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Reminder: Feast of St. Stephen Celebration – Recognizing the deacons celebrating their five, twenty, and thirty years of ordained ministry in service to God’s people 

Dear Brothers, 

It is that time of year again! We gather to celebrate the feast of one of our patrons and to enjoy fraternal communion. Please join us on this evening for our annual Eucharistic celebration. 

When:            Thursday, December 26, 2013
Time:             6:30 PM
Where:           St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond will be the celebrant and Reverend Patrick J. Williams will the homilist. 

The Inquirers and wives (along with their families) currently participating in the Discernment Path of Formation have been invited to share in the celebration and to be witness to the Community of Deacons. 

Please…… RSVP as soon as you decide you will be with us so that we can appropriately plan for the meal and worship aids. We ask that you consider bringing your family to share in the celebration. 

As is our custom we ask for volunteers to participate in bringing food and drink so that all can enjoy. We also always need volunteers to help with set-up and with clean-up. 

If you have not volunteered to help recently I ask you to consider doing so. In this way one can demonstrate solicitude and awareness of the responsibilities we all bear for the building up of the community. If you will help call me 504-861-6329 or send email and I will call you so we can make arrangements. 

Grace and Peace, 


The class of 1993
Celebrating 20 years of  ministry with a mass celebrated by
Archbishop Alfred Hughes at Saint Louis Cathedral on December 7th.
All class members were not able to attend but were in the hearts and
prayers of those who did attend. Pictured with the class are (L-R)
Msgr. Arthur Calkins and Archbishop Alfred Hughes, at a reception
held in the Cathedral rectory.

20th Anniversary

Twenty deacons ordained December 1, 2012

We congratulate the newly ordained deacons, Richard Abbondante, Warren Berault, Steven Cohan, Kevin Darrah, Sr., Richard Eason, W. Gerard Gautrau, Abner Guillory, Timothy Jackson, Carlo Maniglia, Brian McKnight, Sr., Peter Miranda, Daniel Musso, Quinsiniano Ortega, Andrew Raspino, Sr.,
Christopher Schneider, Sr., James Simmons, Troy Smith, Charles Swift,
Lieu (Leo) Tran and L. Roberto Zambrano.




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