LOUISIANA AND THE EUCHARIST
In the event you are visiting this page and you are not Catholic, or in the event you have some questions as to "Who" the Eucharist is, and what that means to Catholics (and you), there are many great homilies or teachings available on line by creditable Catholic presenters. You can research that yourself, or, as an alternative to that, you contact this website to get more information as to those presentations.
The author of this website, as a lay person from South Louisiana, has been blessed to have traveled across South Louisiana (and elsewhere) since 1994 to help open new Adoration Chapels as well as increase attendance at Adoration Chaples that were already in existence.
That all began after the author became the coordinator of the Adoration Chapel at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in 1994 for seven years. That journey began simply in an effort to attain more adorers for the Chapel at the cathedral.
What the author has personally experienced since that time is an "explosion" of Eucharistic Adoration facilities across Louisiana. That is because devotion to Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament is actually a part of who we are as a people living on a unique piece of land created over millions of years and now symbolized by a symbol of the Eucharist. What else would one expect?
It has been an extreme blessing to be a part of that phenomenon, as a lay person. Being a lay person in no way hindered that involvement but, in fact, may have freed it in many ways to move to increase Eucharistic Adoration. There was a freedom in being able to move in short notice to go wherever something was needed in connection to spreading Eucharistic Adoration. It is exciting (as a lay person) to be able to go out as commissioned in the Gospel of Matthew (28: 16-20) and further described and elaborated on in the Gospel of Mark (16: 15-20).
The numerous facilities that are now in place to Adore (and more or being put in place) for a time soon-coming. In the author's opinion, The Holy Spirit will soon fill them with Adorers that will looking to fill a perceived need that the world cannot fill. We are being called to assist in that effort.
The per capita "explosion" can be seen and partly understood when one views this population website. (So many chapels with so few people.)
A little further down this page one will view an image of a map of the State of Louisiana that attempts to show the Adoration Chapels across South Louisiana that have the facilities to operate 24/7 (one monstrance/chapel). It is called an "attempt" because in certain places there are so many chapels, all the monstrancies that would represent each chapel cannot be placed on the map...too many to mark! Additionally, more chapels are being added to the map all the time.
From the population website above, on can calculate that the majority of these Adoration Chapels are in a small area with a relatively small population of 2.5 million people (of course, not all Catholics). That is the Holy Spirit moving Louisiana Catholics hearts to Adore! There is an annointing available to us that we can open ourselves up to!
At all times, we must remember that in such a movement, the "smaller" we are, the more we can be the "Eucharistic People" we are created and called to be. Being "small" prepares one's heart to Adore. There is much more on that (the "Anawim" throughout these webpages.
(If you want to talk more about any of this and/or to possibly have this author visit your parish and make a presentation to your parish, adorers or ministry, please contact at email@example.com or call at 985-856-5345 (Houma, LA).
The Church no longer has the luxury of delaying. Now is the time! For information on that visit this site's page titled, "Why now is the time". We are in a unique time.
An information packet focused on the practical aspects of running an Adoration Chapel (and increasing Eucharistic Adoration) has been prepared and is available at no charge to individuals and parishes for their prayer, consideration and use. Over the past 25 years, the author has compiled this information packet to help Pastors and coordinators increase Eucharistic Adoration in their respective parishes. Of course, not all items in the information packet may apply to each parish but there is information in it that may help your particular parish increase Eucharistic Adoration. A parish does not have to have a full time chapel to be able to use the underlying information that makes up this packet. It can also be used by parishes with no chapel but still meet for Adoration sometime during the week.
(This information packet is in pdf format and can be emailed at no cost. Just contact this website through email.)
Further down this page you will also see an attempt to list all the Adoration Chapels in Southern Louisiana known to the author that have the facilities to run 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. (If you know of a new chapel opening in your, area or if there is some way we can help you increase the number of adorers at your existing chapel, please let us know.)
It has been noticed over the years, that oftentimes, coordinators of Adoration Chapels get so lost in the real and serious needs of their own individual chapels, they tend to forget the powerful Adoration network they are actually a part of. In an effort to address this the author is presently attempting to network all the Adoration Chapels across Louisiana, (shown below on this page).
In 2020, this effort, in order to help get a "20/20 SPIRITUAL VISION" of the times we are in. It is NOT an effort to form an "organization" but to form a "network" to simply help each chapel become aware of each other and to be united in prayer all day ... each day ... statewide network ... as one Mystical Body praying for the Glorious Return of Jesus!
If you want to know more about any of this and/or become a part of this effort, please contact us by emailing this website or call at 985-856-5345.
(To learn more about the three drops of blood, click on the image above.)
(Click on image to see what is going on in New Orleans)
236. It is in the Eucharist that all that has been created finds its greatest exaltation. Grace, which tends to manifest itself tangibly, found unsurpassable expression when God himself became man and gave himself as food for his creatures. The Lord, in the culmination of the mystery of the Incarnation, chose to reach our intimate depths through a fragment of matter. He comes not from above, but from within, he comes that we might find him in this world of ours. In the Eucharist, fullness is already achieved; it is the living centre of the universe, the overflowing core of love and of inexhaustible life. Joined to the incarnate Son, present in the Eucharist, the whole cosmos gives thanks to God. Indeed the Eucharist is itself an act of cosmic love: “Yes, cosmic! Because even when it is celebrated on the humble altar of a country church, the Eucharist is always in some way celebrated on the altar of the world”. The Eucharist joins heaven and earth; it embraces and penetrates all creation. The world which came forth from God’s hands returns to him in blessed and undivided adoration: in the bread of the Eucharist, “creation is projected towards divinization, towards the holy wedding feast, towards unification with the Creator himself”... Pope Francis [Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home]
(For more information on this procession in the Diocese of Lafayette, LA, click on image.)
From a theological perspective, it is important to emphasize that a procession is a sign of the Church’s condition, the pilgrimage of the People of God, with Christ and after Christ, aware that in this world it has no lasting dwelling. Through the streets of this earth it moves towards the heavenly Jerusalem. It is also a sign of the witness to the faith that every Christian community is obliged to give to the Lord in the structures of civil society. It is also a sign of the Church’s missionary task which reaches back to her origins and the Lord’s command (cf. Mt 28, 19-20), which sent her to proclaim the Gospel message of salvation.
OUR COMMON HOME
LOUISIANA (THE PELICAN STATE) HAS AN AN EXTRAORDINARY DEVOTION TO THE EUCHARIST BASED IN THE SIMPLE FAITH OF ITS PEOPLE...AND IT SHOULD BE THAT WAY! TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT DEVOTION AS WELL AS LOUISIANA AND WHAT IS SYMBOLIZED IN OUR STATE SYMBOL (THE PELICAN), CLICK ON THE FLAG BELOW:
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INSPIRING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PELICAN FEEDING HER BABY CHICKS, THE EUCHARIST, THE CORRECT DEPICTION OF OUR STATE SYMBOL AND A HOUMA, LOUISIANA RESIDENT WHO WAS CONVICTED TO GET IT CORRECT!
Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph No. 1324:
“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’ ‘The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are orientated toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.’”
When we meet God face to face in eternity, we will grieve over each Mass that we could have attended but did not attend due to some reason we now consider more important.
To read Bishop Emeritus Sam Jacobs' teaching on the Eucharist, click on the photo immediately below.
DO NOT REJECT JESUS' TRUE PRESENCE
GO TO MASS DAILY, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!
Between Masses, as you travel across Louisiana, visit Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapels across the State. To try and do that, review the chapels across the State listed below. Make Mass and then Adoration of the Eucharist between Masses the most important part of your day. You will never be sorry about devoting that time to Jesus.
Having a problem doing that, ask your Guardian Angel to inspire you to attend Mass daily and then to get you to a Mass! It will happen! In between Masses spend time in Eucharistic Adoration!
ADORATION CHAPELS IN LOUISIANA
Eucharistic chapels (50+) across South Louisiana.
Where you see no monstrance, there are wetlands...no land!
Population = approximately 2.5 million total people (even less Catholics)
(Missing a chapel you know of, please let us know.)
Below is the listing of the Adoration Chapels that are believed to be either 24/7 now or are capable of extending their hours to 24/7. If you want to know more about the present times of adoration, call the parish. (If your parish [or a parish you are aware of] has been accidently left off the list or if a chapel is listed below that no longer exists, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to have a listing of the total "Adoration Network" across the State of Louisiana so that as Catholics move around Louisiana it will become easy to stop during the day and spend time with Jesus. It is believed that there will be a time come when these chapels will not be large enough to accomodate all the Catholics that want to adore Jesus truly and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. Due to the great attendance in those days, Eucharistic Adoration will be in the churches!!!
Abbeville - St. Therese of the Child Jesus (337-893-5631)
Alexandria - St. Rita Parish (318-445-7141)
Arnaudville - St. Francis Regis (337-754-5912)
Ama - St. Mark Parish (504-431-8505)
Baton Rouge - Most Blessed Sacrament Parish (225-752-6230)
Baton Rouge - Our Lady of Mercy Parish (225-926-1883)
Baton Rouge - St. Agnes Parish (225-383-4127)
Baton Rouge - St. Thomas More Parish (225-275-3940)
Bayou Vista - St. Bernadette Soubirous Parish (985-395-2470)
Bourg - St. Ann Parish (985-594-3548)
Chauvin Area - Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel in St. Joseph Parish (985-594-5859)
Donaldsonville - Ascension of Our Lord Parish (225-473-3176)
Eunice - St. Anthony Parish (337- 457-5285)
Franklin - Church of the Assumption (337-828-3869)
Gueydan - St. Peter the Apostle ( 337 536 9258)
Gonzales - St. Mark Parish (225-647-8861)
Harahan - St. Rita Parish (504-737-2915)
Harvey - St. John Bosco Parish (504-340-0444)
Houma - St. Francis de Sales Cathedral Parish (985-876-6904)
Houma - St. Anthony of Padua Parish (985-872-0922)
Houma - St. Bernadette Soubirous Parish (985-879-1506)
Houma - Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish (985-876-7652)
Jeanerette - St. John the Evangelist Parish (337-276-4576)
Kenner - Divine Mercy Parish (504-466-5016)
Kenner - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (504-434-0361)
Labadieville - St. Philomena Parish (985-526-4247)
Lake Charles - Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish (337-477-1236)
LaPlace - Ascension of Our Lord (985-652-4532)
Larose - Our Lady of the Rosary Parish (985-693-3433)
Lockport - Holy Savior Parish (985-532-3533)
Loreauville - St. Joseph (337-229-4254)
Lutcher/Gramercy - Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mission Church of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (225-869-5324)
Matthews - St. Hilary Parish (985-537-6002)
Metairie - St. Catherine of Sienna Parish (504-835-9343)
Metairie - St. Clement of Rome Parish (504-887-7821)
New Orleans - Holy Name of Jesus Parish (504-865-7430)
New Iberia - St. Peter (337-369-3869)
New Orleans - St. Dominic Parish (504- 494-4787)
New Roads - St. Mary of False River Parish (225-638-9665)
Opelousas - Our Lady Queen of the Angels Parish (337-942-5628)
Pierre Part - St. Joseph the Worker Parish (225-252-6008)
Plaquemine - St. John the Evangelist Parish (225-687-2402)
Schriever - St. Bridget Parish (985-446-6801)
Shreveport - St. Joseph Parish (318-865-3581)
St. Amant - Holy Rosary Parish (225-647-5321) [Under construction]
St. Charles Community southerly of Thibodaux (985-446-6663)
St. Martinville - St. Martin de Tours Parish (337-394-6021)
St. Martinville - Community of Jesus Crucified ((337-394-6550)
Sulphur - Our Lady of LaSalette Parish (337-527-6722)
Thibodaux - Christ the Redeemer Parish (985-447-2013)
Thibodaux - St. Thomas Aquinas Parish - N.S.U. (985-446-6201) [under construction]
Thibodaux - St. Thomas Aquinas [under construction] (985-446-6201)
Vacherie - Our Lady of Peace Parish (225-265-3953)
For these and even more locations, click here!
IN THE DIVINE WILL, ONE CAN BECOME MORE EUCHARISTIC AND ONE CAN ACTUALLY BECOME A WALKING TABERNACLE DOING THE WILL OF GOD. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIVINE WILL SPIRITUALITY, CLICK HERE.
THE SERPENT ... THE DRAGON ... GENERATIONS OF STRONGHOLDS ... CAN BE BROKEN BY DEVOTION TO THE EUCHARIST AND PRAYER AND FASTING...
BE A PART OF A EUCHARISTIC MOVEMENT TO BRING LIGHT BACK INTO THE DARKNESS OF GENERATIONS!
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I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; They will strike at your head, while you strike at their heel.
From Archdiocese of New Orleans (the ball) to the Diocese of Lake Charles (the heel), Our Lady's Louisiana offspring is to play a unique role the crushing the head of satan.