VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED in many capacities for the new Embrace Grace support group starting in Ville Platte. Embrace Grace is a support group for single young women with unplanned pregnancies. For more information, please contact Leslie Johnson at 337-331-5598.
Because everyone is worthy of life, in every season of life.
We are starting a new support group in Ville Platte for single young women with an unplanned pregnancy. The Embrace Grace program starts Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Family Life Center.
If you would like to learn more, be a participant, or become a volunteer please contact Leslie Johnson (337.331.5598).
Embrace Grace is a 12-week program is a powerful, yet simple, study on how God’s grace and love is never-ending, no matter what. Every mom who goes through the program receives either a Baby Shower or Celebration of Life Shower and Princess Day.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, Prayerful greetings from Bishop Gali Bali, the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Cuddapah in India.
I am trying to reach out to you requesting to show your Christian solidarity to our diocese through this mission appeal. I thank your Bishop for granting permission to appeal to you and the Director of Propagation of Faith, mission society for assigning this parish for the mission appeal.
The mission diocese of Cuddapah, was erected as a diocese in 1977, consists of two civil districts, namely Cuddapah and Chittoor districts in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The Catholic population is 85,000 with the total population of 8 million as reported in 2011 census. There are 68 parishes and 125 priests belonging to this diocese. We are glad that we are able to lend 25 priests to work in foreign countries like US and Germany and 10 priests are retired.
Each parish is comprised of 5 to 15 mission stations. 80% of Catholics belong to scheduled castes (socially and economically poor) people, and they are agricultural laborers. The main thrust of the diocese is evangelization and education.
In our commitment to faith formation of our Catholics, the diocesan pastoral center conducts summer camps for children, prepares the youth for reception of sacraments, imparts knowledge to adolescences on marriage and family, conducts seminars to village elders to foster their leadership and to the village catechists, conducts Bible classes to deepen their knowledge in the Bible.
In order to give value education and faith formation to our children they are provided boarding and lodging to attend the school. This facility to the catholic children is required as they are the first generation coming to education, otherwise they are taken as agriculture laborers by their parents. Many of our young priests in the diocese are the direct beneficiaries from these boarding homes and the vocation is nurtured in these facilities.
In addition to the ministries of evangelization and education, the diocese incurs expenses such as monthly allowances to priests and catechists (some 450), medical bills for priests, and utility bills
for some parishes as well as charity to the needy. The monthly budget for these things is $20,000 dollars. We try to reach this budget through monthly tithing of the priests who work abroad, mission appeals, and some donations.
I earnestly appeal to you for your generosity at this time of great need and challenges with Covid-19. The year 2020 – 2021 had been very rough due to Covid-19. Several priests of the diocese have been affected by the Corona Virus and unfortunately some of them passed away while others have recovered. The medical bills from the hospitals have been too heavy since some priests had prolonged stay until death in the hospitals. As a result, the diocese had to spend about $ 125,000 US dollars to pay their bills. We do not have a system of health insurance for priests. We are faced with many such challenges. Your help in this time of need will be greatly appreciated.
I assure you of my prayers and blessings to you and I request you to be generous in supporting through this appeal. With warmest greetings and prayers.
Our Lady Queen of All Saints parish – together with St. Thomas More parish (Eunice) – is sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land in November 18-27, 2023. Anyone who is interested, regardless of parish affiliation, is welcome to join us on the trip.
There will be an informational meeting to learn more about the trip on Monday, May 2, at the Family Life Center (1220 W. Dardeau St., Ville Platte). We need at least 20 people to attend the informational meeting. You can register for the meeting by contacting Magnificat Travel (phone 337-291-1933; email holytravels.org/frsguidrysensathl).
The cost is $4,500/person. Payment plans are available.
KVPI Radio and Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church are a match made in Heaven! In the past two months, KVPI Radio has featured our pastor (Fr. Mitch Guidry); our parochial vicar & former parishioner (Fr. Brad Guillory); and a former parishioner – and current Sacred Heart pastor (Fr. Jason Vidrine) on it’s Tasse de Café program.
Fr. Mitch Guidry is being interviewed by parishioner Charlie Manuel about the Rome pilgrimage.
Fr. Brad Guillory was a guest of Charlie Manuel and KVPI General Manager Mark Layne.
Fr. Jason Vidrine is being interviewed by longtime radio personality (and Sacred Heart parishioner) Jim Soileau.
The unique relationship between Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church and KVPI Radio was highlighted in the recent edition of the Acadiana Catholic (the official magazine of the Diocese of Lafayette, LA). To read the article — and the whole magazine – click here.
You can visit KVPI online … and listen online and on your smartphone. For more information, visit theKVPI website and KVPI Facebookpage.