OLDP updates
      Lent has begun. I would like to suggest some things we can add to our Lenten Prayer List: Pray for all our school children, families, and school faculty that will not be returning in the fall when the new school, St. Thèrése Academy, opens here at OLDP. Pray that these children, families, and faculty members have a smooth transition, and grow and prosper, wherever God is leading them. Pray for great weather for our new Spring Fest. And please pray for our 2 Candidates for full communion into the Church, Dan and Kristy Marshall, who are currently going through our RCIA program and will receive 1st Communion and Confirmation at our Easter Vigil. We recently had a Convalidation of their Marriage as another step in their preparation (see photos in this bulletin). There will be more to come about Dan and Kristy in future bulletins.
      Our Spring Fest is now only 6 weeks away. Remember: New name, new ride company, new rides, new games, lower prices, some new bands, but we still need you to make the Fest a Success!
      We are still accepting gifts for the Spring Fest Parade of Prizes Booth. Also, I am once again asking all ministries, organizations, prayer groups and others who can to put together gift baskets for the Spring Fest Parade of Prizes Booth. This was an amazing success and we definitely want to do this again. Thank you so much for your help. Please drop prizes and baskets off at the Church Office as soon as possible. Thank you.
      We still need Spring Fest Booth Sponsors (we have about 30 booths) Sponsorships are: $100, $250.
      Fence Sponsors and Stage Sponsors are also needed for: $500. Fence Sponsors will have 4’ x 8’ signs on our West Metairie Fence for 5 weeks (2 weeks before the Fest, the week of the Fest, and 2 weeks after the Fest. We need new fence sponsors as soon as possible to create the signs. If you are a past Fence sponsor please call the church office to renew.

God bless you,

Fr. Mike