St Lucy Bulletin

June 9, 2024

FRIDAYS – Every Friday, we will meet at 3:00PM in the church for Holy Hour, Divine Mercy and the Rosary. This is open to whoever wishes to come. If you have any questions or just want to know more, please see JoAnne Bowie or Barbara Robicheaux.

CATHOLIC KIDS’ CAMP – June 24 – 27. What used to be called VBS is now Catholic Kids Camp and it looks like it is going to be an amazing experience! Bring your kids to CKC this summer and see what all the fuss is about! For our first annual adventure, we will embark on a “Discovery Mission” to learn about our Awesome God and take a trip into how it all began. Our program is open to all children ages 4 through 10 and registration will begin on May 26th. Students who are 11 and above are invited to be volunteers.  We can’t have a great program without volunteers (children and adults) so if you want to help, please let us know. I can be reached at 512-318-5149 or lucilledelia23@gmail.com or see me after Mass. Registration forms available.

CURSILLO – Do you want to experience your faith more deeply and live it in your daily life? To enrich your relationship with God, no matter how strong it may be right now? Are you looking for a community with which to share your faith journey? Do you want to become more confident in and enthusiastic about your faith and in sharing it in the secular world? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Cursillo is for you.

The next Women’s Cursillo (#296) will be held June 27-30th at Dedeaux with Dorena Caraviello serving as Rectora and Mandy Cuevas serving as Co-Rectora. Spiritual Advisors will be Fr. Mike O’Connor of  Our Lady of the Gulf, Bay St. Louis and Deacon Buddy Vancourt, St. Thomas the Apostle, Long Beach.

The next Men’s Cursillo (#297) will be held September  19th – 22nd at Dedeaux with Don McCloskey serving as Rector and Dan Rodenberg serving as Co-Rector.  Spiritual advisor will be Fr. Mark Ropel.

Applications for the weekend are now being accepted. Applications are available online at www.biloxicursillo.org or in the church office.

ANNIVERSARY MASS – Married couples who are celebrating significant wedding anniversaries during the year 2024 any day are invited to celebrate with the Diocese and the Bishop at the Cathedral on September 15. If you are celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 or any anniversary above 60 from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024, you are eligible. There is a form to fill out if you are interested. Please see Father Marascalco for more information.

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ADULT ED – Continues on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm.

TUESDAYS – June 4 Mass at 8:30 only, no Bible study. June 11 – No Mass or Bible Study

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PRAY FOR PRIESTS – Visit the “Pray For Priests” page to remember our Diocesan Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians in your daily prayers. The website features a calendar with a daily schedule of priests to pray for. There are also a few hard copies in the back of the church. Please consider taking one home as a reminder of the support and prayers our priests require. 

PLEASE PRAY –  for our sick and homebound friends, family, and parishioners who are unable to celebrate the liturgy with us.  

CHURCH CLEANING MINISTRY – Thank you to all who have been participating. You are all greatly appreciated. 

JOIN OUR GROWING CHOIR – If you would like to be a part of helping us make a joyful noise unto the Lord, please see Fr. Marascalco or Ken and Alecia Rolling (they are the ones that currently lead the singing).

Upcoming Readers – subject to change as needed

June 2 – Barbara

June 9 – Michele

St. Lucy Biography

St. Lucy was a Christian martyr who lived in the Roman Empire in the third century AD. She was born in Syracuse, Sicily, to a wealthy and noble family. Her father died when she was young, and she devoted her life to God and vowed to remain a virgin.

St. Lucy dedicated her life to Christ and she loved the poor. She frequently delivered wheat and bread to the needy, homebound, and Christians hiding in the catacombs, often in the darkness of night to avoid detection.

As Lucy reached the age of marriage, her mother arranged a marriage between Lucy and a pagan suitor. However, Lucy had already consecrated her life to God and vowed to remain a virgin.

Lucy’s refusal to marry angered her rejected suitor, who reported her Christian beliefs to the Roman authorities during the persecutions under Emperor Diocletian. Lucy was subsequently arrested and faced brutal persecution.

According to legend, her eyes were gouged out, and she gave them to her suitor. Miraculously, God restored her sight. For this reason, St. Lucy is often depicted holding a small plate with two eyes on it. The authorities’ attempts to execute her by fire failed, leading to her eventual martyrdom by the sword in 304 AD.

Today, St. Lucy is regarded as the patron saint of the blind and those with eye disorders. Her feast day is celebrated on December 13th, and she remains an inspiration and role model for Catholics.

Learn More: To learn more about St. Lucy, visit https://christianapostles.com/St-Lucy

If any parish organizations have news to be included in the bulletin, please contact Cathy Tindall (CaTTyT46@gmail.com or call/text 601-530-6151).  Parish information can be found on our website (www.stfxstl.org).  Our website now has language options.  If you would like your native language included, please see Fr. Marascalco or Cathy Tindall