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Elise Angelette

1979 - 2020

The Willwoods Community mourns the loss of Elise Angelette our colleague, friend and co-director of our Faith and Marriage ministry who lost her courageous six-year battle with cancer on August 16, 2020. Elise made her mark on the community and world around her. She was so inspirational to so many of us as a mother, wife and devoted follower of Jesus. Please keep her husband Jason and their five children in your prayers during this difficult time.
Her family shared this scripture passage: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

The Fr. Tom Chambers Memorial Golf Tournamenthas been canceled.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

History

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.

The Willwoods Community Is:

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.

Faith & Marriage

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

WLAE

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!