Full of Grace

Grace Purvis is a familiar face around St. Margaret. A lifelong parishioner here at our church, she is currently a sophomore at Tulane University where she is majoring in Psychology on their pre-med track. Grace was very active in St. Margaret’s Youth Group and continues to serve and share her love of Christ with others when…

From Their Perspective

In preparation for the youth group’s annual Passion Play, the group joined together in prayer at this past week’s youth gathering. They prayed the Stations of the Cross, but in a unique way – they each were assigned a station and given the task to write about that particular station from a Biblical character’s point…

Loads of Christmas Cheer

As St. Margaret was preparing for her rededication some two years ago, it became clear that our tabernacle would not be fabricated in time for the Mass of dedication. Our old tabernacle would not be sufficient either as it would not fit in the new space. As such, the Church purchased a temporary tabernacle to…

A Busy Saturday for Ida Recovery

11 September 2021 It’s a very busy day on the St. Margaret campus. First a parish update. We will have all of our masses at their normal schedule times and places. Parish ministry events including the parish school of religious education (PSR) remain canceled through Monday, 13 September 2021. FEMA is on site for approximately…

Oh The Trees!

Hurricane Ida – Clean Up Continues   While every building had some damage (most severe in St. Thomas, Chapel, St. Margaret Church, and the Hall of Saints), Fr. Jamin met with our insurer yesterday to begin the process of recovery on the parish property. This will likely be a rather expensive venture since our deductible…

Ida & Masses

Hurricane Ida Recovery – Mass Schedule Fr. Jamin and Fr. Paul have decided to retain our normal Mass Schedule. Since Tuesday, we have been celebrating our daily Mass at 7:00AM in St. Margaret Church.  This weekend (05/06 September 2021), we will have our four Masses: 4:00PM Saturday at St. Margaret, 8:00AM Sunday at St. Thomas,…

The “Store” is Open

Hurricane Ida Recovery Update (Friday Night) Today was a good day thanks to our friends from a variety of parishes. Fr. Jamin and Fr. Paul appreciate the love and support of many of our priest friends and their communities! Here is a run-down of some of their generosity:   1. Fr. Scott Thomas, Fr. Mark…

Ida Recovery Begins

Hurricane Ida – Recovery Begins(Wednesday, 01 September 2021 Update) Dear Friends: Communication has been our biggest difficulty in this storm; that, and we’ve literally been cutting our way out of neighborhoods just so we can move around! Here’s an update of what is happening and what we plan to do to move forward: 1. Today,…

Ida Forces Cancellations

Dear Parishioners and Friends:   Hurricane Ida is forecast to make landfall on the Louisiana coast this Sunday evening as a Major Hurricane. Effects from the storm are anticipated throughout the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Since the entirety of the area is currently under a Hurricane Warning, tropical storm conditions are possible throughout our area…

Margaret’s Helping Hands: Ida Prep Continues

We continue to prepare for whatever Hurricane Ida will bring us, whether we are responding in our own community or to neighbors who might be a little further away. With the help of Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge, we’ve stockpiled over two pallets of Emergency Relief Buckets that contain some essentials to help with cleanup…