The Bishops of Louisiana have asked the faithful to pray the following prayer, daily if possible, during the hurricane season which extends from June 1 to November 30.
 
Prayer for Safety In Hurricane Season
 
O God, Master of this passing world,
hear the humble voices of your children.
The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order
and returned to its former quietude.

Catholic Charities volunteers deliver good to flood victimsBaton Rouge--Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will be able to help up to 400 additional families in south central Louisiana rebuild their homes and lives disrupted by the floodwaters of Hurricane Isaac.  

The agency was selected as the Hurricane Isaac disaster case management provider for area residents through a contract administered by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) and The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and funded by FEMA. 

Free help available to gain Citizenship

practice oral testOn Saturday, April 20, 2013, qualified Legal Permanent Residents interested in United States citizenship can get the help they need from Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services at Pathways to Citizenship Day event. The event is free and is set from 9:00 to 4:00 at Catholic Charities, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA. Like all of Catholic Charities services, the workshop is open to people of all faiths throughout the Baton Rouge metropolitan area.  This annual event is  encourages hard working legal residents to become U.S. citizens involved in our political process. 

Experienced immigration attorneys and law school students will be on hand to review citizenship documents and assist with the application, including completing the process. At workshops throughout the day, participants can take practice for the various citizenship tests administered by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, including English proficiency, American history, and oral interviews.

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