Announcements
COVID-19 Guidelines for Worship
Distance
Important Update: Due to the sharp rise in the COVID-19 infection rate across our state, and the Governor’s mandate to move back to modified Phase II, these enhanced procedures will be in effect until further notice.

Stay in the know of the latest updates to diocesan and state guidelines by visiting the COVID-19 resource page on the diocesan website. Check back frequently as we will be updating this page as new developments occur.
Diocesan Staff Continue to Work from Home
Due to the continued rise in COVID-19 infection rates, the diocesan team will work from home. This is a small, but big change in keeping staff members safe and doing our part to slow the spread of the virus.

Diocesan Staff are remotely checking office voicemails twice a day during regular business hours. They also remain accessible via email and online meeting platforms.
Diocesan Events
Diocesan Convention This Saturday!

Please make note of the following Convention related reminders.
CONVENTION EUCHARIST
Convention Eucharist will be live-streamed from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Lafayette to the Diocesan Facebook page on Friday, February 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. 

To watch the service on Facebook, click here. Anyone is able to view the livestream on FB, even if you are not an account holder. 

To download the order of service, click here.
CONVENTION HUB
We've packed everything you need to know about the upcoming virtual convention in one convenient hub on the diocesan website.

If you are attending convention, please take a moment to review the materials that will be voted upon at our gathering on Saturday.

VISITOR INFORMATION
We invite you to tune-in on February 27 to the diocesan Facebook page to view the convention live and follow along.

Tune-in at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday by following this link. You are not required to have a Facebook account to watch the convention through this link.
Around the Diocese
Online Giving
For Congregations, Diocesan Ministries and Hurricane Relief
Online giving remains available! The diocese is providing this service during the COVID-19 pandemic to help you stay connected to your congregation by providing financial support directly to it. When you give through this site, we will send your gift to the church that you designate. You can also give a gift to the Diocese so that the Bishop can respond to critical needs in Louisiana and beyond from his ministry fund. Know that we love you and that you remain in our prayers. Stay well. And thank you for your generosity!
Outside the Diocese
New York’s Absalom Jones celebration highlights parallels between his times and ours


The Diocese of New York held a celebratory virtual service on Feb. 20 as part of its ongoing commemoration of Absalom Jones, the first Black priest in The Episcopal Church, whose feast day is Feb. 13.

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www.episcopalnewsservice.org
Resources
Episcopal Church Toolkit for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
This toolkit is designed as a compilation of ideas and educational resources to help your local Episcopal Church work with the government to help end this pandemic. Churches and church leaders (lay and ordained) can serve as important trusted bridges between public health officials and congregations.
Bishop Owensby's Latest Blog Post
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Sometimes it may seem like we're fighting a losing battle. I know I feel that way from time to time. Maybe you've been climbing steadily out of debt or saving for a down payment or finally gotten to where you can make ends meet each week, and...

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