A Letter from Reverend Thomas Chambers

My dear friends in Christ:

As we continue to be called by Pope Francis in this Year of Mercy to love, be kind, and show unbounded generosity. It is also important that we remember that we, as members of the Willwoods Community, are also called to mercy. Our Willwoods Daily Prayer asks that we see the presence of Jesus in our brothers and sisters with whom we have been called to minister the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Encountering mercy means encountering God. It can transform your life, your relationships, your work, and your ability to embrace and experience all of life.

The ministries of the Willwoods Community shine a light daily on the works of mercy. Our Affordable Housing ministry provides safe and secure residences to those who are most in need. The ministry of Faith and Marriage helps to nurture couples in the Sacramentality of Marriage. WLAE educates, informs and inspires both young and old through quality television programming. And TheDailyMass.com brings the Mass to the many shut-ins, homebound and the sick in hospitals.

Thanks to each of you that support the Willwoods Community throughout the year. Whether through volunteerism, prayer or financial assistance, we are very much appreciative and grateful for your gifts.

Ever devotedly in the Willwoods Community,

Fr. Tom

Rev. Thomas E. Chambers, C.S.C., Ph.D


The Willwoods Community was established in 1978 by a group of married couples desiring to support the Catholic Church and the Southeast Louisiana community through prayer and service. Since then, Willwoods has grown to serve different areas, including Affordable Housing, Faith & Marriage, WLAE TV and TheDailyMass.com.

With God’s grace, we strive to increase the spiritual enrichment opportunities, programs and retreats offered to married couples. We create diverse faith communities where values such as truth, love, respect, compassion and mercy are joyfully embodied. And we aspire to increase the number of our sisters and brothers desiring to prayerfully follow the way of Jesus Christ.

The Willwoods Community motto, “Rooted in Prayer, United in Service” reminds us daily to remain open to God’s love and mercy as we dedicate ourselves to His service.

Mission Statement

We, the members of Willwoods Community, a Catholic faith community in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, are dedicated to promoting the sacramentality of marriage. With the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of the Blessed Mother, we carry out this mission through prayer and service. Ever dependent on God’s loving gifts of grace, we seek to minister the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Vision Statement

The Willwoods Community is committed to ministering to the people of God in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and surrounding areas. Through its programs of Faith and Marriage, Affordable Housing, WLAE-TV and TheDailyMass.com, we hope to become a beacon of hope and a channel of grace to those we serve.

Faith & Marriage

Faith & Marriage is dedicated to promoting the Sacramentality of Marriage and providing for married couples opportunities for growth, enrichment, and support.


WLAE is a trusted multi-media resource offering quality, values-based content and outreach increasing awareness of inspirational, cultural and educational services that positively impact the lives of the people of Southeast Louisiana.

The Daily Mass

Our ministry offers a daily mass online from historic St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans . The Catholic Mass is offered daily Sunday through Friday. Our mission is simple, Share His Love…Anywhere in the World!

Affordable Housing

Willwoods Housing will provide housing that is affordable, secure, and mirrors the needs of its residents. We will create communities based on the Christian principle of humble service; that is responsive to the residents’ needs. Employees of the Ministry will strive to be faithful and caring stewards of the community and its residents.