EDOLA News looking back at April 2019
Volume 13, Issue 4
Announcements from the Bishop's Office
Upcoming Diocesan Events

May 17-18
132nd Annual Gathering of the ECW
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 243 Barrow St, Houma

May 17-18
Deacon's Conference
Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, Loranger
More information: https://seccla.org/secc_events
June 13-15
Missional Voices National Gathering
Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans
More information:  www.missionalvoices.com

Upcoming Bishop Visitations:  Click here for the schedule

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

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News from The Episcopal Church
Top Headlines from the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs

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News from Around the Diocese
More news from around the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana can be found by  clicking here .
Clergy Transitions

The clergy gather outside Christ Church Cathedral for their annual photo after the Chrism Mass on April 15.

The Rev. Anne Maxwell has been called as the dean of St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Jackson, Mississippi. She has served as the associate rector of Christ Church, Covington, since 2009. She will serve her last Sunday at Christ Church on May 26.

The Rev. Terrell Griffis died at the age of  age 86 on April 19, 2019, at the Veteran's Nursing Home in Collins, Mississippi.   A funeral service was held on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Mediator, Meridian, Mississippi. 

Blessing of the Fleet on Bayou Dularge

[Photograph by Kristen Wheeler, Christ Church, Slidell]

Each year on the last Sunday of April, St. Andrew's Episcopal Mission in Theriot holds a "Blessing the Fleet." Prayers are said to ask God for a bountiful season, for safety for all fisherman and fisherwomen, and to remember all who lost their lives while working on the waters of south Louisiana. We will keep our brothers and sisters in Christ in our daily prayers throughout the fishing season.
Stepping Stones Young Adult Retreat on Prayer 

[Photograph from the Stepping Stones Retreat Instagram Page] The second Stepping Stones Retreat of 2019 was held at St. George's, New Orleans, on Saturday, April 6. The purpose of the Stepping Stones Young Adult Retreats is to give young adults some tools and a means of discernment which is not specifically about discerning a call to ordination. Each day retreat focuses on an aspect of the spiritual life which everyone will struggle with and ultimately discern in his/her life. The theme of this retreat was prayer. 

The next retreat will focus on spirituality of relationships. More information will be made available soon.
Photo of the Month
Easter Day at St. Patrick's, Zachary

[Photograph from the St. Patrick's, Zachary, Facebook Page] Throughout Lent, the parishioners of St. Patrick's, Zachary, collected 992 pounds of food items for the Zachary Food Pantry. It was blessed on Easter Day.
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