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We are an Easter People

I often imagine myself in Mary Magdalene’s position being the first one to find the empty tomb. After witnessing her best friend carry his cross, hearing the last words he spoke, and seeing him breathe his last breath, his body is nowhere to be found. I can feel how scared she must have been. I…

Just the way I am

Reflection from Awakening #74 Being a former athlete and transfer student from Nicholls, I was worried I would not be able to find a group of people or place where I would fit right in. It was scary. I was terrified. I had always heard how amazing Awakening was and always had the desire to…

Creativity in Prayer

As of now I am standing on at the tip of an Ark, a large wooden one, as it plunges through the rough waves of a deep blue ocean somewhere far off, and I’m the only one on there. I am not afraid to be there. The day is bright and a gentle. A dove…

The Lent That Changed my Life

My senior year of college, I wanted to do something for Lent that would make a difference in my life. I had reached a low point and needed a spiritual lifeline. Through a miraculous turn of events, I stumbled upon a Buzzfeed quiz on Facebook titled “What to Give up for Lent.” Now for those…

5 Things You Need to Know About St. Joe

St. Joseph is the ultimate dad. I tend to think about St. Joseph mostly around Christmas time. He catches my eye in the nativity sets as he stands in the stable with all the figure animals surrounding him, gazing at the newborn Jesus. In the readings at Mass, I am reminded of the courage it…

Providing the Perfect Conditions for Growth

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are happy to welcome the McNeese students back after the holiday season. The spring is a time of renewal, and as we enter into the Spring 2021 semester, we are welcoming fresh opportunities and growth for our ministry. As the McNeese campus begins to open back up after being repaired…

It is Well- Redemptive Suffering

A few weeks ago, I went to lunch with a priest who is a very good friend of mine. We went to Crying Eagle to talk about life & catch up. We sat outside because it felt good; Lake Charles had a cold front (yes, anything under 85 degrees is a cold front in Louisiana)….

The Message

“These Three Remain” Series: The Greatest of These Is Love

“Glorified With Him” Series: Suffering Brings Forth Life

Sunday Message on the Gospel – Palm Sunday

While we are unable to meet for Sunday liturgies, Fr. Long will share a reflection on the Gospel each week. Please know of our prayers and support going forward. Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual…

Sunday Message on the Gospel- Second Sunday of Easter

While we are unable to meet for Sunday liturgies, Fr. Long will share a reflection on the Gospel each week. Please know of our prayers and support going forward. Our Lady of Good Counsel and Cowboy Catholics remain dedicated to the mission to form lifelong disciples. We are working on ways to aid in spiritual…