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Fr. Barzare helps us “Appreciate the Sacramentals”

Fr. Matthew Barzare – erstwhile parochial vicar at Sacred Heart across town – return Monday, Feb. 10, to be our guest speaker for the Back-to-Basics Lecture Series. He gave a great presentation on “Appreciating the Sacramentals: What they are; and how they help us”. There was packed house of nearly 50 people to listen to it.

Use the player below to listen to his talk.

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Women’s ACTS Retreat Forms Available

Registration forms for the next Women’s ACTS Retreat are available at the Family Life Center or Sacred Heart church office. They need to be turned in no later than Sunday, Feb. 2.

The actual retreat will take place from Mar. 5-8 (Thursday evening to Sunday morning) at Mary Hill Retreat Center in Pineville.

Please prayerfully consider this wonderful opportunity for renewal in your faith.

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Appreciating Sacramentals talk to be given Feb. 10

Rosaries. Holy Water. Votive Candles. Holy Medals. Everyone uses them, but do we understand their true importance in our spiritual lives.

The Church calls them Sacramentals, and they help to prepare us to receive grace. Join us Monday, Feb. 10, as Fr. Matthew Barzare teaches us about “Sacramentals: What they are; and why they’re important”.

The free talk starts at 5:30 pm at the Our Lady Queen of All Saints Family Life Center (1220 W. Dardeau St., Ville Platte). Everyone is invited.

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Emily Byers gives recommendations for Holy Resolutions

With the start of a New Year, people often make resolutions for improvements in their lives. Sometimes, however, the resolutions don’t last.

Emily Byers, one of the two consecrated virgins in our diocese, recently gave our Back-to-Basics talk on how to make Holy Resolutions for the New Year. She also gave practical advice for making the resolutions. Click the player below to listen to her talk.

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Dcn. LeBlanc to compare dedicating a church and baptism

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to experience the dedication of a Church?

Deacon Josh LeBlanc will take us through the Rite of the Dedication of a Church and how the rite itself symbolizes the mystery of baptism we, too, receive when we are initiated into the Church.

The free talk is Monday, Oct. 14, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Our Lady Queen of All Saints Family Life Center (1220 W. Dardeau St., Ville Platte). Everyone is invited.

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Tim Donovan wows crowd with conversion story, talk on Eucharist

Tim Donovan opened our 2019-2020 Back-to-Basics lecture series with a great talk wowing a crowd of nearly 70 people.

Tim recounted his conversion from being completely non-religious to becoming a diaconate candidate  for Sacred Heart (Ville Platte) parish. He also talked about the supreme holiness and grace that comes from the Eucharist.

To listen to his talk, click Play on the player below.

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2019-2020 Back-to-Basics Schedule released

The new schedule for the Back-to-Basics season has been released. It starts on Sept. 9 with a talk by Tim Donovan about Holy Eucharist and his conversion.

All of the talks are from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Family Life Center (1220 W. Dardeau St.). They are free and open to everyone.

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