Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 23, 2017

Family Day and Family Fun

September 24, 2017


On Sunday, September 24, 2017 the Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring Family Day again this year beginning at 11:30 a.m.  There will be a 50/50 raffle that the proceeds will be sent to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. There will be food, games, prizes and lots of family fun.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this great day of fellowship and fun.


Adult Faith Formation


The Biblical Walk through the Maas Program begins Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm through October 17th in the Parish House. Everyone is welcome to attend.



  Lord Teach Me to Pray


Would you like to improve your prayer life? Join us for Part II of Lord Teach me to Pray. This is a 27 week program for women and begins Monday, September 11, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. One of the prerequisites is you must have taken part I of the course. For more information please contact Alice Lapeyre at 504-371-2561 or There are fliers at the entrances of church.

                                                            Praying Christian Virtues                                                                Part 1 Men’s Group 


Praying Christian Virtues will introduce you to the meditative and contemplative way of prayer devised by St. Ignatius of Loyola, enabling you to further develop your prayer life.  This 12 week program for men is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires fifteen minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures.  (No prerequisites) Men's Group meets on Thursday nights, beginning September 14, 2017 except on Thanksgiving Day, from 7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m. in the Parish House on the Second Floor. For more information on the program, please contact John Wheelock at 504-214-5011 or visit www.

                                                 Part 2. Men’s Group                                                  

My 19th Annotation

This communal approach allows you to do the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  You will pray for all the graces that are offered while experiencing the direction of the Holy Spirit through weekly Faith Sharing on your daily prayer.  This 27 week program for men is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires thirty to forty-five minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures. (Part 1 is a prerequisite.) Meets every Monday night from 7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Parish House. Contact: Brian Dufrene at 985-414-1642 or  

Rebuilding Together Project

On Saturday, October 7 our parish will participate in a Rebuilding Together project. This project is sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. We will be working on the building that houses the Hollygrove Farmers Market. This is located at 8301 Olive Street, which is behind the Post Office and across from Carrollton Playground. This is located in our parish.

The hours will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. All of the materials and tools will be provided. If you cannot work the entire day, the morning, afternoon, or even just a few hours would be much appreciated.  Most of this work will involve painting. It is recommended that you wear clothes and shoes that can get paint on them.

If you would like to participate or have any questions please contact Michael Toso at 813-4913 or Hope to see you on October 7th!

Hurricane Season

 “Our Father in heaven, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, spare us from harm during this hurricane season and protect us and our home from all disasters of nature.” “Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us.” Thank you for your favors in the past. Please clip and pray daily during this hurricane season.



                                                   Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound

If there are any parishioners who would like to bring Communion to the Homebound or if you know of anyone who is homebound and would like to receive Communion on a regular basis, please contact the office 866.3669.

Attention Parishioners and New Parishioners   

Any parishioner who has moved, changed their telephone number or marital status,  please contact the office so we can update the computer program.

Welcome New Parishioners

Mater Dolorosa would like to extend a warm welcome to all new parishioners.  Please fill out the blue forms at the entrances of church and drop in the collection basket.  If you have any questions, please call the rectory at 866-3669.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

3:00 pm every Saturday -- Rosary and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.
11:30 am every Sunday -- Quiet meditation
6:30 pm every Sunday -- Meditation with Gregorian Chant
8:30 am every Thursday -- Rosary and the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart