Mass Times

Divine Mercy Sunday April 28th
3:00pm Chaplet Ascension
3:30pm Mass Ascension

Tuesday - Friday 7:00am St. Francis Church

Reconciliation 3-3:45pm
Vigil 4:00pm Ascension Church

8:00am Ascension Church
10:30am St. Francis Church

Office Hours

The office for both churches located at Ascension Church
*Mon-Thurs 8am-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm
(Closed for Lunch 12-1pm)
*Friday 8am-1PM

Church Location
St. Francis Church: 818 W. 10th St. Donaldsonville LA 70346
Ascension Church: 716 Mississippi St. Donaldsonville LA 70346


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Welcome to the website of Ascension of Our Lord and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Churches in historic Donaldsonville, Louisiana - A Eucharistic Community since 1772. The establishment of our Catholic faith community pre-dates the establishment of Donaldsonville by 50 years at a time when the United States territory was still served by missionary clergy of the Catholic Church in Europe.


  • Removing hymnals from church
  • Beginning to remove old pews (circa 1960s)
  • Gums attached underneath old pews. Signs of repair.
  • Removing pews
  • All pews removed. Old tile still intact.
  • View from balcony. Tiles still intact.
  • Tiles removed. Removing staples that held down old tiles
  • Tiles completely removed.
  • Tiles removed.
  • Staples to be removed.
  • Beginning sanding of the old flooring dating from 1896
  • 1st pass of sanding
  • 1st pass of sanding at Blessed Mother's chapel
  • Repairing wood steps at sanctuary

Parish News

Volunteers Needed - St. Francis Food Fest

Volunteer Requests: Thursday, 5/2 – 4:30pm Setup tables for food booths Saturday, 5/4 – ... Read More »

First Eucharist - First Communion & Rehearsal

6:00pm Wednesday, 5/1 – Rehearsal 4:00pm Saturday, 5/4 – First Communion Mass with reception ... Read More »

Ascension Adoration Chapel 25th Anniversary Potluck, Thursday Oct. 19, 5:30PM Bernardo's

25th Anniversary of Ascension Catholic Adoration ChapelPotluck Celebration at Bernardo'sThursday, Oct. 19, 2017 ... Read More »