Mass Times

DAILY MASS
Tuesday - 6:00pm @ Ascension
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - 7:00am @ St. Francis

SATURDAY VIGIL
Reconciliation 3:00-3:45pm @ Ascension
Vigil 4:00pm @ Ascension

SUNDAY MASSES
8:00am @ Ascension
10:30am @ St. Francis

Office Hours

Office is 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

RSS Reader

Maryland county issues second order to stop Catholic schools opening

Washington D.C., Aug 6, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- A Maryland county has issued a second order preventing non-public schools from reopening for in-person instruction, despite a previous effort being immediately overridden by Gov. Larry Hogan. 

“Reemphasizing the need to protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents as well as parents, students, teachers and staff from the spread of COVID-19, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles today issued a new Health Officer Directive and Order that continued to direct nonpublic schools in Montgomery County to remain closed for in-person instruction until at least Oct. 1, 2020,” said a release from Montgomery County published on August 5.

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Knights of Columbus to report on Christian persecution in Nigeria

CNA Staff, Aug 6, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus announced a new initiative Thursday to report on Christian persecution in Nigeria, where at least 60,000 Christians have been killed in the past two decades.

Since 2014, the Catholic fraternal and charitable organization has spent more than $25 million on behalf of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities targeted for elimination in the Middle East, the organization says, which includes the rebuilding of the majority-Christian town of Karemlesh on the Nineveh Plain.

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US government considers ethics of aborted tissue research

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 6, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A new federal ethics advisory board for fetal tissue research has convened to consider future federally-funded research proposals that involve tissue from aborted babies.

The Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) met for the first time on July 31, to advise the Health Secretary on the ethics of research proposals involving fetal tissue of aborted babies.

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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.

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Dear Parishioners of Ascension of our Lord and St. Francis of Assisi Parishes,

We are attempting to update our records and one item that we are in need of from every registered family is an EMAIL ADDRESS, if you have one! I am kindly requesting that you please submit your email address to the office. Please EMAIL us your name, phone number, and email address and submit it to [email protected]

Please share with other parishioners and encourage them to submit their information as well.

Thank you.
Fr. Matt

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Church Attendance Guidelines

Beginning 3/16/2020

  • Face masks required in church
  • Enter Ascension at side entrance under the covered drive through only
  • Holy water fonts are filled with hand sanitizer, please sanitize hands when entering the church
  • Max capacity under guidelines:  Ascension 250 & St. Francis 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
    • Follow the direction of our Ushers
    • Maintain 6 feet social distancing
    • Families can sit together
  • Additional Masses: Tuesdays at 6:00-pm & Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00am
  • Once capacity is met, we cannot congregate in the back of the church
  • There will not be a collection of offerings, place offerings in baskets provide throughout church
  • Communion:
    • Follow direction provided by our Users & maintain 6 feet distance
    • Receiving communion: step away from the Eucharistic Minister, lower your face mask, receive communion and return your face mask
  • After Mass concludes, please maintain 6 feet distance and slowly depart church starting from the back of church for a controlled exit.  
  • Please do not congregate at the back of the church. Visiting should take place outside of the church.

 

Staff

Parish News

Celebration of First Communion 2020

Celebration of First Communion, June 2020

Introducing Intern Taylor Sanford

Dear Parishioners,Ascension and St. Francis has once again been asked to host a seminarian ... Read More »

Important Message from Most Reverend Michael Duca, Bishop of Baton Rouge

To the Clergy,Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Baton Rouge

In order to ... Read More »

  • 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