Mission Trip 2009

John Duff’s Homily

It’s been a couple of weeks since we returned from our mission trip to New Orleans. The many images of this trip are still fresh in my mind and will be for a long time. Yes’ the Downtown area, The French Quarter, Garden District and other neighborhoods are in great shape, but there are still…

Mission Trip Sunday

“Greetings to you from the Diocese of Louisiana. As you know, for the past three and a half years, we have been called into new and uncharted territory after Hurricane Katrina turned our lives upside down. Episcopal Relief & Development gave us grants to set up the Office of Disaster Response soon after that, and…

Judy Rice Reflects on New Orleans

New Orleans was wonderful!  Such a beautiful city – I know now why the people are so proud of it and did not want to relocate after Katrina.  I was expecting sunny skies and warm(er) temperatures, but the green grass, blooming flowers, flowering trees, and palm trees were a wonderful surprise.  Everyone kept teasing me…