Monday, March 2, 2009
Bishop Talks Hurricanes and Helping Others During Television Interview
Bishop Sam Jacobs from the Houma-Thibodaux diocese in Louisiana will be featured in an interview on the CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day” on March 3rd.
Bishop Jacobs will be on “This is the Day” discussing disaster response ministry and how one person has the ability to make a difference.
Bishop Sam Jacobs has been the spiritual leader of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux since October 2003. Prior to that, Jacobs, 70, served as bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria, LA for 14 years.
When asked about prayer recently, Bishop Jacobs replied, “Prayer is a lifeline for me. I pray to God but at the same time I ask for Mary and the saints to intercede for me before the throne of God. For instance, if I want something from you, I would ask for something from you. But, I may still go to your mother and ask if she will put in a good word for me. It’s the same idea. ... My prayer before the Lord is for the needs of the diocese and personal concerns.”
In a letter written in 2008, Bishop Jacobs encouraged women in his diocese to become spiritual mothers to individual priests by committing to daily prayer for a particular priest, to pray for him at each Mass they attend, to offer sacrifices for him, etc.
“This is the Day” can be seen on Tuesday, March 3rd live at 10:30AM (EST)