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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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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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Rector Search: Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Rector Search: Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans

Parish Profile: Parish Profile Trinity NOLA OTM Ministry Portfolio: Trinity OTM Trinity Church, located in the heart of New Orleans, is a beautiful historic church home to a vital, active, growing congregation ...
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Proclaiming Hope in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Proclaiming Hope in the Age of Mass Incarceration

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana will sponsor a 3-Day Prison Ministry Conference, Proclaiming Hope in the Age of Mass Incarceration, beginning at noon on March 27, 2017, and ending at ...
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Message from the Bishop: Important News Regarding All Souls Episcopal Church

Message from the Bishop: Important News Regarding All Souls Episcopal Church

The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a season for everything under the sun.  Everything has a life cycle, even churches. Over the past couple of years, All ...
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Photographs: The Rev. Ashley Freeman Celebrates His First Holy Eucharist at St. Patrick's

Photographs: The Rev. Ashley Freeman Celebrates His First Holy Eucharist at St. Patrick’s

November 27, 2016, First Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Ashley Freeman's first Sunday as rector of St. Patrick's, Zachary ...
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Photographs: 179th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Photographs: 179th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Photographs from the 179th Annual Convention of the Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Louisiana ...
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Bishop's Address to the 179th Convention

Bishop’s Address to the 179th Convention

The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Eleventh Bishop of Louisiana, addresses the 179th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana on November 4, 2016. See full transcript below video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeHv6A9s9s4?rel=0 ...
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St. Martin's Episcopal Schools gets 'younger' with latest campus addition | NOLA.com

St. Martin’s Episcopal Schools gets ‘younger’ with latest campus addition | NOLA.com

St. Martin's Episcopal School might be celebrating high school homecoming this fall, but on the other part of campus, the cries of infants will soon be heard. Read the article ...
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Faith in the forest — Camp Hardtner celebrates 75 years in Cenla

Faith in the forest — Camp Hardtner celebrates 75 years in Cenla

Anniversary celebration set for SaturdayCamp Hardtner started as a summer camp for Episcopal youth from across the state, and while that mission continues, it is also a place for youth, ...
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Louisiana dioceses prepare long-term response to catastrophic flood

Louisiana dioceses prepare long-term response to catastrophic flood

Louisiana Bishop Morris K. Thompson, the Rev. Canon Shannon Manning, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Louisiana, and the Rev. Elaine Clements, a deacon and the diocese’s disaster ...
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