishop Search Committee July Update

The Search Committee (seven clergy and eight laity) began its work with an organizational meeting on July 10. Our search consultant, Rev. Dr. Diane Vie, reviewed the overall search process ...
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Photographs: Mount Olivet Welcomes the Rev. David Casey, O.P

Mount Olivet, New Orleans, welcomed their new priest-in-charge, the Rev. David Casey, O.P., at a reception at the church on July 14. [Photographs from the Mount Olivet, New Orleans, Facebook ...
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Photographs: Church of the Annunciation Welcomes the Rev. David Casey, O.P.

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, the Rev. David Casey, O.P. celebrated his first Sunday as priest-in-charge of Church of the Annunciation, New Orleans. [Photographs by Karen Mackey, Diocese of Louisiana] ...
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Photographs: St. John’s Welcomes The Rev. Holly Burris

The Rev. Holly Burris celebrated her first Sunday as rector of St. John's, Thibodaux, on Sunday, July 25 ...
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Indoor Mask Mandate Reinstated for Church Gatherings

Dear Friends, By now you have heard Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has reinstated a statewide indoor mask mandate. It has been imposed due to the rapidly rising COVID cases ...
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Churchwork Summer 2021

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