Ministries

Collection Counters

Alternating teams of parishioners meet about once monthly to open weekly offering envelopes, sort, count contributions, record amounts received, write deposit slips and take to the bank. Grace Perque, 225-265-4203

Pastoral Council

An advisory group to the pastor involved in most activities and programs affecting the liturgical and spiritual life of Our Lady of Peace Church. 
Father Matthew, 225-265-3953, ext. 12

Knights of Columbus

Catholic men who work together to support the church, community and one another. Blaise Gravois, 225-265-2437

Knights of Peter Claver

Men's social and religious organization for the development of Catholic African Americans; focuses on family, unity and service. 
Raymond Gros, Jr., 225-265-8453

Columbian Squires

For boys ages 10-18, which helps to build character and develop leadership. Members are needed as well as adults to mentor them. Eddie Kraemer, 225-265-4228

Knights of Peter Claver Junior Daughters

Religious and social organization for girls who have received First Communion through age 18. Members are welcome as well as adult women to mentor them. 
Beverly Dumas

Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary

A women's social and religious organization providing opportunities for spiritual growth and guidance. 
Beverly Dumas

Catholic Daughters

Social and religious organization for Catholic women who help create change and make a difference in today's world.
Susan Stein

Good Children Society

Benevolent society active since 1886 assists in caring for the sick, elderly and infirmed. 
Ellis Steib, 225-265-4523

Usher

Volunteers who greet people when they arrive for Mass, open the door, and assist them to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection. Becky Gravois, 225-265-2272

Environment & Art

Persons with talent for decorating and knowledge of the church's liturgical seasons plan, prepare for and create church decor for various seasons and feast days. Becky Gravois, 225-265-2272

Music Ministry

Adults and youth to lead the congregation in music and song at weekend, holy day and special liturgies. Join an existing group or start your own. 

Gospel Choir
Willie Mae Smith, 225-265-4810

Cherise Soignet, 225-265-2622

Spirit of Praise
Karen Savoie, 225-265-3154

 

 

Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 4 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy.
Becky Gravois, 225-265-2272

Lectors

Persons rooted in the Scriptures to proclaim the word of God at the liturgy and other services. 
Joyce Schexnayder, 225-265-7752

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound. 
Catherine Hymel, 225-265-4394

Liturgical Linen Service

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens. 
Mary Chenier, 225-265-7631

Perpetual Adoration

Persons with a special devotion to the Eucharist willing to commit one specific hour weekly before the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel.
Rose Brazan, 225-265-3196

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass. 
Brad Steib, 225-265-2303

Prayer Line

Parishioners interested in offering prayer for anyone in need, including in times of emergency. 
Marlene Webre, 225-265-4528

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.
Pamela Folse, 225-265-3953, ext. 13

Bible Study

Adults meet every other week to study scripture and apply what they learn by outreach to the community. 
June Waguespack, 225-265-3707

Charismatic Prayer Group

Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. for praise, worship, prayer and intercessory prayer. 
Etta Amedee, 225-265-3232

Children's Faith Formation

Volunteer catechists for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. 
Pamela Folse, 225-265-3953, ext. 13

Vacation Bible School

Volunteers plan and conduct a week-long summer thematic educational program for children ages 5 through 10. 
Pennie Kliebert, 225-265-9087

Children's Church

Adult leaders help children ages 4 to first grade gathered for the 9 a.m. liturgy by reading a children's version of the Sunday scripture, leading singing and different activities relating to the weekend gospel. 
Pamela Folse, 225-265-3953, ext. 13

Baptism Preparation and Baptism

Adults conduct a bi-monthly seminar required for expectant parents and godparents and assist the pastor with the celebration of baptism during the weekend liturgy. 
Becky Gravois, 225-265-2272

Children's Ministry

Helps children ages 6 to 11 to learn about their church by involving them in ministry to the church and service to the community. 
Shalana F. Harry

Youth Ministry

Teens interested in increasing their faith by attending gatherings and fun activities, youth rallies, spiritual conferences and other functions. 
Margaret Cortez, 225-265-2640

Community Outreach

Persons interested in visiting homebound parishioners as well as those in hospitals and nursing homes
Lola Mahler, 225-265-8286

Elizabeth Ministry

Provides support for the joys, challenges, and sorrows of the childbearing years in dealing with fertility, pregnancy issues, birth, adoption, crises or special needs, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant or child death. 
Andrea Cazenave, 225-265-3122

Cancer Support Group

Provides information and support to cancer patients and their families. 
Esther Rougee, 225-265-2402

 

 

 

 

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