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Coronavirus Update

My Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Throughout the History of Mankind, in particular during the Old Testament, God, at times, had chosen to discipline His children; to help them find their knees if you will. Often times through famine, wars or plagues. We saw this play out with Moses in the desert, Joseph & his brothers, as well as the Assyrian & Babylonian overtaking of Israel’s 12 tribes. Today, we are faced with a current day plague, or at the very least an anxiety filled reaction to such. And as such, there is no greater role model for us to emulate, during these penitential times, than Mother Teresa. She taught us that during ‘Dark times’, we need to carry our cross - without complaining! That the sufferings we must endure by not being able to attend the Mass of our choosing, obtain the Sacraments when we prefer, or have immediate access to Christ – is nothing short of, Redemptive Suffering.  This is the time for us to show that we are no longer Neutral… that we are Directional in our efforts to grow closer to Christ… to be the next Simon of Cyrene and forever have our names in the Book of Life – Persevere!

   There are going to be times in our lives when we may experience some bit of doubt, like now!  Yet her response was directional, committed and never neutral…. “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief”! 

 

Sunday Mass will be at 9am.

Please attend our Sunday Mass by joining us her on the Website or on our facebook page at Saint Helena Church Amite, La.

 

**The Sunday Mass obligation continues to be dispensed for all Catholics as long as this threat persists.

 

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL CLOSE UNTIL FURTHUR NOTICE

 THE CAMPUS WILL REMAIN OPEN FROM 8:30AM - 4:30PM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

  • Sunday Mass for St. Helena will be closed for the public.  The Mass will be prayed, for you, privately by Fr. Mark. This Mass will be at 9am on facebook and our website
  • Daily Mass and Mass intentions will be prayed, for you, privately by Fr. Mark.
  • Reconciliation- by appointments only.
  • Baptism - limited to private and small family celebrations(10 people or less).
  • Weddings/Convalidations- celebrated with Bride, Groom, Celebrant, 2 Witnesses and immediate family (parents, children, etc-10 people or less).  The Mass will not be celebrated, only the Marriage Rite is acceptable.
  • Funerals-will be celebrated at the Funeral Home or Graveside with immediate family, Clergy, and Funeral staff.  Funeral Masses in Church, as well as wakes in Church Hall are prohibited until further notice.
  • Delivery of Communion-to Homebound, Nursing Home, or other Healthcare Facilities will be discontinued indefinitely.  This does not apply to those in danger of death or when a person is in need of Viaticum.
  • Anointing of the Sick can be arranged by calling the Church Office at (985)748-9057.
  • RCIA/Confirmation-has been postponed until further notice.

 

Please continue to monitor the Website for any changes or updates.

 

 

 

Levels of Spiritual Warfare

Levels of Spiritual Warfare

Fr. Chad Ripperger at St. Mary of Pine Bluff, WI speaks on the "Levels of Spiritual Warfare"

The Veil Removed

The Veil Removed is a short film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church. Go to theveilremoved.com to learn more. The Veil Removed Copyright 2019

https://youtu.be/OOLZDaTgIaM

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THE SACRAMENTS OF HEALING

ARTICLE 5
THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK

1499 "By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ.

I. ITS FOUNDATIONS IN THE ECONOMY OF SALVATION

Illness in human life

1500 Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human life. In illness, man experiences his powerlessness, his limitations, and his finitude. Every illness can make us glimpse death.

1501 Illness can lead to anguish, self-absorption, sometimes even despair and revolt against God. It can also make a person more mature, helping him discern in his life what is not essential so that he can turn toward that which is. Very often illness provokes a search for God and a return to him.

The sick person before God

1502 The man of the Old Testament lives his sickness in the presence of God. It is before God that he laments his illness, and it is of God, Master of life and death, that he implores healing. Illness becomes a way to conversion; God's forgiveness initiates the healing. It is the experience of Israel that illness is mysteriously linked to sin and evil, and that faithfulness to God according to his law restores life: "For I am the Lord, your healer. The prophet intuits that suffering can also have a redemptive meaning for the sins of others. Finally Isaiah announces that God will usher in a time for Zion when he will pardon every offense and heal every illness.

- Catechism of the Catholic Church

Call the Church Office and ask for Trudy (985)748-9057 for an Annointing

TOURS & RETREATS

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St. Helena offers Tours & Retreats of our beautiful Campus. Please call the Office to schedule a Tour or Retreat.

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“Catholics must never abandon the moral requirement to seek full protection for all human life from the moment of conception until natural death.”

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We, at St. Helena Catholic Church, are concerned with educating, directing, and sustaining all who visit. 

In particular those who draw near to the teachings and traditions of Holy Mother Church. 

We strive to achieve this by utilizing the Cardinal Virtues of Justice, Prudence, Temperance and Fortitude.

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