Diocese of Lafayette

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.

USCCB Readings & Psalms of the Month

This site provides daily Readings and Psalms for the month as taken from the New American Bible. On this site there is a link to subscribe to the Podcast allowing users to obtain daily mass readings automatically.

Catholic World News

The website exists to provide internet users with reliable Catholic editorial oversight, commentary, and direction. is one of the first, largest, and most well-known faithful Catholic websites

The Jesuit Spirituality Center

The Jesuit Spirituality Center specializes in personally directed retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Solitude and silence are important aspects of these retreats. Retreats may range from 3 days, 5 days, or 8 days, to a full month. Each retreatant receives one-on-one attention from an experienced retreat director, so that the retreat is tailored to the needs of the individual. The Jesuit Spirituality Center is located in the town of Grand Coteau, Louisiana.

Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat Center

Finding a Mass

If you are traveling, or just want to see mass times for another church parish, this site may have the answer. The site provides a search feature to locate Catholic church mass times in locations around the world.

Bible Study (Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Picayune, Mississippi)

The sources used for these Bible Studies are The Jerome Biblical Commentary, The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, and The Navarre Bible. In addition, they used Church History by Laux (TAN Books), Introduction to the Bible by Laux (TAN Books), A Guide to the Bible by Fuentes (Four Courts Press), and Sharing Our Biblical Story by Russell for background information. They also included quotations from The Faith of the Early Fathers (3 volumes) by Jergens and Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (many volumes) edited by Odum.

TEAMS is an International Christian Community for married couples who:

  • Meet in Christ’s name and in communion with the Church
  • Witness God’s marvelous plan of love to the world around them
  • Seek to live as the first Christians of whom it was said: “See how they love one another!”

TEAMS is a way:

  • To grow in love of God and each other a little more each day
  • Aided by the mutual help and support of other similar minded couples that gather monthly to share a meal, pray and study
  • To better follow the One who assured us that: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)

Why couples?
God has entrusted you to each other through the Sacrament of Matrimony
When your response is made in unison it deeply affects:

  • The quality of your love
  • Your children
  • All whom you meet

Why meet with other couples?

As a TEAM there is more strength

In a world where fidelity is no longer esteemed, meeting with others who value married life can bring joy and hope to all.

TEAMS is open to couples who are in a marriage recognized by the Church.

Only one spouse needs to be Catholic.

Want more information? Leave your information below or call Julie Thibodeaux 337-298-2392 or Rusty Thibodeaux 337-849-4457