Our Mission Statement
Centered on the Gospel of the Lord, we West Ouachita Catholics are a community committed to being a positive and life-giving presence to one another and to our world - a presence witnessed by our vibrant worship, our deep love for the poor, our heartfelt concern for the spiritual growth of Catholics of all ages, and our cordial welcome of everyone we meet. We are further committed to help each church member discover and develop their God-given talents for ministry, in the imitation of Jesus Christ.
A big surprise in my life came at our tri-annual Franciscan Provincial Chapter in June. I was elected to the Provincial Council.
What that means for St. Paschal Church is that I will be away much more than I have been in the past. I still do not know my exact schedule for the year, but it looks like I will have to travel to a meeting (lasting about four days) on average about once a month.
Hopefully, this will not interfere too much with my ministry here, but I may have to beg your indulgence at times when I am absent.
Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
Upcoming Events at St. Paschal
SENIORS' LUNCHEON - for all members of the church who are at least 80 years old. - Saturday, September 6 @ noon. Call the Parish Office to reserve a place.
PARISH PICNIC - Sunday, October 5 at Kiroli Park. Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by a catered meal. Please bring along a dessert to be shared with the community. The 10:00 Mass at the park will be the only Mass celebrated on this Sunday.
THE 23rd Annual Herbal Harvest and Original Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on our grounds on Saturday, October 25, from 9:00 until 5:00. This understaking will require many volunteers. Hopefully all parishioners will consider helping out.
Because of the Herbal Harvest Festival, there will be NO 5:30 P.M. MASS on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25.