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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.

Fr. Matthew's Introduction

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 »

Fr. Matthew Dupre, New Pastor of Ascension and St. Francis Catholic Churches

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 »

Sacred Ordination to the Priesthood - Timothy Andrew Grimes - 5/25/19

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.