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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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Seminarian Partners With Together Baton Rouge to Address Violence in East Baton Rouge Parish

Lester Mut with Khalid Hudson, the lead organizer for Together Baton Rouge by Lester Mut, a seminarian for the diaconate; St. Margaret's, Baton Rouge One of our seminarians for the ...
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INTERVENTION; What is it? How does it work?

“You can’t help anyone if they don’t want help.” I can’t count the number of times I have heard that statement from family, friends and or coworkers who would rather ...
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St. Frances Joseph Gaudet: Mother to the Motherless, Friend to the Forgotten

by the Very Rev. Stephen Crawford, rector of St. Mary's, Franklin, and member of the Gaudet Fund Committee. Frances Joseph Gaudet is a Saint. It really is a marvelous thing ...
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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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Three Things You Can Do to Help With Hurricane Recovery in the Diocese of Louisiana

Three Things You Can Do to Help with Hurricane Recovery in the Diocese of Louisiana:Southeast Louisiana is still reeling one month following Hurricane Ida. Your help is needed now more ...
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Photographs: Hurricane Ida Relief Work From September 5-11

Trinity Loaves and Fishes NEW ORLEANS, September 5-11, 2021 -- Trinity Loaves and Fishes volunteers making sandwiches and feeding hundreds of people every day this week throughout the French Quarter ...
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Photographs: Hurricane Ida Relief Work (August 29-September 4)

Trinity Loaves and Fishes NEW ORLEANS, August 31, 2021 -- Deacon Ben Nobles and Trinity Loaves and Fishes distributed meals made by Culture Aid NOLA. NEW ORLEANS, September 1, 2021 ...
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Resources Following Hurricane Ida

Food/Water/Supplies Parish-by-parish List by NOLA.com https://www.nola.com/news/hurricane/article_640ba81a-0c24-11ec-8e55-f370fd879aa7.html Parish-by-parish list by WWLTV https://www.wwltv.com/article/weather/hurricane/where-to-cool-down-get-a-hot-meal-after-hurricane-ida/289-938d9ead-c81d-4dd7-9930-23a7d5bf323d Hurricane Ida resource map by the Office of the Lt. Governor: https://tinyurl.com/IdaHelpMap Disaster Assistance / Report Damage Federal Resources ...
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Addiction Recovery Ministry Reflection: “Toward the Future”

by the Rev Séamus Doyle, member of the Addiction Recovery Ministry; permanent supply priest for St. John's, Kenner, and St. Timothy's, LaPlace In 1936, in his book, Toward the Future, ...
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Building Community in Central City: The 15th Anniversary of the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative

by Karen Mackey, Diocese of Louisiana The Formation of the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative After Hurricane Katrina A week after Hurricane Katrina, the Very Rev. David duPlantier, dean of ...
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The Alcoholic / Addict Within

by the Rev, Seamus Doyle, member of the Addiction Recovery Ministry A doctor in recovery provides a guided tour through the brain changes, genetics, and psychology that cause addiction… The ...
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134th Annual Gathering of the ECW

[Photographs by Karen Mackey] The 134th Annual Gathering of the Episcopal Church Women was held at Trinity Church, New Orleans on June 18 and 19, 2021. The theme was "A ...
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The 25th Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of Louisiana

[Photograph by Karen Mackey, Diocese of Louisiana] Marilyn Hines is one of the 2021 Honored Women of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Louisiana. The two other honorees ...
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Reception of the Rev. Benjamín Sánchez to the Episcopal Church

The Rev. Benjamín Sánchez was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church on June 5, 2021, at St. Augustine's, Metairie. He will serve as the missioner for Hispanic ministries in ...
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Community Mission Appeal Sunday is May 23

The Community Mission Appeal (CMA) was established in order to help parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana reach out to their neighbors who are most in need. Funds for ...
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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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