Note from Fr. Philip

March 11 2020 | Main

Greetings Cathedral parishioners: 

During these  challenging times of the Coronavirus, I’d like to remind you that you can keep up with the news of the Cathedral Parish by visiting our website at  As Holy Week approaches, I will inform you of the latest information concerning liturgies and accommodations that are being made to meet with governmental advisories and guidelines for Louisiana citizens which affect the operations of the Cathedral.  At this time, I can share with you that Fr. Colm Cahill will be celebrating the televised Palm Sunday Liturgy on April 5 at 11:00 a.m. on WLAE TV.  As soon as directives are released, we will inform you as to how you may attain a blessed palm.  We are also posting the weekly bulletin on the website under News/Events.  The bulletin as always will keep you updated on Mass intentions and Sanctuary Lamp memorials in addition to any updated information from the parish and archdiocese which may be of interest to you.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in regards to the timing of the release of this information.  Please know that as soon as we receive updates they will be published for your information.  The Archdiocese is constantly reviewing the possibilities available in regards to the liturgies, keeping your health and well-being of utmost importance.

I hope that all of you had the opportunity to view the Pope’s Urbi et Orbi blessing on Friday.  The coverage of this  extraordinary blessing usually reserved for Easter, Christmas and the election of a new pope was most inspirational and a must see for all during these difficult times.  You will be able to get a link to that coverage on our Facebook page and on the website as well.
In closing, I want you to know that while I am unable to be physically present at the office and Cathedral at this time you are always in my thoughts and prayers.  I am keeping up with Archdiocesan directives and I will get them to you as they are finalized.  May you use these final days of Lent to grow ever closer to our Lord Jesus Christ, trusting in His love and great mercy for us all.  

Love and prayers,   

Fr. Philip