“At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out,
“Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.”
But Jesus did not say a word in answer to her.
Jesus’ disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
But the woman came and did Jesus homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children
and throw it to the dogs.”
She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.”
Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.”
And the woman’s daughter was healed from that hour.”
From this Sunday’s Gospel, a lesson is simple: persist in your prayer.
Friday, August 15, is a Holy Day of Obligation.
Our Masses will be on Thursday evening at 7PM, and on Friday at 8AM and 6PM.
Remember to mark this date in your calendar every year.
UPDATE: The Mass on the Feast of St. Jane was great, and the reception afterwards was a simple but grand affair. We had about 100 people who came out to pray, to worship, and then to spend some time together afterwards. It was a beautiful evening.
And reminder, this Tuesday is our Patronal Feast, the Feast of St Jane de Chantal. We will have a special Mass at 7PM in her honor.
Hope to see you there!
Novena to Saint Jane de Chantal
O Glorious saint, blessed Jane Frances, who by thy fervent prayer, attention to the Divine Presence, and purity of intention in thy actions attainedst on earth an intimate union with God, be now our advocate, our mother, our guide in the path of virtue and perfection. Plead our cause near Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, to whom thou wast so tenderly devoted, and whose holy virtues thou didst so closely imitate. Obtain for us, O amiable and compassionate saint, the virtues thou seest most necessary for us; an ardent love of Jesus in the most holy Sacrament, a tender and filial confidence in His Blessed Mother, and, like thee, a constant remembrance of His sacred Passion and death. Obtain also, we pray thee, that our particular intention in this Novena may be fulfilled.
V. Pray for us, O holy St. Jane Frances.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
O almighty and Merciful God, Who didst grant blessed St. Jane Frances, so inflamed with the love of Thee, a wonderful degree of fortitude through all the paths of life, and wast pleased through her to adorn Thy Church with a new religious Order, grant, by her merits and prayers, that we, who sensible of our weakness confide in Thy Strength, may overcome all adversities with the help of Thy heavenly Grace, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Today is the First Friday of the Month, and our schedule is:
Mass at 8AM, followed by Confessions from 8:30-9:30AM.
Adoration follows Mass, from 8:30 AM until 6PM.
Evening Confessions are from 5:00-6:00PM.
Benediction takes place at 6:00PM.
It’s that time of year again, when we start registration for our Parish School of Religion.
Registration is on Monday July 21, and Monday July 28, from 9:00am until 7:00pm, in the Barre Center. Please bring a birth certificate, Baptism certificate if Baptized, and records of any previous religious education.
If you’re unsure about anything or need to make other arrangements, please call Mrs. Phyllis Richards at (985)892-1439, or e-mail her.
This Sunday, June 8, 2014, after the 11AM Mass, join us in St. Jane Hall.
We’re having an Anniversary Party for Fr. Allen, who will be ordained 10 years, Fr. Delerno who will be ordained 5 years, and Fr. Diaz who will be ordained 18 years.
Bring a covered dish to one of our famed gourmet gatherings, if you wish! But if you’re unable to bring a dish, at least bring yourself and your prayers, and join us for prayer, food, fellowship, and simple enjoyment.
If you’re bringing a dish and haven’t signed in already, please drop a line to the office and mention what you’re bringing, either at (985) 892-1439, or Via Email.
This Wednesday we’re starting the Teem Timeline Bible study, at 7PM in Saint Jane Hall. We’ve had a lot of enthusiasm about this program, and look forward to it’s getting underway!
For more information, just contact anyone at the office.
Recently Fr. Kevin and Fr. Kenneth were blessed to travel to the Holy Land, on pilgrimage. It was a great trip, and prayerful. But there’s no place like home. So glad to be back, safe and sound.
If you’ve been coming to Mass at St. Jane or St. Michael, you’ve no doubt heard about the Life Touch Directory which we’re having done. You can easily sign up online if you wish.
Most of the photoshoot openings are already filled, which indicates a good response! But if you haven’t signed up already, please do. You’ll get a free portrait, we’ll have your photo in the directory, and if you wish you can order more photos from the shots they take.
Hope to see you there! Here is a small sampling of Life Touch’s work…
This Sunday we remember in the US especially as Mother’s Day, so a Happy Mother’s Day to all!
It’s also traditionally called Good Shepard Sunday, and as well has been designated the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
At the end of Masses we will have a special blessing for all mother’s present.
May God bless you this week, and always.
Divine Mercy Sunday
During the Octave of Easter many people are praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Our Mass in honor of the Divine Mercy Devotion will be this Sunday, April 27, at 3:00pm, at our Mission Church in Bush, St. Michael’s.
Also, please keep our 2nd Grade Parish School of Religion students in prayer. This Saturday they will receive their first Holy Communion at the 8AM Saturday Mass.
Recently our Boy Scouts helped redo the gardens out front, towards one of their Eagle Scout Projects. Great job, Scouts!