Phase I Re-Opening

Dearest Parishioners: Have you become comfortable in quarantine? I sometimes worry we have! My concern is not really sloth or gluttony. No, I’m not worried about us spending all our time eating chunky monkey ice cream while in yoga pants, binge watching Netflix. And sure, there’s always the temptation to become frustrated and angry at…

Stay-At-Home?

Dear Parishioners: Our community has now arrived at a time where critical intervention is required to reduce harm from further spread of the Coronavirus.  Several jurisdictions have provided “stay at home” orders for their communities throughout the United States, and this is also true now in Louisiana.  While not total isolation or full quarantine, the…

Light in Darkness

Dear Parishioners: I’m sure many of you have been struggling to find a blessing in what we’re dealing with in terms of the Coronavirus pandemic.  I too have asked the same question — can we find light in the midst of darkness?  Lord, help me to see it! The past 48 hours have brought many…

Other Restrictions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & St. Margaret Update (17 March 2020) More aggressive measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus continue to be announced by government leaders.  These include limiting the size of public gatherings and closing venues such as restaurants and theaters to significantly expand mitigation efforts to slow the progress of further community spread….

Mass Cancellations

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & St. Margaret Update (16 March 2020) Dear Parishioners: As it is already clear from the continued closings throughout our country and state, the Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly throughout many of our communities.  Several bishops in the United States have made the difficult decision to offer the faithful a dispensation from their…

A Stewardship Request

A Special Stewardship Request As you have seen in previous internet updates, Bishop Duca has dispensed Catholics from their Sunday obligation. Thus, your decision to attend Mass is a personal one for the next several weeks. These national events in our midst help us to remember that everything we have is truly a gift from…

Further Cancellations

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & St. Margaret Update (13 March 2020)   Dear Parishioners:   In correspondence with you, the Parishioners of St. Margaret yesterday, I mentioned that we would be following a tiered system based upon the level of health crises extant in our community. Today, Governor Edwards issued a proclamation asking people to refrain from…

Coronavrius & St. Margaret: What YOU Need to Know!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & St. Margaret Update:  What You Need to Know   Dear Parishioners:   In order to promote safety and health in public worship and assist in alleviating undue anxiety among the faithful (especially the elderly), it seems prudent to give an update about the Coronavirus and how it interfaces with our community.  …

Public Health Precautions

Dear Parishioners:   As you all know, much has been reported by new outlets concerning the Coronavirus [COVID-19]. There still has been no reported incident of the virus in Louisiana. However, given the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, and in keeping with directives by our own Bishop Duca, we will begin to enact…

Learn the Native Tongue

Hungarian Language Classes Begin Soon at St. Margaret   A new teacher for the native language has arrived in Hungarian Settlement! The days and times for the Hungarian language classes are now set. The organizing group has tried their best to accommodate as many people as possible. Here are the group meeting times:   Group…