Chapel 1 remains open 24/7 for uniformed personnel and base residents. Fr Zach Kautzky will be available on Sunday from 1000-1200 for Reconciliations and if anyone would like to receive Communion.
To schedule a visit, contact Fr Zach Kautzky
In the Passion accounts, Jesus asks Peter, James, and John to pray with Him. But they sleep instead; maybe it’s the wine and food; most likely it’s their own human weakness. It is striking that although Jesus is clearly under extreme duress, his closest followers doze off. Their closest friend is in serious danger but it is too much for them to handle, so they tune out and sleep.
The Lord had warned them ahead of time to stay awake or they might give in to temptation, but they sleep anyway. Meanwhile, the wicked are wide awake and the threat to Jesus does not go away just because the apostles are out!During the last few weeks it’s been easy to get spiritually sleepy. But Christ invites us to “stay up” with Him and enjoy his peace, His intimacy,
His joy, His very life. This comes through prayerful vigilance on our part.
Our challenge for Holy Week this year is to continue to watch and pray with the Lord! Even though we are physically unable to be together to participate in the liturgies, we can still be creative in our participation in Holy Week. We can be vigilant in a few practical ways: Prayerfully watching livestreamed or televised Masses, enjoying special meals, Meditating on Pope Francis’ Holy Week homilies, watching the Passion of the Christ film (for those old enough), being patient with loved ones, praying the Stations of the Cross and the Divine Mercy chapel, and even hanging a palm or small greenery branch on your front door.
Jesus invites us to “watch and pray.” Let’s do our very best to be vigilant this Holy Week in order to receive the graces that the Lord wants to give us during these days.
Our Catholic Community is devoted to our faith, and our parishioners exemplify this devotion by their continuous participation in the various ministries.
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Starting with our youth, charity is a large part of our contribution to the base and local community. We provide assistance with food pantries, fund raising, and major city events like Shreveport's "Paint Your Heart Out".
We strive to make all our fellowship events memorable, while ensuring our social cohesiveness.
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Members of our Catholic Community are strong in their faith and are always proud to show their unwavering resolve.
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Our dedication and loyalty to our military veterans is the cornerstone of our local community outreach. We provide assistance to local veteran organizations, especially those helping disabled, homeless, and elderly veterans.
Candidates in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are determined to convert to Catholicism and become a fellow parishioner.
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Holy Family Community provides the full range of Catholic pastoral ministries and spiritual services to those in the United States Armed Forces and their families at Barksdale Air Force Base.
Ennobled wingmen who guide, educate, and offer direction with the fullness of the Christian faith, while providing comfort and strength to the military as they reflect upon the responsibilities and challenges they have taken to protect their fellow Americans.