The Season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (February 10) and goes until Holy Thursday (March 24). It is a time of reflection, renewal and repentance. It's a time for us to look at ourselves and decide what needs to change. It may be a habit. It may be an attitude. It may be any sin we just can't seem to avoid. Lent is the time for us to go to the Lord with what needs to be changed and work with him to make the changes that are necessary. Then we can truly exclaim this Easter: ALLELUIA!
Also, don't forget to pray this Lent for the seventeen people who are part of the RCIA program, preparing to join the Church at the Easter Vigil on March 26.
Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
The LIVING THE EUCHARIST program will again be used at St. Pachal Church during Lent of 2016. Contact Sister Edith for more information.
ASH WEDNESDAY - February 10. Mass and the distribution of ashes at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS - every Friday evening during Lent at 6:00 followed by Fish Fry at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY is on Valentine's Day. Married Couples will have the opportunity to renew their marriage vows at all the Masses the weekend of February 13/14.
Year of Mercy Challenge Week 10 - February 7 - February 13
For the Year of Mercy we challenge you to an intentional act of mercy per week!
We will be posting the weekly challenges on this website and our Facebook page.
The Diocese of Shreveport will post on the Catholic Connection app, Facebook and Twitter.
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Watch for posts with hashtag: #52WEEKSOFMERCY
Let’s blanket the Diocese in Mercy all year!
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.