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Gifts For Bishop-Elect Duckworth Update (August 1)

The Gifts Committee of the Diocesan Transition process announces the solicitation of funds to help purchase the vestments and other Episcopal symbols for the new bishop. Canon Shannon Duckworth will ...
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Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana notified of successful canonical consent process for next bishop

Office of Public Affairs The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Shannon Rogers Duckworth has received the required majority ...
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2022 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announces the awarding of 18 community grants for the 2022 program year. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational ...
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Bishop-elect Shannon Duckworth’s Acceptance Address to Electing Convention

Transcript of the acceptance address Bishop-elect Duckworth made to the Electing Convention: Let us pray:Most loving and Merciful God, source of all wisdom and understanding, we thank you for your ...
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The Rev. Canon Shannon Rogers Duckworth Elected 12th Bishop of Louisiana

First Woman to Be Elected Bishop in The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana The Rev. Canon Shannon Rogers Duckworth was chosen XII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana during a ...
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Candidate Videos and Revised Walkabout Schedule

Dear Faithful People of the Diocese, Blessings to you as we make our way through Holy Week and enter the joy of celebrating the Resurrection. We are pleased to share ...
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Announcement Following the Conclusion of the Petition Process

Dear Faithful People of the Diocese of Louisiana, Our Petition Process concluded on Friday, April 8, and no additional applications for bishop were received. The Standing Committee is therefore pleased ...
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Announcing the Slate of Candidates and Petition Process for the Twelfth Bishop of Louisiana

Dear Faithful People of the Diocese of Louisiana, The Standing Committee is very pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the Twelfth Bishop of Louisiana (listed in alphabetical ...
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St. Margaret’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary

St. Margaret's was founded 50 years ago this year. A weekend-long celebration was held culminating in a festive Holy Eucharist and reception on March 20th. Below you will find photographs ...
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History of the Bishops in Our Diocese

Our diocese traces its roots to 1803 when 45 Protestants voted to form a new congregation (what is now Christ Church Cathedral) and the vast majority of parishioners voted Episcopal ...
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From the Transition Committee

Hello from your Transition Committee! We are one of the three bodies tasked with finding, electing and installing the XII Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana. The Search and Nominating ...
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Who is Your Bishop and What The Bishop Does For Your Church Life

A biweekly update from the Search and Nominating Committee Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Diocese, On Sundays, parishioners pray the Prayers of the People in which “. . .we ...
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February 3 Update from the Search Committee

Bishop Thompson, the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana announced in March last year that he is retiring in November 2022. The Diocese includes the two largest metro areas ...
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Bishop’s Staff Changes

Audrey ThreefootAudrey Threefoot, the diocesan archivist, retired from her volunteer ministry on August 9. For over 20 years, Audrey has answered research requests and cared for and preserved the historical ...
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The Clericus: November 2021-January 2022

New Clergy in the Diocese The Rev. Annie Jung was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on December 15, 2021, at St, James, Baton Rouge. She will finish her last ...
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Nominations Now Closed for the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana

Dear Sisters and Brothers of our Diocese, On December 31, the nomination period for candidates to be considered for the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana closed. Your Search ...
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Photographs: Ordination of Annie Jung to the Sacred Order of Deacons

On December 15, 2021, Annie Jung was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. James, Baton Rouge. The Rev. John Pitzer was the preacher. The Rt. Rev. Morris ...
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Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Holly Burris as Rector of St. John’s, Thibodaux

December 9, 2021, Installation of the Rev. Holly Burris as rector of St. John's, Thibodaux. The Rev. Gina Jenkins was the preacher. The celebrant was the Rt. Rev. Morris K ...
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Photographs: Installation of the Rev. Peter Wong as Rector of Trinity Church, Baton Rouge

November 17, 2021 - Installation of the Rev. Peter Wong as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge ...
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COMMUNITY MISSION APPEAL GRANT RECIPIENTS 2021

Greetings,   I’m John Pitzer, one of the co-chairs of The Community Mission Appeal, also known as CMA. CMA is a way for the Diocese to help certain ministries that are ...
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