|Monday & Thursday||5:30 P.M.|
|Tuesday & Friday||8:30 A.M.|
|First Saturday||8:30 A.M.|
|Saturday Vigil Mass||4:00 P.M.|
8:00 & 11:00 A.M. & 5:00 P.M.
2016 Lenten Schedule
St. Anne’s Catholic Church Youngsville, LA (337) 856-8212
The following activities will make up the special 2016 Lenten Schedule for our Parish.
1. ASH WEDNESDAY February 10, 2016 at 7:00 A.M. Mass
12:10 P.M. Word Service
6:15 P.M. Mass
2. WEEKDAY MASS Monday and Thursday at 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday and Friday at 8:30 A.M.
3. WAY OF THE CROSS Monday evening following 5:30 P.M. Mass
Friday morning following 8:30 A.M. Mass
4. HOLY THURSDAY March 24 Mass at 6:30 P.M.
5. GOOD FRIDAY March 25 Service at 3:00 P.M.
6. EASTER VIGIL March 26 Mass at 8:00 P.M.
7. EASTER SUNDAY March 27 Mass at 8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
Lenten Mission – “Merciful Like the Father” Fr. Chester Arceneaux
Monday – Wednesday, February 22, 23, & 24 at 6:00 P.M. in church
The following penance is Obligatory:
ABSTINENCE: All those who are at least 14 years of age must abstain on ASH WEDNESDAY AND ALL FRIDAYS OF LENT. Abstinence means not eating flesh meat in any form.
FASTING: All those who are at least 18 and not yet 59 years of age are obliged to fast on ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY. Fasting means eating only one FULL MEAL and not having two other meals which together exceed a full meal. One who fast does not eat between meals.
OBLIGATION: One is obliged to observe substantially the FAST and ABSTINENCE laws. One may not lightly excuse him/herself from this obligation.
The Triduum 2016
Meaning ‘three days’, the Triduum refers to the celebrations of the Church on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These three evenings of special liturgy and worship are unique in the Church’s prayer, and together lead up to the high point of our celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection that we call Easter. Everyone should make every effort to attend.
The Triduum this year will be celebrated on March 24, 25, & 26. Services on Thursday will be at 6:30 P.M. Services on Friday will be at 3:00 P.M. The Easter Vigil on Saturday evening begins at 8:00 P.M. There will be no other Church services on those days. Easter Sunday March 27 services are 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Please mark your calendars now!
The current discipline of penance for the United States, in addition to the general character of the Lenten season, is as follows:
With regard to Good Friday, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council should be recalled. “Let the Easter fast be kept sacred. Let it be celebrated everywhere on Good Friday and, where possible, prolonged throughout Holy Saturday, so that the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection may be attained with uplifted and clear mind.”
The determination of these days of obligatory penance should not be understood as limiting the occasions for Christian penance. The tradition of vigils, periods of special need, supplication, and above all, the season of Lent as a whole, should be maintained and respected.
The obligation to abstain from meat binds Catholics 14 years of age and older. The obligation to fast, limited to one full meal and two lighter meals in the course of a day, binds Catholics from the age of 18 to 59.
With regard to the obligatory days listed above, there is however, frequent question about the degree of seriousness of the matter. The teaching of Pope Paul may be simply paraphrased: The obligation to observe, as a whole or “substantially,” the penitential days specified by the Church is also serious. No one should be scrupulous in this regard. Failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious. People should seek to do more rather than less; fast and abstinence on the days prescribed, and works of religion and charity on the Fridays outside Lent, should be considered a minimal response to the Lord’s call to penance and conversion of life.
(Pictured left to right: Emma Broussard, Guy Broussard, John Broussard and standing Fr. Jason Mouton.)
After many, many years of meetings, deliberations, and much prayer to the Holy Spirit, generous donors (Guy, John & Emma Broussard) have stepped forward and the paperwork was signed, sealed, and delivered on December 23, 2015 to donate 15 acres of land for the construction of a Catholic School for our parish of St. Anne which will be named St. Paul Catholic School. The school's location will be off of Hwy 89 north in the Sable Palms subdivision (across from Cracker Barrel Gas Station).
This will be a three year process but it is imperative that families who would consider enrolling their children in our school formally register in the parish and begin contributing to have preferential option for enrollment.
Great News of Great Joy!!! A blessed Merry Christmas and a very joyful and prosperous New Year!!!
As we embrace this Jubilee Year of Mercy (Dec. 8, 2015 - Nov. 20, 2016), let us be "Merciful like the Father"! These are Pilgrimage Sites within our Diocese that we may visit to receive a plenary indulgence.
For the past few months preliminary conversations have taken place regarding the future of St. Anne Church. There is no doubt that we are a growing and thriving parish, so again we are looking for viable options to meet the needs of our parishioners.
This fall, a message in our church bulletin (dated September 13, 2015), promised open meetings in the near future to discuss ideas and changes we as a parish would like to see implemented. And just recently, Father Mouton received permission from Bishop Michael Jarrell to form an exploratory committee who would gather information relative to this task. Our committee is a diverse group made up of pastoral council members, council trustees, contractors, finance committee and lay parishioners. In addition to the appointment of the exploratory committee, Mr. Fabian Patin, a local forensic architect, has been hired to conduct an analysis of our church buildings. He will add an independent and unbiased professional opinion to our work so that the committee can make the best decision regarding the possibilities that we are facing in the months to come – to include the preservation, revitalization, renovation, reconstruction, repurposing, or new construction of our buildings, as options.
We are required to follow a process set forth by the Diocesan Building Review Board which may include town hall meetings, feasibility questionnaires and surveys, and feasibility interviews. In speaking for the other members of the exploratory committee, we are appealing to all of our parishioners to pray for us as we move forward with this tremendous undertaking.
Those parishioners having copies of historical records, pictures, etc., are asked to be a part of the process by sharing these significant artifacts with the committee. The information gathered will be made available in a professional publication, to be shared with all of you, our parish family. We plan to give parishioners periodic updates as well as schedules of upcoming meetings. Your views, comments, and responses to the work of this committee will be respected and will give urgency to our mission.
Stevie McBee Schwartzenburg and Virginia L. Rabalais
St. Anne Pastoral Council Members
WHO’S GONE MOBILE!!
We are pleased to announce the
St. Anne App is now available for download!!
What can you do from the app??
* Website news
*See the parish calendar
* Hear readings of the day
*Our Facebook page
* Bulletins *Prayers
* Online giving
* Receive notifications
* And more……..
Search for St. Anne Catholic Church in the APP STORE or the GOOGLE PLAY STORE and download our app today! You may also click on the App Store or Google Play Store above from your mobile device and begin the search. If you have any trouble or would like some assistance, you may stop by the Church office during office hours or Wynard will be available immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass November 29th for assistance.
Catholics Come Home, Inc. is an independent non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate media messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. Visit the website at http://www.catholicscomehome.org.
Preliminary drawings of what the NEW St. Anne could look like as a TRADITIONAL Roman Catholic Church. We would now be able to accommodate 800+ seating, have a larger sacristy, cry room, bridal room, Narthex (gathering space), more restrooms, 2 confessionals, Baptistry and more. We would try to incorporate our current bell tower and as much of what we can of the contents into the project . Anyone wanting to see the larger prints are free to stop in the Parish Office during regular office hours to view them. Please note that these are ONLY PRELIMINARY drawings!! We will have meetings in the very near future to discuss, comments, ideas and changes you would like to see implemented into the new church. Please pray for this endeavor!
St. Anne would like to express a big THANK YOU to Paul Marty and to our Boy Scouts Troop #412 for their outstanding volunteer work in our Church Parish Hall. Over the weekend, the Scouts cleaned and painted the walls, door frames, trim and a/c vents. They are also working on replacing the rubber molding after the floors are waxed and some of our white boards in the classrooms. Again, thanks to Troop #412, their parents and other volunteers who donated their time to see this project through. Paul Marty completed this project as a final requirement in the Eagle Scout Rank. Congratulations Paul on a service project very well done!!
The exercise class at St. Anne on Wednesday at 10:00 am. Come join, it's free and you don't have to be a senior citizen. Any age, male and female are welcome to come. Thank's to the ladies and gentlemen who are coming now. We would like to see it grow.
From Our Pastor
Welcome, Bienvenue, Bienvenido, Chào Mừng!
My dear friends,
St. Anne Roman Catholic Church was established in 1859 under pontificate of Pope Pius IX, Archbishop Anthony Blanc of New Orleans and Fr. Etienne Jules Foltier, our first pastor.
We are a thriving community (1,900+ families) located in Youngsville, Louisiana about 10 miles south of Lafayette and having neighboring church parishes of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Broussard and St. Joseph in Milton.
Our stated mission is: Inspired by our ancestral heritage, we the Roman Catholic Community of St. Anne, commit ourselves: to God oriented living, empowering Catholic Evangelization, to reaching to all people – active, inactive and non-Catholics, and respecting life from conception to natural death. We pray that our faith continue to strengthen from generation to generation, through the intercession of St. Anne. This is our mission! This is our challenge!
There are many ministries that one can avail oneself of as our revamped website attests too; please consider giving your gifts of time, talent and treasure.
We appreciate you, love you, and will do all we can to aide you in your spiritual journey to the house of our Father.
Please join us for Sunday Mass as we experience the Table of God's Word and Eucharist.
Rev. Jason Mouton