Statues Veiled for Passiontide

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:

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Fr. Glodd Explains Liturgical Vestments

Fr. Taj Glodd, parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Church (Ville Platte), was our guest speaker at the March Back-to-Basics lecture. He discussed the various vestments worn by clergy during Mass and other liturgies, explaining their purpose and symbolism.

The April talk will examine the major Jewish festivals during the time of Jesus, and how He fulfilled them. The guest speaker will be Fr. Tom Voorhies, pastor at Sacred Heart. It will be Monday, Apr. 9, at 5:30 pm, at the Family Life Center.

Fr. Glodd’s talk was recorded. It lasts about one hour.

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Fr. Voorhies to discuss Jewish Feasts at the time of Jesus

Fr. Tom Voorhies, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Ville Platte, will discuss the major Jewish feasts that Jesus would have celebrated during His lifetime and how He fulfilled those feasts through His life.

Fr. Voorhies is the guest speaker for the April Back-to-Basics lecture series. The free talk will be Monday, Apr. 9, from 5:30-6:30 pm, at the Our Lady Queen of All Saints Family Life Center. Everyone is invited.


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Good Friday Walk With Christ Planned

Everyone is invited to join us for our annual Good Friday Walk with Christ through the streets of Ville Platte.

The Walk will start at 1 pm from St. Joseph Church, going 2.2 miles to Sacred Heart Church. Along the way, we will pray the rosary, sing hymns, and make the 14 Stations of the Cross.

Begin the Walk by parking at Sacred Heart Church. A bus will shuttle people from Sacred Heart to St. Joseph. The bus service will begin at 12 noon.

At the conclusion of the Walk, we will remain at Sacred Heart for the 3 pm Good Friday Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion. Everyone – including people who can’t make the Walk – is invited for the 3 pm service.

To see photos from previous Walks With Christ, click 2014, 2016, and 2017.

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2018 LSU-E Awaking Retreat Announced

Are you ready to change your relationship with God and get closer to him? Do you need a community to turn to when in need? How about a Retreat? We need to take time out of our busy lives and do this for God and live for him.

The next available retreat is the Awakening Retreat held at LSUE Catholic Student Center on April 20-22. Although, this is a Catholic Retreat, you do not have to be Catholic to attend. It is for young adults, put on by young adults; you do not have to be in college to attend.

This Awakening Retreat is FREE. For more information about the retreat and to sign up, please visit:

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Ville Platte Christian Missions to go to Honduras

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.


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OLQAS to host Educational Passover Seder

Once again, Our Lady Queen of All Saints will host an educational Passover Seder at 6:30 on Wednesday, Mar. 28, of Holy Week. Everyone is invited to attend. HOWEVER, you must R.S.V.P. by calling the Family Life Center at 337.363.5167.

The meal will be held at the Family Life Center. OLQAS parish will provide the meat for the meal. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. To see photos of previous celebrations, click here (2014) and here (2015).

When Jesus celebrated the Last Supper (on Holy Thursday), he was celebrating a Passover Meal with his Apostles. Although technically he did not celebrate according to the same rituals that are used in Judaism today, it nevertheless was a ritualized Passover Meal. Such ritualized meals are called “seders” because the proceed according to a certain, formalized narrative.

Here are some resources for learning about Passover Seders:

Bonus (not related to the Passover Meal, but interesting to read): “Was Jesus Really Crucified with the Passover Lambs?” article by Brant Pitre.

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