Friday, October 31, 2014


On Halloween, we gave away lots of treats to avoid tricks to all sorts of ghouls and goblins (and a few princesses and super heroes!) and handed out Glow Stick Cross Necklaces - Thanks to our special donor family!

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Canterbury@U.L.M. Holy Eucharist today at 5:30 p.m. Mother Dawnell will celebrate and Father Whit will preach. We sure hope to see you there!

Bayou Park is the green space on the U.L.M. campus directly across Northeast Drive from the Library and on the Library side of the Bayou. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you want to sit!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Back!

It's that time again: Across most of the United States,daylight savings time (DST) will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, when clocks will fall back to standard time. Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night!


Nosotros estamos trabajando en el servicio en español y todos serán bienvenidos a nuestra primera eucaristía informal para este domingo, dos de noviembre - 5:00 p.m.   

Thursday, October 23, 2014

St. Alban's Latino/Hispanic Mission

Worked with Ivania leaning the liturgy in Spanish today. Soon...
Todas las alabanzas a ti, mi Dios, esta noche, ...

Canterbury Eucharist - October 30

Canterbury@ULM is hosting an outdoor Holy Communion in Bayou Park (number 8 on this map) on the ULM campus, Thursday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!

Thanks to The Episcopal Servant Community of Northeast Louisiana Blog for this info. 

Halloween Front Porch Party!

Join us this Halloween, Friday, October 31 at dusk on the front porch of the church to hand out treats to neighborhood trick-or-treaters, have hotdogs and generally have a good time. Hope to see you there!

Not Very

The Dean, that is, Clergy-person appointed by the Bishop to be in charge of a convocation is given the title, “The Very Reverend.” At our recent convention, Father Whit’s term as Dean of the Monroe Convocation expired and Father Thomas Nsubuga of St. Luke’s in Grambling was named the new Dean. You will notice that Father Whit’s title is now “The Reverend,” once again. So, the next time someone asks if Father Whit is reverend, you can honestly say, “Yes, but not very!”

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Catch a glimpse of God's back tomorrow at St. Alban's! Join us for Eucharist at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Christian Education time starts at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Convention Changes!

Storm Damage responsible for
Changes in Diocesan Convention!

The Site for the 35th Annual Convention has changed. We will meet at
the following location for all events:

Bayou DeSiard Country Club
3501 Forsythe Ave., Monroe, LA 71201

There is also a change in the agenda. Here is a broad outline:


Lunch on your own

1:00 Registration

2:00 Business

4:30 Holy Eucharist

6:00 Silent Auction

7:15 Banquet


Light breakfast provided prior to beginning of meeting

8:30 Business

Noon Adjournment

Lunch on your own
Clergy Spouse luncheon cancelled.

Parking spaces are limited, so please carpool as much as possible.

These changes are a result of the damage wrought by the storm on
Monday. As you may know, Monroe was struck by an F2 tornado on
Monday. The Garden District was hit hardest. Grace Church sits in
the midst of that neighborhood. Access to the area is limited and power is
disrupted. As a result, we are unable to meet at Grace Church.

As the outline above suggests, we will follow a significantly revised
agenda. Given our space and the available time, we will dispense with
workshops, hearings, and vendors. This is regrettable but unavoidable.
Please be on the lookout for a ministry fair day in the future in which
some of these canceled sessions will be held.

Most importantly, let us keep the people of Monroe in our prayers.

Many are enduring the negative impact of this storm. At the same time,
let's also acknowledge the grace and grit of these good people who, in
the midst of trial, have worked quickly and effectively to host our 

Nothing keeps that Monroe Convocation down!

The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Ph.D., D.D.
The Diocese of Western Louisiana

35th Annual Convention of the Diocese

The Monroe Convocation will brave storm damage and power outages to host the 35th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Western Louisiana this Friday, October 17th - Saturday, October 18th. Pray for the success of the convention or come volunteer to help. St Alban's delegates are Lee and Rita Jefferson, Chris Eby and Grace Houston.

Bishop Jake's theme for this year's convention is "Gone Fishing - Engaging God's Mission"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pet Blessing 2014

Some of St. Alban's furry members get blessed - No, not Father Whit!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

National Hispanic Heritage Month

As St. Alban's continues it's preparation for our Latino/Hispanic Mission - just a reminder that September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. For more info see the link below and for what the Episcopal Church is up to, see Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Saturday, October 4, 2014

St. Thomas' Cookout is Tonight

From our friends at St. Thomas'...

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church: St. Thomas' Cookout: Tonight, Saturday October 4th, is the cookout at St. Thomas'.  Please join us for 5 p.m. To 8 p.m. On the bayou for burgers, hotdog...

Blessing of the Pets at Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park pet blessing photos from today!

St. Alban's will have its blessing of the beasts on Wednesday evening, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. Join us!