Wednesday Night Catechism • This Wednesday, February 3 at 6pm at the St. Mary’s Chapel, Fr. Ryan’s talk will be titled “Monks, Nuns, Brothers, Sisters, Oh My…” Father will explain the words used to describe consecrated religious men and women along with some of the back story that goes into the historical development of those religious vocations.
Parish Supper onWednesday • This Wednesday, February 3 at 5p in the St. Mary’s Cafeteria, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host a parish supper as part of their ongoing efforts to assist the poor and needy in our area and to encourage others to do the same. All are welcome to attend the parish supper and to inquire among the membership of the society for more information about their excellent and important work.
Holy Door Indulgence • Don’t forget the incredible blessing we have in the Holy Door at the back of the Church. We are incredibly blessed to have access to the indulgences associated with our Minor Basilica and the Holy Door for this Year of Mercy. Blue Indulgence cards can be found at the back of Church for more information. Take advantage as often as you can!
Saint Blaise Blessing of Throats • This weekend, after all Masses, our clergy will offer the traditional blessing of throats after Mass. The blessing is associated with 4th century Bishop & Martyr. St. Blaise has long been the patron of those suffering from ailments of the throat. The blessing may be received by anyone, Catholic or not. The prayer of blessing used is: “Through the intercession of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, may God deliver you from every ailment of the throat and every other illness. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”
First Friday & First Saturday • The First Friday & Saturday of each month are kept in honor of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament begins on First Friday begins after our 6:30a morning Mass and continues until Benediction at 5:15p. All who are able to commit to an hour this Friday are asked to sign up in the back of the Church. First Saturday Devotions take place immediately after the 8a Mass on Saturday morning.
Super Bowl Sunday • Next Weekend is Super Bowl Sunday. All of our Masses will be offered at the ordinary time - even if Father is the only one there :) Don’t forget the Lord on game day!
A complete calendar of events can be found at minorbasilica.org/calendar
Intentions & Dedications
For the week of January 31st
- Sat 4p John Robert Tubre
- Sat 5:30p Anne Giering
- Sun 9a Mike Moyer, Cyril Mouch, Laura Jo Johnson
- Sun 11a Richard Ragland
- Sun 5p Pro Populo
- Mon 6:30a Dr. Harold Ledford
- Mon 8a Lauren Leone
- Tue 6:30a Thomas Emile Scott
- Wed 6:30a Marjorie Maddie
- Thu 6:30a Selma Shivers
- Fri 6:30a Benson Langlinais
- Sat 8a Mr. J.H. Weaver
- Sat 4p Julian Vienne, Sadie & Red Thomas
- Sat 5:30p Richard Abshire
- Sun 9a Flora Soileau
- Sun 11a Shirley Ragland, Steve Brown Jr.
- Sun 5p Pro Populo
Our Sick & Recently Deceased
Ann Lee Alford, Lolette Allen, Teresa Arafa, Maudie Baranowski, William Lynn Basco, Ryan Branch, Chad Bouchie, Mary-Lou Brasher, Marion Brossette, Flo Brouillette, Darlene Bynog, Bailey Byrd, Fulton Clark, Carolyn Carter, Marie Charleville, Emilia Cofio, Peggy Cooper, Kim Cunningham, Lela Mae Dalme, Joe Davis, Dekeyser, Jayce Estep, Angela Eversall, Tom Foshee, Reba Friday, Paula Gagymad, Kramer Gahagan, Vicki Gahagan, Patsy Gallion, Anne Giering, Sophie Gill, Ross Gwinn, Tammy Hall, Andy Harrington, Joyce Hayne, Deborah G. Hernandez, Sue Van Hook, Kalita Jones, Isabelita & Michael Kearney,Gary Kilgore, Angelette LaCour, John LaCour, Samuel Lane, Jaden Eli Lodridge, Patricia Loftin, Joseph Longo, Irene Lynche, Brittany MacBrown, Lisa Mack, Dominic Majorie, Danny Manuel, Jack McCain Jr., Meg Michael, Lacey Mitchum, Gary Murphy, Shane Niette, Cecil Odom, Mary Odom, Sue Prudhomme, Sharon Roach, Tucker Roe, Wes Rollo, Makaehan Ross, Shirley Roy, Donna Slaughter, Meredith St. Andre, Lil Taylor, Clay Thompson, Mariano Timotio, Ren Todtenbier, Brent Trichel, Patricia Vazquez, Ruthie J. Wallboughly, Charlene White, Glen & Mary Williams, Marilyn Williams, Laura Young & Melinda Zolzer
Within the Sanctuary
- Sat & Sun 1/30-31
- 4p Lector K. Hicks; EMHC M. Hennigan & C. Henry; Servers D. Bennett, J. Friedel
- 9a Lector J. Ackel; EMHC J. Green; Servers The Lirettes
- 11a Lector G. Norwood; EMHC J. Sklar; Servers W. Lee, M. Leone
- Sat & Sun 2/6-7
- 4p Lector L. Johnson; EMHC K. Hicks & J. Gunter; Servers D. Bennett
- 9a Lector S. Taylor; EMHC A. Barrios; Servers J. Miley, J. & G. Ingrish
- 11a Lector K. Bundrick; EMHC H. Johnson; Servers A. & J.Parker