Parish News

A complete calendar of events can be found at minorbasilica.org/calendar

First Holy Communion • First Holy Communion for our little ones is next Sunday at 11am. Little ones have already been instructed about proper dress and arrival time. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early as seating usually goes quickly and many pews will be reserved for the first communicants. Non-flash photography from the pew will be allowed, but a professional photographer will photograph the Mass and each child’s reception at the kneeler. 

SMS May Events • May is a wonderful time at St. Mary’s. Some of the events to anticipate which are open to the public are:

  • May Crowning, Fri, May 6, 8:30a in the Church
  • Baccalaureate, Sun, May 8, 11a in the Church 
  • Senior Graduation, Mon, May 9, 7p in the Gym
  • Junior Ring Mass, Thu, May 12, 6p in the Church
  • 8th Grade Graduation, Tu, May 17, 6p in the Church
  • End of School Mass, Fri, May 20, 9a in the Gym

Diana Zacarias • All are asked to redouble their prayers for our parishioner Diana Zacarias and her family. Diana has been missing since April 3.  She was vacationing for Spring Break at the Grand Canyon. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for her!

Ministry to the Incarcerated • Each week, we have the privilege of going to the local detention center to pray with the incarcerated. About twice a month, Father offers Mass. On the other weeks, a lay person from our parish leads the men in prayer and distributes Holy Communion. Please pray both for the victims of crime and for those incarcerated. If you are interested in assisting our outreach, please contact the office. Also, if you know of someone incarcerated in Louisiana, please contact our office and we will ensure they are accorded ministry in the facility in which they reside.

Knights of Columbus Weekly Bingo • The Knights of Columbus #1357 host weekly Bingo nights every Wednesday beginning at 7pm and on the second Sunday of every month at 2:30p. Proceeds from these events go to support all of our local Catholic Churches, St. Mary’s School and other worthy causes like the Special Olympics, N.A.R.C. and the Women’s Resource Center. All are welcome.

Protect Our Children • If you know of anyone in this parish potentially harming children, call (318) 445-1427 or visit DioceseAlex.org/Safe-Environment. Documentation, policies and procedures are available from the office or at the back tables in the Church.

Intentions & Dedications

Mass Intentions

  • Sat 4p Raymond Arthur, Parents of Levi & Vonnie Thopson
  • Sat 5:30p Anne Giering
  • Sun 9a Laura Jo Johnson
  • Sun 11a Richard Ragland, Janis ABraham, Harry Gongre, Jr. Don Dobbs
  • Sun 5p Pro Populo
  • Mon 6:30a Joseph Johanek
  • Mon 8a Jerry Cabla, Jr.
  • Tue 6:30a Dottie Breedlove
  • Wed 6:30a James & Mary Moss
  • Thu 6:30a Steven Brown, Jr.
  • Fri 6:30a Judy Risty
  • Sat 8a Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sampite
  • Sat 4p Sadie & Red Thomas, Mary Moss, Irene Niette, Tracy McConathy, Gerald & Dora Jeannsonne
  • Sat 5:30p Justin Wyatt
  • Sun 9a Mary M. Young
  • Sun 11a Shirley Ragland, Mike Bouchie
  • Sun 5p Pro Populo

Our Sick & Recently Deceased

Lolette Allen, Teresa Arafa, Maudie Baranowski, William Lynn Basco, Gene Baudion, 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, John & Esther Dobernig, Jayce Estep, Angela Eversall, Reba Friday, Paula Gagymad, Kramer Gahagan, Vicki Gahagan, Patsy Gallion, Anne Giering, Sophie Gill, Andy Harrington, Deborah G. Hernandez, Sue Van Hook, Kalita Jones, Jean Jordan, 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, Meg Michael, Lacey Mitchum, Gary Murphy, Shane Niette, Cecil Odom, Mary Odom, Sue Prudhomme, Sharon Roach, Tucker Roe, Wes Rollo, Makaehan Ross, Shirley Roy, Krista Sklar, Donna Slaughter, Meredith St. Andre, Lil Taylor, Clay Thompson, Mariano Timotio, Ren Todtenbier, Brent Trichel, Ruthie J. Wallboughly, Charlene White, Glen & Mary Williams, Laura Young & Melinda Zolzer