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Weekday Mass

Weekday Masses are scheduled Monday-Thursday, at 12:30 p.m., and Friday at 7:30 a.m.
Weekday Masses last no more than 20 minutes for the convenience of students and faculty who wish to attend Mass between classes. (Occasionally, a weekday Mass time will be altered or a Scripture/Communion Prayer Service will be substituted on select weekdays when the obligations of Fr. Randy's schedule require it; check "worship schedule adjustments" on our home page, the weekly schedule published in bulletin, or the published schedule on the glass chapel doors) If you wish to commit to sharing your talents or skills at a weekday Mass as a reader, altar server, sacristan, or extraordinary minister of holy communion, please contact the student center or call 985-345-7206.

Sunday Mass

Our Sunday Masses are at 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
If you wish to commit to sharing your talents or skills at either Sunday Mass as an usher, reader, sacristan, extraordinary minister of holy communion, accompanist or vocalist for our liturgical music, please contact the student center or call 985-345-7206.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are scheduled 30 minutes before all Masses except on Friday. Otherwise, Fr. Randy is available anytime by appointment for confessions. Contact him anytime at 985-345-7206, or by clicking here.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

With very few exceptions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction is conducted in the St. Albert Chapel every Friday, beginning at 8:00 A.M, followed by Eucharistic Adoration from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM.

Devotions

If you’d be interested in leading the scheduled recitation of the Rosary and participating in a student rosary prayer group, please contact Fr. Randy at 985-7206 or email him.

If you’d be interested in assisting with scheduled Stations of the Cross during Lent (Thursdays of Lent at 6 PM), please contact Fr. Randy at 985-345-7206 or email him.

If you’d be interested to committing to an hour of adoration during scheduled exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, please contact Fr. Randy at 985-345-7206 or email him.

Counseling

If you find yourself in need of spiritual or personal counseling, please contact Fr. Randy directly at 985-345-7206 or e-mail, or through his Secretary Mrs. Cindy Scardina at 985-345-7206 or email.
The Counseling Department of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge has an office and two professional counselors on the first floor of the main St. Albert Student Center building. By appointment, they provide professional, extended, confidential counseling services. You are welcome to call the Counseling Office directly at 985-542-5455 and leave a call-back number on their confidential voice mail system. St. Albert Catholic Student Center will assist with fees. Contact Fr. Randy personally at 985-345-7206 or email. SLU also has its own on-campus Counseling Center (webpage: http://www.selu.edu/admin/counseling/index.html ) that provides free professional and confidential counseling to registered students.

Catholic Student Association

Our Catholic Student Association (CSA) is an official Southeastern student organization. Membership and participation is open to all students. Participation is a great way to meet students who share your faith-based values and identify yourself as part of an organized Catholic presence on campus.
Our CSA nights have varying activities from one meeting to the next, including praise and worship, prayer, scripture study, service, and fun activities. CSA nights are usually on Mondays during each semester from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group gathers in the auditorium of the Student Center after the “business” portion of the session for FREE PIZZA and fellowship! Our CSA is involved in ministry projects serving the St. Albert Community. For example, CSA members serve as catechists for our Children’s Church program at our Sunday Masses. Occasionally, our CSA hosts free movie nights with popcorn in our recreation room where a large flat-screen TV is located, and Christmas carols at the Hammond Developmental Center (HDC), home for those with challenging disabilities.
For more information or to join, contact Sr. Renée at 985-345-7206 or email.
Click here to contact your 2008-09 CSA officers.

"Busy Student" Directed Retreat

Every spring St. Albert offers a “Busy Student” Directed retreat opportunity for SLU students. Beginning on a Sunday evening and ending on Thursday, the retreat consists of a group session on Sunday evening with the spiritual directors facilitating the retreat. Then, retreatants schedule one meeting a day, according to their class schedules, with their assigned spiritual director. There is no participation fee; just a commitment to meet with the spiritual director for 30 minutes a day over the period of the retreat. This is an individually directed retreat experience. Directors are religious brothers and sisters. For more information, contact Sr. Renée at 985-345-7206 or email.

Chocolate for Lent

Based on the film "Chocolat," this is a Lenten study, reflection, and discussion group for students guided by one of our campus ministers. Contact Sr. Renée Daigle if interested.

Catholic Student Association Retreat

Offered during the fall semester each year in Ramsey, Louisiana, this is a single-evening overnight retreat, usually on Friday or Saturday. Contact Sr. Renée or Jacqui Courtney at 985-345-7206 or email.

LCCS (Louisiana Catholic College Students)

St. Albert is affiliated with the Association of Louisiana Catholic College Students (LCCS), and Catholic Student Associations at most Louisiana universities are affiliated as well. Each year in late January there is a statewide conference at which our SLU Catholic students are usually well-represented. St. Albert pays the conference registration fees of our students who want to attend. The conference provides a great opportunity to meet other Catholic college students from around the state.
Each college or university also names two representatives to the LCCS Board which plans the next year's conference.
For more information, contact Sr. Renée or Jacqui Courtney at 985-345-7206 or email.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

This program is for adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith in order to become fully incorporated into the Church. If you have never been baptized, have been baptized into another faith, were baptized Catholic but have not received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation and are interested in learning more, this program may be for you. The RCIA group usually meets during the fall and spring semesters from 7:00-8:30 on Tuesday evenings in the Auditorium of the Student Center. Contact us for more information.

The Melchizedek Project

The Melchizedek Project: Discerning What God is calling you to do with your life

Beginning Sunday evening, September 8th, Father Randy will conduct 7 vocation discernment sessions during the fall semester for college-age men, to provide them the information needed to help them to discern their vocation in life. Many consider marriage as their “default” vocation, but every Catholic man at some point in his life should evaluate his God-given gifts, abilities, and talents, to consider whether he has been given those gifts to give them back in service to God as an ordained priest. “The Melchizedek Project” is the name of a nationwide initiative to establish such discernment sessions at college campuses, utilizing uniform resources and discussion guides. The purpose of these sessions is not to “sell” the priesthood; in fact, they may help a person “rule out” priesthood as a vocation. However, the sessions are guaranteed to deepen and strengthen one’s Catholic faith. Participants may choose to “advertise” where they are and what they are doing at these sessions, but will be asked to respect the anonymity of others in the group who may not want others to know they are discerning a vocation to the priesthood. The 7 sessions will all be on Sunday evenings for an hour and a half, beginning at 7 PM, and will include supper. The dates of the sessions are the following: September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, October 13, October 27, and November 3. Father Randy has been a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge for 31 years. He grew up in Baton Rouge, and his younger sister (registered nurse) and younger brother (attorney) are both married with children. His sister and parents still reside in Baton Rouge. Prospective participants are encouraged to review his brief biography here. These sessions are only for young men who picture themselves as potentially being a good husband and father of a family. If you would like to join this group, contact Father Randy so that he will know for how many to fix supper, especially for the first session on Sunday, September 8th!