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EVENTS

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WEEKLY BULLETIN

UPCOMING EVENTS


 
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Homelessness
Awareness Week

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We will be blessed with the presence of Bishop Douglas Deshotel as the celebrant at our 11 A.M. mass on Sunday, October 30, 2022. He will also consecrate the altar.

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PAST EVENTS

August 7, 2021     Mass of Thanksgiving 

We were privileged to complete the new St. Katharine Family Life Center.  Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, as the principal celebrant for the Eucharistic Celebration, blest the new parish hall.  The Mass was followed by a tour, music for our guests, food to go, and fun by all.

November 13-14, 2021    Parish Renewal 

Sister Jane Nesmith, our visiting homilist, shared her gift of song and praise as she reminded us of the importance of "our dash."  She challenged us to utilize our time on earth by spreading kindness, living one's vocation, and loving fully.  Her message was an inspiring way to end our liturgical year.

November 27, 2021    Parish Surprise Party

Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys performed after the 4:00 P.M. mass at the St. Katharine Drexel Family Life Center. Many parishioners crossed over from the church to the Family Life Center to enjoy fellowship and refreshments. The attendees enjoyed being able to come out and connect with one another after being apart for so long. 

January 14 - 15, 2022    Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards 

The members of the St. Edward community nominated Helen Boutte and Janice Barideaux (Posthumous) to receive the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.  The honored recipients represented our parish at the diocesan celebration on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 7 PM at St. John Cathedral in Lafayette, LA, and were also honored at a special mass at St. Edward on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 4 PM.

January 17, 2022 - A Call for Justice Prayer Breakfast

St. Edward Catholic Church, in collaboration with New Iberia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., other greek organizations, and community organizations hosted A Call for Justice Prayer Breakfast, with Brandon Nora as the guest speaker. The event was a great success! 

February 6, 2022 - Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated at the 10:30 AM mass with Very Rev. William Blanda, VF, Dean of South Region. We confirmed 24 young adults. Jaylon and Jayden Collins were the St. Katherine Drexel Award Recipients.

February 5 & 20, 2022 - Bingo

The parishioners and community enjoyed refreshments, door prizes, and some fun at our scheduled bingos for the month of February.

March 3, 2022 - St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day

We celebrated the feast of the second American-born saint. St. Edward Catholic Church was built due to the generosity of St. Katharine Drexel. She was beatified in 1988 and in March of 2000, Pope John Paul II approved St. Katharine Drexel's canonization on October 1, 2000.

March 5 & 20, 2022 - Bingo

The parishioners and community are coming out and supporting our days of fun scheduled by the bingo committee and event coordinator. 

March 5-6, 2022

Masses were celebrated by Very Reverend David A. Jones with a renewal of faith. His message was powerful.

April 2, 2022 - Tolton Gala

The Tolton Gala was a huge Success! Bishop Joseph N. Perry from the Archdiocese of Chicago was the presiding prelate for a Mass of Thanksgiving. We had over 200 people in attendance. Our awardess were truly appreciative of the honor.  St. Edward  Catholic Church and the Tolton Spirituality Center of the Gulf Coast sponsored the gala.

April 24, 2022 - 50th Anniversary Celebration 

New Iberia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrated its 50th Anniversary April 22-24, 2022.  A Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at St. Edward Catholic Church followed by a Jazz Brunch to complete the weekend. The brunch was held at the St. Katharine Drexel Family Life Center. There were about 80 Deltas in attendance from throughout the southwest for the mass and brunch.

 

After 50 years, the women of New Iberia Alumnae Chapter remain thankful for the vision of the charter members. With the community's support, the New Iberia Alumnae Chapter continues its faithful commitment to sisterhood, scholarship, service and social action.

June 17-19, 2022 - Family Reunion Celebration

The St. Katharine Drexel Family Life Center was used to celebrate the opening of the family reunion for the Rochon Family Reunion. It was most fitting to start off the festivities with a memorial and banquet. There were about one hundred fifty (150) family members in attendance. On Sunday, June 19, 2022, the family celebrated mass at St. Jude Chapel which has been considered the family church for the Rochon Family.

July 31, 2022 - Installation Mass of Father Donald Bernard

St. Edward/St. Jude Church Parish & St. Edward School celebrated the installation of our new pastor, Father Donald Bernard. The mass was a beautiful and memorable occasion. A reception was held at the St. Katharine Drexel Family Life Center immediately after the mass. Father Bernard is truly a blessing to St. Edward Church Parish and the surrounding community. God will use Father Bernard to shine His light and share His love. 

August 6, 2022 - Movie Day

We had movie day with the children of the community. The movie shown was " The Prince of Egypt." It was amazing to see the children so attentive. There was a question-and-answer session after the movie. The children expressed what they enjoyed most about the movie. Their knowledge and understanding were amazing!!! The activity opened with an icebreaker and ended with music and dance. The icebreaker got the children to open up about things they liked and enjoyed. Music and dance were used as a vocabulary-building routine. Pizza and snacks were served. It was great, and the children stated that they would watch the movie again.