Tuesday, December 3, is Giving Tuesday. GivingTuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes that matter to them. The Catholic Church also recognizes this day as iGiveCatholic.
#Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Advance giving begins November 18, 2019
So what is iGiveCatholic?
iGiveCatholic is a 24 hour online giving challenge that celebrates the work of Catholic schools, church parishes, ministries, and other charitable organizations affiliated with the diocese. The goal is to create a wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches the lives of many.
It’s easy to do! Click on this link, iGiveCatholic, then locate St. Mary's Nativity Church and click, then follow prompts. EASY!
RESTROOM RENOVATION PROJECT
You have expressed your concerns/interests in these two areas and we heard you!
St. Mary’s Nativity Church will use the donations to renovate the men's and women’s restrooms in Church making them handicapped accessible. Another goal we have is to convert the old confessionals into a “cry rooms or infant care rooms.” That way If parents need to leave with their child, they are still able to participate in Mass.
We are hoping to collect $15,000.00 to get these project accomplished. You can donate by clicking here, igivecatholic.org, putting it in the collection basket or mailing a donation to the Church.
Thanks for your support and God Bless you.
GriefShare-Surviving the Holidays
Need help navigating the holidays after the loss of a loved one? You are welcome to join a group of warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and will help you journey through the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays. Come join us, the GriefShare team of St. Mary’s Nativity Church and Holy Savior Church, as we host a Surviving the Holidays seminar. It will be held at St. Mary’s Nativity Church Community Center in Raceland on Tuesday, November 19th beginning at 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. There is a $5.00 fee for registration which includes a journal. Call St. Mary’s Nativity Church at 537-3204 or Marty Cortez at 227-0873 to register or for more information. Refreshments will be served.
As we continue our grounds beautification, we invite you to consider adding a brick to our remembrance space in front of the Church Office. In addition to remembering your loved one, you can include other life moments and events such as: graduation, names of families, anniversaries, etc. Thank you for all your support and prayers.
You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab, fill out this form and return it to the church office, or call the Church Parish Office for more information.
- 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
Sunday: 8 AM, 10 AM, & 7 PM
Monday - Thursday: 7 AM
Friday - NO MASS
August 16 - May 31
Thursdays - 8:15 AM
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons
FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235
St. Mary's Stain Glass Windows
Stain Glass Window #1: EUCHARIST
Stain Glass Window #2: RESURRECTION
Stain Glass Window #3: HOLY SPIRIT
Stain Glass Window #4: BLESSED MOTHER
Stain Glass Window #5: MATTHEW AND MARK
Stain Glass Window #6: BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION
Stain Glass Window #7: RECONCILIATION / ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Stain Glass Window #8: HOLY ORDERS / MATRIMONY
Stain Glass Window #9: JOHN AND LUKE
Stain Glass Window #10: NATIVITY
Stain Glass Window #11: GOD THE FATHER
Stain Glass Window #12: CHRIST
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.