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Diocese to Host Synod Listening Session March 18, 2024

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 3/09/24

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In late 2021 and early 2022, the Diocese of Baton Rouge responded to Pope Francis’ call for the entire Church to engage in a synodal process officially entitled Toward a Synodal Church:  Communion, Participation, Mission.  This three-year process began in October of 2021 with each individual ... Read More »

The Eucharistic Revival

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 11/15/22

That the People in Our Land Might Encounter Jesus in a Living and Personal Way in the Most Holy Eucharist 

“A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone ... Read More »

Keep In Touch with Flock

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 3/19/21

40 Days' Journey

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 2/17/21

How is the Lord calling you to grow this Lent?

The Lenten season is a time when Catholics of all ages are invited to ponder the life and death of Christ through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Whether is be by reading Scripture each day, fasting from wordly pleasures or giving ... Read More »


Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 9/04/20

Ascension of our Lord/St. Francis of Assisi have been generous in our initial response to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Laura, and I thank you.  Seeing the smiles and tears on the faces of our neighbors give me all the more passion to continue this good ... Read More »

Introducing Intern Taylor Sanford

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 5/05/20

Dear Parishioners,Ascension and St. Francis has once again been asked to host a seminarian this summer. In fact, we have been asked to host a deacon intern who will be with us from June till October as we provide opportunities for him to gain experience and to put all ... Read More »

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

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 3/14/20

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

In order to promote safety and health in public worship and to assist in alleviating undue anxiety among the faithful, especially the elderly and vulnerable, it is prudent to give an update about the coronavirus and how our ... Read More »

“Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography.”

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 3/11/20

Pornography has become more prevalent than ever.  Over-sexualization in entertainment has become the new norm, and devices such as smartphones and tablet computers have given us too-easy, constant availability of and accessibility to harmful materials.   The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently issued a formal statement entitled ... Read More »

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

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 2/06/20

The Way of the Cross devotion will begin Friday, February 28th thru Friday, April 3.  Mass begins at 6pm at St. Francis.We are looking for individuals or group sponsors for the light meals; meals consisting of non-meat soups and sandwiches (egg salad, tuna, PBJ).  If you would like to ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Mass & Chaplet

Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 1/27/20

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