This is my last post, which will be lengthy in order to convey important information, as well as special thanks.
I have posted a link to the complete script (stage format) on this WordPress blog site. Please feel free to download the PDF file for a detailed look at what we will be doing for our program.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO PRINTED PROGRAM FOR OUR PRODUCTION! We want to show people praying, as opposed to people following a printed outline. I’m sure you understand.
To access the script, please click here.
I wish to thank the priests, deacons, seminarians and lay people, who have helped make our production possible. Their names are listed in the first few pages of our script. I especially wish to thank Cathedral pastor, Very Rev. Paul Counce, and office manager, Sheila Juneau, for all their help and guidance over the last several months. I also wish to thank Rev. Paul Yi and Deacon Richard Grant, who were instrumental in shaping this project from its earliest beginnings, as well as Executive Producers, Don Broussard and Stephen Lee (Station Manager, CatholicLife TV).
I exhort you to pray for our upcoming taping, specifically asking Our Lord to fill our Cathedral to overflowing with participants. I also ask for your prayers that we have good weather for our taping, so everyone has a safe and enjoyable journey to and from our event.
I would like conclude by sharing an excerpt from Pope Benedict’s last official homily, given on Ash Wednesday from St. Peter‘s Basilica in Rome. His timely words have prophetic meaning, not only for our universal Church, but also for the diverse group of people, who will be attending our very “special event.” Our participants will be coming from all over South Louisiana, and I’m certain it will be a highly memorable, blessed occasion for us all!
The words, “Return to me with all your heart”, are an appeal directed not only to individuals, but to the whole community. ..The dimension of community is an essential part of Christian faith and life. .. It is important to keep this in mind and to experience it throughout this Lenten season: everyone should realize that we do not take up the path of repentance alone, but together with our many brothers and sisters in the Church. http://bit.ly/Vn8T5i
Finally, I wish to thank God for you and all our participants! Your willingness to help our upcoming “casting call” has been outstanding! I know our final production will be truly “something beautiful for God!”
P.S. If you haven’t had the chance to sign up for our taping, here’s our website, which includes a link to the registration page: http://conta.cc/131YSNZ