February 2019 News & Events


A Visit to / Tour of St. Joseph’s Abbey

This Adventure is just something to enjoy and enlighten us.
Catholic or not, it is a beautiful and interesting place. We will tour the Abbey Church, Monk’s Refectory, and Seminary.

The cost of the tour is a donation of $5.00 per person.
Make your check payable to St. Joseph Abbey, then
mail it to:
W.I.P. Attention: Laura
P.O. Box 2424
Mandeville, LA 70470
Include a sheet of paper with your name and phone number
so that I may contact you if needed.

Mail check in by September 15, 2019, but really as soon as possible, as the will need a hedcount so they can have proper staffing.

The gift shop will also be open and has beautiful things there.
No alcohol may be brought onto the property.
It is a non-smoking property.
Please park in the Abbey Church parking lot, not by the Monastery.

After the tour, we are headed for lunch to continue socializing and enjoying our day together.

Mass begins at 11:15 daily, except Sunday, it begins at 11:00.
You can certainly stay for the Mass if you would like to or return for a Sunday Mass.

We will meet in the parking lot in front of the church at 8:45 and the tour will start at 9:00.

Painting with a Purpose

Painting with a Purpose means our event will not only be a
fun event out, but it also means that they will donate 50% of
the proceeds back to W.I.P., so it will be a fundraiser for our
organization. They only do one of these per month and we are
the Painting with a Purpose event for the month of September.

We need to try to fill the room to maximize our proceeds. There
are 42 spots. We can go over and expand to additional rooms.
So, let’s make this event as successful as possible. WIP members,
please consider attending and bringing non-members, your sisters,
sister-in-laws, moms, grandmas, cousins, nieces, co-workers, friends and aquaintances who are 18 or older with you. You can even bring some guys!

BYOB and food. If everyone will bring a little something, ie. a bag of` chips & dip, fruit, veggies, finger sandwiches, desserts, etc., that would provide nice party foods for all to have enough, so please consider doing that. Painting with a Twist provides P.J.’s Coffee and water.

Go on line today to sign up!!!

Reserve your spot early as the event is open to the public to sign up as well.

Arrive 15-20 minutes early to get “uncorked”, smocked and in your seat!