Mass Times

Tuesday - 6:00pm AOL
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - 7:00am STF

Reconciliation 3:00-3:45pm AOL
Vigil 4:00pm AOL

8:00am AOL
10:30am STF

Office Hours

Office located at Ascension of Our Lord Church

Mon—Thurs 8:00am-3:30pm
Friday 8:00am-12 Noon
Office closed for lunch 12 Noon-1:00pm

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

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St. John Baptist de la Salle

St. John Baptist de la Salle is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially amongst the poor. He is also the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools, which now teaches around the world.The French priest was one of the first pedagogues to emphasize classroom teaching in the vernacular instead of in Latin. He also founded three teachers' colleges and, in 1705, he established a reform school for boys at Dijon.John was born in Rheims, France to a noble family of 10 children on April 30, 1651. He studied in Paris and was ordained in 1678. He died at St. Yon, Rouen on Good Friday, April 7, 1751. He was canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1900 and named patron of teachers by Pope Pius XII in 1950.

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


Church Attendance Guidelines

  • Face masks required in church and please sanitize hands when entering the church
  • Max capacity:  AOL 250 and STF is 100
  • Enter church and go to the front of church and fill from front of church to the back to follow social distancing guidelines
    • Maintain 6 feet social distancing
    • Families can sit together
  • Additional Masses: Tues at 6:00-pm & Wed, Thurs and Fri at 7:00am
  • Once capacity is met, cannot congregate in the back of church
  • Communion:
    • Maintain 6 feet distance
    • Receiving communion: step away from the Eucharistic Minister, lower your face mask, receive communion and return face mask
  • After Mass concludes, please maintain 6 feet distance and slowly depart church 
  • Please do not congregate at the back of the church. Visiting should take place outside of the church.


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