Together With Christ, For Our Future

The CONFUSION of Pope Francis
A YouTube video worth your time; watch it here:
Announcements for the 6th Sunday of Easter, 22 May 2022
1. The Knights of Columbus are selling their Chicken Dinners on Sunday, May 22, to benefit the Catholic Youth Leadership Award.
2. If you have had a change of address or phone number in the last year, or a change as to which children are living in your home, please contact the Pastoral Center. We are updating our computer records in order to publish our annual cluster directory.
3. At the doors of all churches in our cluster is a two-sided calendar for the Masses and Communion services while Fr. Vincent is away.
4. Vacation Bible School is returning to the Cluster in June. We are in need of volunteers, adults and teens in order for us to host it this year.  Please call Donna Waguespack at the Pastoral Center in you are able to volunteer.  It is only with your support that we are able to host Vacation Bible School for our children.
5. Registration for children ages 4 to 11 for Vacation Bible School has begun. The web link for registration forms is located on our web site. Registration ends on June 17th
6. Fr Vincent has arrived in Spain and is on day 4 and 5, My 21 - 22, of his pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.

Sunday Readings and Homilies can be seen on our YouTube chanel here: Channel content - YouTube Studio

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

  Confession    7:00 - 7:50 AM

  Mass              8:00 AM


Weekend Schedule

   Confession    3:00 - 3:50 PM

   Vigil Mass     4:00 PM

   Mass             10:00 AM

Weekend Schedule

   Mass              6:00 PM 

   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

Register for the Monumental Vacation Bible School here.

Mass Intentions for the weekday Masses cancelled because of Fr. Vincent’s 6-week sabbatical will be handled as follows:

  1. Intentions from the Monday, Wednesday, or Friday Masses (multiple intention Masses) will be moved to the 4pm and 6pm Saturday Masses (also multiple intention Masses).
  2. Intentions with stipends from the Tuesday and Thursday Masses (single intention Masses) by the decision of the family of the intention, will be sent to Christ the King parish at LSU (always in need of Mass stipends), or will be placed into the year 2023 Mass schedule at the earliest available dates.

For those interested in having a detailed calendar for the Masses and Communion Services for May and June while Fr. Vincent in on Sabbatical, please click on this link

The Sunday Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church is now being live-streamed. Each weeks mass will be on the Facebook page until the next Sunday's mass is aired. The readings and Homily from each Sunday will be available on The Catholic Church of East Saint James YouTube channel.

Our live-streamed 10:00am Mass on FaceBook is offered for the spiritual enrichment and benefit of any and all viewers.  However, it CANNOT fulfill the moral obligation to attend Sunday Mass.  Because of their disability, the sick and infirmed are automatically dispensed from this obligation; this Mass is explicitly for their benefit.  All others without a factual impediment are always under moral obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

We are in need of volunteers to help with the live-streaming. Currently it is only to help at mass. Several volunteers will allow a schedule so that no one is asked too often. Please contact Gordon Jenkins or the Pastoral Center to sign up or for more information.

The prayers and a prayer card are available. Choose the approriate link.

Because Covid is still active, still contagious, and potentially deadly, all people are encouraged to take all reasonable precautions to avoid contracting and/or spreading the virus.  We pray for no more surges!
Please be conscious of spacing when finding a seat for mass.

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

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


We are happy to announce that we are able to reopen St. Michael’s Lourdes Grotto for more regular visits.  Now open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Please remember to use the handicap ramp side door to enter and exit the church. 


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.


The Search

Further Information about religious services to parishioners:


Please contact Mrs. Missy Laurent at the Pastoral Center


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


Please contact Deacon Alfred Adams for details.


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

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Stores in Lutcher is closed due to storm damage. No word has been made as to when it may reopen.

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.


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 anounced soon. (All COVID-19 precautions will be in place). For more information, contact: Bill and Missie @ 985-232-5963 or visit our website:

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


FORMED has gone through some changes and is getting rave reviews. Check out the new website and all it has to offer.

Please sign up for FORMED by clicking the icon and finding the parish of East St James 

Then watch the feature video for this weeks reading. During the Homily you will hear how the Readings and the videos promote God's Plan. 


Also check out the recommended topics from past months. Sorry this feature is no longer updated.

Mailing Address

Our Mailing Address 

Pastoral Center 
PO Box 129

2130 Rectory Street
Paulina, LA 70763-0129

Office Hours

M-Th 8am-4pm

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