Welcome to St. Mary's Nativity Church
St. Mary’s Nativity Church parish supports and encourages spiritual growth through education, service, liturgy, worship and celebration of sacraments as we strive to deepen our relationship with God and work towards our ultimate goal--eternal life with the Lord.
Please gather and join us on our Facebook page, St. Mary's Nativity Church, as a family to celebrate the Mass of the Lord's Supper.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
We invite you pray the rosary using the Patriotic Rosary adaptation. We are called to remember our nation, states and our community; we also remember all the medical community and first responders as we pray for them and their families. What is most important is that we pray this prayer from our hearts.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS - MARY'S PERSPECTIVE
In this holiest week of the year, let us experience the Way of the Cross through the eyes of Blessed Mother Mary.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET (AUDIO)
Join us in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet (audio). As we come together spiritually as a family, may this prayer to Almighty God bring blessings of love, charity, and forgiveness in this time of need.
Join us on St. Mary's Nativity Church Facebook page so we can come together as a family for Eucharistic Adoration. May the peace of Christ fill your hearts during these difficult times. Please feel free to share with others.
My Little Easter Story - audible book
Drawing Jesus (for older children)
For information on the Coronavirus, actions by the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, and other information, please see the diocesan website. www.htdiocese.org
Parish Stewardship offering (Sunday collections) is available online. We want to thank you for your generous sacrificial offering to God and His church. Please know of our continued prayers for you and your loved ones.
We, the church staff, miss you and look forward to the time when we can gather again as family to worship Almighty God. We know that it has been difficult on everyone. Please know of our prayers and Masses said daily for you. With heart felt appreciation we would like to thank everyone who has been praying, worshiping at home, cleaning up around the church property, bringing us food, and calling or sending notes to check on us with well wishes.
We would also like to thank you for your continued financial support to St. Mary’s Nativity; your support is greatly needed and appreciated. You can make a contribution by going on our website (click on online giving) or you can just mail it in.
With your prayers and God’s grace, the day will come when we will again gather in Church to sing God’s praises. What a great weekend that will be!
Date: April 02, 2020
To: St. Mary’s Registered Parishioners
My dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
In this time when we are living and protecting ourselves and our loved ones through “social distancing” we miss you and we have been praying for you. Although we cannot physically gather together, we can stay connected through the telephone and the internet. In the parish we are setting up a phone calling system to reach you.
I believe that it is important for you and all of our parishioners to hear a voice representing St. Mary’s Church. I have asked our church leadership (our Pastoral Council, our Parish Implementation Team, and our Matthew 25 members) to help make this happen. To make this happen the church office staff will divide up our registered parish phone list among the leadership and they will call you safely from the comfort of their homes. The church office will print your name and phone number and confidentially share it with only the assigned leader calling you. I am asking the leadership to call you and stay in touch with about 10 - 20 families each, calling at least once a month if possible until we can gather at church again to worship. Meanwhile, we invite you to stay connected with the parish by using social media like St. Mary’s website and Facebook.
Again the purpose is that we want to provide a personal connection for you as well as to assist you with possible physical and/or spiritual needs. If there is a need, the leadership will contact me. We hope to begin making phone calls the Monday after Easter, April 13, 2020.
I want to thank our St. Mary’s parish leadership; it is our hope and our dream that these phone calls will help us stay connected during these days.
In short, we want to offer you a message of hope and LOVE.
God bless +
HINTS FOR SELF HELP
Social isolation and the coronavirus - 10 tips to help you cope with social distancing and the coronavirus; a video from Fr. Clyde.
Drive to the carport side of the Church (Thibodaux side)
One at a time, stay in your vehicle or park and sit with Fr. Clyde
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Church Hours: Every day: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Adoration: Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Rules: NO EXCEPTIONS
- No more than 10 individuals in the church at one time (includes children and babies)
- One must enter and exit using the door closest to the office/school side
- One must sign in: print name, phone and address
- One MUST use hand sanitizer (provided)
Being inconsiderate may cause others to lose the opportunity to pray in the church; failure to follow safety health rules as listed may cause us to further restrict the use of the church.
Please follow all the rules!
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons
FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235
- Rev. Clyde Mahler, Pastor
- Deacon Lloyd Duplantis, Deacon
- Betty Foret, Administrative Assistant/Business Office Manager
- Carol R Falgoust, Receptionist/Secretary/Safe Environment Coordinator
- Renee' P. Becnel, Director of Youth Formation
- Fran C. Boudreaux, Housekeeper
- Nolan Davaine, Parish/Cemetery Custodian
Sacrament of Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass. A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required. Please call the Church Office for more information.
Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins. Private confessions by appointment.
Sacrament of Marriage
Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date. Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required. Call the Church Office for more information.