Forming Intentional Disciples……

  The first book of the 2022-2023 season of the OneBook, OneChurch faith-sharing, book discussion came to a close this week. The book, “Forming Intentional Disciples, The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus,” by Sherry Weddell, was thought provoking and sparked great discussion among the participants. The next book discussion will happen in January. The…

Blind Date (With a Book)

This summer, our Youth Group Core Team donated books for our Youth Group to find in our Youth Library. These books were about a variety of topics and covered many genres.  From Christian/Catholic books on virtue to fiction books that found their footing in pointing to beauty, truth, and goodness, our library had something for…

Family: A Domestic Church

“Why do you love me,” the bride asked her groom. “Because I choose to,” answered the groom. Deacon Joseph Bresowar presented a talk regarding the Domestic Church for our first installment of Family Faith Formation.  He noted that the family is the domestic church where parents, by their word and example, are the first preachers…

What’s Your Good News?

St. Margaret’s youth were posed a question during one of their summer youth nights: What is your good news? Youth Minister Ansleigh Munn explained that the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the universal Good News, but she wanted the youth to pinpoint and write down what piece of that Gospel is…

Responsibilities That Can Fill A Magnum

Sunday, August 21, 2022, was quite a day at the bustling St. Margaret campus!  The day began with Mass, celebrated with the newly-ordained Deacon Randall Waguespack preaching, his beautiful reception, the first day of classes for the 2022-2023 PSR program, meetings galore, and it ended with the first  installment of Theology in a Bottle.  This…

Prayer, Praise & Play

This past Saturday, St. Margaret took 12 of her youth group members to St. Michael High School in Baton Rouge’s MP3 Event. MP3 is for high school students and provides an atmosphere of music, prayer, praise, and play. On this particular evening, there were about 250 teenagers present from around the diocese. The youth heard…

A “Monumental” Week

St. Margaret hosted her annual Vacation Bible School July 18-22, 2022.  Our program had 85 participants with 15 adult helpers and over 25 youth helpers! The week was filled with tons of fun aimed at helping the participants dive deeper into the faith. This included dynamic bible stories, games, and lots of dancing!  At the…

Cross Pollination

It all started with an off-hand comment about free haircuts. The volunteers and parishioners of St. Margaret are hungry for new ideas and opportunities to undertake the mission that our Lord gives us in Matthew 25: “For I was hungry and you fed me; I was naked and you clothed me.” So, when a certain…

An Experience, Franciscan Style

This year two youth from St Margaret attended The Franciscan Experience in Baton Rouge – Anna Hanks and Catalina Rojo. TFE is a 6-day immersive experience into the Word of God, the rich and beautiful Catholic tradition, and service as the hands and feet of Christ in the community! Since the beginning of The Franciscan…

Come Holy Ghost!

The St. Margaret’s Artist Guild exists to not only create beautiful things but also to help elevate the sacramental experience. The Guild’s latest project came to be after Fr. Jamin expressed the desire to make something new out of the prayer intention candle holders that were being discarded. At that point, it was only natural…