Together With Christ, For Our Future


The State of Louisiana has moved to COVID-19 Reopening Phase 3.

Bishop Duca has announced new guidelines.

For churches, the protocol is 75% of capacity.  However, our churches must maintain the 6 foot social distance protocol as well.  Therefore, the capacity for each church is as follows:

          Sacred Heart:   128          St. Joseph:   182         Prompt Succor:   84          St. Michael:   191

Recently we have seen maximum capacity in live Mass participation. You should get to church early to make certain you have a seat.

Whenever attending Mass – Sunday, weekday, funeral, wedding, or other – everyone is still expected to wear a face mask while in the church building. Why wear a Face mask?

We appreciate the patience of the community as we move forward with caution for everyone’s health and safety.


Mass Virus-Safety Protocols

1.   Every person must wear a face      mask the entire time you are in       church; there are no exceptions.

2.   Every person must obey the 6 ft. social-distance rule, at all times: in the church; entering or leaving       church; and even in the parking lot.

3.   Only pew seats marked with Blue Tape can be used.  Do not sit in       non-designated pew seats.


     Saturday Vigils:     4:00PM     St. Joseph, Paulina

                                  6:00PM     Sacred Heart, Gramercy

    Sunday:                 8:00AM     St. Michael, Convent

                                 10:00AM    St. Joseph, Paulina

                                 5:00PM      Sacred Heart, Gramercy

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:

                                  7:00AM     Prompt Succor, Lutcher

     Wednesday:         5:30PM     Prompt Succor, Lutcher


     Saturday              3:00PM    St. Joseph, Paulina

     Sunday                7:00AM     St. Michael, Convent

                                 4:00PM     Sacred Heart, Gramercy


  1. There will be a Confirmation Sponsor meeting next Sunday, November 8th,
    after 5:00 PM Mass at Sacred Heart. If you are sponsoring a candidate for
    confirmation please make plans to attend.
  2. The Office of Black Catholics is sponsoring a Day of Reflection on
    Tuesday, November 3rd on Zoom from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Everyone is
    invited to attend to reflect on the six African American men and women
    on the path to Sainthood. Contact Deacon Alfred Adams to register.
    Registration will end on November 2nd.
  3. Blessing of the Cemeteries will take place this Sunday (today). St. Michael
    at 9:00 am, St. Joseph 11:00 am and St. Mary at 2:00 pm.
  4. Election Day Adoration – The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the
    Monstrance at Prompt Succor Chapel beginning from the end of 7:00 AM
    Mass until the election polls closed at 8:00 PM. You are invited to come
    and spend some time praying for our country on election day before the
    Blessed Sacrament.
  5. Sacraments for the Homebound – Attention family members. Any elderly
    or high risk person who has been quarantine and has not been able to
    come to Church to receive any of the Sacraments is invited to call the
    Pastoral Center for a home visit from either a Eucharistic Minister or Fr.
    Vincent based to their need.

Please remember Bishop Duca has stated:

The Sunday Mass obligation continues to be dispensed for all Catholics indefinitely.

Click here to find the link to website Masses.  Continue to use the St. Alphonsus “Spiritual Communion” prayer while watching the Mass or even as part of your personal daily prayer.


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.


We are in the process of reopening our Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Prompt Succor in Lutcher.  However, we are far short of having enough commitments to fill each hour of the week.  Our coordinators are still seeking new commitments, so please consider an hour each week in Adoration.  We have so much for which we need to thank God, and spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament builds up the faith in anyone who participates in Adoration.  Please help us reopen the Chapel very soon!


Go here for Spirituality during these trying times


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

Bishops' Voter Guide

Fr Vincent's reflections on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr Vincent's reflections on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr Vincent's reflections on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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



The Search


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


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


Please contact Deacon Alfred Adams for details.


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.

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. 

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.

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 September 11-13, 2020. (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 for each month. 


Mailing Address

Our Mailing Address 

Pastoral Center 
PO Box 129

2130 Rectory Street
Paulina, LA 70763-0129

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