World Youth Day

The 2014 diocesan celebration of World Youth Day, “Be Still and Listen,” is scheduled for Sunday, October 26 at St. George Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, with activities scheduled 1 to 6 PM. Visit for info.

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For nearly forty-five years, the hard-working staff and volunteers who represent Catholic Charities of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge have served the needs of individuals, families and communities in the greater capital area—as far south as the southeastern tip of Assumption Parish on the Mississippi River, and as far north as the Feliciana and Tangipahoa civil parishes, ministering to hundreds of thousands of people each year. Decades of service predated the disastrous storms of 2005, but Hurricanes Katrina and Rita fully matured Catholic Charities. “CCDBR has become the leading service provider to affected families living in the Baton Rouge area.”

In addition to emergency assistance, Catholic Charities provides adoption help, maternity care, senior employment support, help with family housing, refugee resettlement, English language classes, counseling, and support to communities as diverse as foster grandparents and Louisiana inmates. And, significantly, Catholic Charities “commits 95 cents of each revenue dollar to ministry programs.”

Committed to address a variety of needs, and noted for prudent stewardship, it’s no wonder others acknowledge CCDBR as leaders in charitable service and client care, often collaborating to provide ministry to people of all faiths. Please visit the website for additional information:


“Christians, Let Us Love

One Another”

Christians, let us love one another, 

As we share the true living bread.
Jesus is our God and our brother;
With his flesh and blood we are fed.

 We who eat and drink at this table
Die and rise again with our Lord.
Drawing from our Rock living water
Given to all who thirst for accord.

 Everyone who loves is born of God.
Jesus is our life. God is love.

Sr. Mary Claudia Foltz, SNJM


Televised Mass

Catholic Life Television broadcasts the Tuesday Midday Mass, live from St. Joseph Cathedral at 12 Noon, and rebroadcasts the service at 6 PM. Visit for a variety of daily Catholic programming.

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