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March 31 Clergy Call Recap on COVID-19

Dear friends, Thank you for your time and prayers today. It was good to see you all. * There have been a lot of questions and information circulating about the  details ...
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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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Guidelines for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Pastoral Notes from Bishop Thompson March 12 Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thompson: Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. March 13 Statement from Bishop Thompson following Governor John Bel Edwards' Proclamation  March 16 Pastoral Letter from ...
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Invitation to the Bishop’s Lenten Book Study 2020

This coming Lent I want to introduce to the Diocese two books that have caused significant reflection. The first is Bowing Toward Babylon by Craig M. Watts. The second selection ...
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St. James: Senior Associate Rector

Church Overview St. James is a vibrant downtown congregation just blocks from the state capitol building and less than ten minutes from the Louisiana State University campus. Over the years, ...
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Lenten Study on Environmental Justice

Join the Environmental Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana for a Lenten Study on Environmental Justice. We will read Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth. Every ...
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2019 CMA Grant Recipients

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Committee Co-Chair Let Love Open the Door, was the theme this year for the Community Mission Appeal. CMA, is a grant program to assist ...
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Celebrating Bishop Thompson’s 10th Anniversary of His Consecration as Bishop of Louisiana

Delivered on November 2, 2019 The 182th Annual Convention The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana by the Rev. Canon Shannon Rogers Manning “Telling a story is like reaching into a granary ...
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Head of School Search, St. James Episcopal Day School

Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, St. James Episcopal Day School (SJEDS) provides a warm, nurturing environment and a developmentally focused curriculum to children from two years old ...
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2019 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announces the awarding of 13 community grants for the 2019 program year. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational ...
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Journey to the Holy Land with the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in 2020

Download the information bookDownload the registration formNovember 1-12, 2020Under the Direction of the Rev. Rob CourtneyLocal Guide: Canon Iyad QumriRegistration and $500 deposit are due by November 1, 2019.$2,195 final ...
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Photographs: St. Francis Dedicates New Sanctuary

Photographs and videos from the St. Francis, Denham Springs, Facebook Page: ...
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Clergy Transitions Since the 180th Annual Convention

Clergy Transitions (Since the 180th Annual Convention on November 3, 2017) New Clergy in the Diocese The Rev. John "Brad" St. Romain was licensed to the Diocese of Louisiana from the ...
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Invitation to the 181st Annual Convention

August 20, 2018 Dear Clergy and Wardens of the Diocese of Louisiana, It is my honor and privilege as your Bishop, to give you notice of the 181st Convention of ...
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Photographs: Ordination of the Rev. Gina Jenkins

The Rev. Gina Brewster Jenkins was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Monday, July 25 at St. Paul's, New Orleans. She will begin as chaplain of St. Paul's ...
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Photographs: Ordination of the Rev. Stephen Shortess

The Rev. Stephen Shortess was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, June 23 at St. John's, Thibodaux. He served his first Sunday as priest-in-charge of St. John's ...
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Louisiana deputies attend Province IV Synod in preparation for General Convention

by Ann Ball, General Convention Deputy The Diocese of Louisiana was well represented with a full slate of deputies and representatives at the Province IV Synod and other meetings held ...
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The 2018 ECW Honored Women

The 22nd Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women In the Diocese of Louisiana May 19, 2018 Christ Episcopal Church Covington, Louisiana Recognized for her ministry and service ...
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