The 2018-2019 Back-to-Basics season kicked off with great start recently, as Fr. Keith LaBove examined and explained Catholic moral teaching on end-of-life issues. More than 60 people braved the rain and inclement weather to learn from Fr. LaBove’s 30+ years of experience as a hospital chaplain. He is also pastor at St. Patrick Church in Lafayette.
There are some copies of Fr. LaBove’s handout still available at the Family Life Center. You may pass by during office hours to pick one up.
Fr. LaBove maintains a personal website. You can access his End-of-Life page here.
We recorded Fr. LaBove’s talk. To listen to it, press the triangular “play” icon.
END OF LIFE MATTERS: Whose life is it, anyway? Must we do everything? Who decides? Does a living will help?
These and other questions will be discussed at a seminar to be offered by Father Keith LaBove, Pastor of St. Patrick Church and long-time hospital chaplain. We will explore basic church teaching on the stewardship of life and end of life care, look at some specific issues that arise, and talk about advanced directives.
The free talk will be Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 pm, at the Our Lady Queen of All Saints Family Life Center in Ville Platte. Everyone is invited. FOR THE FULL SEASON SCHEDULE, CLICK HERE.
As the Diocese of Lafayette celebrates the Century of Love, each parish is asked to celebrate its patronal feast day to thank God for the blessings on our Diocese and its parishes.
OUR CELEBRATION will take place on our patronal feast day – the Solemnity of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – on Aug. 22, beginning at 5 pm with a Holy Hour of Adoration (including a Rosary and Solemn Vespers); followed by Mass at 6 pm; concluding with a reception at the Family Life Center. PLEASE RSVP BY AUG. 15 FOR THE RECEPTION – 337.363.5167.
Our pastor, Fr. Mitch Guidry, gave the final lecture of the 2017-2018 Back-to-Basics season: a talk about the history of Catholic religious orders. More than 40 people attended the talk.
The next season of the Back-to-Basics lectures will start up in September. Check back here at the beginning of August for the new slate of topics/speakers.
Here is the graphic showing the lineages of various major Catholic religious orders that Fr. Guidry promised. (source)
Alleluia! Christ is risen. —- Truly he is risen! Alleluia!
To see all the photos from the 2018 Easter Vigil Mass, click here.
Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church kicked off the Centennial Anniversary of the Diocese of Lafayette with a Back-to-Basics lecture on the history of the diocese by Fr. Mitch Guidry.
To listen to Fr. Guidry’s talk, click the “Play” button on the media player below. To download it, click here.
To see the rest of the Back-to-Basics schedule, or listen to past lectures, click here.