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…

Helping Hands Prepares for Hurricane Ida

Dearest Parishioners and Friends: Exactly one year ago, our St. Margaret was gearing up to help our friends out west in Lake Charles prepare for the devastation that Hurricane Laura would bring. Looking at weather forecasts and models this morning, it seems like Southeast Louisiana in several days will be affected by soon-to-be Hurricane Ida….

Welcome to St. Margaret Fr. Paul!

Peace be with you! It is joy to be assigned with Fr. Jamin as parochial vicar of St. Margaret! I know I will get to know much about you in the future but let me share a little bit about myself. I grew up in Baton Rouge. Most Blessed Sacrament was my home parish, and…

Sign Up Sheets Be Gone!

WEEKLY MASS SIGN UP SHEETS Thursday, 08 April 2021   So it’s Thursday, and you’re probably looking for our sign-up sheet for weekly Masses. Well, you’re not going to find one! Since we’ve returned to Mass in-person last May, we have been using these sheets to mitigate crowds because of physical distancing norms. As we…