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Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Tommy Dillon as Rector of St. Margaret's

Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Tommy Dillon as Rector of St. Margaret’s

On Thursday, October 28, the Rev. Tommy Dillon was installed as rector of St. Margaret's, Baton Rouge ...
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Journey to the Holy Land with the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Journey to the Holy Land with the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

Download the information book Download the flyer Download the registration form 13-day Tour: June 7-19, 2018 Under the Direction of: Rev. Rob Courtney Local Guide: Canon Iyad Qumri You are invited ...
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Bishop’s Sermon – 180th Annual Convention

Sermon of the Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Bishop of Louisiana, during the opening Eucharist of the 180th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana ...
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Community Mission Appeal Grant Recipients 2017

Community Mission Appeal Grant Recipients 2017

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Chair Community Mission Appeal is a program where churches with specific ministries who are in need of financial assistance, go through the process of ...
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Photographs: Ordination of the Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley

Photographs: Ordination of the Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley

The Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, September 9 at St. Paul's, New Orleans. She is serving as the associate for congregational development at ...
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Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Chris Capaldo

Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Chris Capaldo

The Rev. Chris Capaldo was installed as the rector of Church of the Holy Communion, Plaquemine, on Tuesday, September 5. The preacher was the Rev. Stephen Mazingo, rector of St. Peter's ...
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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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