Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to the Pharisees:
“There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he cried out, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.' Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’ He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.' But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.’”… Lk 16:19-31
Parish School of Religion
We're looking forward to another great year of fun, fellowship, and learning more about our Catholic Faith! Registration for Parish School of Religion is currently underway! Click here to access the registration form, PSR dates, and other information.
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Diocese of Baton Rouge Disaster Assistance Fund
In order to support these efforts, the Diocese of Baton Rouge has established a special account, “Diocese of Baton Rouge Disaster Assistance Fund.” Monetary donations are critically needed at this time.
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Diocese of Baton
Attn: Disaster Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 2028
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028
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Jubilee Year of Mercy
The Jubilee Year of Mercy began December 8, 2015, the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council. Here are a few important themes for reflection during this important year:
Jesus is the “face” of the Father’s mercy
Mercy is “the beating heart of the Gospel”
Mercy “demands justice”
Click here for more information on the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Holy Ghost Church Magnets!
Holy Ghost Church Magnets are available in the Church Office! Your$5 donation benefits our youth group events, such as March for Life, DYC, Abbey Youth Fest, and much more! Thank you for supporting our YOUTH! Please contact Candice Brooks at (985) 345-3360, ext. 26 to donate.
We had a great time this week at Vacation Bible School! Thanks to everyone who helped make this year special! We especially thank those ministries who supplied a hot meal each night to the children and volunteers: Marian Servants of the Visitation, Catholic Daughters, Knights of Columbus, Rosary Altar Society, and Holy Ghost Dad's Club.
Through the children's generosity and t-shirt sales, we were able to donate
$350 to St. Vincent de Paul's Uniforms for Kids program. We look forward to doing this again next year! Have a safe and blessed summer!
Mrs. Marli & Mrs. Trisha
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Holy Ghost Catholic Church
601 N Oak Street
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: (985) 345-3360
Fax: (985) 542-4191
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