Auxilliary News

The St. Patrick K.C. Ladies Auxiliary is an organization which assists the Knights of Columbus Council 8601 and promotes good fellowship through religious and social activities. The Auxiliary meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month (the same date as the KC Council) in the St. Patrick Parish Family Center beginning with a pot luck supper followed by the general meeting. Membership is open to all females, Catholic or non-Catholic, age 18 or older, with a willingness to support the endeavors of Council 8601. It is not necessary that a Ladies Auxiliary member be married to a Knights of Columbus member. For more information or to join the Auxiliary, contact Sarah Munn at 225-266-7633.

Auxiliary Monthly News

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 4 at 6:30 PM in the Family Center. Those of you who need a ride please don’t hesitate to call. There are several of us who are more than happy to pick you up.

If you were unable to attend the annual Christmas dinner, you missed a good time. Mickey Brown came up with a couple of new games to play and lots of nice prizes to take home. The annual “white elephant” gift exchange was full of surprises and lots of fun. We shared a wonderful dinner and good fellowship all around. What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas and end 2017.

On a sad note, we lost Frank Grabski just before Christmas. I know his family will appreciate your thoughts and prayers. The Knights said a rosary for him at the wake and many of us were there to support Linda.

I heard from Judy Thomason that she was able to purchase gifts for the guests at Sanctuary House again this year. Thank you, Judy, for your dedication to this ministry.

Nottingham residents received handmade knit hats done by Jo Littrell, and socks collected by Nancy LeBlanc along with other small gift items. Mary Lynn Segalla, Lorraine Lauret, Cynthia LaStrapes and Jo Littrell along with the Nursing Home “committee” were so kind to see that the gifts were delivered for us. I know this small gesture means a lot to those who live there.

Looking forward to 2018, our next Quarterly Mass and Communion will be on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the 9:30 AM Mass. Mark your calendar and plan to sit all together on the west side close to the choir. I have placed information brochures in the church lobby. Please feel free to take one to give to a friend you would like to invite to join our group.

The next LSU Lunch at Christ the King is on Thursday, January 18. Be sure to let Marty Mumphrey know if you can help. Both cooks and servers are needed.

We continue to look forward to Fr. Matt’s return. Our substitute priests have been wonderful, but we need our pastor back with us. You may drop off your letters and cards at the church office and they will forward them to him. I know he looks forward to the mail every day. Don’t let him down.


All current officers have been elected for another year:  President – Sarah Munn, Vice President – Renee Lindsey, Treasurer – Melanie Marcel, Recording Secretary – Ildi Gajda, Corresponding Secretary – Amy Lawler, Board Member – Lorraine Lauret, and Parliamentarian – Cynthia LaStrapes.


 Living in the presence of God causes us to dance for joy. It is easy to lose sight of his presence. It is easy to wander from his ways. It is easy to become blind to his presence as a result of the crippling selfishness that we all fall victim to if we are left to our own devices. Fortunately, God is not content leaving us to our own devices.

The more we close the gap between the person we are today and the person God created us to be, the more we will experience that joy. The more we close the gap between the life we are living today and the life Jesus invites us to live through the Gospels, the more we will experience that joy.

So what stops us from closing the gap and dancing for joy?

Who or what is robbing you of joy?

Howard Thurman

Nottingham Rehab Center Mass


Nottingham Rehab Center mass will be held on Wednesday,  from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM at 2828 Westfork Drive off of South Sherwood Forest Boulevard.  You are always welcome to join us as we visit with the residents at Nottingham.

Happy Birthday to


Happy Anniversary to


Auxiliary Officers 2016-2017



President – Sarah Munn

Vice President – Renee’ Lindsey

Recording Secretary – Ildi Gajda

Treasurer – Melanie Marcel

Corresponding Secretary – Amy Lawler

Board Member – Lorraine Lauret

Parliamentarian – Cynthia LaStrapes

Ladies Auxiliary Group


Don’t forget to check out the KC website at The Ladies Auxiliary has its own site for pictures and other information.

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone,

but the things you do for others remain your legacy”