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Introducing Fr. Paul Jussen

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,  By God’s will and providence I have been appointed by Bishop Glen John Provost of the Diocese of Lake Charles, to be the pastor and chaplain at Our Lady of Good Counsel.  I am looking forward to serving the McNeese community and Our Lady of Good Counsel in this role.  …

The World Needs Your Femininity

+JMJ+ The World Needs Your Femininity “The world does not need what women have. It needs what women are.” Edith Stein Ladies, the world is thirsting for your femininity. Our culture’s attempt to dive into the mystery that is womanhood has led to an understanding of femininity that is deeply impoverished. You are a gift,…

Life is Puzzling, Isn’t It?

“We would be in grave danger were we unable to recognize the richness in each human person.” -Saint John Paul II from “A Meditation on Givenness” I LOVE meeting people. I get nervous sometimes because I am hyper aware of awkward situations, but I still LOVE meeting people. Why? You may ask. Well, I enjoy…

The Poverty of Perspective

This past May, myself and 22 other members of the McNeese Newman Club went on a Mission Trip to Jamaica and stayed with the brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor.  This is an entry from my journal that will help give you an idea of how we lived for 10 days: Night 1 The…

Who Am I?

+JMJ+ Identity: Who we are and Whose we are This Summer at FOCUS’ New Staff Training has been filled with the question: Who are you? Now, we could all answer in a number of ways. For example: I am a daughter and a sister, a missionary, a K-State grad (Go Cats!), and a friend. Now…

Unveiling the Mystery of the Love of God

The hardest penance I have ever received was when the priest told me to go sit in the church for as long as it took for me to look and see myself from God’s perspective (Take that in for a second). He didn’t say to meditate on how God loved me unconditionally. He didn’t tell…

Only You Can Suffer This Much

“But rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice exultantly.” 1 Peter 4:13   I was in the chapel at a retreat feeling a bit nauseated for some reason. All of a sudden, the phrase, “Only you can suffer this…

The Message

“Pray Like a Saint” Series: The Art of Conversation

Newman Lecture Series: John Henry Newman

Catholicism from the view of a convert by Barbara Wyman

Sunday Message on the Gospel – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Be encouraged by Fr. Long’s reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel. 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 growth digitally, offer support to you and your families, and continue to carry out the Lord’s mission in our…

Sunday Message on the Gospel- Fifth Sunday in Lent

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…