Knights of columbus Sacré-Cœur Council 5499
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic-based Fraternal Organization engaged in charity (local and global in scope), Life Insurance, and faith-based institutional investing. Our Council was chartered on February 13, 1964 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Today it is made up of members of Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Michael, and St. Theresa churches in Crowley. Our Council works closely with these Parishes, members being active participants in their Parishes and the Crowley community by providing funds and labor for various projects. We have accomplished a lot since our beginning and continue the great works of the KC's today under the direction of our Grand Knight, Nelson Winn. The quality of our Council is reflected in the work we do and the efforts of our members.
COME LORD JESUS
Come, Lord Jesus! is a program committed to forming small Catholic faith communities. Members follow a well-defined, balanced structure for spiritual formation based on the recommendations of the Second Vatican Council, which focuses on four elements:PRAYER, SCRIPTURE, EUCHARIST, and FELLOWSHIP/CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY. The Scripture study portion of the meeting uses the readings of Sacred Scripture to be read at the upcoming Sunday Mass, which greatly enhances appreciation of the Word of God and our entire celebration of the Sacred Liturgy on Sundays.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic association of Catholic laity who serve the Church on a voluntary basis. It was founded in Dublin, Ireland by a layman, Frank Duff, and today has over three million active members worldwide. The number of auxiliary members is estimated to be about ten million. To be in the Legion of Mary, one must be an adult practicing Catholic. Active members serve God under the banner of Our Lady by practicing the Spiritual Works of Mercy. The main apostolate of the Legion consists in activities directed toward all men and women, young and old, rich and poor, as well as people from the margins of society (homeless, prostitutes, prisoners, etc.) and toward non-Catholics. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Praesidium of the Legion of Mary at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm in the meeting room of the Parish Life Center. We also have two Jr. Legion of Mary Praesidia (for ages 7-18). One meets on Wednesday at 4:00 pm and the other meets on Friday at 9:00 am.
Pope St. John Paul II challenged Catholics to confront the “culture of death” by developing a “culture of life”. As Catholics, we believe that every life is sacred, from conception to natural death, and must follow the Lord’s command, “You shall not kill.” God alone is the giver of life; no human being has the right to take the life of another innocent human being and is permitted to take the life of an unjust aggressor only under the strictist circumstances. The evils of legalized procured abortion, abuse, neglect, murder, and euthanasia are never justified. The Pro-life ministry reminds us of our duty to uphold the sanctity of life and dignity of all persons by praying the Pro-Life rosary, setting up for pro-life displays and distributing reading material in October and January, and raises funds for the Women’s Center in Lafayette.
ADORATION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT
A Holy Hour is one’s personal time with the Lord present in the Holy Eucharist; one may bring their own prayer books, rosaries, or Bibles or use those provided in the chapel. It is a time for the soul to rest and experience the sweet peace that comes from being in the presence of Our Lord Jesus. Everyone is welcome to spend some time in the sanctifying presence of Our Lord. The Holy Eucharist is Exposed for Adoration every Thursday from the end of Holy Mass at 7 am until 4 pm. Come, Let us adore Him!
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY
An organization of women which seeks the spiritual advancement of its members and to provide the care and needs of the Sanctuary. Members also decorate the church during the various Liturgical Seasons.