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LOUISIANA CATHOLICS

BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

ARE YOU A CATHOLIC AND HAVE YOU BEEN PLANTED FOR WEEKS WHERE OTHERS TELL YOU TO BE?  THEN IT IS TIME TO BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED! 

THIS DEPLOYMENT IS BEING ACTIVATED AND CARRIED OUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARCHBISHOP GOMEZ'S LETTER TO ALL UNITED STATES BISHOPS.  TO SEE THAT LETTER, CLICK HERE.

Louisiana - a land composed from the best soil from all the land northerly of us that has been deposited here by the Mississippi River over the years. (Approximately 31 states and into Canada.)

As stated elsewhere in this website, at different times in history (among other names) the Mississippi River was called:

The River of the Holy Spirit and the River of the Immaculate Conception

The State then symbolized by the Mother Pelican feeding her baby chicks!

Let us remember these symbolic facts, as this effort goes forth.

There are profound responsibilities and consequences connected to all of the above.

So Let Us Bloom where we are planted!

“Call on the Holy Spirit and Our Lady (under Her many titles) to give us the gifts that are needed for all of the above.”

Through the Catechism of the Catholic Church and many other sources, we should all be familiar with the power of Blessed Holy Water.

The plan:

In conjunction with Archbishop Gomez's letter click here, during the month of May, 2020 a group of Catholics will begin to gather small amounts of Holy Water from across the different church parishes across South Louisiana. 

These small amounts of Holy Water will be personally collected in Houma, LA by individuals during the month of May, 2020.
(If mailed through U.S.P.S. contact your local post office to make sure all mailing requirements are legally followed. Securely seal all small unbreakable containers to prevent leakage.)

This Holy Water can come from your home Louisiana church parish and/or other parishes that you regularly attend in Louisiana.

If you are from Louisiana and live elsewhere now, your present church parish water can be sent in - wherever that is.

If you live in Louisiana now (or elsewhere) and you have water from other locations (such as Lourdes, etc.) that water can be sent in.

The source(s) of your Holy Water must be documented in written form, as it is sent in.

Multiple source locations may be included in one small container.  If so, please identify each source. 

(Please send all contact information needed in the event we must contact you for any reason.)

The details about the Holy Water received will be recorded in written form (such as the recipients and the source[s]) as provided.

Failure to provide sources may result in your Holy Water to be listed as “unknown locations”.

All Holy Waters received will be combined in one container by or on Saturday, May 30, 2020 (Feast of St. Joan of Arc).

At this time, it is not the intention to add additional Holy Waters received after Saturday, May 30, 2020.

On and after Sunday, May 31, 2020 (Pentecost Sunday) a small amount of the combined Holy Waters will be distributed back to the contributors of the Holy Waters, with the list of its sources, as well as used for other purposes (not yet fully determined), as long as the combined Holy Waters have not depleted. 

All Holy Waters received may be combined with other Holy Waters, as needed, in a good-faith attempt to not deplete the original sources.  (Of course, the original sources will be diluted and the percentages of each source will change by such acts.  We are not legalists.  It is about the symbolic acts involved in this total effort.)

All Holy Waters received shall be blessed by future priests (not yet fully determined) as the Holy Spirit leads and priests become available.

The location to mail these small amounts of Holy Water is P.O. Box 3620, Houma, LA 70361. 

(More addresses may be added in the future to handle the volume.)

Common questions:

How much is a "small amount"?  As small as a thimble amount is sufficient.

Types of smallest containers? 

1. Small plastic Holy Water bottle

2. Used plastic medicine bottle

3. Used plastic hotel shampoo bottle

For further or new information contact Paul Maclean at 985-856-5345 or macleanland@bellsouth.net.