Together With Christ, For Our Future

Click here for HOLY WEEK 2020 Schedule for the Catholic Church in East Saint James


We regret that NO Masses, whether Sunday or Weekday, are being offered open to the public until further notice.  Everyone remains excused from their Sunday obligation.

Because of Governor John Bel Edwards' request that all citizens of the State of Louisiana “stay at home” to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, we are limiting the opening of our churches. St James Parish has issued a parish wide curfew from 9:00 Pm to 5:00 AM effective immediately, until further notice. 

St. Joseph Church and Most Sacred Heart Church will remain CLOSED until further notice.  St. Michael Church and Prompt Succor Chapel will be OPEN for private prayer on Sundays only, from 8:00 am to 12 Noon.

        There will NOT be Blessed Palms available in front of all four churches on Palm Sunday.

The Pastoral Center will remain closed for all business until further notice. Please continue to check the cluster website for further updates.

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

616 Main St, 
Gramercy, LA
established 1961

Weekend Schedule
Vigil Mass 6:00 PM

Mass 7:00 AM
Confession 8:00 - 8:30 AM



Weekend Schedule
Confession 3:00 - 3:50 PM

Vigil Mass 4:00 PM

Mass 9:00 AM


Weekend Schedule
Mass 11:00 AM,

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 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


St Michael Church and Prompt Succor Chapel will be open on Sundays from 8 AM to 12 NOON. Please follow instructions on the entrance door will visiting. St Joseph and Most Sacred Heart Churches, the Pastoral Center and St Vincent de Paul will be closed until further notice.  

There will be Blessed Palms available in front of all four churches on Palm Sunday.

Read Fr Vincent's and Bishop Duca's letters on the coronavirus, A Coronavirus Prayer, Get Spiritual Help and links for Masses  here

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


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.


Job Opening at 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, P.O. Box 129, Paulina, LA 70763   

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


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

Office Hours

M-F 8am-4pm

Our School

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