Second Collection:There will be a Second Collection taken up at all Masses next weekend, April 29th and 30th to benefit Home Missions Appeal. Right now, over 40 percent of dioceses in the US are considered home missions because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work needed in their communities. Your support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions.
Thank You: We would like to express our gratitude to Patio Gardens and Wayne Nocito for their generous donation of this year’s Easter lilies to decorate our church.
Congratulations: Congratulations to T-Van and Charlotte Falgout, this year’s recipients of the Order of St. Louis IX Medallion Award.
What can you say about a life-long parishioner who has dedicated her life to St. Rosalie Church? I would imagine that you begin at the beginning. For the past 62 years Charlotte Falgout has been an active volunteer at St. Rosalie, especially dedicating her talents to the St. Rosalie Fair and the Rosary Procession honoring our beloved St. Rosalie. She began working the Fair in 1955 with her grandfather, and has continued to be an integral part of our event.
Charlotte and T-Van (Vanice) were married at St. Rosalie, as were her parents before her. Their children, Andrea and Chuck (Van Charles) attended St. Rosalie School and Charlotte and T-Van were active in the school and church.
T-Van Falgout, for the past 50 years, has been active with the St. Rosalie Fair, also. He, as most of you know, is an electrician by trade and offered his talents to the electrical work and construction of the Fair. Presently he continues to work as a member of the hard-working construction crew.
For many years Charlotte and T-Van have taken their positions as members of the St. Rosalie Procession Committee. Charlotte is in charge of the flowers and church decoration; and T-Van is a proud member of the carriers of the St. Rosalie statue in the procession.
Congratulations again, to these two very special people. It’s an honor to acknowledge their hard work over the years. May they both continue to serve for many years to come.
In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
you are invited to join voices together for
An Evening of Sacred Hymn Singing
at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church
146 Fourth Street, Westwego
on April 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
followed by a reception at the Church Rectory.
Sponsored by Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Westwego, Holy Guardian Angels in Bridge City, and the Ecumenical Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. “Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.” Martin Luther.
A Stewardship Moment: In today’s first reading, the four activities of the earliest church are introduced to us as priorities of the church: devotion to the teachings of the apostles, communal fellowship, the Eucharist and prayer. The early members of the church saw themselves as devoted stewards of these activities. These were not options. They were the fruits of a genuine conversion to a life in Christ. Sharing in the Eucharist was the most intimate expression of fellowship, while the most common expression of fellowship in the New Testament was that of sharing financial resources – giving. It was not a perfect community, but one that gave evidence of God’s active presence in its midst. This early community offers us an excellent example of how to better exercise stewardship in our own parish families.
Created: July 23, 2004 St. Rosalie Catholic Church