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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 1/27/20
Begins Tuesday, February 18th. Mass at 6:00pm, Chaplet at 6:30pm.
Posted by Dana Schexnayder on 6/27/19
Dear Friends in Christ,
I want to take this opportunity to say how happy I am about my assignment to Ascension of our Lord and St. Francis of Assisi in Donaldsonville. I am looking forward to once again making my home along Bayou Lafourche. The Catholic Church has such ... Read More »
Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 6/05/19
Bishop Michael G. Duca has appointed Father Matthew Dupre pastor of Ascension of Our Lord Church and St. Francis of Asissi Church, both of which are located in Donaldsonville.
Father Dupre graduated from Ascension Catholic High School in his native Donaldsonville and was ordained June 6, 1998 by then-Bishop ... Read More »
Posted by Mrs. Lydia Christian on 5/14/19
By his excellency Michael G. Duca, Bishop of Baton Rouge, Saturday, May 25th, 2019
10:00am St. Joseph Cathedral401 Main StreetBaton RougeReception to follow in the cathedral hall.