Fr. Dubroc to examine the necessity of the Incarnation

On Dec. 25, Christians celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Christmas. However, nine months earlier, as St. John tells us, “The Word became flesh” (Jn. 1:14), an event we call the Incarnation. Was it necessary for the 2nd Person of the Trinity to “become flesh”, to become Man?

Fr. Blake Dubroc will examine the Incarnation in a Back-to-Basics lecture as we conclude the Christmas Season and begin to peek forward to the climax of Jesus’ life as a man, His death and resurrection.

Join us Monday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 pm, at the Our Lady Queen of All Saints Family Life Center (1220 W. Dardeau St., Ville Platte). Everyone is welcome.

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Fr. Guidry addresses the mystery of God and suffering

Fr. Mitch Guidry gave a Back-to-Basics talk to a packed house of more than 75 people, addressing one of the most perplexing questions about Christian theology:

Why does a omniscient, benevolent God allow suffering in the world?

During the talk, Fr. Guidry reference an article by Byran Cross, “A Catholic Reflection on the Meaning of Suffering.”

To listen to the talk, click the Play icon below; or download the talk.

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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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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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