Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church would like to thank the volunteers who helped to hang the veils on our statuary for Passiontide: Keith Miller, Ray Lamke, and especially Paul Adams (of Adams Electrical).
To learn more Passiontide and veiling statues in the church click the following links:
Tiffany Fontenot (Winston’s daughter) and husband, Tim, explain what VPCM does
Ville Platte Christian Missions, under the direction of Winston Lafleur (with his daughter Tiffany Fontenot), will be making a trip to Honduras this summer, from July 13-20. The cost of going on the mission is $1,200. This includes all transportation (including airfare), room, and board.
Anyone who is interested in going on mission should contact Winston as soon as possible (337-230-5811).
The mission group will perform work, like repairing schools or a water softening project, while in Honduras. It will fly to the capital of Tegucigalpa, and travel by bus to Juticalpa, the area where the mission work is to be done.
If you can’t make it to Honduras, but would like to help, Ville Platte Christian Missions is planning a Benefit Dance & Supper on May 5 at the Civic Center. If you want to help with the benefit, contact Winston.
Winston’s missionary activity started back in the mid-2000s, when Fr. Randy Moreau led a group of parishioners on mission to Mexico. Winston also went on mission in 2009, and every year since 2011. He – and other Ville Plattians – normally went with a group organized through St. John the Evangelist parish in Prairieville, La. However, there is enough Ville Platte interest to have our own group.
If you are interested in going, give Winston a call as soon as possible.
You are invited to join us for our new season of Back-to-Basics Lectures. The free talks are open to the public. They are held every 2nd Monday of the month, from 5:30-6:30 pm, at the Family Life Center.
To listen to previous Back-to-Basics lectures, click here.
Guest lecturer Fr. Clinton Sensat gave a great talk about Marian Apparitions to a crowd of nearly 100 people, as part of the Back-t0-Basics lecture series. In the 50 minute-long talk, Fr. Sensat identified the apparitions as private revelation, explaining the significance of that; discussed the possible modes of the apparitions; examined how the Church concludes whether or not the apparition is of supernatural origin; and looked at three lesser-known apparitions.
Fr. Sensat, now pastor at St. Thomas More Church in Eunice, is the former parochial vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Ville Platte.
The next Back-to-Basics lecture will be on Nov. 14: “A Primer on Purgatory and Indulgences” by Fr. Taj Glodd, the current parochial vicar at Sacred Heart.
To listen to an audio recording of Fr. Sensat’s lecture, click on the player below.