“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”

-Acts 5:20-


  • April 26
  • Jonah 1-2
  • Psalm 10
  • “For me, prayer is powerful because . . . .”


Sylvia Janette Pace

May 28, 1938 – April 24, 2023

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023 at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond, LA. She was born May 28, 1938 in Greensburg, LA and was 84 years of age. She is survived by 4 children, Jimmy Keith Doyle, Vernon Dale Doyle, Cynthia Denise Allen, and Thomas Anthony Pace; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Bass. Preceded in death by husbands, Charles Edward Doyle and Thomas Earl Pace; 2 sons, Charles Randolph Doyle and Michael Dennis Doyle; sister, Marie Bass; and brother, Sidney Ray Womack. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 and at Grangeville Baptist Church from 9:00AM until Religious Services at 11:00AM on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Services conducted by Bro. Laverne King. Interment Grangeville Cemetery, Grangeville, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Virginia Gennaro Armato

November 22, 1943 – April 24, 2023

A native of Indepenedence and graduate of Independence High School, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA.  She was born November 22, 1943 in Independence and was 79 years of age.  Virginia and husband Pete owned and operated Pete’s Pharmacy for over forty years.  Her greatest joy was family, spending time with her three children and seven grandchildren and traveling with loved ones.  Life long member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, she is survived by her husband of 58 years, Peter Armato, Sr.; 1 son, Peter Armato, Jr.; 2 daughters, Denise Armato Jarreau and husband, Jeffrey, and Jennifer Armato McCain and husband, Scott; 7 grandchildren, Hillary and Jordan Jarreau, Dylan and Carson Armato, and Aubrey, Allie, and Henry McCain; sister, Manette Bateman. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve Gennaro; 2 brothers, Sam Gennaro and Anthony Gennaro; 2 sisters, Josie Garafola and Pauline Magliolo; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Gennaro and Audrey Gennaro; 3 brothers-in-law, Sam Garafola, Salvadore Magliolo, and Carey Bateman. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite,  from 10:00AM until 1:30PM with Funeral Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 2:00PM on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Services conducted by Fr. Reuben Dykes. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit


Today, let’s pray for those who work in businesses and who we might see as we shop, eat, etc. Let’s pray for them today and be kind to them, not rude. Remember, many of the things that do no go well in businesses and that aggravate customers are not the fault of the workers there. Be kind, show some interest in them, give generously, carry on a short conversation, etc. A little kindness goes a long ways. You might be the one who is able to turn their attitude around and give them a better day.


Most churches have opportunities to study, serve, etc. during the week. Take those opportunities and grow from them.

Anna Lee