Tuesday, August 24, 2010
WHERE WE WORSHIP
The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans located in Shreveport, Louisiana is only one of seven catholic churches honoring this saint. Although a cathedral the church is therefore the church of our bishop.
Bishop Michael Duca.
Our priest, Father Peter
Our church has a vigil mass on Saturday evening, an early Sunday mass, one at eleven and again in the evening. We have ten daily masses, including an early morning and one at noon. So you can see we belong to a large church, but it still has a small church feeling.
There is a school on one side which teaches children from ages four through middle school, and another on the other side of the cathedral from middle age through high school. We are a busy church with many opportunities for involvement and a huge outreach program.
In between the church and Loyola Prep is our parish office from where I retired two years ago.
The image of our patron depicts St. John wearing the cassock this patron saint of altar servers would wear as a Jesuit scholastic, while attentively listening and writing in his notebook.
As a young student always eager to learn, John was naturally endowed with a bright intellect and a retentive memory, devoting much time to study. What further distinguished him from his companions was his piety and faith. John performed ordinary actions with extraordinary perfection, purity, obedience and admirable charity.
He is the patron saint of altar servers and an ideal patron for our students who are eager to learn and deepen their faith. St. John Berchmans (1599 - 1621).
Hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of the church we love and I hope today is a good day for all of you. Much love from mizmollye and punkin!
Posted by Mollye at 7:13 AM