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CHURCH NEWS

 

 Beginning Monday, August 17, 2020,

 

the daily mass will return back to 7:00 a.m.

 

Sacrament of Baptism

Due to the pandemic, beginning September 2020 until further notice our Baptism Class and the Rite of Baptism will be done in the following way:

- Baptism Class/Workshop (can be done in person if it is no more than 10 people. Otherwise virtual workshop) will be done in the morning of the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 A.M. (following the First Saturday Mass)

 

 

CCD Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 year will take place from August 3rd to August 31st. Registration forms can be accessed on-line at the church's website  www.hgcatholic.org. All fees are waived for the 2020-2021 year.CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

Completed forms must be returned in a seal envelope labeled CCD Registration to the parish office by dropping it in the mail slot of the door of the rectory or may be placed in the offering basket at the weekend masses.

First time student and First Communion students must attach a copy of their Baptism certificate. Confirmation students must attach a copy of Baptism and First Communion certificates.

For questions or additional information, please contact the parish office at 337-942-2732.

 

 

From the Pastor's Desk

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

November is a very significant month for Catholics in general and for Holy Ghost Catholic Church in particular. For Catholics, it is a time to remember our loved ones who have transitioned from this earthly life to the heavenly realm. We express our love for them, and we reminisce about our time with them in many forms and fashions. Some demonstrate it through placing flowers on their tomb, visiting their final resting place, and beautifying their grave. Others may express it by offering prayers and masses for the repose of their souls. Whatever forms of remembrance we may have, they convey the same idea and belief that we as the Church Militant (Ecclesia militans) consisting of those alive on earth are always in union with the Church Penitent (Ecclesia poenitens) consisting of those undergoing purification in purgatory in preparation for heaven and the Church Triumphant (Ecclesia triumphans) consisting of those already in heaven.

 

For Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas, it is not only a time of remembrance but also a time of celebration. We mark the significance of this month with our annual celebration of the Creole Festival on the first weekend. This time has been set aside for 28 years to celebrate the uniqueness of Creole culture that manifests in cuisine, dances, songs, and at the same time to raise money for the continued upkeep of the Church. In fact, this is the biggest fundraiser for the Church.

Over the years, funds raised at the Creole Festival have helped us pay our insurance and other major expenses as well as the daily operation of the parish. We usually raise between $75,000 to $90,000 each year. This amount is generated from the sale of raffle tickets, food and drinks, sponsorships, donations, and of course the sacrifice and hard work we put into it. 

 

Many of us are looking forward to that moment of celebration. However, the Corona Virus pandemic has forced us to think of different alternatives. A preliminary discussion already took place two weeks ago at a virtual meeting between the Festival Core Team, Finance Council, and the officers of the Parish Council. We looked at two possible options where both involve the sale of Fall Raffle Tickets. The first option is to have either one or two days of a dinner sale on a smaller scale plus your raffle tickets. And the second option is to ask each family to contribute Fifty Dollars ($50.00) in addition to their fall raffle tickets. These two options are still on the table for further discussion until we make a final decision at our next meeting in August. When the decision has been made, I will then make it public to all parishioners. 

 

It is so unfortunate that we have to reduce our celebration of that magnitude to something simple and small this year when our Church Parish celebrates its centennial. But what can we say? It is life, “C’est la vie”. Life has its own dynamic. But as believers we all believe that behind every life event and experience, there lies some important lessons.

In conclusion, I would invite each parishioner to pray for the success of the Centennial Celebration of our parish in October and the 2020 Creole Festival in November. Your prayers and support will make a huge difference in the life of our parish.

 

 

With prayer and blessing,

 

Lambert A. Lein, SVD

 

Sixth Annual Fête-Dieu du Teche 40-mile Eucha

ristic Boat Procession to be held on Saturday August 15 - Boat Registration is Now Open

Please click below for more information

Registration and Event Map

www.jesuscrucified.net

 

Mass time schedule

Please note that the mass schedules are remaining the same until further notice. 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00 pm.

 

                    

New Parish Office Directive

 

Please note, beginning Wednesday, July 1st the Parish Office will be open Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-1:00 p.m. & Friday 8:30 am-12noon. 

 

The Office will be open only for very urgent matters. Parishioners may drop off their tithe envelopes in the mail slot at the Rectory. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 


 

Confession will be administed in church every Saturday beginning at 4:00 p.m. & 30 minutes every morning before daily Mass. Confession will be heard on the altar, so we ask that you sit in the back of the church while confession is being heard. Please enter thru the double doors in the front of church.

 

                  

 

CHURCH NEWS

 

 

Holy Ghost Parish Centennial Yard signs are available at 
The Parish Office- Donation- $3.00

 

 

 

 

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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Our Mission: Holy Ghost Faith Community invites its members to a personal conversion to God the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit and is committed to teach and share the Good News of Christ to others.

 

Sacramental Policies

Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation

Church Funeral/Wake Policies & Procedures

Holy Ghost Church Wedding Policy

 

Funeral Policy

Click here to access the Website of the Diocese of Lafayette

Click here to access the Website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

Opelousas Catholic School

 

Click here to access the Website of the Sisters of the

Holy Family 

 

 

Society of The Divine Word

 www.divineword.org

 

Holy Ghost Church Online Survey

 

HOLY TRINITY VILLA

 

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Click on the link above to make an online donation or pay your tithes and camapign pledge using a credit card or bank account.

 

CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST

Weekend Mass Schedules

Revised Mass Schedules

 

 

            

           

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..

       
 

Click here for Holy Ghost Parish Life Center Rental  

 

 

Upcoming Events 

Aug 12

Religious Education Registration

Wednesday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Wednesday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 13

Religious Education Registration

Thursday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Thursday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 14

Religious Education Registration

Friday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Friday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 17

Religious Education Registration

Monday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Monday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 18

Religious Education Registration

Tuesday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Tuesday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 19

Religious Education Registration

Wednesday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Wednesday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 20

Religious Education Registration

Thursday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Thursday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 21

Religious Education Registration

Friday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Friday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 24

Religious Education Registration

Monday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Monday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 25

Religious Education Registration

Tuesday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Tuesday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 26

Religious Education Registration

Wednesday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Wednesday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 27

Religious Education Registration

Thursday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Thursday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 28

Religious Education Registration

Friday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Friday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
Aug 31

Religious Education Registration

Monday, 8:30 AM

Religious Education Registration
Time: Monday, 8:30 AM
  Please enclose registration form in an envelope labeled CCD. Envelope can be dropped in the mail slot at the Rectory or placed in collection basket at the weekend masses.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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