For All The Saints. . .

Don’t forget our All Saints festivities this weekend:   Saturday, 31 October – 4:00PM Vigil Candlelight Mass (At this liturgy, we especially remember those parishioners who have gone before us this past year).   Sunday, 01 November – 10:00AM Cemetery Mass (Our 10:00AM Mass will be celebrated at the Pavilion at St. Margaret Cemetery; bring…

#Margaretshelpinghands

Dear Friends and St. Margaret Parishioners: Parishioners of St. Margaret and throughout the Diocese of Baton Rouge have been generous in their initial response to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Laura.  As I mentioned at Mass this weekend, our friends in Lake Charles could really use your help.  Here are some ways…

Where there is Devastation, there is Hope!

Dear Friends:   Today, Bishop Duca and I visited Bishop Glenn Provost and Fr. Ruben Buller of the Diocese of Lake Charles to extend our love and support during these most difficult times. While I have lived in the direct path of several of them (Katrina, Gustav, Andrew), I was brought to tears at the…

More Help for Lake Charles

Dear Beloved Parishioners and Friends: St. Margaret has been generous in her initial response to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Laura, and I thank you.  Seeing the smiles and tears on the faces of our neighbors give me all the more passion to continue this good work.  In conversation with Diocesan officials…

Helping Hurricane Laura Victims

HELPING HANDS FOR LAURA VICTIMS Dearest Parishioners and Friends: Our area knows first hand the devastation that can be caused by flooding. Four years ago, donations and contributions came to St. Margaret by the thousands to assist parishioners in our parish and in greater Baton Rouge affected by flooding. Many of these contributions came from…

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…