Mass Times

*Tuesday thru Friday 7AM at St. Francis Church

*Sat. Reconciliation 3-3:45PM
*Sat. Vigil 4 PM at Ascension Church

*8:00AM at Ascension Church
*10:30AM at 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


  • Sun, Mar 17th
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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

Holy Week 2018 Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule for Holy Week (3/27-4/1/18)

3/29 Thu -7PM (Ascension) Holy Thursday Mass Note: ... Read More »

Feb. 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

Feb. 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

-----Donaldsonville7AM St. Francis Church12PM Ascension Church12PM St. ... Read More »

Jan. 16-18, 2018 Winter weather cancellation / Closure

Daily Mass Cancelled: Wed., Jan. 17, 7AM Mass at St. Francis Catholic Church (Donaldsonville) due ... Read More »