A Letter from Reverend Thomas Chambers

Dear Friends:

I am most grateful to each of you for your generous support of the Willwoods Community and our ministries that serve New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. Our ministries of Affordable Housing, Faith and Marriage, WLAE and TheDailyMass.com touch the lives of many and make a difference to those in need of God’s love in their lives.

Since 1978, the Willwoods Community has been assisting the Archdiocese of New Orleans with prayer and service and I am thankful to say that with God’s help and your financial gifts, we are able to continue that mission. At Willwoods, I have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate daily Mass. Each day I pray for you as well as for the intentions that come to us from our prayer wall on the internet. It gives me great joy and happiness to include the entire Willwoods Community family in Our Lord’s love.

As you make your plans for your end of the year giving, please prayerfully consider a contribution to our efforts. Your donation, however large or small, helps our mission – Rooted in Prayer, United in Service. 

May you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Ever devotedly in the Willwoods Community.

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.