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CoensFrFrankCoensW450PMAY at St. Paschal Church

     Traditionally, the month of May is one of the busiest months of the year in our parish.  Weddings and graduations are just a part of what goes on.

     The Sunday before the month of May is a big day for 16 of our young members.  They will receive Jesus for the first time at their First Holy Communion.  Congratulations!

     Then on May 6 (the first Sunday in May), we have our Baccalaureate Mass honoring and praying for our 2018 High School Graduates.

     The second Sunday in May (May 13) is not only Mother's Day, it is also the day we crown the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Heaven and Earth after the 9:00 Mass.

     The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred by Bishop Duca on May 19 at the 5:30 Mass.

     Finally, I will be gone to St. Louis the last week of May.  The O.F.M. Franciscans of the United States (about 1,000 in number) will vote on whether we want to combine six regional Provinces into one in our country.  Please pray that the right decision is made.

     So - have a happy month of May!!  We have a lot to celebrate.

  Fr. Frank Coens, OFM 

Mission Statement

SPCCbellt 1198w10Centered on the Gospel of the Lord, we West Ouachita Catholics are a community committed to being  a positive and life-giving presence to one another and to our world - a presence witnessed by our vibrant worship, our deep love for the poor, our heartfelt concern for the spiritual growth  of Catholics of all ages,  and our cordial welcome of everyone  we meet.  We are further committed to help each church member discover and develop their God-given talents for ministry,  in the imitation of Jesus Christ.