OLPS Catholic Church

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Will there be a live Mass for 4pm today?
I need to be able to get on the live stream 10:30 Mass Sunday October 18, 2020
I cannot get on livestream. What do I do?
We hope everyone is doing well in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Please know that power has been restored at OLPS Church and we will offer our usually scheduled weekend Masses on August 29-30:

Saturday Mass at 4:00 PM;

Sunday Masses at 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM.

God Bless and keep safe you and your family. Fr. Rusty Rabalais
Any word on registering for Mass? I am not sure the link on the church website is working.
What's the word on whether OLPS will be opening for 10 people masses?
Good morning.
I am asking all my Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ, and all God's people if they are medically able,
to fast on bread and water, while praying throughout the day tomorrow, that God's Will be accomplished in all of Louisiana. 🙏🍞

Please invite many people to join us. Louisiana is called to lead all in the healing of this Nation through prayer and the help of Almighty God. In Faith we will unite!
Vocation Ministry SSCJM Sisters Follow
12 February 2018 ·
To all my Catholic Lectors and dear ones:
Ettiquette is not only about behaviour at a party or formal meeting. There is also Mass Etiquette which is neglected:
20 Things to remember at Mass:

1. One must fast for at least 1 hour before receiving Holy Communion. The only exceptions are medicine, water or unless someone is ill and needs to eat sooner.

2. Don't pack a snack basket for kids. It's no picnic. The only exceptions would be milk for infants, water for the priest or choir and sick.

3. Don't bite your nails, it indicates nervousness. Don't shake your legs, it indicates tension. Don't fidget with your hair, it indicates distraction. You may haven't been taught this when you were young, that it is wrong to focus on any other person or object, when the focus should be on God alone.

4. Never chew gum in Church. It breaks your fast.

5. Cross yourself with Holy Water on entering and leaving the church. This is a reminder of our Baptism, which made us members of Christ's Church.

6. Dress modestly, the mass is not a fashion show. And Christmas and Easter masses are not a part of Milan Fashion Week. Dress in a way that gives witness to your faith not to seduce anyone. Don't go for mass to check out who is hot in the parish.

7. Come early and be as close to the altar as possible. Don't walk in when half the mass is over. Don't stand outside the Church. One shouldn't go for mass for the heck of it or to be noticed or to avoid uncomfortable questions.

8. Cell phones should never be used during Mass for checking messages, making calls or texting. Keep them on silent mode. No call is more important than mass.

9. Youngsters should offer their seats to the pregnant, sick or aged who are standing.

10. When we enter and leave Church, genuflect (bow your knee) toward the Tabernacle. Christ is present for our sake. By allowing our right knee to hit the floor, we acknowledge He is our Lord and God. If someone is physically unable to genuflect, then a bow is sufficient. During Mass, if you pass in front of the altar or tabernacle, bow reverently.

11. Sit quietly in Church. Don't talk or comment on what others wear. You don't go there to judge anyone's dressing style, make -up or accessories.

12. Take loud children behind. Sometimes the baby will be restless. Parents with young kids should sit at the end of a pew, so that you can take the kid behind quickly. Don't joke with them & disturb others during Mass. Stop them from playing with hymn books and reading material. Don't joke or play with toddlers during mass.

13. Prepare your offering before Mass. Christ tells us not to let your left hand know what your right hand is doing when you make your offering. Keeping the basket while you get your wallet out can be quite a scene. Digging the basket for change is wrong. Come to mass with your offering prepared.

14. No sleeping, day-dreaming, bulletin reading or saying the rosary during mass. Pay attention to God's Word.

15. Respect the worship. Stand during the gospel reading and other set time during worship. Kneel at the consecration, it is part of worship. The only exceptions are for the sick, people with knee problems, aged and those with infants. If you can't kneel occupy a pew that does not obstruct the view of the Lord from those who do kneel.

16. Bow before receiving Holy Communion, you are before God.

17. Say Amen and bow before receiving Communion. Do not drop the host, or play with it with your tongue or bite it.

18. Do not leave early. We should stay to the end of the final blessing and the recessional hymn that accompanies it, if there is one. Remember who left the Last Supper early (Judas).

19. Pray after Mass, thanking God for His abundant blessings.

20. Leave quietly. We encourage you to visit others especially your pastors as a part of Christian fellowship, but once you are outside of the main sanctuary of the church so you won't disturb others who want to stay and pray.

Don't say' Thank God mass is over,' when you come out. You will sound as if you were forced to attend or as if it is a weekly punishment.

We may have not always behaved well during mass, but it's never too late to learn.

Let's share this with all, to know how important it is to behave well in Church 🙏
Come get your last minute First Communion Gifts we have lots to
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Has CCD for tonight been cancelled?

Come pray and worship with us! We strive to grow in faith, nourished by Word and Eucharist,
and to be a beacon of witness, service, education and
hospitality to any who seek the Kingdom of God.

Operating as usual

09/03/2021

Everyone, welcome Derrick! We are so excited to have him!

Everyone, welcome Derrick! We are so excited to have him!

Photos from OLPS Catholic Church's post 09/01/2021

Signs of progress on the stained glass window/canopy project at OLPS Church.

08/29/2021

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[08/25/21]   “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”
—John 15:11
Jesus’ words on the eve of his crucifixion

08/24/2021

Healthiest spiritual food ‘living bread’

The old saying, “You are what you eat,” can be applied to your spiritual life, says Father Rusty in his final reflection in the Bread of Life discourse.

[08/22/21]   "Lord, I am not trying to make my way to Your height,
for my understanding is in no way equal to that,
but I do desire to understand a little of Your truth
which my heart already believes and loves.

"I do not seek to understand so that I can believe,
but I believe so that I may understand;
and what is more,
I believe that unless I do believe,
I shall not understand."
--St. Anselm of Canterbury

08/22/2021

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[08/20/21]   “Real happiness will come, not in gratifying our desires or in gaining passing pleasures, but in accomplishing God’s will for us.”
—St. Bernard

08/17/2021

Sinless Mary, the new Arc of the Covenant

Father Rusty reflects on Sunday’s Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

08/16/2021

Those involved with the twice-postponed Men’s Cenla ACTS retreat — and relatives and supporters — descend on the DPC at OLPS for a reception following 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday.

Those involved with the twice-postponed Men’s Cenla ACTS retreat — and relatives and supporters — descend on the DPC at OLPS for a reception following 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday.

08/15/2021

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[08/14/21]   “Keep your conscience pure; be careful not to fall; but if you fall, hasten to rise again.”—St. Maximillian Kolbe

08/12/2021

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08/10/2021

“My flesh is real food; my blood is real drink.”

We can slip into having a diminished appreciation for the Eucharist, says Father Rusty, but Jesus reminds us in the Bread of Life discourse in Chapter 6 of John’s gospel of the miracle that takes place at each Mass!

08/08/2021

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08/06/2021

[08/03/21]   “Be still and know that I am God.”
Psalm 46:10

08/03/2021

Whoever comes to me will never hunger

What can satisfy our deeper longings? The answer, says Father Rusty, is in Jesus’ own words in the scriptures (John 6:35).

08/01/2021

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[07/30/21]   "Listen to the Lord's appeal:...Come, then, return to me and learn to know me as your father, who repays good for evil, love for injury, and boundless charity for piercing wounds."
~ St. Peter Chrysologus

07/29/2021

In reflecting on last Sunday's gospel about the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Father Rusty says we should offer what we have unreservedly, totally to God, and He will change it for you profoundly for the better, especially when we do so through the Mass, where we can receive Christ's body, blood, soul and divinity through the Eucharist.

07/25/2021

Progress continues on the canopy/ stained glass project by the Rosary Garden at OLPS Church.

Progress continues on the canopy/ stained glass project by the Rosary Garden at OLPS Church.

07/25/2021

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[07/22/21]   Morning Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops, and in particular, for the intentions of our Holy Father on this day.

07/21/2021

“COME TO THE TABLE” ~ Come join us at OLPS Church for the Sunday and daily celebration of the Mass, where we hear the Word of God and receive our Saviour Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

If you would like a “Come to the Table” Yard Sign, please stop by the Rectory to pick one up. We have a limited supply.

“COME TO THE TABLE” ~ Come join us at OLPS Church for the Sunday and daily celebration of the Mass, where we hear the Word of God and receive our Saviour Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

If you would like a “Come to the Table” Yard Sign, please stop by the Rectory to pick one up. We have a limited supply.

07/21/2021

“Come to the Table” to share in Feast

As we begin the “Come to the Table” campaign call for Catholics to return to Mass after being away during the pandemic, Father Rusty has a warm reminder. We can draw closer to Christ through the Eucharist at Mass.

07/20/2021

Amid a power outage, Mass began this morning by Candlelight. “Your Word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path” (Ps. 119: 105).

Amid a power outage, Mass began this morning by Candlelight. “Your Word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path” (Ps. 119: 105).

07/18/2021

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07/13/2021

Christianity should be team effort

Christianity, as Jesus taught by sending the apostles out in pairs, is a team effort, says Father Rusty in his reflection on last Sunday’s gospel. Father reminds us of Jesus’ assurance (Matthew 18:20) that whenever two or more of us gather in His name, He is in our midst.

07/11/2021

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07/07/2021

Is God amazed at our lack of faith?

God does great things in our lives, says Father Rusty, in proportion to the amount of faith we give to Him.

07/07/2021

Ministry Resuming - Calling All Ushers:

Ministry Resuming - Calling All Ushers:

07/06/2021

Sunday July 4th, 2021

07/02/2021

The OLPS Summer Newsletter is finally available at the church entrances. It seems Satan’s work to delay its publication has finally been defeated, praise the Lord!

The OLPS Summer Newsletter is finally available at the church entrances. It seems Satan’s work to delay its publication has finally been defeated, praise the Lord!

07/02/2021

“O God … with what hope and love should it not inspire us, to know that in our very land, in our own churches, quite near our own homes, the true God, the Holy of Holies, is really living and present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar!”
—“Visits to the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin Mary” by St. Alphonsus Liguori

“O God … with what hope and love should it not inspire us, to know that in our very land, in our own churches, quite near our own homes, the true God, the Holy of Holies, is really living and present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar!”
—“Visits to the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin Mary” by St. Alphonsus Liguori

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