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The EDoLA News is a monthly e-newsletter highlighting the news from the churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and other current events from around the Episcopal Church. Click here to subscribe to receive the EDoLA News delivered free to your email inbox or read past editions below.


January 2020: Volume 14; Issue 1
In this issue: Gaudet Grant Application  Ministry Story: Lunch with C.S. Lewis  Christmas Around the Diocese  Clergy Tranistions: Deacon Cindy Obier, The Rev. Stan Runnerls  Photograph of the Month: Rorate Mass at St. George’s

February 2020: Volume 14; Issue 2
In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Lenten Studies • Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Ralph Howe, The Rev. Jerry Phillips, The Rev. Seamus Doyle • Out & About in January: College of Presbyters • Evensong to Honor Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet; Stewardship Summit • Photo of the Month: Festival of Lights at St. Francis

March 2020: Volume 14; Issue 3
In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: COVID-19 Guidelines • Ministry Story: Episcopal Tree Planting Project • Clergy Transitions: The Very Rev. Dr. Roman Roldan • Out & About in February: Senior High Youth Rally; Mardi Gras Around the Diocese • Photo of the Month: Ashes to Go at St. Anna’s

May 2020: Volume 14; Issue 4
In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Pastoral Note from Bishop Thompson Regarding COVID-19 • Ministry Story: COVID-19 Outreach • Clergy Transitions: The Very Rev. Tommy Dillion; The Rev. Reid McCormick; The Rev. Canon William Barnwell; The Rt. Rev. James Coleman • Out & About in March & April: Easter and Holy Week • Photo of the Month: Hope Blooms at St. Paul’s, New Orleans

June 2020: Volume 14; Issue 5

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Stages for Re-opening Church Buildings; Pastoral Note from Bishop Thompson; Invitation to the Ordination of Ben Nobles to the Sacred Order of Deacons; Hurricane Preparedness  Ministry Story: COVID-19 Outreach   Out & About in May: Ascension Sunday Service   Photo of the Month: Pentecost Sunday at St. Margaret’s, Baton Rouge

July 2020: Volume 14; Issue 6

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Do Your Part in Stopping the Spread of COVID-19; Download Churchwork;  • Ministry Story: Statement from Louisiana Interchurch Conference on the Killing of George Floyd •  Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Ben Nobles; The Rev. Andrew Harmon; The Rev. Stan Runnels; The Rev. Dr. Mark Gasquet; Out & About in June: St. Charles Interfaith Walk; Chrism Mass •  Photo of the Month: A Message to mask-Up from the Trinity Angels


January 2019: Volume 13; Issue 1

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Bishop’s Lenten Book Study  • Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Caroline Carson; The Rev. Chris Duncan; The Rev. Don Campbell; The Rev. Seamus Doyle; The Rev. Jerry Phillips  • News From Around the Diocese: Senior High Youth Rally; College of Presbyters; Gaudet Service •  Photo of the Month: The Solomon Episcopal Conference Center

February 2019: Volume 13; Issue 2

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Serving & Preserving Our Environment  • Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Dan Puchalla; The Very Rev. Bill Terry  • News From Around the Diocese: 175th Anniversary of St. John’s, Thibodaux; Happening #82; Stepping Stones Retreat;  •  Photo of the Month: Carnival Time at Christ Church Cathedral

March 2019: Volume 13; Issue 3

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Bishop’s Lenten Book Study   • News From Around the Diocese: Episcop-Aliens in the Southdown Parade; Three Churches Celebrate 175th Anniversary; Serving and Preserving the Environment; Men’s Retreat •  Photo of the Month: Spring at Grace Memorial, Hammond

April 2019: Volume 13; Issue 4

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Prepare for Hurricane Season  •  Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Anne Maxwell; The Rev. Terrel Griffis • News From Around the Diocese: Blessing of the Fleet on Bayou DuLarge; Stepping Stones Young Adult Retreat •  Photo of the Month: Easter Day at St. Patrick’s

May 2019: Volume 13; Issue 5

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Gaudet Community Grant Awards; Summer Office Schedule  •  Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Caroline Carson; The Rev. Daniel Hanna; The Rev. Dennis Ryan; The Rev. Robert Beazley; The Rev. Ron Clingenpeel; The Rev. John Tober • News From Around the Diocese: 132nd Annual ECW Gathering; Deacons Conference; Holy Land Pilgrimage •  Photo of the Month: Fun With Bishop Thompson at St. Paul’s

July 2019: Volume 13; Issue 6

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: UTO Grant Award for St. Anna’s  •  Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Seamus Doyle; The Rev. Marigold Brown; The Rev. Floyd Knox; The Rev. Jerry Rogers • News From Around the Diocese: Collecting Donations for the Texas Border by Trinity, Baton Rouge; New Orleans Pride Parade; Missional Voices Gathering; Flooding at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit; Summer Clergy Gathering; ECW Board Orientation; VBS and Summer Camps •  Photo of the Month: Banana Pudding Contest at St. Margaret’s

August 2019: Volume 13; Issue 7

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: 182nd Annual Convention; Meet our Seminarians; Community Mission Appeal;   •  Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Canon Bill Ziegenfuss; The Rev. Don Brown; The Rev. Elaine Clements; The Rev. Canon John Kellogg;  • News From Around the Diocese: SECC Sunday •  Photo of the Month: Blessing of the Back Packs, St. Patrick’s

October 2019: Volume 13; Issue 8

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: 182nd Annual Convention • Ministry Stories: Applying Lessons Learned While Earning a D. Min •  Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Michael Kuhn • Out and About in the Diocese: Celebrating Lawrence Brooks 110th Birthday; Discipleship and Formation Workshop; Stepping Stones Retreat; Stewardship Workshop; Jr High Youth Rally •  Photo of the Month: Bishop Visitation at St. Alban’s

November 2019: Volume 13; Issue 9

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: 182nd Annual Convention Recap, Bishop’s Address to the Diocese; Celebrating Bishop’s Thompson’s 10th Anniversary; CMA Grant Recipients • Ministry Stories: Holy Hounds •  Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Sharon Alexander • Out and About in the Diocese: New Head of School at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge and St. James School; Bowling With the Bishop; St. Margaret Receives Lily Grant; Pumpkin Patches •  Photo of the Month: Sunday After Tropical Storm Olga at Christ Church, Covington

December 2019: Volume 13; Issue 10

In this issue- Announcements from the Bishop’s Office: Advent Programs in the Diocese • Ministry Stories: Sharing the Good News to Children THrough St. Nicholas •  Out and About in the Diocese: Invite Welcome Connect Workshop in Baton Rouge; Last Sunday for the Rev. Sharon Alexander; Uptown Thanksgiving Service;  •  Photo of the Month: 244th Marine Corp Birthday at Grace Church, St. Francisville


January 2018: Volume 12, Issue 1
In this issue: Good Book Club • Journey to the Holy Land • St. Francis is Back Home • Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Brad St. Romain • Celebrating Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet • College of Presbyters w/ keynote speaker John Pavlovitz • St. Alban’s Legacy Campaign • Stewarship Summit • Photo of the Month: Chickens at St. Andrew’s

February 2018: Volume 12, Issue 2
In this issue: Bishop Thompson Ash Wednesday Sermon •  Bishop Thompson Good Book Club Lenten Reflections • Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Jerry Philips • Celebration of Absalom Jones and Richard Allen • Stepping Stones Retreat • Jefferson Deanery Plants Trees in Manchac • Photo of the Month: Ashes to Go at Christ Church, Slidell

March 2018: Volume 12, Issue 3
In this issue: Chrism Mass • Bishop Thompson’s Good Book Club Lenten Reflections • Clergy Transitions: The Rev. John Pitzer, the Rev. Doug Lasiter, the Rev. Gina Jenkins, Deacon Joey Clavijo, and Deacon John Boyd • March for Our Lives • Men’s Retreat • Photo of the Month: Palm Sunday at St. Francis, Denham Springs

April 2018: Volume 12, Issue 4


January 2017: Volume 11, Issue 1
In this issue: Lenten Book Study With the Bishop • 180th Annual Convention Date Announced • Flood Recovery at the Five Month Mark • Registration Now Open for Unholy Trinity: the Intersection of Racism, Poverty and Gun Violence • Clergy Transitions: the Rev. Mark Holland, the Rev. Watson Lamb • Final Service for All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center • Motherwork: A Celebration of the Legacy of Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet • Photo of the Month: Living Generously

February 2017: Volume 11, Issue 2
In this issue: Big Ideas from Small Places • Lenten Book Study With the Bishop • Lenten Resources Online and By Email • Clergy Resources: the Rev. Prospero Mesa, the Rev. Mary Ann Garrett • A Day of Pentecost Moment • Photo of the Month: Getting Ready for Mardi Gras

March 2017: Volume 11, issue 3
In this issue: Bishop Thompson to Return From Sabbatical in April • New Diocesan Congregational Consultants Team • House of Bishop Spring Meeting 2017 • Episcopal Asset Map Celebrates 99 Dioceses, Invites Full Participation Across Church  • St. Augustine’s Bookstore to Close in May • Grandma Keet, a Cheerful Giver • God’s Cooking Pot 

April 2017: Volume 11, Issue 4
In this issue: Chrism Mass and Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows •  Invitation to the Celebration of New Ministry of the Rev. Ashley Freeman • 2017 Hurricane Preparedness Week • Easter Message from the Presiding Bishop • Clergy Transitions: the Rev. Dan Krutz, the Rt Rev. Duncan Gray, the Rev. Don Brown, the Rev. John Tober, the Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley • The Episcopal Church Women to Hold 130th Annual Gathering from June 2-3 • Proclaiming Hope in the Age of Mass Incarceration Prison Ministry Conference • Walking to Jerusalem With Christ Episcopal Church, Covington • Understanding the “Careful, Sacred, and Responsible Management” of Stewardship • Photo of the Month: Cathedral Easter Altar 

May 2017: Volume 11, Issue 5
In this issue: The 2017 Community Mission Appeal to Kick Off Pentecost Sunday, June 4 • Ordination of Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles to the Sacred Order of Priests • The 2017 Gaudet Community Grant Awards Announced • For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy • Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Curry’s Video Leads Worldwide Prayer Campaign Thy Kingdom Come • Clergy Transitions: the Rev. Bobby Hadzor, the Rev. Mitch Smith, Deacon John Holbert, the Rev. Ashley Freeman • 75th Anniversary of St. Martin’s, Metairie • Deacon’s Retreat • Addiction Recovery Ministry Kicking Off a Monthly Blog Post • Photo of the Month: Graduation Season

June 2017: Volume 11, Issue 6
In this issue: Reflections from Community Mission Appeal Grant Recipients • Church Administration Resource Day • Safe Church Minister Training • Planning For Your Future and Legacy Resource Day • 34th Annual Weekend for Men and Women in Recovery • Clergy Transitions: the Rev. Jane-Allison Wiggin-Nettles, the Rev. Andrew Thayer • 2017 ECW Honored Women and Honored Person • Integrity New Orleans Walks in the New Orleans Pride Parade  • Eucharistic Visitors in a Hospital Setting • Heading to LSU, UNO, SUNO, Tulane, or Loyola? College campus ministries are there for students • Church people, how long could you go without ever giving a dime?  • Addiction is a Complex Disease • Photo of the Month: Travels With Wili

July 2017: Volume 11, Issue 7
In this issue: Episcopal Youth Event 2017 • Follow the 79th General Convention • St. Francis Episcopal Church Begins Reconstruction • Do You Really Know What You Think You Know — About Stewardship? • August Recovery Retreat for Those Who Are or Want to Be in Recovery • Photo of the Month: Wild Goose Festival

August 2017: Volume 11, Issue 8
In this issue: HURRICANE HARVEY 2017: WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP? • The Good Book Club • Clergy Transitions: the Rev. Edward Thompson, the Rev. Robert Beazley, the Rev. Peter Kang • August Recovery Retreat • Photo of the Month: Solar Eclipse

September 2017: Volume 11, Issue 9
In this issue: Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for Annual Convention • 2017 Assessment Study Committee Report and Recommendations • House of Bishops Gather in Alaska for Fall Meeting • Hurricane Relief Updates from Episcopal Relief & Development  • Clergy Transitions: the Rev. Liz Embler-Beazley, the Chris Capaldo, the Rev. Tommy Dillon, Deacon Charmain Kathmann, Ben Nobles, the Rev. Dan Puchalla • St. Francis Episcopal Publishes 65th Anniversary Cookbook to Benefit Rebuilding Efforts • Caffeinated Church Conference • Photo of the Month: a Seminarian Desk

October/November 2017: Volume 11, Issue 10
In this issue: Recap of the 180th Annual Convention • Join us for a Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in June 2018 • Episcopal Evangelism Grants Available for Local and Regional Efforts • Community Mission Appeal Grants Awarded • Take a Tour of Christ Church Cathedral • Photo of the Month: St. Luke’s Thanksgiving Outreach 

December 2017: Volume 11, Issue 11
In this issue: 2017 Christmas Message From Bishop Thompson • Christmas Message from the Presiding Bishop • Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps: Applications Accepted for 2018-2019 Placements • Clergy Transitions: the Rev. Andrew Thayer, the Rev. Gina Jenkins, the Rev. Stephen Shortess, the Rev. Bobby Hadzor, the Rev. John Tober • The Trinity Option: Stories from an Older Rector Who is Still Learning • Photo of the Month: Walking in a Winter Wonderland



February 2016: Volume 10, Issue 1
March 2016: Volume 10, Issue 2
April 2016: Volume 10, Issue 3
May 2016: Volume 10, Issue 4
June 2016: Volume 10, Issue 5
July 2016: Volume 10, Issue 6
August / September 2016: Volume 10, Issue 7


February 2014: Volume 8, Issue 1

March 2014: Volume 8, Issue 2

April 2014: Volume 8, Issue 3

May 2014: Volume 8, Issue 4

June 2014: Volume 8, Issue 5

July 2014: Volume 8, Issue 6

August 2014: Volume 8, Issue 7

September 2014: Volume 8, Issue 8

October 2014: Volume 8, Issue 9

November 2014: Volume 8, Issue 10

December 2014: Volume 8, Issue 11



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