Together With Christ, For Our Future

 

Announcements for the 31th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 31 October 2021
 
1. Sunday, 31 October, there will be an open house at St. Mary’s from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

2. Sunday, 31 October, will be the annual Blessing of the Cemeteries. St. Michael’s cemetery will be blessed after 8:00 AM Mass, St. Joseph’s cemetery will be after 10:00 AM Mass, and St. Mary’s cemetery at 2:00 PM.
 
3. Monday, 1 November, is All Saints’ Day, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. However, there will be two Masses that day, 7:00 AM at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel and at 6:00 PM at St. Joseph.
 
4. The Pastoral Center will be closed on this Monday, 1 November. 
 
5. The second collection next weekend, 6-7 November, will be for the building and maintenance fund. 
 

In consideration of the mask directive from the governor, Bishop Duca has issued the following guidelines:

 
1. Masks are expected to be worn by everyone attending any indoor Church event including Mass, whether on Sunday or Weekdays, at all parish gatherings held indoors in a church facility, and at all communal celebrations of the Sacraments.
 
2. Priests, deacons, and other ministers, and others serving at Mass should wear masks when in the sacristy, and it is suggested that you wear masks in the procession to the altar. Masks in the sanctuary will be determined by the pastor, considering the size of the sanctuary and the separation of the ministers and servers.
 
3. Ministers of the Eucharist should wear masks while distributing communion to the faithful (in or outside of the church).
 
Please be conscious of spacing when finding a seat for mass.

 

Past Covid statements and protocols can be found in All Things Covid.

St Michael

6476 Highway 44
Convent, LA
established 1831

 St Joseph

2130 Rectory St (Hwy 44)
Paulina, LA
established 1900

 Sacred Heart

615 Main St, 
Gramercy, LA
established 1961

Weekend Schedule

Sunday
  Confession    7:00 - 7:50 AM

  Mass              8:00 AM

 

Weekend Schedule

Saturday
   Confession    3:00 - 3:50 PM

   Vigil Mass     4:00 PM

Sunday
   Mass             10:00 AM

Weekend Schedule

Saturday
   Mass              6:00 PM 

Sunday
   Confession    4:00 - 4:50 PM

   Mass              5:00 PM

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel

3250 Louisiana Avenue
Lutcher, LA
established 1927

Weekday Schedule 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday   7:00 AM (Lutcher)

Wednesday                                         5:30 PM (Lutcher)

 

News & Events

See all past reflections under the menu "Spirituality in Trying Times"


 

St. Joseph Cemetery Crucifix Restoration project is underway. Please click the link to read Fr Vincent's appeal for support.


ST. MICHAEL GROTTO

We are happy to announce that we are able to reopen St. Michael’s Lourdes Grotto for more regular visits.  Now, on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, people will be able to visit the Grotto at St. Michael.  Please remember to use the handicap ramp side door to enter and exit the church.  The number in the Grotto at any one time must remain limited to four (4) people maximum.  With the extra hours of availability, we hope regular visitors will find a good time each week for their visit.


PERPETUAL ADORATION

Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel has reopened at Prompt Succor Chapel.  If you or someone you know would be willing to sign up for an hour, please contact Jason Amato, Bobby Lear, or Seth Bourgeois.


 

LOOK FOR THE NEW MASS STIPENDS POLICY UNDER .../MINISTRIES/SPIRITUAL LIFE AND WORSHIP


The Search


 

Further Information about religious services to parishioners:

BAPTISMS

Baptisms can be scheduled on a “family-by-family” outside of Masses currently.  Please contact Mrs. Missy Laurent at the Pastoral Center

FUNERALS

Please contact your Funeral Home and the Pastoral Center to coordinate these services. Find the PROTOCOLS here.

WEDDINGS

Please contact Deacon Alfred Adams for details.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK / COMMUNION TO THE HOME-BOUND

Please contact the Pastoral Center for a priest to address these needs.


Pastoral Center Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. The Pastoral Center is closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


 

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Stores in Lutcher will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 AM to 2 PM, as long as help is available. MASK ARE REQUIRED. THEY NEED OUR HELP. Read the article.

We will strive to operate our Food Pantry on our designated days taking into account the health and well-being of our volunteers and clients. We will continue to provide emergency services as need through the Catholic Church Pastoral Center at 225-869-5751 or St. Vincent DePaul at 225-869-1078 leaving a message. 



Sacred Heart Church is in need of volunteers to clean the church. Anyone interested should contact the Pastoral Center, 225-869-5751.


Hope

Is your marriage going down the right road . . . or is it a little off track?  Life can be difficult, and so can the challenges you face in marriage.

Does the distance between you seem wide? Are you already separated? Looking for a better way? Retrouvaille can help and offers hope for a better relationship.  Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. Retrouvaille is Christian-based, and Catholic in origin, but welcomes couples of all faiths as well as non-religious couples.  Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.  The next Retrouvaille Weekend in the Diocese of Baton Rouge will be October 1-3, 2021. (All COVID-19 precautions will be in place). For more information, contact: Bill and Missie @ 985-232-5963 or visit our website:  HelpOurMarriage.org.


Are you between the ages of 18-30 and have been longing for a deeper relationship with God, but don't know where to start or searching for friends with the same passion for Christ?? Join the River Road Catholics Young Adult Ministry for an opportunity to grow closer to God through prayer, worship, community, bible study, service, and friendship. Visit our Facebook for more information: River Road Catholics YAM.


For the Stewardship of Ministry page click here 


You can now learn about and join the Knights of Columbus online at KofC.org/JoinUs

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PO Box 129

2130 Rectory Street
Paulina, LA 70763-0129

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