DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY BENEDICTION 2017 DEACON ANDREW THOMAS Once known as the “bloodiest prison in the United States,” Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as “Angola,” has become known as the “Land of New Beginnings.” With 5,000 murderers, rapists, and other violent criminals, what has been the big change in the communal behavior in the prison? Faith-based programs. Prisoners are now allowed to express their faith in Christ freely throughout the prison. One of the pris
HOMILY SATURDAY IN THE OCTAVE OF EASTER 2017 DEACON ANDREW THOMAS Let’s play a game. The game is, “Name that saint?” I’m thinking of a saint that is not mentioned by name in Luke’s Acts of the Apostles, but he is an apostle. He may be the most prayed to apostle for intercessory prayer today. He’s often depicted with a staff in his right hand, a flame hovering over his head, and an icon of Jesus in his left hand. He is also the patron saint of the impossible. What’s the name o
HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK 2017 DEACON ANDREW THOMAS One question that is interesting to contemplate is whether or not Jesus knew when he first picked Judas in the very beginning, that Judas would betray him? Really, the only answer to this question is "yes." God knows everything. God is omniscient, and Jesus is the second person of the Trinity. When we look at Peter’s denial of Jesus, he denies Jesus three times. Jesus not only predicted Peter’s denial, but even predi
Our wonderful parochial vicar just celebrated his 25th anniversary as a priest! Very blessed to be part of such a grace-filled parish with two holy priests. God bless you, Fr. J.P. for all of your service to the church!
This is a cover I'm working on for my next saint book. St. Therese had such a beautiful relationship with Celine, and I'm looking forward to working with this topic in comic book form. Stay tuned to the website for updates!