Second Sunday- Holy Family Parishioners Luncheon: Holy Family will be hosting its "Parishioners Come Home" luncheon on Sunday, Sept. 8. We are asking parishioners to participate in our potluck dinner by bringing your favorite dish, appetizer, dessert and drinks.
Notre Dame du Lac Grotto Buy a Brick Program: The Notre Dame du Lac Grotto Buy a Brick Program is an ongoing project that will provide for completion, maintenance and improvement to the grotto. If interested in purchasing a brick in honor of a loved one, you can call the church office at 563-2325.
2019 Bishop’s Appeal: Our diocese continues to celebrate hope as we enter into our 2019 Bishop’s Appeal, encouraging all to join us as we serve in the lord’s mission together. If you have yet to make your commitment and would still like to do so and need further information about the 2019 appeal, contact the Annual Bishop’s Appeal Office at 850-3116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annunziata: The St. Vincent de Paul Society is asking for donations of nonperishable food and toiletries for the pantry.
Holy Family baptism policy: The baptism seminar is held following the 6 p.m. Novena on second Monday of the month. Parents and godparents must attend. Baptisms are held on the third Sunday of the month following the 10 a.m. Mass.
Attention parents: It’s that time of the year again. Registration is now open for our Learning about Jesus program for children in nursery, pre-K and kindergarten. The program is free. For information or to register, call Georgiana Lapeyrouse at 873-0833 or 688-8741. Classes are held at 10 a.m. Sundays.
Second Collection next weekend for The Catholic University of America: This collection provides funding for academic scholarships at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. This is the only U.S. university with pontifical faculties. Please be generous to this collection.
Catholic Social Teaching: Global Solidarity: We are all part of one human family — whatever our national, racial, religious, economic or ideological differences. In an increasingly interconnected world, loving our neighbors has global dimensions.
Diocesan marriage anniversary: The diocesan marriage anniversary celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales. Celebrate a liturgy of the word with couples who have lived the commitment of sacramental marriage for 25, 40, 50 or 60 or more years. Participants in this liturgy of the word will need also to participate in Mass either at the vigil on Saturday afternoon or during the day Sunday. The last day to register is Sept. 6. Call the church office to register.
Grief Support: If you or someone you know is experiencing grief because of the loss of a loved one, we invite you to attend a grief support group entitled: "The Journey of Grief." It is a 14-week session beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 409 Funderburk Ave. in Houma. Facilitators are Deacon Glenn and Marylin Porche from St. Eloi. For registration, call St. Bernadette Catholic Church at 879-1506 or St. Eloi at 872- 2946 (Father Dean Danos).
Prayer for healing: Dear lord, we lift up all those who are facing illness today. We ask that you would bring healing, comfort and peace to their bodies. Calm their fears and let them experience the healing power of your love. Amen.
Office of Youth Faith Formation: A confirmation retreat will be held Friday through Sunday, and classes start Sept. 8. Contact Heather to register for this coming year.
Utility bill assistance: Are you a Terrebonne Parish resident having trouble paying your utility bill? The Terrebonne Parish Department of Housing and Human Services is offering utility assistance to low-income families. Assistance is available every six months from the last date applied. For information, call 873-6817. Anyone interested in applying can go to the Dulac Community Center 8-10 a.m. Sept. 20; 8-10 a.m. Oct. 11; 8-10 a.m. Nov. 1; and 8-10 a.m. Dec. 6.
Birthdays: Mike Gautier, Patty Dupre, Aug. 29; Jerry Hay Sr., Lawanda Celestin, Marcus McElroy, Betty Billiot, Jerry Day, Troy Verdin, Aug. 30; Morganne Ann Billiot, Jane Carlos, Randall Autin, Edward (Boogie) Fitch, Christine Verdin, Aug. 31; Lois Salinas, Perry Pellegrin Jr., Rachael Sangater, Mary Jancies Voisin, Sept. 1; Tracy Pellegrin, Aree Dee Harris, Clint Buquest, Sandra Aucoin, Tara DeHart, Nancy Buquest, Juanita Billiot, Barbara Billiot, Sept. 2; Mona Verdin, Connor Clay LeJeune, Sept. 3; Cory & Edward Sons, McGill Avery Manual, Thomas Martinez, Janeal Carrere, Sept. 4.
Anniversaries: Melissa and Lester Griffin, Aug. 30; Becky and Bart (Boo) Thibodeaux, Sept. 1.
Birthdays or anniversaries: Do you or someone you know have a birthday coming up? How about an anniversary? If so, please send an email to Sheila.Parfait@gmail.com and it will be included in the Grand Caillou News. You can also email Sheila with any name spelling corrections, sheila.Parfait@gmail.com.