HOLY WEEK at St. Paschal Catholic Church
Be part of the great celebration of the Lord’s saving work -
his passion, death and resurrection for our salvation. Attend all the Holy Week Services!
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.
The Easter Season in the Church begins with the Easter Vigil and goes for fifty days - culminating with the Feast of Pentecost.
It is the longest liturgical season celebrating the greatest feast in the Christian calendar - EASTER.
CHRIST HAS RISEN!! If he hadn't, there would be no Church, no Christianity.
So join your Church family in praise and worship during this holiest of seasons!
The bunnies and the eggs are gone from the stores, but it is still Easter in the Church and in our hearts,
Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
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BEGINNING of the Parish of St. Paschal
His Excellency, Bishop Desmond, prior to arrival of the Franciscans, had procured
a large piece of property on North Seventh Street in West Monroe to be used for parish purposes. The property was about one block square. An early and constant benefactor of the West Monroe parish, Mr. Thomas H. McMillan, quietly purchased this property in his name and later sold it to the Bishop. The first piece of property was in reality one-half of a two block area; it seemed desirable to get it in its entirety for the future needs of the parish. After the Fathers came, efforts were made immediately to acquire the second half of this tract. Six lots of the desired second half were donated by a generous citizen of Monroe, Mr. John Spatafora. When Mr. Spatafora was approached for this donation on the feast of the Assumption August 15, 1940, he heartily consented with the words: “I give to Jesus Christ six lots.”