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Stories of the people of our diocese proclaiming the Good News, nurturing new believers, reaching out in loving service, striving for justice, and caring for creation.

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Ministry Reflection: What does it mean to be powerless?

by the Rev. Seamus Doyle, member of the Addiction Recover Ministry Recently I was half-listening to an interview on NPR about the stress and strain of the past year on ...
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2021 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announces the awarding of 13 community grants for the 2021 program year. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational ...
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Ministry Reflection: From the Night of My First Buzz

In her book, The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, Leslie Jamison writes: “From the night of my first buzz, I didn’t understand why everyone in the world wasn’t getting drunk ...
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Ministry Reflection: Adult Children of Alcoholics

The first time I heard of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA’s), I rather cynically thought that the treatment center at Hazelden had created a new fad to bring more people ...
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Addiction and Responsibility

by the Rev. Seamus Doyle, member of the Addiction Recover Ministry As I talk to clergy and other professionals about addiction and recovery, there seems to be the impression that ...
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Addiction: What is it?

by the Rev. Dr. Seamus Doyle, member of the Addiction Recovery Ministry So, what’s your new addiction since COVID19? Reading? Running around the house? Video games? Bible reading? Ah, sure ...
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The 24th Presentation of Honored Women of the ECW

Pictured: (RIght) Marcie Anthony-Courtney and (left) Dianne Gill. The 24th Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women In the Diocese of LouisianaRecognized for her ministry and service in ...
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Assisting Hurricane Laura Evacuees in New Orleans

by the Rev. Robert Beazley, Disaster and Response Coordinator, Diocese of Louisiana For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to ...
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Support for the Solomon Center

Watch this beautiful video of the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center and then scroll below to make a donation today. SECC needs our financial support now more than ever. The Solomon ...
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Coins for Christ Raised Joy and $2,207 for UTO

by the Rev. Ashley Freeman, St. Patrick's, Zachary Long ago, in the distant past of Advent 2019 and early 2020, before the world faced the COVID19 pandemic, four of the ...
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Ascension Sunday Service 5.24.2020

Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his ...
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Share Your COVID-19 Pandemic Story

Share your COVID-19 experience with us. How has your faith sustained you through this difficult time? Where have you found God? Tell us about your experience with virtual worship? Were ...
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Pastoral Letter: March 17 Update COVID-19

Dear friends, As a follow up to my email last night, I want to further clarify a few things for us all. This is an ever-changing situation and we are ...
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Pastoral Letter – Update on COVID-19 Guidelines

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I write to you in the midst of our historic health crises. It is truly difficult to comprehend the movement of the virus and the impact ...
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Bishop Thompson’s Statement Following Governor John Bel Edwards Proclamation Halting Any Gathering of More Than 250 People

Earlier today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation that halts any gathering of more than 250 people until Monday, April 13th. I support the Governor’s proclamation. However, I would ...
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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thompson Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

To My Sisters and Brothers in Christ: I write this letter as your chief pastor. For the past several months our news feeds have been inundated with reports regarding the ...
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Environmental Lenten Book Study Week Two: Ecology of the Canticle of Creation

Week Two: Care for Creation (a franciscan spirituality of the earth) by Ilia Delio, O.S.F - Keith Douglas Warner , O.F.M - Pamela Wood Chapter 3: Embodying the Incarnate Word ...
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Ministry Inspiration: Episcopal Tree Planting Project

by the Rev. Robert Beazley, priest-in-charge, St. Michael's, Mandeville When I was a child, I learned the proverb that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, ...
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Environmental Lenten Book Study Week 1: Ecology and Creation – Is Creation the House of God?

Care for Creation (A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth) by Ilia Delio, O.S.F - Keith Douglas Warner, O.F.M - Pamela Wood Chapters 1-2 Reflection by Deacon Joey Clavijo, Chair of ...
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New Orleans church, home to ‘murder board,’ eyes new tribute to victims in stars on ceiling

St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, has posted the names of homicide victim outside the church since 2007. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service [Episcopal ...
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