November - Family Month at St. Joachim

During the month of November, we will give praise and thanksgiving to God for families, both our immediate families and our parish family. Each weekend will have a specific theme, along with activities and events that reinforce the theme of the weekend.

November 2nd & 3rd: Worshipping Community

As a family, we come together to worship in our Father’s house. We are God’s children, created in his image, and as loyal and faithful children we keep His Sabbath each week. This is, for many of us, a tradition passed down from our ancestors, to come together one day each week and nourish our bodies and souls as a family.

Saturday, November 2nd:

Family Prayer Service after 4:00 pm Mass
with Holy Family Prayer Cards

Sunday, November 3rd:

After 10:30 am Mass,
come enjoy a family style lunch at El Paso Restaurant 

5101 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, 70072 

Bring in your bulletin to receive 10% off your meal!


November 9th & 10th: Fellowship & Community

The Church is our home away from home and we make it what it is. We are here to serve, for outreach and witness to the community around us. We pray and visit the sick and homebound; we feed the poor and provide necessities to the homeless. Together, we come together to spread the mission of Jesus Christ.

We will be collecting canned and non-perishable food, small travel-sized toiletries, & adult socks (in support of Teen Outreach's sock drive for the homeless) at all Masses this weekend. If you need us to come pick up items from your home, please call our office at (504) 341-9226 to arrange a pick up time.


November 16th & 17th: Growing in Faith

Parents are teachers and so are we. We can use our time and talents to teach others in faith. We can teach our children how to grow in their faith; we can teach other adults who may have lost their faith. Putting into practice our faith as an example to others around us, in return will help us continue to grow and strengthen our own faith.

Saturday, November 16th:

Mini Retreat with Fr. Steve Leake 9:00 - 11:00 am
(open to all adults and children!)

Teen Outreach Sock Drive
(clean socks are the number 1 need of the homeless in our community and will be collected at all masses)

Wild "Game" Night Potluck after 4:00 pm Mass
(hunters and fisherman come cook for your parish family, family board games will provide the entertainment)

Sunday, November 17th:

Hospitality Fellowship after 8:30 and 10:30 am Mass

Children's Mass 10:30 am

Teen Outreach Sock Drive
(clean socks are the number 1 need of the homeless in our community and will be collected at all masses)


November 23rd & 24th: Family Celebration

In honor of Thanksgiving, we should give praise and thanks for the blessings of our family, both our immediate family and our faith community.

Ice Cream Social after all weekend Masses!