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Episcopalians labor on to help Hurricane Harvey-hit Gulf Coast

Episcopalians labor on to help Hurricane Harvey-hit Gulf Coast

Volunteers at Trinity by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas, Texas, sort donations on Aug. 31. The church is serving as a staging ground for recovery workers in the town that ...
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From Episcopal Relief & Development: Gulf Coast dioceses prepare for response to Hurricane Harvey

From Episcopal Relief & Development: Gulf Coast dioceses prepare for response to Hurricane Harvey

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with dioceses throughout the affected areas in Texas and Louisiana as they assess the ongoing impact of Hurricane Harvey and ...
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Episcopalians face into ‘catastrophic and life-threatening’ Hurricane Harvey

Episcopalians face into ‘catastrophic and life-threatening’ Hurricane Harvey

Interstate highway 45 is submerged during widespread flooding Aug. 28 in Houston. Photo: REUTERS/Richard Carson [Episcopal News Service] As Hurricane Harvey stalled over the Houston area causing catastrophic and deadly ...
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St. Francis Episcopal Church begins reconstruction | livingstonparishnews.com

St. Francis Episcopal Church begins reconstruction | livingstonparishnews.com

DENHAM SPRINGS -- When the St. Francis Episcopal Church was first erected 40 years ago, its initial purpose was to serve as a temporary site until a bigger, more grand ...
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Photographs: Ordination of Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles to the Sacred Order of Priests

Photographs: Ordination of Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles to the Sacred Order of Priests

June 28, 2017- The Rev. Jane-Allison Elaine Wiggin-Nettles was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at Christ Episcopal Church, Covington. Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. Morris K Thomspon, Jr., Bishop ...
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Photographs: 130th Annual Gathering of the Episcopal Church Women

Photographs: 130th Annual Gathering of the Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana held their 130th Annual Gathering at St. Augustine’s, Metairie, on June 2 and 3. The theme of the gathering was ...
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Lay Employment Opportunity: Youth Minister, Christ Church, Covington

Lay Employment Opportunity: Youth Minister, Christ Church, Covington

Christ Episcopal Church is located in the historic and charming city of Covington, Louisiana. Our church has an Early Childhood School on campus, and a K through 12 school off ...
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2017 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

2017 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announced the awarding of seven community grants. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities for African American children within ...
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Photographs: Ordination of Bobby Hadzor to Sacred Order of Deacons

Photographs: Ordination of Bobby Hadzor to Sacred Order of Deacons

The Rev. Bobby Hadzor was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Wednesday, May 17 at St. Augustine's, Metairie. He will serve as a deacon at St Augustine's, as well ...
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Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Ashley Freeman, Rector, St. Patrick's

Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Ashley Freeman, Rector, St. Patrick’s

On Tuesday, May 2, the people of St. Patrick's, Zachary, celebrated the installation of their rector, the Rev. Ashley Freeman. The Rev. Rob Courtney, the rector of St. Paul's in ...
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St. Augustine's Bookstore to Close in May

St. Augustine’s Bookstore to Close in May

Since 1982, the St. Augustine's Bookstore in Metairie, has been a resource for people interested in deepening their spiritual lives, for congregations needing prayer books and hymnals, for clergy urgently requiring the ...
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New Diocesan Congregational Consultants Team- Congregational Consultants for Communication & Technology

New Diocesan Congregational Consultants Team- Congregational Consultants for Communication & Technology

A new Diocesan Congregational Consultants team has formed to assist parishes with all matters related to communications and technology. The goal of this team is to provide support and training to churches ...
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Bishop Returns from Sabbatical in April

Bishop Returns from Sabbatical in April

Bishop Thompson's three-month sabbatical is coming to an end. His staff and the entire diocese is looking forward to his return at the beginning of April. Until then, please continue ...
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Update on the Rebuilding of St. Francis Episcopal Church- March 2017

Update on the Rebuilding of St. Francis Episcopal Church- March 2017

An update on the flood recovery at St. Francis, Denham Springs. To quote a line in the video: "The spirit of St. Francis is fabulous and God's got us." https://youtu.be/-Fosj9tvqxA?rel=0 ...
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The Clericus for February 2017

The Clericus for February 2017

Clergy Deaths   The Rev. Prospero Mesa The Rev. Prospero Mesa died on February 17 at his home.  A requiem mass was held on February 23 at St. Augustine's Episcopal ...
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Photographs: The Rev. Watson Lamb- New Chaplain at Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Photographs: The Rev. Watson Lamb- New Chaplain at Chapel of the Holy Spirit

February 19, 2017- The Rev. Watson Lamb celebrates his first Holy Eucharist as chaplain of Chapel of the Holy Spirit, New Orleans ...
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The Soul of Money- Lenten Reflections with Bishop Thompson

The Soul of Money- Lenten Reflections with Bishop Thompson

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, Bishop Thompson will be sending out a reflection each Wednesday during Lent on the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. If you would like ...
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Photographs: Final Service for All Souls

Photographs: Final Service for All Souls

Photographs from the celebration of the ministry of All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center on January 8, 2017. In the service. parishioners and friends shared memories of their connection ...
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Photographs: The Rev. Chris Capaldo First Sunday at Church of the Holy Communion

Photographs: The Rev. Chris Capaldo First Sunday at Church of the Holy Communion

January 15, 2017- The Rev. Chris Capaldo celebrates his first Holy Eucharist as rector of Church of the Holy Communion, Plaquemine. Gospel Alleluia #episcopal #edola #church #gospel A video posted ...
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Flood Recovery Five Months Later

Flood Recovery Five Months Later

by Deacon Elaine Clements, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator Deacon Elaine Clements reflects on the flood relief and recovery in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana five months after the devastating floods of ...
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