EDOLA News | January 2020
Volume 14, Issue 1
Announcements from the Bishop's Office
Gaudet Community Grant Application

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana desires to fund not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities for African American children within the Diocese of Louisiana. Not-for-profit organizations and agencies are eligible and encouraged to apply.
The period of funding is for one calendar year (January through December), and grants may be applied for annually. Programs that receive Gaudet funds may be required to submit an external program evaluation, quarterly financial statements, an end of year Income & Expense statement, and/or periodic progress reports.
Gaudet Grant applications for the 2020 funding cycle can be downloaded here:  
https://www.edola.org/gaudet-fund/gaudet-community-grants/ . Applications may be submitted on December 31, 2019, through January 31, 2020.
Upcoming Diocesan Events

January 12 at 5 p.m.
Evensong to Commemorate Blessed Frances Joseph-Gaudet
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1222 N. Dergenois St, New Orleans
January 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Interfaith Prayer Service for the Homeless Who Died on the Streets of New Orleans (In partnership with the Ecumenical Commission of the Diocese of Louisiana)
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1802 Tulane Ave, New Orleans
January 17-19
Women's Addiction Recovery Retreat
Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
More information and registration

February 1
Stewardship Summit
St. Augustine's, 3412 Haring Rd, Metairie
Keynote speaker: Kristine Miller, Horizons Stewarship
February 7-9
Senior High Youth Rally
Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, 54296 Highway 445, Loranger
February 28-March 1
Lenten Silent Retreat
Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, 54296 Highway 445, Loranger

Upcoming Bishop Visitations:  Click here for the schedule
Ministry Stories
Ministry Story: Lunch With C.S. Lewis 
by the Rev. Andrew Rollins, Chaplain, St. Alban's, Baton Rouge 

For the past thirteen years, St. Alban's Chapel on the LSU campus has hosted a weekly free and hot lunch open to all LSU students. Over the years, we have honed an effective formula for reaching out and connecting with a wide variety of students on this campus. These lunches draw as many as 200 students each week who enjoy a free, hot lunch served by members of St. Alban's Chapel. The goal of these lunches has always been to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in a winsome and engaging manner. A short talk on "mere Christianity" is always given by the chaplain. Many international students now attend. These lunches cost around $500 each and are supported by individuals and churches from this diocese and beyond. Many former students make gifts to support the lunches. 

To get a feel for the energy of these gatherings, check out our new video  at   
Donations are always gratefully received at St. Alban's Chapel, 5261 Highland Road, PMB 376, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-6547.

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

Here are the top headlines from the Episcopal Church Office Of Public Affairs. To view all press releases,  click here.

Out and About in November
Christmas in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana

[Photographs from the Facebook Pages of the churches in the Diocese of Louisiana] It was a blessed and holy and merry Christmas in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana.
Clergy Transitions

Transitions in the Diocese
Deacon Cindy Obier  retired as archdeacon of the Diocese of Louisiana.
New Clergy in the Diocese
The Rev. R. Stan Runnels was called as the interim rector of Trinity, Baton Rouge, effective December 2.
Photo of the Month
Rorate Mass at St. George's, New Orleans

[Photo courtesy of the Rev. Richard Easterling] A beautiful scene at St. George's during their annual Rorate Mass held on December 18. The Rorate Mass is a special Eucharist illumined only by candlelight in contemplation of the faith and courage of St. Mary, who bears the Light of the world.
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