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Saturday: 4:00PM
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Jul
23
Mon
School Celebrates 70 Years!
Jul 23 2018 @ 12:40 pm – Aug 26 2019 @ 1:40 pm
School Celebrates 70 Years!

We’re Celebrating 70 Years in Education!

Are you an alumni of St. John Berchmans Catholic School in Shreveport ? If so, we would like to hear from you. We are in the early stages of planning the school’s 70th anniversary and we want you to be a part of this celebration! Visit our website or stop by the school to be added to the mailing list to receive information on upcoming alumni events!   ALL ALUMNI, ENROLL HERE!

 www.sjbcathedralschool.org

Oct
16
Tue
Grief Support meetings Oct-Dec
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grief Support meetings Oct-Dec

The New Day Journal Program

On Tuesdays, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., beginning October 9 (no Meeting Nov 20) – December 11, St. John’s will start a new Grief Support Program in the Church Office Library.  Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one.  Few of us are prepared for the long journey of grief that is at times devastating, frightening and lonely.  If you are saddened by the recent loss of a loved one, join us as we talk about and offer steps to work through the grieving process.  For more information or to register, please contact Dotye Stanford in the church office at 221-5296 or by e-mailing dotstanford@sjbcathedral.org.

Oct
18
Thu
Highland Blessing Meal
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Highland Blessing Meal

Every third Thursday, St. John Berchmans parishioners host and serve at the Highland Center.  Read more!

Oct
23
Tue
Grief Support meetings Oct-Dec
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grief Support meetings Oct-Dec

The New Day Journal Program

On Tuesdays, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., beginning October 9 (no Meeting Nov 20) – December 11, St. John’s will start a new Grief Support Program in the Church Office Library.  Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one.  Few of us are prepared for the long journey of grief that is at times devastating, frightening and lonely.  If you are saddened by the recent loss of a loved one, join us as we talk about and offer steps to work through the grieving process.  For more information or to register, please contact Dotye Stanford in the church office at 221-5296 or by e-mailing dotstanford@sjbcathedral.org.

Oct
25
Thu
God & Sex Series: Jason Evert @ the Cathedral
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
27
Sat
Anointing of the Sick at all Masses
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day
Oct
30
Tue
Grief Support meetings Oct-Dec
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grief Support meetings Oct-Dec

The New Day Journal Program

On Tuesdays, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., beginning October 9 (no Meeting Nov 20) – December 11, St. John’s will start a new Grief Support Program in the Church Office Library.  Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one.  Few of us are prepared for the long journey of grief that is at times devastating, frightening and lonely.  If you are saddened by the recent loss of a loved one, join us as we talk about and offer steps to work through the grieving process.  For more information or to register, please contact Dotye Stanford in the church office at 221-5296 or by e-mailing dotstanford@sjbcathedral.org.

Nov
1
Thu
All Saints Mass Schedule
Nov 1 all-day
All Saints Mass Schedule

HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE – ALL MASSES IN THE CATHEDRAL:

8:15AM

12:05PM

5:30PM

Nov
2
Fri
All Souls Day
Nov 2 all-day
All Souls Day
MASS SCHEDULE: 12:05PM Mass in the Cathedral;  5:30pm Mass in Latin in Cathedral
Church’s annual feast of All Soul’s (Commemoration of all the Faithful)
On All Souls Day, we pray for all our beloved deceased of this past year, and indeed all who have gone before us.  But we not only remember the dead, but we apply our efforts, through prayer, almsgiving, and the Mass, to their release from Purgatory. There are two plenary indulgences attached to All Souls Day, one for visiting a church and another for visiting a cemetery.  While the actions are performed by the living, the merits of the indulgences are applicable only to the souls in Purgatory.
Praying for the dead is a Christian obligation. In the modern world, when many have come to doubt the Church’s teaching on Purgatory, the need for such prayers has only increased. The Church devotes the month of November to prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and participation in the Mass of All Souls Day is a good way to begin the month.

 

From the Handbook of Indulgences

Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory on (November 2nd,) All Souls Day.
Will you not, for love, try to gain these indulgences?  Make a plan.
Requirements for Obtaining a Plenary Indulgence on All Souls Day (2 Nov)

  • Visit a church and pray for souls in Purgatory
  • Say one “Our Father” and the “Apostles Creed” in the visit to the church
  • Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Holy Father’s intentions (that is, the intentions designated by the Holy Father each month)
  • Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day if you can get to Mass)
  • Make a sacramental confession within 20 days of All Souls Day
  • For a plenary indulgence be  free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin (otherwise, the indulgence is partial, not plenary, “full”).
    You can acquire one plenary indulgence a day.
    A partial indulgence can be obtained by visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed.  You can gain a plenary indulgence visiting a cemetery each day between 1 November and 8 November. These indulgences are applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory.
    A plenary indulgence, applicable only the Souls in Purgatory, is also granted when you visit a church or a public oratory on 2 November. While visiting the church or oratory say one Our Father and the Apostles Creed.
    A partial indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, can be obtained when saying the “Eternal rest … Requiem aeternam…” prayer.
    Do you know this prayer?
    Requiem aeternam dona ei [pl.eis], Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei [eis]. Requiescat [-ant] in pace Amen.Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
    It is customary to add the second half of the “Eternal Rest” prayer after the prayer recited at the conclusion of a meal.
    Gratias agimus tibi, omnipotens Deus, pro universis beneficiis tuis, qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum.
    Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.
    We give Thee thanks, almighty God, for all Thy benefits, Who livest and reignest, world without end.
    May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Missa Cantata Requiem Mass @ Cathedral of St. John Berchmans
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Please join the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans on All Souls Day at 5:30 p.m. The Mass will feature the music of W.A. Mozart’s Requiem, sung by the Cathedral Choir and St. Cecilia Diocesan Choir.

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