Our Lady of Prompt Succor Senior Ministry was organized in August of 1974 as the Program for Aging at the request of the pastor, Msgr. Frederick Lyons. With the purpose of providing for the spiritual and social needs of our senior parishioners. Sister Amata Regan, a Sister of Divine Providence, was the first Coordinator of the program. Committee members reported that there were approximately 490 Catholics over the age of 65 in the Parish. Today we have 528 parishioners over 62 in our parish census. Sister JoAnn DeLoach, Marianite of Holy Cross, is the current coordinator of Senior Ministry. All parishioners 62 and over automatically belong to the Senior group.
Activities of the Senior Ministry Include:
A Mass for Seniors is celebrated every third Wednesday of the month from September to June at 2:00 P.M. in the Church followed by a reception in the Madonna Room.
Anointing of the Sick
Twice a year, in November and April the Anointing of the Sick is administered during the Senior Mass.
Birthday cards are sent to registered parishioners to celebrate birthdays for seniors 75 or over. (Do let the office know if we miss you because we don’t have your birthdate.)
Senior Citizen News Letter
The Senior Citizen Newsletter is mailed to Seniors each month from September to June. We recognize the birthdays of our parishioners 75 and older in the newsletter so others can pray for them on their birthday.
Hospital Visits are made by a parish priest/sister to all our parishioners who are in Rapides or Cabrini hospitals. Patients need to register upon admission as a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. You can also call the office (445-3693) to alert us that you are in the hospital. If you are hospitalized at the VA or Huey Long, you must call the office as there is no church listing at these hospitals.
A Lenten Morning of Reflection is held yearly during Lent. Dynamic speakers give presentations to nourish spiritual life. A time for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass is included. The Catholic Daughters serve coffee and lunch to the retreatants.
A Christmas Covered Dish Luncheon and Social is held in December. The Melody Makers Singers from Our Lady of Prompt Succor School entertain at the Luncheon.