Mission Appeal August 7-8, 2021

Each year our parish takes part in a Mission Appeal.  This year the appeal is by the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The CMI is the first indigenous religious congregation of India founded by Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara in 1831. There are more than 2000 CMI members serving in 35 countries in the areas of pastoral care, education, social apostolate, health care, mass media and ecumenism. Currently more than 110 priests are serving in the USA and many more are serving in Africa, Latin America, Australia and Europe. Please welcome Rev. Fr. Joseph Kattekara, CMI, to our parish this weekend to preach about their missionary activities. There will be a second collection and your generous financial support and prayers will be highly appreciated. … [Read more...]

Were you married in St. Stephen Church?

If so, would you donate a simple framed photo of your wedding in the church for our collection? (Max size  5”x7”)   We now have a beautiful, antique cabinet from a parishioner's estate in the room we use for brides and would like to display wedding photos of our brides over the years.  Please deliver to Paige Saleun in the rectory M-F 9-4:30pm.  We’d love photos from the earliest days! … [Read more...]

Mission to the Holy Spirit – “Making a Difference for the Future”

Coming August 9 – 13, 2021 Each night: Confessions 6:15 – 6:45pm Musical performance 6:30pm Mass at 7:00pm More information coming soon! … [Read more...]

Feast of St. Henry Mass

The Vigil Mass on Saturday, July 17 will be celebrated at St. Henry Church to honor one of our patrons on his feast day. St. Henry (6 May 973 – 13 July 1024) was the fifth and last Holy Roman Emperor of the Ottonian dynasty, from his coronation in Rome in 1014 until his death a decade later. He was crowned King of Germany in 1002 and King of Italy in 1004. He is the only German king to have been canonized. Henry was the son of Henry, Duke of Bavaria. As his father was in rebellion against two previous emperors, he was often in exile. This led the younger Henry to turn to the Church at an early age, first finding refuge with the Bishop of Freising, and later being educated at the cathedral school of Hildesheim. He succeeded his father as Duke of Bavaria in 995 as Henry IV. Henry's … [Read more...]

Mosaic Installation!

The “IHS” monogram is an abbreviation or shortening of the name of Jesus in Greek to the first three letters. Thus ?????? (I?sus or "Jesus"), is shortened to ??? (iota-eta-sigma). It is sometimes transliterated into Latin characters as IHS or ??C. The abbreviation is meant to reflect the Holiness of the Name of Jesus – something to be revered. The mosaic is located in the center of the church porch so as not to interfere with entering the church. Please avoid walking on the mosaic! … [Read more...]

Pro-Life Activities

Every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. we pray the Rosary at the Woman's Health Care Center on the corner of General Pershing and Magnolia near Oschner Baptist Hospital. This facility is one of at least three abortion centers in the New Orleans area and just outside of our parish boundaries. Please join us! … [Read more...]

Corpus Christi Mass and Eucharistic Procession

Sunday, June 6, 2021 All are invited to participate in a Eucharistic Procession immediately following the 10:30am Mass next weekend.  The procession will exit the Church, turn right on Napoleon Avenue and then go around the school and the church before returning into the church for Benediction.  It will be lead by a crucifer, and we will chant Eucharistic hymns as we bring carry Jesus in the Holy Eucharist throughout our neighborhood! We would like to invite First Communicants and young children (K-4th) to wear white attire to lead the procession.  Please meet in the front of the church near the confessional immediately after the 10:30am Mass and we will direct you.  Either bring your own decorated basket for rose petals, or one will be provided.  Anyone who can save rose petals (by … [Read more...]

Good Shepherd Parish Adult Education

The Hidden King:  The Jewish Roots of St. Joseph Video Presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm June 9 - June 23 St. Stephen Rectory Conference Room Register with: Mr. Phillip Bellini,Director of Religious Education pbellini@arch-no.org  or 504-227-3794 TOPICS: How was Joseph the Hidden King of the Jews; Why Joseph was a threat to the Fake King Herod; Why Herod murdered his own wife, three sons and the Holy Innocents in Bethlehem;  Why Joseph accepted Mary’s Jewish Vow of Virginity; How Joseph hid the Virgin Birth from Satan; Joseph’s Relations to the “Brothers” of Jesus; Apocryphal Legend of the Elderly St. Joseph; The Biblical Age of St. Joseph; The Persecution of Joseph’s Family; How Joseph is the earthly Shadow of Jesus’ Heavenly Father … [Read more...]

Upcoming Ordinations

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral, Archbishop Aymond will ordain Lennin Arroyo, Joseph DiMaggio III, Jeffrey Merritt and Andy Gonzalez to the Transitional Diaconate for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Joseph Odongo for the Archdiocese of Tororo. On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral, Archbishop Aymond will ordain Daniel Dashner, Ajani Gibson, Michael Lamy, Truong Pham and Andrew Sanchez for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Thomas Bamoah for the Diocese of Yendi. … [Read more...]

Our Lady of Good Counsel Special Mass April 25, 2021 at 5pm

Novena to Our Lady of Good Counsel April 18 – 26 (say this prayer every day for the nine days) Aware of the powerful intercessory prayers of Our Blessed Mother, let us commit to pray this short prayer for the next nine days. O Holy Virgin, to whose feet we are lead by our anxious uncertainty in our search for and attainment of what is true and good, invoking thee by the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel. We beseech Thee to come to our assistance, when, along the road of this life, the darkness of error and of evil conspires towards our ruin by leading our minds and our hearts astray. Do Thou, O Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the doubtful and the erring, that they be not seduced by the false appearances of good; render them steadfast in the race of the hostile … [Read more...]