An Afternoon of Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph Cathedral

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Mass at 12 noon
Adoration following until 6:00 p.m.

In response to the recent violence in Baton Rouge and especially the slaying and wounding of six police officers this past Sunday, July 17, Bishop Muench is inviting all Catholics of our diocese (and non-Catholics as well) to spend some time in adoration before the exposed Blessed Sacrament at St. Joseph Cathedral and to offer our prayer in reparation for sin, for the healing of wounded bodies and spirits, and for the repose of the souls of those who have died by injustice and violence.

In last week’s Gospel, we heard the story of Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to him. When her sister Martha complained to Him about Martha’s “inactivity,” Jesus said to her, Mary has chosen the better part, and it shall not be taken from her. Christian contemplation precedes Christian service. We must sit at the Master’s feet if we are to know how we are to serve Him.

Eucharistic adoration is powerful--both healing and humbling…

The Bishop will celebrate a special Mass for the healing of our community at 12 noon at the Cathedral, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 6:00 p.m. At that time, solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be led by Fr. Josh Johnson. Please plan to spend some time in the Lord’s Presence as we ask Him to lay His healing hand upon our community and our country.

And let us pray for the officers who died, Matthew Gerald, Brad Garafola, and Montrell Jackson and for those who were wounded, Nicolas Tullier, Bruce Simmons and one unnamed officer of the Baton Rouge Police Department.


Sundays, June 12 - July 24
10:00 -10:50 am
Parish Hall

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Mass Times
Saturday Vigil
at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Masses
at 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Daily Mass
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
followed by Novena of Divine Mercy

Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
celebrated with the school children

Thursday & Friday at 9:00 a.m.
(except on the First Friday of the Month when Mass is at 12:00 noon)

First Friday of the month
Mass & Novena
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

at 12:00 noon.
Confessions at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.,
Thursday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.
except on First Friday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday 3:00-3:45 p.m. in Church, and by appointment.