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Connecting Catholic Families with the Bible

A Workshop for Parish Leaders

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Holy Ghost Church, Opelousas, LA


This workshop offers practical strategies for making the Bible a vital part of the everyday lives of your families. Both the presentation and the handout packet will provide resources which you can use in numerous settings to equip families to share the Word of God at home.

Intended Audience

  • Parish leaders who work with families: Pastors, Coordinators of Faith Formation/Religious Education, Pastoral Associates, Coordinators of Youth Ministry, Christian Initiation (RCIA) and Sacramental Preparation Coordinators, and other key ministers
  • Coordinators of Whole Community Catechesis or Intergenerational Faith Formation

For more information and registration form please click here.


Position Open

Holy Trinity Villa Manager

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Please Come to the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Advent — The Church encourages all Catholics to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Advent.  In addition to our normal confession time, Holy Ghost Church and all the Catholic parishes of the Diocese will be open on Advent Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to make a good Advent confession.  Please also reach out to Catholics you know who have been away from the regular practice of our faith and invite them to seize this chance to begin again.


Pilgrimage to Italy

Join us for a Pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Jasion Mangalath, SVD and Fr. Sebastian Myladiyil, SVD, June 15-25, 2015.  Please click these links for Holy Ghost Italy handout and registration form for more information.



Support our Capital Campaign

Click on the banner below to read more about our "One in the Spirit" Capital Campaign. This campaign is for raising funds to build a new Parish Life Center which will include a large hall for various events, a well equipped kitchen and class rooms for Religious Education and meetings.




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Weekend Mass Schedule 

SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION: Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. During the week: 6:30 a.m. and at any time by appointment.  Click Here to learn more                  

Baptism: Please meet with a priest to register for the Baptism preparation Class which usually takes place on the first Sunday of the month. Baptism is usually done on the Saturday  following the Class. Click here to learn more

Marriage: Make arrangements with a priest/deacon at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. No arrangements should be made with any vendor prior to consultation with a priest or the deacon.  Click here to learn more...

Anointing of the Sick: Please call the office to schedule to anoint someone who is seriously ill or before surgery.  If you have a homebound elderly or infirm person, please arrange with the priest for periodic visit and holy communion. Click Here to learn more...

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