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

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

06/30/2021

Faith must be strong to triumph

Faith should guide us rather than fear, says Father Rusty, reminding us of the faith of the woman in Sunday’s gospel who suffered from a hemorrhage. “If I but touch the tassel of His cloak, I shall be healed,” she said in faith. And when she did so, she was healed.

06/27/2021

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[06/24/21]   “He (Jesus) must increase, I must decrease.”
—St. John the Baptist

06/22/2021

Check it out! We are so excited over this event! There are still a few spots for those teens who want to join! Click the link below to sign up!

https://www.olpschurch.org/steubenville-olps-2021

Check it out! We are so excited over this event! There are still a few spots for those teens who want to join! Click the link below to sign up!

https://www.olpschurch.org/steubenville-olps-2021

06/22/2021

Jesus can quiet storms in our lives

When we have a storm in our lives of a personal nature, says Father Rusty, we can pray to Jesus with confidence that he will respond as he did in the storm on the boat with the apostles and say, “Quiet. Be still.”

[06/21/21]   “It is better to be a child of God than king of the world.”
—St. Aloysius Gonzaga

06/20/2021

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06/16/2021

Mustard seed, patience, faith, growth

When we wonder where God is in our lives, Father Rusty suggests we recall the mustard seed, the smallest of the seeds yet one that “grows and grows and grows.” Likewise, if we have patience to nurture the slightest trace of God within, our faith can grow and grow and grow.

06/15/2021

We are so excited to be hosting this Steubenville Conference. We would like any incoming freshman to recent high school graduates to register for this event! We will have live speakers, Kelly Lombardi and Fr. Taylor Reynolds, PLUS we will have The Josh Blakesley Band LIVE! Along with all of the amazing speakers that will be live-streamed!

Click the link to register now!
https://www.olpschurch.org/steubenville-olps-2021

We are so excited to be hosting this Steubenville Conference. We would like any incoming freshman to recent high school graduates to register for this event! We will have live speakers, Kelly Lombardi and Fr. Taylor Reynolds, PLUS we will have The Josh Blakesley Band LIVE! Along with all of the amazing speakers that will be live-streamed!

Click the link to register now!
https://www.olpschurch.org/steubenville-olps-2021

06/13/2021

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06/07/2021

The one prayer that is always answered

Father Rusty, on the heels of Corpus Christi Sunday, says the one prayer we believe in faith that God answers at the moment the prayer is said, is the priest’s prayer at Mass echoing Jesus’ words at the Last Supper: “This is my Body; this is my Blood.” That’s when the Holy Spirit comes down and changes the bread and wine into “living bread from heaven.”

06/06/2021

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Photos from OLPS Catholic Church's post 06/05/2021

Prayer and Adoration service Friday afternoon at OLPS Church for the farmers across Central Louisiana, that the rains and forecast for more rains through next week abate, so they can do their work in bringing forth God’s crops.

06/04/2021

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06/04/2021

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[06/02/21]   "Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world."
Pope Benedict XVI

06/02/2021

Trinity, strengthening relationships

The Trinity is a “family of persons,” says Father Rusty in his reflection on Trinity Sunday, and the love is so great between the Father and the Son, it produces the Holy Spirit. Relationships or friendships that need bolstering can be strengthened by praying to the Holy Spirit.

05/31/2021

"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior."
--Luke 1:46-47

"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior."
--Luke 1:46-47

05/30/2021

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05/28/2021

If you own a business in Cenla, we want to know! We are always looking for different businesses to support, and we would love to support our parishioners!

Contact Jordan LaCour at [email protected] to get on the list of Parishioner Owned Businesses!

If you own a business in Cenla, we want to know! We are always looking for different businesses to support, and we would love to support our parishioners!

Contact Jordan LaCour at [email protected] to get on the list of Parishioner Owned Businesses!

05/24/2021

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05/23/2021

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[05/22/21]   "Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and sustain in me a willing spirit."
--Psalm 51: 10-12

05/22/2021

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05/20/2021

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05/17/2021

One parting prelude to another arrival

With Jesus’ ascension, says Father Rusty, Christ entered into a higher realm with God the Father, but it was necessary to follow His death and resurrection this way so He could send the Holy Spirit for the whole world.

05/16/2021

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