Mass Times

(February 26th – April 9th)

Feb 28th - April 7th
6:00pm Ascension (followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet)

March 4th - March 25th
8:20am Ascension
April 1st - April 15th
7:00am St. Francis (no Ascension school Mass)

Thursdays & Fridays
7:00am St. Francis

ASH WEDNESDAY - February 26
7:00am St. Francis
12:00pm Ascension
6:00pm Ascension


Tuesday - Friday 7:00am St. Francis

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

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

Office Hours

Church office will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, February 24 & 25

Office for both churches at Ascension of Our Lord
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, Feb 23rd
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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.


Parish News

Way of the Cross & Lenten Lite Meals (Sponsors Requested)

The Way of the Cross devotion will begin Friday, February 28th thru Friday, April ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Mass & Chaplet

Begins Tuesday, February 18th.  Mass at 6:00pm, Chaplet at 6:30pm.

Fr. Matthew's Introduction

Dear Friends in Christ,

I want to take this opportunity to say how happy ... 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