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2916 Paris Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119

Pastor: Father Stanley K. Ihuoma, SSJ

  • Bulletin: July 3, 2022

    Fourteenthteenth Sunday in Ordinary Times

    Readings: Acts 5:12-16, Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5, Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19, Jn 20:19-31

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  • Brothers In God

    B.I.G., Brothers In God, men’s ministry invites all men to participate in our weekly Bible study sessions every Thursday at 6PM via Zoom. Interested individuals can text your email address to Dcn. Shelton at 504-220-3838 and he will email you an invitational link.

  • Graduates Mass

    Attention all High School, College/University, Business and Professional School Graduates: Our Graduate’s Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the 10:00 AM Mass. Sign-up sheets are on the tables in the rear of the church. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Times

The first two chapters of Luke’s Gospel alternate between
stories of two births. One is the annunciation and birth of
John the Baptist, who was, for Luke, the last great prophet
of the Old Testament and who prepared the way for someone
greater than any prophet—Jesus the Messiah. The annunciation
and birth of Jesus is the other story. The story of
John sets the very Jewish environment into which Jesus and
John were born. Jesus’ annunciation and birth begins to
move the Gospel into the environment of the Roman empire.

In the verses before those read today, the birth of John the
Baptist has been announced by the angel Gabriel to Zechariah,
who was performing his duties as a priest in the Jerusalem
Temple. Gabriel then announced the birth of Jesus to
Mary in her home in Nazareth. Zechariah and his wife,
Elizabeth is an old couple who has never had children.
Mary is engaged to Joseph, but they have not yet come to
live together.