2014 Adult Confirmation

Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 3:00 PM

Our Lady of Mercy Church,

445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge

Again this year, Bishop Muench will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to adults from throughout the diocese who for one reason or another have not yet been confirmed and are properly prepared. The celebration will be on the Solemnity of Pentecost: Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 3 pm at OUR LADY OF MERCY CHURCH, BATON ROUGE.

Due to renovations at St. Joseph Cathedral, another location was required.

Click here for Adult Confirmation forms and information.


  Prayer of Thanksgivi

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all

goodness and love, please look kindly upon us

and receive our heartfelt gratitude

in this time of
giving thanks.

Thank you for all the graces and blessings You

have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal:

our faith and religious heritage, our food and

shelter, our health, the loves we have for one

another, our family and friends.

Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please

grant us continued graces and blessings

throughout the coming year.

This we ask in the Name of Jesus,

Your Son and
our Brother.


     2014 Chrism Mass - Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16

        St. Aloysius Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge

Chrism Mass & luncheon information for priests, deacons & seminarians & reservation form
to be returned to the CATHEDRAL

Chrism oils letter below to all Pastors; Hospital Chaplains; Religious Community Representatives of the Diocese of Baton Rouge & 2014 Chrism Oils Reservation Form
to be returned to the OFFICE OF WORSHIP


                2014 Spring Clergy Formation Letter from Bishop Muench

Dear People of God of the Diocese of Baton Rouge,

One of the important ways in which the priests of our diocese are formed for ministry occurs through what is called the annual Spring Formation [Continuing Education] days held for all priests in the diocese in May of each year. 2014 will be the last year these formation days will be held in the Spring. Beginning 2015, the Continuing Formation of the Clergy Committee decided to change these days to the ‘Annual Priests’ Formation Days’ to be held in the second full week in January. These formation days offer the priests opportunities for growth in intellectual and spiritual formation, emotional maturity and physical well-being. Since these days are offered once a year, and is a commitment by the diocese for their on-going formation, participation by the priests is mandatory. However, on occasion, ministry needs arise at the same time preventing the priests from participating in these Spring (Annual) Formation days.   read more

A New Year’s Prayer

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
but by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
but by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
but by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
but by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
but by showing you when people and
their causes need you
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you
for the year ahead.