Together With Christ, For Our Future
The State of Louisiana is in COVID-19 Phase 2 (modified).
For churches, the protocol stays at 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.
See the full PHASE III PROTOCOLS.
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
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE 2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 16-17 JANUARY 2021
2. Next weekend there will be second collection for the Churches in Latin American.
3. 1st Reconciliation Retreat has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30th. Please see the Parish Web Site or our Facebook Page for details.
4. Friday, January 22 is the 48th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and is a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn and a day of Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life.
Please remember Bishop Duca has stated:
The Sunday Mass obligation continues to be dispensed for all Catholics indefinitely.
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.
Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel has reopened at Prompt Succor Chapel. Friday mornings, 6 hours, from 1am to 7am, the Chapel will be closed for lack of Committed Adorers. If you or someone you know would be willing to sign up for one of those hours, please contact Jason Amato, Bobby Lear, or Seth Bourgeois.
Confession 7:00 - 7:50 AM
Mass 8:00 AM
Confession 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Vigil Mass 4:00 PM
Mass 10:00 AM
Mass 6:00 PM
Confession 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Mass 5:00 PM
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel
3250 Louisiana Avenue
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"
The Racial Harmony Commission of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in collaboration with Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University, and the Southern University Law Center, invite you to a virtual lecture by Dr. Shannen Dee Williams of Villanova University
The title of Dr. Williams' presentation will be "Black Catholic Historical Truth Telling: An Essential Practice for Reparative Justice."
You may register for the presentation at SULC.EDU/RACIALHEALING
LOOK FOR THE NEW MASS STIPENDS POLICY UNDER .../MINISTRIES/SPIRITUAL LIFE AND WORSHIP
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.
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.
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 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: 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
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
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Our Mailing Address
PO Box 129
2130 Rectory Street
Paulina, LA 70763-0129
- Fr. Vincent Dufresne, 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
- Mrs. 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
- Ms. Allison Badeaux, Receptionist/Secretary