Fr. Sibley explores the “failure” of Humanae Vitae

At the recent Back-to-Basics lecture, guest speaker Fr. Bryce Sibley explored a theme underlying the problems with our culture’s devaluing of sex. More than 60 people listened to him discuss how Pope St. Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae, will be a “failure” until we recover the sacred sense of sex.

To listen to his talk – and to look at the upcoming Back-to-Basics schedule, go to the main B-2-B page.

Fr. Sibley was parochial vicar here in Ville Platte at Sacred Heart Church about 15 years ago. He is currently the long-serving pastor at Our Lady of Wisdom on the campus of UL-Lafayette; and chaplain for the Ragin’ Cajun Catholics. You can follow Fr. Sibley and the Ragin’ Cajun Catholic on SoundCloud, Youtubeand Facebook. 

 

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Deacon Randy Hyde reflects on the Christian life

Deacon Randy Hyde was recently a guest lecturer for our October Back-to-Basics talk. He discussed the importance of truly living a Christian life. Click the Play icon below to listen to his lecture.

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WINE event scheduled for November

Ladies, do you desire a life that teams with joy, fulfillment, and the peace that surpasses all understanding?

If so, then you are invited to join Kelly Wahlquist and the women of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization and learn how women are created relational, and how it is key to a happy life!

There are two WINE events scheduled for Ville Platte:

  1. Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6-9 pm, at Sacred Heart Church: a talk by Kelly Wahlquist in church, followed by a wine and cheese social in parish meeting room. (click to register online) This event is free; however, a $10-$20 donation is requested.
  2. Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the Steamboat Restaurant in Washington: a conference with Kelly Walhquist, including lunch and wine tasting. (click to register online) The cost is $40.

The local contact person is Letitia Peyton (337.308.9120). Or contact Louisiana WINE Specialist Karen Sheehy (985.249.9258).

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Are Catholics Born-again? Dcn. Hyde has the answers.

Are Catholics “born-again”? Are Catholics saved? What do non-Catholic Christians mean by those questions? And how should Catholics answer?
Join us Monday, Oct. 8, as Deacon Randy Hyde draws from his experience as a former Baptist to explain how to dialogue with our Protestant family and friends on these important questions.
The free Back-to-Basics lecture will be at 5:30 pm at the Family Life Center (1220 W. Dardeau St., Ville Platte). Everyone is invited.

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Fr. Keith LaBove explains Catholic moral teaching on End-of-Life issues

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.

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Fr. Guidry Explains Religious Orders

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.

To listen to Fr. Guidry’s talk, click the player below. To download it for offline listening, click here. To listen to other lectures, click here.

Here is the graphic showing the lineages of various major Catholic religious orders that Fr. Guidry promised. (source

 

 

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Photos from the 2018 Easter Vigil Mass

Alleluia! Christ is risen.  —-  Truly he is risen! Alleluia!

To see all the photos from the 2018 Easter Vigil Mass, click here.

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