Together With Christ, For Our Future
Friday, June 5, begins Phase 2 for the State of Louisiana.
Phase 2 through 26 July
For churches, the protocol moves from 25% of capacity to 50% of capacity. However, our churches must maintain the 6 foot social distance protocol as well. Therefore, the capacity for each church does not change for us in Phase 2:
Sacred Heart: 96 St. Joseph: 140
Prompt Succor: 79 St. Michael: 132
Currently, we average only about 50 participants per Mass, so we have space for more even now.
Face masks are still required throughout the Mass. This protocol has not changed for parishes that belong to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Because of the need to maintain social distance at all times, as well as to sanitize the church after every service, we are still not in a position to begin offering Funeral Masses at this time.
We appreciate the patience of the community as we move forward with caution for everyone’s health and safety.
Saturday Vigils: 4:00PM St. Joseph, Paulina
6:00PM St. Michael, Convent
Sunday: 7:00AM St. Michael, Convent
9:00AM St. Joseph, Paulina
11:00AM Sacred Heart, Gramercy
5:00PM Sacred Heart, Gramercy
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:
8:15AM Prompt Succor, Lutcher
5:45AM Prompt Succor, Lutcher
5:15PM Prompt Succor, Lutcher
Please remember Bishop Duca has stated:
The Sunday Mass obligation continues to be dispensed for all Catholics indefinitely.
Please also remember, Fr. Vincent has recommended: One Mass per week for every Catholic able to attend!
Choose a weekday Mass if you can during this 25% limitation so those who are only free on weekends will have a chance to receive Holy Communion again.
For those still not comfortable returning to Mass:
St. Michael Church in Convent, and Prompt Succor Chapel in Lutcher, will be OPEN for private prayer with the Blessed Sacrament on Sundays only, from 8:00 am to 12 Noon. Please observe church protocols while visiting the church for prayer.
Saturday 10:00AM to 11:00AM Prompt Succor, Lutcher 2:00PM to 3:00PM Prompt Succor, Lutcher
Sunday 2:00PM to 3:00PM Prompt Succor, Lutcher
The Pastoral Center has reopened with regular office hours. However, anyone coming to the office must wear a face mask. Please consider handling business by phone of e-mail
Vigil Mass 6:00 PM
Mass 7:00 AM
Confession 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Confession 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Vigil Mass 4:00 PM
Mass 9:00 AM
Mass 11:00 AM,
Confession 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Mass 5:00 PM
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel
3250 Louisiana Avenue
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:15 AM (Lutcher)
Wednesday 5:45 AM, 5:15 PM (Lutcher)
Friday (During School) 8:00 AM (Paulina)
(Holidays & Summer) 8:15 AM (Lutcher)
News & Events
Further Information about religious services to parishioners:
Baptisms can be scheduled on a “family-by-family” outside of Masses currently. Please contact Mrs. Missy Laurent at the Pastoral Center
We are still restricted to cemetery Burial Rites with the family of the deceased only until further notice. Please contact your Funeral Home and the Pastoral Center to coordinate these services.
We are still restricted to Wedding Rituals without Mass, only with immediate family in attendance until further notice. Please contact Deacon Alfred Adams for details.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK / COMMUNION TO THE HOME-BOUND
The priests are still limited to “danger of death” situations at this time. However, any questions or concerns should be addressed directly to Fr. Vincent Dufresne, pastor.
Due to the Coronavirus and following the recommendation of the Baton Rouge St Vincent DePaul Council in order to protect our Vincentians and our Clients/Customers, the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Stores in Lutcher will be closing for the duration of this pandemic.
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. We will notify the public when we are able to reopen. Please hold all donations until we reopen.
Job Opening at the Pastoral Center in Paulina: Secretary/Receptionist, 32 hours per week. Applicant must be computer proficient and capable of self-motivated work. Resume should include prior work history and what talents you bring to your pastoral office ministry. Bring resume to the Pastoral Center or mail to: Fr. Vincent Dufresne, PO Box 129, Paulina, LA 70763.
Please Note: Interviews remain delayed until business becomes a bit more normal. ALL applications are being held; no hiring decision has been made and will not be made until normal operations resume.
At mass on Safe-Haven Sunday Fr. Alec mentioned the age appropriate age-specific conversation guides described in the book EQUIPPED. Since the information was not available by using the link, we have posted the conversation here.
Sacred Heart Church is in need of volunteers to clean the church. Anyone interested should contact the Pastoral Center, 225-869-5751.
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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Our Mailing Address
PO Box 129
2130 Rectory Street
Paulina, LA 70763-0129
- Fr. Vincent Dufresne, Pastor
- Fr. Alec Sheldon, Associate Pastor
- Deacon Alfred Adams, SM HS PSR/Marriage Prep/Lay Ministry Coordination
- Deacon Sam Sammartino, Social Responsibility/Marriage Prep/Tribunal Advisor
- Mrs. Paula Poche, St. Peter Chanel Principal
- Gordon Jenkins, Facilities Administrator
- Missy Laurent, HS/Confirmation/Youth Ministry/Lay Ministry Coordinator/ Bapt. Prep.
- Mrs. Harriet Melancon, SH Elementary PSR/Bulletin Editor
- Mrs. Donna Waguespack, SJ Elementary PSR/SPC Liason
- Ms. Carol Ann Rome, SM Elementary PSR
- Mrs. Sherry Bourgeois, HR/Payroll/SM Finance
- Mrs. Tammy Martin, SJ & SH Finance
- Mrs. Lori Taylor, Receptionist/Secretary
- Mrs. Jeannette Granier, house keeper/cook